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“If the world was going to burn, I was going to feed the flames.” Aiden Middleston spent years surrounded by blood and death, first in the Army, then as a mercenary. But after helping a friend survive deadly espionage, and learning his love for her will never be returned as anything more than friendship, he heads home to the family ranch in Dillon, Montana. Yet escaping bl“If the world was going to burn, I was going to feed the flames.” Aiden Middleston spent years surrounded by blood and death, first in the Army, then as a mercenary. But after helping a friend survive deadly espionage, and learning his love for her will never be returned as anything more than friendship, he heads home to the family ranch in Dillon, Montana. Yet escaping blood and death isn’t in the cards when he lands in the middle of a range war over water rights, and a family vendetta in the blood and generations old, pulling him into the sort of life he’s been trying to escape. Aiden has a choice – he can use those years of killing to defend what’s his, or keep his sanity and leave one hundred thirty years of family memories and history to those willing to murder for it. ...

Title : Twisted Iron
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ISBN : 22960821
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Number of Pages : 392 Pages
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Twisted Iron Reviews

  • Desire
    2019-01-20 17:14

    Twisted Iron, has a name very befitting. This book is filled with twists and turns. Just when you think you have it figured out, you get thrown another curve ball. This book kept me on my toes anticipating the next move and guessing to no end the hidden pieces buried deep with it's pages. There are some lessons that just need to be learned the hard way, 1. Never mess with a mans home 2. Never mess with a mans family and 3. never mess with the woman that man falls for! Definitely a to read book on my list!!

  • Debbie
    2019-02-17 22:16

    First up, this is the second book in the Imperfect Metal Series, and I have not read the first BUT I found that much of that book was referenced, and what happened there came across, for the most part, so its not really necessary to read it, but I would recommend that you do. I did feel a little disconnected from the characters that appear in that book, who also appear here too.Aiden Middleston is weary. He spent time in the Army then as a mercenary, killing was his game. After helping a friend in an deadly situation last year, he decided to return home. BUT it seems trouble follows him, and upon arriving home, he finds himself in an age old family feud, that is as lethal as any war he has fought in. When a childhood friend returns to town, and she get enbroiled in the feud, Aidne must choose, between his childhood home, and his childhood friend.VERY different to my usual reads, and thats a GOOD thing! Aiden is damaged, emotionally, mentally, physically. His pain comes off each and every page. His pain at realising Karen (from Fractured Steel, book 1) doesnt love him, his pain from his mother's death and what happened to his father after that. His pain at dealing with all that has been scarred on his heart, his skin and his mind, EVERY SINGLE PAGE! It did make for hard reading, but only because its hard to deal with, especially when he uses his "static foam" to almost switch everything off.The story itself contains twists that made for fast page turning wanna-know-what=happens-next, sort of thing. It moves at speed in places, and a little slower in others. I loved that Karen pops up, she's a feisty one, and will not take any shite off Aiden, he knows his place with her. I LOVED Jilly-Bean, the childhood friend. She too is feisty, but in a way that was different to Karen, and also took nothing off Aiden, especially near the end. Super strong, both women, and they each had to deal with a lot in both books. The feud, well, that was a shocker! When what they were fighting over came to light, I certainly didnt see THAT coming! I do like how it all came together, with Aiden visiting his great grandmothers home.For me, this book was heavy, and I mean HEAVY on the violence, but then again, the feud has been going on for over 100 years, and it has to end, NOW. Although heavy, its not overly graphic, well, I didnt thing so, there was just a lot of it. And, surprsingly, clean! WHY it surprises, I've no idea, but it did, and I can honestly say I did not miss it. This story has a love interest, yes, but its not about that. Its about Aiden, and dealing with all the shite he has in the past and all he is dealing with now. Its Aiden's story, and Aiden is a soldier, through and through.Thank you, to TJ Loveless, for a copy to review, this is the first I have read of her's and will continue on to find others by her.4 solid stars

