First Debt (Indebted, #2)

First Debt (Indebted, #2)

by Pepper Winters

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The Second Book in the NYT Bestselling Series Indebted.

320 pages, full length book.

“You say I’ll never own you. If I win—you willingly give me that right. You sign not only the debt agreement, but another—one that makes me your master until your last breath is taken. You do that, and I’ll give you this.”

Nila Weaver’s family is indebted. Stolen, taken, and bound not by monsters but by an agreement written over six hundred years ago, she has no way out.

She belongs to Jethro as much as she denies it.

Jethro Hawk’s patience is running out. His inheritance gift tests, challenges, and surprises him—and not in good ways. He hasn’t leashed her but he thinks he might’ve found a way to bind her forever.

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BN ID: 2940046277210
Publisher: Pepper Winters
Publication date: 11/13/2014
Series: Indebted , #2
Sold by: Draft2Digital
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 89,412
File size: 2 MB

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First Debt (Indebted, #2) 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 49 reviews.
BJWVA More than 1 year ago
OK, I read the first book and this book. The premise of the story is so preposterous! Nila is all over the place. She swears she won't show any emotion, then she cries, then she's angry. And this practice of kidnapping and murder is permitted over all these years? The Hawks were originally abused by the Weavers? GET OVER IT!!! How many groups of people have been abused over history? The Hawks were not unique. I could not get into this story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ms. Winters did it to us again. She promised something and completely failed to deliver it. I do not expect these types of books to be true literature, but they should at least be readable. The whole premise of these books is beyond ludicrous, the writing is illeterate, and the sex scenes are pedestrian and boring. Bad book. Do Not waste your money.
Hazel_G More than 1 year ago
Dark, Twisted and Delicious! This One Had Me In Knots the Whole Way Through! 5 “First Debt Paid” Stars! The Review: Pepper Winters does it again! I devour everything this author publishes. She’s my go to author for dark and twisted and definitely sui generis in her ability to shock and expose every raw nerve a reader can have. I love everything about her style. In the first installment of this series, Debt Inheritance, I was appalled and gutted. But with this second installment, which was filled with even more tension and nail biting moments, she raised the bar and amped up the whammy! I’ve said it before. I’ll say it again. Her work can send me into a tailspin and I just KNOW when I’m done, I’ll need a Xanax and intense therapy. And I love every mind-blowing minute of it! Story/Characters... Nila Weaver is paying a debt she didn’t incur. Her family had been tied up with the Hawks family for over six hundred years and past events are playing out in the present. This book opens up directly where the last one left off, on that huge, leave-me-breathless cliffy! Nila ran as she was told to do and wanting her freedom, gave it her best shot but the attempt was futile. Jethro found his mark and made her his captive once more. We find out more about the history between the Weavers and the Hawks and the question of why there’s a debt is explained. Many questions from the first book are answered only to have many more posed. I loved how Nila became bold and developed a backbone. She decided not to take this all lying down and decided to try and play the game but she’s outmatched by centuries of Hawks getting their evil on. They’ve been playing for hundreds of years, generation to generation and she has to find her own way in this unfair, scary, insane world of theirs. She wavers between courageous and hopeless and I don’t blame her. About the time she fortitude's herself and thinks she’s going to be able to survive this, a new hell is presented to her and breaks that building spirit inside her. But I love that she’s still fighting Jethro Hawk... to say I didn’t like him in the first book is an understatement. The man exuded sinister evil and not in the good way. I loved the story this author presented us and I loved the direction it was going but I also knew that if I was going to find common ground with Jethro and warm up to him at all, there was going to have to be a significant change in him. He could be evil and vile and dark all day long but there had to be a redeeming quality in him somewhere for me to connect with. I shouldn’t have worried. This is the Pepper Winters show and as she has in the past, she presents this macabre world where anything goes but then changes the game entirely. She delivered that one thing I needed in order to see Jethro in a new light. She humanized him and oh my, it was so thrilling to see that glacial fortress around his heart and soul crack just a bit. I hate Jethro. I love Jethro. I want Jethro! I want to beat the hell out of Jethro. I want to kiss Jethro! Oh my god, I want to be in Jethro’s bed Right. Now! Yeah, that about sums up the emotional roller coaster I went on when it came to Jethro. He’s so messed up yet delectable! Jethro is in this chaotic farce unwillingly and knows he has to play the game if he’s to survive. And play the game he does. Some of the things he had to do, including take out the first debt on Nila, will haunt me for a long time to come. After