The fun of reading erotic novels, if we're honest, is to
find out what it's like to do something we'd never do. For
instance, I'd never decide to stalk an older man who has
been leering at me for half an hour and staring down the
front of my blouse. Sure enough this is what the heroine
decides to do in DIDN'T I WARN YOU.
Angelina seems a responsible girl at heart; just out of
college, she's put together a sample article on homeless
people and is hoping to be hired by a magazine. Hormones
are running high however when she ignores the creepiness of
the stranger staring at her in the café. She's actually so
bad at stalking that by the time she is picked off the road
by another total stranger and brought to meet Haithem, he's
not only got all the data on her background but he invites
her aboard his yacht for two weeks of sailing. Angelina
has failed to tell anyone where she was going - remember,
this is all about things we would never do - so as reality
suddenly hits, she starts to see the luxurious yacht as a
The tale is set in Melbourne but could be any city in the
modern world, where people travel and meet other cultures.
Haithem has definitely got concealed motives for being
there and we learn that he doesn't respect women. He
intends to get Angelina drunk on champagne before taking
her to bed, without even a conversation. She comes to her
senses... and through a mischance the next thing Angelina
knows, they've been at sea for twelve hours.
The suspicious, furtive Haithem, who has armed guards, is
clearly more than a playboy but we only get to see his
thoughts and motives after some time. Could he have a good
side? Is there anything to engage our sympathies? The
erotic fantasy that a strong cold man can be redeemed by a
good woman comes to the fore; another fantasy that sends
younger women to seek flings with bad boys is perhaps more
easily explained by the ladies just not wanting to be under
pressure to settle down yet. Author Amber A. Bardan makes
the most of the situation and keeps the reader guessing.
For all the lessons Angelina learns, this suspenseful story
DIDN'T I WARN YOU is a romance, and it packs an unusual
energy which will endear it to adult romance fans. Try this
escapist adventure if you dare. Amber Bardan will be
following it soon with DIDN'T YOU
PROMISE in the Bad For
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
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
He's made sure the life she's left
behind is in tatters. Made her family believe she's dead. 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.
didn't say she'd come to love the devil who's destroying
her, even as he keeps her prisoner.