- Mayhem by Autumn Sand is the second book in the Twisted Hearts series. This book can be read as a stand-alone although the whole series is worth a read.
This book was just as good as the first book. I enjoyed the characters and their story. I really felt a connection between them. The story was fast paced and I found it to be quite intense in places. It sucks you in to the story and made sure to not let up until the end.
Although this book can be read as a stand-alone I really do recommend reading them all as the characters do cross over and they are genuinely just that good.View all my reviews
Mayhem is the 2nd book in the Twisted Hearts Love Story series by Autumn Sand. Although there are recurring characters, each book can be read as a standalone. I had not read the first book Bedlam before reading Mayhem and did not feel that I was missing any key parts to the story. Although, now that I have read Mayhem and really enjoyed it, I’d like to go back and discover Tony and Anaya’s story.
Dante (or Tick as he’s also known) is Tony’s right hand man. He still hasn’t got over the death of his beloved pregnant, fiancée Kayla, in a car crash on their wedding day 10 years previously and subsequently the death of prematurely born Dante jnr.
Cyma is a struggling single mum, who is juggling 2 jobs, one as a stripper, to help pay of the debts she has with loan shark Wheeler. Debts she has risen up in order to pay for the healthcare of daughter Leila who is battling Leukaemia.
A chance meeting brings Danta and Cyma together and Dante is totally smitten. He will do anything, and I mean anything to make life better for Cyma.
This book is dark and gritty and will drag you into it’s grip from the very beginning. It has so much emotion and so many twists and turns that will keep you glued to this book and you will not want to put it down. I loved it so much. I already have the 3rd book in the series ‘Bonded’ on my kindle waiting for me and I can’t wait to see what the author has in mind for Magnum and Brenda.
Mayhem: A Twisted Hearts Love Story by Autumn Sand
Mayhem begins with mist compelling scene that really pulled me in and set the tone for the story. It seriously had me in tears and I loved seeing the main character come to terms with what happened later on. Dante was an amazing gentleman yet also played his role as protective bad boy well. Cyma had a unique name and I loved how strong she was as a mother, lover, and woman in general. I really felt like this story was full of action and romance while maintaining the ability to be an easy read. Cyma and Dante both were complex characters to begin with but I felt that they changed as time went on. I loved how this story played out! I definitely recommend this novel!
Mayhem (Twisted Hearts Love Story Book 2) by Autumn Sand
When you’re the right of the mafia boss you don’t need much. Tick is a man who gets what he wants or he takes it. Through the whole book I was torn over liking and disliking him. How can a man be so soft and hard at the same time. Cyma was a little weak for my taste but she was a good character. The author is giving us so much in this series. The characters are well written and the story holds your attention. I really like how these men and women are coming together in unlikely situations. That you could be the one thing that a man built on a hard life gives up everything for. You could be the one light in his darkness.
Review by @gguerrero89
Mayhem (Twisted Hearts Love Story Book 2) by Autumn Sand is a contemporary romance/suspense. This novel was an engaging read that kept me wondering what was waiting around the corner. Drama was surfacing in this story in almost every corner. Tick was the epitome of an alpha male, but in the most amazing ways. His character knew no bounds and was strong, insanely protective and at the same time charming and soft. Cyma’s life changed when Tick came in. The interactions between Cyma and Tick were phenomenal and the epitome of a push and pull relationship. The attraction was undeniable, having the wills were strong between the two and it becomes a question can they really take a chance or will the shadows waiting to pounce take everything down with them? Autumn Sand delivered a great story that fits well with the theme of the series.
Reviewed by @hbahm
Mayhem (Twisted Hearts Love Story #2) by Autumn Sand was a pretty okay read, full of drama, romance, and heavy feels.
My first read from this author, I went in with an open mind as this book is a little out of my comfort zone. The plot line was good, the opening was a right kick to the feels, what a heavy way to start a book. I have to say, I don’t know if it that was the right choice. Not that is wasn’t well written or interesting, it just sets a specific heavy tone for the book, and moving onto that 10 year later, the tone shift didn’t unfortunately, work for me.
Now the MC’s weren’t bad but I did have a problem with Tick at the start. His first meeting with Cyma wasn’t, for me, all that connecting or, good. Yeah sure he saved her and all, but hell, afterwards he was acting worts then the thugs. He was drooling over her, right after the poor girl had a traumatic experience. I don’t know what the author was going for, but I personally found it creepy and it left a bad taste for Tick.
Moving forward, I fell more into this read, and when the plot picked up, things got interesting, and intense. The writing is hooking, and despite my misgivings about Tick at the start of the book, I couldn’t stop reading. The plot elements were great, and the ending was sweet, bringing the story full circle. It was nice to see, and it help redeemed Tick.
