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Reverb

(Twisted Wishes #3)

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3.95  ·  Rating details ·  274 ratings  ·  124 reviews
The tougher they are, the harder they fall.

Twisted Wishes bass player Mish Sullivan is a rock goddess—gorgeous, sexy and comfortable in the spotlight. With fame comes unwanted attention, though: a stalker is desperate to get close. Mish can fend for herself, just as she always has. But after an attack lands her in the hospital, the band reacts, sticking her with a bodyguar
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Kindle Edition, 1st edition, 317 pages
Published May 6th 2019 by Carina Press
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Anna
Dec 09, 2018 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
ETA: Content warnings added Jan 22, 2019.

As you can tell from the cover, this is obviously not m/m. Please don't add it to m/m lists.

This is Mish's book, it's m/f, and a take on the bodyguard trope. Mish is a cis pansexual woman. David is a queer transgender man.

Content warnings (that I can think of) under the spoiler tag.

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Joc
I wanted to read something different and Reverb fulfilled that for some aspects but was also very similar in trope to so much of what I read. Mish Sullivan is the 6'2" red-haired bass player for the highly successful band ‘Twisted Wishes’. When she’s attacked by a scissors-wielding fan it becomes apparent that her stalker needs to be taken a little more seriously. The band hires David Altet, an ex-military martial arts expert as their security and Mish’s bodyguard. David is awed by Mish and it s ...more
Sahitya
This is a solid 3.5.

I still haven’t read the first book in this series but after enjoying Counterpoint so much, I knew I had to read Mish’s story. And this was a fun read for the most part and I quite liked the slightly mysterious part of it too.

Mish Sullivan is a badass and hates showing her vulnerable side to anyone. She can seem bull headed at times, but I liked knowing the reasons for the way she is. She is confident and amazing and totally in her element on stage, she enjoys her interaction
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Hollis
Well I guess SYNCOPATION was the exception and not the rule for me because here we are again with another surprise disappointment.

Zabo excels at representation and I have no complaints on that score. But this is the second romance to fast track at the speed of light and it just felt very.. repetitive. You know how people have a drinking game for every time you hear the word 'family' in any of the Fast and the Furious movies? It would also apply to this. You could also take a shot for every time
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Silvia
Dec 13, 2018 marked it as dnf
I was sent this book as an advance copy by the publisher via NetGalley for reviewing purposes, but all opinions are my own.

DNF @ 55%, no rating BUT GOOD RATING

Please hear me out before you dismiss this as a DNF review!

Book two of this series, Counterpoint, was my favorite romance of 2018. Even knowing this, I didn't know how much I had grown attached to Twisted Wishes (the band these books follow) until I started Reverb and I literally couldn't stop crying (of joy!) at the mention of both t
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Kennedy
Apr 14, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
After reading the book description, I thought this is not my usual storyline interest but I thought what the heck, try it. Turns out, I am glad I did. This is a read about finding comfort and contentment in self. There is no right way to discover love. Mish Sullivan is the bass player for a successful band. She looks at the love her fellow band mates enjoy with their partners and wishes she had some of that. David Altet, former military, martial arts expert and current for hire bodyguard. David ...more
namericanwordcat
I love Anna Zabo's books and I loved this one too. The character work and romance are just so good.

The sexual agency of both Mish and David make this book a treasure. We get the fun of a bodyguard and rocker troupe.

The nuanced address of David as a transgender male is so welcome. I really liked the settled into his skin and person of his character. His inner conflicts come from being a protector. Plus, he is super hot.

So, is Mish but she is actually much more of a closed book but the band mate
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b.andherbooks
This is my first time with Anna Zabo and while Reverb is the third book in the Twisted Wishes series, the story definitely stands alone. However, after finishing Reverb I now need to immediately read the first two books in the series, so if you haven't yet you definitely have a little time to tackle them while waiting for Reverb's release on May 6, 2019.

There are a few content warnings, which are noted behind the spoiler at the bottom of this review.

Reverb is a classic rock star and body guard r
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Leah
This book was just as amazing as I knew it would be and now I need to try to calm myself down so I can write a legitimate review when all I want to do is scream with joy.

Read the review on my blog!
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Amy
Thank you, NetGalley and the publisher for the chance to read this novel!

