Publication Date: 8/18/14
“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
Let me say this, Pepper Winters doesn't do Cinderella stories. She does dark, gritty, painful, devastating, and amazingly deep stories. Debt Inheritance is all of that. I swear that I never want to be a heroine in one of Pepper's stories until about book 3....when all the happy comes out. =)
Nila is a woman who has played the good girl role her whole life, partly because of an overprotective family & partly because she doesn't want to be bothered with love. She has launched a successful career and suddenly all of that is up in smoke. I love her feisty attitude and never say die mentality, even when she is faced with a really dark reality she continues to fight. I really love her.
Jethro, or Jet as he is later known, is collecting a debt. A debt that Nila hasn't even racked up herself. He is ruthless and cruel and somehow unaffected by little things like emotions and tears. He is the kind of man you want to hate, but there is something about him that makes him incredibly intriguing. Our poor Nila is fighting so many different emotions and her attraction to the cold Jethro is just one of many.
This book is not a standalone. It is a story that will keep continuing for at least another book. It does end with you wanting and needing to know more. But let me say, this journey is dark. It made me feel like I was suffering from claustrophobia with all she had happening to her. I felt trapped in a world that was so incredibly hopeless that I came close to tears on more than one occasion. This is Pepper's way, and if you are brave enough to ride the darkness out, there is bound to be light.
I loved it, I need book 2 like yesterday, and I highly recommend anything Pepper Winters writes!
I give this 5 lipsticks!!!!