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(Off Balance #4)

4.49  ·  Rating details ·  1,437 ratings  ·  320 reviews
Rocked to her core, Adrianna is faced with an incurable illness. She's aware of what she's up against and is willing to risk what’s left of her for what she loves. With one last chance, and despite her doctor's orders, Adrianna struggles harder than ever to achieve her dream.

Tired and torn, Kova embraces his flaws as he watches Adrianna reach her breaking point. Unable to
Published November 19th 2019 (first published November 18th 2019)
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SueBee★bring me an alpha!★
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️! Twist, book 4 of 5. The reckless, secret & ultra-forbidden affair between 17-year old gymnast & as hotter-than-sin Russian coach!

Books in Off Balance series should be read in order:
Book 1: Balance
Book 2: Execution
Book 3: Release
Book 4: Twist
Book 5: Dismount

My review of book 1: Balance

Twist, told from Adrianna’s POV, is an ultra-forbidden secret affair that skates and crosses the line of what’s appropriate, even lawful. A glued-to-your-Kindle, butterflies-in-y
Isabella. R
5 Team Kova Stars ⭐

From the very first page, you are quickly thrown back into the mind fuck that is the Balance series. Immediately you are overwhelmed by the world that is Kova and Ria and all the raw emotions that comes with this. A coach and athlete relationship that is so far beyond professional that you have no choice but to leave your morals and conscience at the door.

As these are not standalones, each book in this series must be read in order. Twist just thrusts you back into the next lif
This book was amazing and I hope her best friend gets a book too.
May 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I’m just going to rate this a 5 right now, because that’s what it’ll be. 😂🙈

(UN)patiently waiting... 🕑🕓🕔🕖🕙
Dec 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
So I just realized that my review for books 2,3 & 4 has been deleted 🤡🤡🤡

Honestly I can’t remember half of what I wrote. What I will say is that this series holds a special place in my heart. I began reading this back in 2016 and I fell in love with the characters.
I know that there has been a lot of controversy regarding this series but I still stand behind my ratings. I loved them, I felt like I was able to grow with the characters, we got to watch Kova & Ria overcome so many obstacles while le
Carla Bulian
Nov 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
What a book!
⏃ : ✦ villainous_vixen ⏃ : ✦

***4 "Ya lyubuyu tebaa navesgda" Stars ***

Be prepared to ugly cry. More than once. I can guarantee you that you’ll be full-out sobbing at one particular scene. But know this, it is absolutely worth every single tear. Twist is the most heartbreaking, emotionally stunningly beautiful love story I have ever read. This book holds a dear place in my heart. Kova & his Malysh makes you believe in hope, love, and fighting for what is important. I am blown away and have the biggest book hango
Nov 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2019-top-reads, arcs
How do you write a review for something like this? Ria & Kova’s story is truly unlike any other. Full on angst, passion, lust, anger provoking, swooning, chills, just simply an unputdownable read!! I can’t believe we are almost to the end. Lucia writes like no other, and I love her for it. She isn’t afraid to go “there” with her characters, and to push them off the freakin cliff!!! I feel like I literally can’t breathe right now. I have felt every emotion under the sun with this book. So thankfu ...more
Crystal Bell
Jul 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
With Twist, we start off where Release was left off and what a mind twist with an emotional rollercoaster of a ride. This book was epic. Twist is my favorite book in the series. I literally couldn’t book the book down.
Adrianna is faced with a life-changing illness, and man do you feel every one of her emotions. Kova does everything he can to fight for her. She wants to keep it a secret and continue with gymnastics. More Secrets are revealed, and man, do you want to act out on it. I didn't thin
Alecia (The Staircase Reader)
Nov 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
***4.5 STARS***

This is a highly addictive series.
Kova and Ria's story will test all your morals.
You'll feel anger, sadness, sympathy, and joy.
You'll think the best is FINALLY happening....
Only to be thrown through the emotional wringer all over again.
You'll feel so much anger for these two....
But you'll also feel hope that they can finally get their shit together.
Each book will leave you wanting more and leave you hoping for the best but expecting the absolute worse. So be warned, once
Abibliophobia-the fear of running out of things to read 🥺
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️💫 4.5 stars

I am going to DIE! This was a crazy rollercoaster ride of emotions and I feel like I am at the top of a loop, but the coaster has stopped. My heart is going to explode with emotion! I don’t know how or what to think! My mind has exploded! 🤯
Read it.
5 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ +++ Stars! Reread 1st read November 21,2019. Had to since the final book was just released and how could I forget that cliffy? Phenomenal series!

