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Debt Inheritance (Indebted, #1)

Debt Inheritance (Indebted, #1)

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by Pepper Winters

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New York Times, Wall Street Journal & USA Today Bestselling Dark Romance Series.

“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


New York Times, Wall Street Journal & USA Today Bestselling Dark Romance Series.

“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

Advance Reviews: A perfect modern day romance with a vintage, old world twist, bikers, alphas, and a debt that takes too much.

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Pepper Winters
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Debt Inheritance (Indebted, #1) 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 117 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I don't usually do reviews, but in this case I had to. I was deeply concerned about the direction of this story. That in this day and age, someone (a woman), would come up with this and then write about it. The abuse this girl suffered and still had feelings for her abuser that she just met is beyond crazy. How is it that in 600 years there were only 7 women, including her. The ludacris thought that the Queen of England would actually uphold this document as binding. And who the hell would sign something like this. I'm glad this book was free. I was offended as a women and don't plan to read any more of this author's books, free or not.
Momma_Chaos More than 1 year ago
I had high expectations of this book. It had potential to be great. I mean read the blurb above! It looks like it could be a story that might possibly end with a HEA. Instead I am left with a mind f*ck that I feel the need to scour my brain a bit. It is labeled as an adult romance. Quite honestly, I'm not seeing the romance in it? Sex or at least sexual related scenes? Yes, actually no- it's rape. Romance or even the remote possibility of romance? No. Just no. Nila is taken against her will by Jethro. I take that back, she goes willingly only with the threat of death to her brother & father if she doesn't. She is submitted to sexual assaults by a room full of men to learn the truth behind why the Hawks own the Weavers. Initially I thought maybe she would somehow fall for her captor and turn things around, make him turn good.. I have given up that hope. Knowing that these people killed her mother makes me wonder how we can ever expect any romance out of this? Suspense? Sure.. I am anxiously waiting to find out how she ends up murdering the entire group of men.. I finished the entire book and was left at a point where quite honestly, I am tempted to buy the next installment just to find out if she does get away or if she somehow kills them all. I can not imagine how the author might turn this around into a romance vs a book about rape... Instead I think I'll go wipe my brain out with a nice HEA in order to erase the dirty feeling this book invoked.
Delmar92 More than 1 year ago
This was dark intriguing and a little disturbing, but I couldn't put it down. I would've given four stars, but the book overview page says 222 pages when its only 17o pages of reading the rest is advertisements and acknowledgements and two cover pages?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This story was utterly depraved and disgusting. I would give it zero stars.
Megan_BedroomBookworms More than 1 year ago
I received an arc of Debt Inheritance the first book in the new series Indebted by Pepper Winters. I've read some of Pepper's other stuff so I knew I wanted to give this one a read as well. Reader Beware: This is a dark read with graphic scenes. I haven't read a truly dark read in a while so I was excited to jump right into Debt Inheritance. Every other chapter we are given Jethro's point of view. I like this because not only do we get the male point of view, but it really helped shed more light on his character. Don't get me wrong, Jethro is not a nice guy. You could kind of, maybe, a little bit see the inner 'nice' side of him, but not really. He's pretty horrible through and through and doesn't seem to have any regrets about it. Jethro was a great anti-hero and I hope that we'll be able to fall for him in the second book, because it surely wasn't happening in this one. Which will make his fall to goodness (if he makes one) all the better. I love a good anti-hero. There is a subplot in Debt Inheritance that had me guessing for most of the book and we never find out the answer. I think that is the thing I am most curious for in book two. I have two main ideas of who this mysterious subplot involves and either one will be amazing.... no wait I have THREE potential people. Oh heck, who am I kidding, I have no idea, but I can't wait to find out. For the most part the entire plot of Debt Inheritance will keep you guessing. I was so confused for a while, but slowly bits and pieces are given to us and as readers we're able to construct the background and ongoing story more completely. I'm not going to talk about any of it here because you need to find out slowly as well. The guessing is half the fun, don't complain just go read the book. Debt