I hope you are well.
We are back with another book review and this time it is with an author I had not read before this one but oh holy hell am I about to go by more of her books especially in this series.
Twisted is an enemies-to-lovers series but in the most incredible way. For my dark romance peoples that grew up reading fairy tales… Welcome to the best of both worlds.
She’s his diamond in the rough. He’s her worst nightmare.
Yasmin Karam, daughter to one of the richest men in the world, has never known strife. So, when her beloved father falls ill, she’s determined to make his final days his happiest. His last wish? To see her married to a man of his choosing. Except Yasmin’s heart already belongs to someone else. A servant. A street rat. A man her father would never consider worthy. Stuck between a rock and a hard place, Yasmin strikes a desperate deal with her father’s right-hand man, Julian, not realizing he has his own twisted agenda.
Julian Faraci has one goal: become the most powerful man in the world. He’s built a future from broken bones and faded bruises, never caring who he hurt along the way. But when his mentor falls ill, he finds himself on the verge of losing everything, and he’ll stop at nothing to inherit what is rightfully his. Even if it means forcing a woman he can’t stand into marriage.
Yasmin is a brat who speaks out of turn, and he’s the villain of her story. But he decides she’ll be his–no matter what it takes to convince her.
Okay, so if you know me or have read any of my previous reviews, you will know two things: if it is a book where the villain gets his girl, I am in. If it contains an outspoken slightly brat-like main character who can hold her own, I am about two chapters away from falling head over heels.
Twisted is a dark fractured fairy tale retelling. It is a retelling of Aladdin but oh wow is it so much better. Okay so maybe not from a fairy tale perspective but as a grown up retelling it is INCREDIBLE.
Not only is it a villain who gets the girl story (we swoon) it is an enemy to lovers, age gap, I will burn down the world to keep you safe kinda vibe. It really is the kind of book that I just could not put down. Once again a whole vibe.
Have you read this book? What do you think of the retelling?