Twist, by Kylie Scott | Book Review #256

Book Review

28220678When 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.

Twist is the second book in the Dive Bar series. You can read this book as a stand-alone if you wished. 

I enjoyed reading Joe and Alex’s story. I enjoyed getting to know the Alex, and to an extent, Joe as well.

Joe doesn’t have a point of view in this novel, which sucks. I would have loved to hear his thoughts on certain matters, since he’s such a quiet man. However, with that said, I really enjoyed reading his character development. I enjoyed seeing him grow more comfortable around Alex and start to open up more. We pretty much saw Joe from the start of this novel — he talked when he needed to. Other than that, he got away with mostly talking in modern-day cave-man grunts. Which is kind of funny imagining, but was so frustrating reading about.

Alex. Oh, Alex. Something that surprised me about Alex’s character was some of her lingo. The way she talked. There were a few times where I was like “I say that, too!” even though it’s kind of normal where I live. One that really stuck out to me was when Alex was like, “Hey, fam.” — I think I gasped a little at that.

I really enjoyed seeing Alex come out of her shell and trust people, for what seems like, one of the few times in her life that she’s actually done so. I also love the fact that her best friend, Val, is so protective of Alex. They’re honestly such great friends that I’m kind of jealous of their relationship. —- There are, of course, a few sexy times in this novel. Sexy times are now the norm. for me when I read Scott’s books. I now expect them, haha.

Another thing that I like about the Dive Bar series (so far) is that while the book is centred around two characters, we also see what happens with the people in their lives. Like, we just don’t read about Alex and Joe and forget about the rest of the characters involved in the series. We read about them too, at a length. I like the sense of family the Dive Bar has.

I ended up giving Twist, 4 of 5 stars on Goodreads.

Have you read Twist? What did you think of Alex’s story, and about what happened to Nell? 

Happy Reading!

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