Ghosts, gismos and the 'yuk factor' are the hallmark Round the Twist ingredients. Bronson gets to know the monster under his bed while Linda becomes invisible and has to take off her clothes so no one can see where she is. Pete's been bitten by Count Dracumite and Port Niranda is on the lookout for a werewolf that looks a lot like. Pete Twist! The Twist family discover what it's like to be controlled by their TV and get the real story behind their TV heroes.
All this plus much more from this 'unreal' series. And the sexual tension.. Another great book from Kylie Scott! If you are looking for a fun read with a hot gu 4 fun stars I really enjoyed Twist, Kylie came with another brilliant and clever story. If you are looking for a fun read with a hot guy and a funny heroine this is perfect!! View all 9 comments. Aug 17, Dilek VT rated it did not like it Shelves: doormat-heroine , douchebag-hero , worst-romance-book-ever , borderline-unlikable-characters , zero-chemistry. Scott, what have you done???
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 Ms. Even the appearance of Mal cannot save the book at all! You can erect her statue in every town, with one of her acts or quotes from this book, and she will set the best example of a doormat heroine. The hero is the biggest douch-bag ever, as well. Such a hopeless case!
This whole book feels like written by someone who wants to taint Ms. It is really that awful! What is a worse idea than going after someone who cuts his contact with you? All his friends were there when she made a fool of herself. Finally, Joe steps in and confesses what he has done. She decides to go, being pissed at Joe but then, she becomes ill and has to stay there. He looks after her. Because Alex is afraid of emotions and relationships, she wants rough sex and warns him not to do it again when he makes love to her looking at her eyes! They go at it with zero chemistry.
It feels like both of them are just scratching an itch. First, he wants Alex to go because he cannot deal with her while he is struggling with his own problems. However, stupid Alex decides to stay and help. She stays at his house. She gives him massages and tries to kiss him. She says she wants him back. He says to Alex there is nothing between his ex and him but what happens is not "nothing". The douche-bag is so pissed that he never calls her or goes after her. He never even answers her e-mails. In her e-mails, she says she is sorry that she left without a goodbye but she did so because it was hard for her to say goodbye to him.
The douche-bag still doesn't reply. She asks how he is doing etc. And Alex, already being a doormat and a fool, says she will do that. Oh my! I wanted to kill him with my bare hands! And a real man - a good man - goes after the woman he loves when she leaves without saying goodbye because he thinks he might have done something wrong to make her decide to leave.
And Alex — oh, I am so ashamed of thinking that a woman like her may exist somewhere in the world, someone who embarrasses herself so many times, someone who lets a man degrade her so many times — ugh, if written about, she might as well exist somewhere, right?
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Oh, even the possibility of it hurts me! If we had Joe's point of view, maybe he could have given some explanations to all his disgusting acts. I didn't feel their connection or chemistry maybe because there was none Recommendation: Well, as you might imagine, this book has given me such a big headache and I definitely don't recommend it. View all 12 comments. Apart from embarrassing scene at the beginning the book was ok. 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 [baby death. View all 18 comments. Aug 01, Kelly and the Book Boar rated it really liked it Shelves: hide-the-salami , liburrrrrry-book , read-in Catfish is my kryptonite. Anywho, story here is about Alex and Joe Eric normal names in a porny story???? Enter Joe. So things go horribly wrong, Alex is embarrassed, Joe wants to apologize, yada yada yada, Alex comes down with a terrible flu or some shit and other stuff and things happen that makes her decide to have a do-over with Joe — strictly as friends.
You know what that means, right???? This one was just what the doctor ordered for me to escape real life and all its bullshit for a minute. But also because Joe was described as kind of a big blonde grizzly bear and. View all 11 comments. Apr 02, Angie - Angie's Dreamy Reads rated it liked it. 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. Alexandra Parks is a 29 yr. She's sort of been a hermit for years. She never puts herself out there or takes chances romantically.
She doesn't do relationships, but she's been talking to a gorgeous man on the internet named Eric Collins. They've been talking for months through emails. Even though Alex is somewhat terrified 5 Stars! Even though Alex is somewhat terrified of the outside world, she decides to step out of her comfort zone to meet him. Eric is beginning to mean something to her, and she just has to see him in person.
She plans to show up at his birthday party and surprise him. When Alex shows up to meet the hot guy she's been emailing, she soon learns he has no clue who she is. Joe Collins set up an account for his younger brother Eric on a dating site. Alex is shocked that the man she thought she was talking to is someone else.
Instead of Eric, it's a huge, blond, Bigfoot lumber sexual with a beard and tattoos. He's totally not her type, even though her libido hasn't got the memo yet. Alex's plans of not wanting to get involved with anyone go right out the window as she falls for Joe. Just as Alex begins opening herself up to the possibility of more, things get complicated between them.
Then there's the fact they live in different states. Will love conquer all? Joe Collins is a sinfully sexy bearded hottie with a heart of gold. I fell hard for him from the start. Can't wait for Eric's book up next! I couldn't have looked away from him if I'd tried. View all 10 comments. Mar 18, Jennifer rated it really liked it. 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.
Apr 08, Jayme rated it really liked it Shelves: awesome-heroine , steamy-sexual-tension , moments-of-laugh , smokin-hot-sex , family-and-friends , releases , tattoo-pierced-hero , friends-to-lovers , dirty-mouth.
Almost to the end it was a five stars reading but then Joe, eh Joe 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 Almost to the end it was a five stars reading but then Joe, eh Joe Behind all the emails, wasn't a well-kept Eric, but his lumberjack version, his brother Joe Collins.
