Series: Dive Bar #2
Published by Macmillan on 04/11/2017
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.
I’ve been a huge fan of Kylie Scott’s since I first read Lick from the Stage Dive series back in 2013. I was excited for this spinoff series, and even though I was fairly let down by the first book, I’m happy to say that Twist was a pleasant surprise.
It was what I’ve come to expect from Scott; funny, sexy, charming, and sweet. Her characters and her writing usually have this charm about them, and I was so happy to have it back in this book. Reading it almost felt nostalgic.
The opening scene of this book is one of the reasons that I love them; hello, uncomfortable situation and embarrassment! I love when an author puts characters in situations that they have to work to get out of or overcome. Alex and Joe’s first personal encounter after months of online contact is the epitome of the word “awkward”.
Alex is a very likeable character, maybe even endearing due to her neuroses. I found her to be somewhat relatable due to her anxiety and agoraphobia. Joe is also very likable, once you get past his deception. He’s sweet and bends over backwards for the people that he cares about, but there were a couple of times that I wanted to punch him. He had a few too many asshole moments that I kind of wish would have been made up for a little more. Nevertheless, I enjoyed the story.
If you’re a fan of Scott’s work, then I highly recommend this one. It has all of the elements that you would expect and enjoy. But if she’s a new-to-you author, I personally would suggest you start with the Stage Dive series.