• Twist

  • Dive Bar, Book 2
  • By: Kylie Scott
  • Narrated by: Andi Arndt
  • Length: 7 hrs and 34 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (2,037 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

From best-selling author Kylie Scott comes the second book in her Dive Bar series!

When his younger brother loses interest in online dating, hot, bearded bartender extraordinaire Joe Collins intends only to log in to 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 secrets...apart from the one that really matters.

And when it comes to love, serving it straight up works better than with a twist.

©2017 Kylie Scott (P)2017 Macmillan Audio

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Oh all the freaking feels this book is ACES!

Alex and Joe are like totally awesome. I love that even though it took guts Alex made the first move.

I love that Joe didn’t hide behind his mistakes he owned them.

I love that we get to see some of the Stage Dive crew! H - E - L - L - S YAY!! :D

I love that her best friend is a transgendered, and they have a history that will make you weep but that they have come out on top.

I loved how Joe grew as a character just for having Alex in his life and same goes for Alex. So Yeah all the feels all the love, I want more!

Andi again kills this audio she is fabulous. I loved it. As you can tell.

*You don't have to like my review but its 100% my opinion, and I am allowed to have it.*

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I LOVED EVERY SINGLE SECOND OF IT

Well done Ms. Scott.. in 4 days this sweet love story has received 104 5 star ratings and also lots of gushing and glowing book reviews from some very happy members - and there's no wonder. Because Alex and Joe's story was so addictive as Alex decides to get out of her comfort zone by paying her online mystery man a surprise visit after months of cyber-chatting to him via a dating website.. but when Alex arrives in Coeur D'Alene she's not the only one that gets a jaw-dropping surprise. And things go from bad to worse when she catches the flu and receives help from the last person she wants it from.

A very very enjoyable visit to Coeur D'Alene - this story had humor, heart and heat as two wonderfully entertaining main characters, who weren't initially attracted to each other, slowly got to know one another.. and, in doing so, felt the chemistry and saw that they were actually perfectly matched. Good secondary characters, a determined ex girlfriend brings angst, a bit of heartache and troubled waters, nicely building romance to a HEA ending.. and Andi Arndt brought the single POV storyline to life.

Worth a credit? Yup sue is.. and Kylie Scott is becoming an auto-download author for me.

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I enjoyed this audiobook and the characters. Like visiting old friends, I love how the author brings in the Stage Drive characters. Alex and Joe were a great couple and I enjoyed how their story fell into place. I know this is their book but I think Nell & Eric's heartbreak was sort of fluffed over in this book. I would have liked a little more emotional scenes about the accident and aftermath. I also didn't love the change in Eric towards the end, while completely understandable it just felt weak for him to react that way. I really saw him as a tough character so that just didn't work for me.

As always Andi Arndt did a great job on the narration!

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could've done with out the political opinions

It was a good story like many of hers are. However, I like my romance novels without political commentary in them. I listen to her books for a break from reality. So, sadly I had to return this one.

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Pretty good addition to the series :)

3.5-4 stars

This was a pretty good story but I will admit to some mixed feelings about one of the plot twists.

Alex is a web designer that lives in Seattle. Alex is kind of an introvert and her working from home doesn't help with that. Alex doesn't have many friends but she's had her BFF since high school, first as a gay boy and now (after a sex change and some time) as a straight female. Alex shies away from the idea of love and has had some one-nighters but not much in the way of relationships.

Joe is the bartender at his brother's bar as well as running the family construction business with his father. Joe is a good guy and has always been the one to clean up his brother's messes. This is how he ends up on his brother's dating profile (to close it down) and sees Alex's message and info. He's interested and starts corresponding with her but he figures they'll never be able to meet because she'd hate him when she found out the truth about who he really is.

Alex took a rare chance when she put a profile on a dating site and she didn't expect anything good but the messages from "Eric" seem too good to ignore. Alex finds a connection with "Eric" and they email each other over around 6 months, telling each other a lot about their lives including rather private things. Alex knows "Eric's" birthday is coming up and there's going to be a get-together in the bar he works at so she decides to take a chance and go to see him. She gets to the bar and walks in, only to have Eric act as though he has no idea who she is. It doesn't take long before the fact that Joe was actually the one emailing Alex comes out and poor Alex is humiliated. Joe tries to explain but she stomps off to a hotel (in the rain) and ignores him.

Alex had intended to fly home the very next day but that plan went a bit off kilter. Alex headed out of the hotel in the morning for breakfast and finds Joe slept in his truck outside the hotel all night in order to talk to her. She agrees to breakfast with him but the cold she woke up with ends up being much worse than expected and she almost passes out. This means Alex is too sick to fly home and it becomes necessary for Joe to nursing her back to health. Joe going to all the trouble to help her when she was really sick makes Alex decide to give him another chance and things go very well between them for a while. Things do go to hell, mainly caused by Joe suffering a big bout of relationship dumbassedness and hurting Alex. They do end up working things out and end the story heading towards a HEA together.

