- Child abuse/trauma
- Attempted murder [on adults and child]
I’ve been following Ana for months on Tiktok awaiting the release of Twisted Love. She teased us with so many videos that would show snippets of the story and I was instantly intrigued. That’s the fun part of being on Booktok…seeing all the creative ways in which authors promote their characters and stories. There are so many authors on Booktok that just make me want to run to purchase, their books before their 60-second video is over.
Going in, to Twisted Love, I knew it was going to fall into the “falling for my brother’s best friend” trope…which I’m 100% down for. I mean what person doesn’t grow up thinking about falling in love with their sibling’s best friend or falling for their best friend’s sibling?
In this book, we get to know Ana who always sees the positive and good in others. No matter what someone does she never loses hope that the world is good. We also get to know Alex who sees everyone as either an enemy or a tool to be used. Both Ana and Alex have dark histories that have shaped them into who they are now.
I loved that we get to see them go from “I find you annoying to be around” to “I can’t see my life without you in it.” Their journey to love, and acceptance, is long but is anything really worth it if you don’t put some work into it?
Do you enjoy the “falling for my brother’s best friend” trope? Are you a sucker for romance novels that have a strong alpha-hole who would burn the world just to see her smile? If either of those is true…you’re definitely going to want to check out this book.
Twisted Love doesn’t just give us a romance…it gives us a story of self-discovery, finding your strength, knowing it’s okay to be vulnerable…and so much more.
Total honesty…I was expecting more action to take place in Twisted Games since it involves a Princess and her bodyguard. That being said I still really enjoyed getting to know more about Bridget and Rhys, their backstories as well as who they are together.
I think I would have enjoyed more of a conflict…like more of an enemy to lovers to go along with the forbidden romance trope. It’s weird to say but I guess I would have enjoyed more reasons as to why they couldn’t be together than the fact that she was royalty and he wasn’t.
This was a nice read but I don’t feel as connected, or invested, as I did when I read Twisted Love. I could easily see myself re-reading Twisted Love but I don’t know that I’ll re-read Twisted Games. January is when Twisted Hate comes out, and since the little morsel’s of the animosity between Ava’s brother and one of her closest friends, that we got in Twisted Love, I’m very excited to see what that book holds for us!