Series Title: Twisted
Book Titles: Survival (#1), Revival (#2), Thrive (#3)
Author: Rebecca Sherwin
Genre: Dark Romantic Suspense
Life is unpredictable. It can throw us happiness, luck, wealth and success at any given time, without warning or premonition. But it can also send trauma, trials and surprises, both unexpected and unwelcome. The Twisted series explores a world where happiness is chased but unreachable, life is found and stolen, and love is fought for and sacrificed. It is not a simple story – life is not a fairytale. Sometimes it’s a fight for Survival…
With intertwining memories and a world of deceit and betrayal yet to be exposed, Survival, book #1 in the Twisted series, is an intense, compelling page-turner, seen through the eyes of Skye 'the Skillet' Jones. A mother. A father. Two daughters and a son. A happy suburban family of five. An alcoholic mother. An absent father. Abandonment. A family ripped apart. Oliver. Beautiful Oliver. My twin brother, my protector. Fighting. Freedom. Death. Cut Throat Curtis. My fire and ice. My light and shade. My pleasure and pain. He taught me to fight; to control emotional turmoil with physical distraction. He had pain of his own, secrets he would never reveal, and I should have known it would only be a matter of time until he left, becoming a ghost in a life I no longer knew. Thomas. My magic. My fairy-tale. The man who promised the happy ever after I’d never dared to dream of. My prince. My lover. My everything and more. But fate was waiting, as always. The merciless force of kismet watched over me, biding its time, waiting to strike; to plunge me into the depths of defeat and leave me with no choice but to succumb. It was coming, the twist of fate that would bring me to my knees. It was up to me, Skye the Skillet, to decide whether to bow down and surrender to its will, or fight back, to fight for what I had left. To fight for my survival…
Skye, her twin brother Oliver and their older sister Beth had a seemingly perfect life! They lived in a beautiful house, with a mother who loved them and a father that worked hard to provide for them all. Sounds almost too good to be true doesn't it? like a fairytale of sorts? I suppose that's what this is in a way...but rather like any fairytale...there is always a twist, one day their ''perfect'' father upped and left, he left no reason and suddenly, the world as they knew it. blew up. Skye found herself sharing a room with her brother in a tiny two bedroom apartment in a tower block, working two jobs to keep her alcoholic mother in booze and cigarettes. Her world was about to spiral even further down the tubes when she loses the one person that had always represented her safety net. Anything was bearable as long as she had her Ollie, her light in the darkness...but poor little Skye...the world is a cruel place and the princess must fight! she must learn to slay her own dragons and she knew just the person to help her learn to master the sword.... In case you can't tell...I'm in love! now this doesn't happen to me often but I've fallen uncontrollably head over heels with Ms Sherwin's writing. Prepare for a little fan-girling...this lady has caught hold of my imagination, she's dragged me kicking and screaming into her arena and I have no desire to get out! I feel like I can smell the blood and almost taste the kill. The blood is pounding in my ears and my heart is pounding in my chest...I'm sorry but the adrenaline is too strong...I must give in...I'm running like a heroin addict after their next hit to read the next thrilling instalment! 'Revival' out now! 5 stars!!!
Wow... Where do I start... Firstly I feel the need to warn you, if you're prone to ugly crying while reading then you'll definitely need a box of tissues for this one!!
Skye 'The Skillet' Jones is one fierce leading lady, she fights tooth and nail from the very first page and I love that about her... No matter how much she's kicked when she's down she always comes back swinging!!
You will want to hate 'Cut Throat' Curtis, I did for a while... But he was always in the back of my mind, he has charisma in spades and the power and intensity that emanates from him is electrifying! I can see why Skye is so hung up on him!
Thomas Radley... Sigh... He is the beacon that leads her through her darkness, her saviour, a light-hearted joker and I couldn't help but fall for him a little bit more with every joke.
Survival is an emotional, gut wrenching, heart breaking story that'll have you in the edge of your seat. I adore the way Rebecca wrote Survival, the way she intertwines the memories with the present gives you a better look at why Skye is how she is. I fount it so easy to become consumed with this book, with each chapter my apprehension grew until I was just as on edge as Skye, I was just waiting for the other shoe to drop!! A solid start to the series!! BRING ON REVIVAL!!!!!
