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.
Alex has a good life but she's lonely. Oh, she wouldn't admit it but her crippling fears hold her back and in many ways, keep her a prisoner in her own home; except there's just something about her cyber pal Eric. He sounds like everything she's dreamed of and taking a huge risk with her heart in her hands, Alex flies across state to finally meet Mister tall, dark, and handsome. What she gets is a big, blonde, giant and bearded guy who is so not her type and he's a lied to her!
Ms Scott can do no wrong. Twist features two fairly normal people, not rock gods or anything, but someone you could pass on the street every day. The beauty of it all is they do feel real, with feelings and aspirations but are never perfect. Perfect would be boring and the characters we meet in this book are never that. There's a warmth, a feeling of camaraderie binding these characters together. Yes, it's essentially a romance, but the wider picture involving those associated with the Dive Bar has immense appeal.
So, take a guy who puts everyone else and their needs first, add in a slightly kooky woman with backbone enough to stand by him, then throw in comedic dialogue, warm fuzzy feelings, maybe even a little tragedy, and that my friends is why Twist had me up until nearly three am!
This voluntary take is of an ARC from NetGalley that I happily devoured and my thoughts are my honest opinion.