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What happens when a hero, a victim & a psychopath's lives collide? Grab your copy of Rescuing Melissa to find out.
"From the opening pages this story had me on the edge of my seat! The premise of this story could have been torn from a dozen different headlines yet the author found new spins at every corner." ~ Nerdy Dirty and Flirty

"An intriguing mix of love story, action h
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Paperback, 404 pages
Published February 2017 by JEM Publishing
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Angela Schmangela
Needed a time lapse

I would have given this book a strong 4 stars. It was well written with pretty decent characterizations and an engaging plot. But please, if your heroine has internal injuries and abdominal surgery, don’t have her going at it hard and heavy with a guy who is “mindless of her injuries” when he grabs her around her broken ribs. If wakes up in so much pain she can’t even twist her torso, she’s not going to be riding her guy a couple of hours later. I’ve had laparoscopic surgery f
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Maria Angie Mendoza
Feb 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Extraordinary story!!!
This was an intense, suspenseful, crime thriller and romance all rolled into a brilliantly written story.
I thought about explaining the perfectly executed characters of Pierce, Scott, CJ, Melissa, even Henrietta and Belle and the twisted web they weaved as their story unfolded. How unforeseen circumstances had them all interconnected.
I even contemplated explaining the emotional roller coaster and the journey these characters took me on, where I was on the edge of my seat wo
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J.L. Leslie
Wow! Twist of Fate was a helluva roller coaster ride and I loved every second of it! This book is told in 3 POVs, the lead female, the lead male, and then there's Pierce. For me, the 3 POVs weren't confusing at all. I actually really enjoyed hearing from Pierce in first person. It made you connect with him on a deeper level and allowed you to get into his disturbed mind. Melissa is a strong female lead. She's been through a lot and she doesn't want to let it destroy it. Then you have CJ. Their p ...more
Elise Noble
Feb 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Wow... Where do I start? I loved this book!

I wasn't sure what to expect from the blurb, but Twist of Fate turned out to be well-balanced mix of love story mixed up with a fantastic kidnapping plot starring not one but two whacked out freaks. Seriously, the bad guys made this book - one serial killer, one kidnapper, each with their own warped fantasies that twist together in the sickest of ways. The Prince was written in first person (the rest of the book is in third) which lets readers get righ
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Cindy
Feb 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Holy Smokes! WOW!

Twist of Fate is a story of old love lost, and new love starting. It's full of suspence, kidnappings, sick,twisted, perverted men. Yet, I LOVED IT!!!

PIERCE (Prince) He is one evil, sick, twisted, sadistic monster. He's spent years gathering his princess's. And even has a fairy God mother now. All he needs is his Queen. Pierce was mentored by Melissa's ex husband, Scott. Is Pierce smarter then his mentor? Or will he be caught also?

Melissa who was out jogging, trying to clear h
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Bre Hood
Who doesn't love a good fairy tale? Especially when it involves a serial killer who's victims are names after fairy tale princesses?? This book is an awesome romantic psychological thriller about a couple who meet by chance, when they get caught in a tornado together, only to have their fates become more twisted together as the story progresses. This book had me breathless with anticipation from the first chapter. There is action, lots of suspense, romance, and of course, not one but TWO psychop ...more
Gwen Shafer
Feb 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Wow this book is freaking amazing. This is the first book that I have had the pleasure of reading by Ellie and Oh My God I have fallen in love with her not only her writing style but the types of books that she writes. This one I knew nothing about going in.I did not read up on this book before digging into it. I was blown away by the time I was done reading it. This book is a very intense psychological thriller from beginning to end. It will have you on the edge of your seat waiting to see what ...more
Flavs is Mrs David Gandy♥~♥’
Aug 26, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
I Voluntarily reviewed a copy of this book.

My first ever book by this author and I must say that this was HECTIC... Almost like Bella Jewel's suspense crime thriller books she just did.
So how to describe this book is very difficult. It's one of those books that you can't say much about as it will give away the whole book.

So for me this was a book about 3 people. The strong female lead, Melissa who is seeking redemption for things she didn't do.
The strong male character CJ who is also in a battle
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Jennifer Guffey
Feb 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: beta, 2017
Twist of Fate
By: Ellie Masters
5/5 stars

This book starts action packed and never lets up throughout the entire book.

Melissa is a survivor and not just from domestic violence. She is a life survivor, who is determined to take her life back and become the person she was destined to be, whoever that may be. She was stifled throughout her plagued marriage to a controlling man. But for now, she is free.

