Monday, 8 December 2014

Review: Lick by Kylie Scott

Lick (Stage Dive #1)
Author: Kylie Scott
Release Date: 11 October 2013
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

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.


Oh man, I am so thankful that Pan Macmillan sent me a copy of Lick to review because who knows how long it might have taken me to read the Stage Dive books otherwise. And I would have been missing out big time. I usually um and ah about rock star romances because they can sometimes be kinda cheesy, but this is just so great! Not a hint of cheese.

Evelyn has everything planned out in life, but to celebrate her 21st birthday she heads to Las Vegas to let her hair down one last time. She wakes up the next morning hugging the loo and with a big old ring on her finger. Add in to the equation a gorgeous tattooed man in her bed, and you can put two and two together. Unfortunately Ev doesn't remember much from the night before which puts a dampener on the beginning of her whirlwind relationship with David...her husband...who happens to be in a famous band. Yeah, what a night she had! Ev is a pretty awesome character. She's definitely not afraid to stand up for herself and isn't intimidated or unduly impressed by David's rock star status. 

David is also a pretty awesome character (what can I say, it's a pretty awesome book). He is hurt by Ev's reaction the morning after their marriage and he does his best to erect walls around his heart to protect himself. Silly boy. David has his issues but he's a total sweetheart when he lets himself be- even if like a typical guy he does the jackass thing once in a while. 

David and Ev are so cute together, and I'm impressed they managed to develop such a sweet relationship together considering their rocky start. It wasn't going to be easy, considering their totally different lifestyles and some skeletons in David's closet, but it's so worth it.

Lick is one of those books that really grabs your attention. I challenge anyone to read this book and not get caught up in David and Ev's story- plus, there are some fab secondary characters in the book, including David's bandmates who will each have their own story later in the series. Next up is Mal's book, and I can't wait. 

*I received a review copy from the publisher for my honest opinion. Thank you!

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