Saturday, December 31, 2016

Lick (Stage Dive, #1) by Kylie Scott ~ Review

Source: Purchased audio book

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 never meant to wake up on the bathroom floor with a hangover to rival the black plague, a very attractive half-naked tattooed man in her room, 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 certain, being married to one of the hottest rock stars on the planet is sure to be a wild ride.

Jess has been after me to read this series and since she gave me books two and three for Christmas (I already had book one), I think it's time!

I'm such a sucker for couples that are better together than they are apart and this couple is certainly one of those.  David and Ev fall fast - instalove - but I loved every moment of it!  David's crazy life as a rock star has gotten to him.  He can't write songs and the fake world around him leaves him empty.  Evelyn grounds him from the first moment they meet.  And while he brings some crazy into her life, Ev responds to David like she has no one else.  Better together.  That's what couples should always be - better together.  But when two people come from such different worlds, there are bound to be issues.  Lots and lots of issues.  A $200 tank top is one of them.

I really enjoyed these characters - the whole band really.  I'm excited that there are more books for each.  Mal (the DRUMMER - I so love drummers) is the one I'm most excited to read and it's next!  All these characters are the reason I fell in love with this book.  

Of course, the story was interesting with lots of places for me to cheer and shout.  I loved that (at different points in the story) each of them struggled to let the other back into their heart.  It felt like the relationship had to be earned again and again despite how quickly it happened.  That made up for the instalove for me. 

The writing is first person (my favorite) and completely from Evelyn's point of view.  I think the only thing that could have made this book better would be if we got to be inside David's head.  All the little plot points where wrapped up - something that I always look for.  And the way is paved for Mal.  He makes a comment near the end of this book that he's not going down the marriage path. HA!  You're next sucker! 

Rock star drama, cuddle time with side of yummy kissing - this story will capture you!



  1. I love this series. I have read and listened to them and I think I prefee the audio version. The narrator is so good. My favorite book is Lead (Jimmy).

  2. I love this series, and Mal is my favorite in the next book! He's totally my book boyfriend! Great review!

  3. This is one of those books that has been on my TBR forever! You're review has me excited to read it. It's been a while since I've read a rock star book. Great review.

  4. This series is amazing and Mal is my favorite. From humor to tears. I hope you enjoy it.