Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Lead by Kylie Scott- Review!


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Stay up all night with the sexy rockers in Stage Dive, the epic New Adult series from New York Times bestselling author Kylie Scott, author of Lick and Play.
 
About Lead (Stage Drive #3):
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As the lead singer of Stage Dive, Jimmy is used to getting whatever he wants, whenever he wants it, whether it's booze, drugs, or women. However, when a PR disaster serves as a wake-up call about his life and lands him in rehab, he finds himself with Lena, a new assistant to keep him out of trouble.
Lena's not willing to take any crap from the sexy rocker and is determined to keep their relationship completely professional, despite their sizzling chemistry. But when Jimmy pushes her too far and Lena leaves, he realizes that he may just have lost the best thing that ever happened to him.

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My Review:
Lead (Stage Dive, #3)Lead by Kylie Scott
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Lead singer of Stage Dive Jimmy is used to instant gratification. He gets what he wants when he wants it. His excesses got way out of control and almost cost him his band and those closest to him. He has sobered up and is taking life seriously. As part of his recovery plan, his band mates and family have encouraged him to hire an assistant who can help him stay out of trouble. Lena doesn't take any of Jimmy's crap and has outlasted all other assistants he has had in the past. Jimmy is a difficult person to deal with, but Lena seems to be making some progress. The problem is that she is having very un-professional feelings towards Jimmy an it is clear that she will not be able to continue on with her job if the feelings continue.

I think we all knew Jimmy's story was not going to be easy. He is an incredibly difficult person, but I think his complexity just made this story all the more interesting. Unlike David and Mal, Jimmy isn't easy to like. He is prickly and does things wrong all the time. However, I think because everything with him is so challenging, it makes the little rewards all the sweeter. Lena is a wonderful character, and from the beginning I was hoping for good things for her. She is relatable, strong, and honest. Even when it is difficult or embarrassing, she is open about her feelings and her life. I loved how she didn't put up with any crap and didn't back down from the constant challenges she faced. Watching as the relationship between Lena and Jimmy very slowly developed and changed was fascinating. By the end of the book the journey felt really meaningful for how much the characters went through to get to where they were. As with the other books in this series, the sexy stuff is seriously sexy. I adore this series and can't wait for the next book!

*An ARC was provided in exchange for an honest review



The Stage Dive series by Kylie Scott:

Lick (Stage Dive #1): Amazon / B&N / Goodreads
Play (Stage Dive #2): Amazon / B&N / Goodreads
Deep (Stage Dive #4) available on January 6th, 2015: Amazon / B&N /Goodreads

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Excerpt:

“Lena, you seen my old black Led Zep shirt?”
“Nope.”
“You sure?” His brows became one dark cranky line. The scratches on his face were healing well, thank goodness. Though it didn’t reduce my desire to throttle his mother on a daily basis.
“Yes. I haven’t seen it.”
Can’t find it anywhere…”
“And this is a surprise, how?” I slipped my hands into my back jean’s pockets. “Jimmy, you own more clothing than Cher, Brittney, and Elvis, put together. Things are bound to go missing.”
“Sure you haven’t seen it?”
“For goodness sake, what do you think, Jimmy? That I stole it to sleep in or something?” I laughed bitterly. Sure as hell, the truth deserved a good mocking. I’d sunk so despicably low.
I hadn’t even meant to steal the stupid thing, but the shirt had been mixed up with my laundry a few days ago. It’d been the first top I laid my hand on after stepping out of the shower, ready to go to bed. Without thought, I’d put it on and it’d been so soft, the scent of him lingering beneath the laundry detergent. Every night since, I’d found myself in it come bedtime. My shame knew no limits. And no, I still hadn’t quit. The words still hadn’t come even close to leaving my mouth.
He frowned. “No.”
“That I have some deep secret longing to feel close to you resulting in my stealing your shirt like some creepy perv?”
“Course I don’t fucking think that,” he replied crankily, reaching up to grip the top of the doorframe. All of his bulging muscles stretched the arms of his white T-shirt in the nicest way. It was all I could do not to start drooling, my heart beat taking up residence somewhere down between my thighs. And who could blame it? Not me. Maybe if I got laid, this would go away and things would return to normal. It’d seemed safer to avoid rubbing up against any men just in case I got carried away and started dating again. This new situation, however, changed everything.
“Well, of course not! That would be crazy.” And wasn’t that the god’s honest truth? Cray-zeee. Lock me up and throw away the key because it wasn’t like I didn’t know better.
“Just can’t figure out where the hell it could be.”
Angels couldn’t have smiled as innocently. They might have tried, but they would have failed, the dirty-mouthed, winged, little liars. “Jimmy, I don’t know where it is. But I’ll look around for it later, okay?”
“Yeah,” he said, and then added as an afterthought, “and stop looking at me weird.”
“I’m not!”

About Kylie Scott:
Kylie ScottKylie is a long time fan of romance, rock music, and B-grade horror films. Based in Queensland, Australia with her two children and one delightful husband, she reads, writes and never dithers around on the internet.

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