Kylie Scott returns with the highly anticipated follow-up to international bestseller Lick.
Mal Ericson, drummer for the world famous rock band Stage Dive, needs to clean up his image fast-at least for a little while. Having a good girl on his arm should do the job just fine. Mal doesn't plan on this temporary fix becoming permanent, but he didn't count on finding the one right girl.
Anne Rollins never thought she'd ever meet the rock god who plastered her teenage bedroom walls-especially not under these circumstances. Anne has money problems. Big ones. But being paid to play the pretend girlfriend to a wild life-of-the-party drummer couldn't end well. No matter how hot he is. Or could it?
Scott's second Stage Dive contemporary (after Lick) combines rippling abs, power chords, and sheer delightful improbability. Anne Rollins is content with her quiet, stable life until it's shaken by betrayal and shattered by a chance meeting with drummer Malcolm Ericson. And Malcolm is the life of the party until he undergoes a sudden change in temperament. Then, without explanation or permission, Mal moves into Anne's apartment and co-opts her life. His turn to playful domesticity hides a secret from everyone, including cautious, suspicious Anne. Scott has created characters both charmingly mundane and larger than life. The stakes are so ridiculous that the intent seems more comic than dramatic. Tumbling through the world of rock-and-roll, Scott delivers on the promise of tenderness and wild times, hardly pausing to construct the hilarious lead-up to a sudden, nonsensical resolution.
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Engaging and Very Hot
Nothing is going right for Anne. She comes home to find her friend and roommate has skipped out in her and all the back rent she owes, and her friend and boss Reece keeps on sleeping his way through town either not noticing her crush on him or ignoring it. When her friends invite her to a party where her favorite band, Stage Dive, will be, she agrees to go. There she meets the whirlwind that is Mal—the band’s drummer and her teenage celebrity idol. What ensues is a rollercoaster of a romance that keeps you turning the page.
Mal first meets Anne at a party thrown by David and Ev from Lick. They quickly start a fake relationship which Mal doesn’t really give a reason for needing. Anne agrees even though she is wildly attracted to him, which gives her pause. There is quite a bit of angst throughout and Mal projects this air of happy a lot, but underneath he is having trouble. This story had me tearing up a few times. From the beginning Anne tries to help Mal deal with whatever is causing him pain, even though she doesn’t know what that is for most of the book. Will this fake relationship turn real? Will Anne be able to live with dating a rockstar? I love this series and hope you will too!
This was a funny but intense book! I couldn’t seem to put it down. I loved every word. Very talented author.