OMG!! I seriously LOVE rockstar romances, and I am so freaking happy that the Stage Dive series exists. *Sigh* It was pretty much rockstar perfection for me. And these rockstars from Stage Dive are the. best. They’re famous, sexy, tattooed, drool-worthy, and obviously, they make music!! What’s not to love?
I really can’t believe it took me so long to get to reading Lick. I’m so ashamed of myself! I was seriously missing out – but no matter. I’m just glad I did read it! I mean, have you read that blurb? I had high expectations because of it, and Kylie Scott meets every one of those expectations and more. This book is wild and intense, but also sweet and sexy. It has the perfect balance of the hard, fast rocker world, and the slow, sweet beauty of Evelyn and David’s romance.
So a little about the book. Our dear heroine, Evelyn, wakes up hungover, remembering nothing of her celebrating her 21st birthday party – but she’s not alone in bed. Because next to her is a very sexy, tattooed man she doesn’t recognize, who apparently knows who she is. Ev is understandably confused
(though I would totally be up for waking up next to a hot man), but the real kicker is the giant wedding ring on her finger.
He physically recoiled from me. “Let me get this straight, you don’t remember anything?”
“No,” I said, swallowing hard. “What did we do last night?”
“We got fucking married,” he growled.
This time, I didn’t make it to the toilet.
And so ensues the wild ride that is Lick. And I adored every single moment of it!
David Ferris is the first of the Stage Dive boys to get his story told. Oh, David stole my heart in Lick. He’s all of those amazing things that make up a rockstar, and more. He’s sweet, intense, and so beautifully passionate. He’s very much an alpha-male (although it was a bit too much at times), but he’s also not afraid to show his sweet side to Evelyn. He makes my heart flutter so much! He especially makes me swoon when he tries to win Ev’s heart.
“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 happy to you. Doesn’t mean I’m not crazy about you.”
“You are?” I asked, my voice still tight with emotion.
“Of course I am.”
But it’s not exactly easy for David to win over his wife’s heart. Evelyn is thrust into the rocker world, but she wants nothing to do with it. The rocker world is so completely out of her comfort zone, but David, the sweetheart that he is, does his best to show that Ev belongs there, with him. I adored David and Evelyn as a couple. I loved seeing them try to make it work between them, trying to prove that getting married wasn’t a mistake. They do hurt each other along the way, but honestly, I thought the two of them were just perfect together.
“But I married you, Evelyn, because you made sense to me. We make sense. We’re a whole lot better together than apart. You notice that?”
“Yeah, I really did.”
I would have given Lick 5 perfect hearts, but Evelyn and David annoyed me a few times. Evelyn could get incredibly stubborn, and it took me a while to warm up to her as the heroine, and David was sometimes overly jealous and alpha-maley. It wasn’t too much of a problem for me, because I ended up loving them and the book anyway. What I also loved was the perfect amount of drama and angst. Kylie Scott was able to make me feel so much for the characters – I was rooting for them and hurting for them, and I was totally giggling and smiling whenever David was being sweet.
Lick took me on a wild ride – I couldn’t put the book down from start to finish. I got hooked on the characters – all of them, even the other Stage Dive boys. I loved seeing how the Stage Dive boys interacted together – they were such goofballs, and I absolutely cannot wait to read all of their stories. Lick was a fabulous intro to the Stage Dive series – I highly recommend it!