Rock chick not author

Stage Dive Series – Kylie Scott

To see her author pic you’d think Kylie Scott was a bit of a sweetie, definitely maybe a romantic.  But to read her Stage Dive series you know the woman is all rock chick.  And by that I don’t mean groupie.  No, she’s not with the band – she’s the real deal!  Or at the very least she has done her homework!

This is a lady that knows a rock star and delivers.  In all she delivers four rock gods and their ladies.  Each relationship explores a different aspect of love in such an intense public arena.  Ms Scott develops each character beautifully.  I can’t say that Mal and Jimmy warmed my heart in quite the same way as David or Ben, but they were great characters.

Unusually for a rock star romance, I think Jimmy and Mal were deliberately hard to like.  But boy did she nail Jimmy (the character not the man, obviously!) – talented, self centred, addicted, handsome, immature, confident, angry, bitter, scared.  All up a gorgeous problematic man.

As for Mal – if you had a ridiculously cheeky class clown then you’ve got Mal’s starting point.  It was interesting to see how this persona panned out as a grown man who, thanks to his career hasn’t been limited like any of the kids I knew at school.  Nope, for Mal it takes two special ladies to rein him in.

Clearly, David is the favourite – he’s sweet, achy and just yummy!  And its interesting that he’s the one who falls first and who has to convince his lady a bit more.  I really like David and knowing that most people (me included) would choose his brother just made me want to watch out for him a bit more.

I’ve already blogged about Ben, so I won’t repeat myself, but definitely the last story wasn’t the least!

As you’d expect from an Aussie Kylie this series has plenty of glitz and glamour, exquisitely delicious complicated but loveable men and ladies who can kick like a roo when they need, to but have hearts of gold shimmer!

Something for the pool

Deep by Kylie Scott

Eeek!  A page and a bit in I knew this book wasn’t for me.  Clearly, I need to read the blurb better.  A YA novel about a knocked up fan following a one-night stand in Vegas? And to top it all its book four in a series!  Urgh!

Seriously, what was I thinking requesting this from netgalley….

They say don’t judge a book by its cover.  We all know its true right?  Well, today I learnt don’t judge what you like by what you know – or something like that.

This book was a little gem. Thanks to my kindle I can tell you I was hooked 3% in.

Lizzy the main character was so likeable, sweet but fierce but best of all open and honest.  She had no issue with the fact that she was crazy about Ben.  She revelled in the feeling both to herself and honestly to him.  He was your pretty archetype pain in the rear rock star – but that’s the point of the book (and the whole series I suspect).

Often when an author wants to mix it up a bit they start the story at the end rather than the beginning.  I ended up loving that Ms Scott started in the middle.   In that way the HEA ending was clearer but working out how they got to the middle and how the characters resolved it was good fun.  The cast of characters who I now know made up the other books were lively and likeable – especially Jimmy & Mal.

I so love the way the boys resolved their issues – totally inappropriate but so right for them.

This is a lovely feelgood story and an easy read.  Perfect for by the pool or a rainy coffee morning.  Only one issue I’m now going to have to download the rest of this series – roll on summer, I fancy three fun rockstar romances by the pool!

Thanks to netgalley for a free copy in return for an honest review.