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.
As someone who has dated online and eventually met her husband online, I know all about the pitfalls of online dating. So when I read the blurb of Twist, I was sold. I had to read it. This was my first Kylie Scott novel too. I had heard a lot of praise for her novels so I was pretty excited to dive in. And I’m happy to say the hype held up. This book was fantastic. It was funny, sweet and sexy. I was entertained from beginning to end—read it straight through in a couple of hours.
Alex is slightly broken, a bit of a mess and sassy. Out of all the characters I’ve ever read, I think I relate to her the most. I think there’s only one more that comes pretty close. She’s had it rough and it’s left its mark on her. Joe is sweet, broody and sexy. I love big, tatted, and bearded guys. And I sincerely appreciated that while he was built, he wasn’t a chiseled body. Not all guys need to have washboard abs. I happen to love my husband’s little pooch he’s sporting. This was a slow burn romance, the chemistry and relationship built up from friends to lovers. It was great being able to see the connection build. Watching the two trade witticisms kept me giggling. The character development was spot on; they each had backstories with strengths, weaknesses and insecurities interwoven in. It helped the whole story feel real and honest.
The secondary characters were fabulous too. I loved Nell, she made me smile. Pat, I wanted to hug. Some I just wanted to slap silly. Beware the feels; there is one point of the book that I had to set my Kindle aside and breath deep, as it hit a little close to home. There is a little bit of drama inside. And while I understand where the drama is coming from, it tarnished Joe for me a little bit. Still, I loved the book. I can’t believe it took me this long to read a Kylie Scott book, now I’m going to make my husband mad at me by buying all the books. I must have them all. I can’t wait to see what happens next at the Dive Bar. -Peace and Love, Buxom J
About the Author
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/