  • Kooky
    2019-01-27 20:58

    I've never read a book by T J Loveless and from the description I really wasn't sure what to expect but once I started I sat and read the book in one sitting, only pausing to get up and move from sofa to bed as it was already 1am!How to describe the book - a Rambo like hero living in a small town, involved in a ranch war against neighbours and a mystery antagonist; he has the help of friends with influence or fighting prowess; he is trying to solve the mystery regarding his family history, all while reconnecting with an old school friend who has grown into a beautiful woman.At the start of the book I was rather confused and wondered maybe if I had to have read the first book in the series to understand. I think reading book 1 would help you understand the relationship between Karen and Aiden and the previous involvement of his ex military friends but otherwise you can read this standalone.Aiden is a hardened ex soldier and ex mercenary, he kills without remorse, switching off his emotions. Jillian is the opposite, she's an ER doctor, a lifesaver and struggles to deal with this side of 'Squirrel', the boy she knew when younger. The mystery is compelling as we are drip fed his family history and the reason for the ranch war as he and his friends investigate. There is plenty of action, blood and gore. I'm trying to put my finger on what seemed bizarre about the story, I think it may be that he could kill so many people without there being any official comeback and also that the enemy continued to make weak efforts to attack despite having experienced how skilled he is with his knives, guns, machetes and any other weapon you could imagine. My issues with this did not stop me from enjoying the story and I actually revelled in it as each attacker bit the dust.The violence eventually changes Jillian and she becomes withdrawn, jumpy and angry. Seeing her this way starts to affect Aiden's ability to go into the 'void' and ignore his feelings. Both Aiden and Jillian grow as characters, one learning to feel and the other hardening up, and they end up helping each other.This is a slight departure from my usual reading, this is not romantic suspense but more an action thriller with an important relationship developing throughout. I thoroughly enjoyed the book and have downloaded the previous book to read despite it being out of order.

  • Jessica VanHoose
    2019-02-03 15:00

    Oh Aiden, T.J. really put you through the ringer didn't she? She cut your heart out, shoved it down your throat, made you choke it up and stitched it back in place. At least, that's how I feel after reading the ARC I was sent for an honest review. T.J. has the ability to completely murder your mind and shock you back to life with just a little glimmer of hope at the end. I was left emotionally drained after Fractured Steel and the same with Twisted Iron. The Imperfect Metal series has a way of drawing you in and not letting go until you've been chewed up and spit out, but still craving more. I didn't know how I'd feel about Karen not being the main character this time around but I was very happy with the appearance of Jillian. Don't read this until you've read Fractured Steel, and for the love of reading, DO NOT STOP UNTIL IT IS OVER. I have been left with a major book hangover and I think I may die before book 3 is released. Keep it up T.J., you have a sick and twisted mind and I love it woman!PS: Yes, I read it in one sitting.

  • Melissa Christenson
    2019-02-03 18:24

    This is not typically a book I would read, but I loved it and would read more by this author. It had all the things you could want from a book; action, adventure, romance, and mystery. "My past was to much, and my present was to dangerous." It had a lot of good plot twists and a real feel for anyone who has been through trauma and survived. It was hard to put down because I wanted to see what came next and if everything would be solved. This is a great series and I would definitely recommend it to other readers.

  • Stephanie
    2019-01-28 19:57

    Tj is such a awesome author and just keeps getting better. I loved fractured steel ... Twisted Iron is even better and that saids alot. This is a must read and you will be hooked on All the characters.Tj will have you on the edge of your seat with anticipation of what's going to happen next. At parts I was brought to tears with the emotions that I felt . Other parts I laughed my butt off. She has put everything in this book that makes a great book. I cannot wait to see what is next in this series.

  • Nikki Cullan
    2019-02-10 21:04

    Holy crap. This book tore me apart bit by bit! I loved Aiden in Fractured Steel and I feel like he just got the sh*t stick. So much violence. And Jillian? Oh man, I loved that girl. She was driving me crazy but the epilogue made up for it. I do feel a little incomplete because what happened to one person seemed to have been left out, which is a little frustrating, but otherwise the book was so good! :)

  • Samantha Lundergn
    2019-02-03 19:21

    This was the first book I have ever read by T.J. Loveless. I was hooked by the end of the first chapter. Loveless put poor Aiden through the ringer and I wondered if he would ever catch a break. If you like suspense with a smidgen of romance, you will love this book.

