Twin Piques by Tracie Banister book review

Twin Piques

Twin Piques by Tracie Banister is available NOW in ebook format, as part of the kindle unlimited scheme and is available to buy in paperback.

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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?

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I’d like to thank the author for an arc in return for an honest review.
This was such a fun filled read that I really enjoyed.  The story is based around identical twins, Willa and Sloane, they may be identical in looks but that is were the similarity ends.
I instantly warmed to Willa’s personality, she is very warm, funny and kooky and loves all things girly.  I love her occupation as a pet psychic and she has some great tales to tell of seeing into the minds of owner’s pets and becomes the mediator between the owner and pet to help them have a more harmonious relationship with their much loved pet.  Willa is a dreamer and easily falls in love but has had her heart broken in the past.  She bumps into a gardener who specialises in roses who so happens to be charming, handsome and a pet lover.  After this first encounter Willa dreams up of meeting Brody the gardener again and by chance she has the perfect opportunity to invite him round to the family home to give advice on the roses in the garden that her lovely Gran planted years ago.  Will Willa have her happy ever after with Brody?
It took me a little longer to warm to Sloane’s personality, Sloane is very level headed, very ambitious as a high flying accountant for a top firm in the city, she doesn’t romanticise about relationships and very much likes her own space.  However, since the girls were little they have had a close relationship to Gav, a childhood friend who has now moved next door to Sloane.  Sloane’s relationship to Gav has always been much closer than with Willa, they have a sort of connection to each other.  They’ve always been around for each other when times have been tough and when they want to let their ‘hair down’.  However, Gav and Sloane do not initially realise they have more than platonic feelings for each other.  Can the friends overcome the barriers to open up their hearts to let each other in?
There were some wonderful funny moments with the girls, I particularly enjoyed the moment when Sloane had to visit a new client and she was introduced to her dogs which had fabulous names.  The scene were one of the dogs jumps on Sloane’s knee was very funny (I wonder if the dog’s alter ego is aware of his doppelganger), it certainly made me smile 🙂  Tracie’s writing style is great, you instantly get involved with the characters and their own individual storylines and want to find out what happens next for them, you find yourself routing for them.  I loved how their were some lovely warm hearted moments, some sexy ones and some beautiful romantic ones.  I will certainly check out Tracie Banister’s back catalogue and look out for more stories from her in the future.  A gorgeous, fun, romantic 4/5* read.
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