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With a Twist

(The Speakeasy #1)

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Love, served 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
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ebook, 263 pages
Published September 25th 2018 by Pride Publishing
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⚣❣☙ Michaelle ❧❣⚣
4.5 Stars

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
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Tracy~Bayou Book Junkie

5 Stars

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
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Joyfully Jay
Oct 12, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: michelle
A Joyfully Jay review.

3 stars


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
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Pat Nelson
Sep 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was one of those fantastic, poignant, bittersweet, intense, wonderful, compelling, passionate, grab-you-by-the-feels, gritty, awesome, powerful, and emotionally charged stories that pulled me in from the very first page, and kept me hooked from beginning to end. I would recommend having a box of tissues handy when you start reading this beautiful book.
Allison
Sep 26, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2018, beta
I beta'd this and loved it. I'll be buying it soon. Now I just have to read the series that led to it because I'm sure I'll love it even more after that.
Pates
Sep 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
4.5 stars!

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
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Heather
Sep 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
When Will Martin gets an invitation to a new club called Under from his ex, Riley, he never expected to really enjoy himself or the company but he does. Upon receiving news that his father has been diagnosed with cancer he reluctantly returns to the family home to help his mother and sister care for him. David Mori has looked up to Senator Martin as a mentor and friend so when he learns of the senator's cancer diagnosis he wants to help. There's no denying the attraction between Will and David b ...more
Sally
Sep 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What a wonderful story about finding love during a really rough point in your life and reconnecting with your family whom you had been estranged from for years. Both situations were handled with loving care of the characters. We first met Will Martin in K. Evan Coles and Brigham Vaughn’s “Tidal Series” books. When his lover, Riley, got back together with the love of his life, Carter, Will is left alone and broken-hearted. When he gets the news that his father is ill, he ventures back to his home ...more
Amanda at WickedGoodReads
David Mori is an Asian American, Gay, Republican senator. That's a lot to handle in a character. He appears to be a good and decent person. But, he's a republican.

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
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Emilee
Sep 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I was so excited to read this book. I loved Will in the Wake series and was so excited to see where his story would go. K. Evan Coles and Brigham Vaughn have written a great story. What we learned about Will's story from the Wake series was so sad. He was estranged from his family and hadn't had much luck in love. In With a Twist, we get to learn about his family as he returns to his family home to help his mother and sister care for his father. Will learns a lot about himself and discovers his ...more
Jayme
Sep 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites, m-m
This book is so satisfying; it's like meeting up with old friends and some new ones!

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
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Pat
Jan 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: m-m
I was wondering how Will could cope after Riley so now I know..
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
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Kaila
Sep 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
this was a really good story.. the characters are interesting and kept me on my toes. these two writers came together explosively.. they flowed easily and played off each other beautifully.. i loved it so much.. very well written :)
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K. Evan Coles is a mother and tech pirate by day and a writer by night. She is a dreamer who, with a little hard work and a lot of good coffee, coaxes words out of her head and onto paper.

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
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