Book Review – Distored Love by T.L. Smith

Distorted Love (Dark Intentions #1)

T.L. Smith


5 ★ – Satisfyingly Sexy, Deliciously Dark, and Amazingly Addictive  

Genre: Romance Suspense

Release Date: March 20, 2018


I loved him from the age of sixteen.

Hated him from the age of eighteen.

He disappeared at the age of nineteen.

We started off as enemies, then fast became lovers.

But our story isn’t a happily ever after.

It was a story of a king and a peasant. Can you guess which I was?

I knew we weren’t meant to be.

You see, he fell in love with her first. He loved me last.
I’m not someone’s second choice.

Not even for the boy who stole my heart.

I’m someone’s first.
Now, I just have to remember that.


I honestly don’t know if I can write a coherent review for this book, so my deepest apologies if I don’t make sense. My heart is still in an incredibly messed up place right now and I’m not so sure it’s ever going to be the same. Not after going through one of the most unsettling, but freaking awesome reading experience I’ve had in such a long time. This book was dark, twisted, and disturbing, but I devoured it in less than 24 hours. It was so damn good.. so good it hurts, but I still can’t get enough. I want more… I need more!

Ughhh this book… I seriously LOVE/HATE this book so much. Distorted Love completely destroyed me in the BEST and MOST SATISFYING WAY. The story had so much darkness and heartbreak, but it was so intensely real and undeniably captivating. Not to mention, sexy, suspenseful, and thrilling. As much as I love to read lighthearted, adorable, and sweet love stories, there’s something really alluring about dark romances. That being said, I’m still very picky and most of them don’t really “click” with me. I really don’t know which stories I’ll like and enjoy, so I held back from requesting the sequel for this book.

Well, I MOST DEFINITELY shouldn’t have…

All it took is one hit and I knew without a doubt that I’ll be craving to read all of T.L. Smith’s other books. I mean there were things that bothered me and I’m still not sure how I really feel about the story and the characters. BUT… I was hooked from the very first page and this book had me reeling and on edge the entire time. I never knew  what was coming — it was so frustratingly fun, thrilling and intriguing.  My emotions were all over the place — infatuation, happiness, hate, love, anger, hope, sadness, pain. It was such a mess — a beautiful mess. This book definitely affected me so much more than I expected that even when my heart was breaking into pieces, I DID NOT WANT TO STOP READING! I don’t know how much more I can take, but I NEED the next book NOW! That ending totally ruined me and I can’t stop thinking about what’ll happen to Ryken and Saskia. There’s no other way to put it — I’m consumed by their twisted love story and so hopelessly addicted. If there’s anyone who knows just what I’m going through… that would be Camila Cabello. Her song, “Never Be the Same” describes EXACTLY how I feel towards this book. 

Love is complex, messy, and sometimes even tragic. Distorted Love left my heart broken and barely beating, but I can’t seem to let it go. T.L. Smith is such a brilliant writer who knows just how to tease, seduce, and reel you in. Once you have a taste, you’ll keep coming back for more. As soon as I finished reading, I immediately requested for Sinister Love and hoped I would get approved. And I DID!!!! I cannot recommend this book enough. You really just have to experience Smith’s gorgeous and awesome writing to know what I’m talking about. 

Current Status: Impatiently stalking my email waiting for my Sinister Love ARC to arrive. I’m so obsessed because this book… well you read my review, but I’ll just leave part of Never Be the Same lyrics here… 

Something must’ve gone wrong in my brain

Got your chemicals all in my veins

Feeling all the highs, feeling all the pain

Let go on the wheel, it’s the bullet lane

Now I’m seeing red, not thinking straight

Blurring all the lines, you intoxicate me

Just like nicotine, heroin, morphine

Suddenly, I’m a fiend and you’re all I need

All I need, yeah, you’re all I need.


I received an advance reader copy of this book from Enticing Book Promotions in exchange for a fair and honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Sinister Love (Dark Intentions Duet #2) 
Releasing April 24th


Thanks for stopping by and reading my review! I really hope you decide to take a chance and add this amazing book to your TBR. It’s such an insanely and emotionally crazy ride!! One of the best I’ve had in such a long time that I know for sure this will be in my TOP 2018 FAVORITE BOOKS. I actually already did a short Favorite Reads post if you want to check it out.

Have any of you read this book yet? What did you think? Leave your comments down below. I’d love to hear from you. And as always, have a wonderful day!!!


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