Friday, June 7, 2024

Pre-Order Blitz: Hidden While In Sight by Amber Warden


Title: Hidden While In Sight
Series: Wicked Defenders #1
Author: Amber Warden
Genre: Dark Romance
Tropes: Mafia, Hurt/Comfort
Obsessive Hero/Stalker Vibes
Release Date: June 28, 2024


Diego digs up dirt for the cartel, dirt they use to ensure business runs smoothly. Only this time, he’s assigned to the perfect rich family with the perfect rich life: a successful lawyer husband, two well-behaved kids, and a trophy wife.

It’s a life someone who grew up in the streets could never have.

But as Diego watches the family, he begins to notice things. There’s a nervousness to the children. The wife has an obsessive focus on maintaining her body. And tension rises every time the husband comes home.

Until one explosive night when it becomes obvious their life isn’t so perfect.

Diego witnesses what unfolds and becomes more and more fixated on the wife, Hannah. With every revealed secret, his obsession grows. Because she really is perfect to him.

Hannah belongs with Diego. Whether she wants to or not. Her and her kids.

And no one gets to touch what belongs to him.

Wicked Defenders is a series of mafia adjacent standalone romances, containing morally grey heroes that are sweet caregivers to those they love but don’t hold back on anyone else. These stories include dark themes and tragic scenes, but each book ends with an HEA.




Hannah’s gaze shifted to his tattooed hand. “I hadn’t heard your motorcycle before today.” Her eyes roamed over the bike as if allowed to now that she’d mentioned it.

Diego smiled. “Angling for a ride?” he asked.

Her cheeks flushed, and the thought that she really was toyed with his mind.

“I couldn’t,” she said, her voice low, hesitant.

This woman wanted a chance to feel alive. Diego was tempted to toss her over his shoulder and give it to her.

“I guess not,” he said instead. “No telling what your husband would do if he came home to see you clinging to me and enjoying every minute of it.”

Her face lifted, a sliver of pain slipping over it almost too quickly to catch. She looked over her shoulder. “I should go.”

When she stepped back, he reached out, not sure what he wanted to do, but knowing that making her flinch wasn’t it.

Diego let his hand drop and backed away. “I’d never hurt you, mami.”

Her eyes flicked to his, but in a twitching way, and then she ran home.

That was safer for them both. Much safer than what he wanted to do. He’d been sent to blackmail her husband, not to steal the man’s wife for himself.


A former numbers cruncher, Amber Warden left the accounting world to write emotional and steamy contemporary romance instead. Her main hope is for those reading her stories to take away the feeling that they are more than enough for anyone.


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