And I absolutely love this series...
I seldom get swept up in a series...usually I like one and then dislike another in the same group. It has happened before. But when I read and reviewed the third book of Kylie Scott's fabulous Stage Dive Novels, Lead, I decided to find and read the rest.
All I can say is, WOW! Swept away is putting it mildly, folks. I read the first book in the series, "Lick", and was totally hooked. Of course, because I'd read the third in the series, I was already familiar with the main players, so it felt totally comfortable as I peeled away the various layers of the marvelous characters and unique situations that combined to create some of the hottest, sexiest, and most entertaining books I have had the great pleasure of reading in quite a while.
Because the fourth novel in this lush series will be released on March 31, 2015, I want to get you all up to date on the earlier books before I review the upcoming segment.
The series follows the individual members of a hot rock group called "Stage Dive", and the initial book follows the story of David Ferris, the hot, sexy lead guitarist of the group, who started the band in a friend's garage along with his brother, Jimmy, the lead singer. The sexy brothers have talent, heat, and a lot of emotional baggage from their traumatic childhood. To say that the two brothers were damaged severely would be an understatement.
Lick is David's story.
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 favorite son is sure to be a wild ride.
Kylie Scott is a powerful storyteller with the ability to make readers feel every emotion, every pain, and every orgasm...and there is plenty of everything in her novels. She combines angst, eroticism, and humor to create a blend for non-stop reading enjoyment.
The bandleader of Stage Dive, David, is a tattooed, charismatic, intense musician whose screaming riffs and hot looks have made him an International sensation. But along with the acclaim, it has left a void in his life that he desperately hopes to fill with just a smidgeon of normalcy.
An unending stream of hot women and constant adulation, combined with heavy drinking, drugs and nonstop partying have taken their toll on his spirit, so when the band is playing Las Vegas, a chance meeting with a woman who attracts his attention because of her spirit and her ethics knocks him for a loop. Sure, she's pretty, but she revs his engines with her kindness and decency, and the fact that she doesn't seem to recognize his famous face or who he is makes it easier to talk to her and get to know her. She is a welcome contrast to his usual frivolous, shallow groupies and sycophantic followers, and he wants to be with her for longer than an hour. They share the night drinking and laughing in various Vegas bars, and David Ferris finds himself not wanting to say good night and mean goodbye.
The story opens as the befuddled heroine wakes up on the cold tiles of a strange bathroom floor, unable to recall how she got there, and with The Hangover From Hell. And the hot, tattooed guy who asks her if she's okay, then proceeds to help her off the floor looks oddly familiar to her...yet she draws a complete blank.
She had come to Vegas to get laid...but ended up getting blotto and...married? Had she truly propositioned the delicious guy for a night of hot sex, then ended up in a wedding chapel being married by Elvis?
With a hilarious and touching storyline, and plenty of heat, Kylie Scott takes us for a walk in the lives of two people who could not possibly be more opposite...and she puts the reader right in the middle of the lives of a band whose meteoric rise to fame has cost them their privacy, their comfort zones, and the associated problems of being rich and famous.
"Lick" kept me turning pages until it was done...and then I started over again, just to read through to make sure I had missed nothing. I highly recommend this book, and this series, to anyone who adores erotic, enjoyably funny romance.