From New York Times bestselling author Kylie Scott comes the second sizzling stand-alone novel in the Dive Bar series!
When his younger brother loses interest in online dating, hot bearded bartender Joe Collins only intends to log into his account and shut it down. Until he reads about her.
Alex Parks is funny, fascinating, and pretty much everything he’s been looking for in a woman—except that she lives across the country. Soon they’re emailing up a storm and telling each other their deepest, darkest secrets…except the one that really matters.
When Alex pays Joe a surprise visit, however, they both discover that when it comes to love, it’s always better with a twist.
Alex and Joe were a hot mess! She’s neurotic and he’s not the man she expected to meet. They certainly are a pair that make for an interesting story. It was laugh out loud funny! The humor was actually the main selling point for me.
Here’s the breakdown: Alex is determined to break out of her shell and meet her long distance email pen pal. She travels to his hometown to surprise him, but ends up with the surprise of her life. The man she thought she’d been communicating with all these months has no idea who she is.
Here’s what I enjoyed: The humor! Alex is hilarious. All her little idiosyncrasies had me laughing out loud. I don’t think I’ve read a character quite like her. It was refreshing.
The supporting character and family drama was entertaining. OMG! The match-making schemes were so funny!
I liked Joe’s character, but he didn’t really get my motor revving. He was a bit too sweet and gentle. I also didn’t like the way he handled the conflict. I get it, but didn’t love it.
Overall, this is a witty and engaging story with heart. I laughed, I cried, and was completely entertained. My only issues were my slight problem with the conflict and the slowburn at the beginning of the book. Other than that, if you like sweet heroes and quirky heroines this book is for you!
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Kylie is a New York Times and USA Today best-selling author. She was voted Australian Romance Writer of the year, 2013 & 2014, by the Australian Romance Writer’s Association and her books have been translated into eleven different languages. She is a long time fan of romance, rock music, and B-grade horror films. Based in Queensland, Australia with her two children and husband, she reads, writes and never dithers around on the internet. You can learn more about Kylie from http://www.kylie-scott.com/