Monday, January 26, 2015

Twin Piques by Tracie Banister

Twin Piques

Twin Piques by Tracie Banister
Kindle Edition, 383 pages
Published January 3rd 2015

Forensic accountant Sloane Tobin and kooky pet psychic Willa may have the same face, but that’s the only thing these identical twins have in common.

How she can read the hearts and minds of animals has always been a mystery to Willa, and her rotten luck with men is equally baffling. Although she’s been looking for “The One” for what feels like forever (A teenage marriage to a French mime and dating a guy named Spider seemed like good ideas at the time!), optimistic Willa refuses to give up on love. When she meets Brody, the handsome rose expert hired to save her grandmother’s garden, she’s instantly smitten, but why does he keep sending her mixed signals? Does he return her feelings, or is their attraction all in her fanciful head?

Unlike her twin, Sloane has zero interest in romance. Her passion is her job, where she uses her gift for numbers to take down slimy embezzlers and asset-hiding spouses. When she’s assigned two high profile cases, Sloane feels confident the promotion she’s been angling for is within her grasp. But will her plan to climb the corporate ladder be thwarted by difficult clients, her co-worker-with-benefits, or – most surprisingly of all – her own sister? And how’s she supposed to stay focused on the drama at work when her childhood friend, Gav, moves in next door and the spark between them becomes impossible to ignore?

To get what they both want, can Willa and Sloane band together and rely on each other’s strengths? Or will their differences drive them apart once and for all?

My thoughts about Twin Piques ~~

Don't you just love this cover? What a perfect cover for a chick-lit novel. It is so darling!

Twin Piques was such a fun story to read. The twin sisters, Willa and Sloane, are a different as night and day but they were wonderful to get to know. I would love to be their friend, there would never be a dull moment with those two.
'"So, the two of you are identical in appearance, but not in your approaches to life?" "Bingo," I confirm him deduction with a smile. "I'm the free-spirited twin. I don't plan things like my sister does. I just follow my heart."'
Willa is truly a romantic at heart and she has the ability to communicate with animals. She can actually hear their thoughts and they can read hers. What a hoot that would be! And when she gets nervous, she just starts talking and talking, rambling on about anything and everything. I love how her mind works, it just made me laugh when she'd get going on something. And she just wants to find that one guy who will be her true love.
'Pulling my phone out of my purse, I text Gav, "Will be late for lunch. helping super stressed dog mom find Lab who knocked up her poodle. Know any police sketch artists?"'
Sloane is the serious, professional one who takes her job very seriously and doesn't have time for love, just a quick lunch time redezvous every once in awhile. She doesn't trust men and is not looking for her one true love. Heck, she doesn't even believe in true love. She has some serious men issues, believe me.
'Men can always be counted on to let you down is a leasson I learned a long time ago.'
'Charming and adorable, two words that would never be used to describe me. Hard to believe Willa and I share the same DNA sometimes.'
I loved these two women and I found myself thinking about them when I wasn't reading the story. I couldn't wait to get back to their world.
'Go after what you want, using your wits, charm, and the element of surprise, and don't let anything stand in your way.'
And there is a reference to cherry pie too, in tribute to that show from the past, Twin Peaks. Remember that show? That was fun! Great job, Tracie! I loved Twin Piques!

About the author

Tracie Banister

An avid reader and writer, Tracie Banister has been scribbling stories since she was a child, most of them featuring feisty heroines with complicated love lives like her favorite fictional protagonist Scarlett O'Hara. Her work was first seen on the stage of her elementary school, where her 4th grade class performed an original holiday play that she penned. (Like all good divas-in-the-making, she also starred in and tried to direct the production.)

Tracie’s dreams of authorial success were put on the backburner when she reached adulthood and discovered that she needed a "real" job in order to pay her bills. Her career as personal assistant to a local entrepreneur lasted for 12 years. When it ended, she decided to follow her bliss and dedicate herself to writing full-time. Twin Piques is her third Chick Lit release. The pet psychic character in this novel was inspired by Tracie’s rascally rescue dogs. She’d love to know what goes on in their heads!

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1 comment:

  1. What a wonderful review, Susan! Thanks so much for taking the time to read and post your thoughts on TWIN PIQUES. I'm so glad you enjoyed the adventures of Sloane and Willa! :)


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