Indebted: Book 1: Debt Inheritence by Pepper Winters
Book 1 of 6: Debt Inheritence
Story Rating: 5 out of 5
Kink Factor: 3 out of 5
There are no rules. Only payments.
Pepper Winters takes us into some very dark and shall i say medieval ways of thinking in this book. The story line revolves around too families with bad blood going back as far as 600 years and a debt that stands until today. The Hawks and The Weavers. Arch Enemies tied by a debt that seems to be unbreakable. In this book, we meet Nila who is by all means a fashion socialite and comes from a family of hard work and wealth. However, she is about to have to carry the burden of the sins of her ancestors. In a time when there really was barbaric justice her family signed a debt inheritance giving over the first born Weaver daughter to the Hawk Family. In the first book of this series we learn of the sins of her ancestors and what price they hold for Nila. This is a very dark book and if you are looking for Romance, this is not your book. The Hawks hold up the Debt Inheritance as law and god help anyone who tries to disrupt the way they have done things for over 600 years. They are out to make the Weavers pay and this time it is Nila’s turn. But don’t fear as there is always a man of interest and in this case it is Jethro Hawk. He is the lucky Hawk who now has a Weaver girl for a birthday present and along with it the responsibility to carry out the debt inheritance onto her. Fascinating twists and turns await….
This is a very riveting book. I found myself filled with many emotions and honestly I couldn’t put it down. I was angry at the injustices, empathetic to the characters, abhorred at the thought of some of the acts and my heart ached for Nila. Not only for the debt and the burden she faces but for a family that cannot move on and let the past die. There seems to be no justice in this book and it is sad. But I think that is what compells to me as a reader. When a book can make me so emotionally invested it is a great read. As far as kink factor, yeah Pepper doesn’t disappoint although the kink factor is not quite on that high of a level. It is pretty timid and mild in this installment.
Be sure to continue the series with Book 2:
Indebted: The First Debt
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Reviewed by Kristina Borden