Title: Lick (Stage Dive #1)
Author: Kylie Scott
Genre: NA contemporary romance
Waking up in Vegas was never meant to be like this.
Evelyn Thomas’s plans for celebrating her twenty-first birthday in Las Vegas were big. Huge. But she sure as hell never meant to wake up on the bathroom floor with a hangover to rival the black plague, a very attractive half-naked tattooed man, and a diamond on her finger large enough to scare King Kong. Now if she could just remember how it all happened.
One thing is for certain, being married to rock and roll’s favourite son is sure to be a wild ride.
This book is written in first person POV through Evelyn throughout the book. It was not overly surreal or cliched. I especially loved the beginning.
- Evelyn wakes up the morning after her twenty first birthday in Vegas on a bathroom floor and apparently married to a tattooed guy. She doesn’t remember anything; he does.
- As soon as they both realise the blunder, they decide on separating but as he is a rock star, media gets in and situations rise. It starts off with them trying to rid the other and slowly realise that they actually belong together.
- ITS A HEA (I don’t know why I have a tendency to mention this all the time but I don’t want you to cry on my account.)
- Evelyn is the usual goody -two-shoes who is studying architecture and is obsessed with plans. She was just looking for some fun (also the sexual kind) on her birthday.
- David is tall, tatted and tempting but is also not the usual dark, brooding singer with a hellish past. He writes songs and plays guitar in the band Stage Dive while his brother sings and is actually a great guy.
- I loved Mal who is the drummer and is like David’s brother. He is a great friend and I just loved the guy. The second book (review to come soon) is on him.
- It was not instant connection like countless other NA books. They grew to like each other and decided to give their relationship a chance before signing annulment papers.
- One thing I liked was that they talked, took care, learned each other during sex instead of the usual “perfect right from the start”. There was the awkwardness and questioning I expect in reality.
- Sure, the heartbreak (not a romance story without it) was pretty cliche but I liked how it ended.
A story which was different in some aspects and sticking to the usual in others. It gave me satisfaction in the end and hey, what else do I want?
I give it…