The Bargain engaged my attention immediately as the premise was intriguing and the author’s creative writing style left me captivated throughout the entire read. Moving at a good pace and with spot on character development, The Bargain is a tantalizing romance complete with a unique plot, interesting characters, deception, and steam which I thoroughly enjoyed.
Dean was exactly what I have come to expect in an anti-hero. Wealthy and handsome, he wields his words with a sharp sword, is ruthless in his dealings, and craves control Yet, Amber rarely cowers in his presence. His cruel words, quick judgments, and questionable actions should have made me loathe him, but the author with her intricate way of weaving the story and impeccable character evolution made me like this delectable, commanding anti-hero.
I loved Amber as she is a remarkable heroine. She was a brilliant young woman who possesses an innate kindness that made her so easy to love. Her vibrant personality and caring nature were apparent throughout the novel and she definitely threw Dean for a loop. Yes, she had flaws and moments of vulnerably, but she also had an inner strength that served her well. Both characters have backstories that will pull at your heartstrings and will help the reader to understand just how their experiences have shaped who they are today. The two together made an interesting but perfect pair. Neither really like each other in the beginning and witnessing how their relationship evolved over time was highly entertaining.
The Bargain is a well written enemies-to-lovers, mistaken identity novel that has an older man-younger woman theme. I did not find the difference in age to be a big deal as Amber’s responsibilities had greatly matured her, but she was still inexperienced in other areas. I think this helped contribute to why she was an excellent match for Dean. If you are looking for an entertaining enemies-to-lovers and billionaire romance, then you should definitely check out this book! I voluntarily read an early version of this book. All thoughts expressed are my own.