ARC Review + Giveaway: Third Debt by Pepper Winters

20 Apr 2015

Book Title: Third Debt
Author: Pepper Winters
Series: Indebted #4
Release Date: April 16th, 2015
Genres: Dark Romance, Romantic Suspense
“She healed me. She broke me. I set her free. But we are in this together. We will end this together. The rules of this ancient game can’t be broken.”

Nila Weaver no longer recognises herself. She’s left her lover, her courage, and her promise. Two debts down. Too many to go.

Jethro Hawk no longer recognises himself. He’s embraced what he always ran from, and now faces punishment far greater than he feared.

It’s almost time. It’s demanding to be paid.

The Third Debt will be the ultimate test...




  "Nothing is ever black and white, Nila. You should know that by now. It's all how you survive the grey." 

 How is it that Ms Pepper still continues to stump me at every turn? I really thought I should have known better after one cliffy to another but HECK NO. She just pulled out a massive one here that left my brain crying at the idea of that ending!! Honestly, I'm still trying to pull my thoughts together after this read because let me tell you it was freaking. intense.


  Third Debt will pick up from the shocking ending that came from Second Debt and I was as clueless as the next reader on which direction will the story go now. But I know with Pepper Winters that you can never expect the story to take the obvious turn and that's how she always nailed each instalment, leaving the readers to embrace the unknown and be knocked off their feet.


 The read had a slow buildup in the beginning which served as a calm before the storm because once the Third Debt starts coming around, the intensity increased by almost a tenfold. At times I felt like I almost forgot to breathe as I read through the chapters because it sent me into a massive state of trepidation as I welcomed the unpredictable. The whole read is akin to a gigantic chess game with the players waiting to strike their move and one wrong action will set off a catastrophic chain of events. It really doesn't get more intense than that but it does. It really does.


 And where do I even begin with Jethro & Nila? I felt like the author just threw these two into the depths of hell, stripping them completely of their defenses and left them trying to win a losing battle. There were times that it felt like there's no light at the end of the tunnel for these two and honestly, I was scared shitless. However once again, the author has the ability to ripped your heart out, stomped over it and mend it back. But to only later destroy your heart completely again in the end! My tortured soul is at the mercy of this author. 

 Some of the revelations in this one seriously got my head spinning especially when the truth has finally come to light on Jethro’s condition. That was something I wouldn’t have figured from miles away and I loved that Pepper always managed to put a unique twist to her stories. Not to mentioned, a certain other Hawk is also slowly growing on me now after that Third Debt scene but the ending right there totally slayed me! 


 Without spoiling the read further, I will just say that every book in this series is a literal game changer. The fact that this is the 4th book doesn't even faze me because each one just keeps getting better than the last. Not every author can pull off a series of novel-length reads and have the reader on its tight leash, needing the next one like air but Pepper Winters pulls it off effortlessly. Third Debt ends on a massive twist of cliffhanger that will quite literally make you howl in terror, so consider yourself warned. 

  Bonus sidenote: Someone makes a debut appearance in this read that has got my interest piqued! I'm absolutely dying to get my hands on his story when it'll be released very soon in the coming months ;)


Third Debt is the 3rd book in the Indebted series and must be read in order with the previous books.

ARC kindly provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.


 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.

 Her Dark Erotica books include:
Tears of Tess (Monsters in the Dark #1)
Quintessentially Q (Monsters in the Dark #2)

 Her Grey Romance books include:

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