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Review : Didn't I Warn You by Amber Bardan


Angelina and Haithem were a complex couple and at times I really struggled to understand where the story line was going.  

Angelina is a 20 yr old, naive to the world and a young woman who came from a family who just stopped putting forth the effort to understand her and make her feel good about herself.  They often smothered her.  So she thought by acting like the "good girl" she would rise in her parents world.  

Haithem is a 30 yr old man who is rich and very secretive about all things.  He is very paranoid and doesn't see the good in anyone.  

That is how he met Angelina.  He thought she was a spy sent to get close to him and even kill him.  

Haithem has her brought onto his yacht allowing Angelina to believe she is just there for a hook-up.  But Haithem has other plans.  He sets sail across the ocean not allowing her off.  He practically takes her as a prisoner.  

As times goes on, Angelina and Haithem become closer and start sharing family stories with one another.  Each of their stories are heartbreaking and they both have not grown past it.  Once Haithem realizes that he can trust Angelina, feelings start to flourish.  Towards the end of the book, Haithem's secrets come to life and Angelina has to make a decision.  The book ends on a happy note, but  I am hoping book 2 will have more on this couple.  

This was a 3.5 star read for me.  I enjoyed the story line itself, but there was so much going on that I often was confused.  Plus I never really felt the "love" the couple had.  

REVIEWED BY : Jennifer A.