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

Updated: Aug 19, 2023

I was in high school when Nicholas Sparks' ruled the romance genre. It's what got me into romance books in the first place. But somewhere between then and now, I went through a reading hiatus. So, I didn't have any idea just how much things had changed until I found myself on BookTok in 2020. At that point, I realized that the romance books I had known back then, didn't have anything on the BookTok books like Twisted Love by Ana Huang. (Kindle | Paperback)


Whether what brought you to Twisted Love was BookTok or something else entirely, I'm here now to answer some of the most frequently asked questions about the book, as well as provide you with a list of books like it to read next. (Warning: This article contains spoilers)

Twisted Love by Ana Huang

What is Twisted Love by Ana Huang About?

When Ava Chen's brother leaves town for a year, he asks his best friend, Alex Volkov to watch out for her. While Ava is a cheerful, romantic senior in college with a passion for photography, Alex is a brooding businessman with his eyes set on exacting revenge. They couldn't be more different and yet, after Alex moves in next door to keep a close eye on Ava, their relationship begins to change. As it does, secrets from both Ava's and Alex's past emerge that puts them both at risk.

Is Twisted Love Appropriate?

No, Twisted Love is absolutely not appropriate. It is meant for mature audiences (18+) given that there are many chapters that contain physical violence and explicit sexual content.


What are the Spicy Chapters in Twisted Love?

If you're looking for the spicy chapters in Twisted Love, you're going to want to look at chapters 19, 22, 24, 26, and 43.


How Long Does It Take to Read Twisted Love?

According to How Long to Read, it would take the average reader approximately 5 hours and 29 minutes to read Twisted Love.


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

Twisted Series by Ana Huang in Order

Yes, Twisted Love is the first book in Ana Huang's Twisted series, which means it is the easiest of the four books to read as a standalone. It is followed by:


How Old Are Ava and Alex? What Is the Age Gap?

In Twisted Love, Ava is Ava is 22 years old (a senior in college) while Alex is 27 years old. This means there is a five-year age gap between them.


Does Twisted Love Have a Happy Ending?

Yes - Twisted Love has a happy ending! After Ava's kidnapping and breakup with Alex, she decides New York City is too close to DC for her fellowship and moves to London instead. A month after she moves, Alex shows up, confesses his true feelings, apologizes, and announces he’s there to protect her as long as she’s in London. He then proceeds to walk her to and from her fellowship every day for a year until a new friendship is eventually formed. At the exhibition held to celebrate the end of the fellowship, Alex shows up, buys all of Ava's photos, and sings in front of everyone in attendance for Ava. It's at that point the two officially get back together.


In future Twisted books, it is confirmed that Ava and Alex get married and have twins.

5 Books Like Twisted Love by Ana Huang

If you're looking for books like Twisted Love to jump into next, here are my top five recommendations for you. I've selected five books that have one or more of the tropes in common with Twisted Love, including brother's best friend, alpha dark hero, and neighbors-to-lovers.


King of Wrath by Ana Huang

1. King of Wrath by Ana Huang

Given that Twisted Love and King of Wrath are both written by Ana Huang, these two books are the most alike compared to the others on this list. While some readers may find that boring, if you don't, then I highly recommend jumping into it next. Not only is it the first book in Ana Huang's King of Sin series which like the Twisted series focuses on a different couple in each book, but also the male main character, Dante, is very much like Alex in the sense that they're both dark, dangerous, rich, and possessive. Here's a brief description: "Dante thrives on control, both personally and professionally. The billionaire CEO never planned to marry - until the threat of blackmail forces him into an engagement with a woman he barely knows. He'll do everything in his power to destroy the evidence and their betrothal. But now that he has her, he can't bring himself to let her go."


Fix Her Up by Tessa Bailey

2. Fix Her Up by Tessa Bailey

My hands-down favorite brother's best friend romance, besides Twisted Love, is Fix Her Up by Tessa Bailey. It's about Georgie Castle, a woman who can't get her family to take her seriously as an adult, and her brother's best friend, Travis Ford, an ex-major league baseball player with a bad boy reputation that needs fixing in order to secure him a commentator job. The two decide that fake dating can help solve both of their problems, except it doesn't. It only creates new ones for them as they discover they're attracted to one another and have unintentionally developed real feelings that they can't run away from. Not only is this book sweet AF, but it also has some seriously memorable spicy chapters (I'm looking at you, couch chapter).


The Fine Print by Lauren Asher

3. The Fine Print by Lauren Asher

I like to think of Lauren Asher's Dreamland Billionaire's series as a brighter and cheerier version of the Twisted series. Like the Twisted series, each book is about a different couple, in this case, a different brother and his partner. Also, those brothers happen to be the rich-sexy-alpha male type, which is very similar to the men at the heart of the Twisted series. To give you an idea of what the first book in the series, The Fine Print, is about, just read this short description from Barnes and Noble: "If you imagine a spicy romance between a grump and sunshine that takes place in Disneyland, you have The Fine Print. Zahra finds herself as a new hire for Dreamland. But what happens when she finds her Prince Charming in her new boss Rowan?"


Things We Never Got Over by Lucy Score

4. Things We Never Got Over by Lucy Score

If you're looking for your next book to have either the grumpy-sunshine or neighbors-to-lovers tropes as we saw in Twisted Love, then you'll love the fact that Lucy Score's bestseller, Things We Never Got Over, has both! It's about a runaway bride who flees to small-town Virginia to help her troubled twin sister, only for her sister to steal her car and leave her with the 11-year-old niece she didn't know she had. Fortunately, her grumpy neighbor takes pity on her and offers his house next door for the girls. Of course, this is the start of a swoon-worthy romance between neighbors.


Rush by Maya Banks

5. Rush by Maya Banks

There's so much in the description of Rush by Maya Banks that reminds me of Twisted Love, from the best friend's little sister trope to the alpha male main character. Instead of explaining it to you, I'll let the description speak for itself: "Gabe, Jace, and Ash: three of the wealthiest, most powerful men in the country. They’re accustomed to getting anything they want. So, when Gabe saw Mia walk into the ballroom for his hotel’s grand opening, he knew he was going to hell for what he had planned. After all, Mia is his best friend’s little sister. Except she’s not so little anymore. As Gabe pulls her into his provocative world, she realizes there’s a lot she doesn’t know about him. As they cross the line from secret sexual odyssey to something deeper, they risk being exposed and becoming vulnerable to a betrayal more intimate than either expected."

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