Friday, February 5, 2016

Hold Me (Twist Me #3) by Anna Zaires

 
 
 
 



 
 
Captor and captive. Lovers. Soulmates.

We’re all that and more.

We thought we were past the worst of it. We thought we finally had a chance.

We thought wrong.

We’re Nora and Julian, and this is our story.

***Hold Me is the conclusion of the Twist Me trilogy, told from Nora & Julian's point of view.***
 
 
 

5 ‘life has no rhyme or reason’ Stars
 
Before you check out my review note that I've given it 5 stars but this will be a somewhat nit picking review and it's my review so there.
 
Moving on peeps.
 
Initially my first impression of this book was that it was pretty fucking depressing and has some real over the top moments. But I'll get to those shortly. I still enjoyed it hence the 5 star review.
 
Don't get me wrong I really enjoyed this book although there were times I did wonder if a third book in the series was necessary. It wrapped the series up tight so I guess that was why it was done. It is also an introduction to Lukas's books and his story to come
 
The dynamics of Nora and Julian's relationship developed well and I was fascinated about how Ms. Zaires described them. But there were moments where I forgot that they have a unique relationship and thought that they were actually in a normal relationship but then something would happen and then BAM you’re thrown off kilter, and you’re like eh WTF happened?
Julian is missing an eye, he survived torture, a plane crash, a warehouse explosion. Impressive right? Okay so it happened over a time span of two years. He's like a cat, has nine lives and all that shite.
In ways I was surprised how demure this book was compared to the others. It is still an emotional read. We see how Nora and Julian grow. How Nora loses some of her innocence and her morality.
 

“My moral compass has been gradually tilting off-course, and I’ve been letting it happen.”

Julian realizes with the tragic event that he is capable of emotions.
 

”Yes, Nora,” he says hoarsely. “Yes, I love you. I love you so fucking much it hurts. I didn’t know it, or maybe I just didn’t want it, but it’s always been there.” “It just took me two years to realize it.”

 
It is tragic what happened and that Nora blames herself whereas Julian blames himself.  The loss that they felt brought me to my knees.
He eradicates the whole Sullivan Mafia of Chicago and this is where it goes OTT in the scenes that are written. I don't think that you’re supposed to laugh but I nearly peed me pants. A rocket launcher and another explosion. Go superman *cough* super Julian
I hope that Peter gets a book.  I reckon he'll end up with the doctor Cubakis after he assassinated her husband of course. As he is on a rampage to kill everyone who is involved in the death of his wife and child.