But Haithem is much more than he appears to be. He lives in a world of danger where everything comes at a price.
For Angelina, that price is her future.
He’s made sure the life she’s left behind is in tatters. Made her family believe she’s dead. Still, he talks about protecting her, about keeping her safe, but she can’t distinguish his truth from his lies. She can’t separate her pleasure from his betrayal.Haithem warned her. He told her he’d make her heart race, her body come alive and her most primal needs rush to the surface. His for the taking.
He didn’t say she’d come to love the devil who’s destroying her, even as he keeps her prisoner.
Review by Gina
YES! YES! YES! As an avid reader, I live for those moments when you crack a book open and fall in love. Fall in love with the hero, the heroine and the author. It doesn’t happen every time, but when it does, you can’t help but shout out with glee and dance around the house with your Kindle in hand. That’s what happen to me reading Amber Bardan’s Didn’t I Warn You.
Angelina is a young woman that has always been in the shadows. Having a twin brother that didn’t survive a bout of cancer, she has walked around with a pile of guilt and nowhere to really turn. Her parents have swung their protective cape around her—for fear of losing her as well—but not having enough interest in who she is or wants to become. So what do they do? They smother her. And we all know what happens when you smother something—it either dies or explodes. In this case, Angelina explodes on an adventure with Haithem—even if such adventure turned out to be more than she bargained for.
Haithem is one of the most intriguing heroes I’ve read in a long time. The story is told in both hero and heroine points of view, but Haithem’s POV is often short bursts. This doesn’t allow us to know too much about him, but enough to know that he’s up to something, it is dangerous and Angelina is more than he ever imagined. I found myself asking questions like: Is he a terrorist? Is he in the mafia? A drug lord? A drug runner? In the sex trafficking business? All questions that if answered in the affirmative would be seriously dangerous for Angelina. And yet, we can’t help but fall in love with him even if those questions are all yeses.
From the very first page of this book, I was enthralled and entranced by Angelina and Haithem. Their story starts off as a mutual instant attraction from across a café, but where it goes is so amazing I can hardly wait for Ms. Bardan’s book 2 in this series. And by “can’t wait”, I mean please, Ms. Bardan, I need it now!
5 huge sparkling, shiny silver buckles
After spending years imagining fictional adventures, Amber Bardan finally found a way to turn daydreaming into a productive habit. She now spends her time in a coffee-fueled adrenaline haze, writing romance with a thriller edge.
She lives with her husband and children in semi-rural Australia, where if she peers outside at the right moment she might just see a kangaroo bounce by.
Amber is an award winning writer, Amazon Bestselling Author, and member of Romance Writers of Australia, Melbourne Romance Writers Guild, and Writers Victoria.