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Twisted Up

3.60  ·  Rating details ·  117 ratings  ·  21 reviews
One rope. Three days. And two hearts on the line.


Justin has had enough. Ella, the woman who healed his broken heart, has been cancelling on him for two months straight. Sure, she’s busy with her job, which has her traveling far and wide. But that never stopped her from sharing nights of trivia, long conversations and blazing hot sex—until now. Truth to tell, he misses the
Paperback, 200 pages
Published November 6th 2012 by Samhain Publishing (first published December 20th 2011)
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3.5 stars!
5 stars for the amazing H
4.5 stars for the many erotic and kinky scenes
2 stars for the commitment phobic second guessing worrywart of a h. She made the HEA into a HFN in her thoughts and p!ssed me off even in the last page , ugh!!

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Dec 24, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I would normally put up my warning of the book being short, but this book comes in around 186 pages... So, my warning kinda stands where I do not want you to judge this book based on the length but on the writing!

I was given this book for my honest thoughts and opinion, so here goes!

Ms. Lissa is one of my favorite authors, so I was tickled when she asked me to read this one! Her writing, to me, is just so captivating and allows me to escape from time to time into a story of love, lust, passion a
Dec 25, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Justin has had it, Ella has been avoiding him for the past two months after getting him hooked with hour long talks over the phone and some pretty mind-blowing sex. So, he does what any man would ( or atleast any cowboy ) and get's in his truck and drives ten hours to knock on her door.

Ella is protecting herself, nothing as great as what she's been having with Justin, ten years her junior, can last so she though she'd stop keeping in touch and save herself the heartbreak, but now he stands in do
Dec 29, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
To start off I'm normally not big on cowboys but If Justin is the cowboy we are talking about tie me up and Yee Haw. Justin has fallen for an older, divorced, business women and he is done with letting her set the pace of their relationship. Phone calls, texts, emails, and sexy weekends on her turf are over ,he is going to let her know exactly how a Texas Cowboy ropes in his women.

Justin has a proposition for Ella - 3 days alone with him on his turf (his home), well I say proposition but what I
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You know what I absolutely love about Lissa Matthews' books? She thinks of very many tantalizing and creative ways for her characters to get in the sack.

For example, what woman wouldn't want a hot as hell man unexpectedly showing up at her place to take her away to his home for a weekend of kinky sex? You, you say. Good. Me too. :)

Justin has been courting Ella for the past year. He patiently waited for her divorce to become final before they got intimate. After that point it's no holds bard. The
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The first thing I noticed about this book was the dedication: “To the real cowboy Justin, for all the inspiration and love you long to share.” I frantically waved my hands in the air… Here I am, and I’m waiting for someone just like you! ‘Cause a cowboy who wants a special woman to love is irresistible to this Texas gal.

And if the real Justin is anything like the cowboy in the book, I’m toast. From the first page, I fell in love with the hot, sexy cowboy who won’t take “no” for an answer. My hea
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LOTS of sex. Hot sex. Rough sex. Kinky sex. I wish we could have gotten more of the relationship development, because I liked Ella, and Justin was super yummy. A little more about how they met/became friends and a little less schtupping would have been nice.
Justin and Ella are already a couple when this story begins. Justin wasn’t looking for anything when he walked into that bar, that night. A group of women were there, playing some sort of Trivia game and they were short a player. He figured, what the heck, and sat down next to a gal to start the game. She looked up at one point and smiled and that small, simple thing was “it” for Justin.

Though Justin and Ella live in different states, they begin a friendship of sorts by texting and chatting on-
***original review posted at Romancing Rakes***

Holy hell! Hold on to your hat, kick off your cowboy boots and keep the shower running. On cold. Heck, just read this book in a bath of ice.

This starts off with a bang *snicker*. Justin has spent a whole day driving from Texas to Alabama to see Ella. She has been avoiding him but he can't get her out of his head. He's ready for more than weekend booty calls, emails, texting and sexting. He's been in love with Ella for quite some time now but he has
Oct 30, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Twisted Up starts off long after the two characters have met, has sex and at least one of them has fallen in love. Being a shorter book, the author tends to drop you into the book past the beginning and briefly describe what happened before. It is a very interesting way to move forward more quickly and get to the action and what you really care about.

Justin is tired of waiting on Ella to decide what she wants. He has given her the room she needs with no pushing, but that time is up. Headed out o
Dec 10, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
If you want a fun loving sexy cowboy for Christmas then look no further than Justin, as it says above he is hot, determined and helpless when it comes to bunny slippers. Another great novella from Lissa Mathews with characters who make you care for them and I really liked it. Loved Justin, he was keen and rough and loveable; I loved how Ella's concerns reflect those of a lot of people and the fact the age difference was there but not a big deal. I liked the characters so much I invested in their ...more
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Nov 07, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A girl could easily get twisted up over a sexy cowboy like Justin, and Ella is no exception. Their long distance affair has consisted of several sinful weekends together, plus a lot of phone calls, e-mails and texts to stay connected in between. Ella’s first marriage was a bust, and even though she’s crazy about Justin, she’s afraid of getting too close. A girl must protect her heart, after all.

Justin can sense Ella backing away from him, and he’ll have none of that. After all these months, he’s
Feb 05, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Our hero Justin has fallen hard for Ella, an older, divorced, business women who is emotionally inhibited but a surprising sexual tigress.

Justin, a Texas boy, is filling in as bartender for a friend in Alabama when he meets Ella ~ on the exact day she is divorced. From that point on they get to know one another through texts, phone calls, instant messaging, and weekends in hotel rooms. After a couple of months of hearing nothing from Ella, Justin suddenly shows up on her doorstep to 'kidnap' her
Feb 03, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Caution! Hot Cowboy with ropes who knows how to use them.

Justin has one goal in mind: Get Ella. He’s tired of her excuses of why they can’t be together. He wants more then just a weekend of sex every couple of weeks. So he seduces her into coming home with him to spend three nights with him and convince her this is the real deal.

Ella thinks Justin is great but she just doesn’t think Justin is serious about her. She thinks all that’s between them is sex, and pretty amazing, mind-blowing sex. Bu
Aug 17, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: nook
A very hot and steamy book. Justin goes on my list of "must-have" men. He's perfect, but not in a way that annoyed me. "Perfect" heroes usually feel unreal and it brings me out of the story. Justin is perfect, but mainly he's perfect for Ella. While there aren't any obvious faults shown in the story, he does demonstrate some impatience while waiting for her to move things forward.

Ella is a worrier and overthinks things, something that I can relate to. Her failed marriage makes her incredibly cau
Jan 07, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
You can always count on Lissa Matthews when you want a nice steamy, contemporary book!!!
And if that isn't enough, she always has great characters that are not perfect, they have flaws, and not everything ties up neatly in a bow, but always promising!
I also like the fact that while it is mentioned that the female lead is older, it is not a major point in the story, their relationship in general is the point of the story, which is good 'cause I'm not a huge fan of the "cougar" reference books.(cou
Feb 17, 2014 rated it liked it
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I'm so excited!!! I received a signed copy in the mail last week. Gosh I love contests/giveaways!!! Can't wait to start this one.
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2.5 stars
Jul 05, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2012
Smoking hot, loved the heroine's evolution from scared to scared but moving on anyways.
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