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Don't Lie to Me

(Bad for You #3)

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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
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Kindle Edition, 352 pages
Published October 24th 2016 by Carina Press
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Carlene Inspired
ARC provided in exchange for an honest review.

The way she looked at me right now, breathless in anticipation-she felt it too.
There was one thing for it.
I'd make her mine.


Emma is Angelina's best friend, which means now she's best friends with Haithem as well, and she must suffer with watching the sickeningly in love couple while her life hits a standstill. Figuring out living situations, her job, her future in general can wait while she is with the couple in Italy though, because there are hand
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Romance is my Jam||Victoria
Mar 21, 2017 rated it really liked it
4.5 out of 5 aaaaamzing Avner stars.

Oh my goodness. I was told Avner was a wonderful leading alpha. I was promised sexy bossy and over the top alphaness and boy, did I get it.

I thought this book was gorgeous and scrummy and a delight to read. The storyline engaging and fun, and of course we got to see the sexy Haithem again!

I hope there's going to be more in this series.
Sparklybearsy¤°.¸¸.•´¯`»
I've really, really loved this Bad for You series. Some of the best characters I've read in a long while. if you adore ( like I do ) over the top alpha males who have bossiness streaking through their blood stream, who will go above, beyond and through anything they have to to protect their women then this book and this series is for you.

I'm so glad I discovered Amber Bardan's work this week, I've enjoyed all four of her books I've read so far, seriously cracktastic reads, and ones I will happy
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The Book Junkie Reads . . .
What possibly can be a woman scorned? A woman with a plan. Not just a plan but determination, strength, wisdom, fortitude, and completely uninhibited by anything. Or at least when it comes to what she wants and going about getting it. Emma wants what her best friend has, but knowing at the same time that it was not in the cards for her. She decides that she needs to have some fun and let loose. Who else to help her with her quest than the sexy reclusive Avner.

What can destroy faster than a secr
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Kendra
Oct 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: review-copies
I swear, I will gobble up anything Amber writes. I need more!

Emma and Avner. Who would've thought? I cannot even express the sizzling chemistry between these two. Hot then cold, but oh so very hot.

Amber's writing is the type to suck you in. Before you know it, you've read half the book wondering where it all went. Her dirty words, her sexy scenes, her thrilling rollercoaster. All of it flies by from the first page.

To me, there is no higher praise than: ... Go read these damn books right now!

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Jessica
Oct 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I seriously cannot get enough of the characters and their romances in the Bad for You series. Seriously. Their lives are full of passion, suspense, mystery and intrigue. Amber Bardan has created an freaking amazing world and I absolutely love every time I jump back into it!!

Don't Lie to Me breaks away from Haithem and Angelina - who have found their way to happily ever - and delves into Angelina's best friend Emma and her relationship with Avner. He is Haithem's friend and business partner as we
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Mary Mooney
Oct 17, 2016 rated it really liked it
I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads, so here is my review.

Emma is the best friend of Angelina and watching her and Haithem, Emma wants that too. But she knows it will never come true for her. So she is going to have fun on her terms and with whom she chooses. So when she meets Avner, she knows she wants him but for how long is the question. Because she knows he will show her a good time because she can tell just by the way he looks at her.
Avner sees Emma and
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Kim Reads (Read Your Writes Book Reviews)
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, overprotective ...more
Steph
Nov 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Ladies and gentlemen, we have a winner!

Emma Neeson never expected a man like Avner Malfacini. When she meets the magnetic man, her vagina literally does a happy dance, but Avner isn't one of her boy toys. He will possess her, own her, devour her...and she'll like it. But for a woman who needs to know everything, she hates Avner's secrets and half truths. If he told her the real story behind his past, his present and the people who would stop at nothing to get to her, she'd go running...right? E
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Nerdy Dirty & Flirty
Nov 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing
4.5 Stars
Tiffany
This is a story of two people with secrets. Two people unwilling to give up those secrets in order to protect those they care about. Two people with undeniable attraction they can't deny.
When Emma sees Avner for the first time, all she can thing is that a one night stand is just what the doctor ordered. Warnings from Haithem don't deter her for long. Nothing can stop the need she feels for him. She doesn't have time for a relationship with the research she's doing. She could end
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Kristie
Nov 11, 2016 rated it liked it
This started out really good, ended up good?

