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Debt Inheritance (Indebted #1)

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“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
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Published August 14th 2014 by CreateSpace
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Aug 15, 2014 Christy rated it it was amazing
5 Dark and Sinful stars!!!

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As a reader, I love the dark and twisted reads. I can’t get enough of the ones that make my heart race and keep me on the edge of my seat. It is most certainly one of my genres of choice. More often than not, books are classified as ‘dark’ but still have some sweet, some romance, some happy. I can state with absolute certainty that Debt Inheritance isn’t one of those books. It’s dark, gritty and erotic, but not in a sweet way. In a dark and sexy way. Pepper Winters is
1.5-why-the-fuck-am-I doing-this-to-myself-stars

I told myself that I wouldn't waste my time on the books that I know for sure would be torture to read because I'd hate them. After finishing Tears of Tess, I put Pepper Winters novels on that list.
But here I am - reading her latest release.
Why? I got sick of all five stars raving reviews and thought: "Maybe I should give her a second chance. Maybe this book is different." (And maybe there should be a less flattering review out there too.)

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! Debt Inheritance, book 1 of 7. A dark & sexual tale of one man’s quest to collect a centuries old debt by getting an heiress to surrender to him!

“We might live in a civilized world, but rules and laws didn’t apply to me. I was a rule-breaker, curse-maker, life-stealer.”

Books in Indebted Serial should be read in order:
Book 1: Debt Inheritance
Book 2: First Debt
Book 3: Second Debt
Book 4: Third Debt
Book 5: Fourth Debt
Book 6: Final Debt
Book 7: In
Kat Stark
May 02, 2016 Kat Stark rated it liked it
Recommended to Kat Stark by: Christy
Shelves: romance, dark, reviewed

Second Book: First Debt
Third Book: Second Debt
Fourth Book: Third Debt
Fifth Book: Fourth Debt
Six Book: Final Debt

Not too much in love with this one, but I liked it nevertheless.

I don’t think I’ll ever have it in my heart to hate Pepper Winters’ work even when the plot is implausible and scarcely believable, because the truth is I usually love the character dynamic and the writing always manages to impress me. Yeah, Nila is practically a virginal goddess with the right amount of spunk. Yeah,
Lady Vigilante (Feifei)
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4 stars!!


I can pretty much say that with Pepper’s books, always expect the unexpected. I never know what she has up her sleeve. As dark and thrilling her stories are, the one emotion I’ve never felt is terror. At least, not until now. This first book in the Indebted series is not only dark and deliciously sinful, but also chilling to the bone to read. I have to emphasize that this is NOT a romance, at least not yet. This is dark erotica with an eerie twist.

Dec 28, 2015 Irida rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: dark
What a disappointment this book was!

First I want to say I love dark erotica romance, but this book has zero erotica and zero romance. Yes it has darkness, but that stands for cruelty.
There's so much wrong with this story...Probably the writer wanted to push the limits and dare...but she pushed too much.

The hero is a repulsive monster who has a stone in the place of heart, a real all his family, composed by 3 more monsters.

The heroine is a complete idiot, a spoiled rich girl, wh
Amy (Foxy)

***4.75 DEBTOR AND DEBTEE stars***

“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.”

DEBT INHERITANCE is my first Pepper Winters book and won't be my last. I'm anticipating the next installment of "Indebted series." I'm a fan of dark romances and I've been told Ms. Winters is a master of this genre.

Hopelessness is a key element of dark romances and Debt Inheritance d
Lana ❇✾Dirty Girl Romance❇✾
5 The world was a dangerous place, but I was worse Stars

You live in a fairytale, princess, and I'm about to destroy it.

Holy mother of WOW. I have recently sworn off serials after one too many cliffys left me a ragey mess, but it's Pepper Winters and there's no way I was going to pass this one by and DAMN am I glad I didn't. You know the thing that I've come to truly love about this author? The unpredictability of her writing. What I mean is, no one character is alike. If I didn't know I was
Jennifer Kyle
2.75 - 3 Stars

"Time to begin. The time is nigh to pay your debts."

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Head shaking ridiculousness. The debt - the maid costume - rich mc gang- the Weaver Wailer - the whole kit and caboodle was basically laughable.

The only thing halfway interesting is who is Kite?

~ Becs ~
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Oh, Holy CRAP!! All Hail Pepper Winters, Undisputed Queen of the Darkness. Yes, this is absolutely Vintage Pepper Winters – a darkly fascinating and compelling read that will have you hurtling through the pages and howling for more at the end. I didn’t just read this book – I completely devoured this book! It absolutely consumed me and I found it nigh on impossible to put down.

