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Twist of Fate

(Taking Chances #2)

4.07  ·  Rating details ·  614 ratings  ·  242 reviews
A friends-to-lovers, second-chance, stand-alone romance by USA Today bestselling author Tia Louise.

To be “just friends” with a guy, you’ve got to follow The Rules:
Don’t touch him unnecessarily.
Don’t share your intimate dreams with him (even if he asks).
Don’t kiss him, and definitely don’t sleep with him.

Scout Dunne and I have been “just friends” since childhood.
He’s ev
Paperback, 289 pages
Published February 22nd 2021
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Jessica Alcazar
I read a little about Scout and Daisy in the charity anthology I Have Lived and I Have Loved a few months ago and they were never far from my mind since. I was intrigued by their relationship back then and I am excited to let you guys know that their full journey was delightful and heartwarming!

Scout and Daisy weren’t simply good together chemistry wise, but also friendship wise. They clicked. We got to experience that because Tia chose to not just inform us they had a past, but go back in time
Catherine Russell

BOOK: Twist of Fate
AUTHOR: Tia Louise
GENRE: Contemporary Romance
POV: First Person - Dual
TYPE: Standalone
RATING: 4 Stars!

NAME/AGE: Daisy Sales - 23/27 ┃ Scout Dunne- 23/27
SETTING: Fireside, South Carolina.
PUBLISHED: February 22, 2021.

It's not what fate had in mind. It's the ending we never saw coming. Maybe sometimes you see the twist, and sometimes it catches you by surprise. Whichever way you get there, whatever path it takes, the best kind gives you exactly what you've always want
Feb 20, 2021 rated it it was amazing
This story was perfection. You have a single mom and her ex/friend. Scout is, ugh, so swoon-worthy! I loved Daisy and Scout, their tension, their chemistry, their love. So, so good. Add in the cutest little girl, Melody, and you have the perfect story. In true Tia Louise fashion, you get all the feels and a happy ending. I loved it so much! Definitely recommend.
Feb 15, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Oh. MY!

This book is hot. I mean ... seriously hot. Like supernova hot. Be prepared to change your panties ... multiple times, lol! It pushed all the right buttons!
Scout and Daisy's story is super emotional with lots of tension and angst. Their mutual chemistry and attraction is palpable and almost set my e-reader on fire. Their deep emotions - anything between love and longing and denial and despair - poured from the lines of this book and made me feel the same. When they hurt, I hurt. When they
Jill M
Feb 13, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: hot-athletes
My favorite tropes mixed together; friends to lovers, second chance and surprise baby. What could be better than that?

Scout Dunne and Daisy Sales are so sexy together. I love the chemistry and connection they have. Their story is about dreams and sometimes those dreams change like a twist of fate.

Ah and sweet sassy Melodie. She was so damn cute. I loved that she was her daddy through and through.

There was some cameos I did a double take before I had an aha moment. I really loved the old music
Florence ❁
Feb 22, 2021 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2021

This was a quick and light read, the story is told in two parts: the first is about them in their 23/24 years and the second part is four years later.

I appreciated that the author wrote about their relationship in the past, but it really was boring and I skipped a few pages, I was just waiting for the juicy moment, the secret baby etc.

My problem was the second part, it was literally this:

𝙷𝚎 𝚌𝚘𝚖𝚎𝚜 𝚋𝚊𝚌𝚔 → 𝚜𝚑𝚎 𝚝𝚎𝚕𝚕𝚜 𝚑𝚒𝚖 𝚊𝚋𝚘𝚞𝚝 𝚝𝚑𝚎𝚒𝚛 𝚍𝚊𝚞𝚐𝚑𝚝𝚎𝚛 → 𝚝𝚑𝚎𝚢 𝚑𝚊𝚟𝚎 𝚜𝚎𝚡 → + 𝚜𝚎𝚡 → 𝚍𝚞𝚖𝚋 𝚍𝚛𝚊𝚖𝚊 → 𝚝𝚑𝚎𝚢 𝚌𝚘𝚗𝚏𝚎𝚜𝚜 𝚝𝚑
Another enjoyable read from Tia Louise!!! I was given this ARC from the lovely Tia... thank you so much! This book is due to come out on February 22/21!!!

I love all of this author’s stories, and I was looking forward to this one especially because it is about an aspiring actor named Scout! Even though this book can be read as a stand alone, we were introduced to Scout in his brother’s book! I fell in love with Scout in that book and knew I needed his story asap!

