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So Twisted

(Bad Behavior #1)

3.61  ·  Rating details ·  498 ratings  ·  147 reviews
Sometimes it feels good to be a little bad.

Callie has found the perfect job. As nanny for a single dad and his adorable daughter, she can pay off her student loans and live in a nice house in the heart of Chicago. There's just one problem-her new boss. Definitely no dad bod here. Just six-plus feet of raw, sexual energy. Whoever heard of a dad being so hot?

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Paperback, 384 pages
Published November 1st 2016 by Forever Yours
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Alba and Her Secrets..♥
3.5-4 'Pancake beans' Stars!

Melissa Marino is a new author to me but I decided to check out her new book because who does not love a hot single dad, am I right? Well, I got more than I expected! lol This was definitely hot, and cute but it was, as the title says, SO twisted.

What started off as me simply hiring a nanny was turning into something much different.

I quite enjoyed the love story between Aaron and Callie. It started pretty great, with an adorable little girl mixed in there and with
Feb 28, 2017 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Melissa Marino Fans, Romance
3 Find The Right One Stars
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When a gal who is almost done with her college years gets tired of all the crazies and guys hitting on her at her place of work...Being a Nanny sounds like a safe haven. After all, she worked and handled drunks at a bar... how hard can it be taking care of a very adorable young girl.
She thought the father would be just like a regular dad...unfortunately this dad is Hot...

Hot like in Smokin' Hot.

What to do....

Well, she just needs to take care of the cutie and stay
Nov 01, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2016, arc, november-2016
ARC provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review

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Single dad and hot beautiful nanny! Do I need to say more? Yes, as cliche as this romance can sound, Melissa Marino has readers So Twisted that they can’t help but be enamored with this book. The story line flowed at an excellent pace that readers could feel the sexual tension brewing between the two characters and it was only a matter of time till things got explosive. With her fresh spin, Marino was able to capture her readers atten
Christine (Shh Moms Reading)
I enjoyed this debut novel SO TWISTED by Melissa Marino. I mean come on - who doesn't love a single dad story!

Single dad Aaron needs a nanny to look after his 4 year old daughter Delilah. The reason why he is single and left to care for his daughter really broke my heart because when it comes to broken homes and children needing both parents in their lives, my heart and mind is always with the child and what's best for them. I think Aaron is a good father and makes up for being a single parent b
Nov 07, 2016 rated it it was ok
Shelves: kindlee
I fancied the idea of the blurb for this, and being a new author to me, thought I’d dive right in.

Aaron Matthews needs a live in nanny to assist with his adorable four year old daughter, Delilah. He is focused and fit, but hasn’t let his hair down or his heart open since his wife abandoned both him and their tiny daughter.

Calliope (Callie) is a 24 year old teacher student, supporting herself with bar work. When she hears of the nanny position, an interview proves too good to be true.

The usual im
Amy Reichert
Oct 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing
the perfect combo of funny, steamy, and swoony!
***4 ‘You caught feelings’ Stars***

So Twisted is sweet, funny and full of heart, both of the warming and breaking kinds, and quite realistic though there is a dash of fairy tale style romance in the mix, with a cast of characters that keep you turning the page to see what they’ll do next.

Callie is determined to get her degree in elementary education, but is working herself into an early grave to accomplish it, that is until a job as a nanny comes her way. I really liked Callie. I loved her
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I’m torn in how I felt about this book. I both enjoyed it and felt frustrated by it, but it didn’t leave me with the feeling of satisfaction when I was done that I longed to feel.

That is not to say that I didn’t enjoy myself. I loved the characters, loved the storyline and found myself laughing out loud at some of the vivid descriptions. I just couldn’t read the characterization of a past boyfriend being like a “Saint Bernard at a water foun
Nov 30, 2016 rated it liked it
2.5 Stars, 3 Flames
Man, I wanted to love this story so much. Taboo reads have become more interesting and fun to read. A nanny who falls in love with her older boss. It is the so close but cannot touch factor that is so hot. At the beginning it was really amazing. Then it totally sizzled out and here's why.

