But Nick’s hidden powers are coveted by more than just his father. Imprisoned by Hades, Nick battles every form of torture imaginable as the sadistic god schemes to break him. Only one thing is keeping him sane. One woman who gives him the strength to fight the relentless darkness. She has a dangerous plan of her own, though, and as Nick’s powers grow stronger, even she might not be enough to alter his destiny.
As the fate of the world hangs in the balance, Nick’s allegiances are tested. And no one knows whether he will choose to fight for good or succumb to the sinister lure of evil. Not even him.
But wait, as Nick is not the only one haunted by inner demons, Cynna has bound herself to serve Zagreus, the son of Hades, in return for revenge for her lost family and now is tasked with torturing his prisoner, Nick. The battle to steal Nick’s powers is on but when it comes to the Gods, nothing is ever straightforward. The more Cynna sees Nick, the more she finds herself wanting to help him. As for Nick, well he just hangs on by a thread, but his all abiding desire and passion for the lustrous Cynna fuels him like nothing before. When the chance to escape comes the pair takes it, but can Nick really trust the woman who oversaw his abuse and torture?
We finally come to understand a little bit more about this incredible assortment of characters and it's a nonstop fabulous ride Ms Naughton takes us on. Poor Nick is the twin brother to one of the guardians and has had such an awful life. He has been banished due to being a half breed, has met and lost his true mate, and now it's revealed that his true father is Kronos, so the powers that want to awaken in him are pretty much deadly. Add to that the fact he's obsessed by the woman who orchestrated his pain and misery whilst held captive, and yes what you get is pretty messed up or you could say twisted!
Cynna is such a controversial character. She may let Zagreus use her in whatever way he wants but she has dark needs within herself and although her body is his to play with, Cynna holds fast to her soul. Determined not to let Zagreus break her mind, she plays the part of his mistress but throws in her lot with Nick, only to see her world yet again come crashing down . Theirs is an intense passionate relationship that sees a bond developing between them that rivals even the need he feels for his soul mate. It's not going to be easy, but let's face it, love is always worth fighting for!
So yet another top notch instalment in this wonderful series. I bet I'm not the only reader who has wanted Nick’s story and finally the author puts us (and him!) out of our misery. There's a wealth of depth to these characters but as there are quite a few now what with mates and all, I would suggest starting at the beginning but that's no hardship, as Marked is free on most eBook platforms. If you are looking for a paranormal romance that gets your heart pounding with action and adventure then this is the series for you!
Highly Recommend Twisted!!!!