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Twisted by Helen Hardt Review

Title: Twisted

Author: Helen Hardt

Published December 26, 2017

300 pages, Kindle Edition

Rating: 4.47


Step into a world of passion and intrigue with the latest installment of the Steel Brothers Saga. Talon, Jonah, and Ryan Steel are finally taking a break from the drama that’s been plaguing their family, but their peace is short-lived.

Ryan is struck by an unlikely woman who threatens to unravel his world with a long-buried secret. Enter Detective Ruby Lee, a fiercely independent woman with her own demons to battle.

When her past collides with the Steel family’s secrets, she’s determined to uncover the truth. Despite her reservations, she can’t resist the magnetic pull of Ryan Steel, and together they embark on a journey to uncover their pasts.

But as they delve deeper into their histories, they realize that the past can be a dangerous place, and it may cost them everything they hold dear. Join the Steel family once again as they navigate the treacherous waters of love and betrayal, and fight to protect what’s most important to them.

About the Author

Helen Hardt is a bestselling author who has a deep love for literature. Her passion was ignited by the books her mother used to read to her at night, and she has been writing ever since she was six years old.

While she is known for her award-winning contemporary and historical romance and erotica novels, she is also a mother, an attorney, a Taekwondo black belt, a grammar enthusiast, a fan of red wine, and an ice cream lover. She calls Colorado home, where she resides with her family.

To access exclusive excerpts and giveaways, join her official street team on Facebook called Hardt & Soul. Plus, the first installment of her Blood Bond Saga, “Blood Bond Saga: One,” is available for free on Kindle, Nook, iBooks, Google Play, and Kobo.

Editoral Review

Twisted is the eleventh book in the Steel Brothers Saga by Helen Hardt. Published in December 2017, this contemporary romance novel will have readers on the edge of their seats, captivated by the compelling drama and steamy encounters that unfold page after page.

Hardt is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, known for her ability to craft stories that are equal parts thrilling, poignant, and erotic. She has a devoted fan base eagerly awaiting each new release in the Steel Brothers Saga, and Twisted is no exception.

Set in contemporary Colorado, Twisted brings together Ryan Steel and Ruby Lee, two characters who have faced their fair share of traumatic experiences in the past. Ryan is a real estate tycoon, haunted by the death of his wife and struggling to move on.

Ruby is a struggling artist, trying to make ends meet as she deals with the aftereffects of a traumatic event that left her with physical and emotional scars. As Ryan and Ruby are drawn to each other, their mutual attraction is tempered by their shared pain and the secrets they keep from one another.

Their relationship is tested not only by internal conflicts but also by external forces that threaten to tear them apart. Hardt expertly balances the erotic tension between Ryan and Ruby with the concerns of everyday life, infusing her writing with rich details that transport readers to the heart of the story.

She explores complex themes like grief and trust, weaving them seamlessly into a plot that never slows down. The character development in Twisted is exemplary, with Ryan and Ruby coming across as real people with real problems.

Hardt imbues them with depth and nuance, making their struggles both relatable and heartbreaking. Despite the heavy emotional weight of the story, the plot never feels forced or contrived.

Instead, Hardt allows her characters to grow and evolve naturally, creating a satisfying payoff for readers invested in their journey. One potential limitation of this book is that it is the eleventh in a series, and new readers may have trouble keeping up with the complex backstory of the Steel family.

However, Hardt does provide enough context to allow newcomers to jump in without feeling completely lost. Overall, Twisted is a gripping and emotionally charged read that will appeal to fans of contemporary romance, particularly those who enjoy strong character development and steamy love scenes.

For those looking for a break from reality, Twisted provides an engrossing escape into a world of passion and intrigue. I give this book a solid 4 out of 5 stars, as Hardt has once again delivered a must-read installment in the Steel Brothers Saga.

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