My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Overall rating: 4.6
Pepper Winters... what a tangled web you've woven for us!5 *Mind-Has-Been-Fucked* Stars
Jethro and Nila. They have feelings for each other, but the problem is, those feelings, on the surface, change moment by moment, and under these circumstances, feelings of *any* kind, are dangerous. To them both.
Nila wants to hate Jethro. Jethro is suppose to hate Nila. They fight, ohhh how they fight, and let me tell you, no one writes "angry sex" like Ms. Winters!
Nila fights the feelings she has for Jethro. Everytime he shows her just a little bit of humanity, he snatches it back, becoming the epitome of an ice king. He slips into that role so well. But Nila sees the cracks and the fissures, and no matter how much she wants, and needs, to hate him for what he's doing to her, it's the light that shows through those fissures that she is slowly but surely falling for. She knows there is goodness in him, wrapped up in a dark, black, coldness. Her mission, is to find a way into his soul... and use it against him, before the price of the final debt becomes due and payable.
Her mind tells her one thing, but her heart and soul tell her something completely different. Unfortunately, or maybe fortunately for Nila, Jethro is having the same problem, the same thoughts. It's just not easy for him to show her. Worse than that, it's dangerous for him to show her.
In this book, we experience the "First Debt"... time for repayment. I know it was suppose to be harsh and cruel, but I confess that, for me, it was H. O. T. HOT
The one thing that Nila wants from Jethro, because she knows it's a way in to his frozen heart, is a kiss. She demands it, cries for it, begs for it. She knows, of all the things they could, and would do, it was the most intimate.
Kiss me. Kiss me. Kiss. Me.
Vows are made, vows are broken, along with the shattering of hearts. The First Debt is even better than Debt Inheritance, which I also enjoyed.
My only complaint, and it's not really even that, about this series is the overuse of the word "core".
Nila's core is throbbing, fluttering, shuddering, cramping, clenching, trembling from abuse, and flickering with desire.
It's twisted with wetness, builds with wetness, and grows with wetness..
It's warm, sparking, had fire-bolts hurled at it, and had intense heat billowing from it. Is her core a tiny pyromaniac? Maybe all the wetness it experiences could help out in that area?
She had fingers probing it, jerked from it, brushing it, tugging it, exposing it, and spread like a tentative sunrise.
It's experienced melting, glowing, shivering, and it ripples.. a lot. Not to mention the invisible cords that seem to be attached to her core from her nipples.
And her core is insatiable. Well, you don't say!
That was just a little fun I wanted to have from first two books.. I'm sure there'll be more core rippling and throbbing moments for Nila in the next four books! If she keeps this up, she's going to have to have "core-o-plasty" by the end of it!
I'm totally twisted up in this series, absolutely loving it! I read the first two books in one day and I can't wait to see what'll happen next.. what will the Second Debt be? Which Debt will be the "Final Debt"? Will Nila's core continue to play a starring role? ;)
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