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Twisted Secrets

4.28  ·  Rating details ·  139 ratings  ·  66 reviews
My whole life, there had only been one rule. Don’t go to Chicago. It always made me feel like a damsel in distress, trapped in a tower. But my life was filled with kings and queens and the most noble knights and I didn’t need another fairytale.

I needed a bad boy.

Brye McCowan was just that. He was smooth, and seductive. Dark, dangerous and downright drool worthy too. I sa
Published July 26th 2018 (first published July 21st 2018)
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Eve Recinella (Between The Bookends)

So color me surprised, but I pretty much loved this one. I mean, it shouldn't have been such a big surprise as I quite like this author's writing, But the last book I read in this series was full on with cheating and other people sex scenes, and lately, I haven't been in the right frame of mind for that type of story. However, this turned out to be quite low on the other women drama especially considering the plot.


The writing was excellent. It was well paced. The plot was engaging and quite dar
Sarah - Musings of the Modern Belle


One of the aspects that I love most about Ace's writing is the dichotomy of her characters. All of them, even the good ones, have elements of bad to their characters. Everything in her world is a shade of grey. What made me love Brye most of all, though, is his fight to be good. His arduous journey to be worthy of his heroine and to overcome the path that has been laid before him.

Aug 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
5 Stars

Holy hell, this book WAS everything you have been warned about!!!!! Ok, let me back this is my first read by this author, yeah I know I started late. I have the first two books on my kindle but yet THIS book was screaming at me so ya I just had to read it. Believe it or not, I am dying now to go back and read the first two books, I mean I need to know how this story began for sure!

Ok, first off the writing alone was superb, worthy of way more than 5 Stars hands down. The writing
Amber- Leave Me Alone I'm Reading

So I’ve been waiting for this book for awhile and when I started it, I just wasn’t sure... the beginning had me feeling deja vu quite a bit. I didn’t know how it would play out, but it ended up being totally great. Ace’s words slay me every damn time. So poetic and magical and just... I don’t know... They make me feel all the things. I loved the connection between Filly and Brye despite their insane circumstances. Brye is a dick, but he came through for me in the end. Maybe not as much as Filly
Jul 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
More time spent with my favourite Twisted Family?

Yes please.

Except this time we get a super sexy, dark and twisted hero in the form of Brye.

This book has all of Ace Gray’s trademark poetic lines. It has the dark plot line, the depravity and the shocking twists.

But it’s also full of beautiful kind of love. A connection between two characters that seeps from the pages.

Another fantastic read.

Five stars

Nicolette Eyssen
Jul 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Ya know, I was a bit nervous to start this book. The Twisted books are a few of my favorite and I just wasn’t sure where the author would take us on this journey.
I mean, could I love anyone more than my beloved Cole?
Would Ace ever even get close to pulling feelings out of me that she did with Cole and Elles story?
Well, hell yes she did.

The Twisted theme was defiantly present but it seemed totally different to me.

Twisted Fate and Twisted Death were pure Mafia where Twisted Secrets had such a
4.5 stars. I received an ARC of this story for an honest review. It's my first by this author but definitely will not be my last. I know it's an ARC and is still going through some edits, but I couldn't give this one 5 stars due to the grammatical errors. A lot of missing, incorrect and misspelled words as well as tense switching, which did pull me out of the story quite a few times. But the actual story had me hooked. The chemistry between Brye and Filly was beyond combustible, and their pull w ...more
Randi Maroney
Jul 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Wow. This story is another great look into the Twisted life. This time we get a look into the dark side. Into the mind of Brye.

I was really excited to read this book. All the teasers were making this story seem darker then the first 3 books. And let me tell you it didn’t disappoint. You get a view of someone who is stuck in the dark more then Cole and Horse were.

This story is another reason to believe there is light at the end of a dark tunnel. Never lose hope.
Jul 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Twisted Secrets is the fourth book in Ace Gray’s twisted world and it…was…wonderful! Before reading the book, I will admit that I was hooked. I had to meet Filly, the daughter of Cole and Elle, ‘niece’ to Horse and Conrad—all characters that were introduced in the previous books; and all characters that I fell in love with in some way or another. Filly is more her mother with a bit of her father, and with a dash of some of her uncles’ foresight and personality. I loved learning about their littl ...more
Jul 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is NOT a hearts and flowers loves story. Oh hell no. It's TWISTED. Great title by the way....

