Debt Inheritance (Indebted Book 1)

Debt Inheritance (Indebted Book 1)

Debt Inheritance (Indebted Book 1)

From NYT and USA Today Bestselling author comes a new dark hero and roller-coaster romance.

“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

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  1. The Fairest of All Book Reviews
    27 of 28 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    A Dark and Gritty Masterpiece, August 26, 2014
    This review is from: Debt Inheritance (Indebted Book 1) (Kindle Edition)
    I wish I could see into Pepper Winters’ mind and figure out how she comes up with her fantastically dark and gritty reads. She is truly a master at sending her characters and her readers to the darkest corners of their psyche and showing them how truly devious the human mind can be. Debt Inheritance is one of the most creative storylines that I’ve read in quite some time; the way that Nila and Jethro’s story plays out in book 1 illustrates how much each of them is the product of the environment they’ve grown up in, and it also reinforces that the debt the Weaver female first borns owe will always be paid in full to the Hawk’s family in any dark and twisted way they see fit.

    Nila Weaver has lived a sheltered life for the past 24 years thanks to her father and her twin brother, Vaughn. She’s always felt protected and privileged, but due to the overprotective men in her life, she is also extremely innocent about how truly dark people can be. She doesn’t quite understand that looks can be deceiving when it comes to members of the opposite sex, especially someone like Jethro Hawk – the ultimate chameleon.

    Now that Jethro Hawk is 29 years old, it’s his time to do his duty for his family and claim his inheritance. In order to uphold his family’s honor, he is going to make Nila pay her family’s debt by destroying her little by little by any means necessary. This is where Jethro’s true power lies – Nila must bend to Jethro and his family’s will or suffer even more than she already will at their hands.

    Nila doesn’t quite understand the repercussions of her father handing her over to Jethro until she arrives at the Hawks compound and is told her fate. At first she doesn’t understand the legality of this punishment, but when the historical background is provided, Nila realizes that her fate was sealed over 600 years ago. Nila’s life has gone from a gilded cage where she was protected and loved to being confined with a group of malicious men who see her as nothing more than a silly toy – one to be used and abused continually.

    Nila’s going to have to dig deep and find the strength to endure all of the torment she will receive while imprisoned. Regardless of what she faces at her oppressors’ hands, if she can remain “untouchable” on the inside, she might have a chance of making it through being broken and used on the outside, but at the end of book 1, she’s definitely starting to fall prey to her weaknesses, and I for one can’t blame her. Nothing could have prepared her for what she is about to face, so it’s hard to say at this point if she’s going to make it out of this situation alive, especially when the legal document suggests a much different fate.

    Jethro – he’s definitely a “predator in sheep’s clothing.” He’s a polished and refined gentleman at first glance, but then if someone looks deeper, it’s easy to see the darkness that surrounds him. His position as first born dictates that he’s the one to control and collect the debt from Nila, and he’s enough of a sadistic monster to enjoy her pain and suffering. But here’s where things get a bit muddled…Nila makes Jethro lose control – something that he’s always prided himself on maintaining, so if Nila can find a way to draw that issue out further, perhaps she stands a chance of getting him to see her as more than just a debt he’s collecting – an inheritance he’s claiming, but right now, it’s too soon to tell if that will be the case.

    There are so many layers to both the storyline and the characters themselves that it will be interesting to see where Pepper takes it. At this point, Jethro is the proverbial anti-hero who, no doubt, has a few latent good guy attributes, but because of how he’s been raised, it will definitely take a lot to allow those traits to surface. Nila is counting on just that happening, but I’m not sure if it’s just her naivety speaking or a way to keep her hopes up despite all that she’s already faced and likely will face later.

    Debt Inheritance is definitely a complete and utter mindf***, and I loved every minute of it…Jethro is definitely a dark individual, but he’s also very intriguing. I don’t know if Nila’s feistiness is going to be her savior or her downfall; I guess it will depend on what Jethro’s plans are for her and how much she can get him to react to her and see her as more than a plaything – someone to punished…a debt to be extracted.

    A complimentary copy was provided in exchange for an honest review.

    5 poison apples

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  2. Cyn S.
    150 of 175 people found the following review helpful
    1.0 out of 5 stars
    Beyond twisted, absolutely no romance!, October 1, 2014
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    Cyn S.

    This review is from: Debt Inheritance (Indebted Book 1) (Kindle Edition)
    I read Debt Inheritance in the anthology Captured. I enjoyed most of the books until I reached this one. I won’t go into the story line, several other one star reviews already do that. I suggest you read them before spending your money on this book. How this book ended up in a romance anthology I can’t for the life of me figure out. There was ABSOLUTELY NO, AND I MEAN NO romance. I understand dark but this is a sick and twisted book that doesn’t even have the decency to end. The anthology didn’t state it was part of a series.
    You know there is something wrong with a “romance” book when you are hoping and praying that the “Hero” dies a horrible, painful death along with the rest of his evil family. There is nothing the author can do to redeem the Hero. Well, maybe if he helps the heroine escape and then kills himself and the rest of his family/”club”. He is truly, truly disgusting and vile.
    I read a lot. In the last 10 years I have read over 2500 books/novellas. This one gets the dubious honor of being the WORST book I have EVER read and I have read some bad ones. Pepper Winters is going on my DO NOT BUY list. I only have 3 other authors on it. Consider yourself warned!!!

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  3. Eliza "ESH13"
    156 of 183 people found the following review helpful
    1.0 out of 5 stars
    Misogyny, continued, November 20, 2014
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    Eliza “ESH13″ (Windom, MN) –

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    This review is from: Debt Inheritance (Indebted Book 1) (Kindle Edition)
    I love dark romance, fantasy, horror, the whole nine yards. This book, however, I hated. Simply put, it’s all about rape. At no point in time does the main female character have a willing sexual encounter with anyone in the book. Technically there isn’t any actual penetration, but there are sexual acts and all of them are done through coercion. If the main female character doesn’t do whatever she is told to do her entire family will be killed.

    Rape is not sexy. It’s not hot, it’s not fun, it’s not a happy place. It’s ugly, painful, and a scar your soul carried for all time. There is no way to fall in love with your rapists, abuser, or someone who threatens to kill everyone you’ve ever loved.

    This book is not dark, it sets evil as an example of being acceptable. Evil is never okay, never excusable, never justified.

    As far as writing goes, it’s merely okay. The stretches of logic are a bit too much to be believed. The idea that an internationally famous designer can just disappear is crazy at best. Sure, there can be excuses but gossip rags love a scandal and will hunt it down again during a slow ‘news” week. An estate that is hundred of hectares large that no one knows about/ Maybe in Wyoming, but not in the UK.

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