Twisted Love – Ana Huang

Genre: Romance
Publisher: Self-Published
Pages: 339
Release Date: April 29, 2021

He has a heart of ice…but for her, he’d burn the world. 

Alex Volkov is a devil blessed with the face of an angel and cursed with a past he can’t escape. 

Driven by a tragedy that has haunted him for most of his life, his ruthless pursuits for success and vengeance leave little room for matters of the heart. 

But when he’s forced to look after his best friend’s sister, he starts to feel something in his chest:

A crack.
A melt.
A fire that could end his world as he knew it.

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Ava Chen is a free spirit trapped by nightmares of a childhood she can’t remember.

But despite her broken past, she’s never stopped seeing the beauty in the world…including the heart beneath the icy exterior of a man she shouldn’t want. 

Her brother’s best friend. 
Her neighbor.
Her savior and her downfall.

Theirs is a love that was never supposed to happen—but when it does, it unleashes secrets that could destroy them both…and everything they hold dear.

Twisted Love is a brother’s best friend/opposites attract romance with a hint of suspense. It’s book one in the Twisted series but can be read as a standalone.

WARNING: This book contains a possessive, morally gray alphahole; explicit sexual content, and profanity. No cheating or menage, but if you’re looking for a traditionally sweet, loveable hero, this is not the book for you. Recommended for 18+.

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I didn’t hate Twisted Love, but I didn’t love it either.

Twisted Love is a brother’s best friend romance with a twist. I really enjoyed the plot of the novel. Ava had a traumatic childhood and has several repressed memories that are slowly making it to the surface. Alex is seeking revenge on the person who destroyed his family. Both plotlines kept me engaged and I was satisfied with their twists and conclusions.

Unfortunately, I didn’t feel the connection between Ava and Alex. Alex is too closed off a character for his emotions to jump off the page. He’s intense and his sexual preferences are specific. He’s a possessive, morally gray alphahole. These types of characters rarely work for me, but I still like to give them a chance.

One of the best parts of the novel is glossed over too quickly. Ava decides to try to make Alex feel different emotions. It’s funny, cute, and sexy. However, Huang quickly glosses over it as Ava and Alex’s feelings for each other go from 0 to 100. This was especially annoying since Ava never really liked Alex that much when he first started hanging out with her brother.

Overall, Twisted Love had the potential to be a great sexy read, but the instalove and over the top alphahole had me rolling my eyes.

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Have you read Twisted Love? What did you think?

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