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4.07  ·  Rating details ·  565 ratings  ·  137 reviews
Twisted Wishes lead guitarist Dominic “Domino” Bradley is an animal onstage. But behind his tight leather pants and skull-crusher boots lies a different man entirely, one who needs his stage persona not only to perform, but to have the anonymity he craves. A self-imposed exile makes it impossible to get close to anyone outside the band, so he’s forced to get his sexual fix ...more
Kindle Edition, 1st edition, 292 pages
Published September 24th 2018 by Carina Press
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Mar 30, 2018 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
Shelves: stuff-i-wrote
6/14/2018: Reviewers can request the book on NG:

3/30/2018: No blurb yet (that's coming!), but this is the second Twisted Wishes book, and is Dom's book. (He's the guitarist of the band.)

I describe it as: Indomitable Rock God who's secretly a twink falls for a geek who likes to tie men up.

Yes, there's bondage and some D/s, but no pain play.

Rep: Dom is gay. Adrian is pansexual.

Content warnings I can think of behind the spoiler cut.

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Sep 17, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: net-galley, arc, read-2018
1.5 stars because I couldn't get in the plot and I never really warmed up to the characters. The first book was really good and it was great to see that couple again, the new couple though didn't measure up.

Dom and Adrian had drama revolving around their relationship that I didn't understand. Dom went by three different names (Dom, Dominic, Domino) two of which represented different personas. He was famous and still no one recognized him if he didn't show his tattoos and didn't wear ripped jean
2.5 stars

It's time for me to admit that this author's Just Business was a one hit wonder for me. I've tried four other books, including this one, and they just aren't my jam.

This is the second in this series but can be read as a standalone. I did not finished book one (which should have been a sign I guess) and I had no problems following the plot. The overall plot was fine but I just couldn't connect with either of the MC's. I disliked Adrian right out of the gate. His pick up lines were sleaz
I was sent this book as an advanced copy for reviewing purposes, but all opinions are my own.

After reading Syncopation I was really looking forward to reading more about Twisted Wishes and obviously about Dom and Mish (who I really hope will get her own book too!). This is Dom's book.

Dominic (Dom) is the guitarist of the band that gives the name to the series, and best friend with the singer, Ray, who was one of the two MCs in book one. They were best friends in high school too, and since Do
~Mindy Lynn~
I was given an ARC in exchange for an honest review from the publisher and Netgalley
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The writing was kind of on the wall right from the start of COUNTERPOINT. I could already tell the magic I saw in SYNCOPATION wasn't going to be found again in here. But it was well written and, initially, sexy and I thought oh whatever a three ain't so bad..

But then feelings were on the fast track, secrets were kept and held onto for too long considering aforementioned feelings, and I got real bored real fast from all the sexy times. I'm not sure I found the big conflict to be very based in rea
I've given this an A+ for narration and a B+ for content at AAR, so am rounding up to 5 stars.

Counterpoint, book two in Anna Zabo’s trilogy about rock group Twisted Wishes, focuses on the band’s lead guitarist, Domino Grinder, a mouthy, tatted-up, leather-clad Rock god who struts about the stage shirtless, oozing sex appeal and attitude.  Domino may be the most recognisable member of the group, but he’s also fiercely private, guarding his personal life to the extent that as far as the media can
Sep 20, 2018 rated it liked it
Syncopation was a solid 4 stars for me, but I feel that Dom and Adrian's story is underwhelming. First of all, they have the whole insta-lust going on since their first meeting. It remove some of anticipation to build up. Adrian is a nice IT guy with a kinky side and was enamoured with Dom, the guy with the button down and bowtie. Definitely not the rockstar. There are the over emphasis of Dom's dual life - Domino Grinder the rockstar/guitarist and Dominic Bradley, the nerdy shy guy who loves to ...more
Jenny - TotallybookedBlog
Sep 24, 2018 rated it really liked it

‘Dominic was hiding. He was hiding both halves of himself from each other. Here was the heart of Dominic’s terror and fear, that if one was the truth, the other was a lie.’

