With a Twist (Bad Habits #1) by Staci Hart
Publication Date: July 16th, 2015
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
Read: July 11th to 14th, 2015
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.
I didn't fall head over heels but I really, really, really liked it though! I don't know why but I was expecting an immediate romance, however we got a more realistic love story and I loved it! The pacing was great, the story lines pulled me in, and it wasn't long before I got swept into the book!
West and Lily were sweet, I was dying for that moment when they realized they both loved each other! And if you love a man that reads, then you'll just fall in love with West! Honestly, I've never been into men with beards and long hair but Mrs. Hart definitely has me rethinking some things and rethinking how my husband would look like with a beard (though he wants one badly, being in the military just doesn't allow him one haha).
And the secondary characters were just as great, loved them! Rose and Patrick, sigh, I hope things will work out for them! I loved how they all had Lily's back but in the end, Lily had to find out the truth about Blane all on her own. And oh my gosh, that scene where West.....well, I don't want to spoil it.....but, so hot! I was like, "Yeah, you get him West!". I was sitting on the edge of my seat and when we found out the truth behind Blane's intentions, I never saw that coming! I mean, I knew something had to be up with him but I wasn't even close to the truth. Well, maybe a little but not the whole truth. Poor Lily!
But when Lily and West finally realized they loved each other, I was completely lost! I couldn't stop reading! Mrs. Hart writes magic, I think that's a best way to describe this sweet little romance. With a Twist is pure magic and I can see why everyone is completely head over heels for it! Honestly by the end of it I couldn't think of what to say but it's magical! This story gives hope to those who might be in the friend zone and when I told my husband what it was about he was like, "No way, no one gets out of the friend zone." and I was like, "Sam did," our friend and he was like "Yeah, whatever." haha.
With a Twist is such a sweet romance, one that made this hopeless romantic's heart melt and made my mind all mushy (in a good way)! It was funny and heartwarming, one that all romance lovers with love!
~About the Author~
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; she has 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, gaming, or designing graphics.
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