Natalie Bocuse dreams of one day owning
her own café. Working for her sister is okay for the
moment, but Natalie is beginning to feel the city’s pull.
When a friend allows her to stay in his apartment, Natalie
jumps at the chance to move to Manhattan. There is a small
problem though – Natalie will need money and a job in order
to fulfill her dream. Learning of Natalie’s predicament,
newspaper reporter and bane of Natalie’s existence, Quinn
O’Brien, steps in and offers her a job at his family’s Irish
pub. These two completely opposite people clash every
single time they meet, but Natalie is willing to try in
order to make her dream a reality.
Deirdre Martin’s With a Twist has a great plot
and premise. Natalie and Quinn separately were good
characters. Together I found them unbearable. Natalie’s
spoiled temperament was over the top annoying and had I been
Quinn, she would have been given her walking papers a long
time ago. I thought she was rude, hateful, and just plain
standoffish. I wanted to shake Quinn more than once for the
way he allowed Natalie to treat him. I wanted him to grab
her, swat her butt, and send her to bed without supper. She
was just that childish. I would definitely skip With a
Twist. It just does not achieve the great story
promised in the blurb on the back cover.