CJ is a bonafide hero, struggling with a past, that he is looking to put solidly behind him. He has
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Johanne Poirier
Feb 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Twist of Faith


This is another great book from Ellie Masters.

This one tells you the story of CJ, Melissa, Scott and Pierce. Melissa was married to Scott for a number of years and she wasn’t really happy in her marriage. After a while she discovers that Scott has a parallel life and the outcome of it is kind of terrifying.

Melissa lives in a small town where her parents are burried and for the dawn of her doesn’t want to live it, even if Scott has destroyed her life. She decide to go for a run on a
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Laura Lee
Feb 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
Twist of Fate

Ellie Masters

4 Stars

I closed my kindle on this one and am still thinking…. what the heck did I just read?
Melissa is out for a jog, trying to clear her head when the storm of all storms kicks up. Thunder, lightning and then a tornado. That eerie train coming sound… Her life has been full of twist and turns, now she is living through the storm.

CJ has taken a leave of absence from his job to attend a very important event. One that will finally bring closure to the horrible event that
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Melissa Basnight
Feb 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Melissa just received her divorce papers from her husband that was put in jail for torturing, raping and killing women. She knew nothing about his extracurricular activities, but she was also abused by her husband. She goes for a jog and gets caught in a rainstorm that also produces a tornado and because of the damage to the jail that is housing her ex-husband caused by the tornado he escapes from prison. She meets this great guy named CJ that shows her what real love and relationships are like, ...more
Susan W
Sep 10, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: free, ku, z2018
THis was a romance and psychological thriller, more of the latter though. I don’t read psychological thrillers, so this was new to me. Not my cup of tea. The writing was good though.
Nerdy Dirty & Flirty
Mar 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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Heart in your throat romantic thriller…
Wow! From the opening pages this story had me on the edge of my seat! The premise of this story could have been torn from a dozen different headlines yet the author found new spins at every corner.
Melissa was finally going to close a chapter in her life that was cloaked in horror and guilt – if she could survive the latest challenges in her life…
CJ was a man who kept moving forward despite the pain in his own life, with every step an opportunity to do right
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Mary Brannian
Feb 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A Twist of Fate

Melissa finally receives the signed divorce degree. The man she married 10 years ago, that she had loved with all her heart, is no more. Scott Patterson, her ex-husband, is an evil, hideous monster, soon to meet his Maker and to answer for his sins. The divorce decree's arrival should have freed her from her overwhelming burden of guilt.... but it didn't.

CJ came to town, to see justice done. He lost his baby sister to murder, and he wanted closure. But he didn't get it....

Scott Pa
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Stephanie
Feb 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
One word....Brilliant! Holy cow this story blew my mind!!

This is a well written romantic suspense, with the emphasis on suspense! There are many characters in the story that are front and center, Melissa and CJ, but the dark characters are woven together in such a perverse way, it will give you chills.

CJ is trying to redeem himself for something that happened in the past and is in town to witness the execution of a man who killed his sister. His trip takes a whole different turn when he rescues
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The Smutbrarians
Feb 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Storyline: 5
Angst: 3
Tissue: 0
Value: 5
Panty Scorching: 4
Over All Rating: 5 Stars
Kindle eArc provided by Author
Reviewed by Robin

Melissa is just trying to move forward with her life while her psycho ex-husband is up for execution when a twist of fate has CJ rescuing her while jogging during bad weather. Somehow she becomes the focus of a stranger named Pierce’s obsession and things start getting intense in this suspenseful romance. Adding to the crazy abductions happening in the area, CJ and Meliss
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Paula D
Feb 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Melissa out running in horrible weather gets hurt laying on the ground. CJ sees her helps up before a tornado comes thru. Is it fate they met like this or is there a connection to both of them? Pierce collects princess for his cages and wants a queen. Who will Pierce choose for his queen? Wow so intense and crazy and sick right from the beginning your asking yourself who are these crazy people? Very different read but has you turning the pages to wonder what's happening next. It's best to read t ...more
Michele McMullen
Feb 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Ms. Masters has once again delivered an amazing mix of suspense, thriller and romance all rolled into one fabulous book!
We have the lives of several different characters brought together by fate.
Pierce is a sociopath that has lived in the shadows of his mentor Scott for years. Perfecting his revolting, barbaric rituals on his captives . Scott is a serial killer that has been on death row and will finally be brought to justice for the horrible crimes that he committed against young women. Meliss
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Shea
Feb 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow, Ms. Masters just amazes me with how versatile and brilliant she is as a writer. She clearly has a dark twisty side which I absolutely love. And if Disney and Silence of the Lambs were to have a baby, Twist of Fate would be it... Clearly Ms. Masters is not a cookie-cutter author.

