Thursday, April 13, 2017

Review & Excerpt: Twist by Kylie Scott

TWIST By Kylie Scott 
(A Dive Bar Novel #2)
April 11, 2017
Genre: Contemporary Romance 18+
Contains: language, explicit sex

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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This story was a lot of fun, with a side of serious thrown in. I kinda loved Joe's initial deception, not because I like lying, but because of how it brought Joe and Alex together. Two people, who on the street wouldn't have given the other a second thought. But when these twisted circumstances bring them together, they can't help but have second (and third, and fourth, etc) thoughts about each other.

Joe is a people-pleasing, surrounded-by-friends-and-family yes-man, and Alex is a people-avoiding, limited-friend no-woman. But when these opposites meet, first on-line, then in-person, there's no avoiding how much their differing qualities are exactly what the other needs. I loved their blooming friendship, and how it blossomed into more. And just when I thought the story was plateauing into a simple, sweet romance, a new twist was thrown in to grab my interest once again. I definitely loved Joe and Alex.

I also loved the Dive Bar crew. The first book introduced us to the drama unfolding amongst these long-time friends turned business partners. And in this novel, more drama ensued. But for me, despite the heartache experienced, I liked how all the drama created better opportunity for character growth and futures. There were some surprises that came about, which made me actually like some of these characters a lot more than I did in the first novel. I look forward to continuing the journey with the Dive Bar members, their friendships and their love lives.

“I wanted to talk to you a bit more about what happened between us online,” he said, his mouth a serious straight line. “How I came to use my brother’s profile.” 

Ugh. “I’m pretty sure I found out everything I needed to know last night.”

“I didn’t mean to lie to you, Alex.”

“Once is a mistake.” I crossed my legs, kicking my black leather bootie back and forth. So I was a little aggravated. Sue me. “Months’ worth of e-mails is not. You could have introduced yourself to me, Joe, told me who you really were. You chose not to. Chr**t, no wonder you kept putting off meeting. I should have known something was wrong.”

“You’re right. I shouldn’t try to sell you excuses.” A big sigh from my “friend.” “Truth is, I’m not used to being the bad guy. Usually I’m the one cleaning up my brother’s messes.”

“Lucky me."

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   FACEBOOK | TWITTER | FACEBOOK FAN GROUP | INSTAGRAM | GOODREADS   

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