I guess I'd say that what started off as a seemingly fast paced drama with high action/excitement, ended up being a little more low key. It's a bit long but still pretty good. The story was interesting even if I at first I thought it would be more spy like. It's not... more a typical love story about an uber rich dude with secrets who falls for a woman who's self sufficient but in need of help. There's deceit, lies, kidnapping... the normal things you
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Christina
Oct 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing
5 Stars - 3.5 Flames

DISCLAIMER - This is NOT a standalone (at least in my eyes) even though it revolves around a different couple. You will understand both individuals more if you stick to the sequence of the series.

O. M. G.!!!!!!! How does this author do it? No, really? How did she make this third installment better, if not THE BEST of the series thus far? I mean, don't get me wrong. Angelina and Haithem will forever be the "IT" couple in my eyes. But holy mother of something dark, twisted and
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Jennifer Pierson
Nov 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Emma is a bit of a commitment phobe, but at her best friend's wedding, she meets their reclusive business partner, and the attraction is instant. She decides that she wants to have a fling with this sexy man that ties her up in knots, as he takes her breath away. Plus, he won't be pushed around, as he is always in control. Avner has no doubt that he wants to make the beautiful Emma his, but his life isn't easy, and the night that they were to hook up, he had to leave her. He decides to take his ...more
Judy Miracle
May 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This series just gets better and better!!! Ambers writing is the kind that will suck you in from the beginning and keep you hooked all the way through.

Emma is Angelina's best friend, as Avner is Haithem's. The chemistry between these two is enough to burn you through your kindle. One second they are HOT and with a flash, it can turn Cold. But there is always that burning behind it all.

Avner is a rich rich man, who is known to be a criminal. But no one knows exactly what he engages in. Outside
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Angela
Jul 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Whew! What a follow up! I loved having a little insight back into Haithem and Angelina's lives was wonderful. The story of Avner and Emma is part soul crushing and part amazing!! Who knew how deep Avner was? What he's been through? And Emma? Oh my! Her story is sad and brilliant all together. The twists? Unexpected. Their story together? Absolute perfection.
Jenn
Mar 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Just when you think AB has delivered in the hot stakes with Haithem, she hits Avner at you.
BAM.

What a story. Great characters. loved it.
Shrimalya
Nov 03, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance, suspense
Don't Lie To Me is the third book in the Bad For You series by Amber Bardan.Though it has different protagonists from the first two books in the series, it would be better if one had read the first two books in the series before coming to this one.I hadn't done so and I felt like I was missing out on a few events and references.It took some time for me to get into this novel, but once I did it was really good!

I loved the mood and the feel that the author has created in this novel.Emma is Angelin
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Heather Major
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
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Elizabeth Horbaczek
Nov 10, 2016 rated it really liked it
This book was given to me for an honest review.,

4 stars


I want to right a disclaimer before I start this book. I thought this was going to be a stand alone when I started this book. It was really hard at times to pick up some of what was going on because it had happened in previous books. I think you really need the background of the other books to get the whole picture of this book and at times I was frustrated. Do you really need the other books to enjoy the book, probably not, but I like the w
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Book Loving Fairy-Blog
Oct 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I had the pleasure of reading Don't Lie to me by Amber Bardan in an ARC in exchanged for an honest review. I am giving this book 4.5 stars because I just loved how the author crafted Emma and Avner story. It was only supposed to be one night of fun and passion, and even though Avner was warned to stay away from Emma he couldn't because she wouldn't let him. And because he knew that he wanted her to bad to walk away. Emma sees the love her best-friend Angelina and Haithem have. Of course when she ...more
Lynn (Ellesea Loves Reading)
Oct 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
I thoroughly enjoyed the previous two books in the Bad For You series, so couldn't wait to find out what Amber Bardan had planned for us this time around. Don't Lie To Me is a standalone novel, although I highly recommend you read Didn't I Warn You and Didn't You Promise too.

