Twisted Hate
Review,  Romance

Twisted Hate (Twisted #3) by Ana Huang – best enemies-to-lovers romance

Twisted Hate is engaging, addictive, touching, and emotive enemies-to-lovers romance with amazing characters and their touching back story. This is the best enemies-to-lovers romance I read so far.

best enemies-to-lovers romance

Twisted Hate (Twisted #3) by Ana Huang

Publication Date : September 27, 2022 

Read Date : May 8, 2023

Genre : Romance

Pages : 551

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

Previous Books in Series –

Twisted Love (Book 1)

Twisted Games (Book 2)

Synopsis

Gorgeous, cocky, and fast on his way to becoming a hotshot doctor, Josh Chen has never met a woman he couldn’t charm—except for Jules f**king Ambrose.

The beautiful redhead has been a thorn in his side since they met, but she also consumes his thoughts in a way no woman ever has.

When their animosity explodes into one unforgettable night, he proposes a solution that’ll get her out of his system once and for all: an enemies with benefits arrangement with simple rules.

No jealousy.
No strings attached.
And absolutely no falling in love.

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Outgoing and ambitious, Jules Ambrose is a former party girl who’s focused on one thing: passing the attorney’s bar exam.

The last thing she needs is to get involved with a doctor who puts the SUFFER in insufferable… no matter how good-looking he is.

But the more she gets to know him, the more she realizes there’s more than meets the eye to the man she’s hated for so long.

Her best friend’s brother.
Her nemesis.
And her only salvation.

Theirs is a match made in hell, and when the demons from their past catch up with them, they’re faced with truths that could either save them… or destroy everything they’ve worked for.


Twisted Hate is a steamy enemies with benefits/enemies to lovers romance. It’s book three in the Twisted series but can be read as a standalone.

Warning: It contains explicit content and profanity. Recommended for 18+.

Review

touching, and emotive best enemies-to-lovers romance

Twisted Hate is another addictive installment in the Twisted series that follows Jules and Josh’s story.

Jules and Josh hates each other and couldn’t stand each other for the past seven years but when they have to work in the same hospital, Josh as intern doctor and Jules as temporary research associate, they have to call a truce but they feel attracted to each other. Jules is tired of dating scenes and Josh doesn’t have time to date and so they come to a conclusion, Friends with benefits with rules- no developing feelings, no staying nights, and no dating another person.

But the more they spent time together and get to know each other their rules of friends with benefits go out of the widow. But Jules has a terrible past that comes knocking in her life and threatens to destroy everything along with her new relationship with Josh. It was interesting to see if Jules can get rid of the demon of her past and how that will affect her life and her relationship.

Writing, once again, is gripping, emotive, and entertaining. I loved Jule’s perspective and voice even more than Josh’s. The story takes place a month before Bridget and Rhys’ marriage and after Bridget’s coronation. Like the previous book this too has a solid plot and heart-touching back story.

Josh is cocky, handsome, and a hotshot doctor. He slept with half the women of the town in Twisted Love but in this, we see a different side of him. I was wondering how Josh is taking the revelation about his father after Twisted Love and how it affected him that we get to know much better in this book. The whole experience changed him a lot. He no longer is playboy from college.

He loves Ava but I could see it isn’t easy to come to terms with such bitter truth about the person who gave him love and everything, who was the only parent alive and dealing with the past deaths of his mother, the near-death experiences of Ava, and then the death of his patients in the hospital… everything was taking its toll and was affecting him both emotionally and mentally.

I loved how being with Jules helped him get over his suppressed feelings, resolve issues with Alex and get closure with his father. It was just amazing how he turned from wanting to kill Jules to willing to kill for her.

Jule has been my favorite from the first book. I came across Instagram posts about why readers love her and I definitely agree with all the points- 1) She is loyal,2) smart, 3) fun 4) lively 5) carefree 6) sassy 7) unabashed 8) bold 9) she doesn’t have filter… But she is much more than that. She can take care of herself. I was surprised she could disarm the robber and could call the police on him. She also loves books. She is brave and also a survivor.

I can’t believe what she has gone through before she started studying law at Thayer. I hated her mom for what she did to her and what she has to do to survive. My heart ached at seeing her vulnerable side and I wanted to hug her every time she hid it all under snark and sass. I hated to see how people had perceptions based on how she looked, no one cared or wanted her for who she really is inside, except her friends. I didn’t have any issue with Josh until he hurt her in the climax. I hated him for using her insecurity against her and I would be really happy if Jules didn’t give him another chance for another ten years.

But I still enjoyed their twisted hate, their chemistry, bickering, witticism, and many lovely moments between them. I absolutely loved how Josh arranged their first date, their conversations, the way they stripped all of their layers, and most of all Jules’s confession and Josh’s apology. Sex scenes are again uncomfortable. I’m not fan of hate sex but I’m used to it by now and with all the dirty things in this series.

What I loved most after the characters and plot, is the enemies-to-lovers trope. I love how the author represented it here. It’s not like other books with this trope in which characters hate each other because they cannot handle their feeling for each other and lash it out in hate but here there is a valid reason. I think this is my most favorite enemies-to-lovers romance so far.

I admired Jules for taking Christian’s help. Once again I loved him in this book and I can’t wait to read his story now. Josh was freaking amazing when he discovered what Max did and what he and Alex did after the climax. I still can’t believe it was Alex who made him realize he loves Jules and what a grave mistake he made. End is perfection. I can’t wait to read about another wedding in the next book.

Overall, Twisted Hate is engaging, addictive, touching, and emotive enemies-to-lovers romance with amazing characters and their touching back story.

I recommend this if you like,
Enemies-to-lovers trope
Lots of banter
Witty and sassy heroine
Complex childhood
Best Friend’s Brother /Sister’s best friend
Doctor x Party girl
Workplace romance

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