Author: Kylie Scott
Series: Dive Bar #1
Release Date: April 19, 2016
Love—on the rocks….
The last thing Vaughan Hewson expects to find when he returns to his childhood home is a broken hearted bride in his shower, let alone the drama and chaos that come with her.
Lydia Green doesn’t know whether to scream or cry in a corner. Discovering the love of your life is having an affair on your wedding day is bad enough. Finding out it’s with his best man is another thing all together.
Just when this runaway bride has nowhere left to turn, a handsome stranger offers her a broad, muscular shoulder to cry on. Vaughan is the exact opposite of the picture perfect, respected businessmen she’s normally drawn to. This former musician-turned-bartender is rough around the edges and is facing his own crossroads. But Lydia’s already tried Mr. Right and discovered he’s all wrong–maybe it’s time to give Mr. Right Now a chance.
After all, what’s wrong with getting dirty?
Kylie Scott plunges into the Dive Bar series with Dirty – a hilarious, sexy, light-hearted novel about Vaughan and Lydia. These two are like a train wreck you just can’t look away from. They meet in the most ridiculous way and from there an instant kinship forms. Their shared misfortune and the recent, similarly life-altering blows they’d both been dealt give them common ground and an easy friendship soon sparks. The drama that follows them is unbelievable and I found myself experiencing a spectrum of emotions ranging from total outrage to unexpected bliss. Vaughan and Lydia make for some seriously delicious tension and their flirtatious, innuendo-laden banter kept me smirking. Kylie Scott’s writing is funny, entertaining, and personable – giving her characters clear voices that pull you into their world and keep you hooked. Lydia and Vaughan’s chemistry was undeniable and when they eventually gave in to the electricity between them it was downright sizzling! I enjoyed every awkward, clumsy, and unfortunate moment of their journey and I look forward to seeing more of them in the future.
“Vaughan, I’m genuinely beginning to get concerned about your breast fixation. Seriously. How can you function when any hint of tit sends your brain into a coma?”
Lydia is the kind of heroine that is easy to root for. Despite her understandable emotional vulnerability, she doesn’t crumble under the disastrous implosion of the life she thought she wanted. She faces the world head on with a sense of humor and kind heart. She was feisty, stubborn, and genuinely flawed. I found myself connecting to her in all of her awkward, slightly damaged, and beautifully imperfect glory. Lydia goes through a re-awakening of sorts in this book and I adored how Kylie Scott orchestrated her growth. Vaughan is also navigating a significant change of course when he meets Lydia. Having just returned home after a not-so-successful attempt at rock stardom, he is also left questioning where his life is headed next. Seeing a kindred spirit in Lydia, Vaughan opens up and allows himself to feel – quickly finding his dreams taking on a very different shape. Their easy friendship allowed both Lydia and Vaughan to reevaluate their relationships, careers, and themselves – together Kylie Scott brings these characters into their own as they discover possibilities for their lives they never anticipated.
“Do you believe in crazy at first sight?”
In true Kylie Scott form, Dirty is deliciously sexy and incredibly funny with just enough heart to give the story some emotional depth. The characters are bold, colorful, and rough around the edges, giving them an authenticity that is easy to appreciate and ensuring their distinct and memorable personalities. As always, Kylie Scott surrounds the main couple with a great group of secondary characters. These characters serve as a source of amusing banter, entertaining drama, and heartfelt relationships that enhance the storyline and further develop Lydia and Vaughan. Not only do I already adore each of these peripheral personalities, but I also find myself thoroughly invested in their individual stories. For fans of the Stage Dive series, Dirty feels familiar – like coming home. Yet, with a whole new cast of characters and plenty of alcohol, Kylie Scott ensures that this new series has a vibe all its own and I’m excited to see how she plans on developing the Dive Bar brand over the course of the series. The Dive Bar Series is definitely off to a fun and sexy start with Dirty!
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Don’t miss the rest of the Dive Bar series:
Twist (Dive Bar #2)
Chaser (Dive Bar #3)