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When I'm not performing my duties as a mother, wife, trainer, taxi-driver, tutor, or chef, I read. I have a foul mouth (which I try to filter--but most of the time, fail), and I love to write. 

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Twisted  - K.A. Robinson “I knew that we were meant to last, that he would stand by my side through any storm I was forced to face. Sadly, my storm did come. Starting out as nothing more than a small rain cloud, it brought a hurricane with it, not just for me, but for Drake as well.”

Thank goodness Twisted picks up right where Torn left off! With an ending like that, I had to jump right into this one because I absolutely HAD to know what would happen next.

I’m not going to spoil it for you because you need to read Torn in order to get the full effect of the “storm” in which Chloe & Drake face. Not just hers but his as well. I will tell you this…his storm did not sit well with me and I certainly lost a little “love” for Drake after reading this book.

Now, don’t get me wrong, I still really loved the story and how everything unfolded, I just thought Drake to be a certain way after reading Torn and when I read Twisted…

“Do you have feelings for him?”…”Are you sure? Because I’m not going to be a blind idiot like Logan was, living in my own blissful existence while you’re off screwing around behind my back.”

Where the HELL did that insecure, little man come from?!? I know love makes one do crazy things but never did Chloe give him any reason not to trust her. This made me angry because I loved that Drake had that strong (alpha-male), carefree, funny, we-can-face-the-world-together attitude. He lost it, big time, in this book…and caved to his demons because of it. While it does make him more human and less fantasy, I really wasn’t expecting it after reading the first book and let’s just say it threw me for a loop. I do still love Drake (and Logan, Jordan & Danny too) but I wish his strength had held up; Chloe needed him and his vow to be there for her was broken.

After I all but threw my kindle because of Drake’s stupidity, he did something completely unthinkable and once again was very swoon-worthy! This story finished on a high note despite the challenges and heartbreaks, leaving me feeling content and even wistful.

“Before I met Chloe, if someone had told me I would be down on one knee asking the woman I love to marry me, I would have kicked his ass.”

Reading Twisted made me feel things I wasn’t sure I would when the story began, I loved seeing things from both Chloe’s and Drake’s perspective. Although their weaknesses were brought front and center in this book, not once did I lose hope that all would work out in the end. Thank you K.A. Robinson for this beautiful duet, it was truly a treat to watch unfold.

**4 When it Rains, it Pours Stars**

Title provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for my honest review.