those scenes, I sat back and tried to live in Nila’s world and it was soul searing and gut wrenching. Even after one... or maybe three.. bottles of wine, I still had a hard time stepping into her shoes. She is well and truly screwed! I can’t wait to see how this all unfolds. It’s definitely going to be a nightmarish but exciting journey and if that was the lightest of the debts, as Jethro stated when he explained how it all would work, I’m sure I’ll need copious amounts of wine to get through the next book and the next debts! Knowing who to trust, knowing who holds all the cards, knowing who’s hiding secrets and who is being honest is almost impossible. This is the snake pit and anything goes! This is the magic this author creates! The Wrap Up: The entire way through this book, there was a burning pit of dread and intense emotion swirling around inside me. This story was dark, twisted, sinister, delicious and devastating. I loved every tumultuous moment of it. There was a pretty big cliffy at the end so be warned. I’m anxiously awaiting the next release. I can’t wait to find out what happens next! NOTE: * Written for Craves the Angst Book Reviews * First Debt is book two in the Indebted series and is an Adult, Dark Romance written by Pepper Winters. I was gifted a copy from the author in exchange for an honest review through The Rock Stars of Romance.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Do not waste your time and money
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I found that i could not put diwn this book. It has actually awakened my love of reading and have gotten completly wrapped up in. I cant wait for the 3rd book. Please hurry and release it. Thank you for helping me enjoy reading again
lovehappyendings More than 1 year ago
I usually don't read the darker books; however, I couldn't put it down. I wanted to know what was going to happen
lisaky More than 1 year ago
Pepper Winters is "not your mama's romance writer" This series is further proof. (As if we needed proof after Tears of Tess). You have to have a strong stomach to handle her characters. This series feeds the dark side. Can't wait to see what happens next.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Why we as woman feel the need to buy this crap where women are subjected to slaveryand torture? Certainly would love to see strong woman who have confidence,character and demand to be treated with respect due her. Ms. Winters known for her dark story lines but really do we have to b e treated less than human in her books? Not okay to be treated like this story but just goes to show you crap sells. Do not bother with this !!
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You have to like dark fantasies to like this, its not for everyone but i am completely addicted and in love with nila and jethros story! I could not put this book down and relieved that i waited for the entire series to be released so theres no waiting!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This story is all over the place. There are 3 brothers: Kestler, Jethro and Daniel. Also, Nila is sexting with someone called Kite007 who is nasty to her and sometimes nice, but she keeps going back for more! And this Kite007 ends up being one of the brothers—this is not a spoiler cuz which bro is the real question. Jethro is the one who force/takes Nila to their mansion to pay this debt(s). He is always self-talking about how he is not like his family cuz he thinks everyone is crazy except Kestler, but he is nasty to Nila. Nila hates then wants Jethro over and over and over again. Why? I have no clue. As the first debt Nila gets whipped by Jethro and she wants him—really? Kestler is so sickening sweet to Nila (even tho she is going to be beheaded)—yes, I said beheaded (the ultimate debt); but he tells her she is part of the family now. Jethro believes Nila is being very nice and friendly with Kestler and wants everyone to like her so she won’t be beheaded even tho he knows Kestler would kill her as well (stupid so far)! Jethro believes if he does everything the way his father wants him to he will inherit in a year a considerable fortune and the estate; he also vows he will kill Nila as part of that even if he inherits everything. Jethro (in the middle of all of this) says he has to go “get fixed” by his sister, but hesitates because he doesn’t “want to put her through it.” What does that mean? I tell you, this story is all over the place and makes no sense to me at all—hence, this all over the place review!!! I wish I hadn’t bought the third book. I believe the only way to read this stupid thing is read the first book (for free) then buy the last book—there are going to be six books (so far) what a lot of money for this nonsensical drivel.
bknookreader More than 1 year ago
have enjoyed this series. writing style excellent keeps you involved would not hesitate to recommend this author. bk
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Still trying to stick with this. Very hard keeping up.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Waiting patiently for the rest of the series and hoping Jethro and Nila find their happily ever after.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
All I can say is wow. Very steamy and addictive. I couldn't put it down.
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Loved the book.
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I love Nila and Jethro. Yes the premise is different but Pepper Winters is awesome.
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