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meredith willis
I can’t say enough about this story. About two people seeing each other one night and it ignited a love that would last last forever. Because that is what this story is. Yes he took her and it took her a bit to come to terms with it. For me it was a dark fairy tale but the kind that I love. Thank you for writing it. I didn’t want it to ever end.
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olivia haas
First in a double trilogy series (second trilogy is Catch Me). At first the sex is kind of exciting but after a while it gets very old. The actual adventure story is so so The author can be very good at times and then she interrupts the story to give us a couple more chapters of graphic sex/violence. I would recommend some of her science fiction stories for some more quality escapism.
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katherine kirzinger
This was one of the best dark romances I have read! It is the story of Julian and Nora. It begins as a kidnapping and flows into a dark romance. I loved the dual perspective. It lets you into the mind of both characters. This was one book series you can feel as you read it. It has lots of twists and turns. It has several supporting characters that branch out into their own books. I would definitely recommend this book trilogy for any dark romance lover!
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tosha y miller
At first I was a hesitant to read this book, it took me a while to get into it. But once I did, I couldn't put it down!! It's full of twists and turns, crime, suspense, and in a twisted way love. First you start off with a pretty girl meeting a guy at a club, no big deal. But then you're on a date with someone else, and the guy you see at the club, drugs you, beats up your date, and takes you to a remote island for over a year. While your there, he rapes you, beats you, mentally and physically. Until you can no longer fight back. You start to view this person as your friend, lover, capturer, you hate him, but you can't live with out him.
They go through so many obstacles, defying the odds, and some how come out on top. This book is definitely worth the read, but it's also not for the faint of heart. It's very dark, graphic, and amazing.
★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
Where to start ?

I bought the books because I thought it was a dark romance....well it is not! Let me explain why.

The heroine is so spineless, you would think a jelly-fish has more guts than her!
The Hero ...what can I say, there's nothing to redeem him -but in the heroine's opinion he's gorgeous- don't know if that's redeeming...
The interaction between the two is so stilted and dialogues are a rarity in this book, between the 2 protagonists, you really don't know how he brought the masochist in her, except with very vague alluding to whipping and such. No real true training as far as I understand it in the BDSM terms!
There's no building into a more than rape, rinse, repeat! But she falls for him!!! Okaaay! I will accept she's tstl and dumb as a post too!
There's no story / characters developement, through all 3 books. The first book was tolerable.... ( to a certain extent, but disappointing with much unnecessary description and way less "relationship" building)
The second dragged with too uninteresting details not helping the story, and still the protagonists were as flat as ever. Heroine getting more spineless!
By the third book -I admit skimming through both first 2 books, I was mind numbingly bored- I started to get irritated, by the hero/heroine, the terrorist, the gore, the endless "Action/Thriller" ( at least from the writer perspective)!
If I want to hear/ read about terrorism and mafia I can put my tv on any news channel or watch The Godfather, and sequels.I won't be wasting money and precioys time reading a mediocre story about it!

I bought the books thinking it is about the relationship between ( what's her name...Sorry I forgot) and her abductor.
The intricacies and complexities of their situation, on the island, how they will go from abductor/abductee to starting to understand each other, to the heroine dealing with the situation, by having her own battles to win, to stand up for herself, the hero starting to understand what he's doing iswrong, and from there open up, to start having a sane relationship, by working on it, despite the bad start.

Nope nothing of this sort.
Even the interaction between the two , as far as dialogues are concerned, were so abnormal, so unrealistic, and so rare, that I really did not know if, aside from raping her, ( oh let's not forget he gave her ) what did they do, she spent most of her time either alone or with that women saved by the "hero".

I really cannot get how this trilogy is rated 5 stars. A total boring disappointing waste of my time and money.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Wow! This trilogy encompasses every possible emotion I've ever experienced. Perfectly named, it did twist me, from good to evil, hot and dark romance to hardheaded pragmatism, and fear to comfort and relative safety, brainwashing and mind control to obsession confused with love, and torture so gruesome yet the reader somehow can manage to justify it. I think I've been brainwashed. I was rapt from beginning to end. Brilliant!
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holly anderson
Nora & Julian's story was captivating. I found the recommendation on Facebook and took a chance. Couldn't put the book down. I read all three books in five days. Great story telling. From the start I really loved Nora & Julian together, even though he kidnapped her and mistreated her from the beginning you couldn't help but want their happily ever after.
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elise conner
I wish I could pick 10 stars. These are some of the most erotic books I have ever read. I put these books right under Fifty Shades and The Crossfire Series. The story is not your typical " Rich guy falls for orphan, broke girl. This an awesome story line. I wish they could make it into a movie. Too dark and sexy. A must read. I read it twice. I will read again. So amazing.
★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
christine ballesteros
THIS BOOK WAS HORRIBLE! I have read so many of these types of books, and sure some have not been excellent, but this was difficult to even finish. I don't even understand how the relationship between the main characters can be seen as romantic. in any way. avoid this series, it's worthless.
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norra l
Wow what a fantastic series; I also got the audio and listened as well which I highly recommend. This series keeps you on the edge of your seat; the characters have so many dimensions and depths to them. I cannot wait to read and listen to more of this author's books and audios.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Read these three books back to back in one weekend just because I could not put it down! Both Nora and Julian are perfectly flawed. This dark edgy romance is not for the faint of heart, however if you like to peak into the life of two characters that live in the shadows,where brutality, fear and ruthlessness is a give in, then this series is exactly what you are looking for.
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max skidmore
I finished this trilogy in less then a week, all I wanted to do was find out what happened next even though I kind of knew from having read Anna Zaires Claim Me series prior to reading this one, but that didn't change how excited I was at reading the next challenge Nora faced
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zanna marie
Honestly, the only downfall to this series is it doesn't continue further. I LOVED IT! I could read about Julian and Nora for a long, long time and wish Anna would continue writing about them. Normally three books is enough and you can't fit anything else into the storyline. But for whatever reason I loved their love story, the passion they had together. It was well built and believable. I loved Julian- he was way more than a typical "bad boy" as he truly is pretty bad (weapon's dealer) but very redeemable. The story was so good I could read about them until they were sitting in wheelchairs holding hands at a nursing home. Honestly, I loved it that much.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
erica robbins
This series is like riding in a Lamborghini and going from 0-60 in a matter of pages ! The character development is amazing and I stayed up all night reading the entire series! I fell in love with Nora and Julien' s relationship as it developed. I know this book deals with abduction and while my heart goes out to families dealing with this horror, this story was amazing
★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
Gagging, gagging , gagging. l would give this series zero stars if I could. The basic premise that a kidnap victim falls in love with her captor is bad enough, but the repeated violent rape and physical and emotional abuse make this entire storyline completely disgusting. I love dark erotic fiction, but this has zero redeeming qualities. Total waste of my time and money.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Amazing trilogy! This book captured my interest from chapter one. Dark, twisted and occasionally lighthearted. I sucked in my breath, sat on the edge of my seat, and even cried as I read. The characters had so much depth to them! The male and female main characters were strong quite witty at times. Truly enjoyed reading this book.
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
kim taylor
Ok, in the beginning I didn't. Crediting this series as a dark romance was definitely a generous description in the beginning. There was very little romance to be found at all, actually and for the most part it was pretty disturbing but somewhere between the middle of the second book and the end of the third this series really found its footing. I ended up completely engrossed in the story and literally could not put it down. The time put into developing the characters and their feelings for one another made the books come alive. Yes, overall, it was still more dark than romantic but somehow by the end I was left feeling completely satisfied in the type of love Julian and Nora share. Definitely worth the read.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
teresa ishigaki
This is a well-written saga filled with steamy scenes and a captivating plot. I am glad I purchased the series because I would not have wanted to wait to begin the next book. I would give 10 stars if that were possible. I would definitely watch this as a movie and it is worthy of a tv series. I guess I just don't want it to end.
★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
jessica lynn
This is one of the worst books I have ever read, furthermore, I skipped entire pages just to avoid reading about a man who kidnappes and rapes a young woman and for some weird and twisted readon she falls in love with him. He rapes her again while she is pregnant and the author disguises and misleads his sadist tendences under the premises that he had a rough childhood. I bought this book because of the high reviews it has but I was extremely disappointed.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
sarah kohn
I didn't expect to enjoy this book as much as I did. Julian & Nora's love was incredible dark yet very beautiful. I must admit there were scenes that made me gasp, made me consider shutting down my iPad. Yet, I simply could not! Thank you Anna Zaires I look forward to reading more books written by you.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
a riley
I really loved this dark romance trilogy.I would recommend this author. I loved the character development. It was never boring. I couldn't put the book down which caused interruption in my daily routines even sneaking reading breaks at work. Go for it, we'll worth the money.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
thomas redmond
I love this book. It was the darkest romance I have read so far. I love the Mia mad Korum trilogy and I knew I would not be disappointed. Those ten bucks were well spent. The book was about Nora who was kidnapped by a very obsessed criminal. However we see the way she changed while also keeping herself mostly intact. Although the criminal kidnaped her, we can see that he treats her with more care and respect than a psycho. There are some mild bsdm however there are no physical abuse or cheating. She is his whole world.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
What more can be said about the possessive soul of Julian and determined strong soul of Nora....they are truly Twisted. I loved the thrill of this book so much I was disappointed it came to an end. Great thanks to the author for this one. I plan on reading more of her work.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Well naturally if Anna Zaires wrote it then it's great. Fast paced, twist and turns galore, lots of hot sex And loving ( there's a difference) !!! Lol. Never knew what was going to happen next. Well written and the editing was great. READ IT !!!!! .....pat.....
★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆
If you like to read one sex scene after with barely any story line between them then this is your book. It was so graphic with sodomy and rape chapter after chapter it was difficult to read. This story could have been told much better without the graphic sex. Smh
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
aoife dowling
My first shot at a very dark, twisted read. Also my first read by Anna Zaires. I felt like I was connected to and in the story line from the moment that I finished the first chapter. I bought the box set and I'm most definitely not disappointed that I did. Great work.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
From beginning to end this book captured romance, chills, thrills and a great storyline that made me not be able to put it down!! Through each book, the intensity was more and captivated you with either tears or fears..LOVED IT!!!
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
I went into this story very unsure if I would like this, being that I don't care for BDSM. BUT I tell you... I loved this story. Bought the whole series, and have no regrets! Loved every second of it!!!
Would definitely recommend!!!
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Intense series from a new author, for me. Intense violence and intense sexual scenes. The "hero" is very controlling and not always stable, but I guess that just shows how different humans can be and what some can come to love anyway. Interesting series.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Anna Zaires, I'm completely blown away by this book. It is nothing like the other books I read and is incredibly hard to put down. One night I remember reading till 3 a.m.!
I'm also very pleased with the ending since that was one thing I was getting nervous about towards the end.
Thank you for such great entertainment. It was like a movie, but better!
I highly recommended Twist Me: The Complete Triology. :-)
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
sue hanson
This is the first series I have read by Anna Zaires and my gosh she rocked my world! I will never forget Nora and Julian. I will never forget their amazing love story no matter how messed up and complicated it was. I loved watching Nora grow into a woman and to see Julian fall in love with Nora over time. Julian never planned on falling in love with Nora and he never expected that she would ever love him back. They were made for each other. Even though Julian's decisions were not always logical or legal he justified them by loving, protecting and nurturing Nora. This series is absolutely fantastic! There is darkness and steamy scenes between Julian and Nora, that make this series even more intense and emotional. I had a book hangover for weeks after reading this series and cannot wait to see what Anna has for her readers next. Her mind and creativity is out of this world and I am in awe of how she was able to capture my emotions, my heart and my soul with her characters and her amazingly outlined story!
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
cathy au yeung
I have just finished this series! Oh my! Dark dark indeed and not for the faint hearted . Crikey this book is hot, and addictive and wow! I had been lusting after this series for a long time and please please don't miss reading this. Yes, very dark.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
cayt o neal
When I first started this book I felt it was like so many others...but I loved hard for me to put it down for that little thing we call sleep...which I've gotten very little of. I was held captive and on edge through the whole story...all 3 books. I always say when I can experience every emotion when reading a book, it's a good book and this was a great book!!! While it's true there are parts that seem similar to other stories this had an edge to it, seemingly far fetched yet so real and to think that some of it probably is real and does happen in the real world. I think what I love most of all was the was a phenomenal ending really wrapping things up and even without the epilogue I felt satisfied (which rarely happens) don't get me wrong I could read fact I'd love another book but at the same time I like the ending. I don't like giving to much away in my reviews so I usually just state how it made me feel and I highly recommend it...well worth it!!!
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
This is the first time I've read this author, and WOW what a trilogy to start with. This was fast and exciting, with twists and turns in every chapter. The author keeps you guessing throughout the whole trilogy. This is not a book that you can guess what is going to happen before you read it. I can't wait to open the next trilogy.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
seham yusuf
From the very first page, this book has held me captivated. There are parts to the story that challenged me at times, but Julian is such a strong, forceful and dynamic character with a mixture of darkness and passion, that you can't help but be spellbound by him.
This is the second set of series I have read by Anna Zaires and I'm absolutely one of her top fans - both books were outstanding and hard to put down once you started them.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
If you like dare erotic romance this one has it in spades. The characters are fantastically true to their nature as well. Ms. Zaires doesn't shy away from, or soften, Julian's dark nature. Dark is who and what he is, and it doesn't change - even when you so desperately want it to! Nora's growth and internal struggles are wonderfully realistic as well. Twist Me was THE BOOK that made me a fan of dark. Loved it from start to finish!
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
natalie marion
Beware! Once you start this story you will be unable to set it down. It becomes a fast addiction that plunges the reader into a dark and dangerous world of seduction. Before you know what has happened, the pain and pleasure become inseparable.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
alaa amr
What a steamy book to read. I loved every second of these books. While reading the story I found myself wanting to be kidnapped and taken to an island Hot read for sure with twists and turns in every direction
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
kevin walsh
Love this serious. Wasn't what I expected it to be, but I couldn't put it down. The love and punishment between Julian and Nora was raw and exciting. If you think this story is like Fifty Shades of Grey, it isn't. Yes it has some similarities but is really one step above.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
ann d
I was held 'captive' from the first page. It was a fast read because I simply could not put it down.
This book took me through so many emotions. Anger, fear, hopeless, helpless, devastation, straight to hot and bothered.
Anna Zaires and Dima Zales certainly know how to tell a story. The characters are well developed and I felt like I really knew where each one was coming from. It is a very steamy read.
The only disappointment came when I realized the story had come to an end. I wanted more.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Very well written. Many layers to the story that makes it intriguing and superior to your run of the mill romance. Nora and Julian's relationship evoke confusing emotions and make you wonder how far you would go for love. Excellent love story. First read from this author but she is officially a favourite.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
I was skeptical about the story at first then i got to reading it and could NOT put it down.I found it to be really Twisted!!!!.My kind of read.Before i could finish i already bought Capture Me so i could continue on with all the characters of the story.I highly recommend.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
drew beja
This story had just the right amount of meant to be. No matter what happened it just seemed to work out for the better for this couple. I don't want to give away the story so I guess you will just have to read it to enjoy it.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Loved reading this series. From sadness to tender to love it is all written so well on these three books of the story between Nora and Julian's love.... Twisted and dark but beautiful in its own way.
★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
This series was written decent enough. It kept me interested through the second book. I eventually just got bored and haven't finished it, simply because I forgot all about it until I started catching up on reviews. It goes heavy pretty fast and was exciting. I'm going to have to go back and re-read it and update a new review.
★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
Not my cup of tea, I never read the Grey books either because I'm not into all that pain is pleasure stuff. I'm reading this one because it intersects the later trilogy which I read first.
One thing that really sticks out to me with these book is the fact that the author has an unhealthy obsession with the word 'cognizant.'
★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
brittain noel
I barely made it through book 1.
I just didn't get it!!
The story had no sense,I couldn't get into this book at all.
It was just stupid,boring,repetitive,meaningless sex every 2 pages!!
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
devi r ayu
I have never written a review before but I adored this series. I stayed up late and missed sleep to read the trilogy. I would recommend it to anyone who doesn't have a weak heart/ stomach. It's very intense. Kidnapping, very sexual,violent...everything I want in an engrossing story. Read it. You wont regret it.!!!
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Absolutely amazing! It's a must read. I was hookef after the fist page. You will love this unique story of how a woman falls for her kidnapper. Knowing in her mind its wrong but her body says otherwise.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
diana turner
Not even done with this book (on book 2) all I can say is this book series is amazing, wonderful, enthralling addictive ECT. like juilian is all types of crazy but you can't help but want Nora and him to be together in a seriously messed up type of way I haven't finished it (like i said so don't know how bad or good the outcome is but judging so far I love it) ???
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
ahmed wagih
What an amazing edge of seat experience! I couldn't read east enough! Julian and Nora are an amazing twisted love story that i couldnt get enough of. A must read! Exciting, thrilling, hot and steamy.... Wow!!!!
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
amy clark
Fair warning this trilogy is not for the easily shocked! The dynamic between the romantic leads can be often unsettling and disturbing. At the same time it's also intriguing, riveting, and extremely hot! I couldn't put these books down!
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
hannah bloom
Enthralling. Could not put this book down. Was absolutely gutted when the story ended and am debating starting it over immediately. Was shocked out invested I became in the book after reading the sample but after beginning the story I could not put it down.
★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
How often can two people have sex? How many different ways can one person hurt another person? How many ways are there to torture and kill people? If your curious about this, read the Trilogy, other wise get a better book or watch junk on TV, this would be much better use of your time than reading this trash!
★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
mark schebel
I wish I could have purchased three separate books and/or hardcover copies. But im glad to have all three. I am disappointed with this order sadly. Tho it did arrive very quickly, my book arrived in a very flimsy, untaped, unsecure packaging. And a damaged cover. Not worth the hassle to return tho. The book itself is amazing. I remember reading book one in one slow night at work. I recommend it to everybody (18+) =)
★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
angela irvine
Can you give zero stars? If so, then this series should be in the negative. To be fair, I only made it through 1/2 of the first book whereupon I had to stop so that I could vomit. This is a series about rape, not love. The fact that there is no publisher warning or author warning about that specific content is absolutely appalling. This is not "Dark Erotica" or "Dark Romance," it is rape and violence romanticized in the most disgusting, disturbing and degrading way. The publisher should be ashamed, the author should be ashamed and at the VERY LEAST, a caution or warning about the repeated rape of a near-child aged girl should be in the book as well as on the listing for the store/Kindle. Had I known that rape would be the main theme of this book, I wouldn't have read it at all. I am so angry about this oversight that I'm writing letters to everyone connected with this book.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
The first Anna Zaires book that I stumbled upon was Close Liaisons, which is part of the Krinar Chronicles. I have never been a fan of Science Fiction romances, but this one just hooked me. Before I knew it, I sailed through book 2 & 3, Close Obsession and Close Remembrance. When I was done, that begin my search for more of Anna Zaires. And of course, I found Twist Me...this was right after it had been released. I immediately one-clicked it and OMG, what a surprise I found! LOL, when i look back, it makes me laugh, because I was so appalled by Julian's behavior, the sexy/very scary hero. Suffice it to say, it was my first "dark romance" and I kept thinking, "how can i be reading this?" Of course, I kept it up...i secretly liked it a lot and I definitely was reading it to the end. So that was my intro to Julian and Nora. I know this originally was a review for Hold Me, but it's impossible not to include all three books in the series. I remember private messaging Anna Zaires and saying I couldn't believe how drawn I was to Julian. Wow, I bet she laughed...and now I'm bugging her for more books of him or I was before the last one was released. Ok, so let's move on to the other books in the series.

Keep Me was sort of a bridge between Twist Me and Hold Me. There were so many things happening to Julian and Nora and there relationship was changing rapidly. I almost saw Nora start to become the more dominant of the two in the relationship. Notice, I said, "almost." I don't think Julian would ever let that happen completely, but he did start to give in to more of her requests or demands, however you would like to think of them. All I can say is that I felt a bit of a power shift in their relationship. Of course, Julian was careful to never seem to be emotionally connected, but there were little tells; it was definitely there. Even the sex seemed like there was more emotion behind it.

That brings me to another point...let me revert back to Twist Me for a moment. Many will say how can you read a book with non-consensual sex? First, while Nora was kidnapped by Julian and yes, I do believe she was scared, I don't think their first time was completely one-sided. She had met him before, was attracted to him, and for someone who is supposed to be a complete monster; he sure made her um deflowering better than what most people have in real life. And while I knew she was in pain, what got me was how he held himself back to make sure she was ok rather than just ignoring her and getting what he wanted. That is why I was able to read this trilogy. I'm not a hardcore dark romance reader, but Anna Zaires is a master at bringing out the darkness while combining it with just enough emotion to make it palatable. I hope I'm making sense. I'm not condoning non-consensual sex of any type...just saying that in this very fictional story, Anna was able to make it work because I could feel emotion in the act.

I know I'm skipping around, but I keep remembering things from all of the other books. Once I finished Keep Me, I just knew there was more to Julian and Nora's story. I was so excited to learn that Anna Zaires was going to release a final book called Hold Me.

I didn't think Hold Me was ever going to get here. I'm a bit impatient when it comes to my books and secretly I kept hoping there was going to be some type of change in Julian's perception of things. Of course, not too much, or he wouldn't be the Julian we love ;) If you have read Twist Me and Keep Me, then you know that Julian and Nora are together. And they have been through hell. I don't know how they survived their relationship with bad guys chasing them, disapproving in-laws and friends, and then of course, there are some events that just made me suck in a breath and think, wow, I'm glad i'm not them. One of the events really hit close to home for me and I had a hard time reading it, but there was no way i was going to not finish the book. In true Anna Zaires form, she addressed it graciously and I admire her for that.

I definitely got my wish. There are some huge changes to Julian and Nora's relationship...some I didn't think he was capable of doing or feeling. At some points in the book, I could feel his fight within himself because he was conditioned to think a certain way, yet there was a desire to change, even if he didn't fully understand it.Wow! It's amazing how parents, bad events, etc can really screw up a person's mind. I was so thrilled to see the evolution of, that's what I call it anyway. Now, don't think he turned into this lovable teddy bear...he is still Julian, never mind, you will understand when you read the book! In addition, we see Nora really come into her own. She is no longer the scared little girl from the beginning of the series. I have to say that I admire her strength and how she stayed true to the love she felt for Julian, no matter how anyone felt. Of course, she had questions, but who doesn't question their relationship at various points throughout.

Hold Me is the ultimate end to a fabulous series. From the first book, Twist Me, all the way through book #2, Keep Me and finally with Hold Me, I got exactly what I wanted. All of these books are definite rereads for me, but I have a special place reserved for Hold Me. It takes society's perceptions as well as personal identities and makes mush out of them. You think a character is one way, in a mold, and bam...Anna Zaires turns your thoughts upside down and the opposite happens. So, I love the book, hate that the series is ending...hint hint, Anna :), and I hope my review will convince you that if you haven't read Hold Me or the other books in the series, you will do so.

I love the way Anna Zaires and her husband, Dima Zales, write. Their books are hot, suspenseful, romantic, and did i say hot? Yep, be prepared for some major steam with Julian and Nora. Get yourself a fan because you will definitely need it ;) I am looking forward to future books from these two. More hints, Anna...Krinar Chronicles, Koram & Mia...a baby?? Ok, i will stop now. Seriously, I can't get enough of her work. And just saying, you won't meet a nicer person.
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florin perianu
There's nothing at all redeeming about a guy who kidnaps and rapes a virgin. I love dark romance novels, books where dark and dangerous guys learn to love, I love BDSM books where it's done in a way to satisfy two lovers. This book made me physically ill. It's not sexy at all.

Anyone who has ever had someone as entitled and narcissistic as Julian force themselves on you while telling you how beautiful you are, as silent tears fall from your eyes, knows that. Just because you bite and scratch doesn't mean it's not rape. Rape shouldn't be romanticized. It happens to a lot of us. And it's not uncommon for an abuse victim, like the main character here, to feel pleasurable physical feelings during the abuse. That doesn't make the abuser any better than one who brings only pain. It takes a lifetime of therapy to get past the guilt and shame of being pleasured against your will, when you were unable to consent. And all it takes is a badly labeled "romance" book to remind you of how awful it really is.

I skipped through the trilogy, trying to find something to like about the books, but no, just no. The whole series is just gross, a detailed chronicle of abuse and narcissism, and the author should be ashamed to have it called romance.

The positive reviews where grown women say they'd "be okay with Julian, Stockholm syndrome" because it's hot? Stop it. The reality bites. There's nothing sexy about trying to find pleasure through the pain, just to make an experience less hellish.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
This is my all time favorite dark series. I started off reading books like this when 50 shades came out, and eventually storylines started blurring together cuz they were all the same. Then someone turned me on to Stockholm syndrome books and this series completely captivated me. It’s definitely twisted and glorifys aspects of rape essentially but the more in depth you go, the more invested you become. Both main characters development was sensational, and I was captivated beginning to end. The action in it broke up a lot of the repetitive romance you usually read in these types of books... so i say, Definitely a must read if you’re into dark romance!
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
teri g
This was the first series I read really DARK.
It all begins in a manner outside the law, but you find yourself hoping that the bad guy is not as bad as well; that love can prevail.
The plot has many twists; sometimes it takes your breath away.
But what really captivated me was that the author did not transform Julian (male character) into a hero. Nora is not perfect and her psycho / emotional change occurs there, in front of reader's eyes.
It is not a book to be read by weak heart people. Here the important thing is not what is right or wrong, but if the story is believable. And believe me, it is.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
sd vivi
I bought the Twist Me trilogy because I've never read a New York Times bestselling book before and was curious. Anna Zaires has written a captivating story full of heart stopping suspense, dark passion and obsessive love. As soon as I started reading this book, I couldn't put it down until I finished it.

Nora, a sweet and innocent girl who has lived a very sheltered life, is kidnapped by Julian, a beautiful man she met at a club, and whisked away to a private island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. Nora tries to escape from Julian but is no match for his speed or strength. Nora then tries thinking of other ways she can escape from the island and decides to slowly seduce Julian into letting her go.

Although Julian is entitled, ruthless and capable of doing anything to get what he wants, he's also capable of sweet tenderness. Julian's is a powerful arms dealer, which means it's only a matter of time before violence, death and destruction come calling, putting everyone in Julian's inner circle in danger. The story is a fast paced and action packed roller coaster ride, complete with a plot that is finely nuanced and wonderfully complex.

Anna Zaires puts her readers through an emotional wringer that leaves you wanting more. The fact that I would never read a dark romance but loved this series is a testament to Anna Zaires' phenomenal skill as a storyteller. This story is a must read!
★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
At first, I was very hesitant and hoping for a better outcome as I continues reading. Nora confused me with her actions and the way she easily forgave and accepted her fate. She was truly a prisoner and seemed ok with that. Julian-ugh! He was just horrible, selfish, and a rapist in my book. No redeeming qualities whatsoever! I wish the heroine was stronger, but it is what it is. I did like Lucas and Peter-not sure if I will read their books though.
★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆
Great writing but honestly I couldn't get past the kidnapping of a teenager and elimination of free will. Just not my flavor of erotica. It was actually really hard to get through for me and that is rare because I love erotica. Maybe because I have a daughter that age and I also have major issues with rape but this whole book was pretty horrifying. As far as the readers go, Nora's voice annoyed me to no end and I was irritated that they couldn't find a man who could fake a light Columbian accent for Julian. I mean seriously, ARROZ CON "POLO"? Polo is a sport, pollo is chicken. That was lame.
Anyway, I gave it a 2 for the quality of the writing.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
jon huff
What an incredibly amazing trilogy!
Anna Zaires definitely knows how to tell a story.
Everything is captured! Nothing left out! Her ability to draw out raw emotions from down in your soul is breathtaking, agonizing, exhilarating and maddening all at the same time!
The character development and story was so beautifully done!
I hated and loved Julian and felt sorry for then admired Nora!
I just don't have the words, honestly, the emotional roller coaster that this trilogy was is so much worth the ride, you just have to have the balls to get on! And please, do yourself a favor and take the leap and see how amazing Julian & Nora's story is! <3
I hated that it ended! I'm totally shredded and left wanting more! But, that's what makes an amazing that leaves you reeling for more from them! Thanks Anna! I'll be reading Lucas' story next!!!
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
jessica baetjer
If you are looking for sweet romance, you've come to the wrong book. But then, you must have known that before you began, and yet you're curious. The theme here is experiencing profound pleasure -- that she slowly comes to experience in the loss of control of her body's responses, and for his pleasure in controlling her arousal and her involuntary erotic responses. Not for everyone, perverse and revolting to many. But if you enjoy the powerful sensation of when your body craves what your intellect rejects -- fasten your seatbelt, this author knows. More compelling writing skills and story than most of this genre can offer. A real libido boost, and inspiring in the bedroom. My Audible version is heavily bookmarked for repeat listening. Yes, even a hard-core feminist can enjoy this choice.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
This trilogy captivated me from beginning to end. I absolutely LOVED it! This was my first time venturing into the "dark romance" genre and I have to tell you, I was in for a treat! Anna Zaires has quickly become one of my "go to" authors. This genre will not be for everyone and I do not recommend it if you are not very open-minded or are just simply not into kidnap and dubious consent in a romance novel. But if you are like me and enjoy "out of the ordinary" romance, then I suggest you give this gem a try. You won't be disappointed! This series has it all, romance, danger, hot sex, a super hot alpha hero and lots of goodness. It was a deliciously twisted emotional roller coaster and worth every dime! I highly recommend it!!
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
melanie hershberger
This FAN-FREAKIN-TASTIC series is unforgettable!! I was captivated from the very first page right till the end! Julian is one of my all time favourite dark anti-hero that got under my skin and will be eternally burned on my heart and soul. And Nora, what an EPIC journey this woman has experienced. I loved and marvelled at her initial beginning in captivity filled with fear and depravity.. to the woman that rescues Julian from his captors.. to the woman that cannot live without the very man who kidnapped her in the first place. Their love is intense, soul burning and all consuming!!! Anna Zaires's narrative is PERFECT, fast paced, action packed and addictive! 10++ "my pet" stars!!
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
mel mcquire
The story was awesome, but I'm noticing from the 2 series that I've read (this & Mia and Korum) that the books are more narrative & not enough dialogue between the characters (in my opinion). I felt like instead of narrating so much of the story that some parts could've been expressed through the characters interacting more. Besides that the books kept me very interested & wanting more. I'm planning to move on to Mind Readers next. The excerpt definitely has me intrigued. I'm also planning to read all their other books & series eventually as well.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Absolutely amazing trilogy, I couldn't put these books down they drew me in from the beginning and kept my interest right through to the end, every page was exciting and full of suspense, I stumbled on these books through Facebook and I am so glad I did, this was the first I had read from this author but most certainly won't be the last, if you like a slightly darker read then look no further I would definitely recommend these books, loved them and hope there is more to come from Julian and Nora.
★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
emma rolen
As a strong female I have s HUGE problem with this trilogy. As a fan of female inpowerment, this book is so frustrating. I can't understand why a women would write this kind of monster and expect me to say awe, he's a monster but I'll over look that because he can be sweet at times. WTF!! If you are looking for a reaction, you got one. I'm over it! How can any healthy women be drawn to this kind of man?? How can a reader feel any affection towards a man like this charactor?? How am I suppose to want to read more? I just don't get it!!? Moving on....
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
priscilla oliveras
I absolutely loved this series. I have read all of Anna's books to date and I love the way she writes. I liked Nora's character. At first she was very young and naïve, but she grew up in the series. I especially liked the way Anna created Julian. Julian is beautiful but he is a manipulative, controlling, alpha male and he stayed that way all through the series. When he realized he loved Nora, he didn't get all "sappy". He stayed the same old Julian and I really appreciated that. He kept me guessing all through the series how he would react in certain situations. He was not predictable and I liked that.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
max nemtsov
An alpha male who sees who he wants and he sets out to win her- by any means he needs to! Julian is a true alpha male who sets his sights on Nora and the rest is history.... well, not so easy. Is Julian the man or dreams or nightmares? That is the question that Nora had to answer in this series. He set his sights on her and he did everything he had to to make their relationship work. This series is filled with drama, twists, kidnapping, and most of all LOVE! One of my favorite series by Anna Zaires!
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
kristin m in durham nc
Absolutely one of my top five favorite series, and I highly recommend this series to anyone who is a fan of dark, romantic thrillers. Unlike so many other trilogies, each book in this series seemed to get better and better!!! Anna Zaires has a way of completely mesmerizing her readers like no other. The raw passion and sexual desire between Nora and Julian heat up the pages leaving you captivated and wanting more.
I have recommended this trilogy to many readers and not one has come back disappointed.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
vanessa fitzgerald
In love with this series and the spin offs from Zaires/Zales. Even with all it's darkness & depravity it still came off as a love story. By the end I found myself cheering Nora on in her journey crossing over to the darker side. Even with Julian's cruelty I couldn't help but like the guy. I think by liking these things the authors accomplished in drawing me so far in that I became as twisted as the characters in the book. Great read!
★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
There is nothing romantic about rape. Period. Why would the author go in this direction? Why not save her from someone who was going to harm her and then let her get to know him? My stomach turned at their first encounter since it was against her will and I couldn't get through the sample. Too bad. It could've had potential.
★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
evelyn hadden
This book was absolutely terrible, I have no idea where the good reviews came from. I can genuinely say I hated it. Nora, the "heroine" is such an immature and weak character she lets herself fall in love with her kidnapper despite his total disregard for her feelings at every opportunity. At times she begins to recognize that her feelings are abnormal but she is quickly distracted in each instance and continues to accept whatever abuse is thrown at her. And it IS abuse. Julian, her kidnapper, has so few redeeming qualities I can't think of one to name right now. I guess it's kind of nice that he showers Nora after the first time he rapes her? I listened to this series through Audible and the only thing worse than the story was the narration. The narrator read Nora's first person account as if she's a sorority girl who's only tone of voice is a childish whine. I had to return it, it was unbearable. I would not recommend this book to anyone.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
This was my first book by Anna Zaires and it won't be my last! Julian and Nora are meant for each other! It was so much more than a captive falling for her abductor. I felt so many feelings reading this story. Very well written, never had to back track to re-read any part. Flowed great. Off to read Keep Me, Book 2 in this series.
Anna Zaires has done it again with Book 2 in the Twist Me series. Julian and Nora are meant for each other. Both Thriving off of each others obsession with each other this book takes on a whole new level of knots in the stomach! Cant wait for 2015 to get here for book 3!
I had the count down on my computer for this release!!! Couldnt wait to see how Anna Zaires would end this rollercoaster ride that Nora and Julian had been on in book 1 and 2. Well, what a fantastic job on closing this series out. Loved how Nora turned into being a Total Badass Woman herself! Loved how Julian finally told Anna something very important!!! Loved it all!!! Thank You for writing this series in such a way that drew me in on book 1 and had me waiting very patiently for book 3 and totally enjoying all 3 of the books!
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
rizwana khan
Amazing that keeps you on the edge of your seat. You will fall in love with the characters and notice the growth in the relationship as it continues to develop in each novel. Not the typical romance but if you like dark romances with a twist you will find it here. You will laugh, cry and get angry be prepared to get emotionally involved with these characters. Anna Zaires is an author that makes you feel the characters emotions along with your own. I highly recommend this trilogy!!
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
I must admit that the Twist Me trilogy is the darkest story I have ever read. When I read the short description and peeped at some reviews, I saw the words “kidnap” and “captive” and I didn’t know what to expect. The beginning started out like any other story, but things escalated quickly. I kept reading and I laughed, cried, and fell completely in love with this story. Julian and Nora are forever on my mind and in my heart.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
sarah harrison
I loved the character Julian he was so dark and twisted until Nora's innocence slowly sees into his heart. I fell in awe of the way this story kept you guessing from one book to another. Never questioning in your head like some series what is coming next. Cant wait to read another series. Thank you for a great read.
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
melissa yank
This book is good in a Disturbing kind of way. I can see how some people might not be able to stomach it since it can be a trigger for victims of sexual abuse. However, the quality of content and story line is amazing. Too much sex but its kind of what brings out the horror of the story line. It brings out the reality of sex trafficking. The psychology between the victim and the perpetrator. Good read for those who can stomach to the graphic storyline of abuse
★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆
Yuck. A kidnapping, rape, dead children, torture, violent miscarriage, more rape, terrorists...then there was the whole eye ball scene. This was not romantic or sexy. Thankfully it was also not believable. Don't read if you were not a fan of Hostel or Saw. Yeah, it was romantic like that...
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
This is one of the most amazing book trilogies I've EVER read... Kept me into it the entire time and anticipating each time I was done with one to start the next... I love Anna as a writer! I would HIGHLY recommend this book to ANYONE who wants something that they are completely captivated by and I promise you that you wont be able to put this book down! Without a doubt 5/5 stars!
Love you Anna to the moon!
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
This story is a spin off of the Twist Me series. This dark tale is just my kinda story! it is a fast-paced thrill ride and I was captivated from the start. While you do not need to read the Twist Me series first, I would highly recommend it as those characters are in this story and it adds a greater depth of understanding to the overall storyline.
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
jesse chan
I liked the book and the author is obviously talented but this was a trilogy and after starting the second book I found myself bored. I just didnt see the story going anywhere anymore. It was enough prolonged as it was and maybe with nothing to do for 8 hours I could have listened the audio of book 2 in this series but it would have killed me to try book number 3 after that. What the author thought to achieve with prolonging a story like this is beyond me. All you get with reading book number 1 is cliffhanger with no desire to read more of the same. Returned the book since I couldnt see myself reading same for three volumes. The female lead wasnt that interesting. There wasnt much happening anyway. This was not an adventure. Almost all happened in island with much outdooring & sunbathing with occasional kinky sex. 3 stars as a story, 4 stars for authors obvious but misused talent & the fact that the english was smooth. Hopefully author begins to pack these stories in 1 book with some really good twists & turns and a bit more original lines from Hero & heroine depending on book. Now Twist Me & Capture Me remind eachother too much.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
betty turnbull
This was an unbelievable series for me I was at first thinking I was crazy for reading it but the more I read it the more I fell in love with the characters and I love the way the ending with I would highly recommend it I love her you're writing
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
charlie dee
This is a must read for dark romance lovers. It is dark and violent at the times but so impossible hot at the same time. Characters are awesome and you will fall in love with both Nora and Julian. Twist me was my first ever dark romance book and I could not put it down. I love everything that Anna Zaires writes, she is an amazing writer. Twist me trilogy is must have, don't miss this great deal you will not regret it.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
p ivi jokitalo
Oh WOW what an amazing trilogy! Talk about a roller coaster ride full of action, angst , and passion! My friend sent me these books and I am so glad she did! I am definitely going to read the next books. I cannot recommend these books enough!!
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
bill bowers
Twist Me is one of my all-time favorite dark romance trilogies. I read the three books separately and was hooked from start to end. You'll find everything that makes a good romance in these three novels, from sexual tension, plenty of action, hot love scenes, deep emotional content, great dialogue, excellent plot and realistic setting. I loved that the hero and heroine aren't clichés. I can't wait for the next story!
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
thompson seiwell
I loved this book. The story was different in it approach to a romance novel and the characters but that was part of it that made it a good read. It had drama, action and suspenseful, which made it an excellent book for my taste and for anyone else who loves these genres. Ihave read other books by this author but this is my favorite. Keep them coming!!!
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
mark trenier
I really loved this book. Nora was a bit young but in the end her and Julian made it work. Julian was the best character I've read about in years. I even liked him better than Christian Grey. I truly loved these books
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
britney wolfe
Anna Zaires has a rare and amazing talent for drawing the reader in and never letting them go! This series is exceptional - it was one of my first ventures into dark reads, and I am SO glad I ventured out. For the first time all three books are together so you won't be biting your nails and pulling your hair out while waiting for the next adventure. Do yourself a favor and read these!
★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆
al sumrall
Basically endorses Stockholm syndrome as a means to a satisfying relationship. And also endorses violence against women, and their family/friends as a means to control us.

