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

Thursday, July 31, 2014

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Lead (Stage Dive #3) by Kylie Scott

 

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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.

 

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5 out of 5 stars

I couldn't wait for Jimmy's story, to see how he ticked and to immerse myself in his world. Through Lena's eyes I totally got to do that and it was pretty freaking amazing! I would give LEAD 6 stars if I could!

There was this animosity with an electric connection between Jimmy and Lena right from the start that intrigued me. Lena was awesome, I had a serious girl crush on her. She was a strong, spunky character that doesn't take crap and stands up for herself. I adored how she unconditionally cared for Jimmy.  

Jimmy. I can't even begin to tell you how much I love him! Every detail that was learned, everything that unfolded, all the looks, back and forth bickering between him and Lena was perfect. You really got to see who he was and why he was that way. He would have these moments of vulnerability and my heart would just explode for him. He was a great character but sometimes I wanted to throttle him because of his choices and some of the things he said. I know characters grow in stories but his emotional development had me clapping at the end. 

I was so involved in these characters interactions and the subtlety of their growing relationship that I didn’t realize that there weren't actually a lot of sexy times. There was this steady build of want and need so it didn't feel like it was missing. Who knew just a look could feel like foreplay. When the hot times happen it is intense and worth the wait. 

There were some really fun moments in this story as well. Mal is hysterical and adds the right amount of comic relief, I like him a lot. I loved getting to see all the guys and girls and how their relationships have evolved. I'm ready for Ben’s story next with Lizzy. There was also something that made me think foreshadowing about Jimmy and Lena but that might just be wishful thinking on my part. 

I was anxiety ridden more than once and totally caught up on everything. The end just about killed me. I was pretty much holding my breath with tears in my eyes reading as fast as I could. I love when I get so invested that everything else around me fades away.

This story had the most fantastic build ever! I loved the overall story line and how it mixed into the Stage Dive series and I thought the pacing was great. There were bits of drama and lots of tension throughout. I just kept absorbing the details and couldn't read fast enough. A definite page turner. Such an excellent story!

Complimentary copy received in exchange for honest review.

 

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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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Other books in the STAGE DIVE series

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Lick (Stage Dive #1): Amazon | My Review

Play (Stage Dive #2): Amazon | My Review

 

Coming Soon

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Deep (Stage Dive #4)

Pre-order: Amazon

 

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