I'm not really into psychological thrillers, but this sucked me right in. I loved the pacing, and the twist and turns throughout the story and how it kept me on the edge of my seat in suspense about what was going t
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B.
Jan 17, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
CJ & Melissa’s Romance Takes Bloom Amidst The Aftermath Of A Storm As CJ Investigates The Disappearance Of A Widowed Mother Of Two! A Serial Killer & A Kidnapper Take Their Story Into Some Very Dark Places, And Danger Chases Them Just As Much As CJ Chases Danger. A Dark And Dangerous Story Filled With Dense Details.


Trigger warning: includes violence and issues of non-consent. This is the darkest book I have yet read by this author. It not only involves abduction, non-consent, and punishment, but
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B.
Jan 17, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
CJ & Melissa’s Romance Takes Bloom Amidst The Aftermath Of A Storm As CJ Investigates The Disappearance Of A Widowed Mother Of Two! A Serial Killer & A Kidnapper Take Their Story Into Some Very Dark Places, And Danger Chases Them Just As Much As CJ Chases Danger. A Dark And Dangerous Story Filled With Dense Details.


Trigger warning: includes violence and issues of non-consent. This is the darkest book I have yet read by this author. It not only involves abduction, non-consent, and punishment, but
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Robin Powers
Feb 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Great suspense romance. We have four different lives all mingled together...a couple sociopaths, a couple victims...all too soon their lives collide with a twist of fate. I really loved Pierce's POV sometimes...his thought process and sense of entitlement and superiority complex. He made me laugh which made my husband side eye me. Full review coming on The Smut-Brarians. ...more
Christie Marsh
Feb 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Another fantastic read by this author. Always changing things up and giving her readers the best words, forming a story that sucks you in and engrosses you in the adventure she has set out for. Meeting Melissa and CJ was amazing and their story unfolds in this awesome suspense, erotic thriller. A must read, Bravo! Loved it
Katie Sadan
Dec 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Twist of Fate

Get ready for a twisted ride!!

My favorite book of 2017!!! If you're looking for something different you need to one-click this book. Twist of Fate is a deliciously twisted book, if you're looking for something dark and suspenseful with a sweet love story mixed in then this book is for you. Make sure you clear your schedule before you start because I can guarantee you won't want to put it down once you start. Congratulations Ellie Masters on another 5 star book
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Lori Hammons
Jan 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I loved this story. Melissa's story sucked me right in and would not let me sleep until it was done! Lots of suspense and intrigue. Melissa and CJ meet by chance during a tornado. Little do either of them know initially, they have a connection. I loved how differences between them did not drag out and were resolved through immediate communication. I can't recommend this book enough! ...more
Cindy Murray
Jan 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Anyone who enjoys a mystery, romance, with a bit of erotic, this is your book. As I began reading, I was completely swept up into what was going to happen next and with whom. The mixture of characters add a different type of flare and definitely kept your attention. This a MUST READ. Kudos Ellie, once again you knocked it out of the park!
Paula Genereau
Feb 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This book was amazing. It was very suspenseful and it kept me wanting more
Carol Delmornay
Aug 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
OMG…this book had me hook, line and sinker right from the start. Melissa was married to a Monster, with a capital M, aka Scott,…aka the Fairy-tale Serial Killer---named because of the “princesses” he kidnapped, tortured, raped and murdered - unbeknownst to Melissa. Melissa’s signature on the divorce papers is still wet when she goes for a 10k run on the day of the scheduled execution of her now ex-husband. A tornado hits, and a lightning strike throws Melissa in front of a stranger driving a bla ...more
Teri
Jul 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book had me feeling all kinds of emotions. Horror for the things done to the women. Disgust for the person who caused it. Deep sighs for the tender care and assistance. Man I was just floored. I haven't read much from this author but every book I have read has been different from the last and stretched my imagination sometimes good other times not so much. I hadn't read a book of hers that had these type of details and actions but the suspense was masterfully done with twist and surprises i ...more
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