With a Twist
Nursing a broken heart when his ex-boyfriend, Riley, leaves him for the love of his life, Carter, Will Martin throws himself into teaching at NYU and writing. An invite from Riley to a speakeasy called Under helps Will begin to heal, and he finds himself enjoying both the drinks and the company.
Soon after, he’s shaken by news of his father’s cance...more
I was pleasantly surprised when my request for the local library to buy this came through...usually ebooks take a while and I've only had this one on my wishlist shelf for a little while. And despite the politics, which is an important theme, I found myself enjoying the story immensely. Because David reads more like a Pre-Reagan Republican, is openly gay, supports many so-called "liberal" social positions and isn't afraid to risk his seat by voting against current party lines. He says h ...more
This story rises above other ones I read. It had a higher level of emotional and rational maturity. It felt awful realistic.
Will hesitatingly returns to his parents house because his father is prognoses with cancer. His mother and sister insistent on his presence. Disowned by his father for being gay and caught with his boyfriend, Will has bad feelings about it, but supported by his friends he reluctantly heads home.
Will is a douchebag in David’s eyes, and David is a traitor in ...more
Truthfully, I didn’t like Will when I met him in the Tidal series, in fact, I consulted my review of Calm, and yes, I said he had the personality of a wet mop, and truthfully, well, it was true, but a big portion of why I disliked Will so much was because he was in the way of Riley and Carter, so I wasn’t sure I was going to like this book, because, well..Will, but I have to admit Will quickly won me over once I learned his backstory. He seemed much more likable in this story, and I love ...more
With a Twist is the first of the new ‘break-away’ stories and focuses on Will, the historian who had a brief relationship with Riley i ...more
With a Twist is a spinoff from Vaughn and Coles’ previous series, Tidal, that featured Riley and Carter. Will dated Riley and the breakup was difficult for him. While Riley and Carter are seen here, this book could be read on its own if you are okay with not understanding all of the dynamics between Will, Riley, and Carter. There were several characters introduced in the previous books that I was interested in reading about and this book was an anticipated read for ...more
This is the first book in the series - I have to admit I read book 3 first, and am now catching up, before book 4 releases soon! I really enjoyed Behind the Stick, and did not regret going to back to the beginning. Getting to meet the guys and understand their complicated links and past loves was well worth while.
Will has come to terms with not being the one true love of his ex, Riley. He is doing his best to accept t ...more
In order to finally heal his broken heart after breaking up with his boyfriend who started dating the love of his life after years of friendship, Will Martin devotes himself to his work at NYU and writing. Unfortunately, instead of licking his wounds in peace, Will needs to help his mother and sister take care of his father who was diagnosed with cancer. The problem is that some time ago his father, a Republican Senator, rejected him ...more
Will Martin and his father have been alienated for ten years, since his father found out he was gay. Will is determined never to see him again until his mother calls with ominous news – his father has cancer and isn’t expected to live. She begs him to come home and help them take care of him. Also, she hopes that they can reconcile before his father dies. At first Will is adamant, telling her h ...more
Will Martin is a gay NYU professor and writer who's been estranged from his family for a decade after coming out. When he receives a call that his father, the Senator, is ill and he's needed at home, he decides to take the summer off and get reacquainted with his family.
David Mori has looked up to his mentor, Senator Martin, since he first entered t ...more
Needless to say, I was excited when I found out K. Evan and Brigham were starting another series with the secondary characters from the Tidal Series and I was not disappointed!
The writing collaboration between K and Brigham flows perfectly from from one to the other. So much so, that when Will is in David’s “scenes” and vice versa you feel like they could be writing side by side.
Speaking of David, I adored him so so much. Even though he is a republican....Seriously, WHAT??? LOL We w ...more
At the beginning of the novel, Riley invites Will out to a new Speakeasy. This is going to be the central pivot for all the charac ...more
Wills father kicked him out years before and never showed him any respect despite becoming a well respected lecturer. But as soon as his father falls ill it’s like he should forget his past and all the bad things his family have done to him and come home to look after the family. He agreed begrudgingly ...more
Will is the gay son of a republican senator. He has been estranged from his father for many years because his father does not condone his lifestyle. Will is called home when he learns his father is dying, and that is where he meet's David. He's immediately attracted to David, however, he cannot resolve the fact that David is gay, a rep ...more
Will Martin is a writer and a teacher at NYU whose Senator father shut him out when he found out Will was gay. When he's called to return to the family home on Long Island due to his father's failing health, he agrees, but not without some trepidation. While there, he becomes intrigued by David Mori, a Republican Senator who considers David's father his mentor.
The story of how they grow from friends to lovers a ...more
This is a book where the MCs have long dialogues but do not expect urban language but rather reasonings in line with their e ...more
The premise of this story is great, and it definitely delivered on being a fun and interesting story. I love the writing, the story and the characters.
There's an emphasis on politics, as Will and David differ in their political views. Will's never agreed with his dad and now he's falling for a constituent of his father.
Their feelings and strong and the attraction is magnetic.
In addition to their struggles with their own iss ...more
There's a great cast of characters in this book. I haven't read Riley and Carter's story but I didn't feel like I was missing anything by skipping it. I actually preferred having no preconceived notions about Will. I liked seeing him on his own instead of as the guy standing between Riley and Carter. I felt bad that he was forced to return home to help his mother and sister with his estranged dad. Not a very comfortable situation to be in. I'm glad that he was able repair his r ...more
Such a bittersweet story of two men who found each other, it was difficult and awkward for them both until they could talk, then came change.
Will Martin is an author and teachers teaches at NYU .
David Nori is Republican Senator .
Their story is wonderful how they satisfy each other just by being together..
It took time but......
The Speakeasy it a very important place for the guys to meet and to get to know each other more.
Jesse Murt ...more
“I’d rather be in your life and fight with you every day than lose you for good.” I can relate to this feeling. Will and David may not always see eye to eye but I know they’ll always begin and end each day with love. They know how to fight for what matters and more importantly they know how to fight to keep it. A story that’s heavy on the emotions but one that’s so uplifting too. It’s full of hope, family of all kinds, love, forgiveness and change. Plus it ha ...more
I am voluntarily leaving a review form an ARC that I ...more
I received an advanced reader's copy of the book and I am voluntarily leaving my honest review and recommendation. ...more
K. lives in the northeast United States, where she complains bitterly about the winters, but truly loves the region and its diverse, tenacious and deceptively compassionate people. You’ll usually find K. nerding ...more