Review: With A Twist by Staci Hart

Posted July 18, 2015 by Katrina @ Bookish Things in Book Review / 0 Comments

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This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.
Review: With A Twist by Staci HartWith A Twist (Bad Habits Book 1) by Staci Hart
Series: Bad Habits
on 7/16/2015
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Format: eARC
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Also in this series: Chaser, Last Call
Also by this author: Deer in Headlights, Snake in the Grass

Love is somewhere near the bottom of Lily Thomas’ list of life goals, right next to competitive eating and underwater cave diving. She’s spent six years pirouetting and pliéing her way up the ranks of the New York Ballet with her eye on the prize and love in the back seat. But now that Blane Baker -- Lily’s long time crush -- is finally single, she’ll throw her rules out the window without thinking twice. Reality with Blane isn’t as epic as the fantasy she imagined, and the truth sends her spinning straight into the arms of the man she never knew she’d always wanted. West Williams has been friends with Lily since the day she moved into their building and he saved her armoire from a swift, sudden death by staircase. Their friendship has always been easy, the boundaries clearly defined. With neither of them willing to risk their relationship, they’ve drifted happily through the years as companions, never considering more. That is, until they do. And that realization changes everything.

Review

With a Twist is funny, sweet, and swoony.

I absolutely adored Lily and West.  They are best friends, and I love the easy relationship they have.  All that changes when Lily becomes interested in her dance partner.  Well I wouldn’t say becomes, she’s always had a massive crush on Blaine.  Even though he’s kind of douchey.  Lily is committed to dancing.  She rarely takes time out for herself and is at times pretty naive when it comes to relationships.  West is working on his graduates degree hoping to get into the doctoral program.  He hasn’t been in a relationship in years.  He’s such a great guy.  He’s smart, attractive, polite, and rocks a man bun.  *SWOOONS*

I like how they don’t understand their reaction to each other after being friends for years.  It’s kind of like a light bulb moment, and it’s hilarious.  I also love their group of friends.  They are tight knit, and will do anything for each other.  I think besides the romance friendship is a huge part of this book.  They aren’t afraid to go to each other for help.  I also have questions regarding Maggie and a certain someone.  I’m hoping they will get their story soon.

Hart never fails to bring on the romance, and doesn’t shy away from women talking about sex.  Because that’s realistic, and something everyday folks do.  Her characters are relateable, and you feel like you are a part of the story.  She did an amazing job with this book, and I can’t wait to read more.

About Staci Hart

Staci has been a lot of things up to this point in her life: a graphic designer, an entrepreneur, a seamstress, a clothing and handbag designer, a waitress. Can’t forget that. She’s also been a mom, with three little girls who are sure to grow up to break a number of hearts. She’s been a wife, even though she’s certainly not the cleanest, or the best cook. She’s also super, duper fun at a party, especially if she’s been drinking whiskey. Her favorite word starts with f and ends with k.

From roots in Houston, to a seven year stint in Southern California, Staci and her family ended up settling somewhere in between and equally north, in Denver. They are new enough that snow is still magical. When she’s not writing, she’s sleeping, cleaning, or designing graphics.

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Katrina @ Bookish Things

About Katrina @ Bookish Things

I'm a mom of two and love to read, listen to music, and rock out at concerts. Sometimes you can find me reading, or writing, in between sets at concerts. I read many genres, and have a TBR mountain.

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