**SPOILER FREE REVIEW**
“Final Debt” is the sixth installment in Pepper Winter’s dark series entitled “Indebted” and like its predecessors it picks up right where the last book ended. I’m glad and sad at the same time this series came to an end. It was without a doubt one of the most intriguing, unconventional series I have ever read. Almost every book in the series kept me at the edge of my seat and I can honestly say every one of them was a fascinating mix of suspense, mystery and steam.
This installment was one of the best installments in the series, if not the best, the most intense and the most emotional IMO. I think it was the longest in the series and while I don’t like my reads to be too long, I truly enjoyed every minute of it. It was brutal, full of twists and turns, (some of them actually left me with my mouth hanging open), but it also was romantic at times. Needless to say I felt so much reading this sixth installment. There were happy times that warmed my heat and made me smile, but there were also sad times when my heart broke for these characters. This author’s definitely knows how to play with readers’ emotions.
While all the previous installments are written in dual POV, this installment is told from multiple points of view and I absolutely loved this aspect of the story. So, in some way this installment is not only about Jethro and Nila, the two MC of this series, but also about all the supportive characters we previously met. Needless to say all your questions about these characters will be answered. Another aspect I loved was how everything (the ‘feud’ between the Weavers and the Hawks started, who was the first Hawk woman who started everything, how she sacrificed for her loved ones and so much more) was revealed.
So much happens in this installment and let me tell you, the pace of the story was just perfect. Not a single part of the story was unnecessarily dragged out or rushed.
Nila was so much better than in the previous book in the series. She proved that she can’t fight – for her life, for Jethro and also for their love and I enjoyed her character development. With Jethro she was loving, sweet, gentle and even protective and for that I liked her very much. She gave him strength to accept his condition, to feel worthy of her love, to become a survivor. Jethro was in this installment the hero I wanted him to be. He definitely wasn’t the perfect, usual hero in this series. He has his flaws and these flaws certainly made him a more interesting, honest character. I loved how he was everything Nila needed – her friend, her lover, her protector, her everything. I loved how he accepted that he’s ‘normal’, that being different is not necessarily a bad thing. I also loved that he found himself and also that he ultimately found peace.
I’m not gonna telly anything about the villains…only that they were as fascinating as the two MC of the series. You will hate them, but maybe at times you will also feel compassion for them. Who knows?
Overall, a fantastic conclusion to this series that keep me glued to the pages from start to finish!