Title: Reverb
Author: Anna Zobo
Rating: 4 stars
Rep: Pansexual MC and trans MC. Pretty much every character in this book is LGBTQ+

Disclaimer: I haven't actually read the other two books in this series, but this one can be read as a standalone. After reading this, I can't wait to pick up the previous books! I think this could've been potentially more amazing if I had read the other two first though.

David is a 43-year-old bod
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Caz
May 22, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I've given this an A for narration and a B for content at AudioGals, so 4.5 stars.

I’ve been really enjoying Anna Zabo’s series about the members of the rock group Twisted Wishes. When we first met them in Syncopation, they were on the verge of making it big, and by the time of Counterpoint, their position as one of the most famous bands around had been cemented. Reverb finds the group about to go on tour once again, this time as a headlining act, and now it’s the turn of bassist Mish Sullivan to
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Taryn
May 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
Mish is the bass player in a band, and her bandmates are her family. They’ve put in the work for years and are now seeing success and fame, but that all comes with a dark side. After threatening messages appear on social media that target Mish specifically, the band hires David, a military veteran and security expert who is also a trans man, to keep Mish and her bandmates safe. What David didn’t count on is falling for the woman he’s supposed to be protecting (bodyguard trope, anyone?), and he d ...more
Nicole Field
Mar 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: netgalley
Oh goodness I loved this one. As much even as I loved the other two in the series!! Goodness, what was not to like? There was a bodyguard/rockstar romance. The movie with a similar premise was referenced multiple times. Reverb brought new and interesting twists to the old story. Although David does step back from Mish, it's not his first reaction when things go wrong. Chosen family! Adorable side character romances! A band of amazing queer misfits to die for!

Okay, let me start from the beginnin
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Marlene
Mar 29, 2019 rated it really liked it
Reverb follows the romance of the rock band’s bass-player, Mish Sullivan. Mish is lone woman on their stage, and even though the guys she built the band with are her friends and family-of-the-heart, she’s still used to taking care of herself, along with all of them. So when a creepy stalker focuses on her and her alone, she’s not willing to look weak or need protection. At least not until she meets her new bodyguard, David Altet. Their chemistry is instant, and David finds himself too focused on ...more
Joyfully Jay
May 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: michelle
A Joyfully Jay review.

4 stars


Reverb is the third book in the Twisted Wishes series. Mish has appeared in the first two books and David is new to the series. While their relationship stands alone, all of the other MCs are present and many references are made to previous situations. This book also showcases how incredibly close the band is and I appreciated knowing all the connections.

Mish is a strong female lead character. In the world of rock and roll, she can hold her own and has found somethi
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Sue
Jul 17, 2020 rated it really liked it
Twisted Wishes need a bodyguard because a stalker is after the bassist, Mish Sullivan, and they're going on tour. David, a trans man, veteran, and bodyguard is hired for the job. While the plot is driven by the stalker, the book is really about found family, acceptance, and queer spaces. The author definitely drives home those themes A LOT but I feel like that is just where we collectively are today, queer characters need books with loving found families and acceptance. I am docking a star becau ...more
Emily Seelye
Apr 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, trans, musicians
Classic bodyguard story with transgender twist.

Someone has been sending Mish threatening emails and leaving nasty comments about her on the bands various social media sights. Someone has even gotten too close and cut a lock of her hair, and she was hurt defending herself.

The band is worried so they hire David. They each have reasons to stay away from each other, but the attraction is too strong.

Will David be able to keep their personal life separate from the job? Will he ever feel like he’s en
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iam
Apr 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
In the third book of the series, Twisted Wishes are back on tour, better and with more energy than ever. But there's tension - because Mish, the band's bassist, has a stalker, and because the sparks between her and David, the band's newly hired security guy, are undenyable.

What I loved most about Reverb was the strong theme of found family. I adored the interactions between Mish and her bandmates (and their partners, along with their new manager), their easy familiarity, teasing and how palp
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Kazen
Apr 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
What a wonderful end to an amazing series!

The good:

- Mish is a pansexual cis woman, David is a trans man, and they're in a book full of lots of queer folks written by a non-binary person. All the yes.

- The romance is like-likes-like, which I don't see very often. Mish and David both see themselves as protectors and have a similar personality type, and as a result they have a feel for what makes each other tick. It brings them closer while also contributing to issues down the line.

- I love that
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Karen
Apr 12, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2019-published
I took a chance reading this because I knew going in that this was about a transgendered male and a woman. I didn't know what to expect but thought why not. I am happy to say I am glad I took a chance on this one.

