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3.92  ·  Rating details ·  12,927 ratings  ·  1,418 reviews
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
Paperback, 288 pages
Published April 11th 2017 by St. Martin's Griffin
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Mar 26, 2017 rated it really liked it
4 stars!!!


Twist is the second book in Kylie Scott's Dive Bar series. I loved it! This story was highly entertaining and the characters were completely endearing.

Joe Collins and Alex Parks 'meet' for the first time when Alex decides to come out of her shell and meet her online pen-pal who she met on a dating site months ago. You see, Joe and Alex have become very close in these months. They get along so well, and everything is supposed to be perfect when they meet... but there is one very big
Mar 21, 2017 rated it really liked it
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Best to fall in love with a personality than looks

I know I talk about my hubby a lot in my reviews and that’s because he’s my own true love story. Well, in this case, reading Twist was a wee bit close to home. See, when I first met my hubby he did not look like the guys I had previously gone out with. For starters, he had shockingly bad taste in clothes…hello, Tazzie Devil tie (shudders). He also grew his hair past his ears…I was a short back and sides type of girl. At the time his worst offence
Maria✦❋Steamy Reads Blog❋✦

➦Kylie Scott's books have been a hit or miss for me ever since I've read her Stage Dive series. And even Mal from Play- love him to bits -couldn't save this book for me with his little appearance at the end.

➦And this is really purely a personal issue here, a lot of people have and will enjoy this book just fine. The writing is great, the story flows well and the pace is good. My primary beef, so to speak, is with the characters. While I have remained somewhat neutral towards them for the first h
Jennifer Kyle
Mar 26, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I truly enjoyed this story the twist was cute and the characters were all entertaining. The hero Joe and heroine Alex have a well established friendship and their fall into love was very believable. The story starts when Alex takes a chance to meet the man she’s been chatting with on line in person. Though things don’t go as she has planned she does decide to stay for a bit.

”If it doesn’t work, in a week and half you go your way and I’ll go mine. We’ll be friends at a dis
Lana ❇✾DG Romance❇✾
My starved libido was well beyond the rough-and-tumble stage. No more hiding or denying, sticking to the sidelines of life. It was my time to step forward and be brave. When it came to Joe Collins, I was more than ready to say yes.

It's official. Kylie Scott has another winning series. And here I thought nothing will ever beat her Stage Dive series. Well, move over Mal, because I have another blonde beast that I'm crushing on. He's big, he's bearded, he's broody, and he makes
Mar 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
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Alex finally works up the courage to meet the man she's been chatting with online for months so she heads to his bar to surprise him. Only the surprise ends up being on her when she learns Eric has no idea who she was, and it wasn't him she was talking to but his brother Joe.

It all started innocent. Joe wanted to try and get his brother interested in his online dating profile again so he took over chatting with Alex. Then he just never stopped since he enjoyed th
May 05, 2017 rated it liked it
Gah!! This book started out so great! The heroine gets catfished by this guy, Joe, and ends up flying out to surprise some other guy for his birthday. Since it was Joe's brother that he used to hook our girl, Joe is there to witness this.
I liked how she reacted:
Aw, was the poor asshole embarrassed? My heart bled for him.

I thought that this girl, Alex, would be my book bestie. She was sarcastic, funny, and even used phrases like "kill me now" which is my thing!

But then... she blows it. I'm s
May 03, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4 When Do We Really Know Anyone Stars
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Kylie Scott has a knack.... a way of telling stories that will hook you right from the start...and hold your interest till the very last page. She has created characters who work their way into your mind while you are living your day-to-day life... and this book is no different.

This is the second entry to the Dive Bar series. It is a series where there are more Real People populating it than the Rich and Famous. There is a gritty feel to
Michele Rene
Aug 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2019, romance-me
“Screw playing it safe”
“ Beware, beautiful hot man from the internet”

Loved this story, about two people trying to break free from their comfort zone and find love.
Astrid - The Bookish Sweet Tooth
✬✬✬ 5 So-Not-Her-Type Stars ✬✬✬

Review @ Vanilla & Spice Books

Kylie Scott, where have you been all my life?