In this story, Scout first meets t
MELISSA *Mel Reader*
Feb 22, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arcs
4 "I Belong With You" stars!
(ARC provided by author)

-"Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars."


Daisy Sales loves antiques and anything vintage, and with a degree in interior design she's focused on building her resume and getting her career off the ground. She has her own dreams and plans to pursue. Then her teenage crush blows back into town and turns her world upside down. Daisy has known Scout Dunne since the were kids. She hasn't seen him since their senior year
Tia Louise
Feb 17, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Scout will steal your panties and your heart… Are you ready?
*Audio coming March 2021!
*Free in Kindle Unlimited.

Gah... I can't wait for you to fall so hard for Scout...
Do you love the cocky, OTT sexy hero, who's all confidence but has a secret side?
How about a heroine who's sassy, smart, and doing her best not to fall hard for him?
And when these two get together... Explosions!
Get ready to be swept off your feet by this funny, angsty, friends-to-lovers
Oh my gosh! Going into this book, I was already half in love with Scout, but after reading his story with Daisy I absolutely adore him!

The Hollywood Sign Hike

Daisy and Scout’s relationship began years ago and this story takes us through the years as they moved from friends in high school to having a fling for a week and finally to finding their forever. I loved that they both always had feelings for each other even as life took them in different directions.

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This is a fun, smexy read with characters that explode off t
Harloe Rae
Feb 16, 2021 rated it it was amazing
In the mood for romance? Twist of Fate by Tia Louise is definitely a book that will meet all of your needs. A single mom getting reacquainted with an ex flame who was never meant to be more than her friend? Sign me up! I’m all about those blurring lines and this story gives me all of that delicious friction. The tension between Scout and Daisy is sizzling. I couldn’t get enough! This is a stay-up-all-night-reading type of journey. Set in a quaint small town, the scenes are vibrant and engaging. ...more
GENRE: contemporary romance / new adult
TROPES: friends to lovers, second chance, small town, (view spoiler)

Scout and Daisey are childhood friends. Scout wanted to date her in high school but it never happened. After college, right before Scout is planning to leave to chase his dreams in Hollywood they hook up for a week. Their relationship is brief, and only meant to be physical. However, the fate for these two has other plans. The story continues four years later whe
Alba and Her Secrets..♥
3.5 'Rules are made to be broken' Stars!
ARC provided via Give Me Books Promotions in exchange for an honest review.

I’ve been waiting for Scout’s story ever since I met him in This Much is True, which also happened to be the first book I have read by Tia Louise. And when I saw it would be a friends-to-lovers / surprise pregnancy romance, I was oh-so-ready for it. It sure was a super quick and enjoyable read, with lighter tones, a couple with a whole lot of sizzling chemistry, a great crew of sec
Feb 19, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Amazon US * Amazon UK

Twist of Fate follows Scout and Daisy through friendship, separation, romance, and secrets. Their story is told over a span of years so that we get to see how they began to how they ended. I really liked that we got their first moments together on page and it made the connection hey had so captivating. I was invested in their relationship from the very beginning and it even went to some unexpected places at times, which made me fall deeper into their story. This was

Twist of Fate is a standalone romance by USA Today bestselling author Tia Louise. It is told from both points of view and ends with a happy ending. Genres: Contemporary Romance | Sports Romance Tropes: Surprise pregnancy | Friend to Lovers | Small Town Romance | Second Chance Romance

Hero: Scout Dunne is devastatingly handsome, like a young Paul Newman, charming, easy going with a great chance at an NFL which he turned down to pursue his dream to be an actor.

Heroine: Da
Unexpected 4 year separation at 50%
Double standards (celibate heroine, non-celibate hero)
Secret child- He hadn’t done anything to deserve not knowing about their child. She let another woman (his brothers wife) get in her head without reason.
Very basic storyline with no real passion to make this at least worth the cliches.
Nadine Bookaholic

✔️Friends to lovers
✔️Small town
✔️Single parent
✔️Smokin HOT!

