“This isn’t a romance for the lighthearted. It’s gritty and wild and passionate...will have readers falling hard and fast.” —Smart Bitches, Trashy Books on Didn’t I Warn You
Amber Bardan returns with a heart-stopping third installment in her high-octane, highly addictive Bad For You series
A fling with her best friend’s reclusive business partner should’ve been harmless.
When Emma meets him, the only way she’s looking to be tied down is in the literal sense. But Avner—shady hacker, off-the-books investigator, occasional spy—takes her breath away. He’s the first man who doesn’t turn to mush under her sexual spell: a fact that makes what’s between them very different, and very real.
Beautiful and uninhibited, Emma is everything Avner thought she would be and more. Yet his deadly past and dark duties can never be forgotten…not even as he succumbs to their seductive intimacy. But for the first time he’s after something of his own, as well.
And now that he’s found Emma, he’ll protect her, no matter what. Because anything worth loving is worth fighting for.
But nothing about Avner is remotely harmless.
Soon, Avner has infiltrated Emma’s personal life, stalled her career and nearly destroyed everything she’s worked for—all in the name of protection. Desperate and heartbroken, drawn into a secret criminal underworld in her quest for understanding, Emma discovers the truth: Avner’s secrets are far more devastating than his lies.
This book is approximately 85,000 words
Book Three of the Bad For You series
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Don’t Lie to Me is the third book in Amber Bardan’s Bad For You series. While you don’t necessarily have to read the previous two books to enjoy this one, I do believe that you would get a better understanding of the world that Amber Bardan has created by doing so. Since Don’t Lie to Me focuses on the best friend of the heroine from the previous books and the business partner of the hero, I consider it to be more of a spin-off to the the prior books. The central themes of control, overprotectiveness, and strong sexual content are the same throughout all the books. However, Don’t Lie to Me is mainly just pure and unadulterated porn with no filters. Avner Malficini is one of the richest people in the world. He has a reputation of being somewhat of a criminal but it’s not totally clear what types of crimes he commits. He also runs a technology company that has made world changing applications. Emma Neeson is an aspiring inventor who has a product that could save countless lives if she can just get the right person to invest in it. A chance meeting with Avner changes her life forever but this is far from your typical love story. As with Amber’s other books in this series, there’s a lot of secrets and lies. These secrets do a lot to shape their relationships. In this case, the secrets are not even close to being bad enough to keep these two from burning up the sheets but it does cause plenty of drama outside of the bedroom. Of course, there comes a point where Emma’s life is in danger and it’s a mystery as to where the threat is coming from. Avner exhausts all resources to keep Emma safe even if she doesn’t want him to. Don’t Lie to Me is a testament to the idea of protecting the love of your life without any regard of the consequences. Avner and Emma learn a lot about themselves and each other in the process. They have both suffered enormous losses in the past and must learn to trust each other and share their demons. There is a small amount of action and intrigue but it’s clearly overshadowed by their intense sexual encounters. I’m not saying that’s a bad thing but be prepared to have your mind and your senses blown. **I received a copy of this book from the publisher and voluntarily reviewed.**
Don't Lie to Me is book# 3 is Amber Bardan's Bad for You series. This book is about Avner whom we met in the first books and Emma, Angelina's best friend who was also introduced in the first books. Even though this book has reoccurring characters this book can be read as a standalone. Emma has been traveling with Angelina and Haithim and they are finally in Italy in preparations for the couple’s nuptials. While Emma is thrilled, that Angelina has found her HEA seeing the couple constantly mooning over each other with love-sick eyes has also reminded her how incredibly lonely she is. She decides to treat herself to some random hot sex and goes looking for a one night stand at the hotel's bar when she stumbles across a gorgeous stranger. As the two make their way to the elevators Emma is stunned to learn that the handsome stranger isn't a stranger to everyone and turns out to be none other than Haithim's friend Avner. Avner is blown away by the beautiful woman who has come onto him. He is instantly drawn to the woman and immediately recognizes the pull he feels towards her as something deeper than just blowing off some steam. He will stop at nothing to make her his and keep her even as Haithim warns him to steer clear. However, the more these two are together the more their sparks fly and it isn't long before they find themselves in each other arms. When Emma's life appears to be in danger Avner will stop at nothing to protect her, even if that means using a page from his friend's playbook and "kidnapping" her. Avner has become my favorite new alpha male character. He is sexy and fierce but also loyal and protective especially when it comes to those he cares about. Avner has secrets though, secrets only a few of those closest to him know about. Will these secrets be what tears him from the woman he has fallen for? I LOVED this book, even more so than the first two in the series. Avner was absolute perfection! I hope there will be more books from this series as I can't seem to get enough. I received an eARC of this book compliments of the publisher in exchange for my honest review and opinion. All ratings and opinions stated are my own.