Monday, August 17, 2015

Book Review: Fourth Debt (Indebted #5) by Pepper Winters

This series. Dear God this series. I've been hooked since the first book and each one after has been more twisted and more captivating than the previous. How much pain does one couple have to go through to get their happily ever after?

We pick up where last book left off, and I am going to be purposefully vague here in case anyone who has never read any of these yet is reading this review. Third Debt ended with the biggest cliff hanger yet and we are left wondering did that craziness really happen? Yes. Yes it did. What happens now? Nila has lost her only two allies in the hell that is her life, is there anyone left that she can trust? Pepper did a fantastic job of keeping us on our toes with this installment, wondering who, if anyone, was on Nila's side. Nila is physcially and mentally tortured at the hands of the three sickos left in charge and you can truly feel her starting to deteriorate and give up. Just when you think there is a sliver of hope that Nila might get out, the end comes with yet another twist and hope is once again snuffed out.

I am both looking forward to and dreading the final installment of this series. I can't help but wonder if there is any possible way for an HEA here and it terrifies me. But I am also looking forward to some of the evil Hawk's getting a taste of their own medicine. In particular, I hope Nila gets the chance to wring Bonnie's neck until she takes her last breath. Evil of me? Probably. But believe me when I say it is more than deserved.

Favorite Quotes
“All I want to feel from you, Nila, is desire. All the other stuff…we can talk about it later. Now, be quiet, stop thinking, and let me fuck you.”

“I need you on your back, your knees, your stomach, against the wall, everywhere. I could fuck you for the rest of my life and still not get enough of you.”

Marianna's Rating:

**I received an ARC in exchange for my honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.


FUNNY HOW LIFE plays practical jokes.
The past few days—that had to be a fucking joke, right?
No logical answer would make sense of what I’d seen, heard, and lived the past seventy-two hours.
My sister.
My best friend and twin.
This was what she’d been living with? This was how she’d been treated?
This was what she wanted to return to?
Motherfucking why? Why would she ever want to return to this insanity?
We’d been raised in a broken home, chained to an empire that absorbed us right from birth. But we were kept safe, warm, and loved. We grew up together. We shared everything.
But now…I had no fucking clue who my sister was.
But then she came to me.
A woman I never knew existed.
The most stunning creature I’d ever seen.
Only she didn’t come to me on feet or wings of an angel. She rolled into my life and demanded my help.
And for better or for worse…
I helped her.

Daniel cackled like a mad hyena, his fingers stabbing into my bicep. Without breaking his stride, he stole me further away from the parlour and into the bowels of the house.
I didn’t want to go. I didn’t want to go anywhere with him.
“Take me back!”
He can’t be dead!
Just because he lay unmoving and bloody didn’t mean he was gone.
That’s exactly what it means.
I shook my head, dislodging those awful thoughts. He’s alive. He had to be.
I couldn’t tolerate any other answer. I refused to live in a world where evil triumphed over good. That wasn’t right—life couldn’t be that cruel.
It’s always been that way.
My mind filled with images of my mother. My father’s desolation. My broken childhood. Evil had puppeteered us from day one. Why should now be any different?
He’s not dead!
I swallowed a sob.
Please don’t be dead…
I fought harder. “Let me see him. You can’t do this!”
Daniel cackled louder. “Keep begging, Weaver. Won’t do you any good.”
He’s not dead!
I locked my knees, fighting him every step. “Stop!” Looking back the way we’d come, the door to the parlour seemed so far away—a bright beacon at the end of a festering corridor. “They were your brothers, you insane psychopath. Don’t you feel anything?!”
Please let me go to him. He has to be alive…
Please let my twin stay alive…
Let all of this be a nightmare!
I couldn’t cope with Jethro murdered; I’d go clinically insane if they killed V, too.
“I feel relief. I no longer have to put up with their simpering bullshit.” He flashed his teeth. “Cut did us all a favour.”
Cut will die.
He was evil incarnate. He deserved to die in excruciatingly painful ways.
I refuse to believe they’re dead.
“I said stop!” I wriggled harder, only succeeding in Daniel’s fingers tearing into my flesh. Goosebumps covered my skin while ice steadily froze my veins. Every second was endless torture. I couldn’t live without Jethro.
It can’t end like this!
“You won’t win, Weaver.” Daniel tugged harder. “Accept what’s fucking happened and obey me.”

Title: Fourth Debt
Author: Pepper Winters
Series: Indebted #5
Genre: Dark Romance, Erotica
“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.


About the Author
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.

Twitter: @PepperWinters


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