𝗦𝗰𝗼𝘂𝘁 𝘄𝗶𝗹𝗹 𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗮𝗹 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗽𝗮𝗻𝘁𝗶𝗲𝘀 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗵𝗲𝗮𝗿𝘁... 𝘈𝘳𝘦 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘥𝘺? ❤️

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Lilith  Seven



Scott Dunne and Daisy Sales....I came to know these characters in the previous book "This much is true" and my curiosity was peaked for them...Second chance, accident Pregnancy..
Michele McMullen
Feb 24, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc
Twist of Fate has everything that I crave in a good read. A friends to lovers second chance romance and oh yes a surprise baby. So many twists of fate on their journey to love and happily ever after. Prepare your heart for the lovely Daisy and our handsome Scout it is going to be a emotional ride while chasing those dreams with them.
My heart ached for this couple. So many missed opportunities and bumps in their road and world but once fate placed them on the same track it was sweet, sexy, funny
Feb 18, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Loved this second chance romance! It was sweet, heartfelt, realistic but more importantly the passion was amazing! Throw in an added bonus of an absolutely adorable toddler in the mix and it was the perfect hea!
Claire Annovazzi
Feb 20, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I couldn’t put it down and spent half of a night awake, reading instead of sleeping. That’s how engrossed I was with the story and the characters.

I was intrigued by Scout since I discovered him in This much is true. He was so kind and good natured, but with a backstory that wasn’t all rainbows and sunshine. His love life was hinted at, and I couldn’t wait to learn more about Daisy. I wasn’t disappointed.

The two of them together are the bomb. They have an intense–if short–intimate relationship co
Linda Dunn
Feb 14, 2021 rated it it was amazing
After all this time, it's still you...

Scout's story was everything I had hoped for and much more. Scout and Daisy and especially Melody will capture your heart like they did mine and give you all the feels. After years have passed since they have seen each other, their hearts still beat strong for each other.

There are a few surprises along the way in their journey, but they don't give up easily on each other. They know they have something special and it's never too late for a second chance. Thi
Michelle Heard
Tia Louise gives you all the romance and emotions with this breathtaking friends to lovers. Prepare to swoon. A TOP 2021 read for me.

Feb 17, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
After first meeting Scout in This Much Is True, I knew that I couldn't wait for his story, and boy was it worth it!! This story has everything I love, Friends to lovers, Second chance and Surprise baby. Scout is easy going, fun, laid back and 100% loyal. While Daisy lacks some confidence in herself and her abilities, she is smart, sassy and driven. When these two are together, their chemistry is undeniable. This book was beautifully written, heartwarming and though emotional at times, it was als ...more
Wendy Camp
Feb 26, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What a great Scout & Daisy’s story. Beautifully written...couldn’t put it down.
Amy Dickinson
Feb 22, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Overall Grade: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 1/2

“We’re not in control of anything, but if we do our best and act with pure motives, somehow it all turns out right.”

Life is about choices. Maybe those choices are good or maybe they are bad, but they ultimately lead us to develop some level of character, some sense of self. In Tia Louise’s Twist of Fate, her newest book, Scout, her hero, and Daisy, her heroine, make choices that, at some point, lead them away from each other, but life in a romance story has a way of be
Feb 21, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I received a copy of this book from the publisher/author to review for Stephanie's Book Reports.

To be "just friends" with a guy, you've got to follow The Rules: Don't touch him unnecessarily. Don't shar your intimate dreams with him (even if he asks). Don't kiss him, and definitely don't sleep with him. Scout Dunne and I have been "just friends" since childhood. He's everything you could want-sexy, charming, confident-every girls wet dream. Until we broke The Rules. We broke them in the ocean, i
Marianela Aybar (Mari Loves Books Blog)
My heart broke and was put back together here. I could understand Daisy and the decisions she made and why she had to. I also understood Scout. Once they come back to each other, it's like a missing piece was finally found. I love friends to lovers and single mom romances and this had both. The characters are relatable and likable that I didn't put this down until the end even when the angst and waiting was killing me. ...more
Carol (StarAngel's Reviews) Allen
4.25 Stars

This was one I was waiting for after JR's story! I couldn't wait to get my hands on Scout's book and Ms Louise didn't disappoint! I loved Daisy and Scout together even though I did find it a little bit unbelievable in some parts. Sorry can't give away any spoilers!
Sheryl  Parent
Feb 21, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Twist Of Fate by Tia Louise


Twist Of Fate - another great read by Tia Louise.
I love the chemistry between Scout and Daisy is scorching hot.
Old friends from high school meet up again and the sparks fly. They have one memorable week together before their lives go back to the goals they set. But fate has a different plan for them. It’s a long road to get together again but fate finds a way. Throw in a cute toddler in a Tutu and a little pink football and all your dreams and goals change
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Tia Louise is the USA Today best-selling, award-winning author of sexy-sweet military romance, small town romance, single parent romance, and romantic suspense novels.

After being a teacher, a book editor, a journalist, and finally a magazine editor, she started writing love stories and never stopped.

Louise lives in the Midwest with her trophy husband, two teenage geniuses, and one grumpy cat.


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