Counterpoint was our first book by Anna Zabo and book two in her Twisted Wishes series. Whilst we wish we’d read book one Syncopation first, we absolutely agree that Counterpoint can be read as a standalone. This story had everything; a rock star BDSM erotica with angst and high emotion thrown in. We fell in love with Anna Zab
Counterpoint, the sequel to Syncopation, continues the story of Twisted Wishes, a rock band, but this time the story follows the gay lead guitarist and bookish hipster, Dominic. I was super excited to read Dom’s story, because I loved him in Syncopation, and I was also intrigued by his secrecy and the persona of rock-star Domino that he rigidly kept hidden from the world.

The second protagonist of Counterpoint is Adrian Doran, a thirty-six-year-old, pansexual computer programmer, who perfectly co
2nd installment in the "Twisted Wishes" series featuring an up and coming Rock Band who have rose to the top of the food chain of the music world. The members themselves are GLBT who find their partners in each standalone installments.

Dom is the band's guitarist who lives a double life. On stage he's the outgoing in your face rocker who takes no shit as he's a ROCK GOD and knows it. Yet. In his day to day life he's a shy conservative nerd. He's been able to hide his musical alter ego so far but
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Rep: gay main character with anxiety, pansexual main character, m/m romance  

Content warnings: sexual content, BDSM, panic attacks 

I received an arc from the publisher via netgalley in exchange for an honest review

Counterpoint is the sequel to Syncopation and I was really excited about its release. I was not even a little disappointed.

Counterpoint follows the guitarist of a band called Twisted Wishes. On stage he's the rock star, Domino Grinder. Off stage
4 1/2 STARS!

✦ Quiet, tattooed nerd who is secretly a rockstar lead guitarist (anxiety rep)
✦ Pansexual ginger-haired computer programmer
✦ Kinky (D/s, bondage)
✦ A+ food porn. And sexy "let me feed this to you and tease you while I'm at it" scenes

What more can I say: It's just so good? Some angst over the secret identity part but otherwise it's not really a super heavy read. Just sexy, kinky fun with books and food and I loved it so damn much.

~ * ~ * ~ * ~

If you
Barb ~rede-2-read~
I honestly didn’t think it would be possible for a sequel to be better than the first story in this series, Syncopation, but I was wrong—very, very wrong. This book exceeded all my expectations and effortlessly moved to my top five of 2018.

Adrian Doran heads out to dinner one night in his Brooklyn neighborhood and happens to be seated next to a stunning, nerdy looking guy who returns his casual perusal with one of his own. Adrian is a computer programmer for a NYC bank by day and a Dom by prefer
This is my first book by the author and it’s also not very often that I read a series out of order these days. However, I just didn’t feel like reading Syncopation and this book was exactly the kind of read that I enjoy with very relatable characters, despite one being a very famous rock god. I had also read enough reviews to know that this romance was on a kinkier side, and though I was unsure about it, the author pleasantly surprised me with the way it was written.

Dominic is a rockstar with a
This one is difficult to rate for me. I absolutely loved the first book and adored Ray and Zavier ... I was wondering about Doms story and also a bit apprehensive ... maybe that is the reason why this book sat for half a year on my kindle without being read.

lets just start with: it was a good read ... but (yes, I know ... there is always a but) for me the pacing of the book was off. the middle part was way to long - and yes again, normally I am all for a thourogh relationship development but her
This was straight fire emojis. Well, not straight, but you take my meaning.
Evie Drae
Okay, hot dayum, folks, this week’s read was killer. Counterpoint, by Anna Zabo, is book two in the Twisted Wishes miniseries from Carina Press. I haven’t read book one, but you can bet your booty that bad boy is already purchased and sitting in my Kindle to start reading as soon as I’m finished with this review. Because, holy smokes, I fell so flippin’ hard for these characters. I cannot wait to see Ray and Zavier’s story, because I just know it’s gonna be crazy hot and delicious and just… Okay ...more
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Gitte TotallyBookedBlog
Sep 23, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2018


‘Dominic was hiding. He was hiding both halves of himself from each other. Here was the heart of Dominic’s terror and fear, that if one was the truth, the other was a lie.’

Counterpoint was our first book by Anna Zabo and book two in her Twisted Wishes series. Whilst we wish we’d read book one Syncopation first, we absolutely agree that Counterpoint can be read as a standalone. This story had everything; a rock star BDSM erotica with angst and high emotion thrown in. We fell in love with Anna Zab
I’ve always been intrigued by Dom Bradley, or at least, with the sexy but untouchable stage persona he assumes that has helped become a weapon against his shyness when performing. And it was more than an inkling that ‘Counterpoint’ would be a book that would tear apart these well-compartmentalised identities, considering meeting and hooking up with Adrian Doran is the catalyst that brings us to this point.

