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Twist

3.67  ·  Rating details ·  198 ratings  ·  31 reviews
Abbey Shore never intended to be the savior of the world; it was just something that happened—like her father's tragic death and the fact that she's now poor and "flipping"houses in the Chicago suburbs to finish college. And there's more: behind a crumbling wall in her current renovation, a swirling vortex hides. It's a gate, a portal—and it will not only cast her into the ...more
Paperback, 308 pages
Published February 1st 2008 by Love Spell (first published January 29th 2008)
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Barbara
Dec 23, 2017 rated it really liked it
A time travel adventure, with alien vampires and Abbey, the Time Guardian, there was plenty of action as well as romance Abbey Shore was flipping houses and just trying to stay afloat as she worked to finish college and indulged her passion for training in karate. As a series of unfortunate events lead her to the hospital and meeting Dr. Shane Maddox, as well as the scary Lucinda who seems to be following her, Abbey’s life has taken a distinct turn in the wrong direction. When she discovers a st ...more
Wendy
Aug 01, 2008 rated it really liked it
Abbey Shore never thought her current life would be more important than “flipping” houses in the Chicago suburbs to finish college. And there was no way that she could have predicted the house on which she was currently working in had an a swirling vortex that would not only reunite her with the handsome Dr. Shane she had just met, from the Sacred Heart’s ER and the creepy, leather-clad beauty named Lucinda who’d seemed to shadow her every move.

She also didn’t expect to be sent one hundred year
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Michelle Gilmore
Mar 23, 2010 rated it it was amazing
I just finished reading Twist, and I loved it! There's so many things that I like about this novel. For starters, there's time-travel, romance, a tortured hero, aliens/vampires, a likeable heroine who's realistic, and a femme fatale villain! And don't even get me started on Jayne the cat, and Charlie the dog! When I started reading, I couldn't put this book down. Colby Hodge did an excellent job with the paceing of this story. The action was well spaced and suspenseful, the romance between Shane ...more
Karen
Oct 23, 2009 rated it it was amazing
I'd give this one seven stars if the scale went up that high!
Paranormal Romance
The heroine has always been a bit of a loner. She's doesn't have a lot of friends or much of a social life outside of karate because she's so career driven. She sees the hero every day on the train ride into school but never has the courage to talk to him. Then one night, outside a coffee shop in the pouring rain, they meet. He is nice and it seems just as socially inept as she is. But still, something is holding her back and they parts way without much of a conversation. Back in her fixer upper ...more
Sara
Oct 02, 2017 rated it really liked it
This book had an original plot and likable characters. I loved the animals that were intertwined into the story. My reasoning for deducting one star... it didn't grab my attention and pull me in as much as I expected. This was surprising to me since I love this type of book. I think it was all the jumping around, along with the ending being read first. It was a good read overall though.
Joni Chism
Jul 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: owned-books
This was a fun quick read for me. I only dropped one star due to grammatical errors which I blame on the editor.
 ♥ Rebecca ♥
Mar 23, 2009 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: PNR and post-apoc fans
This review can also be found on my blog: A Match Made in Heaven

This would be 4.5/5 if we had the option. The cover kind of turned me off at first. But one of my RL friends recommended it to me and she lent me her copy, so I really had to read it. And I am glad I did! Ignore the cover. This reads like any other YA paranormal romance.

This is one twisted book! No pun intended. Its a romance/post-apocalyptic/alien invasion/time-travel/vampire/ninja book. The story was a combination of pretty much e
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Tez
Jul 31, 2008 rated it really liked it
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Lauren
So, I bought this book a while back and then loaned it to an RA. She left before returning it. I recently won another copy in a contest and look forward to reading it.

