~ Synopsis ~“You say I’ll never own you. If I win—you willingly give me that right. You sign not only the debt agreement, but another—one that makes me your master until your last breath is taken. You do that, and I’ll give you this.”
Nila Weaver’s family is indebted. Stolen, taken, and bound not by monsters but by an agreement written over six hundred years ago, she has no way out.
She belongs to Jethro as much as she denies it.
Jethro Hawk’s patience is running out. His inheritance gift tests, challenges, and surprises him—and not in good ways. He hasn’t leashed her but he thinks he might’ve found a way to bind her forever.
Debts are mounting. Payment waiting.
~ Excerpt ~
A small gasp fell from my lips as his fingers kissed the paper-thin skin. His eyes held me hostage. The golden brown was now a swirling bronze, raging with the same demanding hunger I knew reflected in mine.
“This sort of reminds me of the forest,” I whispered. “The trees around us—no one else.” My words fell like petals, waiting for Jethro to crush them beneath his glossy shoe.
Tracing one hand from my wrist, along the inside of my arm, and right to my throat, he fisted my ponytail. With intensity that stripped my soul to the very essence of who I was, he pulled my head back slowly, sensually, full of sexual power.
His eyes dropped to my mouth. “I’ll let you in on a little secret, Ms. Weaver.”
I panted, my neck straining against his hold, but I made no move to break the poignant awareness.
“You won that night, but I lied when I said it pissed me off.” His mouth dropped, his tongue licked my bottom lip with the barest of grazes.
~ Review ~
Everything I was hoping for and more! Pepper Winters blew me away with Debt Inheritance so I couldn’t wait to see how First Debt would play out! Brilliant!!
The story picks up where Jethro and Nila leave us in Debt Inheritance…..Nila trying to find her way to the boundary to win her freedom. I was hoping that she would give it her all but honestly I knew Jethro had more resources as his disposal and would never allow that to happen.
The dark appeal of Jethro captivated me in Book 1 but he totally pulled me under in First Debt. I loved the verbal sparring between him and Nila and his inner dialogue that counteracted most, if not all of his actions. The sexual tension between the two was radiating off my kindle in waves. Their desire for one another no matter how “wrong” did not appear to deter either one of them from wanting it, wanting more!
“You’re ruining my life.”
“Kiss Me, Jethro, Kiss Me. Just fucking kiss me and give me-"
As Nila is “settling in” to her new surroundings she has more interactions with members of the Brotherhood and Kestrel. They seem to find a connection but Nila isn’t foolish enough to trust it wholeheartedly. As the story plays out, I was debating if Kestrel was a master manipulator or if he was indeed trying to give Nila a bit of insight into the goings on.
Regardless the “relationship” between Kestrel and Nila seems to bother Jethro and he decides to make it clear that Nila is his. But in staking his claim is he exposing more than he should? Can he protect her from her fate if she finds a way to shatter the ice around his heart and send him spiraling out of control?
“You’ve destroyed me, Nila. And now it’s my job to make sure they don’t destroy you, too.” ~ Jethro
So First Debt will leave you with some more insight into the Weaver –Hawk rivalry, a taste of the Weaver woman that have come before, some answers or more questions about Kite007 and the desire to know more!
As with any of Pepper’s book it will consume you. You will not want to nor be able to put it down. The problem with that…..it’s over way too soon. I will now need to bide my time until Second Debt releases in 2015 to see what becomes of Nila and Jethro. A story so worth waiting for!
~ Rating ~
See where it all began......
~ Synopsis ~
“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 **
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~ 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.
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~ Other works from Pepper Winters ~
Her Dark Erotica books include:
Tears of Tess (Monsters in the Dark #1)
Quintessentially Q (Monsters in the Dark #2)
Her Grey Romance books include:
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