Saturday, March 29, 2014

NEW RELEASE: PLAY BY KYLIE SCOTT [REVIEW]

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Title: Play (Stage Dive, #2)
Author: Kylie Scott
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
Release Date: March 25, 2014

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Kylie Scott returns with the highly anticipated follow-up to international bestseller LICK.
 
Synopsis
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?  

OUR REVIEW:

I thoroughly enjoyed the getting to know the latest member of Stage Dive, Mal, and the girl who snags him, Anne. He is a crazy nutter--or at least he wants us to believe that. He jumps from subject to subject and sort of creates a manic, playful environment wherever he goes. He's exactly what Anne needs after always having to look after, fix, or be taken advantage of by others. She's a great match for Mal (at least after her momentary star-struck daze) because she is sassy and honest and has a genuine concern for his well being. Yep. Crazy nutter indeed. He is exuberant and full of life, and a little bit hard to handle because of his self imposed rock god status. And while you can tell that there is something more going on with him he made the entire book so much freaking fun. I kid you not...I laughed or smiled every single time he had dialogue. It was tight and perfect, and the pace of the story was wonderful. The writing was incredible. I loved Lick, and I think I might have almost loved Play even more! 

This novel isn't trying to take us down a serious road of issues; it's pure rock star fantasy. It's light and funny and a great escape from the everyday drudgery of our lives. The sexual tension is great and the reveal of their back stories came at just the right moment. From the moment I started it, I found myself picking it up every opportunity I had and feeling sad when I had to put it down. In less than a 12 hour work day I started and finished it and already ready for book 3. This is why I love novels about bands. Especially when the entire band gets put into a companion series. They are all so present and such huge parts of their lives, but each one has their own individual tale to tell. I have almost no words (you know I'm going to give them to you anyways) for how much I enjoyed it! Like Shel said, it is by far not as serious or angsty as David and Ev's story....but it is just as meaningful and well crafted, that I too could not put it down. I stayed up way too late reading it when I was really needing to sleep! (Who needs sleep? Not me apparently) 

I cannot wait to see what Kylie Scott comes up with next. Her writing, humor, dialogue...you name it...it was spot on! We definitely are forever fans over here! 
/fangirl gushing

Shelley: 4 1/2 Stars
Courtney: 5 Stars

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Lick (Stage Dive, #1)
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About the Author
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USA Today Bestselling Australian Romance Writer.
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