Twist (Dive Bar #2) by Kylie Scott

April 10, 2017 | Reviews

Twist 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.

Dive Bar Series


What do a humiliating case of mistaken identity, a horrible head cold, and a swoony lumber-sexual all have in common? Well, in Kylie Scott’s Twist, they’re the makings of a fantastic and magical romance that I adored from beginning to end.

Alex is a graphic designer living in Seattle who enjoys her solitary lifestyle and doesn’t see the need for a boyfriend. Meeting a man on the internet is all fun and games until she decides to surprise him. Rather than the love connection she expects, she gets the most embarrassing shock of her life. A hairy man-beast is the furthest thing from her ideal type and the last man for whom she would expect to fall.

Joe is a bartender at his brother, Eric’s, bar and works in construction with his dad. After he helps Eric set up a dating profile, Joe secretly meets and chats with a woman for months--all under the guise of being his brother. When his ‘internet friend’ actually shows up in Idaho, Joe’s ruse is blown wide open for all to see.

Gah, I just love this series! Kylie Scott has created an awesome cast of characters in the Dive Bar series, and I loved heading back to Coeur d'Alene to spend more time with them. Alex is a bit quirky, but she’s strong and feisty, and Joe is unassumingly sexy while being safe and stable. Their face-to-face relationship may have started off on the wrong foot, but once they moved past the snarky stage, I loved the depth of their relationship. I mean, banter and sarcasm are always fun, but the infrequent and quiet words from Joe were where the magic happened for me.

To sum it all up, the romance is top-notch, the friendships are fantastic, and I can’t wait for the next book! The newest addition to the series focusing on Joe and Alex was everything I could have asked for and more.

About Kylie Scott

Kylie is a New York Times and USA Today best-selling author. She was voted Australian Romance Writer of the year, 2013, by the Australian Romance Writer’s Association and her books have been translated into six 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.

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