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Narrated by Jason Clarke and Carly Robins, Twisted Fate is book two in the emotional, star-crossed Dark Heart Duet from USA Today best-selling author Ella James!

I thought he was the white knight. Looking back, it makes sense. I was young and needed saving. Luca was my strength. He could take on anything - the world, for me. They say first love cuts the deepest. Ours became a blade that bled me out. It turns out I didn't know a villain when he held my heart in his hands. Now it's darker - more like his.

Elise was my whole world - until my world burned, and I destroyed her with me. Some betrayals, you can't undo, no matter how much you wish you could. I can't help who I am now, and why would I want to? I run this city. No one's going to take me down - not even the Manhattan District Attorney's office. I heard they've got a file eight inches thick on Don Galante. But dodging bullets is my business. They play dirty, but there's no one dirtier than me. The DA learns the hard way who's in charge; he's out. It should be time for celebration. There's just one problem: his heir. Or should I say heiress?

Elise O'Hara wears a crown of lies, a gown of red, and a fat diamond on her left hand. Now it's me and her. Or her and me. Only one of us will be left standing when the story's over. This is how you write a tragedy. 

©2020 Ella James (P)2020 Piece of Cake Audiobooks

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A sensational sequel to an amazing duet!

Reading this book has definitely been an emotional roller-coaster of a journey.

The depth of character development and emotions inflicted was just outstanding and so raw and real.

Definitely an amazing duet. The narrators were great.


I recommend reading book 1 first before you go into this one.

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Just Wow!

Twisted Fate by Ella James is the second book in a duet narrated by Jason Clarke and Carly Robins. The story starts just a few years after the end of book 1. Elise and Luca are growing up and are completely apart, but the love, twisted as it is, is still there between them. The main story is 14 years after the fated meeting, Luca has done everything he can to protect Elise without her knowledge, until the weekend he falls through the ice. Their twisted love is flaring up and Elise believes that it's "closure". Love has a way of making the impossible happen.
Would I listen to this book again? yes
Would I recommend this book to others? yes, again with trigger warnings.
This was a very well written, developed, and emotional book that had the characters at the ages they were. Jason and Carly did amazing things with these characters and they should be proud of their work. Ella James should also be proud of her role by creating the world and characters then letting us watch them grow up.

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Loved it!

What a great read! Or should I say listen! Loved the narration! Give it a listen you won’t be disappointed !

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Finally love conquerors all

Very good from teen love to full circle love. Very well written loved it. Showing 2 different worlds and love wins.

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ok

narration was great but something was missing for me. even with a Hea,he was still kinda a jerk

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My heart bled and then mended for these two.

Luca was not what I expected in the second book; I had fully expected the author to make him an asshole that was hard and unemotional, but she didn't. He kept his sweet side, his kind demeanor, and his strange ability to be both manly and emotional at the same time. I have to say, I usually listen to the "edgier" romance novels, but these two books were worth it. I needed the break from that and having two people so in love for so long and needing each other so badly had me rooting for them both each step of the way. I never really thought I liked the "nice guy" archetype, but Luca somehow makes it work without being cheesy and trite. The author did such an excellent job on these two characters that there were times where I legitimately wanted to cry for them and their pain. Thankfully, the author ends the book beautifully. Like I said before, this is not my typical choice but It was SO worth it in this case and I recommend it HIGHLY. It's a heartbreaking and soul crushing book that will then put your heart and soul back together by the end and make you blink in surprise that you felt so deeply for its' characters.

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Great Duet!

