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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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  • RAE
  • United States
  • 06-30-14

Best Dark Book EVER!!!

Would you listen to Twist Me again? Why?

Yes! I would listen to Twist Me again. I would definitely recommend this to everyone who love dark romance books.

What did you like best about this story?

All of it. I got to even listen with the audiobook. And it made it even better then before.

Which character – as performed by Shirl Rae – was your favorite?

Nora. She was amazing when she was performing as Nora.

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

Wow let me tell you this. This book made me laugh so hard and I even cry in the middle of the book. I really love this book.

Any additional comments?

If you love Anna Zaires books then I remembered to those who have not read or listen to the audiobook. Should really read this book if you like dark romance books like me.

3 of 5 people found this review helpful

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  • Yvette
  • GILBERT, AZ, United States
  • 02-24-14

Lures you in...

I can't explain why I decided to read/listen to this book. I'm not at all into kidnapping books and I felt sick at the idea of romanticizing the awful tragedy of being taken against your will. So let me tell you---this book was an experience for me!!! It's one in which you hate to admit you liked it. In fact, it was intriguing to me. This book is very well written, and the emotional conflict of the heroine, Nora is portrayed very well. And, how can Nora not be conflicted as she is taken away from all she knew and whisked off to a tropical island where she was subjected to a sexual world she never volunteered for? Her captor, Julian remains somewhat of a mystery, even though he does share some aspects of his life. I would assume we will learn more about Julian in Book 2. Nora describes Julian as a dark angel with great wealth and who she is drawn to (since she first met him), but she knows he's dark and can't help but get sucked into his black hole. Just as reviewers on goodreads and other sites have indicated this book is very similar to the concepts of 50 Shades of Grey. Yet, there's no doubt Nora was held captive, but what she never expected was to fall, irrevocably, in love with her captor Julian. Julian has a complicated and traumatic background and he has decided against going the traditional route in wooing Nora and has decided almost like caveman-style on steroids to take her and make her his. This is also irrevocable. This book is dark, it's painful, erotic and definitely well-written. AZ has created two characters who become inseparable and there's no going back. I can't romanticize this aspect, it is what it is.

Narrator: I thought the narrator was excellent. Shirl Rae performed very well.

5 of 9 people found this review helpful

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Hold onto your pants!

Similar genre to 50 shades series, but with a kidnap/capture twist. I had to download the other two books in the series immediately, then the spin off trilogy, and the first book of another spin off. Addicting...this book captures your attention leaving you wanting more.

I felt disgusting listening to a lot of it....but the storyline keeps the hot nasty sex in check.

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Nice story line.

This was a good book, wish it was series because it left you wanting more of the story.

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LOVE THE COVER, BUT

The cover of the book is pretty, but I just didn't think that the narrator wasn't right for this book. I think Lidia Dornet would've done a much better job with this book than the current narrator. She's not the worst I've listened to there are some bad narrators out there in fact Shirl Rae is a very good narrator, but just not for this book.

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Twisted Me Up!

Shocking, intriguing and dark are the first three words that come to mind when I listened to Twist Me. In this book, readers see that romance can come from the most unlikely of places. The story is both addictive and seductive with a tight plot and even pacing that makes it impossible to put down. The entire series is a must listen with a dynamic narrator. An absolute NDULGENT READ!

I review for the Guilty Indulgence Review Site.

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story decent narrator distracting

I enjoyed the content but the narrator made all sorts of noises bothered. a kind of wet clicking noise was the one I noticed. probably won't read another she narrates.

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Twist Me

As with all her novels it is surprisingly well written and suspenseful.Would recommend it as a love story.

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I I hate this one...

What a waste of my money. It over do of shades of grey...I think your review could have said. Porno trying to turn itself into a book..,if I could figure out how to send this back to you, would have done it after the 2nd chapter...thinking I will remove my membership that I signed up for, monthly...it's so dang hard to figure out your apps etc

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5 "Darkly Titillating" Stars!

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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.