The Engagement by Samantha Hayes / #Review #BooksOnTour @bookouture @samhayes

You thought you had escaped him. Until he proposed to your daughter.‘There’s someone I want you to meet,’ Belle says, as a man draws up to her side. He’s tall with dark hair and stubble on his square jaw. He’s not exactly smiling, but the corner of his mouth curls upwards as he slides his hand around my daughter’s waist.I grab my husband’s arm to steady myself, as the room spins around me.I stare into the man’s eyes – jet black. Nothing and everything hidden behind them.Fear prickles my skin as I remember what he did.How I only just escaped.All the lies I’ve had to tell since.‘I want you to meet Jack,’ Belle says, brimming with excitement. ‘He’s my fiancé.’ She rests her head on his shoulder. ‘Isn’t it exciting? We’re engaged!’Fear hammers in my chest. I have to stop this.My daughter’s life is in danger, and it’s all because of me…




It has been a while since I had the pleasure of reading one of this author’s books. I cannot tell you the title anymore I am afraid, but I guess when you read a lot it is normal. The brain can only save a certain amount of details. What I do remember though is how I feel before starting a new story (exited) and after having finished one (still exited and satisfied). 🙂

I love jewelry and weddings. I don’t need to tell you how I fell in love with the cover. 🙂 The engagement is a fact. Will we be able to attend the wedding too? That is for you to find out. My lips are sealed. 🙂

A daughter bringing home her fiance. It happens every day. Often parents are happy and fall in love with their future son in law too, but sometimes you would rather die than letting him touch your little girl. 

This is what happens to Hannah, Rob and their daughter Belle. Hannah knows this man and she knows what he is capable of. There is not a lot she can do. Children, you know how they are. When you forbid something, they will do the exact opposite. And after all, Belle is 18 and feels like she can do whatever she likes. And she likes her fiance a lot. So Hannah has to handle this with care. 

And then you think everything is said and done. After all there is only the epilogue left to read… My oh my …

Great story, but I knew it beforehand. After all the author has never let me down. 5 stars

Thank you


About the author

Samantha Hayes grew up in a creative family where her love of writing began as a child. Samantha has written eight thrillers in total, including the bestselling Until You’re Mine. The Independent said “fantastically written and very tense” while Good Housekeeping said “Her believable psychological thrillers are completely gripping.” Samantha’s books are published in 22 languages at the last count.

When not writing, Samantha loves to cook, go to the gym, see friends and drink nice wine. She is also studying for a degree in psychotherapy. She has three grown-up children and lives in Warwickshire.


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