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Twisted Games by Ana Huang: FAQs + Books Like It to Read Next

Updated: Dec 21, 2023

Ever since I was little, I have had a thing for princesses and have been drawn to stories about them and all things royal. So, when I found out that Bridget von Ascheberg, Princess of Eldora, would be the main character of Twisted Games (book two of the Twisted series), I was chomping at the bit to dive into it. (Kindle | Paperback)


Not to mention, having just finished Twisted Love, I knew it was going to be an extra spicy princess-bodyguard story, and boy-oh-boy was it ever. Ana Huang *delivered* in the spice aisle.


But now that it's over and I'm trying to recover from a small case of book hangover from it, I've thrown myself into finding books like Twisted Games to read next. Fortunately for me (and you!), there is no shortage of options for those of us who crave a royal or a bodyguard romance. (Warning: This article contains spoilers)

Twisted Games by Ana Huang

What is Twisted Games by Ana Huang About?

Bridget von Ascheberg is the Princess of Eldora. She happily accepts her place as second in line to the throne, as it means she not only has some semblance of freedom but a chance to marry for love, not power or politics. However, when her Grandfather, the King, falls ill and her brother announces his abdication, Bridget's whole world changes - she will be queen. But first, she must marry, and not just any man, but a fellow royal.


Unfortunately, this is a problem as Bridget is in a secret and forbidden relationship with her bodyguard, Rhys Larsen.


What will Bridget do - abdicate and marry for love or rule and marry for political gain? Or is there a third option that gives Bridget everything she wants - the throne and the love of her life?


How Long Does It Take to Read Twisted Games?

It would take the average reader approximately 6 hours and 45 minutes to read Twisted Games, according to How Long To Read.


Is Twisted Games Appropriate?

Twisted Games is not the slightest bit appropriate, given that it features multiple, explicit sex scenes between Bridget and Rhys. Most definitely, a mature-only contemporary romance.


What are the Spicy Chapters in Twisted Games?

If you want to skip ahead to the spicy chapters in Twisted Games, the ones to go to are Chapters 19, 28, 29, 30, 32, 36, and 45.


Is Twisted Games About Ava and Alex?

No - Twisted Games is about Ava's best friend, Bridget von Ascheberg, and her relationship with her bodyguard, Rhys Larsen.


How Old Are Bridget and Rhys? What Is the Age Difference?

In Twisted Games, Bridget von Ascheberg is 22 years old, while Rhys Larsen is 32 years old. This means there is a 10-year age gap between the two.


Is Twisted Games Part of a Series? Can It Be Read as a Standalone?

Ana Huang Twisted Series in Order

Twisted Games is the second book in Ana Huang's Twisted series. The three other books in the series focus on Ava, Jules, and Stella's love stories. While you can read Twisted Games as a standalone, you will be missing out on some context. Here's the official order of the series:

  1. Twisted Love - Ana and Alex

  2. Twisted Games - Bridget and Rhys

  3. Twisted Hate - Jules and Josh

  4. Twisted Lies - Stella and Christian


Does Twisted Games Have a Happy Ending?

Yes - the Twisted Games has a happy ending! In the end, Bridget von Ascheberg and Rhys Larsen are able to overturn the Royal Marriages Law. This means we get to see their story end in a proposal, marriage, and coronation!


Is Rhys Larsen a Royal?

Yes - Rhys Lareen is royal by marriage because he married a princess-turned-queen.


Is Eldora a Real Place?

I hate to be the one to burst your bubble but no, sadly, Eldora is not a real place. Though I imagine Ana Huang was influenced by some of the real European monarchies such as Belgium, Luxembourg, Monaco, and Sweden. Also, was it just me, or did anyone else get Genvoia from the Princess Diaries vibes from Eldora and certain scenes in Twisted Games, because I sure did.

5 Books Like Twisted Games by Ana Huang

As soon as I closed Twisted Games, I knew I had to find more books like it, either from the royalty or the bodyguard aspect. Fortunately, with a little help from strangers on GoodReads and the robots at Google, I was able to compile a list of similar books to Twisted Games, which include:


The Bodyguard by Katherine Center

1. The Bodyguard by Katherine Center

The Bodyguard isn't your stereotypical bodyguard romance; for one thing, the bodyguard in it is a woman! If I was on the fence before, I'm not now. Moreover, it receives glowing and tempting reviews like this one from bestselling author, Emily Henry: "My perfect 10 of a book. As funny and sweet as all the very best nineties rom-coms, but with Center’s signature heart-tugging depth."


Royally Endowed by Emma Chase

2. Royally Endowed by Emma Chase

When I read She Read's Romance Book's list of "Best Bodyguard Books" and found Royally Endowed, I was shocked at how similar it sounded to Twisted Games. Case in point: it's about a 22-year-old recent college graduate who also happens to be a royal, an over-protective bodyguard, and the gobs of tension between the two of them. Couldn't get much more similar than that!


The Royal We by Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan

3. The Royal We by Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan

If you loved the royal aspect of Twisted Games but are okay if you're next book doesn't include the bodyguard trope, then I recommend The Royal We by Heather Cocks. It's described as a "Fun and dishy royal romance inspired by Prince William and Kate Middleton where an American girl finds her prince." Not only does the book have generally quite positive reviews on Amazon and Goodreads, but like Twisted Games it's part of a series so it's not just a one-and-done.


From Blood and Ash by Jennifer Armentrout

4. From Blood and Ash by Jennifer Armentrout

While this recommendation steps outside of the contemporary romance genre and into fantasy, From Blood and Ash by Jennifer Armentrout is a slow-burn and has the bodyguard trope, which is similar to Twisted Games. Not to mention, it was the book that pulled me out of a year-long reading dry spell.


Red, White, and Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston

5. Red, White, and Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston

This is one of those BookTok books that you just couldn't escape. It felt like everyone and their mother was reading it. Yet, I was never one of those people. Probably because I heard one or two people claim the spice "wasn't as spicy as they expected." Regardless, now that I've launched myself headfirst into contemporary romances and realized my love of stories that feature royalty, it seems like a no-brainer.


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