  • Ashley
    2019-02-14 16:23

    Twisted Iron is full of action, military type scenes and mystery. This is book #2 in the Imperfect Metal series. While it is not completely necessary to read Fractured Steel, I highly recommend it. Although the story line is separate from the first book, character connections and relationships are carried over. I love a great mystery and T.J. Loveless doesn't disappoint in this novel. Aiden Middleton returns to his ancestral home in Montana to face militia type attacks for reasons unknown. Aiden must choose between saving his home, or giving up his military life style to be with a woman he has loved since childhood. I love how T.J. Loveless weaves characters into each other's lives. I really felt connected to Aiden as he fought the demons in his head. They way family can be far from blood related and still have your back, even with bullets flying. And she tempers the heat of fighting with a touch of kind hearted soul, Jillian. This is a mystery with a lot of good guy/bad guy fighting. Characters experience trauma, and deal with the aftermath, PTSD. PLEASE BE AWARE IN CASE THIS IS A SENSITIVE ISSUE. If you have yet to read T.J. Loveless, pick up her Imperfect Metal series today. You will not be disappointed.

  • Shelly Wygant
    2019-01-29 23:06

    This is the first book I have read by T.J. Loveless and is was raw and gritty. Aiden is a harden soldier who has seen much violence. He comes to his home hoping to leave the past behind him but gets caught up in a feud that dates back over 100 years. Think Hatfield's and McCoy's. He is trying to get over his love for Karen. Jillian his boyhood friend comes back into his life. Jillian does not know violence and doesn't know what she is getting herself into. This book keeps you turning the pages to see what twist and turn comes next. Aiden and Jillian get hurt and even before they are healed someone is coming after them again. By the end of this book Jillian is not the person she was when Aiden came home.Even though this story was raw, gritty, dirty, and full of violence it was not over the top. You wanted Aiden to win and save Jillian and I didn't put it down until I had read it all. The one thing I would have loved to see was more of what was written in Corrine's journal. I will definitely be looking up book 1 and other books written by T.J. Loveless. I received a gift copy in exchange for an honest review.

  • Helena Rizzuto
    2019-02-07 17:09

    Oh.. What... A... Mind..... Fluck of a book!! Sensory overload anyone? TJ has done the unthinkable to me... Left me reeling in ways I never thought possible with a book! The questions I constantly kept in the back of my mind were answered with intriguing scenarios. This is the first book that I've read from this author and damn sure NOT the last! TJ is the master of mayhem and intrigue and god she hit it on all levels! Let's start out with the action packed first chapter that had me not blinking for fear I'd miss something! It was like an action film... In words! Mercenary "retired" so to speak and already he's up against the world. Let's throw in a childhood friend, who just so happens to be stunning, and you've got one of the best books you will ever read! Of course no book is complete without the requires happily ever after right? Oh but this ending isn't the typical hea..... What am I speaking of??! Read it and you'll find yourself in shock and awe too!

  • Cody Smith-Candelaria
    2019-02-04 23:01

    This book is amazing, a great read!! The story is emotional and driven, full of action and suspense. The story begins right in the thick of it and you are instantly sucked into Aiden's world. You are transported to the farm and the anxiety of what's coming at you, who's coming at you, the unknown, all of it. TJ Loveless does a wonderful job of conveying emotion and gives a special look at some of the things that surround PTSD. She also create great imagery without forcing you into a gore fest. There are battles raging and a war that must be won, but not like you think. This is a wonderful journey of learning about yourself, the limits of a person, the things that hold us together and keep us sane and human. It's a love story set in the worst situation and every moment is filled with hope and anguish. A truly beautiful tale.

  • Candace
    2019-01-25 20:05

    TJ is a wonderful writer. No matter what the genre she can pull you into a story and the next thing you know you are zipping through the book at light speed. I've read all her Fortune Cookie series, Going Through Hell, and Fractured Steel--Book 1. I think this one is the strongest serious fiction story she's written so far. (The Fortune Cookies are in a fantasy class by themselves!) She clearly has a grasp of PTSD and how it can change lives. I love the length (124 pages on my Kindle) for a number of reasons but mostly because I can finish it in one or two sessions. A great palate cleanser between longer books. Heads up: it's pretty heavy on shoot-em-up action scenes. I love that, but some may not. The Imperfect Metal Series should have a warning label: place your seat backs in the upright position and be sure your tray tables are stowed. You are in for a ride!Ready for #3, now.