Going out of her comfort zone and visiting her online-crush on his birthday wasn't probably a smart move but Eric hasn't responded to any of Alex' mails in a week. Turns out, the guy Alex thought she had been talking to for half a year doesn't know her. It was his brother, the ruggedly handsome, bearded, long-haired and so-not-her-type Joe. She is furious and determined to fly back home on
Rachel Reads Ravenously
4.5 stars

“Lumbersexuals were clearly the worst.”

You ever just read the right book at the right time? Twist was that book for me. I find Kylie’s books so easy to slide into, like a vacation for the brain.

Alex has been chatting online with Eric Collins for a long time, and decides to show up as a surprise at his birthday party at the bar where he works. Except Eric has no idea who Alex was because she wasn’t talking to Eric online, she was talking to his brother Joe.

Joe was supposed to dele
Aestas Book Blog
Apr 09, 2017 rated it really liked it

When his brother loses interest in online dating, hot bearded bartender Joe Collins only intends to log into his account and shut it down. Until he reads about her...

True to Kylie Scott's signature style, this was a FUN, SEXY, LIGHT-HEARTED romance rounded out by just the right amount of angst and feels! There was some seriously hilarious banter, a bit of a love-hate romance, and even some surprises that I didn't see coming! The hero and heroine were c
✰ Liz ✰
~4.5 Twisted Stars~

Twist is the second book in the Dive Bar Series. Although it can be read as a stand-alone, I highly recommend reading it after Dirty to fully grasp the depth of the relationships between the characters in this series.
"Lumbersexuals were clearly the worst."
Alex Parks is a successful woman looking for love. When she sparks a connection with someone on an online dating site, she takes the plunge, and an online relationship begins. Imagine her surprise when she goes to mee
Dilek VT
Ms. Scott, what have you done???

I am a fan of Kylie Scott and I loved her Stage Dive series, especially PLAY, with the awesome hero Mal 😊

I read the first book in Dive Bar series (Dirty) a long while ago and gave it 4 stars, enjoying it quite a deal.

Now, I am sorry but I need to say it, this second book in the series, Twist, is one of the worst romance books ever, with borderline dislikable characters and a torturing plot line. It is just horrible! Even the appearance of Mal cannot save the book
Amy | Foxy Blogs
Ms. Scott has a knack for creating fun opening scenes. I always look forward to seeing what she’ll come up with and this story didn’t disappoint.

”Our relationship had so far sat entirely at the platonic level of cyber-messaging.”

Alex and Joe met through an online dating site and started corresponding through emails for about six months. Alex took a chance a flew out to surprise her email-pal for his birthday. Now, on a side note -over 20 years ago I did something somewhat similar - except I di
Pavlina Read more sleep less blog
4 fun stars

I really enjoyed Twist, Kylie came with another brilliant and clever story.I love that she always manages to bring her characters to life and make me feel like I'm a part of her stories.


This is a fun story with the perfect amount of romance,angst,funny and steamy moments.I love the relationship between Joe and Alex.They had a great banter, teasing each other and be friendly.And the sexual tension..wow.

Another great book from Kylie Scott!If you are looking for a fun read with a hot gu
Alex ♈
Apart from embarrassing scene at the beginning the book was ok.
But the last 20% ruined my illusion of an independent/strong heroine.

The story should have ended with 2nd chapter when she decided to go back home.

The hero was a bit meh. I didn't get till the end why he lied to her and pretended to be his brother as they chatted online.

Totally unnecessary OW drama with his ex.

Totally unnecessary drama with the accident and (view spoiler)

And one of the most bizarre scenes
Kelly (and the Book Boar)
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I feel like I need to provide an instant disclaimer before I even start. I’m not sure there is any way Twist could have earned less than 4 Stars from me simply due to the fact that the meet/cute was driven by . . . . . .

Catfish is my kryptonite. It’s the ultimate timesuck and tiny baby Jeebus please help me if a marathon comes on because I’ll have a bedsore or die of dehydration before I ever even think about removing my fat ass fr
Angie - Angie's Dreamy Reads
3.5(ish) stars!

I LOVED the way this book started. It was funny, endearing, and had me hooked right from the start. Joe is a sweetheart, a super good guy, and I really liked Alex (heroine) too. Overall, I liked it, I didn't love it like I did Dirty, but I definitely liked it!
MELISSA *Mel Reader*
Apr 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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5 Stars!