Overall this book is a recommendation from me, and take my stamp of approval that you my like all the things I didn’t, but as I have said, the story itself is great, just needs a little find tuning.
-Review by @eawalsh
Mayhem (Twisted Hearts Love Story #2)
By Autumn Sand
Rated 5 stars
Another great story from Autumn Sand! She is amazing in how she tells both sides of a story. She give me preconceived notions about a character then when that character gets their story…I am in awe of what has made them how they are today. She breaks them down and build them back up. In the previous book he was Tick. In this book we get to know Dante…another side of him.
Tick..Tick..Tick! How I have come to like you. I like how you got your nickname. I like how you are a strong personality but don’t push all the time. I like how you are with Cyma.
Cyma! You are amazing! I am glad Tick showed up that night and met you. He has become so cute since meeting you. Don’t tell him I said that…he would probably have a coronary.
It’s great spending time with Anaya, Tony and the boys. They have such a great camaraderie between them. Wonderful characters and crazy good story!
My fav line in the story—
“No one is perfect and no one’s life is a fairy tale. We just hope to have those fairy tale moments from time to time. “
This is such a true statement! Whether you are a fictional character or not.
From start to finish, a fantastic book from Autumn Sand. I was spellbound on the first page and couldn’t stop reading until I finished the last sentence. The characters were strong and relatable. There was intrigue and romance. Strong chemistry and connection. Plot moved well and was never stagnant. Continue to really enjoy Sand’s writing and this series in particular. Very well written.
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Mayhem (Twisted Hearts Love Story Book 2) by Autumn Sand
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Genre – Dark Romance / Suspense
Page Count – 300 pages
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I don’t need much.
As the right-hand man to the mob boss,
I have everything I need.
Women, money, power.
I’ve seen too much,
Hurt too long to want anything more.
But when I hear the screams,
I go into overdrive,
Driven to help a woman in need.
What I didn’t realize is she was going to save me.
There’s no “happily-ever-after.”
There’s only heartache and pain.
I learned that the hard way.
Now, I have one goal: protect my daughter.
But when the rugged and sexy man saves me,
All I want is to bolt.
After all, I’ve got enough to deal with right now.
But a chance encounter proves me wrong.
Can we find a way to find love in the middle of mayhem?
~ AMAZON ~
Autumn Sand was born and raised in New York City. Considering herself a true New Yorker in every way from the restaurants that she eats to the shoe fetish she has. Oh yes at one time Autumn has had a shoe collection of 300 and has the credit card statements to prove it. Other than shoe shopping she has various interests such as reading, writing, and traveling. Autumn has worked in the fashion industry for most of her adult life before pursuing writing. She is reluctant to call herself an author but considers herself a person who writes words that people just so happen to like to read. As you can tell Autumn has a sarcastic sense of humor and loves to make her friends laugh in all occasions. She enjoys a good glass of wine but her go to drink of choice is a Jack Daniels and coke with a twist of lime. None of those froufrou girlie drinks for her.
Mayhem (A Twisted Hearts Love Story Book 2) by Autumn Sand
5 Amazingly Awesome Stars
Cyma is trying to hold down two jobs while still being a good Mom to her daughter who has many medical issues. With mounting medical bills, and loan payments to a terrible man, she does her best to avoid her landlord who wants his 4 months back rent. She’s sold all she can to make ends meet and just can’t catch a break. With her past causing her to trust no man and a very low self esteem, she just does her best to survive on her own. When she ends up in a very scary situation and a sexy stranger saves her she runs away as fast as she can, that’s the last thing she needs right now.
Dante ran away 10 years ago and enlisted to escape the pain of a life altering tragic loss which still haunts his dreams 10 years later. He returned 6 years ago and is now the right hand man of a mob boss who is trying to take all his businesses legal. He lives with a lot of guilt because of his losses and doesn’t feel deserving of any kind of relationship, he has even distanced himself from his loving supportive parents. All he needs is his job, money, and the right to spoil his Godson. Until he hears the cries of a woman in trouble and his need to protect her kicks in.
Dante sets out to find this woman that has stirred up feelings he never thought he could have again, and although Cyma feels like Dante could be everything opposite of what she believes about men she keeps pushing him away, she has to protect her daughter at all costs. Can these two break through the barriers that they both have set and find a happily ever after even while outside forces do all they can to destroy them?
I so so so loved this book!! This author knows how to tell a story that feels so real. Every word meant something and the story flowed perfectly. It had me wrapped while reading the prologue and I think I even quit breathing during some of it. This is my first book by this author so although part of a series I never felt lost and I plan to read the first in this series as soon as possible, as well as whatever else she has out there. She is now on my favorite author and one click list. Loved it!!!
Review by @debikircher