Calliope, our nanny, is almost done with school and is tired of working as a bartender waiting on horny frat boys. An opportunity to be a live-in nanny lands in her lap and she takes it witho
Hero(s) rating: 3 stars
Heroine rating: 3 stars
Sexual tension rating: 4 stars
Sex scenes rating: 3.5 stars
Sex scenes frequency: 4 stars
Plot rating: 4 stars
Dialogue rating: 4 stars
Storytelling rating: 4 stars
Story ending rating: 3.5 stars
Other woman/men drama: (view spoiler)
Cheating: (view spoiler)
Cliffhanger: (view spoiler)
HEA: (view spoiler)
Overall rating: 3 stars

This one le
Oct 10, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-2016
Aaron is the hot single dad who needs needs someone to help out with his daughter. Callie needs a better job to help her finish school. The attraction is there from the beginning but they both decided they can be professional. Of course that can't last when they're living together.

This was one of my favorites back in the fan fiction days. It has clearly been rewritten and I think the story is even better. A perfect combination of heat, humor, and heart. I absolutely loved it. There are some fan
Apr 28, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition

So Twisted, the first book in Melissa Marino's Bad Behavior series is a cute story. I had a hard time getting into it because I normally stay away from alternating person POV, the beginning feels way too much like they are telling me instead of showing me; especially when it came to Aaron's former marriage. It was just kind of thrown out there right off the back, I felt like information overload and none of the emotion that went with it, I had a hard time trying to figure out why Aar
Franci Neill
Nov 08, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4 Oh So Twisty and Sexy Stars

This was my first book by Ms. Marino and I really enjoyed this book immensely. Callie is a young woman working her way through school at the local twenty-something’s bar and it’s a less than desirable option but it’s all she’s got at the moment. That is until her bestie Evelyn puts a good word in for her to be a nanny to a single father client of her firm.

When Callie goes to Aaron’s house for the interview, the sparks were flying and Callie just didn’t know what
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Elizabeth Psyck
Feb 23, 2017 rated it did not like it
I received a copy of this on NetGalley for an honest review. And boy, is this going to be honest. This is what I posted on facebook (spoilers):

Just finished a romance novel that romanticized a "hero" who had violent mood swings, stops taking his antianxiety medication when he falls in love, and tosses the heroine out after accusing her of cheating in him. With his brother. But don't worry, guys, he goes to 4 months of therapy and he's better now so they get back together. Anyway I do not recomme
Suzi (Obsessive Reading Disorder)
I love a great single parent story. Single dad's just make my heart swoon. This debut novel brings in all the feels. A jilted single dad needs a nanny. The nanny gets referred by a meddling roommate and sparks fly from the first interview. Add in an adorable little girl and this is a perfect read!

I liked that it wasn't an easy ride for these two. They had baggage to work through. I also didn't quite get the taboo-ness that everyone was touting. It wasn't as if Aaron was married at the time of t
Nov 23, 2016 rated it really liked it
Gosh, I am SO proud of my friend and newly minted author Melissa Marino for this debut of hers! I dove into the story of Callie and Aaron knowing it would be good–but Melissa blew me away! I laughed a lot more than I expected, given this is a steamy romance novel. That’s in large part because Mel made Callie so relatable and quick-witted (there’s a Georgia O’Keeffe reference that made me LOL in particular!)

A college-aged nanny falling for the father of the child she’s been tasked to look after,
The best part of this story is Delilah, Aaron's cutie-pie daughter. She brought humor and love to a story that really lacked both! I hated that Aaron made Callie pay for his ex-wife's deceitful selfishness. Aaron knew what it felt like to be rejected and kicked to the curb especially when you have done nothing wrong. So how could he turn around and do the same thing to Callie and utterly decimate her heart? And then have the nerve to expect her to ignore her broken heart and forgive him? Really? ...more
Heather andrews
Oct 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing

I don't think Aaron will ever understand the mind of his woman, "I rolled my eyes. “You sucked my ***k first thing in the morning, and you’re worried about your breath?” Aaron sure could get frisky at times, “I’ll go get ready,” she said. And just because I couldn’t help myself, I slapped her perfect *** as she started walking away." I loved this book, I loved Aaron and I loved Aaron's brother Abel I'm hoping a future book is in store for him.
I love single dad stories and I enjoyed So Twisted.

I think the pace is too fast though, borderline insta-love, which is not something I enjoy. And even though I liked the characters I didn't connect as much with them as I wished. They relationship felt wrong (and not in a "good" way) to me.

I also missed a bigger "conflit", the stoey built up and the result didn't follow it.

