“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.
A modern day Dark Erotic Romance
***ARC Provided by Pepper Winters in exchange for an honest review***
Pepper Winters never fails to amaze me, I've read every single one of her books and loved them all! Debt Inheritance was certainly no exception, this is the first book in the Indebted series and they are not stand alone novels. The premise of this novel is unique, the first born daughter in each generation of the Weaver family is given to the first born son in the Hawk family as payment on a long ago debt. There is no choice, no way to get out of it and now it is Nila's time to be handed over to Jethro. From reading the synopsis I knew this was going to be a very interesting, intense and dark read but when I read the first chapter I was absolutely addicted.
"My task.. Devour her" that quote just about sums up Jethro's character, he is cold, cruel and unquestioningly loyal to his family. He will enslave, abuse, destroy and likely kill Nila just because she is a Weaver and he is a Hawk and has been told it is his duty to do so. Poor Nila had no idea about this debt or any of the terrible things she was destined to endure, I liked her from the first moment we encounter her. Pepper uses alternating points of view and we are immediately given insight into Nila's insecurity, self doubt, her relationship to her family and her sheltered upbringing. Everything about her felt very open, honest and real, she is a character anyone can relate to. I also loved her conversations with Kite, they showed that she was very interested in expanding her horizons and breaking out of her shell. She was able to flirt and engage in sexual conversations with him because it was anonymous and therefore comfortable. I loved all the nun references, it helped to lighten the mood! I have a distinct feeling his character is going to have some sort of important role in the upcoming novels. While Nila seemed somewhat weak in the beginning she actually turns out to be remarkably strong and brave, I was honestly very surprised at how well she holds up considering some of the things she must endure. There is more fight in her than I would have every guessed and it made me love her even more.
As we learn about the Debt and the history between the families I was growing more and more intrigued to find out exactly what happened that would curse generation after generation to such a terrible fate. I have a feeling there is much more to the history than I can even imagine. The Hawk family seems like sick, terrible, cruel people and the Weaver's we have met so far seem to do no harm, I cannot understand how this evil family owns the other. While Jethro seems to have a heart of ice he did surprise me a bit toward the end, while I'm sure his purposes are cruel, it was still a surprising turn of events that left me hanging and dying for the next book. I am so excited to see where this series is heading and what kind of dark, twisted ride Pepper is going to take us on!
Storyline: Creative, twisted
Female Character: Real, Strong
Male Character: Cold, Cruel
Author's Writing Style: Captivating, addictive
Plot Twists: quite a ride!
Laugh Factor: once or twice
Cry Factor: none
Steam Factor: Dark and Hot
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