  • Jessica Ayala
    2019-01-20 23:07

    I had the privilege of being given this book as ARC to review. Twisted Iron had me sitting on the edge of my seat the whole time..I couldn't put it down just anxious to see what would happen next.. It was like being on a roller coaster of emotions.. One minute your cheering on Aiden the next your crying with him.. Aiden really shows you that you can go through hell and still come out the other side winning!!! TJ LOVELESS knows how to keep you guessing right up till then end... You really feel connected with the characters in this book right from the beginning.. if your looking for a book that has a little bit of action, conspiracy, adventure, romance, suspense look no further then TWISTED IRON.. this book has it ALL .. I can't wait to read more books from TJ LOVELESS!! Thank you TJ

  • Renee
    2019-01-27 19:05

    I received a gift copy of this book for an honest review.I jumped right into this book as soon as I finished Fractured Steel. I have to say I'm a huge fan of these books. I can not wait to read the next one. The PTSD subject matter is hard but it's so worth the emotions to get to read these amazing books.I fell in love with Aiden in Fractured Steel. I was of the mind set that Aiden and Karen should be together, and must say now I was wrong I still loved Aiden but I loved Jillian with him more than Karen. Maiden has been through it and after leaving Karen he goes back to his hometown and the ranch he grew up on only to find himself in the middle of a war over water rights but discovers its so much more.This book had me on the Edge of my seat at times and was impossible to put down I read this book in a day. I loved being introduced to Jillian, WAidens childhood friend. She is a strong character, sticking by Aiden until she just can't I absolutely adored how the used their childhood names for each other, and getting peeks into their childhood. Their love story is beautiful and I found myself rooting so hard for them. Needless to say I fell even more in love with Aiden.If you are a romance reader and want something edgy and dark at times this is your book Please don't miss it!! T.J. Loveless has written a epic love story where you would think it wasn't possible for love to bloom and grow. Thank you T.J Loveless for writing such amazing reads. I look forward to many more

  • Dawn
    2019-02-04 19:05

    I was offered the opportunity to read an ARC copy of this book in return for a review, and Ms. Loveless has now become one of my new "must read" authors. This is not my normal read, but I really got into this book and have to go back and read book #1 of the series. If you enjoy mystery, action with a bit of violence, softened by a touch of romance this is the book for you. Aiden goes back to his home town after spending years living a very violent life as a mercenary. The violence doesn't stop though, because there is an unknown "someone" coming after him for an unknown "something". The violent scenes were very well written. I don't handle blood and guts well, but the scenes were written in such a way that it wasn't too graphic, but enough to make the point. He finds that his old high school friend Jilly is back in town as well, and a romance develops between them. This was a great study of what is important in life, and what you are willing to walk away from for the one you love. The many plot twists and turns kept me reading long into the night, and constantly surprised. If you're looking for warm fuzzies this is not the book for you. If you are looking for raw emotions in the face of real danger you should give this one a read.

  • Philomena Callan Cheekypee
    2019-02-10 19:00

    T.j did it again! I'm stumped. I find myself in the same situation as I did when I read Fractured Steel... Wondering to myself how I can give this book justice with my review. I read Fractured Steel seven months ago. To this day I can still remember my feelings about that book. ( I've read hundreds of brilliant books since then so that says something). Even today I was on the phone talking to my book buddy Sue about these books. PTSD is the subject running through these books. Karen is the main character in book one and I loved that she popped into this book. This the Aidens story. After going through hell he thought he was going home to rest. Some people in the town had other ideas!! I was seriously gripped to this story. With all the twists and turns I didn't know what was gonna happen next. This author sure knows how to put her characters through the wringer. Hell she did the same to me. I'm not sure how many times I held my breath while reading this. I seriously loved these two books. They are definitely books I will want to re-read. Really hope this author has more books in this series up her sleeve.