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Alexandra Parks is a 29 yr. old graphic designer from Seattle. She's sort of been a hermit for years. She never puts herself out there or takes chances romantically. She avoids intimacy & prefers her life uncomplicated. She doesn't do relationships, but she's been talking to a gorgeous man on the internet named Eric Collins. She's crushing on him hard & they seem to share a strong connection. They've been talking for months through emails. Even though Alex is somewhat terrified of th
Mar 18, 2017 rated it really liked it
ARC received for review

Great second book with lots of drama, angst, sex and friends & family. It didn't start the way I thought it would, and I was confused for a couple minutes. Joe and Alex were great working out their issues with lots of help from the Dive Bar crew. Plus snarky Mal from Stage Dive makes an appearance along with some band members.

Here's hoping the next book is Nell (bless her heart in this book) getting back with Patrick and not brother Eric's HEA.
Almost to the end it was a five stars reading but then Joe, eh Joe... Yeah there is some angst, so you don’t get bored. Still funny, amazing heroine, and after all great reading.

About the plot: Alex Parks met a dream guy on the dating site. They talked a lot, so when he go silent, she decided to surprise him for his birthday and visit Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. What a surprise when it turned out that she did not talk to who she thought she was. Behind all the emails, wasn't a well-kept Eric, but his
Al George
Jul 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
All hail the dude with the beard

tom hardy beard

Series: Yes

Sexy times: Most definitely. A bit of spice. Pretty damned descriptive.

Plan on reading more by the author: I cannot stop

Synopsis: Alex shows up at the Dive Bar thinking she's gonna meet up with Eric who's some kind of metrosexual type hotty (ick) masquerading as an asshole or perhaps not masquerading. But anyway, turns out the man she has been emailing with is E's brother, Joe, a mountain of a bearded man who is most definitely not her type.

Well, ho
Jul 28, 2017 rated it liked it
3.5 Oww, so sweet!

This is the kind of book you read when you need something happy. It's that story that will put a smile on your face no matter what mood you're in. It's like a great chocolate cake after a hard day at work.

The bad part is that it's pretty forgettable, the other one was a bit better. It's pretty typical as far as the plot goes, the writing style is what makes it special. In probably a few weeks/months, I'll have no idea what happened in this book, but I'll remember I really liked
Geri Reads
Apr 04, 2017 rated it really liked it
When Joe Collins answered an email from a certain woman named Alex Parks using his brother's dating profile, he never thought anything would come of it. And yet many months later, they're still communicating and unbeknownst to him, she's coming to Idaho to meet him in person. There's one huge problem though. Alex thought she was talking to Eric, Joe's brother who owned the profile. So imagine her surprise when she goes to Dive Bar and sees the guy she's been pouring her heart out to, only to fin ...more
Wendys Wycked Words
Ever since reading the first book in the "Stage Dive" series, I have been a huge fan of Kylie Scott. I loved all books in that series and so when the "Dive Bar" series came out, I jumped right into that one too. I really liked the first book in this series, so when I received an ARC for book 2, it made my day :)

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I have to say that I liked this book at bit more than book 1. Reason being... the heroine. She was extremely funny and sarcastic...and I just love me some good sarcasm...

This book is abou
Mar 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
*ARC provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.*

I want a lil of Joe.

I was dying for more of this series after reading Dirty. It's was a great start to the series and this book was just as good. I luvd how the book started. There was no missing at all I was hooked from the first page. I was delighted to get more of the sexy Joe with all his big hot muscles tattoos long blonde hair and sexy beard God I wanted a piece of him and to top it of he has a great person
Feb 21, 2017 rated it really liked it

★4.5 STARS★

It’s not very often you read a romance which involves a heroine with a phobia of intimacy. In many respects Alex Parks goes against the grain with what to expect from a leading lady. She can count her friends (one of them being a squirrel) on one hand, and she’s in her element locked away at home with no human contact for days on end.

It’s taken a huge amount of bravery on her part to turn up unannounced to her online love interests birthday party, unfortunately for Alex, the surpris
Apr 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
Twist was a little bit of a mixed bag for me, and whilst I loved what lay in the centre, what supported it either side went from from one extreme to another, starting little bit steady, and leading to an implosion of WTF-are-you-doing? sized proportions. But what I like about Kylie Scott is how she steps away from stereotype and this makes her characters loveable, frustrating and everything in between--much more attractive all round as far as I'm concerned. And, although they had their moments, ...more
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