Thursday, January 29, 2015

Book Review: SECOND DEBT by Pepper Winters - Giveaway

Genre: Dark Romance
Publication Date: 26 January 2015


“I tried to play a game. I tried to wield deceit as perfectly as the Hawks. But when I thought I was winning, I wasn’t. Jethro isn’t what he seems—he’s the master of duplicity. However, I refuse to let him annihilate me further.”

Nila Weaver has grown from na├»ve seamstress to full-blown fighter. Every humdrum object is her arsenal, and sex…sex is her greatest weapon of all.

She’s paid the First Debt. She’ll probably pay more.

But she has no intention of letting the Hawks win. 

Jethro Hawk has found more than a worthy adversary in Nila—he’s found the woman who could destroy him. There’s a fine line between hatred and love, and an even finer path between fear and respect. 

The fate of his house rests on his shoulders, but no matter how much ice lives inside his heart, Nila flames too bright to be extinguished.



This book was incredible!! I was absolutely blown away by it. Nila and Jethro's story just keeps getting more intense, excruciating, emotional, and so freaking addictive that it's impossible not to love it hard. Really, Pepper Winters creates some of the most emotional evoking characters and situations ever with her one-of-a-kind poetic writing. Oh yes, how I loved her writing! With this book, I can't even tell you how many times I highlighted quotes as I read, I just kept finding sentences that spoke to me and drew me deeply into this exquisite dark romance and that was a total treat for me. Something else I love about this author is her characters' development. The way Nila and Jethro have evolved with every book in this series has been something remarkable to me. When I think back on Debt Inheritance it just amazes me how much these characters have changed, how much they've endured, how much they've shocked me, and how much I love them now since that very first book. And now, I'm so delighted I read that first installment and gave this story a chance to unfold so it could show me how striking and torturous love can be for these characters in this fabulous third installment.

This was the beginning of the end. Not the end of my feelings for her but the way of my life, my world.

When I finished First Debt I was left excited and so eager to find out how this story was going to continue since that second book ended on a mild cliffhanger and I needed more answers. Well, having read Second Debt now I can say I didn't necessarily got all the answers but I'm totally fine with that because this book gave me something so so much better; it gave me a connection that was out of this world. Yes, to me this book was all about seeing Nila and Jethro falling for each other and the way that happens is both mesmerizing and torturous and I just couldn't get enough of that intense combination. And such intensity comes from the fact that these two characters are not supposed to like each other much less feel such strong desire for one another. Instead, they're obligated to hate each other as it's expected from tradition, their families, and the extracting of the debts that should only link them as debtor and debtee. Fortunately, that's not how this story goes all and that's the reason why I love it so much. 

I’d become enraptured by my capturer. My tormentor. My would-be murderer. I only had eyes for him. My heart only beat for him.

In First Debt it was Nila who stole the show but that was not the case for this book. Second Debt was mainly Jethro's book, I felt. Here he makes some strong and captivating statements, opens his heart for the very first time, and lets some light into who he really is. This man is no longer an antihero or even a bad hero at all (if there was ever a doubt that he was an actual hero). After reading this book, Jethro has become more human to me in so many way and for what I know now about him and for what I can't wait to decipher, I absolutely love him. His passion, his torment, his desires, and his overall struggles over what to do and and what to feel were both fascinating and heartbreaking to read. There wasn't a moment I didn't feel his words in my heart whether they were words of anguish, hope, or lust/love for his precious Weaver.

I may be born a Hawk, but I've been captured by a Weaver.”

Now the brave and fierce Nila, oh my, this woman hasn't stopped surprising me since book one. Just the amount of courage she has over the twisted situations she's forced into is remarkable. To be that brave and yet follow her true feelings regardless of the lethal consequences, really blows me away. I so love her character and the way she can be both so fierce and fragile is exactly the reason why she's the key to Jethro's heart. ♥

I had to trust in him. Trust in this. Had to believe. Had to hope.”

Omg, I need the next book now! I'm pretty sure I'm going to feel this excitement and anticipation with every upcoming installment until we get the final one and I love those feelings. They just get me that much more pumped for what's yet to come. :D If you haven't read this series and you enjoy dark romances, go grab this series! These characters will totally make you crazy addictive with their forbidden passion and their dark world of debts and repayments. So hurry and join the club!

Favorite Quotes:

I just wanted a raw connection—with this man, who made my soul whimper for wrongness.

I’d traded my soul for hers—no matter how much she would deny it. No matter how much I would deny it. We were linked. Connected. Bound.

If we hadn't been bound by sin and debts and a lust that refused to be denied, we were now. Locked, joined, and forever linked until one of us died.

Nila was the culprit—my undoing. She melted me. She was the fucking sun.

My Weaver. Her Hawk.

“You make me better even while making me worse.”

I might be a Hawk; I might be a son destined for tragedy, but none of that mattered as long as I had her.


Connect with Pepper Winters on:
Website Facebook Twitter Goodreads * Pinterest

#1 - Debt InheritanceAmazon US * Amazon UK * My Review (FREE)
#2 - First DebtAmazon US * Amazon UK * My Review
#3 - Second Debt: Amazon US * Amazon UK
#4 - Third Debt: Amazon US * Amazon UK * My Review
#5 - Fourth Debt: Amazon US * Amazon UK My Review
#6 - Final DebtNov 30


No comments:

Post a Comment