Blog Tour & Review ~~ Indebted #4 – Third Debt by Pepper Winters
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“She healed me. She broke me. I set her free. But we are in this together. We will end this together. The rules of this ancient game can’t be broken.”
Nila Weaver no longer recognises herself. She’s left her lover, her courage, and her promise. Two debts down. Too many to go.
Jethro Hawk no longer recognises himself. He’s embraced what he always ran from, and now faces punishment far greater than he feared.
It’s almost time. It’s demanding to be paid.
The Third Debt will be the ultimate test…
4.5 Heart Stopping Stars!
Pepper Winters is a prodigy, an anomaly and genius personified.
She has done it again in the fourth installment of the Indebted series! How is it that she completely unhinges me every time? Jethro and Nila have taken up permanent residence within my heart. With each book they burrow in deeper and deeper, cementing themselves within. I can not help but fall harder and harder for them! In Third Debt, truths come out, lines are crossed and unlikely alliances have been made. If you think you have an idea what you are getting into, FORGET IT. You have no clue.
Nila Weaver is what every book heroine should be! Fierce, pure, independent and brilliant. Never count her down and out. A true survivor with the heart of a lion and the mind of a fox. Nila is like a chameleon, adapting to every situation. She continues to be a worthy opponent for The Hawks. I am in awe of her strength and tenacity.
Our poor Jethro!! His life has never been his own. Always chasing his father’s approval. Trying to live up to the family name. But what will it cost him in the end? Can he truly be a cold as ice Hawk?? Pepper gives us a gift in Third Debt, we get to see the real Jethro. All I can say is, it is absolutely magical. I almost wept at the discovery. But how long can he be true to himself? Third Debt is not for faint of heart. The magnitude of emotions that Pepper evokes throughout this book is mind boggling. Prepare to have your senses violated!! Then hold onto your seats, it is one unharmonious ride.
While reading a Pepper Winters book you are completely at her mercy and she does not hold back. Your soul, heart and mind are no longer your own. She has the capability of totally annihilating you and then putting you back together piece by piece… She takes you to the edge of darkness, then brings you back into the light. You will question your morals and sanity, as you get plunged deeper into the world’s she has created. I am sooo jealous of Pepper‘s mind, her characters live and breathe within her. I would love to experience being inside her head for just one day… Can you Imagine Jethro being so vivid and real!!?? But I do thank her for sharing them to us. We are truly blessed to be able to partake in her spectacular stories and unparalleled characters. I will be impatiently waiting for the next book. At least, I will have time to calm my heart and mind.
HOW HAD THIS happened?
Where did it all go so wrong?
Jethro was supposed to love me. I was supposed to love him.
Yet he’d given me over to his family. He’d bound the ropes, blindfolded my eyes, and gifted me to his kin.
“Know what time it is, Nila Weaver?” Daniel breathed in my ear.
I jerked away. The restraints around my body meant I couldn’t run, couldn’t fight; I couldn’t even see.
Please don’t let them do this.
I wanted to scream for Jethro to save me. I wanted him to put an end to this and claim me once and for all. Didn’t our connection mean anything?
You know it’s all different now.
Ever since I’d returned to Hawksridge Hall, things had been different—horribly, horribly different.
The fire crackled in the billiards room where the Hawk men had been playing poker. The air was hot and muggy and laced with cognac fumes.
Tonight, I’d had plans to end whatever changed between Jethro and me forever.
But now…those plans had changed.
Kestrel ran his fingers over my collar. “Relax, little Weaver. It will all be over soon.”
Cut chuckled. “Yes, soon you can go to sleep and pretend none of this happened.”
My ears strained for one other voice. The voice of the man who controlled my heart even though he’d thrown it back in my face.
But only silence greeted me.
Daniel snickered, licking my cheek. “Time to pay, Weaver.”
Someone clapped and in a voice full of darkness and doom said, “It’s time for the Third Debt.”
I shook my head, my heart smarting with pain. “What happened to you?” I reached for him, wanting to clutch his forearm and reassure myself that our bond was still there.
With a sneer, he sidestepped, staying out of reach. “What happened to me?” Smiling coldly, he made me seem as if I were some idiot child asking for the universe’s secrets. “I got better. That’s what happened to me.”
“I don’t—I don’t understand. You weren’t ill.”
“You wouldn’t understand. No one can understand another’s problems. All you need to know is that I’m cured and I won’t make the same mistakes again.”
I took a step back, goosebumps scattering over my body. “Don’t say that. I’m in love with you. Something like that cannot be undone—”
“Love is a chemical imbalance, Ms. Weaver. I am no longer imbalanced.” He came closer. “Don’t get cold feet on your invitation. You promised you would come, and you don’t want to give me a reason to punish you so soon…do you?”
My skin pinpricked with panic. That sentence should’ve dripped with eroticism. But it wasn’t. It was cold…lifeless…like him.
Snapping his fingers, Jethro held out his hand. He kept his digits curled slightly so I couldn’t see the tattoo marks on the tips. “Come. I want to be back at Hawksridge before sunrise.”