Saturday, June 29, 2013

ARC review: Lick (Stage Dive #1) by Kylie Scott

Lick Release Date July 1st (Yes Monday the day after tomorrow)

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 as hell never meant to wake up on the bathroom floor with a hangover to rival the black plague, a very attractive half-naked tattooed man, 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 for certain, being married to rock and roll’s favourite son is sure to be a wild ride.

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Lick the first book in the rockin' new series Stage Dive by Kylie Scott, will release Monday July 1st (just in case you missed that little gem from the top of the post lol). With a younger (20 somethings) perspective on a hot and deeply touching love affair and a hero that is a rock and roll star Lick is a perfect fit for the new "New Adult" category that is being promoted.

Evelyn our heroine wakes up married to the most amazing looking man she has ever seen David, she promptly throws up on him. Not a scene you will find in your standard romance novel but then again Kylie Scott doesn't write the standard romance novel she kicks the standard to a new level and writes the amazing romance novel. Ms. Scott has the ability to take an unusual or even outlandish situation and use it to turn out some of the best writing of contemporary romance around.

Lick is part Cinderella tale part second chances and Ms. Scott is able to still make it 100% hers with no cheesy, easy fix but with the power of true love and real gut wrenching moments where the truth is told and dealt with. (sorry no spoilers here) I know I am years past the twenty something "target" group for the New Adult books that are out however I would say that labels mean very little when the story is this good.

The only thing I could find in any way that people may find distracting(and mine is an ARC copy so this might have been changed in the final edits) is Ms. Scott is an Australian and the book is set in Las Vegas and Portland so the characters are American and now and then an Australian term for things would slip in, now I don't have a problem with this at all I change the word in my head automatically. Since I read books by Canadian, English and Australian authors if it says lift in my head I read elevator, if it says colour I read color. Again this may have been changed and even if it wasn't not something that I find as a distraction however some may.

I am waiting with baited breath for the next book in this series to be out and this one doesn't come out until Monday, Write Kylie WRITE LOL :O)

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Excerpt Kylie shared on FB:
“Don’t you dare call me that,” I yelled.
“I’m sorry.” His gaze roamed my face, searching for sense maybe.
He was shit out of luck. “I’m sorry.”
“I’m sorry. I’m sorry.” Over and over he said, chanting the most
worthless words in all of time and space. I had to stop it. Shut him up before he drove me insane. I smashed my mouth to his, halting the useless litany. He groaned and kissed me back hard, bruising my lips, hurting me. But then I hurt him too. The pain helped. I pushed my tongue into his mouth, taking what was supposed to be mine. In that moment I hated him and I loved him. There didn’t seem to be any difference.
My hands were freed and I wound them around his neck. He turned us, setting my back to the rough brick wall. His touch burned through my skin and bones. It all happened so fast, there wasn’t time to wonder about the wisdom of it. He pushed up my dress and tore at my panties. They didn’t stand a chance. The cool of the night air and the heat of his palms smoothed over my thighs.

About the Author:

Kylie is a long time fan of erotic love stories and B-grade horror films. She demands a happy ending and if blood and carnage occur along the way then all the better. 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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