Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Blog Tour: Debt Inheritance (Indebted #1) by Pepper Winters

“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
Review:  (I received this novel from the author)

Let me start by saying I am a HUGE fan of Pepper Winters.  She is one of my top ten favorite authors.  I love the dark twisted worlds she creates and the uniquely broken characters that live in them.  When I offered the oppurtunity to review her latest novel Debt Inheritance  I jumped at the chance.  Debt Inheritance follows Pepper's model of dark and twisted, which I loved.  However, the plot left me a longing.

Nila Weaver is a fashion designer on the brink of fame and fortune of her, outside of the shadow of her family name.  The night that was supposed to thrust her into the limelight plunges her into darkness when Jethro Hawk appears.  Jethro is the eldest son on the Hawk family and is bound by a decree signed centuries ago to take Nila; mind, body and soul.  All the ingredients for a sexy story.

Nila's character wavered between weak and strong so often it gave me whiplash a little.  Just when I thought she was going to fight back, she would crumble.  When I thought she was ready to claw her way to freedom she curled up into a ball.  I wished her character was a little stronger.

Jethro was so cruel and calious, which I could easily have become mesmerized by if only there was a shimmer of something loving underneath.  Just when I thought he might soften just a little to Nila, he slams the gates closed and the iron fortress stays in place.

Also, throughout the book I kept wondering if there would be a paranormal element to the plot.  The feel of the story and the history being told made it feel old; ancient even.  With every turn of the page I half expected to find a vampire or shape-shifter on the other side.  It just had that kind of mysterious vibe.

Now while this wasn't my favorite Pepper Winters book it is still a must read.  I am eager to see what happens next.  I have no doubt Pepper will make me fall in love by the end.

Happy reading!!

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