Twin Piques

Fiction - Chick Lit
462 Pages
Reviewed on 04/28/2015
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Author Biography

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!

    Book Review

Reviewed by Cheryl Schopen for Readers' Favorite

In Twin Piques by Tracie Banister, identical twins, Sloane and Willa, couldn’t be more different from each other. Sloane is the confident, practical one who is solely focused on her work as a forensic accountant. Willa is the quirky, free-spirited one who enjoys her job as a pet psychic. Not only does Sloane have to deal with high-profile cases and her sort-of-boss-with-benefits situation, but she also might have to finally admit her feelings for her long-time best friend, Gav. Willa, being the hopeless romantic that she is, falls head over heels for Brody, a rose expert, but he seems to be giving her mixed signals. Though obviously different, these twin sisters may need each other more than they realize.

This was such a fun, entertaining read. I absolutely loved the twin dynamic of this story. While they have such different personalities, they tend to rely on one another’s strengths, which I really liked because it’s such a realistic part of a relationship between sisters. Plus, their male counterparts were equally enjoyable in their own ways. They each complement the girls perfectly. In addition to the unforgettable, relatable characters, the plot was surprisingly unpredictable. There were a few twists and turns that had me practically dropping the book on the floor, along with my jaw. So, I give kudos to Tracie Banister for her superb storytelling skills and obvious talent for writing. I thoroughly enjoyed the book. It had me smiling from ear to ear the whole time. Twin Piques will definitely make you laugh, make you want to spend some quality time with your sister, and will even tug at your heart strings a little.