New Release/Review: LEAD (Stage Dive #3) by Kylie Scott
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):
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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Dawn’s Review 4.5 Stars
Dawn: #omgJimmy!!!! As an affirmed Stage Dive groupie (I’d follow those boys anywhere they tour!), I couldn’t wait to get my hands on Jimmy!! He was this dark, brooding, broken man in the prior books and I knew his story would be much different than David’s and Mal’s stories. And I wasn’t wrong on that one.
Lead overlaps slightly with Play (Stage Dive #2), Mal’s story. To have a real sense of the band and all they have gone through to date, I would highly recommend reading them is order, starting with Lick. Whether or not you do, you’ll definitely be exposed to Jimmy’s darker moments, his pain, and the challenges he faces when reading Lead. And it wouldn’t be a story without Lena. Lena’s internal dialogue immersed me in her struggles, and her overwhelming confusion and longing for Jimmy. I’ll admit, Jimmy wasn’t as easy for me to love as David or Mal… but who doesn’t love a broken, broody man that you’d like to be the one to fix and make your own??
Abby: Dawn, I completely agree he was dark and brooding but I also really loved how he was trying to change. I love it when a male lead has a hard edge and is only soft with the female lead, because let’s face it whether Jimmy meant to or not he was much softer with Lena.
Dawn: Jimmy and Lena’s story is fraught with some very real issues, mixed in with some quite fun moments with the other band members and their significant others. I felt that as Lena learned to come to grips with her desires and wants related to Jimmy, I was right there with her… feeling her confusion, feeling her need to help him, and her need for some sexy times with Jimmy. Jimmy has some serious demons he is facing and I really felt Kylie Scott took me on the journey that Jimmy needed to take.
Abby: Dawn, again I completely agree with you, Kylie sure makes us fall in love with her characters, if they are sarcastic, dark, outrageous or completely sweet she makes us want more page after page.
Dawn: This is one of those books that once I started, I found every opportunity, even waking in the middle of the night, to read. I just couldn’t put it down! I love Kylie’s writing style – it flows so smoothly for me and I’m instantly entrenched in the Stage Dive family. She also does an exceptional job of keeping us up to date on the other band members while teasing us with just enough to have me begging for Ben’s story as soon as possible!!
The Stage Dive series is one I highly recommend… and if you’re a rock star groupie like me, I believe you’ll be just as caught up in these stories as I am! Bring on Ben’s story!!
“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.”
About 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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