Twist by Kylie Scott
Series: Dive Bar #2
Also in this series: Dirty, Dirty
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Publication Date: April 11th 2017
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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.
Alex Parks works from home in Seattle. She signed up on an online dating site and has been emailing back and forth with a super-hot guy named Eric. She’s knows it’s his birthday and that he’ll have a get-together with friends and family at Dive Bar, where he is part owner. Alex hadn’t heard from Eric for a few weeks so decides to fly to Coeur d’Alene, Idaho to surprise him. Eric’s incredibly surprised when she arrives because he has absolutely no idea who she is. It turns out that Alex had been getting catfished by Eric’s brother, Joe.
Joe had helped Eric sign up for the dating site but Eric quickly lost interest. Joe planned on shutting Eric’s account down but when he saw a message from Alex he answered her…as Eric. Six months had gone by and Joe still hadn’t come clean about the fact that he wasn’t who he said he was. When he sees Alex he’s more than freaked out that she’s in Dive Bar but truly wants to talk to he and get to know her. She’s mad at both Joe for being an idiot and herself for falling for someone online. Joe is persistent and doesn’t give up trying with Alex. Eventually Alex decides to hear him out but instead of heading home to Seattle after their talk, she gets the flu. She’s miserable but Joe is there to help her. As the two get to know each other they become friends for real and then so much more.
This was a great book. I really loved both Alex and Joe and together they made me laugh, a lot. They worked together so well and played off each other’s strengths. Alex was a snarky woman and I loved that. The fact that Joe could not only keep up but give it back to her made me like them even more.
The friends to lovers aspect of the book was done well, I thought, especially in light of Joe’s catfishing. Once they became lovers I thought nothing could break them apart but of course the author proved me wrong. Fortunately they got their HEA and I was quite pleased with the outcome of the book.
If you haven’t read either Dirty or Twist, you really need to as they’re darned good books.
Rating: 4 out of 5
Oh, and this cover? Yum. 🙂