His lie, however , left my Spanx and push-up bra way behind. Their friendship proved to be just as good as by the Internet. Or even better because more satisfying. But what next, when such a long distance divide their lives. Final thoughts: To some extent, it's the friends to lovers story. They met through the internet and now they are trying to understand how strong their feelings are. Because of what it is happening here it's a very funny story but also with great twist. Alex Parks. I love her humor and personality. She has some issues, who has not? But she is amazing and I laughed out loud thanks to her inner monologues and words.
Tell me, Joe, have you had any complaints? Is the tiger getting lost? Crazy chemistry and some sexual encounters nicely turn up the temperature. Their relationship develops in a quick but effective way and it's all almost perfect, until it's not. And seriously, who could blame it? I do not understand what was going on at the end. I was disappointed with his behavior and dropping the blame on her. If anything, it was their both fault. But still I think that he could do more.
If you want to see what this is all about and form your own opinion you have to read it. Despite some dissatisfaction I really like this story. It's definitely worth reading, because it's funny, hot and entertaining series with amazing group of friends. I like such series the most and will certainly continue. You can also safely read it as standalone. Thank you! All hail the dude with the 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. You got it, Joe. Turns out the more time she spends with him, the better man he turns out to be. He even goes so far as to say her body is her own and he has no business being jealous if someone flirts with her unless she wants him to be jealous. My uterus just heaved. Then stuff happens and that bit of perfect pops. Time to work for that happy ending. Heroine: Alex. I loved her. With all her anxieties and awkwardness, she was human.
I had a moment or two where I wanted to slap her for losing her self-respect, but I guess the reality is she was doing what she wanted. Hero: Joe. Sop up some Joe gravy with a biscuit. He's steady till he's not. And the only reason he's not is a lot of sh! I'm not saying what he did and how he handled things was right. But he eventually made everything right. Go Joe! Why it did or didn't work for me: Loved it. There you go. Another great read.
Can't wait for the next. Ever since I finished this book, every other book has paled. Signed, Hurry up already. Apr 04, Geri Reads 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.
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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 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.
So imagine her surprise when she goes to Dive Bar and sees the guy she's been pouring her heart out to, only to find out he doesn't know her. There's something about Kylie Scott's heroines that really appeal to me, and Alex is no exception. She's beautiful, funny, exasperating but also totally real and adorable. Her character just comes to life in these pages and I just enjoyed reading her thoughts no matter how crazy and sometimes exasperating it is. But there's more to like about Twist aside from Alex. I mean, hello? Joe Collins is H-O-T and good with his hands.
Despite the initial douchecanoe move of letting Alex go on believing he's someone else and totally flaking out on meeting her many times, he got his act together rather quickly. Despite Joe's obvious enthusiasm for Alex's company, their road to HEA hit some major bumps along the way.
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And I just loved it. I loved the drama, the unpredictability. I didn't even mind it too much when these characters just became oblivious to logic because their feelings were involved. Yes, mine. I wanted to step into the book and hit them both upside in the head. I felt like doing that sometimes. But ugh, I love their characters that it felt natural for me to root for them even though they annoyed me at one point because it was all worth it in the end.
My only teeny-tiny complaint is that view spoiler [Joe should have made the big gesture near the end!!! Anyway, that's just a very minor blip to an another enjoyable read. I'm looking forward to more Dive Bar shenanigans in the future especially with Eric. Also, can we have a Pat and Nell novella? I really want to know more about them. We only get to see their story through other characters' eyes.
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Jul 28, Denisa rated it liked it Shelves: cute , fun , relaxing , forgettable , cliche , giddy , romance. 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. Mar 07, Michelle rated it it was amazing Shelves: bad-boys , strong-female , arc , hot-men , series , alpha-male. 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 personality.
He would do anything for his friends and family they meant so much to him. Alex is quite different to Joe she doesn't go out much like being on her own. She didn't need people around her. So goin to see someone she as been talking to for a while and wanted to surprise is a huge thing for her and when she turns up and thing are not there meant to be she is gutted. Alex hates lies people have hurt her with them so it's the worst thing u can do so letting Joe back in wasn't goin to be easy. But she ended up needed him more then she wanted to. This story was really good. I found these to characters really good the way Alex's mind works is crazy.
Her calling Joe Blonde big foot and Thor was so funny. She had my laughing in a few parts. I enjoyed seeing these 2 getting it together. Even after fighting feelings and goin out of her comfort zone u could how they suited each other they just fit perfectly. There sexual tension was so hot they needed to get closer in every way. I did like that we got more of the other characters again and I m dying to know more about the rest of the gang.
Eric really needs to suit himself out I need to his book hoping he's next. Betting more of Vaughan and Lydia was fun to. I would highly recommend this book I luvd it from start to finish. Loads of drama and the story and characters are brilliant. Mar 04, Wendy rated it really liked it Shelves: dbo-arc , favorites , second-characters-rock , sexy , stand-alone , will-read-again , romance-mf , series , steamy , sweet-heroine.
I loved all books in that series and so when the "Dive Bar" series came out, I jumped right into that one too. Reason being She was extremely funny and sarcastic This book is abou Ever since reading the first book in the "Stage Dive" series, I have been a huge fan of Kylie Scott. This book is about Joe and Alex Joe has a beard Bearded men usually don't do it for me Alex is a graphic designer, who works mostly from home. She doesn't have many friends, just one really, because she is a bit socially awkward.
She doesn't do relationships either. Finally she picks up the courage, to go meet the man face to face. These two don't really start of on the right foot. It did make for some hilarious scenes though. I loved snarky Alex!! Truth was, I'd never been especially into beards. At best, I'd been indifferent. Now, however, I outright despised them. Horrible hairy frames for lying lips and duplicitious tongues, that's what they were.
Loathsome whiskery bastards. Burn them all in a fire". This girl was funny as hell!! I also really liked Joe. He was very sweet, charming and sexy, though at the end, he pissed me off something fierce!!
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