Published By: Pepper Winters
Released : Available Now
Details: Kindle , 255 Pages
RATING: 5 TWISTED JETHRO STARS!
Warning: Please note this is book one of a series. It is a Dark Romance that will unfold slowly with many twists and turns. In true Pepper fashion there will be a HEA. You just have to see past the darkness for the light.
“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
BOOK REVIEW by Michelle:
Find an anchor. Hold on tight. Do this and you’ll be alright.
I’ve got to start by saying, Pepper Winters is one of my thrill writers. What I mean by that is, I know I am going to get a dark, twisted romance, if she tells me that is what she is going to deliver.
She ALWAYS delivers.
She is such a humble, sweet person when you meet her and then you read her Monsters In The Dark series and BAM!! you are thinking to yourself, the devil got inside this sweet woman and got her to write dark and twisted things.
I was not a big reader of Dark Romance genre until I read Aleatha Romig.
I got a taste.
Then I read Pepper Winters and holy-mother-of-pearl Batman, her stories give me this naughty thrill where I am somebody else and I take her stories the way they are meant to be taken.
I escape into her world of dark things.
I understand I am reading fictional characters who can be quite twisted and something uber dark is always in the plot.
I know, and Pepper would also know, she is pushing the reader, challenging them with her dark tales.
I do indeedy get challenged, but I also know, Pepper will give me what I am seeking in the end, she just likes to mess with me, and then possibly mess with me some more until she is ready to bring what we are all hoping, as we read.
Pepper isn’t writing fluffy tales of love and romance. She is writing, dark and oooo boy does she go dark.
Debt Inheritance is another example of her talent at stirring the dark romance plot up and owning every word she writes. I don’t believe she needs to apologize for that.
I am addicted to her writing because she blows my goodie-two-shoes life apart when I read one of her dark romances.
Does she challenge me as a reader?
Does she have me totally spluttering at what her male lead is up to?
Does she bring dark and twisted and violence and sexual mind f&*êry?
But I also know there is a very sweet person behind the words who takes risks with her writing, knowing she isn’t going to appeal to everybody. She knows she is writing word for word something that may get under somebody’s sensitivities.
I applaud an author who entertains me, shocks me, and challenges me.
Of course we want people to be kind to each other, that’s our nature, but Pepper likes to shake up her fictional characters and do all sorts of things with them.
Debt Inheritance was another example of her mind working its dark magic.
Jethro Hawk is a conundrum for me. He is enigmatic. We see glimpses of a different character within his dark and twisted mind.
This man was fastidiously groomed and softly spoken, but beneath it all raged a devil in disguise. His touch told endless information of the man he tried to hide. He was the ultimate camouflage.
He plays into the readers sensitivities, big time!
My lord what this man allows to happen.
Nila Weaver must pay a debt the Weaver family has endured for hundreds of years.
It is not a nice debt.
When it comes to the debt, I don’t think about the laws and whether it would hold up in court in today's modern society. I am taking the debt as the challenge Nila has to get herself out of.
If she can?
I really liked this quote from Nila.
I came from rainbow fabric; I drank textile ink as mothers’milk. I learned to sew before I could walk. I could never be a nun because of the boring fashion choices.
Nila is a bit of a handful without even trying for Jethro. She has him inner monologuing.
Dangerous because she was unpredictable. Unpredictable because she didn’t know herself.
I was clueless on how to control her. I didn’t understand her.
She was so fucking pure she choked on a halo.
This is a serial series of books, so the first book will be the set up, meet the characters, find out some hard knox stuff that will ruffle our feathers and have us spluttering at its reasonings.
I am addicted already.
I crave more, so my questions and splutterings can stop in my head and be fed with another installment of the puzzle of this dark tale.
Sure the father comes across as a bit of a daft dipstick for not coming up with some way to protect his daughter, but, Pepper has her reasonings.
Power was holding something so absolute, a man would do what he was told -- all the while cursing your very soul. True power wasn’t wielded by gangs or even loudly-spoken governments.
True power. Limitless power -- only graced a fair few. It gave those lucky few the ability -- the nobility, to be courteous and polite. All while holding their fucking balls in their hands.
She will take us on a ride and I for one can’t fathom at this stage where she will be taking me by the end of this serial of books.
I can see where I have just been and I am left ogling the page and throwing around all sorts of outrage in my head.
But that is what a Pepper Winters dark romance is about.
She is a 3D author where we can’t help but feel all these emotions swirling about as we read her books. We don’t have to agree with what the character is doing, and most times we shouldn’t, but I can’t seem to turn away.
I gotta say. I love Q, but that boy goes places that I just stare at the page and go...whahhh, dude!
Jethro is another character to ruffle me up. The dude is like a naughty addiction, but he is fictional and he stays in a book.
He had to be a male model with his height, envious cheekbones, and perfectly styled salt-and-pepper hair. His white skin was flawless- no wrinkles or blemishes. He looked ageless, but I guessed he was late twenties, early thirties despite his greying hair speaking of wisdom far beyond his years.
He is almost a dare to like him at this stage.
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.
The shiz that gets revealed in this installment , could have knocked me over, but I want more.
The side addition of intrigue, is indeedy, intriguing. I have my theories, but no doubt I will be wrong.
Pepper has deliberately made it hard for me this early into the game to predict where she is going with this side dish. Yet I felt like I picked up on one word, that makes me think something. I almost feel like it was deliberate, yet I could still be barking up the wrong tree.
I highly recommend Pepper and her dark stories, you don’t have to like what the characters are doing, but you sure will get an emotional ride that plays with your own fears and morals.