From New York Times bestselling author Kylie Scott comes the second sizzling stand-alone novel in the Dive Bar series!
When his younger brother loses interest in online dating, hot bearded bartender Joe Collins only intends to log into his account and shut it down. Until he reads about her.
Alex Parks is funny, fascinating, and pretty much everything he’s been looking for in a woman—except that she lives across the country. Soon they’re emailing up a storm and telling each other their deepest, darkest secrets…except the one that really matters.
When Alex pays Joe a surprise visit, however, they both discover that when it comes to love, it’s always better with a twist.
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~ 3.5 – 4 Stars ~
Twist was a fun and entertaining read. I really enjoyed this story and the characters that we follow throughout the book.
This book had me laughing, blushing, yelling and even rolling my eyes at times. But it’s all these emotions that make it a good book. My only complaint was the direction the author took in the last 25% or so of the story. I felt one element of the storyline could’ve been left out and was only there to add drama that I personally don’t think needed to be there. There was enough going on without throwing this character in the mix 😉 Adding that extra drama kind of took some of the enjoyment out of this book….hence the mixed star rating.
Twist is the second book in Kylie Scott’s Dive Bar Series. This is a series of standalone novels. I haven’t read book 1…Dirty yet, but I don’t feel I missed anything by reading the books out of order. The main characters in this book are different from Book 1. There are reoccurring characters but Kylie does a great job filling in the blanks when needed. This isn’t the first book I have read by Kylie and it won’t be my last. I truly enjoy her writing style. She always gives us a great cast of characters and storylines that keep the reader interested. This book is told solely from Alex’s (heroine) POV. I would’ve liked to have Joe’s POV in there too so we could get his feelings on a lot of things in the story, but it didn’t really take away from my enjoyment of the book.
In this book we follow Joe and Alex. Joe is a bartender who works at The Dive Bar. His brother Eric co-owns the bar with some other people. Eric signed up to do online dating but then gave it up and Joe was supposed to close his account, but that is until he reads Alex’s email. Alex is a graphic designer from Seattle and kind of a recluse. She doesn’t like taking risks or putting herself out there, in fear of rejection or getting hurt. So when she gets an email from “Eric” (really Joe) she writes back. Starting an online friendship. Then Alex gets an idea to go and meet “Eric” in person. Well you can probably guess she was quite surprised to find out Eric had no clue who she was and that the person she had been opening up to was actually his brother Joe. Will Alex be able to forgive Joe?? Can these two start over and form a strong and lasting relationship?? Read this fun and enjoyable read to get those answers.
So if you are a fan of Kylie Scott’s books or just looking for that fun and entertain read, then you need to read this book. I look forward to reading the other books in this series.
Kylie is a New York Times and USA Today best-selling author. She was voted Australian Romance Writer of the year, 2013 & 2014, by the Australian Romance Writer’s Association and her books have been translated into eleven different languages. She is a long time fan of romance, rock music, and B-grade horror films. Based in Queensland, Australia with her two children and husband, she reads, writes and never dithers around on the internet. You can learn more about Kylie from http://www.kylie-scott.com/