A SAHM that reads and reviews romance (all sub genres of romance), Urban Fantasy & Sci-Fi, sometimes Horror, and YA (some sub genres of it).
I've been reading since I was my oldest daughter's age….thanks to R.L. Stine & Christopher Pike…and later on thanks to Anne Rice. Those 3 authors changed my life and I have been obsessed with reading ever since.
I have never read Dark Erotica before and I’m always looking for new genres to read and new to me Authors. Twist Me is definitely something that took me out of my comfort zone, but it didn’t bother me too much. (at least certain parts didn’t)
I’m not used to reading something that has a female character that has been kidnapped and has that female character in situations that some readers would find disturbing. I chugged through the book though because I was interested to find out what was going to happen between the female character, Nora and her captor, Julian.
Now since this is my first Dark Erotica book, I can’t really compared it to other dark novels out there. I’ve read some other reviews stating it shouldn’t be considered dark, but to me it definitely was dark compared to my usual books I read.
I did enjoy reading Twist Me because it definitely was something different. I connected well with Nora, but started feeling sorry for her at the end. I had my reasons to feel sorry for her because here it is the poor girl is being held against her will and then slowly she starts adjusting to the lifestyle. She also went through a lot in this book and still managed to pull through, although in my opinion she went completely opposite to what I was expecting.
I didn’t connect well with Julian as much. He’s very secretive and mysterious in Twist Me. He does open up a little more at the end, but for someone who does things to Nora that make me cringe….I just couldn’t like him. There’s one particular scene that bothered me, when Nora came face to face with Julian in her first sexual encounter. Anna Zaires has a way of making me step away from the book for awhile after particular scenes, but I’m going to give her props on her writing style. If an author can make me step away and think about a particular scene…then she definitely wrote it very descriptively. I always enjoy Authors that can make scenes pop more with more detail. She even described in detail of everything that Nora went through emotionally and physically. I can say this Julian can be scary in Twist Me, but when it comes to comforting Nora at the end of each encounter, he was always there for her.
Beth the other character in the book I didn’t like at first, but in the end and she grew on me. She was just doing what she was told and she knew Julian way better than Nora did.
Will I read the next book in the series, yes I definitely plan on it. I got a sneak peek of the next book at the end of Twist Me and I want to find out Julian’s POV. I may have not connected with him or liked him in Twist Me, but there has to be something that makes him the way he is. I got some information in this book about him…but I want to know why he really does the things he did to Nora.
Here’s hoping too that Nora gets a little tougher in the next book. She did manage a few times to hold her ground, but she definitely couldn’t hold up against people who had more training than her.
I give this book 3.5 moons and recommend it to readers out there that enjoy this kind of genre. Twist Me includes disturbing scenes with uncertain content and lots of power play. It has lots of graphic sexual content and mild BDSM play. This is definitely not recommended for readers under the age of 18.