Title: Debt Inheritance
Author: Pepper Winters
Series: Indebted #1
Publication: August 18th 2014
Genre: Adult ~ Dark Erotica
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Cover Rating: 5/5
Overall Rating: 5/5
“I own you. I have the piece of paper to prove it. It’s undeniable and unbreakable. You belong to me until you’ve paid off your debts.”
Nila Weaver’s family is indebted. Being the first born daughter, her life is forfeit to the first born son of the Hawks to pay for sins of ancestors past. The dark ages might have come and gone, but debts never leave. She has no choice in the matter.
She is no longer free.
Jethro Hawk receives Nila as an inheritance present on his twenty-ninth birthday. Her life is his until she’s paid off a debt that’s centuries old. He can do what he likes with her—nothing is out of bounds—she has to obey.
There are no rules. Only payments.
If I had any doubts up till now (which I certainly didn't have), it's so very clear after reading Debt Inheritance that Pepper Winters is the queen of dark, gritty and sensual books — She's the best and so good at what she does.
Although brought up sheltered by a protective father and twin brother, Nila Weaver made a pretty good name for herself as a fashion designer and had just finished up a successful show. I really liked reading about her. She was funny, unconvential and protected — until she met Jethro Hawk. It's obvious she was very intrigued and captivated by him. Who wouldn't be? At least until she found out what Jethro's really about. He was cold, frightening, powerful and loyal to his corrupt family. If you're hoping for redeeming qualities, there are none (so far). Of course I loved him.
The secondary characters were also very interesting to read about. I'd like to know more about them. From Jethro's brothers to Nila's family to the mysterious Kite007 who sends Nila dirty texts. Seriously, who is he? He must be important to the story, I'm sure of it. Pepper Winters has always been good in creating fascinating side characters that I want to get to know more. It's what I'm used to with her books. I love it.
This six hundred year debt where the Hawks essentially own the Weaver women, was a pretty intriguing concept to me. Evil but intriguing. I'm sure there's so much more to find out about this debt and I can't wait to find out along with Nila. Just like Pepper Winters's other books, this one was full of dark, dirty and erotic elements. This is definitely not a story for the faint hearted. Be warned. I, personally loved it of course. I pretty much devour books like these and Debt Inheritance was no exception.
I honestly hadn't expected this book to end so soon. I mean, It's pretty clear that this is a slightly shorter book so I read it pretty fast. But still, I wasn't ready for the ending, especially not that ending. Wow!
I still have so much questions. There's a lot left unanswered, which I'm sure will be explained in the next books. I especially want to know more about the debt and what the Weavers did exactly to earn a punishment like that. Obviously I want to know more about Jethro, too. About his past, his childhood, his likes and dislikes... heck, I want to know everything. Also, I'm strangely interested in Nila's twin brother. There's something about him that I can't quite put my finger on. And I don't think it's good. And most importantly, who is Kite007?
Debt Inheritance was good. Really good. Incredible even. I was extremely engrossed in it and barely put it down. I actually read it in only two sittings. So yeah, to say I loved it is definitely an understatement. Everything about this book was excellent. The characters — interesting, enigmatic and sinful. The writing — Descriptive, gripping and captivating. The world of debts and payments — dark, wicked and erotic. Overall, a damn good book with a killer cliffhanger that makes me crave the next book more than anything!
The world was a dangerous place, but I was worse.
Coldness etched his gaze.
Aloofness whispered from his posture.
Calculation radiated from his every pore.
I'd never been so intimidated or so intimately challenged.
I was a hunter. Skilled with both bow and arrow and gun. I stalked the weaker and slit their throats when they succumbed to my careful aim. But sometimes I liked to... miss. I liked to give them a small window of safety, all while closing the noose when they didn't expect it.
I liked to play with my food.
I truly was Cinderella, only my prince threw away the glass slipper and stole me away before midnight struck. My prince was evil. My prince was the villain.
About the Author:
Pepper Winters wears many roles. Some of them include writer, reader, sometimes wife. She loves dark, taboo stories that twist with your head. The more tortured the hero, the better, and she constantly thinks up ways to break and fix her characters. Oh, and sex... her books have sex.
She loves to travel and has an amazing, fabulous hubby who puts up with her love affair with her book boyfriends.
Her Dark Erotica books include:
Tears of Tess (Monsters in the Dark #1)
Quintessentially Q (Monsters in the Dark #2)
Twisted Together (Monsters in the Dark #3)
Her Grey Romance books include: