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Twisted Fate by Jessi Elliott

Published August 15, 2018 in Book Reviews - 0 Comments

Synopsis:

Being kidnapped by the leader of the fae really puts a dent in your senior year.

Aurora Marshall is sharp, witty, and always has a plan. Ready to finish her business degree and graduate, her life is going smoothly—until the night she meets Tristan Westbrook.

Tristan, the overbearing, gorgeous Fae Leader, and an admired businessman in the human world is all kinds of dangerous. While he finds Aurora intriguing, her refusal to bend to his will keeps them locked in a constant power struggle.

Entering into a deal is the only way to escape Tristan’s clutches, which only plunges Aurora deeper into the fae world. With her future at stake, she is forced to handle his arrogance and extraordinary fae abilities as she fights to stay grounded in her mundane life.

Not to mention her struggle to ignore the growing attraction she knows she shouldn’t feel for the man who kidnapped her.

When people said college would be the most exciting time of her life, Aurora never thought this is what they meant.

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For being her debut novel, Jessi sure was able to rope me in from the start, not hesitating to immediately start the action and thrust her protagonist, Aurora, right into her new life.

As Aurora struggles to keep her sanity, her normal college life quickly slips away from her. The fae world is no joke, filled with danger and deceit. Pain inflicts her life from the start, so she must summon up her strength and courage as each new tragedy falls upon her.

Watching Aurora weave through this new world is admirable and her quick-witted comebacks force a smile on my face every time.

Jessi uses a heavy amount of dialogue, utilizing these exchanges to her full advantage by keeping the pace of the novel brisk, never allowing a dull moment to slip in. When there’s not any dialogue, we witness Aurora’s inner monologue. Her thoughts and confessions, braided in with her strong emotions for Tristan, pull you into the deep recesses of her mind.

And the lust… Oh, the lust… Aurora knows she shouldn’t feel this way about him, but Tristan’s handsome figure, devilish smirk, and quick-witted comments are hard to look away from. They take care of one another, but they also challenge each other, which is a refreshing side of their looming romance.

Although I loved the romantic scenes, with their descriptive wording and their fiery passion, I honestly thought it took up too much of the book. I found myself reading more romance scenes than action. I realize that this is technically a paranormal romance, but I found the synopsis to be misleading as I was expecting more of a storyline with Aurora dealing with the fae world, than her romantic relations. In addition to this, I felt the way her romantic relations are portrayed is problematic, as it seems to focus more on physical attraction, as opposed to an emotional one.

In all though, Twisted Fate was certainly a fun read. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who loves fantasy and romance and likes to be kept on the edge of their seat, biting their lip in anticipation.

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