In Deep (Stage Dive Series #4) by Kylie Scott, we finally get to hear Lizzy and Ben’s story. Lizzy is Anne’s little sister (Anne being the heroine from the second book in the series). Ben is the bass player in the band. Lizzy has been chasing Ben right from the start. Of the four guys in the fictional band, Stage Dive, Ben is the one that I liked the least. I was hoping for more from this story, hoping that Ben would somehow redeem himself and we’d see that there was more there lurking beneath the surface. Lizzy was great as the kid sister, but as the protagonist of the story, I think she also fell a little short.
It took me a while to review this book. One reason is because I was sad to see this series end. Another reason is that after I finished it, I put it aside and didn’t want to think about it again. I enjoyed the first three books a lot, and I’ve re-read them several times. This last book is not one that I’ve re-read. I don’t know why. Ben and Lizzy just didn’t appeal to me. I liked her better than I did him once the story got going. He remained a jerk as far as I could tell. They do get a happily ever after, but after the crappy way he treats her, I wondered why she was trying so hard to hang on to him. Maybe I should re-read it; maybe there’s something I missed here the first time. I was strangely dissatisfied with this book after loving the others.
Lizzy starts a texting relationship with Ben early on in the series. She chases him like crazy. Their texting was cute. They end up sleeping together at one point, and she gets pregnant from that one time. They then have to figure out what to do with their lives. He keeps wanting to party and does. He was an idiot. That was the basic premise of the book. Since it was the last book in the series, I was hoping that Ms. Scott would write more of an epilogue for the other characters. They were there, but since Ben and Lizzy were so one-dimensional I felt she should have had more of the others throughout their story. It would have made this a more satisfying conclusion for me.
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