Avner Malfacini's focus is solely on his business dealing. He hasn't the time or inclination to get involved with a woman in his line of work. He's instantly drawn to Emma, so indulges in her for just one night...except it's
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Michele
Oct 26, 2016 rated it really liked it
Actual Rating: 4.5 Stars

Fast-paced, complex, and erotic as all get-out, Don’t Lie to Me was another thrilling installment in the Bad for You series. If you thought Haithem and Angelina’s romance was dangerous and intense, then hold on–because Avner and Emma take things to a whole new exciting level.

“What do you do, Avner?” I whispered. “Unofficially, what do you really do?”
His grip tightened, then loosened on my skin. “I won’t lie to you–I’ve done many things I shouldn’t, and all the things th
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A Hopeless Romantic's Booklandia
I wanted to read Avner's story as soon as I met him and when I knew that Emma was going to be his heroine - I was even more excited. I had such high hopes for Don't Lie to Me and Ms. Bardan did not let me down at ALL! It was positively amazing and I loved, loved, loved it!

Well, sometimes, I wanted to smack that Avner. He will make you shake your head a few times with his overprotectiveness, but he does have good intentions and it's hard to stay truly mad at him when you can tell how much he lov
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Hart's Reader Group
This is the third book in the Bad For You Series by the very talent and wicked-minded Amber Bardan. I met Avner in book one when he helped Haithem and Angelina get away from the baddies threatening to kill them.

In this tale, we dig deeper into who Avner is, his past, his predilections, and his overwhelming desire for the blonde bombshell who smiled seductively at him one night on a balcony.

Avner is a dark, intense, rich as hell man with a tragic yet uplifting past. He is haunted by his demons an
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Cara Ross
Nov 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Emma has so much going on in her life, but what she needs is some relief, and a hot fling will do that for her, and she finds the perfect man for that in Avner, her best friends husbands, business partner! But when he takes off just as the action heats up, Emma is left angry and wanting!

Determined that she will not offer herself to him again, and is determined to push forward with her research. But Avner is back and determined to protect and take care of her…and he manages to get under her skin
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Annamaria
Feb 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
4.5 Mysterious Stars! This is the third book in the Bad For You Series. I read it as a standalone but you might be better off reading the first two books prior to this one to better understand the story. Emma is an inspiring inventor and is working on a project that can save countless lives, if only she can find someone to invest in it. Avner is a wealthy owner of a technology company and has a reputation of possibly being a criminal. Avner is Emma's best friends husband's friend and the two hav ...more
Cathy
Oct 31, 2016 rated it it was amazing
"Don't Lie to Me" by Amber Bardan is one heck of a ride! Emma, looking for some fun, meets Avner and decides that he'll be her fun. Well, the sparks ignite and it's so much more. But both characters have pasts that will threaten them. Can they overcome? Read it and find out! Emma is a strong heroine that truly just wants to be loved and cherished but feels that is beyond her reach. Avner is the ultimate Alpha and boy, is he sexy! Ms. Bardan has once again written a tale that has it all - there i ...more
Lisa Book Shelf
Dec 21, 2016 rated it really liked it
the 3rd book in this series. Featuring Emma amd Avner. A high octane -fast paced book. Full of secrets, passion and suspense.This book can be read alone but you will enjoy the others. ..They are filled with great characters that will keep your intrest page after page.

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Shellby
Nov 02, 2016 rated it liked it
I loved this series. I liked this book to a point. It had a great story line. The book however, just seemed to drag for me.

-NightWolf Book Blog
Kevin downie
May 23, 2017 marked it as to-read
Ice would love to read this book it's look interesting
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