(Blood & Roses #5)
by Callie Hart
Release: August 19, 2014
How many times can a person fall down and still get back up? How many times can things go wrong before you just give up?
I’ve lost everything. My home, my job, my purpose in life—everything has been turned upside down. But while life hasn’t exactly turned out the way I would have liked it to, I wouldn’t change a thing. If things were different, I wouldn’t have Lacey. I wouldn’t have Michael.
But most importantly, I wouldn’t have him.
I’ve realized what I feel. He knew it before I did. Only one question remains:
Is he capable of feeling the same way?
Secrets are a prison, and I have been behind bars for years. Sloane Romera has been turning keys in all of my locks, throwing light on corners of my mind that I thought would forever be shrouded in darkness. Or at least I had hoped would be.
I have done so many wrongs in this life, and yet this woman has forgiven me. She’s done something I never thought possible—she has learned to understand me, and she hasn’t run. She’s amazed me. She’s saved me. She’s fallen in love with me.
If it’s within my power, I’m about to do the same for her."
The quality does not let up!! High marks once again to Callie Hart!
Even more so than the previous installments, TWISTED almost reads as an individual story. Not so much with respect to the background context, but when it comes to the individual development of the characters, it contains humungous strides!
Although Sloane has come into her own throughout the series, she proves in this book how strong and secure she has become. Trusting her own judgement over other's clouded opinions and acting on her gut instincts is serving her well. She isn't only confident with Zeth's place in her heart, but her place in his as well. Even if he can't get his mind wrapped around it yet.
Zeth faces a huge transformation. It has been coming, but he is starting to recognize it himself, which has him all manners of confused. Sloane has slowly peeled away layer of protective shielding that have served him well since childhood. And he has let them slip, barely noticing at first. With the realization that Sloane has become more important than he would have liked, the pressure to keep her safe and deal with the threats they are facing becomes high priority. Especially when he discovers that Charlie has found a way to penetrate his inner circle.
This is the most moving episode of this series so far, with Zeth's callous and hard exterior finally cracking, allowing Sloane in. But also creating a weak spot for predators - and Zeth has many of those lying in wait.
Make sure you have a few hours of uninterrupted time before you open this book - you won't want to put it down once you start!! Amazing work by Callie Hart to keep this high level of intense intrigue and fascination alive.
✨Intensely gripping, exciting and hot!✨