With a Twist

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Overview

He's a tall order. She's a hot dish. Are they ready for the main course?

Natalie Bocuse is a waitress at her sister's French bistro in Brooklyn, yet she dreams of managing a chic restaurant in Manhattan.

Among the regulars is Quinn O'Brian, a reporter known for breaking stories-and hearts. When he offers Natalie a job at his parents' Irish pub in Manhattan, she jumps at the chance to be one step closer to her dream. But Quinn will need the luck...

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Overview

He's a tall order. She's a hot dish. Are they ready for the main course?

Natalie Bocuse is a waitress at her sister's French bistro in Brooklyn, yet she dreams of managing a chic restaurant in Manhattan.

Among the regulars is Quinn O'Brian, a reporter known for breaking stories-and hearts. When he offers Natalie a job at his parents' Irish pub in Manhattan, she jumps at the chance to be one step closer to her dream. But Quinn will need the luck of the Irish to charm Natalie and write a happy ending to his own love story.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780425228036
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 5/5/2009
  • Series: Berkley Sensation Contemporary Romance Series
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Edition description: Original
  • Pages: 368
  • Sales rank: 498,785
  • Product dimensions: 4.10 (w) x 6.70 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Deirdre Martin has written scripts for the daytime drama One Life to Live. She lives with her husband and her dog, Molly, in Ithaca, New York.

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  • Posted April 1, 2009

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    a fun contemporary restaurant romance

    Having been raised in Paris and deciding that waitressing in Bensonhurst at her half-sister's bistro Vivi's is too provincial and keeping her from her dream to manage a top quality Manhattan restaurant, Natalie Bocuse quits her job. However, she finds it nearly impossible to obtain new work so with the help of her most persistent flirty customer Quinn O'Brien she accepts a waitress job at their Midtown family pub.------------

    New York reporter Quinn has wanted Natalie since he first flirted with her in Brooklyn, but she showed no reciprocity as she sees him as an uncouth hunk. However, as Natalie dates his boss, Quinn needs to prove to her he is a man about the town even if he will earn an Oscar taking her to ballet or opera.--------------

    Deirdre Martin provides a fun contemporary restaurant romance that through the secondary characters is a direct tie to the wonderful JUST A TASTE. The story line is lighthearted and amusing as Natalie, unlike Vivi who gave up her taste of Paris for Brooklyn, feels in exile amidst the barbarians. Fans will enjoy Quinn's efforts with the support of both their families to win the heart of the sophisticated snob he loves.------------

    Harriet Klausner

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 5, 2009

    Predictable, but not bad

    I'm sure the first book in the series was excellent, but as with most series it just lost steam. Very predictable and very forgettable. Perhaps it was just to close to real life blahs to make it a worthwhile read. On the other hand, I did finish it.

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  • Posted August 20, 2009

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    Disappointing. I couldn't get into it!

    I love romance novels but this was horrible! I can't believe people actually liked it! The lead characters were boring and their supposed 'chemistry' was not well conveyed. From the moment you meet Natalie you never have a reason to like her! Quinn is somewhat likeable but mostly a tool! I couldn't finish it and I feel sorry for anyone who did. I really expected more from an author with such good reviews.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 14, 2009

    hard to keep reading

    I thought the character of Natalie was shallow and hypocrite. The plot was slow moving and hard for me to keep reading. I did quit at one point to read another book instead. The book isn't really worth it to read, sorry

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  • Posted May 26, 2009

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    Another Delightful Story

    With A Twist by Deirdre Martin is another delightful story of family and romance.

    Natalie Bocuse enjoys working for her sisters Vivi's French Bistro in Brooklyn. But she dreams of managing a restaurant in the city of Manhattan. Natalie misses city life terribly so when Quinn O'Brien offers her a job in his families Irish pub in Manhattan, she jumps at the chance.

    Quinn O'Brien's reporting job has always come first in his life. Natalie Bocuse is one woman he has always had time to tease and flirt with at Vivi's. He gets her on his home turf and really turns on the charm.

    Quinn and Natalie relationship really starts to click with wicked chemistry and passion. However Quinn's dedication to his job starts to take precedent over everything else. Natalie begins to wonder if she will ever come first in Quinn's life.

    With A Twist is another story rich in family and friends. The characters pull you into the story and make you care as to what is going to happen to them. Natalie and Quinn have real life problems and work on them like adults. This book is another treat from this talented author.

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