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.
It's certainly a twist of fate when joes brother loses interest in his online dating Joe finds a profile that interests him so what's the harm he thinks as they keep talking the more he falls for her so when Alex just shows up out of the blue everything is thrown into chaos Joe needs a way to explain what he has done. It must be fate that human nature gave Alex the flu so her stay is prolonged as she gets to know Joe the more she wants to stay but again when fate intervenes she packs her bags and leaves. It's funny intense and sad but you will get your HEA
I only put this one down to sleep, and even that was difficult because this was so much fun! Oh sure, it was heart breaking at times, but the overall plot kept me engaged from beginning to end. It was great to be back with the Dive Bar crew; I only wish it had been longer. I'm really excited for Eric's book now. My only complaints are that I wish Nell and Pat had gotten their own book or a novella. Their story felt rushed. And I also wish the ending hadn't felt so rushed for Alex and Joe. But again, that could be because I wasn't done spending time with them! Overall, this was fun, funny, sexy, and had a great amount of drama and angst. Bring on Chaser!
Kylie Scott does it again! This story, like all Stage Dive and Dive Bar books, has a lovable female lead and an alpha male who you'd love to bitchslap some sense into sometimes. That being said, I devoured this book in a matter of hours. The story makes you feel every emotion and still come back for more, with twists and turns along the way. All the favourite Dive Bar characters are there, with storyline surprises too. Do yourself a favour, run right out and get yourself a copy NOW!