  • Melissa Cheslog
    2019-02-14 15:06

    I received this ARC for an honest review. This is an action-packed, suspenseful and captivating book. Aiden is on his family’s ranch in Dillon, Montana after being away for some time. He has been dealing with someone threatening him and his home for quite a while. He is one of only a handful of a Special Operations group that has been trying to lay low. Jillian is an old friend of his from when he was a child. She has come back to Dillon as a doctor and becomes a much needed friend to Aiden. The plot moves very quickly and is quite violent at times. The story is filled with intrigue as Aiden’s family secrets need to be solved in order to stop the violence. His friends from the unit come to his aide and this group is very diverse and captivating on their own. I enjoyed the plot and story line of this book. It held my interest and I was drawn in immediately to the story. The violence served its purpose in the book and was well-written. All in all this is a good book. Definitely full of mystery and twists.

  • Jen Wildner
    2019-01-18 18:11

    I don't even know where to start! I love T.J's stories! You never know what's going to happen so there is no point in forming a theory. This story was amazing, very well written, and showed me Aiden's side, which was not easy at all. The turmoil he goes through not knowing if he'll live or die is just heart breaking. Then to bring in someone whom he knows he needs to protect and throw her into the s*** storm of his life is unimaginable. Aiden fights like hell to survive and try to save Jilly Bean, but will he survive himself? Can he get his happily ever after? I was rooting for him the whole through the book, there were times when I was yelling in my head to just leave him alone! He was suppose to be the good guy. And then when the truth comes out!! Boy oh boy..never saw that coming! I normally read romance so these books always suck me in and give me a run for my money and I can't get them out of my head for days, even weeks! Amazing job TJ!! Keep them coming!!

  • Dayna
    2019-01-20 15:20

    I was offered an ARC of this book and I'm so glad I was! T.J. Loveless literally put everything into this story. Although I didn't read the first book in the series, I still got caught up and followed the story easily enough.There is action and suspense from the very beginning. I had no idea where the story was going to end up, it was an intriguing read. I don't normally read that many suspenseful novels, but the synopsis really grabbed my attention. There was a lot of intense fights, and I really love when someone can kick some a**, and Aiden is no stranger to kicking a**. The book touched on a lot of emotions for me. I'm sincerely glad that I read this book! I will definitely read more T.J. Loveless books!

  • Alicia
    2019-02-18 23:18

    At the beginning of the book I was a little lost.There has been many books read between Fractured Steel and Twisted Iron.I think a refresher at the beginning of the book would help the reader remember what happened in Fractured Steel.After I got caught up, I really enjoyed the story and had a hard time putting the book down.My suggestion is if it has been awhile between books for you, try to do a refresher on Fractured Steel, this way Twisted Iron will flow more smoothly for you.I look forward to reading the next book.

  • The Color of Ink
    2019-02-06 23:08

    I can’t ever imagine not enjoying a story written by T.J. Loveless. She is always able to suck in you from the very beginning. She puts her characters through a heck of a lot, but you’ll love them even more because of it. This story has suspense and a romance that slowly that slowly surfaces throughout the book. Twisted Iron is the second book in the Imperfect Metal series. It can definitely be read on its own, but I’d recommend reading the first book, Fractured Steel. It’s also a great read you won’t want to miss out on. Enjoy!

  • Seven
    2019-02-10 17:23

    This is a beautiful twisted story. You can feel the raw pain and struggle that the protagonist portray, having it in a male pov added power to the story.I was confused when I was reading the first chapter because I don't really get the story. It was a good confusion though because you would crave for the next and next chapter of the book. As the story progresses, mysteries, secrets and feelings were revealed. Aiden Middleston who is the protagonist of the story is a fine but broken man. He is also a great warrior and lover. I can feel his pain when he thought of the worst. Jillian Winters, the heroine of the story is a strong willed woman but is fragile at times. I like the way she stood up to Aiden about her decisions to fight together.The story is quite gruesome and brutal. The villains are living up to their role, they take no shit. The torture is far from endurable. The story is like a roller coaster ride, you would lose hope but then a spark would lit then everything is back to fighting and hoping. I really like the story and how it gives forgiveness and second chances. It is touching yet fierce. Thumbs up to this. :D