This was an amazing duet!
I found myself needing to pause, take a deep breath, let it out, then continue with a few scenes in this second novel. The writings and imagination created by Ella James does not disappoint!
In a world of secret mob life mixing in with federal law and clashing a young love romance all together is just what the doctor ordered! Ella will make you laugh, cry, swoon, and have to compose yourself so many times throughout your journey in this duet it should be a crime. But this is EXACTLY what an author sets their mind to do to their readers, all for it to end just how they wanted it to.
Luca and Elise grow up on very different sides of the city, now in their thirties and so much to show for both of them in their careers, each of them have heartache that have never diminished, leaving them empty in ways only the other person can fill.
Jason Clark and Carly Robbins are two narrators who know how to bring emotions to the table! Just what a reader/ listener is wanting, craving, desiring, when diving into a story such as this. Both narrators had me so engrossed in the world of Ella James's novel that I didn't want to leave! THIS is what narrating is all about!

If you have not yet, GRAB THIS!

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Love this story

Gawwww the conclusion to this story was all I had dreamed of. Jason Clarke & Carly Robins did this story so much justice that I hope to hear them together more often.
Luca and Elise really captured my heart...this story was everything!
I loved going through this hard and long fought journey with them and seeing how they grew as individuals and how they grew as a couple.
The selflessness that each of them showed was amazing and I mean of course the sex was the best part LOL
If you have not read this Duet you need to know!

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Great Conclusion

Twisted Fate is part two of Dark Hearts, and I have to say I preferred it. It felt like the real story, whereas Dark hearts was just a prologue.
The characters are grown up, and their lives are much more complicated now. Elise is a DA, and Luca is a mob boss. They certainly are star-crossed lovers. While I enjoyed the story, I had some issues with it. I don’t want to give too much away, but the characters seemed to fall back into each other so quickly, without too much explanation. It helps that we have their back story, but even then, it appeared like Elise would hold out a little longer.
You could certainly see that these two loved each other, and you had no problem rooting for them. I know I wanted Elise and Luca to beat all the odds against them. I felt a couple of storylines were maybe a little unnecessary, the Jace storyline, for example. I also felt like the ending was a little too easy.
Jason Clarke’s voice fits much better with this character. He’s deep and gruff voice is exactly what I expected adult Luca to sound like. Again Carly Robbins does a great job as Elise.
Overall, this was an entertaining story. While it isn’t perfect, it was an enjoyable read.

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a great continuation from the first. I'm glad the author aged them. The heat between them never went away. This book is so hot. The ending is not what I expected but a great ending they deserve.
A fantastic job by both narrators.

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  • Demetra Toula Iliopoulos
  • 01-17-21

Fate will always but a twist on your heart

Wow what a story. Ella James wrote this story with Star Cross hero and heroine. This story will break your heart but also give you hope for true love . You will listen to it right till the end praying for the hero and Heroine.

Luca is the hero. Elise is the heroine. This story of young love ( book 1 ) takes place 10 yrs later. Luca has become the top Dom after his father is not around. Elise has become the DA in NY . Elisa is tasked with bring down the Dom , her first love .
Luca will do everything to survive.

Do they part ways , do they betray their path . What happens with them , they were each other’s first love

I love the performance of Carly Robins, and Jason Clarke. They were perfect doing the characters. You felt you were beside Luca and Elise

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 01-16-21

Really Good Duet

This is part two of the Dark Heart Duet and picks up several years after the events of the first book. It is both an exciting mafia story and also a second chance at love. I liked that the heroine is a strong successful woman but also carries some insecurities just like a real woman. The hero is the Don of a crime family but is very different than how most Mafia stories portray the leader . It makes for a story that is less predictable than others in that category. I enjoyed this story and both laughed and cried. Jason Clarke and Carly Robins were a good choice for the audiobook version.
The only issue is that I was having trouble with confusing the characters names. Between the two books, there are a lot of side characters to keep track of.

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  • Gillek2
  • 01-15-21

Luca and Elise!

When they were teenagers Luca and Elise fell in love however their upbringing couldn’t have been more different. They didn’t think anything could tear them apart until one devastating night that changed both their worlds forever.

Sixteen years later Luca is the head of a mafia family while Elise has just been elected the DA. They have both never moved on from the love they shared but now they find themselves on opposite sides a relationship between them could not only end careers it could end their lives. Their heads know they can’t be together, but their hearts are drawn to each other in a way that is impossible to deny.

