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Kidnapped. Taken to a private island.

I never thought this could happen to me. I never imagined one chance meeting on the eve of my eighteenth birthday could change my life so completely.

Now I belong to him. To Julian. To a man who is as ruthless as he is beautiful—a man whose touch makes me burn. A man whose tenderness I find more devastating than his cruelty.

My captor is an enigma. I don’t know who he is or why he took me. There is a darkness inside him-a darkness that scares me even as it draws me in.

My name is Nora Leston, and this is my story.

©2014 Anna Zaires (P)2014 Anna Zaires

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It's A Must Have!!

this book is seriously good!! i would have never thought I will enjoy it and i was surprise i did.

i was debating either to get it or not. From a lot of good reviews & I absolutely love stories with a dark side. To sum it up this book was a perfect read for me.

So people if you enjoy this book go and get book 2!!! Book 3 will be out next year.....fingers cross it comes out really soon!!

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  • Candateshia Pafford
  • 01-02-2014

I think this actually lives up to the dark part...

Most "DARK' romances, are not usually all that dark... Well not my kinda of dark. There needs to be a level of violence with a dark romance... If you fall in-love with the H/h who is supposed to be the bad guy, in like chapter 2, well that just defeats the purpose of having a villain right..

Anyway, THIS WAS AWESOMENESS!!! A great DARK romance!!!

Our H is a totally mysterious but likeable A-hole for the things he do to the h... I was totally wrapped in the story the entire book.

It got a bit boring during the middle, but actually now that the book is over... the middle really makes sense...because where the h was being held... there was really nothing to do, but what she was doing...sooooooo...Yeah, no action required... (by golly! I think I just figured that out!)

So after the hospital, the book goes from 0.... nah, more like 35mph to 60 in the blink of an eye. I was literally pressing my ear bobs into my eardrums to make sure I heard this and that... I didn't want to miss anything! The action toward the end was that good...but then... right before the ending, the h... OMG! I just wanted to b*slap her....

Yes, by now you will totally love the H, even though you only know a pinky nail much about him,but STILL.... I felt like the h didn't deserve my perfectly badass villain... She totally broke the ultimate rule!!!

Anyway... I loved the ending, serious little girl butterflies.... Awesome job Anna Zaires... Awesome job...

The smex was just so smexy too... Love me some Alpha Man punishment!!!

Narration was not the greatest...but a far far step up from the Liaison books by Zaires on Audible. I actually wish this narrator could go back and re-narrate the Liaison books, because that series is one of my faves, that was ruined by narration... Rae did a decent job with this... Love the H voice... so smexy!

This is a totally Credit or Sale... I prefer not to buy books over 10 bucks unless its a must have... This was more like a very enjoyable have... a definite re-listen, but not necessarily a must have. Although, one could save a credit for a more enticing listen and just buy this because its not that expensive... still under 15 bucks... This book wasn't enticing like you are ready to beat someone if they disturb you...this was however, highly enjoyable... 2pts for Zaires!!

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  • Charmaine Young
  • 25-04-2016

I gave this 5 stars BUT

I felt like Nora felt about this book. I was confused about how I can like a book that I feel like I should hate. It was dark. Julian was a phyco-sociopath, but something about him I liked. I felt bad for Nora. Yet, I wanted her to be with Julian. I want to read more of their story, but I need a moment.

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  • K. Ziegler
  • 08-02-2014

Barely could finish. no real character developmen

I struggled to get through. I never got a connection to the characters and myself not caring it they lived or not. I kept thinking something big would happen.

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  • cherylM
  • 19-03-2015

Different and intriguing

If you hang in there thru the first of this book, you will be completely drawn on... Different view of romance, darker then 50 Shades... Looking forward to the second book to see how the story progresses...

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  • Syt
  • 18-01-2015

Conflicted by how much I liked this book...

The book went above my expectations... I, like Nora, wanted to hate Julian... He operated outside of normal morality. He didn't seem to have any remorse for his actions or for her emotional torment. Ultimately, I craved more info on him as well. Crazy conflicting. Great book... Never had a book make me see the allure of the darker side like this book...

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  • RUTH C. SEARLES
  • 28-03-2018

Dark and Gritty!

This was an entertaining listen. It was dark and gritty and held my attention. Narrator did a good job and Julian had a sexy voice.

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  • BJ's Reviews
  • 24-09-2016

5 "Darkly Titillating" Stars!

Any additional comments?

5 "Darkly Titillating" Stars for the story and narration!

What a dark and forbidden, and yet intoxicating and addictive listen! I could not put my earbuds down--and listened to this entire book in less than 12 hours! Twist Me elicited such an intriguing mix of emotions constantly causing me to experience a push and pull between excitement, joy, sadness, and fear; not too mention anxiety as to what might happen next. Moreover, this book had me constantly questioning how notwithstanding the dark and taboo subject, I just could not get enough of this story. Even now, after finishing book 1, I find myself craving book 2, Keep Me. Moreover, if you're an audiobook lover, like me, then Shirl Rae's talented narration, makes this a natural choice to experience in audiobook format.

