Another enjoyable read in the series. Joe and Alex's friendship started with a lie - Joe assuming Eric's online identity and messaging Alex, not ever expecting to meet her but enjoying their chats. Alex gets sick while in town, and Joe helps nurse her back to health. Along the way she realises that Joe isn't all bad, and apart from that lie, they actually have a lot in common.
The storyline was fun and I liked seeing them come together. Sadly I found the ending very rushed - from about the 70% mark the storyline flow was disrupted, and several major events occurred with little to no buildup or follow through. Given the book ended on this note, it let down the rest of the story which was of the usual standard for this author.
Hopefully the next book picks back up and doesn't rush.
I had high expectations for the 2nd book in this series and for the majority of it I felt it was great, it was that last 30% that dropped that 5th star for me! The first 70% of the book was fantastic and I love seeing Joe and Alex develop their romance, it had this authors usual stamp of humours banter and situations that had me really enjoying the dive bar characters! It was the last bit that had me raising my eyebrows and saying.... what the!!! It almost felt that Joe had a personality overhaul and his behaviour was a bit odd. Alex then turned into a clingy doormat who got walked all over and then she ran!!! Yep really crappy circumstances/events but it was a bit like two different characters had emerged. Then the super quick reuniting of Nell and Pat was all a bit much!!! Loved seeing the little snippets of Mal and Jimmy and the bubs! Overall and enjoyable read and even though the ending left me a little bit meh....I most definitely will be continuing with the series.
No one writes steamy romance quite like Kylie Scott. The second in the Dive Bar Series (which is tangential to her Stage Dive series) continues to deliver delicious romance. It's not just the main characters, but the rich supporting cast that really makes these books shine. In Twist, a case of assumed identity leads first to enmity, and then to love for an introverted interior designer and self conscious bar tender. Loved it.