Forbidden Romance. OMG, what the fuck did I just read! And a damn cliffy to go with it! Lucia! How could you do this to us? Fuck, I’m devastated! How long before we get the last book, because I’m dying here. This series is so freaking addictive, the angsts level in this one was over the top and on another level, this woman’s writing is phen
Whoo Gives A Hoot
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The newest installment in Kova and Ria's epic journey SLAYED every inch of my soul and I am still trying to pick up the shattered pieces of my heart, even days after devouring all the words. Lucia Franco's unique storytelling ability has wholeheartedly stolen my breath away and I can't stop thinking about all those drama filled twists and turns that totally had me turned upside down. Just when I think things couldn't get any crazier, lets just sa
Book Maniac Forever

⭐️ 5+ "Tell Me You Love Me" Stars ⭐️
It’s been hours since I’ve read the very last line of Twist and I’m still not okay! That cliffhanger was so cruel and devastating!!! I’ve been thinking about this outstanding story all day long, obsessing over Ria and Kova! This fourth installment in the Off Balance Series is the best yet in my opinion! It’s saying something as the previous books were already phenomenal! Lucia Franco killed me and revived me time and time again during my read of this highl
Jan 16, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another cliffy?!

Omg!!! Another book??
I need an ending to this story already!
I can’t believe I have to go through all this again...
Can’t believe I’m saying this but this one had too much sex in it. Adriana really bugged me in this one...Kova I could tolerate more. I don’t even know if this makes sense because I am still so caught up in how the story isn’t finished... 🤯
Loved that there were more scenes with other characters in these books, and we finally got some answers about her brother and o
Anne Melvine
Can we all just agree for once and for all that this is the best forbidden romance series ever written?
I f*cking love every single one of the books. EVERY. SINGLE. ONE.
I’m absolutely stunned with that ending, and all i can think right now is that i wanna go lay on the floor and stare at a wall until the next (and final) book comes out, but instead for some reason i’m writing this review. Why? I don’t know cause I can’t process my own thoughts.
I’m absolutely terrified for what’s to come, please
Kim Whitehead
Nov 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book was freaking phenomenal and epic!! Written with so much passion and emotion! I mean heart and soul was poured into it!! I literally devoured it! Every time I had to walk away due to life and reality, I became frustrated because I was so consumed! I felt all the pain and anxiety that the characters experienced! Brilliantly written!! I need the next installment ASAP!! Phenomenal story!!!
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Nov 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
5+++ stars!!
I am emotionally wrecked!!! All I’ve done the last couple days is read this book. It’s my favorite book of 2019. This series is my addiction and I’ve loved every moment of it. My most anticipated book of 2020 is the 5th and final book, Dismount. My love for this series runs deep. I’ve never felt this way reading a series. Every single book is an emotional roller coaster and even when you’re not reading it it consumes your brain. You never know what’s going to happen and you will driv
Dec 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
As of last week, I hadn’t read any of these books, but I just completely devoured the whole series in the space of 3 days. Ria and Kova are batshit crazy, but I couldn’t tear myself away from their story. I spent am decent part of it hiding behind my cushion because I was terrified of what was going to happen next. I had a legit love/hate relationship with Kova during the first 3 books, but by this one, I was full-on in love with him. This story is taboo at its finest and I need more of it. Brin ...more
Maliyaaah Libro
Nov 20, 2019 rated it did not like it
Idk how I lasted this long into reading this series but I’m 9 chapters in and it feels like I’m reading someone torture themself. The child is sick but and needs medical attention but the adults around her are letting her do whatever she wants. What could possibly go wrong? 🤯
This series could definitely been 3 books. We don’t need to read about Adrianna barely eating and stretching and warming up 50x.
Katie | Katieskindleaddictions
✨Review Twist (Off Balance, #4) by Lucia Franco✨