I didn't realize what I was getting myself into when a friend told me I HAD TO READ THIS! And man, I'm glad I did! I would say this book was definitely on the dark side, tough at times to get through, and definitely mind bending with it's twists and turns and HOLY FUCK moments! It kept me turning the pages. I loved the characters, each were so freaking memorable. Well, there is one motherfucker I ha
Paperback Princess
Jul 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Looooooved this book...omg!!!!
Aug 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
As innocent children, we all seem to want and maybe even need the fairy tale and its happily ever after, hiding behind rose colored glasses and believing that good always prevails thwarting any attempt for the villain to win.

But the real world is not a fairy tale…it’s not a place with only beautiful and angelic beings because perfection is impossible and the contradictory actions and feelings of love and hate, beauty and ugliness, and healing and destruction are the true reality of the world re
Tamara Harrington
Jul 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The first thing I have to say is...if you have any triggers, are sensitive or just do not appreciate the dark romance world then this book is definately not for you!
Secondly, 5 stars is not enough!!!
Ace Gray has absolutely smashed this book. It is part of a series and you should definitely read the others first to fully understand the story. Also, why wouldn't you want to read them all, they are awesome.
Even though we have lived on the Twisted world before, this time it was so different. Brye
Jul 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Just when I thought Horse had stolen my heart, Brye McCowan just comes in sweeps it away.

Twisted Secrets is a sexy tale about Brye McCowan and the beautiful Ryan herself, Filly. A beautiful bombshell who blew Brye's world apart. It's dangerous and dark, and incredibly addictive.

With a mixture of her mother and father, Filly was always going to be different from everybody else. Her character was innocent, but strong, strong enough to deal with the Demons that Brye held from his life. Her story
Rhonda Ziglar
Jul 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
5 DARK TWISTED SECRETS STARS!! OMG....I loved being in this dark twisted world. Brye and Filly's story had so many feels, dark, sexy, craziness and love. These two had chemistry that steamed my kindle up. This was my first book by Ace Gray and I can't wait to read more of her words. If you love dark twisted stories make sure you 1-click this book.
Casey ~BookObsessionConfessions~
I’ve just popped my Ace Gray cherry reading Twisted Secrets! This author has been on my radar for awhile and I’ve had the book Twisted Fate, the first book in Gray’s Twisted Fairy Tale series sitting unread on my kindle for quite some time now, but it kept getting lost in my TBR pile because that pile is freaking MASSIVE and once a book goes in that pile, the chances of it being found again are slim.

Problems of a bookwhore.


But I digress…

When I was offered the chance to read an ARC of this book,
Sonya aka bookobsession83
Jul 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I am so grateful I received and ARC of Twisted Secrets.
I have read the others in the Twisted series so I knew what I was getting myself into and once again Ace blew me away. Horse’s story, book 3 - A Twisted Love Story, I think will always remain my favourite, however this was a true competitor and came in second.
In Twisted Secret we are still getting that dark and twisted romance we have come to love but with a little less bloodshed.

Brye has been brought up with power and privilege. Pain and
Aug 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I really liked this book. It was not was I was expecting at first. The author wrote this story so well. I could not stop reading. I wanted to know what would happen to Byre and Filly. I loved how they met. I love that it was art that brought them together.
Its pretty obvious who Filly is and how she is about to have her world turned upside down after meeting Byre. Filly is in the one place her parents told her to never go but didnt give her a reason. Byre is the son of pretty much the devil himse
I was torn in the first chapter or 2 on how I felt about this book. I was reading a story that clearly started before this one, but as I kept reading the earlier stuff was pushed aside. Author Ace Gray built one dark yet loving world that sucked me in. There’s talk of fairytales and magic in this story but I’m not sure how magical it is or this character just likes the idea of it. However It’s a dark mind-screwed world not painted in pink but in blood red. My god, what a deep picture this author ...more
Anita _booktoread
Jul 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
“Losing you would kill me.” My hands roved back to his scars, raised and rugged and wonderful beneath my fingertips. “Loving you might too."

