By Kylie Scott
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 have been a fan of Kylie Scott’s since I first read LICK from her Stage Dive series several years ago and because of that, it pains me to say that I’m not feeling much love for TWIST.
Story-wise, I felt like it didn’t flow very well. I often found myself thinking, “I don’t remember that.”, or “What are they talking about?”, or “How did the conversation shift from this to that?”. I’d go back several pages to see if I missed a paragraph or something, but I never found anything that would explain my confusion.
Character-wise, not only did I not connect with Joe and Alex, but I also didn’t feel a connection between them. There was nothing in their email communications that would explain why Alex would hop on a plane to surprise her “beloved”. They had no chemistry and their relationship ran hot and cold from beginning to end. There were things I liked about them, but for every one thing I liked, there was another thing I didn’t like.
TWIST is told only in Alex’s POV, but it also includes their email communications as flashback scenes. While it’s part of a series, it can be read as a stand-alone and it does come with a HFN ending for Joe and Alex. Joe’s brother, Eric, gets the next book, but I disliked his man-child attitude so much that I have no interest in reading it.
Twist (Dive Bar # 2)
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