“𝙏𝙝𝙚𝙧𝙚 𝙬𝙚𝙧𝙚 𝙖 𝙡𝙤𝙩 𝙤𝙛 𝙩𝙝𝙞𝙣𝙜𝙨 𝙄 𝙙𝙞𝙙𝙣'𝙩 𝙪𝙣𝙙𝙚𝙧𝙨𝙩𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙞𝙣 𝙩𝙝𝙞𝙨 𝙘𝙧𝙖𝙯𝙮 𝙬𝙤𝙧𝙡𝙙. 𝘽𝙪𝙩 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙢𝙤𝙨𝙩 𝙥𝙚𝙘𝙪𝙡𝙞𝙖𝙧 𝙩𝙝𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙬𝙖𝙨 𝙩𝙝𝙖𝙩 𝙤𝙛 𝙢𝙚 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙆𝙤𝙫𝙖. 𝙃𝙚 𝙝𝙖𝙙 𝙣𝙤 𝙢𝙤𝙧𝙖𝙡𝙨 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙄 𝙝𝙖𝙙 𝙣𝙤 𝙙𝙞𝙜𝙣𝙞𝙩𝙮. 𝙒𝙚 𝙬𝙞𝙡𝙡𝙞𝙣𝙜𝙡𝙮 𝙨𝙩𝙧𝙞𝙥𝙥𝙚𝙙 𝙚𝙖𝙘𝙝 𝙤𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙧 𝙤𝙛 𝙚𝙫𝙚𝙧𝙮𝙩𝙝𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙚𝙭𝙘𝙚𝙥𝙩 𝙪𝙨.”

This is book four in the Off Balance Series, this series MUST be read in order.

SENSATIONAL. This book has by far been my favourite in the series. Lucia has completely shattered my heart only to pick up the pieces and put them back
Lucia Franco can write a sex scene. That's why I'm here. It's basically book Porn. Oh and gymnastics and things.

Gimme more Hayden, and don't you dare try to keep the road you are on with demonizing his character. I love Hayden!

Ros 🌼
Aug 25, 2020 rated it really liked it
4 stars

If you've followed my reviews on this series you will know that - despite it being a gripping series - I've battled with my own emotions and morals all the way through this long journey!

As a rule, I tend to avoid posting anything controversial online as I don't have the desire to be yelled at by faceless profiles, but after the controversy surrounding this series, I am going to share some thoughts.

Boy, oh boy, I may regret it…

Firstly, to enjoy a series, the reader does not have to
Maria Tsiakalou
Jun 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Wow what a cliffhanger, what a plot twist!!!!
I look forward to the 5th and last part 💝
Jun 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I couldn't sleep until I finished all the four books. Honestly, while going through the first book, I kept screaming for Kova to keep his hands to himself. I literally despised him in the first two books. However, when he explained his actions I understood him and I kinda like him now😅. Although the series pushed a limit, I enjoyed it and things kept going steamy and I can't wait for the last book.
Three Chicks
Dec 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
5 Stars
Review by Jen Skewes

This series has absolutely killed me. All thought maybe it’s not so much the series, but the amazing author who is writing it. Lucia Franco, you have managed to once again take me on a roller coaster ride that with each book I become even more afraid to be on, but at the same time, never wanted to get off. With every book in this series, I have held my breath until the very end. Twist was different because this time, releasing that breath of relief in the end, did not
Emily (Emily.Reads_)
Nov 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
OH MY DAMN HEART!!! Wow!! Twist was everything I ever wanted and more! I have to admit that I was a bit scared once I read the dedication to the readers at the beginning of the book, I wasn’t sure what would be happening!

Well let me back up a few steps here and say that this book has even more amazing chemistry and steamy scenes between Kova and Ria! My gosh are those two on absolute FIRE together! Here I was thinking I couldn’t love Kova anymore than I currently do, but Lucia Franco has proved
Sep 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I was nervously excited to read this story, because as an obsessed fan of this series I know that Ria's lies cannot (channeling Kova speak) last forever and when Ria finally reveals her truth it will be devastating to not only herself but everyone she loves.

In Twist, Ria is facing a reality she has used gymnastics, denial, and anger to hide from. Ria may be sick, but this girl is a fighter and she will not give up on a dream she has sacrificed so much of her life to achieve. She needs Coach Kova
Sooo here’s the deal. Before going into a Lucia Franco book I have a ritual I have to do. First I talk my brain in to desensitizing any emotions from my heart. Then I freeze ice over my heart. Next, I jab it a few times to make sure nothing chips. This kind of works. Not really, but I’d like to think it helps because if there is one thing I’ve learned from this author is she will make you see red. Literally. I have never loved and loathed a set characters from any book the way I do these two.

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Lucia Franco resides in sunny South Florida with her husband, two boys, and two adorable dogs that follow her everywhere. She was a competitive athlete for over ten years – a gymnast and cheerleader – which heavily inspired the Off Balance series.

Her novel Hush, Hush was a finalist in the 2019 Stiletto Contest hosted by Contemporary Romance Writers, a chapter of Romance Writers of America. Her n

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Off Balance (5 books)
  • Balance (Off Balance, #1)
  • Execution (Off Balance, #2)
  • Release (Off Balance, #3)
  • Dismount (Off Balance, #5)

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