I did enjoy it though, I wish there was more at the wnd, but it was a good story.
Amazeballs Book Addicts
May 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
Oh my goodness, I have found a new author to stalk!! I'm not going to lie here. I am a hard sell on a lot of new authors. A description of a book has to really catch me. And even then a lot of the time I find that it takes me a long time to get into a book. This one however, had me hook, line, and sinker. I was really drawn in from the very first chapter. Aaron, single daddy (HOTTIE ALERT) to sweet little Delilah needs a nanny and hires Callie. And that is where the awesomeness begins. The heat ...more
Oct 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing
So Twisted by Melissa Marino was an emotional read. So Twisted is so much more than a nanny/single dad romance. Aaron and Callie fall in love quickly, but their relationship isn't all sunshine and roses. The complicity of the characters and depth of the story made for a wonderful read. The story evolves in such a way that you know there was no other way to tell Aaron and Callie's journey. There was nothing cliché about So Twisted. It was a distinctive telling of a often told story.
I was given an
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Melissa Marino is another new-to-me author for 2017! And y'all know I can't pass up the chance to read a new author... or a book that features a sexy single dad lusting after his nanny. Another trope I've read several different takes on in the last couple months. And I'll keep right on reading them as long as authors write them, too.

So Twisted was a super quick read. It had some absolutely hilarious, literally laugh out loud moments, too. (Th
Apr 04, 2017 rated it liked it
**You can see this full review and more at Book Briefs:**
So Twisted is the first book in the bad behavior series by author Melissa Marino. The Bad Behavior series is a series of standalone contemporary romances that straddle the line between new adult and adult. I would still put them in the new adult category because the main character for So Twisted was in her twenties. But I can easily see this appealing to fans of both new adult and adult contemporary romances. So Twis
Light hearted sexy single dad and nanny romance with such fun and heartwarming characters

So Twisted is a light hearted sexy single dad and nanny boss/employee romance with such fun and heartwarming characters. The book also takes on a slight age difference theme with the male lead being a few years older than the female lead, something that isn’t really any issue given their ages but does play a part in the book. For my first read by this author, I thoroughly enjoyed this book and had me gripped
Kelly - Words We Love By
Nov 01, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, november-books
I have to admit I didn’t have high hopes for this book. I figured it was going to be a single dad and nanny story like all the ones you see on TV or read about, however, to my surprise So Twisted was just the opposite, it was a heartwarming story. It’s about Calliope, “Callie” who has worked hard her whole life to try to get her degree to become a teacher. She is a good hard working college student who needs a better job than bartending
Aaron is a single dad who is devoted to his daughter, Delil
2.5 Stars, 3 Flames
Man, I wanted to love this story so much. Taboo reads have become more interesting and fun to read. A nanny who falls in love with her older boss. It is the so close but cannot touch factor that is so hot. At the beginning it was really amazing. Then it totally sizzled out and here's why.

Calliope, our nanny, is almost done with school and is tired of working as a bartender waiting on horny frat boys. An opportunity to be a live-in nanny lands in her lap and she takes it witho
Julie Gustafson-Monk
Oct 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Reviewed on behalf of 2 Girls Who Love Books Blog

Watch out readers here comes a new author. Keep your eyes on Melissa Marino. Her writing is phenomenal and she has a way of sucking you in within the first few pages.

Callie was set on finishing her degree in elementary education and being a bartender to help her get through school. But when
Callie is offered a job as a nanny for a 4 year old girl. She is all for the job but she wasn't expecting to have a hot and sexy boss.
And she sure wasn't expec
Diane Plourde TDC Book Reviews
Oct 28, 2016 rated it really liked it

This is my first time that I get to read a story written by this author. This was a great, addicting 4 star journey.

Copy of So Twisted by Melissa Marino provided via Netgalley for an honest spoiler free review.

We have Callie, a hard working 24 year old woman who wants to become a school teacher. She works very hard in a night club in order to pay for school. She doesn't take handouts, and she's a very proud woman. Then one day an opportunity presents itself , one she can't refuse. To become a
Brianna at Renee Entress's Blog
4.5 Stars!

A whole lot of sweet and sexy mixed with a little angst... you have this amazing little book that captivated me from the start. And best part? She is brand new to me. Melissa Marino gave me a smoldering romance that had me squirming in my seat and rolling my eyes with the cheesy smiles I had. Single dads are a trope I love so win win for me really.

So Twisted is the perfect title to this romance. This book was a fast read that I devoured. It had passion, intensity, humor... and one amaz
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Melissa Marino is a full-time writer and part-time Storm Trooper collector. When she's not writing, you can find her watching Friends reruns, mastering her cupcake frosting swirl and hunting for the perfect red lipstick. Melissa lives in Chicago with her son and very opinionated dachshund. ...more

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