Inheritance was a crazy read and there were a few things that I couldn't quite wrap my head around. Things I didn't think added up like Nila's Mother's age and the contract age ranges, but it is also very possible that I was reading really late at night and these things just went completely over my head. There were also a couple of instances when I felt like we really had to suspend our disbelief in order to accept certain facts regarding our hero and his affiliations which made it a little harder for me to connect to the story. This is probably the only reason why I couldn't give it a full five stars. All that being said; ultimately, I could not put this book down. I read Debt Inheritance in one sitting! I do need to issue another warning besides my quickie at the top. Debt Inheritance is dark, like dark factor 9 so be prepared if you decide to take this one on. Although, if you like a good dark read as I do, then you should consider reading this one. Book two, First Debt will be released later this year and I know I can't wait to see how this story ends.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I didn't know how to feel after reading this. It is dark and twisted but I couldn't put it down.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was stupid and vulger. The idea that a loving father would allow anything to happen to his child is assenion. This book was free but i still feel robbed.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I won't be reading more
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I wish i could give negative points! This author needs psychological help. No family would ever sign or abide by a contract like this and no government would allow it to be enforced. All the men in this story should be put down like dogs. Who wants to read a story where the main love interest is a disgusting pig and comes from many generations of disgusting pigs? Even though this book is free don't waste your time it will only make you want do violence against males.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was dark in a very disturbing way...I don't mind a little sexy darkness but this was just too much. As a social worker who works with sexual assault victims, this was offensive and too depraved for me to even handle. I hoped that the story would have a climax and a happy ending, but it only got worse. If you have even a modicum of respect for women, then don't read this disturbing book. Would give it zero stars if I could.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Story so unclear i find it hard to stick with.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was awful.
curbsidereader More than 1 year ago
Started reading for the hint of mystery only to find out that it soon fell into depravity. I after worked over 3 decades in a level one trauma and was a sexual assault nurse. Won't be looking for anymore books from this author. Life would be better without pandering to more insanity.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Disturbing.  I the only reason I finished this book was to see if the main character came to her senses.  This is the worst book I have read in a long time and I can't believe I wasted time reading it.  In the end it left me feeling confused and depressed. I will not read any other books by this author. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book really degrade women in how women should serve them but if your acting out during sex in your own home that all well and good but to be put and handed out too other men like a piece of meat no. Also who does this in the year 2000 . Bad choice
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very glad this was free. Won't be buying any of the who knows how many other books in the series until there is an ending. Wasn't even 200 pages.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Story weak. Female whiny and naive. Male conflicted. Skipped a lot of chapters because they were the same.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book would have been a waste of money except that it was free. The premise was totally not believable. I am not going to buy the other books in this series, and wish that I did not read this one. If it was possible I would give it a minus 2 stars. It was that bad.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
this book took me on a roller coaster from up and down this book was amazing it was everything oh my god amazing. Miss Winters is a great writer. Could not put this book down. Cannot wait for part two because the hunt is on!!!!
Sandy-thereadingcafe More than 1 year ago
