A Dive Bar Novel
Love—on the rocks….
The last thing Vaughan Hewson expects to find when he returns to his childhood home is a broken hearted bride in his shower, let alone the drama and chaos that come with her.
Lydia Green doesn't know whether to scream or cry in a corner. Discovering the love of your life is having an affair on your wedding day is bad enough. Finding out it's with his best man is another thing all together.
Just when this runaway bride has nowhere left to turn, a handsome stranger offers her a broad, muscular shoulder to cry on. Vaughan is the exact opposite of the picture perfect, respected businessmen she's normally drawn to. This former musician-turned-bartender is rough around the edges and is facing his own crossroads. But Lydia's already tried Mr. Right and discovered he's all wrong--maybe it's time to give Mr. Right Now a chance.
After all, what's wrong with getting dirty?
Dirty is the first book in the Dive Bar series from bestselling author Kylie Scott.
Scott's contemporary romance series, set in present-day Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, aims to show a naughtier kind of hero, but crosses over into crude and brutish. Lydia Green is just about ready to walk down the aisle at her wedding when an anonymous person sends her a cell phone video of her fianc and his best man having passionate sex. She responds by fleeing the venue, hopping a fence, breaking into a stranger's house, and hiding in his shower to cry. Naturally, when said stranger, who happens to be a gorgeous tough guy named Vaughan Hewson, comes home and wants a shower, he's in for a bit of a surprise. Vaughan takes Lydia in, giving her a place to stay while she recovers from the emotional fallout of her narrow escape. The two fall in lust, and things get complicated as she tries to settles down while he prepares to hit the road. The first sentence in the book is "Fuck," which gives readers a good idea of what to expect: lots of swearing, fighting, and sex, with minimal nuance. Any fat-positive points earned by having a heavy heroine are canceled out by her endless self-deprecating inner monologues.
This is the first book in a new series that is a spin-off of the Stage Dive Series. Vaughan was part of the band who opened up for Stage Dive on tour and we first met him in Deep. Lydia is running from her wedding after finding out her groom is having an affair with his best man. She ends up hiding out in Vaughan’s house. This book is close to insta-love, they are instantly attracted and feelings develop pretty quickly. There is a lot of drama and not all of it involves the cancelled wedding. I really enjoyed this one and would recommend it.
It started out okay but I lost interest less than a third of the way through. It just got tedious and uninteresting. I skipped pages and chapters and didn’t feel like I missed anything at all.
This was the exact same story as the other book I read from this author. The characters had the exact same feel and dialogue and it just ruined it for me. Nothing new.
Dive Into It
What a tale! A runaway bride hiding in a stranger’s tub, a giant tattooed rocker, just to start with. Throw in a lying ex fiancé, a bar full of interesting character, and a massive attraction between two people who need some healing—sexual and otherwise—and WOW