ARC Review: Twisted Up In You by Dawn Martens


Twisted Up In You
Author: Dawn Marten
Genre: Romance, Contemporary
Release Date: January 10th, 2016
ISBN: 781519728760


Surviving a harsh upbringing, Corinne Treyton’s new life, comes courtesy of the Angels Warriors MC. No one will ever use her body again, unless she wants them to. Cori, a party girl, doesn’t believe in relationships, but she’d be willing to try if only Blake, her boss, could really see her for who she is. She hides her lifestyle from him; afraid he would think less of her. Blake Lexington has crushed on Cori since the day she started working for him. He knows a bit about her past, living with the Angels Warriors, and he doesn’t care. He refuses to make a move, thinking it will scare off his shy assistant. For years he thought she wouldn’t be attracted to someone like him. Finally realizing that he needs to take action, her reaction surprises him. Cori believes he sees her as a slut and wants to use her. Secrets from the past will be revealed causing everything to unravel. Will real love bring them together or is Cori too damaged to give true love a chance?


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Twisted Up In You is the first book I’ve read by Dawn Martens. To be honest, I was hesitant when I requested the ARC, not for any particular reason either, I just wasn’t completely positive of how the book would go from the blurb. I’m happy to state, that I’m glad I did request this book! I have a feeling I’ll be reading more of Ms. Martens works in the future.

Weirdly enough, I’ve seen reviews all over the board for this book. For me, it was a four star book, but that’s because I went into it with no overt expectations. Some people seem to think this is an MC book. (Motorcycle Club) It is not. While it does touch upon the Angel’s Club, and they are part of this book, it is not about them, or anyone specifically -in- the club.

This book focuses on Cori and Blake, their attraction to each other, their relationship… both working and non-working, and yes, you do get a good bit of their past. These characters are extremely well written, they do have depth. You get a good feel for them. There is a whole background plot behind their relationship that is intriguing as well. The chemistry between these two is great too, you can feel it.

There was only one thing that kept me from making this a five star review. It had to do with the plot, which I’m not going to spoil it for anyone, so no hints here. Basically, there is a part in it, that I saw coming from probably 25% into the book. Now, if I hadn’t seen it coming, this would have been a major, jaw-dropping bombshell. Some people won’t see it coming and it will add to the enjoyment of the book for them.

I would most certainly recommend reading this one. Just don’t go into it with MC expectations. Focus on the story between the main characters and if you’re like me, you’ll love the plot!


4 star

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