Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Blog Tour: & Giveaway: Pepper Winters "First Debt (Indebted # 2)."

The Hopeless Romantics Book Blog are pleased to be a part of the Blog Tour & Giveaway for Pepper Winters "First Debt (Indebted # 2)."
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“You say I’ll never own you. If I win—you willingly give me that right. You sign not only the debt agreement, but another—one that makes me your master until your last breath is taken. You do that, and I’ll give you this.”

Nila Weaver’s family is indebted. Stolen, taken, and bound not by monsters but by an agreement written over six hundred years ago, she has no way out.

She belongs to Jethro as much as she denies it.

Jethro Hawk’s patience is running out. His inheritance gift tests, challenges, and surprises him—and not in good ways. He hasn’t leashed her but he thinks he might’ve found a way to bind her forever.

Debts are mounting. Payment waiting.

Review: Surj Harvey

Where the hell do I start with this review? With the plot? With him? With her? With them? With Pepper's fantastic writing? Honestly, my head is spinning, my emotions are all over the place. This book has quite literally left me gob smacked, speechless, dumb founded... what in God's name do I do now? I feel lost... quite literally lost and I cannot believe this author chose to end the book there!!!! I mean there... how could you???? With all the revelations that have come to light, all I keep thinking about is all the avenues the story line could take and trust me, there are quite a few. Unfortunately, whichever way our characters go, one thing is for certain: Debts will have to be repaid. 

"A pet can only hate for so long. But ply it with warmth, safety, kindness 
and good food and'll have no choice but to let go of that hate 
in your heart and embrace the life we're giving you." 

So who remembers how the first book in the series finished? Yup, that word... RUN!!! I couldn't wait to see the fallout of this challenge but my heart already knew who the winner would be: Jethro... the man who scared the ever loving life out of me. Looking back at my review for "Debt Inheritance," I remember saying how much I loathed and feared him. How he was a monster, a wolf in sheep's clothing. I don't recall saying anything positive about him at all. So what the hell happened? 15%... 15% into "First Debt" was all it took and I'd softened towards him... yup, warped mind and all . I mean really? WTF? Had I so quickly forgotten what this man had done, what he was capable of doing and what he had every intention of delivering? No I hadn't but he managed to wrap me around his little finger pretty quickly and that was it... I was gone!!! Lost to him and nothing he said or did would sway me otherwise. I was done for. 

Nila's character grew a lot in this book and she really came into her own. The strength and defiance she displayed was just awe inspiring. Nila was smart, brave and feisty and she would not accept her fate, fighting this stupidity every step of the way... taking any path necessary to gain her freedom. But what would happen when 'need' got in the way? Would her resolver falter? Would she crumble in front of the enemy? I was praying not for her sake. 

This was a battle. Every time we touched, licked and eventually fucked, it would 
be war. And only one victor would come out alive. I had every intention of winning. 

"First Debt" was about a fight for power. It was a war between right and wrong, a battle with the past, an internal struggle with emotions. I was giddy with excitement as victories were gained. But there were times my heart bottomed out as the characters continued to play with fire, dancing so very close to the flame. But with any battle, there could only be one winner and unfortunately, in this case (ducks head as missiles head my way) I was on Jethro's side!!! I know, I know ...crazy huh!!! But you'll get it once you read the book... I promise. 

I should have known it was the beginning of the end. 
I should have guessed how badly she would ruin me. 

This second book really mixed things up for me, showing sides to characters that shocked me, taking the story line in directions that surprised me and as a bonus, I got answers to so many questions that had driven me bat shit crazy in "Debt Inheritance."  Who was Kite? What was the deal with Kestrel? Where did the debts originate from and what did the repayment entail? Yes all will be revealed in this installment. Slowly but surely, everything started to slot into place and finally, I was getting it.

Before I finish up my review, I have to mention one particular scene... I can't go into detail but OMG... the power behind it, the words, the intensity, the raw emotion coursing through those few pages... my heart thumped in my head, I couldn't look away... it was almost as if I was entranced by what I was reading... it was perfection ... just perfection and I really hope it has the same effect on you as it did me... trust me, you'll know when you get to it. 

""Kiss me."
"I don't kiss my enemies."
"You just fuck them?"
Only if they beg."

Pepper Winters has yet again excelled in her writing abilities and has quite literally delivered to her readers a literary masterpiece. I can't imagine anyone not being happy with this next installment, it was dark, twisted, fucked up and 100% addictive and I couldn't rate it anything less than ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️


A small gasp fell from my lips as his fingers kissed the paper-thin skin. His eyes held me hostage. The golden brown was now a swirling bronze, raging with the same demanding hunger I knew reflected in mine.

“This sort of reminds me of the forest,” I whispered. “The trees around us—no one else.” My words fell like petals, waiting for Jethro to crush them beneath his glossy shoe.

But…he didn’t.

Tracing one hand from my wrist, along the inside of my arm, and right to my throat, he fisted my ponytail. With intensity that stripped my soul to the very essence of who I was, he pulled my head back slowly, sensually, full of sexual power.

His eyes dropped to my mouth. “I’ll let you in on a little secret, Ms. Weaver.”

I panted, my neck straining against his hold, but I made no move to break the poignant awareness.

“You won that night, but I lied when I said it pissed me off.” His mouth dropped, his tongue licked my bottom lip with the barest of grazes. 

Author Bio:

Pepper Winters 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 up with her love affair with her book boyfriends. 

Her Dark Erotica books include:

Tears of Tess (Monsters in the Dark #1)

Quintessentially Q (Monsters in the Dark #2)

Her Grey Romance books include:


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