When his younger brother loses interest in online dating, hot, bearded, bartender extraordinaire, Joe Collins, only intends to log into his account and shut it down. Until he reads about her.
Alex Parks is funny, friendly, and pretty much everything he's been looking for in a woman. And in no time at all they're emailing up a storm, telling each other their deepest darkest secrets... apart from the one that really matters.
And when it comes to love, serving it straight up works better than with a twist.
Source: advance e-galley provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review
Imagine yourself in one of the worst, most embarrassing scenarios to meet a stranger and you'll have a slight inkling as to how Alex feels when she walks into the Dive Bar to finally come face-to-face with Eric Collins, the guy she's been emailing back and forth with for several months. She thought it'd be a great idea to surprise him...on his birthday. Except that it wasn't Eric in those emails but his brother Joe who was pretending to be Eric all along. And Joe doesn't look like Eric with the gorgeous face that she fell for. You know what she is? Mortified. The universe is playing a horrible joke on her. So now she's stuck alone in this town for the night realizing what a horribly bad decision this was. She intends to be on the first flight out but is thwarted when she comes down with the flu and has to stay on a few extra days until she gets better. So who plays nurse for her? Joe, the very guy who humiliated her. This cruel universe is really having a laugh now! He works for her forgiveness and tries to undo the damage he caused. She becomes less angry as she sees a man who has ambition, motivation and is loyal to a fault. Pretty soon she's falling for him and he for her and well ...sexy times.
While the story does give way to some heavy moments - in a couple cases heartbreaking - Twist offers Kylie Scott's trademark humour and shenanigans. The first chapter is set up so perfectly: I winced and cringed because everything about it spelled doom. Naturally, I LOVED it! Trust Scott to dream up with these blundering entrances. The best part is that her characters are able to shake them off and come back stronger. And of course there's heat. I particularly enjoyed Alex's internal monologue whenever she felt herself being drawn to Joe's natural charisma and his hot body. Let's not forget that. Eventually it's like, "Eric who?" for her. As always, our two main characters are surrounded by an amazing group of friends and there's even a special appearance by a fan favourite.
Twist was a quick read for me because when it comes to Kylie Scott - whom I have dubbed my fairy Godmother of Fun - I go crazy and devour her books immediately. Twist is an entertaining extension of the Stage Dive series that dips its toes a little into that world but avoids the over-the-top lavishness of the rocker lifestyle while still keeping it in the family. Every time I had to reluctantly put the book down I couldn't wait to dive back into it. Yes, pun intended. Trust me, it's oh so awesome ;-)