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(Twisted Hearts Duet #1)

3.93  ·  Rating details ·  489 ratings  ·  139 reviews
Four simple rules when you’re a man on parole:

1. Don’t lust after your best friend’s daughter.
2. Don’t get into a physical fight over her.
3. Definitely don’t f*ck her.
4. And whatever you do, don’t fall in love.

I have a bad habit of breaking rules.
Paperback, 384 pages
Published January 24th 2018 by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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Tersia Eloff
Jan 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
If you love something set it free, it is so easy to say those words, when in reality it can wreck you totally.

In Desire, Max Henry takes us through an emotional journey that shows us how difficult it is to do that, to give up the one we love, to set them free, to let them grow and follow their dreams, and to have the strength and the believe that they will come back.

Desire is a 5 star read, can't wait for the second part of this story.
Jan 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
5 stars! This book was amazing, it had all the feels! I absolutely could not put it down and read it in one sitting!

Belle is a bit messed up, trying to make her way in the world and learn how to be an adult but she’s also been through so much that it makes her an old soul ...

Zeus... well just wow, hot. And tortured and oh so sweet.

Add in a nightmare of a mother, a clueless father and some terrible friends and you’ve got a story full of emotion and angst and drama. Absolutely loved it and am su
Jan 07, 2018 rated it liked it
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Jan 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
"I love you too much, and that’s why I have to walk away"

And I can’t not even put into words strong enough about how much I just loved this book, even as my own heart was breaking for Zeus and Belle. Holy Crap On A Cracker – the emotion in Desire is thick enough to chew on. It is sexy, sweet, spicy and oh-so-hard, to put down when life (and work) gets in the way, because lets face it, we have to work to afford books! In my humble view, Max Henry has firmly planted herself amongst the top echelon
Mar 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
4.5 Stars

Wow, what an emotional journey..... I LOVED it. This was my first read y this author and I am hooked:) The storyline was great, the writing was engaging and Belle and Zeus.....omg, these two were sooooooo sweet and sexy together. Yes, this story may be taboo or even a no-go with the whole dad's best friend but for me, I loved it!!!!!

I am writing this now BUT already have finished the sequel which I am heading over to that book for my review now!!!!!
Nerdy Dirty & Flirty
Jan 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
When I started to read Desire by author Max Henry I was ready to put on some porno music, settle back and enjoy a little taboo action with a hot father's best friend older man/barely legal girl story. After just a few short pages I knew I wouldn't be getting the run of the mill slutty story I was hoping for. Instead I was holding something deeper, something better that had me intrigued.

The heroine is Belle, who has had a difficult childhood facing abandonment issues stemming from her mother. I w
★¸. • * ° * ༺*Blanka*༺*°°*•.¸. ♥★
Desire was the first story I read by Max Henry. When I read the blurb I knew I had to read it, however it failed me. My expectations were either too high or this was just nothing special.
I didn't like any of the characters.
I thought the heroine was spoiled, selfish, rude and just overall a bitch.
The hero, he was allright.
The dad, he was a pussy.
The mother, a cold hearted bitch.
So yeah, it didn't surprise me for the heroine to be wishy washy on a daily basis but I hated how she kept the hero stri
Sissy's Romance Book Review
Desire by Max Henry is the First book in the "Twisted Hearts" series. This is the story of Belle and Zeus.
Belle is a young women of 18 but an old sole for sure. With heavy family issues that have added to her being more mature than most women her age. Zeus is her father's best friend and she has always had a crush on him. Zeus is in his late 30's going through a divorce with a cheating wife and a past trouble past that has include the police.
These two should be together but their growing feelin
Jan 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Loved the dynamic that Max has created for us in this books. As usual, her characters just reach out and grab you. Simply amazing- and I’m looking forward to more!
Diary Of Book Fiend
Jan 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This was an absolute beautiful book. In the past, when I have attempted to read older man, with a younger woman books, I never finish them, because the way it is written is just over the top cheese fest on steroids. This book was none of that. It was a slow simmering burn, and normally I hate that, but it worked in this book. I absolutely love these characters, Belle and Zeus. Belle is 18 and has just graduated from high school and Zeus is 35 or 36 and has just got out of prison and recently div ...more
Jan 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A wonderful sexy story. Yes, it may be forbidden love but can you really help it when you can’t ignore the feelings.
Belle and Zeus. Not only is there the age difference but also the fact that she is your friends daughter. Recipe for disaster right......
They sure have a battle on their hand. A battle which can’t be won........?!?
An amazing story. Couldn’t put it down. Another 5 star read........
Jan 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
4.5 STARS!!!
Desire was a great read. I absolutely loved Belle and Zeus's story. There will definitely be some characters in this story you come to love and others you hate from the very moment you read about them. Yes, Belle and Zeus had a huge age difference but the chemistry between them was undeniable and the anticipation was EVERYTHING!!! My only complaint would be the ending. I'm not sure if it's because I wasn't ready for the ending or if it was because of the way it ended. This is the fir
Anne Milne
Jan 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
At first glance I thought this was going to be the usual older man younger woman story but I should have trusted that Max would give us something special.

Belle looked up to Zeus when she was younger as her fathers best friend he was always around, it was almost inevitable that she would develop a crush. When he comes back into her life she’s a young woman ready to leave school and make her mark on the world but her attraction hasn’t gone away and it’s returned.

