Sunday, February 14, 2016

Review: Didn't I Warn You (Bad for You #1) by Amber Bardan

"You have no idea what I'd do to have you, Angelina." - Haithem

Didn’t I Warn You?
Series: Bad for You #1
Author: Amber A. Bardan
Publisher: Carina Press
Release Date: April 18, 2016
Source: author for review

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Not everything dangerous is bad.

From the moment Angelina laid eyes on him, she fell into a fantasy. Mysterious, foreign, gorgeous, Haithem offered her what she needed most—a chance to feel again.

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.

Confession time... I love spoilers. Believe me, I know how weird that sounds. Most of the time I find myself skipping to the last two chapters just to make sure the characters are happy and all is well. Then I'll go back and read the book to find out how they get there. Strange, but it works for me. Why am I confessing this? Well, Didn't I Warn You kept me so captivated, I didn't dare skip ahead. From the moment I started it, I was hooked. In the first book of Amber Bardan's new series, Didn't I Warn You introduces readers to a world where danger and passion often go hand in hand. After losing everything he loved in the world, Haithem threw himself head first into danger. Now as he is in forced proximity with Angelina, Haithem is torn between believing the worst or succumbing to his desires. After years of being second best, Angelina is ready for someone to put her first. When Haithem sends for her, it is almost too good to be true. After her clumsiness puts her in quite the predicament, Angelina really has no choice. If she can't get away from him, well then, she's doing to push every button until she forces Haithem to play it her way. Unfortunately for both, the danger is just beginning.

I loved every moment I spent reading this book. The characters were phenomenal. The chemistry and sexual tension between Angelina and Haithem rocked. When the passion ignites, no amount of ice could cool them down. I loved Amber's writing. Although the book is written in mostly Angelina's perspective, I loved that we do get small glimpses into Haithem's POV. I liked that the POV didn't switch with each chapter. I felt that it added a bit more mystery to Haithem's character. I hope that as the next book in the Bad for You series progresses, we'll get more and more insight through his perspective. Overall, I freaking loved Didn't I Warn You. I was extremely excited to get the chance to read it early, but now I must wait on pins and needles for the release of the next book. June can't come soon enough.

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.

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