Twist Me

Anna Zaires; Dima Zales
Twist Me
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Mozaika Publications
Release Date
January 2014
Book 1 of Twist Me
BDSM, Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance

New Adult Dark Erotic Novel

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.

Book Review by BJ (reviewer)
Oct 06, 2016   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
155 people found the following review helpful
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 to 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 her. Just what does Julian want and why Nora? Moreover, can there 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.
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