Friday, March 6, 2015

Second Debt by Pepper Winters

Second Debt
Second Debt by Pepper Winters

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

NOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!! Curse word! Curse Word! CURSE WORD!!! Even knowing that Second Debt ended on a cliffhanger was not enough to prepare me for the way in which events unfolded. Honestly, I don’t even know what to say about this book except that I am in awe of the fact that Ms. Winters is able to one-up herself with each installment. The story just keeps getting better as we have the unveiling of macabre history of the Weavers and Hawks intertwined with the developing relationship between Nila and Jethro.

While much occurs before the second debt is extracted, I can’t really talk about it as this series builds with each respective book and makes the discussion of specific facts ripe for revealing spoilers. That said, I found myself both fascinated and horrified by the revelation of what act the Weavers inflicted upon the Hawks that led to the development of the Second Debt. Honestly I can understand why the first and even the second generation of Hawks demanded the debts. The need for vengeance would be ripe, possibly even enough for the third generation to still demand it. But I found Bonnie Hawks’s actions toward Nila disturbing – believable, as I suspect that madness truly does run through the family – but disturbing nonetheless. As for the act that is undertaken to extract the second debt, Ms. Winters you scare me with how realistic your writing is. I felt like I was right there with Nila, suffering the same fate as the previous Weaver women right along with her. I blame you for disturbing my dreams tonight because I know it’s coming,

I am reluctant to call Nila and Jethro’s story a romance because it’s not. There is no romance between Nila and Jethro – their family history and situation doesn’t allow for it, forbids it actually. But it is a love story. While we have seen hints of it in the previous books, Second Debt proves to be pivotal in the shaping of their relationship. The physical aspect of their relationship definitely intensified and if there were ever a case of pregnancy by Kindle, this is it. Nila never stood a chance against Jethro. But seriously, their sexual chemistry is the bonus because their souls are so entwined and it quickly seems to becoming a case of them against the world. I cannot wait for the Third Debt to find out what happens next and to find out if my suspicion about Jethro’s “disease” is correct.

I received a complimentary copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.
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