Friday, June 19, 2015

Review: Lead (Stage Dive #3) by Kylie Scott

Lead (Stage Dive #3) by Kylie Scott
Published November 25th 2014 by St. Martin's Griffin
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 Thoughts
Clearly I’m enjoying this series seeing as I’m blowing through the books like water. This latest installment of the Stage Dive series is probably my favorite so far. Just when I thought broody, damaged, tatted bad boys were overrated, Kylie Scott recreates a whole new way to tell the story.

In Lead, we get to meet the lead singer of Stage Dive. Jimmy is just recovering from a long battle with substance abuse, and on the advent of a tour and new album, his recording label is adamant about him staying clean and sober. The band convinces hot-headed Lena to take on the assignment of Jimmy’s sobriety coach to ensure he doesn’t fall off of the wagon or create any bad publicity for the group.

From the beginning, Lena and Jimmy clash in all the right ways. She is open and honest with Jimmy, and most importantly she doesn’t put up with his bullshit. However, the more time she spends around Jimmy, the more her heart begins to soften for the rock star. Jimmy is a hard nut to crack, but even he is not immune to developing feeling for Lena the more they spend time together.

I definitely enjoyed this book much more than the first two installments. Lena and Jimmy’s moments never felt contrived or over the top. I loved Jimmy’s rough and angry moments. For an odd reason, I found them endearing. Most importantly, I enjoyed seeing Lena never being phased by his attitude or reactions. Together, they just worked really well.

I’m looking forward to the next installment, Kylie Scott seems to have hit a stride with me and I’m eager to see how this series continues to develop. I enjoyed it much!
4 Suns

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