In Lick (Stage Dive #1) by Kylie Scott, I indulged in one of my guilty pleasures – a sexy romance. What’s not to like about a book starring a rock star as the hero? Who hasn’t fantasized about marrying someone famous?
In Lick, the story opens with our heroine, Evelyn Thomas, on a bathroom floor. She remembers going to Las Vegas for a 21st birthday celebration with her best girlfriend, Lauren. She remembers the shots of Tequila lined up on the bar. After that it’s a blur. She discovers that she’s been sick, and she’s not alone in the bathroom. There’s a handsome, long-haired, tattooed, shirtless stranger in the bathroom with her. She’s wearing a huge diamond ring on her finger. He tells her they were married the night before. She has no idea who he is, and she doesn’t remember any of it. She soon finds out that her new husband, David Ferris, is the lead guitarist of a wildly popular rock band called Stage Dive. To her mortification, he has her name tattooed on his forearm, and she has his name tattooed on her backside.
It’s been a long, long time since I’ve read a book from cover to cover, and it kept me up until 4:00 a.m. doing so. Once I started this book, I could not put it down. I was so involved with the characters and the story line that I didn’t want it to end. David and Ev were like real people to me, and I find myself still thinking about them today. The story was realistic. Ev was naive but not stupid, and she struggles to fit into David’s world of glitz, glamour, paparazzi, and scandal. There is also more to David than meets the eye. Underneath it all, he’s a good guy at heart.
There were only a couple of minor things about the book that didn’t get explained or didn’t seem to make sense to me. The book is the first in a series of four, and I’m hoping that perhaps at least one of my questions will get answered in one of the next books. I know I will definitely be reading more by Kylie Scott. Please note that if sex scenes or graphic language bother you, don’t read this one. Otherwise, I highly recommend this book.