  • Heather
    2019-01-19 16:27

    Wow! I can't get enough of this story. Aiden jumped off the pages. I couldn't help but find myself wishing I could hug the man. Another action packed story. I was wondering how T.J. would beat Karen's story. Her story being so emotionally charged. But man, she did it. Aiden broke my heart from the get go. It's more that emotional. It puts you in the passenger seat as you drive down the path of PTSD, trauma, shock, and survival. Again she hit the nail on the head putting some very good examples of how PTSD is a very different demon for every single person. It doesn't matter how strong you are. Or how sheltered you were as a kid. It doesn't discriminate. For that alone, I am forever grateful for this series. The stories are off the charts with action. Heart pounding unpredictable scenes that throw you for a loop. I don't want to give any spoilers here. It's worth the read. You won't be able to put this one down. The ending will make you cry ;) That's about the most spoiler I'll give!

  • Darcey Pickett
    2019-02-10 18:01

    Twisted Iron by TJ LovelessSome authors are afraid to approach subjects that many want to keep in the shadows, but TJ Loveless, brings PTSD right into the spotlight with Twisted Iron. This story will take you through the raw emotions and the ups and downs that accompany PTSD. This is not your typical love story, this story is one that will have you twisting and turning through all the emotions of these characters experience. You will find yourself drawn in waiting and wanting more. I do know that I fell in love with Aiden. My heart goes out to him, I know the journey he is on and it made me want to see happiness fill his heart.TJ Loveless, has become one of the must read authors of 2014 and I highly recommend reading everything you can get your hands on by this author!

  • Angie Voss
    2019-02-05 15:00

    This was my first time reading this author's works. I am intrigued by this story and will go back to read #1 in the series (reading it first wasn't necessary for me to understand this story). What a great job getting inside the head of a mercenary. In this case, Aiden is trying to move on from that life, but the people of his small hometown have other plans for him. He still pines for a woman who will never return the same feelings he has, but also meets someone from his past and starts to realize what is right in front of him. Little does she know what chaos she is getting into. There is a lot of suspense and action in this story. You definitely get the feeling for what life as a trained killer would be like, uncomfortable moments and all.

  • Julie
    2019-02-15 18:04

    If you're a fan of Lee Child or Simon Kernick then you will love this book!The story centres around Aiden and a family secret that has numerous people trying to kill him off. Their goal is to claim or buy his land and ultimately find what they think is hidden there. However, these people get more than they bargained for because Aiden is ex military and he can kick ass!! There is so much action I couldn't turn the pages quick enough.There is a slight romantic theme that flows through the story but I personally wasn't feeling the love. The female lead was just a little too annoying for me to connect with.However with all the twists and turns this is a really good story and I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys a full-on action packed book.

  • Monique
    2019-02-15 17:25

    Author gave me an arc for an honest review.... This is the first book I read of TJ and from the beginning I was hooked. This book has so much action and twist. It also has lots of intense situations at times it was a bit gruesome for me. It is completely different from all the other books I read. I do love that even after everything the characters go through they do get the happily ever after. I felt like I was in an action movie. I love when a writer can make me feel like I am watching a movie in my head or feel like I am in another world. I recommend this book to anyone who wants to read something different or a book that has a lot of action and deals with a lot of situations.

  • Tammy Hamilton Green
    2019-01-24 19:03

    And just when I was hoping Aiden would get together with former comrade Karen Barnes, in comes beautiful red-head, doctor and former childhood friend Jillian. It gets complicated as history, 130 year old history, gets in the way. Bonds forged in war in countries on far away maps bring other former comrads to the rescue and it's more than just to save the farm. War, death and bloodshed effect everyone in some fashion, at some time. This second in the series is as fast-paced and action packed as the first and again reminds us of it's devastation. This series is a must read.

  • Amy
    2019-01-24 17:22

    This was an amazing powerful book. It had action, romance, and was amazing. I couldn't believe all this man had gone through, I cried at the end. It touched my heart and I pray no one in real life has to suffer so much, but I really do think that they do. The book kept going in different twists, when you think you figured out the rest, something completely different happens. I actually want to reread it at a later time so I can learn even more about him.