I started reading hoping for a trashy romance that I could joke about for a few days. It did have elements of that, but it also had more plot than not. I found myself drawing parallels between Twist and, of all things, Twilight probably because of Shane's sudden personality changes throughout and Abby's suddenly being head over hee
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Christina (AKA Babbling)
Mar 30, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorite-books
Abbey Shore is a struggling architectural student. She “flips” houses to pay for school. Her current renovation project is her dream house, the one she plans to keep. She officially meets Dr. Shane Maddox when she goes to the ER for stitches. Until then, he was just the cute guy she saw every morning on the El, and ran into at a coffee shop. Abbey’s attracted to him, but she has never had the nerve to introduce herself. He seems interested in her, too. He flirts with her in the ER, walks her hom ...more
Martina the Book Fairy
Mar 15, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Twist is a SHOMI book, SHOMI being a line of action romance with a touch of futuristic sci-fi/cyberpunk style mostly published in 2008.

Abbey is a poor college student majoring in architecture who is paying her tuition by "flipping" houses in the Chicago suburbs. While renovating she knocks down a wall to find a strange time twister than flings her 100 years into the future. . . a future where a plague has decimated a large chunk of the human population and those who survived are being preyed up
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Kristi
Feb 08, 2012 rated it liked it
Twist was a fun read. Paranormal romance with twist, no pun intended. Also time-travel, vampires, aliens, post-apocalyptic society, and ninjas ... what's not to love about all that? In addition, I enjoyed the way the animals have a part to play in the book. Like with Stephen King, one can tell that the author is an animal lover without it having to be stated outright. I also enjoyed all the references to current geek pop culture. References to iconic geekdom such as Firefly, Buffy, Harry Potter, ...more
Linda C
Abbey Shore, architectural student, putting herself through college by flipping houses, finds a weird device behind a brick wall she tears down. Before she knows it she is sucked 100 years into the future where human life has been devastated by a bird flu type virus and vampires are proliferating. She is rescued by a band of humans and a doctor who Abbey met just before she was transported. It seems he was turned the same night he was to have met Abbey for coffee and she never showed up. Abbey i ...more
Yolanda Sfetsos
You know, I'm really not surprised that I enjoyed this book so much. This is the fifth SHOMI I've read, and so far, I'm totally lovin' this line. Awesome. This one involved time travel, ticks, and a post-apocalyptic future that grabbed me from the beginning.

Man, I'm totally loving these post-apoc books.
Jody Wallace
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Becky
Oct 24, 2011 rated it really liked it
Seriously fun -- time travel and alien vampires! A woman renovating a house discovers something that launches her 100 years into the future. Here, humans fight for survival after an epidemic of bird flu and invasion of alien vampires.
Joy
Dec 30, 2010 rated it liked it
Entertaining!
Linniegayl
Feb 18, 2012 rated it really liked it
I gave this a B+ review at All About Romance:

http://likesbooks.com/cgi-bin/bookRev...
M
Jan 07, 2009 rated it liked it
Think Harlequin Romance meets 28 days. A delightful little read with sexual tension and post-apocalyptic ass kicking fun.
Smita Jha
Aug 10, 2011 rated it liked it
Vampire story - sorta. Not classic literature, but not badly imagined and maintains a quick pace.
Jaycee DeLorenzo
Re-read. Still love this books.
Jenn
Oct 05, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2013, paranormal, vampyr
took me a while to get into it, but it did take a little while to get started. once it did, however, it was a fun read. very realistic in its characterizations.
Lora
May 23, 2012 rated it it was amazing
time travel, sword fighting, vampires and a cute doctor! What more could a girl want!
Insane_lover
Oct 04, 2008 rated it it was amazing
I have this book and I like the way how things are twisted in the story.
Summer
I really wanted to like this book since the premise seemed entertaining. Unfortunately, while not terrible, it just couldn't get me hooked in the story. It's such a pain when that happens.
Veronika Levine
Jul 21, 2010 rated it liked it
I liked this blend of science fiction/urban fantasy and romance, but the pop reference kept taking me out of the story. A good read if you like romance with a blend of armageddon.
Tracy's Place
Oct 22, 2008 rated it really liked it
4.25 out of 5
Melissa Waite
Jun 09, 2013 rated it liked it
it was a good, quick read. some parts of the book jumped around, the author could have added more description and back info. seemed way rushed at the end
Maze
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