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Review Blitz: Twist (Dive Bar #2) by Kylie Scott

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twistFrom 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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My Review

“The whole world seemed to have emptied out. There was just me, that voice, and the storm.”

What a fun, fun read!

When we first start Twist, we meet up with Alex. Alex has decided to throw caution to the wind and meet up with the man she has been writing to for the past few months. Little did she know that when she was set to meet “Eric”, her whole world was about to be turned upside down. It turns out that she hasn’t been talking to Eric this whole time. She’s really been talking to his brother, Joe….Alex is everything that Joe could possibly want in a woman. She is smart, funny, good at her job and she has a huge heart. When he first started writing to Alex, he only meant to have a few innocent conversations. He never imagined how far things could possibly go or that he would ever meet Alex in real life. Now that Alex knows the truth, Joe will stop at nothing to prove that he isn’t a bad guy. He’ll do anything to win Alex over and get her friendship back. Will Alex forgive Joe for his well intended lies or are some lies, no matter how innocent, too hard to move past???

Twist is the second book in the Dive Bar Series, but can be read as a stand alone novel. This book is fast paced and entertaining. I was sucked into Alex’s story right from the very beginning and couldn’t wait to see what would happen next. I thought Alex’s character was a lot of fun. She was easy to connect with and had some issues and personal insecurities that she had to overcome. Alex didn’t forgive easily, but once she let you in, you were in. She was an amazing friend and made me laugh so many times. She’s never really known love, but when she does care about someone, she certainly gives it her all. As for Joe…Joe. Joe. Joe. He had to know that something could go wrong with his conversations with Alex. However, at the end of the day, he had an error in judgement and worked hard to get Alex’s forgiveness. Joe was in no way perfect. In fact, he screws up a lot while on his journey to finding happiness. Even with all of his mistakes, Joe is a terrific guy. He is a wonderful friend, loyal to those in his inner circle and the kind of guy that you’d want to have your back. Together, these two make an unforgettable team and boy do they ever steam up the pages together.

Twist was a terrific read, from beginning to end. The characters were a lot of fun and easy to connect with. I loved getting to catch up with some old friends and getting to know some new ones. The story-line was fun and engaging. I didn’t want to put this book down. In fact, I finished it in just a few short hours. Twist hit all the marks for me and had just the right mix of drama, laughter, angst, romance and sexy good times. And in the end, I was left with all the feels and a big smile on my face. I look forward to getting my hands on the next book in this series.

*I was provided an ARC copy of this book, in exchange for an honest review*

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kyliescottimageKylie 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/
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