3.5 disturbing and controversial stars:  DEBT INHERITANCE is the first instalment in Pepper Winters’s dark, erotic, adult contemporary INDEBTED series. This is NOT your mother’s romantic fairytale. In fact there is very little romance to be had in this particular instalment. This is a story about a six hundred year old debt-one that comes due with the birth of each first born Weaver daughter-and Nila Weaver is its’ next payment. DEBT INHERITANCE is not for everybody. If you take issue with dark, tormented and controversial storylines where morality and legality tread a fine line with non-consensual sex and assault, then this book and series are not for you. Pepper Winters is a writer who pushes the boundaries of contemporary romance. Her stories call forth such emotional and visceral reactions that it leaves the reader exhausted but wanting more. The Weaver family debt has come to fruition and Nila must pay with both her freedom and her body. Never knowing the truth behind her mother’s disappearance, Nila endeavors to survive in a world where the end result will wipe her out of existence. She is a pawn, a slave, a payment rendered for the sins of the past and she will pay with her life. Jethro Hawk is a dominant male who will be inheriting the mantle of the Hawk patriarch on his thirtieth birthday. But at twenty nine years old he will learn his family fate and about a six hundred year old debt that must be paid-over and over again. He is a man torn between the duties of family and his need for a woman who represents a dark and dangerous past and possibly his own future. DEBT INHERITANCE is brilliant in its presentation; controversial in topic; and sensational is its portrayal. The premise is alarming, suspenseful, heartbreaking and full of anguish for a woman who knows nothing about her family’s history but is meant to pay for the sins of the past. The imagery is distressing, destructive and tragic, and we only get a glimpse at the possibilities of what is to come.
Anonymous 10 months ago
I couldn't put it down I can't wait to read the rest of them I'm going to buy them all and be reading for days.... I think everyone should read this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I would really love to say that I adored every second every minute I was reading but that would be a complete lie I can honestly say that at least with Quincy we had something to look forward to we had a really nice character with a hell of a lot of complexities but with Jethro there is absolutely none of that and I already know what the end for this will be which will most likely end up together which is to be honest kind of disappointing but knowing me and most of the people who already read this book it's going to get easier with each one of them and everyone will end up loving Jethro I doubt I'll be one of them but let's see what the future holds
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a dark romance with MC ' S & a Contract dating way back to 1472. Which I think there is a twist something lies beneath. I think Jet might have a little light in that dark demeanor maybe where Nila is concerned and Nila is headstrong willful with inner strength. I can't wait to see how it plays out. Well I'm looking forward to book #2 and the rest of the series. I'm like a dog with a bone when I find a book that catches my eye and it's part of a series I want to read the complete series. If you know a book is considered a dark romance with some parts in it some my view as demeaning why read it and then give such a low rating if you don't like those kinds books don't read them. Then I suggest you not read MC books at all but do you remember it's a story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Did not like the story line. Too unbelievable.
toniFMAMTC More than 1 year ago
I am a big fan of Pepper's books so I was eager to get my hands on this one. I was also jonesing to read it because from the teasers I had no idea how it was going to be. I knew that it was suppose to be dark, but the premise of it sounded like nothing I've read before, inheriting a person like one would property. I've read slave and human trafficking stories before but never such formal slave inheritance. Nina is a high end clothing designer. Although rich and famous in her own right, she is a Weaver, a wealthy, well-known, glamorous family. Capable of having the world at her fingertips, she only concerns herself with her three loves: her twin brother, her father and her sewing. Jethro is heir to the Hawk family throne. The Hawk's are basically a love-less royalty, a machine. They have strict codes and rules that must be followed no matter what. I'm a Hawk but blood doesn't flow in my veins. I'm born of a substance unbeatable by any other—diamonds. I'm a smuggler. I'm a dealer. And I'm about to become...a killer. The ancient customs declare that the firstborn Hawk son must take ownership of the firstborn Weaver daughter in repayment for a debt spanning the generations. I truly was Cinderella, only my prince threw away the glass slipper and stole me away before midnight struck. My prince was evil. My prince was the villain. I couldn't breathe. This is just the first installment of the Indebted series so many questions go unanswered. Several clues have been given. Many details and hints have been dropped, but it's hard to tell where the story is going to take us. I believe the jobs of the families, their last names, the bird artwork, extended talk of different jewels, all of this and several other things have significant meaning. Anyone that knows me knows that I love trying to figure out symbolism and hidden meanings. I just don't know the direction where Pepper is headed with it. There is definitely chemistry between Jethro and Nina. This book left me wanting to read more in major way. I cannot wait to continue with these two and their families.