I really love when my expectations when starting a book from a new author to me are really low, and the book manages to blow my mind. The Bargain left me totally captivated, obsessed with the story and utterly engaged from the very first chapter until the very end. I loved Dean and Amber’s story, their twisted tale of lies, pain, loss and surrender with these sizzling hot scenes in between.
Only one desire, one wish that leads to lies and deceit, suffering harshness and cruelty, and lust…lust that burns the reason and sets the body on fire….but no price is high as long as Timmy is well and protected, she’ll sacrifice her pride, her dreams, her body…that’s story of Amber, the kind-hearted heroine that is stronger than it can be seen. Strong, yet her enemy is the cruel and formidable billionaire. How can she fight when all her weapons have been taken away long ago? How can she win against that ruthless man, who has no mercy? Can her persistence stand against his determination? When the odds are not even, the play foul, but no means of proving it…Can her kindness oppose his cruelty? Can her love and tenderness melt the ice in his heart?
I honestly didn’t expect this book to be such a page-turner that won’t allow me to put it down until the very end. Yes, the plot is not something original, or unusual, but this author has manage to add a dash of uniqueness, spicing this story with jaw dropping emotions, heartbreaking scenes and prefect blend of angst and passion. Perfectly paced and easy to follow. And the characters-absolutely mesmerizing. Dean is a total jerk, an irritating, repugnant douchebag that checks all the boxes about being a perfect anti-hero. Extremely rich and hot-as-sin, he spares no words in order to humiliate and break Amber. He uses his power like nobody’s business. Completely brusque and unfeeling, he really makes it hard for readers to like him. I honestly loathed him at moments. But as his walls, his harshness starts to crack, we see glimpses of a really swoon-worthy man. His evolution in the end is really remarkable. Amber, on the other hand, is kind and forgiving. Young and still inexperienced, yet so deeply marked by her brutal past. Trying to create a better future for her and little Timmy, she shows determination and strength that is truly admirable.
And their connection definitely quite unusual, yet explosive, and so perfect in every way. From the terrible start to the heart-warming epilogue, these two simply click together, like two broken pieces of one perfect whole.
A perfect choice for anyone who love a great story that is filled with raw emotions, a dash of humor and sizzling chemistry. Read it! You won’t regret it!