Author: Kylie Scott
Series: Stage Dive #1
Release Date: November 11, 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.
I adore a fabulous rocker series, so the second I heard about the Stage Dive series by Kylie Scott I knew that I had to give it a shot. I am so glad I did. I love Stage Dive! These guys are fantastic and I wanted to be front row at one of their shows the entire time I was reading. Lick is David and Evelyn’s story. After a whirlwind night in Vegas, Evelyn and David find themselves bound together. This story follows Evelyn as she enters David’s chaotic rockstar world and tries to figure out what to do when what happens in Vegas doesn’t stay in Vegas.
“Love and heartbreak made you breathtakingly stupid, desperate even. The things you’d try to tell yourself to make it through, hoping one day you’d believe it.”
Evelyn was a great character. She didn’t fangirl over David the moment she realized who he was and what had happened. She understandably resisted. She didn’t need his fame or money and it made her feel a lot more genuine and easily likeable. David’s character was probably my favorite because of the crazy emotions he battled throughout the story. It was obvious from the beginning that he actually did care about Ev and her reluctance to let him in hurt him. Watching his internal battle over whether or not he should fight for her or get her out of his life was thrilling. The other members of Stage Dive were just as interesting and unique and I was left desperately wanting to know each of their stories. Especially Mal, who Kylie Scott endeared to us from the second we met him.
“His eyes were the darkest blue. They couldn’t be real. Frankly, those eyes were overkill. I’d have swooned perfectly fine without them.”
Lick was fun, witty and smart. Kylie did a great job capturing me from the very beginning and keeping me invested in this couple until the end. The emotional component of this story was well designed and provided the perfect balance to the crazy rockstar antics that colored this book so vibrantly. David and Ev’s story is a bit of an adventure. They have a lot to figure out and the ever-present spotlight of fame definitely didn’t make things easier for them. Kylie told their story with feeling and humor, leaving me feeling absolutely delighted. Lick is the perfect summer/weekend read. It delivers a great story and loveable characters with heart and laughter. I can’t wait for the next book in this series!
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Check out the rest of the Stage Dive series:
Play (Stage Dive #2)
Lead (Stage Dive #3)
Deep (Stage Dive #4)