While I enjoyed the Twisted the universe of Cole, Elle and Horse, I loved the story of Filly and Brye! Loved it! Filly starts out as a sweet, innocent 21yo that has seen the world through her artistic parents eyes but has never been told about their darkness. Brye has been raised in darkness and tries to escape it through art. They have a connection even bef
Jul 29, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc-books
What can I say Ace Gray has proven once again that she is a dark unicorn , given us her most poetic dark twisted words yet. You will fall in love with these characters . Wow brye was up there but the man has a way with words that will melt your pretty little heart for him and filly the girl reminded me so much of her mom, they love hard and will fight with all their being. #ARC This series is a must read .
Jul 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
5 "Filly Bean" ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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Filly is all grown up and ready to spread her wings. She only has one rule set by her parents, don't enter Chicago. But does she listen?, well you'll have to read it to find out. And ohhhhhhhhhhhh my you won't be disappointed. One word, BRYE. Filly wanted a bad boy and by God does she get one. Complete with monsters and a twist that I loved. I LOVED the supporting characters, Deirdre was unexpected. And we have all the old gang back together!!!!!!!!. This was my favourit
Jul 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
You know those hearts and flowers books that are all swoony and lovie dovie and you’re like all emoji heart eyes over? Yeah, this is not that book.

If you like dark, crazy, heart-pumping-anxiety that has you somewhat questioning your morals, this one’s for you.
PS. Ace Gray, you scare the s*%t out of me with your writing but I wouldn’t want it any-other-way.

5 ‘A chuisle mo chroi’ stars!
Zilpha Owens
Jul 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
Dark and delicious. That’s the only way to describe the beginnings of Twisted Secrets. But that’s not all it is. It’s about two people who under no circumstances should meet or fall in love. They are complete opposites or so it seems. I fell in love with Brye immediately even with his rough exterior and penchant for depravity there is a light desperately trying to surface. Filly is sunshine with a curious mind and slightly naive. Their story is a series of contrasts - an ever changing picture be ...more
Harloe Rae
Jul 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
If you’re into dark romance with the hottest sex, read this author. Whenever I need a pick me up, she’s my go-to for a fast high.

When I found out Ace Grey was writing Filly’s story, it shot up to the top of my most anticipated reads for 2018. I fell in love with the Twisted world last year and am always eager for more. She graciously and flawlessly created another marvelous standalone in this deliciously dark series. I’m so freaking crazy over all of these characters!

Filly has been sheltered a
Linda Lee
Aug 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
Two underworld families with no love lost between them...but both families have secrets to be revealed. The MacCowan family are ruthless and dark, their lives revolve around drugs, sex and money. Brye is the son of the head of the family and will be next to step up. However being a part of an underworld family brings many uncertainties. He meets her at an art gallery, his dark world is splashed with colour. Her passion for art is intriguing and he has never met someone like her before. However h ...more
Sassy Southern
Aug 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Good God!! It's been a while since I've finished a book within a couple of hours. It was so good. I could barely find the words to write the review. I swear to you. I didn't even put it down to go to the bathroom. I would take the book with me everywhere I went. I had to know what was going to happen between our main characters. There was so much to them and their story. It was hard not to be 100% invested. There were secrets and lies and so much chemistry. With the way this book was written I a ...more
She's a Lip Biter
Aug 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
Be warned this is a very dark book, this author does warn you that it is and she is absolutely correct. However, I have to admit she adds another depth to the darkness, an element where lightness tries valiantly to peak through.

Filly Ryan defies her parents and travels to Chicago to see the Art museums and especially her mother’s art pieces. As she is perusing some art she catches the eye of one Brye MacCowan. This leads to the start of a total nightmare!

If you think you’ve read a dark book thin
Michelle Krystel
Aug 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I was given an advanced readers copy of this book and have decided to leave a voluntary honest review. I didn't think anyone could hold a candle to cole and Elle love, but I know a couple who came really close. Brye and Filly are definitely like Romeo and Juliette. They love is tragic but it's also real. It heals, it breaks it destroys. The bond the connection these to have its crazy costuming. This book was great from start to end. Some scenes I will admit made my stomach wrench its not all pre ...more
Jan 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
4.5 stars

The way that this author can write stories that should totally gut you with the violence but instead shows you the beauty in the darkness truly astounds me. I fell in love again, with the characters, the story, the triumph and seeing that we truly have no control over who we love because it truly falls in fate's hands.

This author is quickly becoming one of my favorites.
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