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 just want to start by saying how very grateful I am to have read this book. I’ve said this before but I think With A Twist is a very magical, filled-with-spectacular-things-in-the-pages book. I was very excited to start it when I saw Jullie Anne (@teacupsbooklove) tweeting about it and about this amazing author. I finally went up and tried a book of hers, Hardcore, and loved it to the bones. Then I got the opportunity of reading this awesome story of two best friends who live in New York and have this great group of friends, and then one day they realize maybe, just maybe, they are in love with each other.
Thank you Staci, because this story really made my day/night and entire month better. You wrote wonder and magic, and your words sing to those reading them. You wrote such interesting characters that spoke to me and made me want to know everything about them. Lily and West were just adorable to see/read. Lily taught me to never give up on your dreams and that you can accomplish so many things when you work hard for that same dream. West taught me that man buns are hot. No (lol), he taught me that life is full of light and full of people that love you for who you are.
Everything was so fun to me about this book. It has great dialogue between characters and amazing POVs with inner monologues that make you laugh so hard. Those one-liners that you find in the book are A+ with a gold star included. Like seriously, at some point I couldn’t stop laughing and then I couldn’t stop crying. I mostly swoon-ed and shouted incoherent things at no one in particular, though. But there were some waterworks when I was reading some of the chapters. ALSO those chapters’ titles are UH-MAZING OKAY. Staci Hart knows how to write a title chapter, yep.
Thanks for the man buns and the friends-to-lovers relationship, Staci. And the amazecakes friendships between the gang. I can’t wait to see more of them!!