*I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review
Second Debt begins right where First Debt left off. Some secrets were uncovered while others still remain in the dark.
In this book, Nila began her journey towards repaying the second debt filled with hate. Hate not only for all Hawks, but especially for Jethro because of what just came to light. Of course, I knew this hate was going to make way for a stronger emotion that she feels for him. I am still not one hundred percent convinced about how fast her hate turned into love for Jethro after all the things he has done to her.
Jethro also did a one-eighty from the man we met in book one. At the time, I absolutely hated him. I never thought he was going to be able to redeem himself, but up to this point, he has even though he is still controlled by what he has to do for his family. Of course, we find out that he is not being one hundred percent controlled by them since he does have something working behind the scenes.
It did end in a cliffy, so I am excited to see what happens in the next one!
“Let me endure, so I may pay the sins of my past. But let me survive, so I may put an end to those who hurt me.”
*I received a copy in exchange for an honest review.*
The series continues with more secrets and lies involving Nila and Jethro as well as another debt of course. Nila’s character strengthens with each installment; I liked this tougher side of Nila and the revenge for her ancestors is now her driving force.
“How could any goodness live inside me when all I wanted was four graves –one for each of the Hawk men? How could I believe in right and wrong when all I wanted was their blackened hearts bleeding at my feet?”
Nila and Jethro’s relationship is evolving, Jethro learns that Nila can give him more than he ever expected and Nila soon discovers that she is too far in to ever turn back, consequences be damned.
“It was tragic to think I’d gone my entire life never finding anyone who interested me, only to find such chemistry with a man who I had to kill before he killed me.”
I did like this installment; Jethro is slowly becoming the man I wanted him to be. He does have feelings for Nila and his icy façade is melting. Trouble is, his family can see that as well which can only mean trouble for Jethro.
“With a rabbiting heart, I’d messaged her for the first shred of truth. I began the journey that would pulverize me.”
Pepper Winters remains one of my favourite authors. I think her writing is exceptional and I fall in love with her words each and every time. If I’m honest, I’m still not convinced with the whole “debt inheritance” aspect but the changing relationship between Jethro and Nila keeps me coming back to this story for more. I do hope Jethro’s “condition” is as worthy as the build up.
I didn’t see the end coming at all and I can’t wait for book four to discover what will happen next, my mind boggles with the possibilities!
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.
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