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


Note: This ARC was provided by St. Martin's Press via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Catfishing with a twist--Kylie Scott's second Dive Bar novel has an online friendship with hopes of becoming something more offline. That is, until the truth is unceremoniously revealed: the guy the girl was falling for had no clue who she was. Yup, Alexandra Parks had been catfished and the reality that the guy she had been emailing for months turned out to be his brother made her feel betrayed. She couldn't believe she flew all the way from Seattle, Washington to Coeur d'Alene, Idaho just to be made a fool of. But Joe Collins claims he never meant to hurt her. The carpenter slash bartender only meant to delete his manwhore of a brother's dating profile but was fascinated with Alex's email. She isn't thrilled that he lied, but while it was Eric Collins's photo that drew her in, it's the other Collins brother that's slowly consuming all her thoughts. All that was supposed to come out of this was a friendship, but there's an attraction between the two that has them wanting more. With Alex going back to Seattle after two weeks and Joe with his family and life in Coeur d'Alene, what hope is there for them to even have more?

Twist had one of the best first chapters I've come across in a long time. It had me hooked, and I liked that there was no quickie fix to the whole Alex finding out Eric was actually Ben incident. These two had to work at their friendship. Yes, friendship, because that, after all, was how everything started out between them, and with Alex doubting if that was even true, well, Joe had his work cut out for him. But goodness, he did prove himself worthy of her! This was a slow burn romance, but it was far from boring. I enjoyed every little bit of seeing how Alex and Joe had to start from scratch and became closer over the next few days that they were together in Idaho. I was THIS close to giving this book five-plus stars but then there was one thing I just couldn't get over--and of course, because I want to keep this spoiler-free, I can't go into too much detail. Suffice it to say that after the way Joe treated Alex, I didn't like that she was still the one who made the first move. Argh! There was one side story whose resolution I did like, and I will try to patiently wait for Eric's book in November. I'm giving Twist five out of five stars. ♥

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Read my reviews for the Dive Bar series:


Dirty (book one) - five-plus stars - My Review

Twist (book two) - five stars - My Review (posted above)

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Release Date: 11 April 2017

Date Read: 11 April 2017

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