This was an enjoyable story. I liked Alex as the heroine. I do have to be honest though...I'm still debating about whether the way she handled the drama in the end was really mature or a bit masochistic. Even though he lied about who he was online, I did think Joe was a good guy. I was rather pissed about his actions when the drama all started though...definitely no questions about his actions, they were just plain stupid. Thankfully, he pulled his head out of his nether regions by the end but I did want to give him a good slap before that. I was really liking this story and was thinking on rating it 4-5 stars but my dislike of the plot twist that caused all the drama between Alex and Joe and how they came back together lowered that a bit. Still, I did like the story pretty well and the cast of characters was good as always so I guess I'd recommend it. :)

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Did Alex Get Catfished?

Twist was so worth the year long wait. It was really great catching up with the Dive Bar crew. I love the catfish moment at the beginning of the book -- it was like a train wreck, you saw it coming but you just couldn't look away. Alex and Joe have some trust issues to deal with before they can get back to the ease they shared as internet friends. The story was made more intriguing by giving us their internet history in doses with intermittent flashbacks. This story wrapped me up and held me tight until the very end. And just for shits and giggles, Mal, Jimmy and Killer from the Stage Dive series make an appearance. Kylie Scott for President of the world, or at least the my audio world this week.

Andi Arndt does another amazing job! She just grabs your attention and never lets it go.

Most definitely worth the credit and multiple listens.

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Moving to Coeur d'alene

If men like Vaughn and Joe are there, I'm packing tonight. I've waited for this book for a long time. Really enjoyed it. Andi Arendt does a great job.
This book is well worth a credit spent.
If you haven't read her Stage Dive series, do it.

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LOVED IT LOVED IT LOVED IT LOVED IT LOVED IT!!!!!!

What did you love best about Twist?

All of it...I have waited forever for this one.and it did not disappoint!!!!

What did you like best about this story?

All of it..duh!! :)

Which scene was your favorite?

The wedding at Mal and Anne's,,,so nice to get some Stage DIve appearances in the mix!

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes..it so totally was...and I would have if it werent for that dirty four letter word WORK!!!

Any additional comments?

O M G I LOVED THIS SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO MUCH!! Alex goes to Coeur D'Alene to meet her internet romance Eric, and finds out she has been Catfished! Then she gets the Flu...and is basically stuck...Well the catfish culprit is the Brother... Big Hunky Sweet Joe...he takes care of her..and they become friends...which of course leads to romance...and in true Kylie style, it was perfect!!!!!

I have waited for this book for soooo long...and i was soooo worth it...I loved every minute of this story..it was well written, well narrated By the awesome Andi and all around a wonderful story, even with the few heartaches...and I love love love a HEA...and I got one!! Joe is truly a swoon worthy main man....Just one click this now...thank me later!!!

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Woah

What a ride! Kylie Scott overdid herself. Everything about this book made me do a happy audio dance. The main characters Alex and Joe were so incredibly perfect. Joe, with the beard and the hair and so incredibly sweet and emotional that he takes everything in deeply. Alex, the unattainable, funny girl that keeps most at an arms length each discover parts of themselves in the other.

It was angsty and original and all consuming and... EVERYTHING.

Andi Arndt was great. The audio quality had me a little bit. With certain words, Andi's voice got almost crackly. It was weird because I know of the perfection Andi strives for. I listened with ear buds, without and in the car and still the audio was just a little off. It distracted me to where I was thinking about that and not the story. But after half way, it was fine.

Just like the Stage Dive series, I hope the Dive Bar series sees many more books!!

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Kylie has me hooked again! FIVE HUGE STARS!!!!

Let me be clear before you read this. I am a die hard, fan girl of Kylie Scott. I loved her Stage Dive series and was bereft when it ended. Usually I am not such a fan of series romances, but each book is a stand alone but also includes past characters.

Twist is the second in her new "Dive Bar" series. Alex and Joe's story was unique, but still unfolded with her realistic, humorous wit that is uniquely Kylie Scott.

There is drama, there is real life situations, there is humor there is love, but most of all there is entertainment in reading and/or listening to the stories she pens.

I am not a book reviewer, however if you are looking for a book that uplifts your mood, makes you laugh and also empathize with life this is the author for you. I give this book and its performance by Andi Ardnt five enthusiastic stars. I would buy, use a credit before waiting for a sale!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 03-28-21

Great story!

This book was so romantic and as usual Kylie Scott made me laugh and cry at the same time. I think in the whole series Joe and Alex are my favourite couple. The tragedy that occurred in this story was really sad but as usual Kylie delivered a HEA. The narrator as usual was fantastic.

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  • karen grave
  • 11-03-18

love the way we keep in touch with old faves

was a bit frustrated with hero. not as assertive as the average but the storyline called for it guess. liked the twist was impressed how the heroines thoughts turned. good writing ms scott.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-31-22

Delightful Twist

The Dive Bar series is on my list of favourite stories. As always, listening to Andi Arndt portray each character with her voice is such a bonus. Internally wishing however, Sebastian York's voice was used for Joe Collins and the other male characters throughout.

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  • dejoux
  • 04-12-17

Dive in

Once again Kylie Scott has delivered an awesome storyline. It feels like a lifetime waiting for a new release from Kylie . But when it happens so worth the wait . I loved andi arndt as always narrative perfection the only thing that could improve the story world be having a bit of the story told by Joe. Bring in more Kylie your always worth the wait