Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Review: Lick (Stage Dive #1) by Kylie Scott

Release Date: July 1, 2013
Publisher: Momentum
Source: NetGalley
Author Links: Goodreads | Website | Twitter
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 favorite son is sure to be a wild ride.

Some of you will probably crucify me for this, but the guy on the cover does nothing for me. Less than nothing. Blech. Not my type. At all.
See, my subconscious makes these crazy leaps. 
Here's an example:
Hot Movie Star = Actor = Dude From Drama Club = 90% Chance He's Gay.
At this point, I hear a klaxon horn and a voice saying,"Danger! Danger! Swerve to avoid!".
Same thing with rock stars.
Rock Star = Musician = Emo Band Geek.
Danger! Danger! Writes bad poetry and cries after sex!
It's wrong, it's insensitive, and probably more than just a little politically incorrect. So, why am I admitting to being the kind of jackass who would dump a guy because he's sensitive?
Shhh. Pay attention, 'cause this is actually going somewhere.
I'm telling you this, because this book was yummy enough for me to forget my prejudices and just roll with the story. In fact, while I was reading the book, I felt like I could potentially fall for a singing sissy-man!
My therapist thinks I've made a HUGE breakthrough with this, by the way. So exciting!

The story starts when Ev opens her eyes in a hotel room sporting a massive hangover, and unable to recall the previous night's events. Her mission in Las Vegas had been to finally get back on the sex saddle. Her first (and only) time had been with an asshole in high school who didn't exactly make it an awesome experience. Turns out, she still didn't end up getting laid, but she did end up getting married. To the sexy guitarist of one of the hottest bands around.
Winner, winner, chicken dinner!
Upon hearing the news, she pukes on his shoes and locks herself in the bathroom. Off to a good start, right?
At first, it looks like it's Annulment City for those two, but once they finally start talking, she realizes that he didn't randomly marry her because he was drunk...and maybe she didn't either. After spending a few days getting to know each other, they decide to give married life a try.
Of course, at some point in every relationship REALITY rears it's ugly head, and David and Ev are no exception. Between their jacked-up families, trust issues, and the pressures of fame, it's not going to be easy for these two kids to make it work. 
Now in real life, a scenario like this one would be a train wreck, but in the hands of a skilled author it's a  sweet love story that I gobbled up like an unguarded bag of chocolate.
If you enjoy the angsty goodness of the New Adult genre, I recommend you bump Lick up to the top of  your TBR list!


Traci Horton said...

I have been on a bit of a rock star book kick lately...I blame Olivia Cunning. Her rockers are incredible. Lick sounds like terrific so of course I had to go out and buy it :)


You'll love it!

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