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Twisted Lies (Twisted #4) by Ana Huang Review - An Average Fake Dating Romance with Good Suspense

Read Time: 5 minutes
Published On: March 13, 2023
Twisted Lies

Twisted Lies is the fourth book in the Twisted series. It's got a fake-dating trope with a twist that had me hooked from the beginning. Ana Huang's writing has improved so much since the first book in the series, and it really shows in this one.

About Twisted Lies

Author: Ana Huang

Series: Twisted #4

Publisher: Little Brown Book Group

Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance

Other works from the Author: King of Sin Series

Audible Listening Time: 16 hours and 23 mins

Page Number: 578 pages

Goodreads Rating: 4.29/5

My Rating: 3/5

The story follows Stella, a social media influencer who's struggling to stay relevant because she doesn't have a partner to show off. But then she meets Christian, the security expert and owner of her apartment building, who just happens to have cover model-worthy looks. They start fake dating to help Stella land a fashion sponsorship deal and let me tell you, the slow burn between them had me on edge the whole time.

But things take a dark turn when Stella becomes the target of a stalker. It adds a whole new layer of intrigue to the story and watching Stella navigate the situation was both thrilling and terrifying.

I really loved Stella's character in this book. She's independent, ambitious, and fully realized as an adult. It was refreshing to see a character who's not just defined by her romantic relationships. And speaking of romantic relationships, Christian was... okay. I didn't hate him like I did some of the other guys in the series, but he didn't blow me away either. I didn’t hate him too much. That’s a win. Even though the twist is messed up at the end of the book, I was able to ignore it most of the time. But the Twisted Love & Twisted Hate was too messed up to ignore.

For the most part, I really enjoyed Twisted Lies. The spice level was good, but not quite as great as in Twisted Games (which is still my favourite book in the series). Overall, I'd say Twisted Lies comes in at a close second in terms of enjoyment and spiciness. If you're a fan of slow burns and fake-dating tropes, this is definitely a book you'll want to check out!

Favourite Quotes

“You will always be my first, last and only love.”

“I would never make it to heaven, but that didn’t matter as long as she ruled beside me in hell. Stella was made to be my queen.”

“The calm to my chaos, the silence to my storm.”

“The day people stopped thinking they could change someone who didn’t want to be changed was the day fewer hearts got broken.”

“We’d progressed from the days when women couldn’t go anywhere or do anything without their husband’s approval, but the sad truth was, our value was still tied to our ability to “land” a partner, at least in society’s eyes. The number of times people asked me why I didn’t have a boyfriend yet was proof of that. Like my being single was a problem I needed to solve instead of a choice I’d made. Like my lack of a partner somehow meant I was lacking somehow.”

“Legality did not mean right, and illegality did not mean wrong. One only had to look at the fucked-up justice system to realize the law was nothing more than a house of cards, created to give its citizens a false sense of security and weakened by doorways open only to a select few.”


He'll do anything to have her...including lie.

Charming, deadly, and smart enough to hide it, Christian Harper is a monster dressed in the perfectly tailored suits of a gentleman.

He has little use for morals and even less use for love, but he can’t deny the strange pull he feels toward the woman living just one floor below him.

She’s the object of his darkest desires, the only puzzle he can’t solve. And when the opportunity to get closer to her arises, he breaks his own rules to offer her a deal she can’t refuse.

Every monster has their weakness. She’s his.

His obsession.

His addiction.

His only exception.


Sweet, shy, and introverted despite her social media fame, Stella Alonso is a romantic who keeps her heart in a cage.

Between her two jobs, she has little time or desire for a relationship.

But when a threat from her past drives her into the arms—and house—of the most dangerous man she’s ever met, she’s tempted to let herself feel something for the first time in a long time.

Because despite Christian’s cold nature, he makes her feel everything when she’s with him.



Truly wanted.

Theirs is a love twisted with secrets and tainted by lies…and when the truths are finally revealed, they could shatter everything.

Twisted Lies is a steamy, medium to slow burn fake dating romance. It is the fourth and final book in the Twisted series but can be read as a standalone.WARNING: Contains a morally gray male MC, explicit content, violence, profanity, and topics that may be sensitive to some readers. Please see inside the book for a detailed list. Recommended for 18+

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