so twisted kicks off the bad behavior series, which begins with callie and aaron. aaron is a single dad with a delightful 4 year old daughter named delilah. his ex-wife left him when she was a year old and relinquished custody and has had no contact with aaron or delilah since.
needing to take on a more active role in his bar business, he hires callie, a cash-strapped grad student studying early childhood education. callie had been working a crappy bar job while trying to keep up with her studies and pay rent. the nannying job is not only a godsend but a dream come true. callie loves kids and she instantly falls in love with delilah.
the only problem is that she's instantly in lust with her boss too. aaron and callie dance around their attraction, but eventually give into it. but their forced proximity means that the intensity of the relationship moves at light speeds, and they move from lust to love pretty quickly. the problem is that aaron's baggage from his past marriage and the emotional scars he bears make moving forward a challenge for him. callie, on the other hand, feels the age difference and life experience difference and struggles to believe that she can be enough for aaron and delilah. getting over their hang ups and finding a way to build a future together while healing the hurts their hearts hold is the crux of the novel. eventually they get there, but it's not easy, although very enjoyable to read.
**so twisted published on november 1, 2016. i received an advance reader copy courtesy of netgalley/st. martin's press in exchange for my honest review.