Wednesday, July 29, 2015

With a Twist by Staci Hart [Review]

 With a Twist by Staci Hart
With a Twist (Bad Habits #1) by Staci Hart
Format: ebook
Source: provided by the author for an honest review
Date read: July 14, 2015

Bad Habits
1. With a TwistKindle
2. Chaser
3. Last Call

Staci Hart
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Synopsis (Goodreads):
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 pliĆ©ing 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.
Thoughts on With a Twist: You had me at West's man-bun, Hart. You had me hard. And then you tightened that noose when you brought in all the other beautiful, quiet moments that made the friendship of this little group shine. They are far from perfect, but they are absolutely delightful with all their quirks and mistakes.

(Holy bananas! Book 3 is going to KILL me isn't it? *emphatically shakes fist at Staci Hart*)

Soooo. Things that worked. Lily. West. West's man-bun. Lily's appreciation of West's man-bun. West's appreciation of Lily's legs. And neck. And all the places in between. These two are seriously adorable together. SERIOUSLY. I loved the little moments they shared. Watching TV. Leaning on one another. Being there in silence. It worked for them so well.

Then there was the BOOM moment where they both realize what they feel *might* go beyond friendship and my heart melted.

This might be a weird thing to say, but I loved that Lily's fantasy of Blane was so far from reality. I didn't like what he did to her, but I liked how real it felt as Lily had to come to terms with her idealized picture of them vs Blane in real life. 'Cause that dude was meh on so many levels. (Actually, he's the character I loved to hate. There's always one, isn't there?)

Loved loved loved this book, these characters, the friends to lovers awesomeness. I can't wait to find out what Cooper had to do to get his HEA.

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