With explosive suspense and dark sensuality, Revival, book #2 in the Twisted series, is a passionate, riveting tale of power, conflict and dangerous desire, told by Cut Throat Curtis Mason. I was a failure. An orphan. A quitter. A heartbreaker. A screw-up. A criminal. A monster. The life I was imprisoned in was the life I deserved. Ollie’s death shredded my tenacity, chipped away at my confidence and stole the will to fight out from under me. When the toxic worthlessness swimming through my veins made me reject the only girl I’d ever loved, she took the rest of my life with her. Alone, away from home and emotionally desolate, I was propelled into a life of greed, control and crime when fate played a hand and forced mine into the clutches of Charlie Alexander Tattersell. My vixen. My poison. My villainous addiction. I fought for and against the life that held me captive, but one painful reminder returned to haunt me. I was the only one who knew the truth. Skye’s truth. My love. My driving force. My life’s obsession. After enlisting the help of my protégé, Jesse ‘the Gentleman’ Kennedy, the mission began. I had to find answers, retribution and the spark that would release me from the claws of the abyss and bring me one step closer to the Skillet. With new secrets waiting around every corner, a vicious Charlie waiting to bury me and the haunting memories of every mistake I’d ever made hanging over me, I missed one vital clue. The key to my revival…
'Revival' is Curtis the Cut-throat's story, it delves into the murky past and shows you where he's been lurking in the darkness since that fateful day where he set Skye free (which I still want to slap him for!). This isn't your usual same story-different point of view book. Rebecca has added a wholeeee new dimension to the first book! However, she's swanned in and left me with even more questions than I started with! this lady is the queen of suspense! I know you're all wondering about our heroine...well I'm pleased to announce that Skye is, of course, a massive player in this book too. However, she has a rival for our heroes affections! An evil Cruella D'ville type of woman, she's vile and you will love to hate her! There is also a veryyyy attractive male doctor in the making...the gentleman Jesse...he is mine. Well and truly claimed! At this rate I'm going to need therapy after I finally finish this series! some kind of RA (Readers Anonymous...a place to recover after extreme author addiction!) Let the love affair continue! 'Thrive' here I come! 5 stars...as well deserved as the last!
With everything at stake and nothing to lose, Skye Jones and Cut Throat Curtis Mason are reunited in the fight of their lives - once and for all. It's time to face the demons of the past and the present; to reclaim the powerful, passionate connection that brought them together; and overcome the forces that would tear them apart. It's time to expose - and destroy - the web of lies, deceit and betrayal woven by those around them to hold them captive, to keep them silent, isolated and alone. The time has come. There is no time to fight for survival. There is no time to beg for revival. There is no other option. There is no choice. What happens now?It’s time to Thrive…
Wow! Well Curtis 'Cut-Throat' Mason and Skye 'Skillet' Jones have certainly taken us on some journey! This is the ''concluding'' part in the 3 part series and, in my personal opinion, this is the best of the 3! (Although I'm secretly hoping for a fourth) Skye and Curtis are on a race against the clock to find out who, or what, has been manipulating their relationship and their lives. Will they get they answers they seek before its too late? or will the past come back to haunt them? Read the book....just....readdddd the book!!! Sherwin has a way of getting inside of your head and twisting every thought and every emotion that you thought you had in regards to a character...then flipping it on its butt. There is a few scenes in this book that get inside of your head and make you question things a little but it really isn't until the end that you're left thinking...''WTF'' Seriously well written and the plot progression was perfectly timed over the series. You're consistently left wanting more! Absolutely excellent!!! 7 Stars (OK, OK 5 stars)
I loved fighting. I loved everything it represented and everything it did to my body and mind. There was no losing in the ring. Sure, they tallied up your stats, and your wins, losses and KOs decided how much of a decent fighter you were, but I didn’t give a shit about that. You couldn’t lose by stepping through the doors of a cage, even if you were knocked to the floor and pissed your pants as you lost consciousness. You couldn’t lose – it was impossible because you’d won before the bell rang. By stepping into the ring, you proved you were strong. You proved you had the courage and bravery to face the unknown. You proved that you were a fighter and that moved far beyond the fists that you held up to show you were ready. You wouldn’t give up, you wouldn’t quit, and that…that made you a winner. “You ready, son?” Geoff patted me on the shoulder as I stared out at the crowd from behind the curtain. The audience were ready, so I was ready. I had one shot, one chance, tonight, to get us out for good. I knew I could win this; I’d fought Jackson Garrett before and while he made me tap out with a leg lock and I’d cursed myself for days following the fight, I realised that was my advantage. The number on my stats card. One loss. He thought he had my weakness down; I knew he’d go for the leg again and I’d be ready for him. Skye’s future was riding on this fight and by God, the Juggernaut would save his sister from a weed-infested flat in a moulding, crumbling tower block. “I’m ready,” I said, turning to Geoff for my final check. I hadn’t seen Curtis yet. He wasn’t at the table reserved for him, and I had to just trust he’d be there when it was time. He’d taught me everything, given me this chance for a new life and I was going to take it. Maybe he’d come with us. Maybe we could all get out. I trusted he’d be there. I needed him there. I needed to come out thirty thousand pounds better off. Failure wasn’t an option. The music began, whatever the DJ had chosen to get the crowd riled up. “Deep breaths…clenched fists…deep breaths…clenched fists.” I took deep breaths. In. Out. In. Out. I gripped my chain before slipping it over my head and handing it to Geoff. It was time to focus. Zone out. Push away the pain and ignore the unknown fate that awaited me when I left the cage. All that mattered now was the fight. The freedom. I stepped out from behind the curtain and left Oliver behind. Juggernaut Jones would do whatever it took to save his sisters. Deep breaths, clenched fists. Ring the bell. Ding, ding, ding.
Rebecca is a London born and bred mother, writer and psychology student. She is the author of summer romance, Second Chance Hero, and the psychological romantic-suspense series, Twisted. An avid reader and lover of stories that keep you guessing, Rebecca writes tales that will challenge your perceptions and toy with your emotions. Rebecca's stories invite you to open your mind and dig deeper into the meanings of the lives of each and every character you meet. She entices you into their world – to feel with them, to grow with them, to love with them. She asks you to become a part of them and allow them to become a part of you. Rebecca would like to express her thanks to everyone who reads her stories, and would love to hear from you!
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