Before going further, a few warnings are in order. Please note that this is a dark romance that centers around a kidnapping. There are also elements of BDSM, and dubious or lack of consent scenes. Therefore this book may not be appropriate for all romance audiences. However, if you enjoy dark romances, then this is definitely a series not to miss. Please also note that to get the full story you will need to commit to read or listen to the entire trilogy.

The heroine, Nora Leston, is just about to graduate high school, when she meets a dark and mysterious and yet strangely alluring older man named Julian at a nightclub. Though she manages to flee that night, she couldn't help but be both attracted and scared of him. So imagine her surprise and apprehension when Julian continues to randomly appear in other places where Nora visits. Until that one fateful day, when Julian completely and irrevocably changes her life, by kidnapping Nora. Just what does Julian want and why Nora? Moreover, can their possibly be any happiness in Nora's life as a captive?

Shirl Rae does a fabulous job of narrating Twist Me. From Julian's strangely hypnotic and yet somewhat psychopathic voice, to the dichotomy that is the fragile and yet strangely brave Nora, Ms. Rae's renditions for each character helps the listener conjure up visual images of the characters that the authors have penned. Ms. Rae's timing is also perfectly suited for maximum enjoyment of the particular mood of the scene being enacted. This was my first experience with Ms. Rae as narrator, but I will definitely be looking for more of her works in the future.

All in all, this was a fascinating listen. The hero managed to draw me in notwithstanding his nontraditional ways. There was just something about his alpha, protective and strangely vulnerable human nature that draws the reader/listener in. Moreover, the writing is so well put together that you almost feel as if you're experiencing the heroine's constant mix of emotions personally. I highly recommend Twist Me to dark romance lovers who have not yet read or listened to it.

Source: Review copy provided in exchange for an honest review.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 26-07-2016

page Turner looking forward to reading more !

this book has everything you need in it and more I couldn't put this book down I look forward to reading more like it I am addicted to Twisted

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  • starorchids
  • 11-07-2016

Deep, Dark and completely Sexy as he**

I've never read a book like this one...it pushes boundaries, it's dark, sexy, and makes you completely obsessed in the story. This is the first book of Anna's I've read and to say I'm a fan for life doesn't seem to do my love for this book justice.

Although the storyline is dark, and some would think it's unnatural to love a story so much, it shows you there's an undeniable love and connection, fascination and a spark that you'd do anything to keep with you always. Thank you for such a sexy, hot, intriguing story!

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  • Miguel Wilder
  • 30-06-2016

This was my first

What did you love best about Twist Me?

This was my first erotic audio book. I was caught off guard at first by the subject matter. Not because I didn't like it, but because, I didn't think they were putting things like this in audio books. I thought the plot and storyline were great and very hot.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Nora, I liked the fight in her

Which scene was your favorite?

The kitchen scene when she finally gave in.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

No

Any additional comments?

Great book, great series

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  • mandy
  • 06-08-2015

mundane and dull

i found this book to be like 50 shades, but without consent, and as if it was written for people who found 50 too full on, would not recomend

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  • Ms. V. Cistiakovaite
  • 16-06-2014

Unlike 50 Shades of Grey - lack of consent!

I've read a few erotica books, 50 Shades being one of them, which I really enjoyed. Twist Me was my first venture into 'dark erotica'/ captive romance and frankly it wasn't for me. I don't quite understand how people can find the sex scenes in this book arousing in any way considering the lack of consent - it's essentially rape. This book is extremely different from 50 Shades of Grey and other BDSM books by one very important element - CONSENT! For once in my reading life I actually was fast forwarding the sex scenes. I enjoyed the storyline itself even if Julian's character was a bit 'flat' (I suppose the author wanted to create a 'mysterious enigma' thing for him, but this meant you simply do not get to know him at all). Remove all the sex/rape from this book and I would have really enjoyed the story. The narrator's voice at times got bit annoying.

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  • haley
  • 22-08-2016

rubbish chap 16 ruined this book

what aload of rubbish no research just babbling wrighting. a 18 year old virgin great home life never been hit beat or flogged never thought or craved or wanted any sort of bdsm now gets beaten where she is crying and screaming and then bam she loves it wants it omg what the he'll where did this come from chapter 16 should not have been written bdsm has no place with a 18 year old kind young female child who is still at school bad call

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  • Yvonne58
  • 22-03-2015

good story

I enjoyed this book, the girl falls for her captor who in turn falls for her good read

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  • K Francis
  • 31-01-2014

Dark and magnificent

What did you like most about Twist Me?

There was so much suspense, it was impossible to guess how the story would end.

Who was your favorite character and why?

While the heroine was more clear headed than most, and much more sympathetic, I found a very soft spot for the anti-hero, Julian. A true product of an appalling environment, he never seemed to be gratuitously evil; and as a magnetically-handsome hero, well, what more can one say.........

What does Shirl Rae bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

The narrator has an excellent range of 'voices' that help to distinguish between characters and an equally wide range of expression to enhance the emotions of each scene.

Any additional comments?

All in all, I thoroughly recommend this very adult book to everyone who looks for unputdownability in their reading.