But ‘Counterpoint’ starts with a slow, almost awkward introduction—there isn’t too much of
N.G. Peltier
Sep 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed Dom and Adrian so much! From the very beginning, their meeting was so *heart eyes* I loved how much of a foodie they both are and yeah this book made me hungryyyyy.

Anna does an excellent job building Dom and Adrian's relationship. We get to see as they're learning each other, the unfolding of their feelings. But I'm always happy when we also see their lives separate from each other. We can learn so much. And we did!

I felt for Dom, wanted to just wrap him up in a warm blanket. He's so
Aug 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Anna Zabo has done it yet again, writing a glorious, slightly kinky romance featuring a reluctant rock star and a toppy tech exec, making it a shoo-in for my favorites for the year list. Dom’s “split personality” was described in Syncopation; Domino Grinder is the bold and confident stage presence but his true self is Dominic, bow-tie wearing nerd and bibliophile. Dom believes if his secret is revealed, it will be the end of his career. Pansexual and 10 years older, Adrian Doran is drawn to Domi ...more
Lelyana's Reviews
Sep 22, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc, netgalley, mm, 2018

This is my first book in the series, and I assure you, this one can read as a stand alone, with a little spoiler from the previous book (if you don't mind spoilers that is).
When you falling in lust with a nerdy guy but he's not really that nerdy guy you fall for, would you feel cheated on?
That's what Adrian felt when he found out who Dom really is.

It was interesting in the beginning, how Adrian approaching Dominic and all of a sudden, he didn't want a hookup and wanted more, because Dom is so m
Joyfully Jay
Sep 24, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: michelle
A Joyfully Jay review.

3.5 stars

Counterpoint follows Syncopation in the Twisted Wishes series. The first book focused on Ray and Zander and, while this book expects you to know their story when they appear on page, Adrian and Dominic’s story does stand alone.

Dominic is kind of a mess. He created the persona of Domino so he could perform on stage. He loves the music and his band, but the stage fright he experiences is real and being Domino is his coping mechanism. The band is supportive of him, b
Sep 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I was given a copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads.

I absolutely loved this story! Dominic and Adrian’s friendship is beautiful and the smoking hot sex scenes are fabulous.

Dominic is a wonderful character. The world knows Domino, his fierce stage persona, while he saves Dominic, the quieter and more intellectual side of himself for his private life. I really enjoyed Dominic’s personal journey in this story. Computer programmer Adrian is a very ordinary character and I love the
Jul 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
When i started this book I was so anxious (not about the book but because of life) but like thirty pages in and it filled me with so many good vibes and excitement in a soft way that I managed to fall asleep! Yay for books that fix your mood.

Representation on page: Dominic is gay while Adrian is pansexual.
Sep 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
Counterpoint was just as intense as the first Twisted Wishes book and I enjoyed it just as much. I was curious to hear Dominic's story and I can say, I was not disappointed.
Though there were a few stylistic bumps in the road at the very beginning, the story soon swept me along. I love how full of feeling these books are. The anguish of having to figure out one's life - it's so real in this book.
Oct 21, 2018 rated it it was ok
This book is more focused on the fame part of being in a band than the previous book, which is unfortunate since the celeb aspect isn't my favorite, and is part of why I'm not huge on rock star romances. (Also, (view spoiler))

Nicole Field
Nov 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: netgalley
Damn. What a read. What a fantastic and amazing read, and one of my favourite tropes done well to boot!

Okay, so there was a lot of hot D/s between the two main characters, and that was most of what I'd heard about this story, but what I hadn't heard was the way that Dom adores serving and being tied up by Adrian, that it's about connection and depth between them rather than pain. That side of D/s doesn't get seen in a lot of books. I'm glad I got to see it here.

Additionally, we got a bit of a
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Anna Zabo (they/them) writes contemporary and paranormal romance for all colors of the rainbow. They live and work in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, which isn’t nearly as boring as most people think.

Anna is non-binary and uses they/them pronouns and prefers Mx. Zabo as an honorific.

Anna grew up in the wilds of suburban Philadelphia before returning to their ancestral homelands in Western Pennsylvania.

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Twisted Wishes (3 books)
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