I was provided with an advance reader copy by Bookworld in exchange for an honest review. Any and all opinions expressed in this review are mine alone. I received no financial incentives to review this book.
Series: Stage Dive #1
Published by Momentum on May 6, 2014
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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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.
Lick is a book I’ve heard a lot about. It was originally released last year, and many of my reader friends went nuts for it. For some reason, I had not picked it up before now – not sure why, I love a good rock star romance. I even had it sitting on my Kindle.
Then I was approached to review Lick (with its delicious new cover), and I thought, “No time like now”. Now my only questions are “Why did I wait so long?” and “When can I get to the next instalment?”
Sweet baby Jeebus! That cover – it’s got that whole hot tattooed rock star vibe, with a hint of brooding sexy man, going on. Many a rock star fantasy could be fuelled by that cover.
If you want this all for yourself, stay tuned until the end of the post, where you will have a chance to win yourself a copy of Lick.
Here’s what I thought of Lick:
I’ve got to say I absolutely love famous people/regular people romances – the clash of the two worlds, the battle for privacy, they’re too delicious to pass up. What I loved about Lick was that it wasn’t just “hot famous guy meets regular girl, fall in love, everything’s beer and skittles” – it is complicated and angsty. Dear lord, it is h.o.t. HOT too.
There is angst, but in equal measure there is a great deal of humour and wit. The dialogue is fabulous, the characters rich and certainly colourful, and the chemistry between Evelyn and David is out of control!
Evelyn is awesome – she’s strong and determined, and she has a real honesty about her. I love that we hear the story from her point of view. She may be inexperienced, but she certainly doesn’t deny her sexuality and I love that she isn’t constantly putting herself down for not being model thin.
David has the rocker thing going on, but he has a vulnerability about him, a desire to cling to something real in a world where not a lot of reality exists. I love how he is honest about what he loves about Evelyn, and I loved how he was the one that got all put out because he remembered and she didn’t.
Seeing how their relationship progresses, from the hasty Vegas marriage to the eventual HEA, is just Oh. My. Gosh. There are issues that both need to overcome from the past, and they don’t automatically shoot into a Disney-esque happy ending just because they bumped uglies. However, each knew that there was something in them that could only really be fulfilled by the other, and I think Kylie Scott did an awesome job of creating a story that reflected this.
I’m so glad that Lick was a book that lives up to the hype that I’ve heard about it. Quite often, the hype outweighs the actual story….not this time!
Oh, and I cannot wait for Mal! I 1-clicked Play a couple of weeks ago when I got sent this copy of Lick to review – you can be certain that I’ll be reading his story when I get some leisure time. I love me some crazy drummers!
OK, people! Now it is time for some prize winning!
I have a paperback copy of Lick to give away to one of my lovely readers, thanks to the awesome folk at Bookworld. Yay! Thank you, Bookworld!
How do you win this fabulous prize?
Comment below with your own famous person encounter. It could have been at a party or at work, or it could have been in the checkout line at the supermarket. For example, I used to work in housekeeping at a 5-star hotel in Sydney, and I bumped into Kevin Costner (he was trying to flog that terrible Waterworld movie at the time) while I was doing up his room.
The crazier or more random the encounter, the better. I’ll be picking my favourite answer from the bunch.
Entries are open until the end of Friday. Sorry, international folk, this giveaway is only open to Australian readers.
Get commenting – I can’t wait to see what you’ve all got to say! Good luck, everyone!