Mish Sullivan is a bada** bassist in a Rock band and she had a stalker. She can take care of herself, but the other band members and their manager decide that the group needs to have a Bodyguard. They hire David Altet to be their personal body guard. Everyone pretty much knows that Davi
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natalie
Apr 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
From the moment i met t Mish in book 1 i loved her! I knew she'd be this force to be reckoned with so it was no surprise that I adored her even more when we got her book. Mish is this amazing powerhouse who is just so much herself and chock full of vulnerability too.

David and Mish's story were perfection together! I loved that Mish is taller and there were no complexes about that. i don't think i've actually read a romance where the heroine is taller??? at least i don't think. Mish and David we
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Kennedy
Apr 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2019-ng-romance
After reading the book description, I thought this is not my usual storyline interest but I thought what the heck, try it. Turns out, I am glad I did. This is a read about finding comfort and contentment in self. There is no right way to discover love. Mish Sullivan is the bass player for a successful band. She looks at the love her fellow band mates enjoy with their partners and wishes she had some of that. David Altet, former military, martial arts expert and current for hire bodyguard. David ...more
Jenn (not Lily)
Jul 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: z
Great story, and a great ending to the stories of this band. So good to see them getting all the well-deserved attention!
Leigh Kramer
Mish was so vibrant and fierce and lovely. One of my favorite heroines in a while. She came to vivid life on the page and I could picture her so clearly, from how she looked to how she took on each new challenge. It was so interesting to watch how intensely she advocated for herself and how much she resisted anything that could potentially make her be seen as weak, beyond the band needing a bodyguard and extending to asking for help from friends. Given her history, this made complete sense. But ...more
Dísir
I think Anna Zabo goes where not many mainstream authors tread, where sexuality (and what it means) is put to the forefront of the Twisted Wishes series. ‘Reverb’ on the surface, might seem like an M/F book as opposed to the first to M/M ones, but I’ve always thought that Mish—the unapologetic loudmouth, Spartan rock queen, bold and take-no-prisoners bass player Mish Sullivan—wouldn’t settle for anything vanilla. Apparently Zabo thought so too.

Getting stuck with a bodyguard isn’t Mish’s idea of
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Ruthie Taylor
May 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
~~I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads ~~

This is the third book in the series, and possibly a new favourite of mine. Zabo is a very talented author and has a wonderful way of writing from inside the character which ensures that you see things from a totally original perspective. It is not preachy, educational or stilted, it is about life and one person's view of it - very powerful.

Mish is the bass player for Twisted Wishes, and she is now surrounded by two ve
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Shirley
May 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
Oh Mish, she considered herself the protector of the members of Twisted Wishes – her family. When the tables were turned and she was the one in need of protecting, she didn’t take it very well. She would have put up more of a fight if not for her almost instant attraction to David.

I know that at least a couple of readers are going to get immediately thrown off by the fact that Reverb isn’t a M/M romance like Syncopation and Counterpoint. What Reverb is, is a queer romance that totally fits with
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Jennifer Koudelka
Jun 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance, lgbt
Ugh this was such good representation of a trans love story, says the cis girl.

I have loved all three of Anna Zabo's Twisted Wishes books for their well developed characters across the LGBT+ spectrum with compelling relationships. Upon hearing that book three was going to be all about bass player Mish, I was so excited. She's always been my favorite member of the Twisted Wishes band and the fact that Anna Zabo, a primarily m/m author, was going to tell her story made me so happy. There are other
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Em
May 31, 2019 rated it really liked it
Maybe more of a 3, but I'm rounding up for how queer it is.

Once I got over thinking about this as a romance novel, I enjoyed reading about this queer found family famous rock band. As a romance novel (especially a bodyguard trope!) the pacing is unexpected? bad? The main couple pair up pretty quickly, and there's a big angst thing toward the end, but the actual progression/tension/plot of the novel is all carried along by a completely external issue. It's not what I want from bodyguard tropes (I
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Sarah
May 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I was given a copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads.

By the end of this book, I had the biggest girl crush on Mish. I absolutely love this series and Mish’s book is easily my favourite book so far. A badass rockstar, Mish is talented, confident and charismatic. When Mish is injured by a stalker, the band hires a security guard and Mish is forced to exchange her privacy and autonomy for safety. Initially Mish fights against David and his protective measures but the chemistry betwe
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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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