(Stage Dive, #1)
By: Kylie Scott
Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin
Published: Oct. 11, 2013
Genre: New Adult Romance
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.
Evelyn wakes up after a night of celebrating her 21st birthday in Vegas married to a complete stranger. She doesn’t remember anything about their night and before she knows it, her husband is leaving the hotel room with the promise of his lawyers taking care of it all. It isn’t until she gets home that she realizes that the man she’s married to is none other than guitarist, Dave Ferris, from one of the hottest bands out right now. Pretty soon her life is swamped with paparazzi and she’s swept up and flown out to L.A. to sign annulment papers. However, when she gets out there, neither of them are ready to give up on the marriage.
Lick was a great combination of rockstar romance and the whole drunken Vegas wedding thing. It was great that Evelyn had no idea who David was at first and I think that’s what really drew him in. She didn’t treat him like anything other than a human being. However, it’s made perfectly clear that Evelyn doesn’t fit into his world in L.A.. She’s a jeans and t-shirt kind of girl and he’s surrounded by airbrushed perfection at every turn. I loved that Evelyn was really down to earth and didn’t try to play up to her surroundings in order to fit in.
While I enjoyed Evelyn, David was a bit hard to swallow sometimes. He had such mood swings that left you wondering if he was on drugs. I get that he had abandonment issues but for being almost 30 years old, he sure did act like he was the one that had just turned 21. However, his moodiness didn’t ruin the story for me. I actually enjoyed that we got a look at the band and while there wasn’t a lot of band time and the book wasn’t in David’s POV, it was still interesting with the glimpses we got.
Lick was an enjoyable read. It had romance, steam, rockstars, and a good ol’ drunken Vegas wedding. I like that each book in the series is going to focus on each of the band members. I definitely plan to continue with the series.
” ‘You’ve exceeded all of my expectations. I wanted you to let your hair down a little. Get a life and give mankind another chance. But this is a whole new level of crazy you’ve ascended to. Do you really have a tattoo?’
‘Of his name?’
I sighed and nodded.
‘Where, might I inquire?’
I shut my eyes tight. ‘My left butt cheek.’
Lauren lost it, laughing so hard that tears started streaming down her face.