Posted in 5 paws, chick lit, Review on March 17, 2015


Title: Twin Piques
Author: Tracie Banister
Release Date: January 7, 2015
Genre: Chick Lit


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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Oh my, LOVED this book! Lots of witty dialogue with some conflict and some good ol’ lovin’.

I’m not sure which sister I like better – they both have good qualities. I liked how different the twins were but how they complemented each other and were able to help the other in certain situations. Each sister was strong in her own way and quirky….you might find yourself in Sloane or Willa.  I do wish I knew a Willa so that I could have that person tell me what my dogs are thinking!  And of course since I have dogs, loved all the dogs in the book.  I was fascinated by Sloane’s work, but then I’m a numbers gal so that will always fascinate me.

Both sisters find a love interest in the book and it isn’t without ups and downs in the beginning from miscommunication and sneaky characters throwing a kink into the works.  The men they find are perfect for them and help counter any faults or quirkiness.

There are some characters you will not like because of their actions, but hey you need a book with conflict!  There is even a surprise reveal near the end that helps answer a lot of questions for Sloane that she has been searching for over the years.

Well worth the read and I plan to go back and read some of her other works and give this book 5 paws up.


About the Author

traciebAn 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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