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Book Review: Twisted Love By Ana Huang

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Book Review: Twisted Love By Ana Huang

Alex Volkov Twisted Love By Ana Huang

I’ve recently started my Ana Huang era. She's amazing. I saw the low rating of the Twisted Series on Goodreads, but then I kept seeing it pop up on Instagram with raving reviews, so here we are. Here’s my book review of Twisted Love by Ana Huang.


Summary

Alex Volkov is ice-hearted and has a haunting past he’s used to fuel his relentless push towards success and revenge. 

There is no room for love in his frozen heart. But when fate shackles him with the responsibility of caring for his best friend’s little sister, he feels a frosty shift within. 

Alex Volkov - Twisted Love By Ana Huang

“Perhaps I should be grateful he never smiled because if that was what he looked like while doing it…womankind didn’t stand a chance.”


Ava Chen
is a free spirit caged with a forgotten childhood memory. Her damaged history hasn’t tarnished her view of the world’s beauty. But the romance between her brother’s best friend and her? That’s a huge no-no.

Ava Chen - Twisted Love By Ana Huang


“You are the only woman I have eyes for. Your enemies are my enemies, your friends are my friends, and if you wanted, I would burn down the world for you.”


Love doesn’t play by the rules, as they soon learned. When it sparks between Ava and Alex, they find themselves on a sled ride toward explosive secrets that could incinerate what they cherish most.

"I hated how much I wanted her, and I hated that she wasn’t smart enough to run away from me while she still had a chance. Though, let’s be honest, it was already too late. She was mine. She just didn’t know it yet."


Tropes

  • Interracial romance
  • Close proximity (neighbors)
  • Off-limits
  • Brother’s best friend
  • Opposites attract
  • Anti-hero
  • Grumpy vs Sunshine
  • Suspense


Book Review: Twisted Love By Ana Huang 

Twisted Love is intense, addictive, gripping, sexy, and angsty, but it's also funny, and swoony.

Why I Like It:

  • The coldhearted Alex falls in love. When Alex cracks open and shows strong emotions for Ava, it’s like watching a frozen lake thaw in fast-forward. Hot, hilarious, swoony.
  • The suspenseful unfolding of the past. Aside from the budding romance between Alex and Ava, their complex, layered, mysterious past had me flipping the pages. I like that the suspense doesn’t steal the spotlight from the romance but spices up the storyline, keeping you on your toes. 
  • Sassy Ava. Ava is the kind of gal you’d want to be friends with. Sassy even when faced with a crazy jealous ex, funny, thoughtful, driven, with so much love to give. Plus, she can bake a mean red velvet dessert, and I have a sweet tooth, so there’s that. 
  • Ava’s friends. Her friends are fabulous - a real-life princess, a soon-to-be lawyer, and a gorgeous influencer - and they’re all supportive and loyal to each other.

I despise alphaholes IRL, but authors can make them endearing. How he cares for, supports, and protects her overshadows his negative side. 

"You are cold and infuriating and, I admit, a little scary. But you are also patient and supportive and brilliant. You inspire me to chase my dreams and drive away my nightmares. You are everything I didn’t know I needed, and you make me feel safer than anyone else on the planet."

Twisted Love Quotes
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Did it live up to the hype? 

It did for me. 


Will I recommend this book? 

Yes, if you like the tropes and don’t mind the author’s 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 book is not for you. Recommended for 18+


What you can expect from this book 

  • Hilarious banter
  • Family drama (it's not a sobfest)
  • Thrilling unraveling of both characters' past
  • What the author warned you about


Rating

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

🌢🌢🌢🌢


Favorite Scenes

  • Operation: Emotion (Ava trying to crack through Alex's emotions as prodded by her friend Jules)
  • Boudoir shoot
  • Alex appearing at Ava’s workplace
  • All of Alex’s groveling to win Ava back


Favorite Quotes from the Book

“Don’t fall for guys who look like they could break your heart because chances are they will.”

“Are there awful people in the world? Yes. Do awful things happen? Yes. But wonderful people exist and wonderful things happen too, and if you focus too much on the negative, you miss all the positive.”

“I’d rather be the villain with her by my side than the hero who risked losing her because of a misguided sense of morality.”

“You are the light to my dark, Sunshine. Without you, I’m lost.” 

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If you like to check out Twisted Love, it's FREE on Kindle Unlimited and available in paperback and audiobook. 


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Question for You

Would you lie to someone you love to protect them? I'd love to hear your thoughts on this.


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  1. I'm always wary of super popular books like these, but I'm glad to hear it lived up to the hype for you! Might have to actually check it out now.

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  2. Wow! Your review has totally captivated me. The romance between Ava and Alex is powerful and convincing both in the story and in your excellent review of it.

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  3. Sounds good to me glad you decided to read it

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  4. That was a terrific review and I'm glad you enjoyed it and decided to take a chance with it!

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  5. Not a book or an author I know. Thank you.

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  6. That second quote is really nice. I love sincere and especially loyal family and friends. And when I have a true and dear friend, I am also loyal. I'm not so sure about answering your question though. One of the things that has always been important to me is the truth. I've even got into a bit of trouble by doing so. ; )

    ~Sheri

    **thank you for your dear comment. It was so nice, I will share it with the girls.

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  7. Great review. But the book is not of my choice, I understand.

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  8. This sounds like a great read and I’m glad that you enjoyed it so much! Wonderful review.

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  9. Glad you enjoyed this one so much. Thanks for the review. :)

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  10. I've never read this author but have seen her books around. Glad to hear you took a chance and enjoyed it despite seeing some lower ratings on Goodreads!

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