Thursday, July 31, 2014

Book Review+Tour Goodies: Lead by Kylie Scott

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TITLE: Lead (#3 Stage Dive)

AUTHOR: Kylie Scott

GENRE: Rock Star Romance/New Adult



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.

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.


My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Find this Review at Taryn Lee's Book Blog

A gifted copy was provided by the author for an honest review.

  "What would it take, how many changes would have to be made for him to see me differently?"

Again, Kylie Scott rocked this Stage Dive book! Our male main character is one person I've been excited about since book one. So for me, this book blew me away. I suggest reading Book One: Lick
and Book Two: Play before reading this one. You don't need to, but I think the series just flows really well from book one to the third.

  "We need to learn to live in some sort of peace and harmony before we accidentally on purpose kill each other one of these days."

Jimmy is finally on the straight and sober path he should have been put on a long time ago. Now it's time to stay sober and show his fans, his band, and his brother that he has it within him. He can do this. It's on his journey of recovery that Jimmy employs his new assistant Lena, the girl who takes no boy's BS. She's survived enough in her life, so she knows how to deal with this boy...or so she tries to tell her rapidly beating heart and clammy palms. Now it's time for her to put on her best smile and lead Jimmy on, not bring him down.

  "She generally cared about people. And that's as rare as it is beautiful."

Overall, this entire book feels like one big build up to this explosion. And it's great, but I just really want more... BUT of course I always do when a STAGE DIVE man is involved. Jimmy is a great character because he deals with personal issues we haven't seen from him yet. There is a reason to his rhyme, but it might just take Lena to get it out of him. This book deserves 4.5 STARS out of 5 STARS. It's well written, it's sexy and hot, and it's a classic Rock Star Romance!

Read by Taryn Lee on July 21, 2014
Reviewed by Taryn Lee on July 30, 2014
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Lick (#1 Stage Dive)


Play (#2 Stage Dive)


Deep (#4 Stage Dive)

available January 6th, 2015



“Lena, you seen my old black Led Zep shirt?”


“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!”


Kylie Scott
Kylie 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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