I came across Pepper winters Debt Inheritance about a year ago while searching for an exhilarating read.
I have never read Dark Romance before and therefore, was utterly unprepared for the high and low of the rollercoaster ride I let myself step onto.
Suffice to say I was hooked from the first page by Pepper’s writing which is different from other authors this age and time.
Pepper focuses on her characters thoughts and feeling, and sparking life into those is not an easy task at all, let alone be it interesting enough to engulf not one book, but a series of books – the books she named the The Debt inheritance Series of The Indebted Series.
I fell in love with Jethro, the tormented yet strong-willed Hawk son and Nila, the innocent yet resilient Weaver daughter. I was charmed by their slow evolving love story, a modern Romeo & Juliet Shaksperian story in our era instead of 300 years ago.
The Hawks are extracting the debt from the Weavers for past sins – sins that are 600 years old and cannot be broken even today.
Every Hawk first-born is to take the first-born weaver daughter from her family and torment her to death, like actually kill her!
Well, Jethro and Nila had some sparks flying between them even when they only texted each other as Kite and Thread, leaving the 600 year old feud moot and non-existence if they wanted to break it and give birth to the first Hawk-Weaver spouse. A spouse that the Debt Inheritance will mean nothing to it.
This 5th installment had a few twists from the author I love. I won’t reveal them to you but I will just leave a few hints in form of words.
Photographs that bring events to light from past to present
Torture that exceeds logic and lodge a tilt right inside your already crying heart (just like Nila’s tilt)
Courage to face whatever misfortune life throws your way.
Despair at how unfair & cruel destiny can be.
Trust can be built but can be easily destroyed.
Is love enough to override a 600 year old feud?
The 5th part of Nila & Jethro story, Pepper reacquainted us as oppose to other part in which we learned most about Kestrel, with other Hawks and Weavers in a more profound manner – Jasmine, Jethro sister and Vaughn, Nila’s twin and I am truly happy to know that when all is fixed and righted (Pepper – it better will in the END!!!), the main characters will have the support of their siblings.
The official synopsis:
Fifth Book in the New York Times Bestselling Series.
“We’d won. We’d cut through the lies and treachery and promised an alliance that would free us both. But even as we won, we lost. We didn’t see what was coming. We didn’t know we had to plan a resurrection.”
Nila Weaver fell in love. She gifted her entire soul to a man she believed was worthy. And in the process, she destroyed herself. Three debts paid, the fourth only days away. The Debt Inheritance has almost claimed another victim.
Jethro Hawk fell in love. He let down his walls to a woman he believed was his cure. For a moment, he was free. But then he paid the ultimate price.
There is no more love. Only war. Hope is dead. Now, there is only death all around them.