Even after the first chapter I had chills and goosebumps and I knew I was in for a dark ride. The hallmark of good dark
✝✝ Ⓓaisy ❣ Hearts Cole, Lucas, Jesse  & James ✝✝


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"The time is nigh to pay your debts. Your past has found you, and there will be no peace until she's ours"

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This story took my surprise in many ways. I really don't know how much I like Jethro....I like him for one moment and then I don't. That is one hot and cold hero and there are many many unanswered questions. I am hoping that they all connect in next book.

What is it about A girl paying her debts --- not hers directly but her generations.

Hero HOT

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Mar 20, 2016 Khadidja rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Debt Inheritance is one of the most creative storylines that I’ve read in quite some time , To say I'm addicted is an understatement God I love it :D I’m already 20% in the second book maaaan it’s getting better and better :D Nila Weaver is successful business woman who lived a sheltered life because of her overprotective father and brother, Jethro Hawk is 29 years old He is a rule-breaker , curse-maker , life-stealer, his family «hawks» Diamond merchants, biker royalty and proven masters of the ...more
[~Ami~]♥Sexy Dexy♥
Aug 18, 2014 [~Ami~]♥Sexy Dexy♥ rated it liked it
Shelves: reviewed
3 stars

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Jethro has a debt he needs to collect. And the debt? Nila.

The first half of the book was hard getting into. Jethro going on and on (and on!) about this debt got on my nerves. Second half was much better and it leads nicely into book 2. I found Jethro quite heartless, although I dont think his character was suppose to be likeable.

Maybe Ive become immune to dark books but this one failed to shock me. But it was a page turner. Also I dont think I will forget this cliffy anytime soon.
Ⓐlleskelle - teamSøren♗ ⊲I like big b00ks⊳
3 stars
Something just didn't convince me entirely here...

Was it Nila's inner compliance to follow Jethro?

Jethro's calm demeanor in spite of his prey's "bad" attitude?

The Hawk's men way to remain cryptic while expecting her to understand it all?

Her blind acceptance of the rules?

Or is it just me, that find Dark erotica to be laughable sometimes?

I don't know for sure, but I'm still very curious to see where Pepper Winters wants to go with this.
She did such a brilliant job with Jethro's character,
Jan 20, 2016 Vishous marked it as expected-publication-201x
Shelves: cover-lust


Aleatha Romig
Serious Book hangover!!!!

Pepper Winters is officially my hero. I was immediately drawn in to the world of Nila and Jethro. OMG...dark is what Ms. Winters does and damn, she does it well. I found myself drawn to Jethro in a way that is wrong by everything that's on the surface. However, as we all know, there is much more to Pepper Winter's characters than what is on the surface.

And the story! OMG...woven and layered. The suspense is real and intense. I can't wait to learn more about these charac
This was an ok read for me. I am hopeful that as the story continues, the more that it will grab my attention. So far I am not feeling any warm fuzzies as far as the hero goes..and Nila is getting on my nerves at times too. I keep wanting to yell at her to just obey and take the easy road. She is a fighter though, and it is somewhat nice to see her finding her strength through this adversity she is faced with.

I have to say that I am intrigued with the brothers too, I just know there is way more
Meli Mel *Ty and Zane's Creeper*


'There was a debt to be paid. And I was the method of extraction. Plain and simple. I’m a Hawk. She’s a Weaver. That was all I needed to know.'

Wow...all I can freaking say is...WOW! I took me a while to collect my thoughts about this one. It was just so twisted and dark, and it had me completely enthralled. After much consideration, I know that I did like this one. Sure, there were parts I raised my eyebrow at, but for the most part it was really good in weird way.

'I inherited her.
4 WTF stars
Find an anchor. Hold on tight. Do this and you’ll be alright.

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
Aug 17, 2014 ✿ rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
I received an ARC courtesy of TRSOR PR in exchange for an honest review. Thank you!!

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So in usual patented Pepper Winters fashion, this mad woman delivers a dark, gritty, addictive, at the edge of you seat type of read that will leave you cringing for more and offered with no apologies whatsoever!!

I swear, normally, I can kind of jest where the author is going to go with their stories but with this one everything is totally up in the air for me. I just don’t know what’s going to come and have a
That was messed up...

Damn...I don't even know where to start. I guess I won't go into a big ole detailed plot review since there are plenty already on here since this one's been out for a good while already.. but I'll say this shit was fucked up. Really fucked up. I went in totally expecting Jethro to be the jerk of epic proportions and I was not disappointed. But he was passed being a douche. Jethro is just.. Crazy, sinister, creepy, unsympathetic , uncaring... there is nothing even anti-he
Eda** # Dax Lahn's Golden Tigress  #

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.

