“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.
Worldbuilding: This story takes place in and around Hawksridge Hall, the ancestral Hawk estate.
Characters: The main characters in this novel are Nila Weaver and Jethro Hawk. Nila’s whole world has been turned upside down and she has been thrust into hell. If hell was a gilded cage guarded by psychopaths, hell bent on extracting debts from her flesh and toying with her mind. Nila is trying to do everything in her power to get out of this crazy tilt-a-whirl ride but the only way she might make it out alive is through the one person who brought her into this mess. Jethro Hawk is an enigma and the only way she can possibly obtain his help is to break down his chilly façade and find the man under the debts and family legacy. Can Nila capture Jethro’s mind and even possibly his heart? Or will time run out and the First Debt take not only her flesh but her will to survive as well?
Plot: This is a dark romance between Nila and Jethro. There is also an underlying/back story of why Nila is going through this ordeal, that is given in little snippets throughout each novel.
Writing: This novel is written in first person points of view of Nila and Jethro. It is the second novel in the Indebted series and cannot be read as a standalone. It also ends in a cliffhanger, as do the subsequent books until the last novel in the series.
Curb Appeal: I love this cover! It’s super classy and doesn’t even hint at how dark and amazingly twisted this story is! The blurb barely gives any information and really only supplies the bare bones of essentials about the back story and the main characters.
Ultimately: I reviewed the first book in this series years ago and I wasn’t completely sold on the story. But now after giving it another try I am completely hooked!! Each story gives you more and more information and sets you on a path only to make you feel like you are riding a roller coaster! All in all, if you are in the mood for a seriously deliciously demented hero and a heroine who just as twisted as he is then come check out the First Debt!!!!
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