Review: Twisted by Mandi Beck (Imperfect Love Kindle Worlds)


Note: This ARC was provided by the author via InkSlinger PR in exchange for an honest review.

Twisted was the second novella in the Imperfect Love Kindle Worlds series that I read and it's my favorite one among the three that I was able to sink my proverbial teeth into. Mandi Beck did a great job merging the world Kendall Ryan created in her Imperfect Love series, using both Noah Tate from Hitched and Sterling Quinn from The Fix Up as anchors, albeit Sterling was mentioned only by name. Back gives readers a Scottish bartender who comes to the rescue of an advertising executive and they end up in a fake relationship with one hell of a very real attraction to each other. Jasper James may be working behind the bar of Iron Flask, but there's more to him than meets the eye, and when he steps in just as Fannin McGuire's ex-fiancé-slash-soon-to-be-stepbrother-in-law re-establishes just how much of a jerk he is, it's the beginning of an unlikely alliance. Maybe their fake relationship was supposed to be temporary, but the more they're in each other's company, the deeper they fall. What's going on between them feels real, but will it still feel that way when it's revealed that they're living more than one lie?

This was only my second Mandi Beck read but it's yet another reminder of why I need to catch up and read her two earliest full-length novels as well as her contribution to an anthology that was released this year. For a book that was less than a hundred pages long, it never felt like it was lacking anything. We get developed main characters in Jasper and Fannin as well as a well-paced and wholly worthwhile story. Jasper and Fannin's story is as raunchy as it is romantic, and the author does that combo quite well indeed. I seriously liked that Fannin was the one connected to Noah because they were cousins and it was Jasper who was loosely connected to Sterling by way of his best friend who was Sterling's cousin as well. The company that Noah heads and that Fannin is a part of was an integral part of the story, and it all meshed together quite nicely, bringing together Tate and Cane Enterprises from the Imperfect Love series with all the components of this novella. Twisted may be short in terms of length, but it certainly left me more than satisfied by the time I got to Jasper and Fannin's happily-ever-after. This gets five stars. ♥

Date Read: 07 June 2017

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