First off, let me remind everyone that this is NOT a Dark Romance, neither is it Dark Erotica. There was nothing romantic or erotic about this story.

”You live in a fairytale, princess, and I’m about to destroy it.”

This is the story of Nila and Jethro. Weaver and Hawk. Debtor and debtee.

”The time is nigh to pay your debts. Your past
ღFloღ the coffee addict
4 truly mind-f*cking STARS

Bloody hell! I have no idea what I read there. I even had to sleep and think about this before I could write something down and after careful consideration I have come to the conclusion that I sort of liked it...I’m almost willing to say I love it?! It kind of grows on you and makes you curious, I guess.

This book is fucked up from beginning to end, some parts more so than others, but overall it’s a complete nightmare and I really like that in a book. To say Ms. Winters

"My structured world — my rules and agendas — were not something that had room for twists and turns. Unless I was the one creating them."

I must admit that dark romance is my guilty pleasure read and throw in some mind-fuckery, it is the perfect concoction for me. The thing about dark romance reads for me is that I go in with a completely different mindset and my expectations are built upon the extremities of how dark a story can get without completely butchering the story &am
Kellie Maddox-Ward
Aug 22, 2014 Kellie Maddox-Ward rated it really liked it
My review-

Wow.. Seriously Jethro Hawk is just.... Cold.
He is just a massive hateful asshole.
There was no redeeming qualities about him in this book.
But well played Pepper well played. I'm intrigued as fuck how you are going to make him an anti-hero for me!
Because I know you will.
Guarantee l'll end up loving him... Eventually!
Cos I know you want to give me a HEA right?!

Next now please...

Just a warming... Massive cliffhanger alert!

Before I had read it...

Pepper Winters is kill
Sandy ღCoffeeAddictBooksღ
***3.5 stars***
Nila Weaver a 24 years old fashion designer from London. Born to wealthy family she doesn’t have a privilege to date or party hard because of the over protective men in her life, her doting father and her twin brother also her best friend. All her time is invested in designing or sewing her dress, leaving her sexually starved but with the mysterious text from a stranger Kite007 her passion is evoked and she gets indulged in sexting with him.

On the night of her first successful
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Aug 18, 2014 Nadine Hook Me Up Book Blog rated it it was amazing
Shelves: dark-very-dark, beta
IT'S LIVE!!! Amazon:


"Men like me morphed into predators in sheep's clothing. We preyed on the weak with no apology, and everything landed in our fucking laps."

Give me a second to collect my thoughts because they are scattered all around.... *slowly picks them up, one by one* .... Alright, I'm back! Ok first I've to say this book has Pepper's signature written all over it so you all have nothing to worry about. Her writing was as
Jun 07, 2015 Elodie rated it did not like it
Shelves: garbage
That was the most disgusting thing I've ever read. Jethro is by far the most hateful, horrible hero ever created - and I didn't think I could ever hate anyone more than Craving constellation's hero. But here it is.
Disrespect and humiliate a woman like it's happening in this book makes me so mad I wanted to throw my kindle out the window. I can't believe people can actually like this, that they can appreciate a book where the heroine gets humiliated and forced to do such degradating things agains
Dec 21, 2015 Brendy rated it liked it
Recommended to Brendy by: hulya kara yuksel, ebru
Shelves: dark
I love the heroine, 'cause really I'm not into the whole damsel in distress thing
Jethro...hasn't done anything remarkably shocking by himself yet, except perhaps recurring to drugs 'cause he couldn't control her at his will.
And the story, sorry to say this but...half of it was like a remaking of Tears of Tess with all the ...

Nila: No longer Thread but Needle, I'm free and reborn and he doesn't own me
Jethro: She surprises me 'cause she challenges me, she is not the weak woman I suspected s
Sher❤ The Fabulous BookLover
**4 Twisted, Mind Blowing Stars**


"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."

This was one twisted story. Seriously, what did I just read???
I'm confused and disgusted, but at the same time I'm flat out intrigued.
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Pepper Winters is a NYT and USA Today International Bestseller. She wears many roles. Some of them include writer, reader, sometimes wife. She loves dark, taboo stories that twist with your head. The more tortured the hero, the better, and she constantly thinks up ways to break and fix her characters. Oh, and sex... her books have sex.

She loves to travel and has an amazing, fabulous hubby who puts
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Other Books in the Series

Indebted (6 books)
  • First Debt (Indebted, #2)
  • Second Debt (Indebted, #3)
  • Third Debt (Indebted, #4)
  • Fourth Debt (Indebted, #5)
  • Final Debt (Indebted, #6)

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“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.” 43 likes
“I not only stole your past. I’ve already stolen your future.” 25 likes
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