LICK (Stage Dive #1) by Kylie Scott – a review
ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date July 1, 2013
Waking up in Vegas was never meant to be like this.
Evelyn Thomas’s plans for celebrating her twenty-first birthday in Las Vegas were big. Huge. But she sure as hell never meant to wake up on the bathroom floor with a hangover to rival the black plague, a very attractive half-naked tattooed man, and a diamond on her finger large enough to scare King Kong. Now if she could just remember how it all happened.
One thing is for certain, being married to rock and roll’s favourite son is sure to be a wild ride.
REVIEW: LICK is the first installment in Kylie Scott’s contemporary New Adult rockstar series focusing on the lives and loves of the rock band Stage Dive. As the blurb alludes, Evelyn Thomas wakes up the morning after her twenty first birthday party married to the lead singer and guitar player for Stage Dive-David Ferris. The only problem-Evelyn doesn’t remember a thing and it sets into motion a series of events that culminates in an eventual HEA. But before Evelyn and David’s HEA, the duo must outrun the paparazzi, screaming fans, ex lovers, band members, business managers and family who want nothing more than to tear the pair apart.
The storyline’s primary focus is on David and Evelyn as they get to know one another all the while trying to remain sane when everyone is hoping to bring them down. All Evelyn asked was that David always tell the truth and David asked that Evelyn not run when the going gets tough. Over a number of days, Evelyn learns what it is to be the wife of a famous rock star but she wasn’t prepared for the lies and betrayal that presented themself in the back room-David lied and Evelyn ran.
The world of the rock star is gritty and sometimes ugly, and Kylie Scott pulls no punches with her ability to get down and dirty with the innuendos, accusations and jealous friends and lovers. The characters are flawed and emotionally raw but Evelyn brings a balance to David unlike the band has ever seen. David needs to find his balance, his rock and Evelyn is the one to anchor David when the world of the rich and famous begins to overwhelm. David needs a stabilizing influence and if he can get over the past Evelyn will be the one.
The sexual heat between David and Evelyn sparks with new found experiences, emotions and angry make up sex. Their relationship begins as strangers thrown into a situation born out of alcohol and need, but in the end their marriage is one of love and sensuality.
Kylie Scott presents an emotional story about two people destined to be together but the lifestyle threatens to tear them apart. If you are a fan of the rock star storyline, LICK is a wonderful and amazing read that will break your heart when Evelyn realizes that perhaps it was all a mistake and David was never in it for the long haul.
NEW COVER RELEASE: January 2014
Reviewed by Sandy