Tuesday, July 23, 2013

BOOK REVIEW - LICK by KYLIE SCOTT - STAGE DIVE # 1 - MOMENTUM - NEW ADULT CONTEMPORARY

By: Kylie Scott
Published By: Momentum
Released: Available Now
Details: Kindle, 282 Pages

RATING: 4.75 DAVID STARS!

Blurb: Goodreads

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.



BOOK REVIEW by Michelle:

What would you do if you woke up in your hotel room in Vegas with a gorgeous tattooed rocker announcing that you had gotten married overnight and you couldn’t remember a dang thing?

He looked to be in his mid-to-late twenties - a man, not a boy. He had long, dark hair falling past his shoulders and sideburns. His eyes were the darkest blue. They couldn’t be real. Frankly, those eyes were overkill. I’d have swooned perfectly fine without them. Even with the tired red tinge they were a thing of beauty. Tattoos covered the entirety of one arm and half his bare chest. A black bird had been inked into the side of his neck, the tip of its wing reaching up behind his ear.

Now , seriously girls, I know most of you are yelling pick me, pick me. But what would you really do? 

Evelyn has plans. She is only twenty one. She has never met ... well according to her arse, his name is David, before her night with him. She has a rock of a diamond on her finger, 5 carats to be exact....yes I can still hear you girls screaming , pick me, pick me.

But, what would you really do?

You don’t know this guy. You know he is beautiful. You can’t remember a thing.

Well... you let your mouth run and then he leaves.

What you didn’t figure on was half the world was privy to this news.

I saw this read on Netgalley and the cover caught my attention. I noted to self that I must read it soon. Then I did a bit of Goodreads checking and noticed the author is from my state of Queensland, Australia. Nice one! Another Aussie lady getting out there.

Most readers are gushing about Lick. Five stars are being slapped down left right and centre.

Well I gotta say. I was impressed. I could have read a longer book as I thought for me personally, I was around the four star mark for the first half. I wasn’t grabbing their connection and why there was this crazy speed date/drunken wedding and it was so quick.

Why during the light of day and the alcohol had cleared he hadn’t run for the hills and confessed to a big mistake. But hey, this is Vegas, and Vegas is known for crazy things going down.

I wanted to feel that reason for David deciding in one speed date/wedding combo that she was the one. Evelyn was too drunk to really make the choice, but David saw something in her that he wanted.

Then I kept reading....

Then I got my connection with Ev and David.

David is a passionate , artistic guy. He has loved and lost. He wants more for himself. He wants his Ev. Evelyn hasn’t lived the life of an artistic person or been truly passionate about something. She is too busy trying to please her family, her father in particular.

David is living his dream, his music. He can get any woman he wants. He wants more for himself.

He found that more in Ev.

Evelyn just has to work out the craziness of this whirlwind marriage, the paparazzi, the women, the parties. This is not her life.

David then puts in the time and he convinced me of what a beautiful, passionate, catch he was. He has only eyes for his Ev. He has a lot of layers to his soul and he shows the reader that when he gives his heart, he gives it fully.

He will make mistakes and they will cost him, but he won’t give up on his Ev.

Mal is a great sub character. He is the drummer. I love how he calls Evelyn, ‘child bride.’ He is a great sidekick in this book.


“I’m twenty-one.”

“And he’s twenty-six. It’s enough of a difference if they hype it just right.” Mal sighed. “Face it, child bride. You got married in Vegas by an Elvis impersonator to one of rock ‘n’rolls favourite sons. It was always bound to cause a shit storm.



“I guess so.”

“I know so. People are constantly fucking up. It’s a glorious thing.” He sat back with his hands behind his head. “Go on, smile for Uncle Mal. You know you want to.”

I smiled half-heartedly.

“That’s a bullshit smile and I’m ashamed of you. You’re not going to fool anyone with that. Try again.”

I tried harder, smiling ‘til my cheeks hurt.

“Damn. Now you just look like you’re in pain.”

Banging on the front door interrupted our merriment.

Mal raised his brows at me. “Wondered how long he’d take.”




“Child bride! Let me in! “ Mal hollered from the other side of the door. He followed it up with an impressive percussive performance, banging his hands against the solid wood. Definitely the drummer. “Evvie!”


I feel like he is going to get a book. He really caught my attention with his kinda larrikin, almost Aussie guy personality. This sends up flags that there is a much deeper side to his character.


“You kidnapped a girl. That’s awesome but illegal, Davie. You’re probably going to have to give her back.” My hair was lifted and Mal appeared, crouched beside me. “Hey there, child bride. Where’s my hello kiss?”

“Leave my wife alone, you dickwad.” David lifted one booted foot and negligently pushed him aside. “Go get your own.”

“Why the fuck would I want to get married? That’s for crazy folk like you two fine people. And while I applaud your insanity, no goddamn way am I following in your footsteps.”



Hehe, time will tell. I think Mal would make a great book.


What I loved about this book is David really convinced me that their marriage was worth saving.

“You asked me if you were my attempt at normal. I need you to understand, that’s not it at all. Being with you, the way I feel about you, it does ground me. But that’s because it makes me question fucking everything. It makes me want to make things better. Makes me want to be better.”


I know he can get down and smexi. That is a given I think with a rocker. I needed more than that to convince me. He certainly brought the smexi .....rawrrrr! I could go on about this lads hotness, but hotness does not sustain a marriage, there has to be trust and love to give it true meaning.

I did get that ahahh! moment with the book title. A lick is a guitar term. Mind you it could also mean....err.....well you read the book.

I loved this book, I felt moved by David’s need to change and do what he needed to make it work. I am so looking forward to the next in the series.

I can highly recommend this New Adult read about a couple who weren’t in love when they got married, but fought for each other. They did everything back to front, they made mistakes along the way but they found each other’s hearts.


“I’m not going to drop you. Stop squirming, “ he said, his arm pressing against the back of my legs. “Show some trust.”

“What are you doing?” I battered my hands against the ass of his jeans.

“It’s traditional to carry the bride across the threshold.”

“Not like this.”

He patted my butt cheek, the one with his name on it. “Why would we wanna start being conventional now, huh?”




“You’re awful pretty when you lie.”

“Am I now? They’re love songs, baby. Love isn’t always smooth or straightforward. It can be messy and painful,” he said. “Doesn’t mean it isn’t still the most incredible thing that can ever happen to you. Doesn’t mean I’m not crazy about you.


And that is what counts.


Pop over to KYLIE'S PAGE  and see the Lick cheat sheet .



Michelle

2 comments:

  1. These are the type of NA reads I love! Plus I'm always down for a married in Vegas plot! They are my absolute favorite. Definitely adding this one to my TBR :)

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    1. Hey Jesse,

      I am rather looking forward to more in this series. Humma, humma!

      :D

      Mich

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