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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 600 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.

©2014 Pepper Winters (P)2016 Pepper Winters

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  • Shelley Haase
  • 07-07-2017

Book 2 is even more addictive!

First Debt is the second book in Pepper Winters' Indebted series. It picks up where book one left off, so it should definitely be read in order. For me this book was even better than the first. It shows you more of an insight into Jethro Hawk's life as well as Nila Weavers.

For generations, the Hawks have been collecting the debt owed to them from the Weavers. What started out as cruelty of the Weavers towards the Hawks, turned into a generational debt only the first born Weaver can repay. The crimes the original Weaver family committed are now being sought as retribution for the acts that were committed against them. Mark for mark, tear for tear, each debt will be repaid, according to the Hawk matriarch, even if those that must follow it out are in just as much pain as the indebted!

Pepper Winters ability to develop characters that delve deep into your heart is outstanding. As much as I don't want to like Jethro Hawk, the more I find myself feeling for him. The way she pulled me into this story and had me burning through the pages was incredible. I had to know what was going to happen next. Before I could even write this review, I had to start on book three. This series is that good!

PS- Will Watt and Kylie C. Stewart do a phenomenal job of narrating this series. I actually purchased this series because I am a fan of Will Watt, but two books in and I am honestly a fan of all three of this incredible trifecta. The dynamic duo bring Pepper's world to life and I simply cannot get enough. Well done!!!

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  • Ganelle
  • 23-06-2016

The narration is the best I've heard on Audible

Addictive, dark, tense. Not for everyone. The narration truly takes it over the top. I can't wait for the third book to release!

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  • KIDSFIRST81
  • 08-05-2017

Wow, even more questions as the debts play on...

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, this series keeps getting better as the debts play out and there are more debts to come. The audio performance is great and writing is amazing.

What other book might you compare First Debt to and why?

They are similar styles to Tillie Cole's dark style of writing and also about a MC club but also very different all together. Tillie also has violence in her books so if you are used to that some of the storylines in this book are nothing compared to Tillie's books. I would also say they are similar to Penelope Sky's Button Series as they are about a debt but this one is much darker than that book series.

What does Will M. Watt and Kylie C. Stewart bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

The vocal perfomaces bring life to the books that just reading the story from a page doesn't. Reading a book and hearing a book are two different things. When you hear a performance from Will and Kylie you can hear emotions and almost be brought into the storyline. It's like the story is being brought to life instead of just reading the book and turning the page.

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  • Linda
  • 23-09-2016

CLIFFHANGER

I enjoyed the story but HATE the way the book ends. I understand that it's a series but is it to much for one book to finish an idea & start a new idea in the next book?

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 08-04-2018

Intense and binding

I absolutely love the voice of Jethro. His voice is magical.

This book is so intense and full of so many twists and turns, OMG!

Nila is in denial and so is Jethro. If softness is detected in him, nothing good will ever happen to him or her.

They are enemies. Both are forced into this and they're falling in love. It's almost funny hearing how crazy he is feeling and not knowing what it is, lol.

Of course there is the first debt. It's painful and yet the next ones are worse. And even then, Jethro took it easy on her.

And........ everyone has secrets. Right when you think you know what's going on, you don't.

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  • Tannie
  • 23-03-2018

Excruciatingly Slow and Boring

I started with book one. It didn't really hold my attention but it seemed like it had potential and got a lot of good reviews on here so I kept waiting for it to get better. I moved to book two. Again, I kept waiting for it to get better because it had potential, it did not. I decided to try the last book in the series and couldn't even get through half of it. Three wasted credits!

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Its hard to say whether or not they did a good job because the story was so long-winded it was exhausting. I'd definitely try to listen to them again if possible.

The story
First of all, the main characters are annoying, fickle and extremely weak. Its like the writer didn't have much content to add to the story so she made them repeat the same thing over and over and over and over and over again. Lots of unnecessary and extremely long monologues. Even the sex scenes were cringe worthy.

Definitely NOT worth the credit.

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  • Sarah
  • 03-10-2017

Amazing experience! Loved this book!

This series has been by far my favorite, and I've read/listened to many books. I've never experienced duet narration before and it just added to this amazing series.

Sometimes in a story there'll be two narrators, both male and female. You'd think that the female would voice the female characters and the male would voice the male characters. (Not trying to sound sexist. It's just what we're used to hearing, with women often having higher voices and men often having lower ones.)
So it gets kind of confusing when the female narrator voices both the male and female characters during the female character's pov, and when the male narrator voices both the male and female characters during the male character's pov. It gives each character two separate voices, that often sound so different, and it can be confusing.

However, this series doesn't do that, and I'm eternally grateful for it. This has been my first experience with back and forth narration. Will M. Watt only voices the male characters and Kylie C. Stewart only voices the female ones. It makes for a great reading experience and it's much more clean cut and realistic. Pepper Winters did an excellent job on this series and the narrators brought it to life in my mind. You should definitely check this series out. <3

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  • tenisha
  • 24-07-2017

Who owes Who

Jethro is fighting what he is feeling, how long can he fight what he us feeling Thu whay he owes his family?

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  • Isabel
  • 05-07-2017

First Debt

So far I go from not being able to quit listening to being almost sick to my stomach. So we'll see what happens

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 09-04-2017

Hot, great book, but...

This book is as good as the first, but I'm not sure I can handle 4 more books in this series. That's just too much, especially if there's more graphic cruelty ahead.