A Debt Owed
Author: Clarissa Wild
Publication Date: May 27th 2019
Genre: Dark Romance
My enemy’s daughter … offered to me as payment towards a debt.
Now she’ll become my wife … My pet.
I wasn’t always cold-hearted and vindictive.
She made me that way.
Charlotte Davis … the most beautiful and privileged princess there is.
I’d kill for her to be mine.
We met by chance at her father’s wedding … And then again years later.
But she forgot about me. Ignored me. Enraged me.
Then her father did the unforgivable, and I made it my lifelong goal to ruin him …
By taking her as payment towards a debt he owed.
A debt she will repay by marrying me.
Until death do us part.
A Debt Owed is an enticing new Dark Billionaire Alpha Male Romance novel by New York Times & USA Today Bestselling Author Clarissa Wild.
WARNING: This book includes scenes that may be disturbing to some readers.
She’s my hostage, someone I keep in a soft and velvety cage for my selfish needs.
What would you do if you were forced to marry someone you didn’t love, but if you didn’t you would watch someone you love die.
Charlotte is a tortured soul. All her life she has gone out of her way to try and please her father, to gain some kind of attention from him but he’s always just viewed her as an annoyance, someone he tolerates just because he has to. She’s been physically abused by him (at his own wedding no less) and now she has to save his sinking business by being the trade off against a hefty loan. She’s is the only innocent character is this situation. Her brother sucked, her father sucked and by god did Easton suck big hairy balls! Charlotte despite her flaws cares immensely for her family and doesn’t want to see any of them dead so accepts the situation grudgingly. It is through time that she realises that she really can’t live like this and has to find some means of escape. She is Easton’s wife but only in name, she is a captive, a prisoner. She’s watched 24/7. She’s not entitled to privacy, freedom or autonomy. This isn’t what she imagined for life, not at all.
Oh Easton, Easton, Easton
Where on earth do I begin with Easton? Between him and his father I really struggled to differentiate which was the bigger devil. Her father was a giant arse for sailing his daughter out to sea and basically selling her and Easton for having in it his head to buy her but also blame HER for his vendetta against her father.
The trouble I’m having is that I really liked the dark nature of Easton but a lot of his behaviours were borderline obsessive and out of order. The reason he wanted revenge against Charlotte was an apparent slight she gave him when they were in his father’s restaurant. She was extremely frightened of her fathers behaviour and knew what would happen if she spoke out against him. The fact that someone as cocky and arrogant as Easton held this grudge was pretty sad. A quick conversation could have put this wrong to rights (which Charlotte did, years later but Easton wasn’t for accepting it.) The way Easton treated Charlotte through the majority of the book was irking me. How I expected it to pan out was a kind of stolkholm syndrome type of plot. It is very clear that Charlotte is softening him up but why he continues to deny himself a love he’s felt since he first met her, I don’t understand.
Charlotte was an amazing character – Strong, caring towards family that quite honestly, don’t give a shit about her. Even although Easton thought he was running the whole show, really it was Charlotte. She used her sexuality against Easton to get what she wants and she didn’t often bow down to his demands. She held out a lot longer than I think Easton expected. I had a lot of respect for Charlotte’s character.
This was an enemy to lovers type of plot, I think at least this is where book 2 will lead us. The plot itself was fast paced and I lost track of time whilst I read it, I was that hooked. There wasn’t a lot of hot, steamy action in this book, which was fustrating because they had sexual chemistry by the boat load. I’m looking forward to seeing where book 2 takes us, and fingers crossed seeing a softer, more laid back Easton.