Twisted Proposal

Central Florida Stories

Romance - Sizzle
300 Pages
Reviewed on 10/24/2023
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Reviewed by K.J. Simmill for Readers' Favorite

In Victoria Saccenti’s Twisted Proposal, being asked to step into his father’s shoes could not have come at a more opportune moment for Ethan Ashford. Although he preferred dominating in a completely different environment, this gala offered him a chance at something he had craved for years, something he thought he would never get. Revenge. Innocent and wide-eyed designer wanna-be Siena Maynard has no idea what she’s let herself in for. She wants more than anything to break into the world of fashion, but what she doesn’t know is that her backer, the one who helped fund her dream, is also the one responsible for it becoming a nightmare. Ethan will give her the dream she seeks but she must offer something in return; herself.

I have been a part of the lifestyle for more years than I care to admit, so I always enjoy getting my hands on a book that delves into a world I am intimately familiar with. The first thing that really stands out about Twisted Proposal is that despite all the goings-on, the coercion and manipulation, the games and scheming, there is always an emphasis put on safety and aftercare, be it from the experienced Dom supervising the training of a newer, less experienced person, or in Ethan’s own affairs. Victoria Saccenti does an admirable job of creating a perfect balance of education and enjoyment while delivering a captivating plot that serves to explore the symbiosis between Dom and Sub and how the relationship has deeper and sometimes unexpected results and connections. Twisted Proposal is beautifully paced with a gripping and intricate plot that is guaranteed to elicit the whole spectrum of emotions.

Jamie Michele

In Twisted Proposal by Victoria Saccenti, Ethan fixates on a woman resembling his ex-fiancée, Joyce, but she turns out to be her cousin, Siena. Ethan learns more about Siena, her family situation, and her business plans. Seeing an opportunity to get revenge against Joyce, Ethan proposes to support Siena's business in exchange for sexual deference. Accepting so she can secure her family's future, Siena becomes the virginal submissive to Ethan's extreme, dominant desires. Pained and confused, Siena is determined to follow through and achieve her goals. Over time, as the sexual encounters become darker, Siena finds herself being drawn in emotionally, but when her brother Bart disappears, hidden secrets on both sides come to light, jealousies take hold, and things begin to spiral more and more out of control. Siena's life is endangered, and her dependence on her Dom is inescapable.

As part of Victoria Saccenti's Central Florida Stories series, Twisted Proposal is a new entry in the alpha-erotic genre. As the ultra-rich sadomasochistic, Ethan preys on Siena's vulnerability to satisfy his lust for both revenge and sexual dominance. Saccenti does not reinvent the wheel, but she does add her own stamp to it. I liked that prominent members of Siena's family are deeply underhanded in their own ways, and by putting Siena in a position where her submissiveness to these pressures is established to a certain degree, Saccenti makes Siena's acceptance more believable. Not that it needs to be; after all, this is supreme sizzle, and as a reader, you either dig it or you don't. Saccenti's writing style is unapologetically salacious and equally engrossing, and fans of erotic, psychologically powerful D&S connections will get their fill here.

Jennifer Ibiam

Ethan Ashford presided over the affairs of Liberty Trust Management and had all that money could buy. His family was extremely wealthy and among the top seven families in the state. Unfortunately, Ethan nursed a festering wound inflicted by his ex-fiancee, Joyce, and her family. He sought vengeance. The opportunity presented itself when Siena Maynard, a fashion designer and Joyce’s cousin, ran into financial trouble. Siena approached the first seven families with a business proposal, but Ethan stepped in and took charge. He planned to use Siena as a destructive conduit to her cousin while subjecting her to varying degrees of humiliation. Ethan was sexually dominant, and no one ever crossed him. Will he successfully ruin Joyce, or does fate have other plans? Find out in Twisted Proposal by Victoria Saccenti.

Twisted Proposal by Victoria Saccenti is a spell-binding romantic sizzle that awakened my imagination. This novel is for mature readers who are comfortable reading about BDSM. Twisted Proposal centers on grief, deceit, murder, love, loyalty, vengeance, and family drama. The world of the wealthy is a dark place. I loved the suspense, development, character lineup, and storyline. This book blended brutality, vanilla love, and hardcore dominance. Ethan was indeed kind, regardless of his dark side and I loved Siena. Bart was the worst character, even more than Joyce. I have met only a few people who are so selfish. Victoria is a talented storyteller with a beautiful writing style. I never wanted to get to the last page, but all good things must end.