The sex scenes pretty much always ended with her in tears, and then him consoling her though never having any regrets for being the cause of her misery (both inside and outside the bedroom).
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
molly ferguson
This was definitely not your average romance story! This packs a punch on your senses and is definitely not for the faint hearted!!

I like it because it was not your typical run of the mill love story!
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
seth walter
Aside from 50 shades series. This is probably one of my other favorite ones. Yes this series is not for everyone. Some may say its too violent or how could she even be able to love a monster like that. But to me it hooked me from the first chapter of the first book. I read all 3 books in just 2 days and honestly i still re-read them. Anna zaires is a talented author and now im starting to read the spin off od Lucan and Yulia in the Capture me series. I love it!
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
This Trilogy is one of the best I've read in a long time. It has you on the edge right from the beginning. I found myself So intrigued with the story that I couldn't seem to put my tablet down. Bravo Anna Bravo
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Fifty shades of grey PALES in comparison to this book!!!!! WOW....Anna Zaires you are an excellent really feel each character! This book is not for the faint of heart ......I am hooked on this author
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
robin moore
I have read or should I say devoured ALL 3 of these books . Trust me you wont be sorry if you buy these.
it is a fantastic story a little frightening at times but more stomach clenching edge of your seat kind ....I laughed I cried I got excited you will see the story and characters grow as you read and even after the third one I am still left wanting more :)
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
ashlee hyatt
This is yet another amazing story brought to readers by Anna Zaires.If you loved her "Krinar Chronicles" you will fall in love with Nora and Julian in the "Twist Me" saga.Anna has a magical way of turning what is evil into delicious addiction.I dare you to read her books and not fall in love.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
ulla siltanen
I recently read the Twist Me trilogy. I was so engrossed in the dark love story of Julian and Nora that I could not rest till I read all the books in one go. Given the amount of books I read its rare for me to like the all the books of a series. The style of writing is fantastic and engrossing. A must read and must have book for the collection
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
adrienne whiten
I read the three books in this trilogy separately and loved them all. If you like dark, twisted erotic romance, these are your books. Akin to Kitty Thomas or CJ Roberts, Anna Zaires' trilogy is sick, twisted and HOT. It takes real talent for an author to make you love an anti-hero who kidnaps, rapes and sometimes beats his captive but both the heroine and the reader will come to do so. My only complaint? I wish there would be a fourth book in the series so I could see what happens with Julian and Nora.

Not for the reader who wants a white picket fence and roses, this series is for someone who wants a well written, dark romance of the variety cited above. If that reader is you, buy this set immediately!
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
bryce edwards
Twist Me is the best captured-fantasy series out.
I devoured, no-- I absolutely tore through the first two books of this series.
Then I prayed every night until the final book of Julian and Nora's story was released.

You get Nora's POV in book 1, but both Julian and Nora's POV in books 2 and 3.

*DARK Erotica* There aren't enough words to describe how much you will love this series. Anyone I recommended it to before the third book was released absolutely hated me because of how addicted everyone becomes to Julian and Nora's story. WARNING: YOU WILL READ AND REREAD THIS SERIES MULTIPLE TIMES!!
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
alishya burrell
I have never read books this spellbinding, I completely devoured this series! I couldn't stop reading, I was done within a matter of a few days! The sex scenes were fantastic, but they did not overpower the book (which I love). There was also story and WOW was that story intense! I lost myself in these books and to me that's what makes a great story. Thank You Anna Zaires for the best books I have ever read!
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
dean francis alfar
Absolutely loved this trilogy! I wanted to read something different and that was definitely what I got. It was impossible to stop reading this story once I started. I am in love with Anna's writing and have since read all of her books and I can't wait for the next one. These books are a must have!!
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
These books are different. Like something I have never read before. It's sick, twisted, yet thrilling and captivating. I couldn't put them down! Absolutely loved them. If you like dark romance, these are a must read!!!
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
lance morcan
This series was utterly amazing. Couldn't put it down and never wanted it to end. This series has it all. Everything that I was looking for I found. When I finally finish the series I had one thought, what book would every top this? Still don't think I will find one but this story will forever be embedded in my brain.
★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
sawyer lovett
So unbelievable, I love a dark romance novel but this book just made me laugh. I could barely make it half way through the first book before I stopped reading. The heroines age and innocence just borderlines on inappropriate, she could have at least put up a small fight.
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