(Dive Bar #2)
by Kylie Scott
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
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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.
My Thoughts: After connecting online, Alex Parks decided to take things to the next level with the guy she'd been e-mailing with, after meeting him on an online dating site. His name is Eric Collins, and she planned to suprise him at by showing up in his bar for his birthday party. Little did she know, the guy she thouht she'd gotten to know online wasn't who she thought he was. In fact, this awesome guy she'd grown to care a great deal about was not only NOT Eric Collins, but was actually his brother, Joe Collins, a hot alpha mess. Needless to say, Joe Collins had a lot to explain. Humiliated, hurt, and really angry, Alex turns on her heel and leaves, only to find Joe right behind her trying to make it right, something he spends the next few days working on really, really hard.
Joe is hot in his own right, but with his beard, long hair, tats, and work jeans, he's definitely not the type of guy Alex usually goes for. Yet.....the more time she spends with him, the more attracted she finds herself to him. As Joe tries to make things up to her, he and she both can't deny their mutual attraction to each other. Soon they find themselves getting really cozy, that is until tragedy strikes and Joe feels he's to blame for it. Alex has to decide how loyal to her new "friend" she's going to be, but circumstances, the past, old friends, and family come into play, putting their relationship and where things stand between them to the test.
I enjoyed watching things play out between Alex and Joe. Alex has a great personality and she is really funny. She has her hangups, but you can't help but love her. Joe is definitey hot, and he really seems to care a lot about Alex. In fact, he really impressed me in the beginning the way he took care of her and worked so hard to make things up to her. He did get on my bad side at one point when there was one situation regarding someone from his past, and I got really frustrated with him with about that - Nevertheless, that kind of thing is what makes for a good story and he did redeem himself before all was said and done. I loved where things ended with these two. Fans of Kylie Scott will definitely enjoy Twist, as will fans of contemporary romance. Definitely pick this one up.