July 29, 2014

Release Day Book Review ~ Lead by Kylie Scott

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Title: Lead (Stage Dive, #3)
Author: Kylie Scott
Publication Date: July 29, 2014
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Stay up all night with the sexy rockers in Stage Dive, the epic rock star romance 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.


“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!”

this review may contain swearing, exuberant ranting, and general over the top fangirling behavior!!

My, my, my... what to say about Lead, how will I find the right words to phrase my well thought out review....




OMFG, Lead by Kylie Scott is by far, my favorite of the Stage Dive novels to date!!

No seriously, gasp away, tell me you loved David or Mal more, I really don't care because #omgjimmy is the man for me! - for right now anyway, don't get me started on that smokin' Minsky cover for Deep!!

Kylie did the one thing I really didn't think she would be able to pull off - she turned my least favorite, smart arsed, foul mouthed, sneer faced Stage Diver into to a sexy, snarky mouthed, broody bastard with a heart of absolute gold. What the hell - that's the same damn thing, I hear you say? Pish-posh, it's all in the execution and delivery!

Jimmy-freakin-Ferris is an absolute dreamboat.
Yes he is hard-headed, a stubborn ass mule and absolutely terrified of letting anyone get close to him; but that's also half his charm! He is so caught up trying to protect his brother from their disaster of a mother, determined not to drag the rest of the band down with him, and so consumed with being an absolute prick to anyone who is there to help him, that he is totally thrown for a loop when Lena categorically refuses to put up with his shit!

Lena has balls, big brass balls!
She flat out refuses to take any crap from Jimmy and tells him like it is - but she also knows how to soothe his wounds, how to talk him down from the edge; and she does it over and over, falling in love with his damaged arse just a little bit more each time. I think I my even have a wee lady crush on Lena - she's a ballsy bitch that I totally relate to!

The fireworks between Jimmy and Lena make for an absolute cracker of a read, and that's even before they sex it up! And when they do - hello!!

I said it earlier, but I'll say it again - Lead is my favorite Stage Dive book to date. Kylie Scott knows just how to grab my heart strings, and she plays them like an expert guitarist; plucking at those baby's, tearing me up, making me laugh, keeping me hanging on like one of Stage Dive's many groupies - oh wait, I am!

Kylie Scott's writing is smooth, exciting, panty-wetting awesomeness that I am well and truly addicted to; she has quickly become one of my absolute, all-time favorite writers. Lead gets 5 rockin' stars!

The Stage Dive series by Kylie Scott
Stage Dive Series
Lick (Stage Dive #1)
Play (Stage Dive #2)
Lead (Stage Dive, #3)
Coming January 6th, 2015
Deep (Stage Dive #4)
^OMG Minsky hotness!!^
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About Kylie Scott
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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