On the surface Zeus is no knight
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Jan 21, 2018 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
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Jan 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
Need book 2. Need them to get their HEA.

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Jan 25, 2018 rated it did not like it
Wtf didn’t know it was a cliffhanger, there was no warning. Also, H/h were separated at the end of book 1. Wasted my time.
Feb 16, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I need book 2 now!!!!

Max Henry is constantly growing and expanding as an author and I love it!
Desire is deep, emotional, hot and a little taboo and a seriously amazing read. Belle is a typical 18 year old about to leave school and enter the big bad world. She knows what she wants to do with her life and she knows who she wants to share her life with he but does he feel the same way.....
Zeus is an ex con and about to go through a divorce, his best friend is Belles Dad and Belle has always been s
Brenda Travers
Jan 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I was captivated by Desire. Max did such a fantastic job capturing all of the elements of a Taboo read.

I felt like I was right there with Belle going through the motions of life. Her life was filled with a terrible Mother, Crappy Friends and stuck desiring the one things she will more than likely never have.

Zeus is Belles dads best friend, he has been a constant in her life up until a couple of years ago. When Zeus renters their life things as well they used to be are about to change. Just how
Stacey (Total Book Addicts)
Jan 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is the first book I've read from Max and I bloody loved it!!!

I'm such a Dad's Best Friend book Whore hahaha. I just can't help but love them lol.

I loved everything about this book.

Zeus is one hot mother fucker!!! I want to climb him like a GOD.DAMN.TREE ♡♡

Belle I loved her. She needs to go out in the world and discover herself.

I can't bloody wait for the 2nd book!!!!

I just want it now lol xx
LaToya (Readingbythebayou)
I enjoyed this slow burn. Belle has been infatuated with Zeus for awhile. When he comes home from a stint in prison he finds out that his wife has been unfaithful. He goes to live with his best friend who happens to be Belle's father. He realizes Belle has feelings for him and tries to deny his own feelings but he fails. In the end, he decides to let Belle go live her life. I am curious to see what happens. I have so many questions. This was a great book. ...more
Cj Loves Books
Jan 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
A Dad's Best Friend Romance.

Desire is a refreshing take on the Dad's Best Friend, Older man, younger woman, taboo romance. I was pleasantly surprised with the way the story ended.
Throughout the story, there were a few times I wanted to punch a certain character in the face!

This story has highs and lows and is choc full of emotion.

Cover Rating: 4.5 Stars
Overall Rating: 4 Stars
Flo Grugel
Jan 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
Well written taboo romance with a surprising end. I'm pleased to see that Desire is a duet and we will be seeing more of Zeuss and Belle. ...more
Jan 31, 2018 added it
Shelves: cover-love, age-gap
To rate and review soon.
I'm going to think on it.
The Smutbrarians
Jan 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Angst 3
Tears 1
Value 5
Storyline 5
Panty Scorching 4
Overall Rating 5
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Review by Lindsey

Holy shit!!! Max! Wow, woman. You nailed this book and I cant freakin wait for the second one. I mean.... Damn. This is most definitely starting 2018 off right in the book world! Love love love! This is definitely a taboo read, and will probably make ya think uh oh, why am I loving this right now? But its so worth it. I fell for the characters immediately. Belle and Zeus are smoking.

When Belle decides sh
Reading with 2 book lovers
Jan 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
this is an amazingly emotional read by Ms Henry, I couldn't put it down from the second I started it.
this was a beautiful and tastefully written Dads best friend/daughter romance!
I volunteered to read a copy of this book
Jan 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this book! Read it in one sitting!!

Initially I wasn’t sure how I felt about the age gap, but the story of Belle and Zeus won me over!! I got caught up in the story and I can’t wait to read the next book!! Well done Max!!
Mar 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This was an absolutely amazing read and I have to admit that Belle made tears come to my eyes more than I want to admit.

Belle is caught in that age where you aren’t a child anymore but you aren’t exactly an adult either and you have a lot to learn. But Belle has suffered and already been through so much in her short life that she has an old soul. She spent years abandoned by her mother and her dad has always tried to be there for her but he is overworked and can be a little absent, she has some
Danielle Thompson
Jan 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Let me start by saying I am a new to Max Henry’s work, and I won an ARC giveaway of Desire. I am so glad I did.

This book absolutely wrecked me in the best way. My emotions were all over the place, feeling everything that Belle felt.

It’s a forbidden love that everyone on the outside can’t begin to understand. A childhood crush turned to love at some point over the years. Belle was abandoned by her mother, left with only her father and his best friend, Zeus, to turn to. She always felt safe with
Lisa Staples
Don't let the blurb for this book fool you, this is not a sordid taboo story of forbidden love, it is in fact a richly crafted, beautiful love story that will tear your heart out and leave you hanging and impatient for the next installment.

Max Henry has the ability with her writing to put you right in the room with her characters, you hear their voices, see their expressions and feel their pain, at least that is the case for me, and with Desire she secures them in your heart as well.
She truly i
Jan 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I received a copy of this book from the publisher/author to review for Stephanie's Book Reports.

Desire is the first book in Max Henry's Twisted Hearts Duet. Expect a cliffhanger since it is a duet.

There are four simple rules when you on parole. Don't lust after your best friend's daughter. Don't get into a physical fight over her. Definitely don't have sex with her. Whatever you do don't fall in love. Zeus has a bad habit of breaking the rules.

Desire is told in the dual points of view of Belle a
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