This is an emotional and angst filled story about two soulmates who have always belonged together and even though events have kept them apart destiny can be delayed but it can’t be denied. The performance of the narrators draw you in and rather than just listening to the story they make you feel like you are part of it.

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  • Jan M
  • 01-14-21

Betrayals and Redemption

Ella James outdid herself with Twisted Fate! I loved the conclusion to Elise and Luca's epic forbidden love story. With Elise being the law and Luca the mafia, there were obvious fireworks. Jason Clarke and Carly Robins were fantastic at bringing the characters to life. They had chemistry and inflected the right emotions. I loved it!

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  • LilleyLoohLah
  • 01-13-21

Holy Moly!!

A truly tragic love story. My heart is still aching for these two. They really are star crossed lovers. Over 2 years has passed since the end of book 1, and things have changed somewhat. Not even friends in passing, more like enemies, although they pretend they’re not still checking each other out, but they always are. Then we fast forward 14 years and my, oh my. Elise is crowned the new DA, whilst the now Mafia Don Luca looks on. Now, even if they wanted to, they can’t be lovers, or even friends. Action, intrigue, and a plot line to keep you on your toes. I loved both Elise and Luca. The only games they played were to keep each other safe, it would seem that first love never really dies, I was in emotional overdrive at times. I was desperate for them to make it work, I just couldn’t see it as a possibility. Wonderfully written (it definitely kept me on my toes), and super narration from both Jason Clarke and Carley Robins. I was in audio heaven.

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  • Clare Tunilla
  • 01-13-21

Such a fantastic conclusion

This was quite the conclusion to the story of Luca and Elise. It was gut wrenching at times and I felt like I wanted to cry at other times. It doesn't leave off exactly where book 1 left off, but the angst and emotions are pretty much the same if not extended with distance and time. As such it makes the relationship that much more edgier. I thought this might be darker and while I didn't get everything I wanted, the tension more than made up for it. Oh and Jason Clarke speaking Italian? 10/10 would listen again. I volunteered to listen and review an ALC of this. All opinions are my own.

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  • debbie (Dr21982)
  • 01-12-21

5⭐️I devoured this book!

I received an audiobook from Little Dog Press for an honest review.
Book 5 stars
Audibook 5stars - Jason Clarke and Carly Robins where amazing as always💕👌

This book follows on a from book 1 but a few years later. I’m going to be honest and say that Book 1 I didn’t really love as much mostly due to the fact it wasn’t exactly as I had hoped from the blurb and that they where teenagers, Book 1 needed more oomph on the mafia side. This book however has made up for it and more. I couldn’t put it down I enjoyed it so much. There was so much love between Luca and Elise that you could feel it in every page. She’s now the DA and he’s now a mafia boss. They never stopped loving each other but they can never be together. The suspense, the danger, the passion, the will they won’t they, the emotions, it will have you at the edge of your seat!

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  • PATRICIA
  • 01-12-21

Fantastic story!

Ella James kept me on the edge with the conclusion of her Dark Heart Duet. Picking up where we left off, Elise and Luca have gone their separate ways. Now adults, Elise is a successful prosecutor and Luca deep into the mafia. It is inevitable their paths will cross again, but what will happen? Will their connection still be strong? This love story is emotional and enduring. Elise has turned out to be a strong woman, goes after what she wants and is ruthless in the court room. Luca is ferocious, doing what needs to be done in his world. He knows it's no place for her. But the their chemistry is undeniable and that first love still burns. James writes full on suspense with undying passion. It's dark, gritty and wonderful. To truly enjoy this story, you do need to listen to the first book. It's imperative to Elisa and Luca's relationship and together you will have hours of enjoyment.

Jason Clarke and Carly Robins finish out the duet with an incredible narration. Each speak their Italian as if they were natives! The flow and consistency between books is flawless and their interpretations of the characters spot on! A better team could not have been cast as the story tellers and I thoroughly enjoyed their performances.