Goodreads Rating: 4.33 / 5 stars
My Rating: 4 / 5 stars
Genre: Adult, Contemporary Romance, Erotica
Publishing Date: January 26, 2015
“I tried to play a game. I tried to wield deceit as perfectly as the Hawks. But when I thought I was winning, I wasn’t. Jethro isn’t what he seems—he’s the master of duplicity. However, I refuse to let him annihilate me further.”
Nila Weaver has grown from naïve seamstress to full-blown fighter. Every humdrum object is her arsenal, and sex…sex is her greatest weapon of all.
She’s paid the First Debt. She’ll probably pay more.
But she has no intention of letting the Hawks win.
Jethro Hawk has found more than a worthy adversary in Nila—he’s found the woman who could destroy him. There’s a fine line between hatred and love, and an even finer path between fear and respect.
The fate of his house rests on his shoulders, but no matter how much ice lives inside his heart, Nila flames too bright to be extinguished.
This book is not recommended for 18 years old and below.
Review also posted on Goodreads
As the series continues, things are getting more intense and the punishments got worse. I love how Pepper Winters pull this through and wonder if she ever cringed on writing these disturbing scenes. Still, it’s one addicting series and I get more curious what’s next for Nila and Jethro.
Nila continues on fighting back the Hawks by breaking Jethro’s walls. There is something about him than being loyal to his family. Jethro starts to get real whenever he is around with Nila. For the first time in his life, he found his sanctuary and he doesn’t want to let go of her. He’ll do everything to keep her alive with every pain she takes. However, they played a dangerous game when by falling in love with each other. To be honest, I’m scared for them. The Hawk family is absolutely ruthless and they can do any means of harm. Screw this twisted family.
I’m giving this 4 stars because the ending fell a little flat to me. So far, I don’t have any predictions on how will this end. I’ll just go with the flow and brace myself for more.