Didn't I Warn You?

Amber Bardan
Didn't I Warn You?
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Publisher
Harlequin
Release Date
April 2016
ISBN
9781459291980
Series
Book 1 of A Bad For You Novel
Genre
Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance

SUMMARY
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.

Hiathem 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.

Book Review by Delta (reviewer)
Mar 09, 2016   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
115 people found the following review helpful
WARNING: This book will make you gasp and drool, then leave you hanging just when it's getting soooo good!

The second Angelina lays eyes on Haithem, she knew she was in trouble. She just didn't know how much it would be. Held captive on a yacht and assumed to be the enemy has Angelina caught up in a dangerous game that she doesn't know how to play, or even how to lose. She just knows she needs to get away from Haithem, from his all-seeing eyes and manipulative tongue. She never knew how much she liked trouble until now.

Haithem wants to trust his fiery young prisoner, but every sign is pointing to her secrets and lies. So he'll wait. And he'll resist the pull of desire she elicits, because he senses that once he gives in, his life will never be the same.

DIDN'T I WARN YOU? started off slow and I got a little nervous. At almost 400 pages, I started to dread sitting through a stinker that wouldn't end. And then something weird happened…I started to really like it. A lot. I'm not exactly sure what it was about Ms. Bardan's seductive writing style that I found so appealing, but every sentence seemed well crafted and honed to make the maximum impact on the reader (though I did spot quite a few typos throughout). The two had mad chemistry, and though there was no actual sex until about 3/4 of the way through, the entire book was set up as foreplay, and damn was it potent.

Angelina wasn't particularly likable, but she was relatable in some strange way, her youth and inexperience at odds with her desire for Haithem. She came off as a brat at times, but then again she was being held against her will the majority of the book. Haithem was an interesting character, composed yet filled with raw desire and driving need for a woman for the first time in his life. He was genuinely dangerous, though the reader never REALLY finds out what side of the good/evil coin he's actually on, given the circumstances of his life's mission. Of course, we're left with a massive cliffhanger, and I'm desperate to get my hands on book 2, Didn't You Promise? as soon as humanly possible!

Bottom Line: Rich and decadent, like a chocolate croissant chased with a dark merlot, DIDN'T I WARN YOU? pushed my buttons in a mysterious, seductive way.
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