Genre: Adult, Erotica, Romance, Fiction
“I own you. I have the piece of paper to prove it. It’s undeniable and unbreakable. You belong to me until you’ve paid off your debts.”
Nila Weaver’s family is indebted. Being the first born daughter, her life is forfeit to the first born son of the Hawks to pay for sins of ancestors past. The dark ages might have come and gone, but debts never leave. She has no choice in the matter.
She is no longer free.
Jethro Hawk receives Nila as an inheritance present on his twenty-ninth birthday. Her life is his until she’s paid off a debt that’s centuries old. He can do what he likes with her—nothing is out of bounds—she has to obey.
There are no rules. Only payments.
This book had so many 5 star reviews on Goodreads that I thought it had to be an amazing book and with such a cryptic and interesting plot I figured I had nothing to lose by reading this, in the end I ended up losing hours of my life on a book that nothing really happened.
I understand that it was the first book in the series therefore it needed to give some background, but that’s all it really was…background. Nothing interesting really happened but there was just enough going on that I didn’t put the book down. Yes I found the plot interesting and wanted to know what happened so I carried on reading and then it was the end of the book and I felt like the book lacked any proper events, it was just filled with conversations and things that were ok but not gripping.
Nila just annoyed me from the start, far too many times have we had the innocent, young girl who doesn’t know the real world and is protected from everything. To make her more annoying she has Vertigo (which sometimes she manages to fight off but only when it would really ruin the story if she fell over).
So she gets “kidnapped” (she basically went of her own free will as she didn’t even attempt to call for help or run away) and this guy then explains that she has to pay a family debt off, throughout the whole book I was expecting to find out what had happened to her ancestors so that this would occur but again the book doesn’t give actual details as to what happened and in the end we just get snippets of information.
The plot is scarcely believable, it just wouldn’t happen, regardless of who the family “own” or can buy off, it’s fully against the law so I just couldn’t get into it.
The book ends on a cliffhanger however as there are more books in the series I think it’s pretty obvious as to what happens but nevertheless I will continue reading in the hope that it does get better.
Summing up: Doesn’t have much of a story