Review & Giveaway: Lick by Kylie Scott

 

Title: Lick  {Stage Dive #1}

Author: Kylie Scott

Published: Pan Macmillan Au April 2014

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Status: Read from June 05 to 06, 2014 — I own a copy   {Courtesy Bookworld}

My Thoughts:

A sexy contemporary romance, Lick, the first book in the Stage Dive series, was first self published by its Australian author Kylie Scott but has since been picked up by traditional publishers in several countries and earned her a place on the USA Today Bestseller List. I have to be honest, I wasn’t expecting a lot from this title, even though it seems to have captured the imagination of thousands of readers, so I was pleasantly surprised to find it to be an entertaining, sweet and quick read.

“Let me get this straight, you don’t remember anything?”
“No,” I said, swallowing hard. “What did we do last night?”
“We got f**g married.” he growled.”

Lick begins with twenty one year old Evelyn waking in her hotel room after a wild night in Vegas to discover a 5 carat ring on her finger, a tattoo on her ass and the presence of tall, dark and gorgeous rock god David Ferris. Unable to remember much of anything, but convinced both she and David have made a terrible drunken mistake, Evelyn offers David a simple annulment and returns to Portland to pick up her quiet life where she left off. It is a sensible plan, but word of their Elvis impersonator officiated marriage has been leaked and Ev is ambushed by paparazzi. Forced to take up David’s offer of sanctuary while his lawyers take care of the details, Ev is surprised to learn there is more to her new husband than she suspected and that perhaps a divorce would be a bigger mistake than their marriage.

While the plot of Lick is all about the Cinderella fantasy of an ordinary girl being chosen by a handsome prince, the tone and the characters of this novel are what saves it from becoming a bland romance.

Evelyn is an appealing heroine, smart, witty and a little awkward she is an ordinary sensible girl for whom things go wildly awry the one time she sets aside her inhibitions. I can’t blame Ev for being unable to resist David, Scott’s description of him is just delicious, and at twenty one she is still in possession of the idealism that believes in destiny, true love and happy ever after.

‘Stage Dive’ lead guitarist David is the hot bad boy with a vulnerable heart. It’s a combination that is difficult to resist even when he is being a jerk because you just know his arrogance is a self defense mechanism. Unsurprisingly it turns out Dave has been badly hurt in the past and he has to deal with his trust issues before he can expect his relationship with Ev will work out.

“Love isn’t always smooth or straightforward. It can be messy and painful. Doesn’t mean it isn’t the most incredible thing that can ever happen to you.”

Though labeled a New Adult title due to the ages of the protagonists, Lick doesn’t seem to have any trouble attracting a more mature audience. If funny, sexy and sweet romance is your thing then take a stage dive into Lick.

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9 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Elyse
    Jun 07, 2014 @ 19:05:17

    I’ve yet to read anything under the New Adult label and this sounds like a fun place to start!

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  2. Khrissy
    Jun 07, 2014 @ 19:09:30

    Looks like it will be a great read !!!

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  3. Mary Preston
    Jun 07, 2014 @ 19:15:16

    This sounds like a fun read. Love the title & cover. I found your thoughts very helpful thank you.

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  4. Janine Kimberley
    Jun 07, 2014 @ 20:09:47

    Is this 50 shades for 20 year olds?

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  5. kathrynsinbox
    Jun 07, 2014 @ 20:15:52

    Great review. Sadly, this one was not a winner for me, though I can see why it would appeal to many readers.

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  6. craneclaire
    Jun 07, 2014 @ 20:35:23

    Hmm I wouldn’t mind giving this a try, it sounds interesting

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  7. Amanda Barrett
    Jun 08, 2014 @ 08:45:37

    Thank you for the review, I would love to give this book a go, it’s a little outside my normal genre to read but the front cover is very appealing!

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  8. mslimalicious
    Jun 09, 2014 @ 19:21:31

    ah Vegas! Never been, perhaps it’s better that way!

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