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“Twisted,” the fourth complete standalone novel in the Never After Series by Emily McIntire, offers readers a captivating and dark reimagining of the classic tale of Aladdin.

Yasmin Karam, the daughter of a wealthy and powerful man, has lived a life of privilege and luxury. However, when her father falls ill and expresses his wish for her to marry a man of his choosing, Yasmin’s world is turned upside down. Despite her father’s wishes, Yasmin’s heart belongs to another—a servant and street rat whom her father would never approve of. Desperate to fulfill her father’s final wish while following her own heart, Yasmin strikes a dangerous deal with Julian Faraci, her father’s right-hand man, unaware of his hidden agenda.


Julian Faraci is driven by ambition and power. Determined to become the most powerful man in the world, he will stop at nothing to achieve his goals, even if it means manipulating those around him. When his mentor falls ill and threatens to disrupt his plans, Julian sees an opportunity to secure his future by forcing Yasmin into marriage, regardless of her feelings or desires.

Yasmin and Julian are at odds with each other, each viewing the other as the villain in their own story. Yet, despite their animosity, Julian is determined to make Yasmin his, using any means necessary to convince her to comply with his wishes.

Julian is unhinged in the best way. He commands power with a ruthless edge: you don’t touch what belongs to him, interfere with his plans, or question his authority. He craves the empire, the power, and most of all, Jasmine, the boss’s daughter.

Jasmine is the daughter of the most powerful jeweler in the business. With her father on his deathbed, his final wish is to see her married. But he disapproves of her current, seemingly unimportant boyfriend. Enter Julian, who devises a cunning plan to take over the empire by marrying Jasmine and convincing her father it’s true love.

This marriage of convenience is packed with banter, lust, and a “touch her and die” intensity, not to mention a giant python for a pet and a scorching hot coffee table scene.

“Twisted” is a gripping contemporary romance that explores themes of love, ambition, and manipulation. McIntire skillfully weaves together a tale of forbidden love and dark desires, keeping readers on the edge of their seats with unexpected twists and turns. With its morally complex characters, intense plot twists, and richly developed setting, “Twisted” offers readers a fresh and compelling take on a beloved fairy tale.

As the fourth installment in the Never After Series, “Twisted” promises readers a riveting and unforgettable reading experience. McIntire’s evocative prose and expert storytelling make “Twisted” a must-read for fans of dark romance and fractured fairy tales alike.

Twisted had me absolutely hooked! I’m obsessed with the entire Never After series, and this one might just be my favorite. But every book and audiobook in the Never After series is fantastic. Emily McIntire never fails to make me fall in love every time I read her work, and the ending of this book was phenomenal! I highly recommend both the book and the audiobook to ensure you don’t miss a moment.


From International bestselling author Emily McIntire comes a dark and delicious fractured fairy tale reimagining of Aladdin. She's his diamond in the rough. He's her worst nightmare.

Yasmin Karam, daughter to one of the richest men in the world, has never known strife. So, when her beloved father falls ill, she's determined to make his final days his happiest. His last wish? To see her married to a man of his choosing. Except Yasmin's heart already belongs to someone else. A servant. A street rat. A man her father would never consider worthy. Stuck between a rock and a hard place, Yasmin strikes a desperate deal with her father's right-hand man, Julian, not realizing he has his own twisted agenda.

Julian Faraci has one goal: become the most powerful man in the world. He's built a future from broken bones and faded bruises, never caring who he hurt along the way. But when his mentor falls ill, he finds himself on the verge of losing everything, and he'll stop at nothing to inherit what is rightfully his. Even if it means forcing a woman he can't stand into marriage. Yasmin is a brat who speaks out of turn, and he's the villain of her story. But he decides she'll be his—no matter what it takes to convince her.