Monday, October 1, 2018

REVIEW: Strong by Kylie Scott


Kylie Scott returned us to the Stage Dive crew in Stong. This time we get a quick and funny read about the head of security, Sam, and Martha (some readers may recall her from a certain someone's story--but I won't spoil that, you'll see as you read). The combination of Martha's uber-stubborn behavior and funny denials with Sam's calm, even keel demeanor is one that made this novella an entertaining read. Throw in Mal's crazy and you can guess that I smiled a lot during this read.

Kudos to writers who can successfully write a novella when they normally write full length novels. I imagine the process must be an interesting challenge--having to abridge the normal story and character arc to fit a certain word or page count and still make it work. Kylie Scott's timeline in this novella, while a smidge rushed in the end, worked. I felt I got a good feel for these characters and their needs before the ending arrived. I could see how they fit in with the Stage Dive crew and each other and, as with many a novella, made me curious about how their full length story would've been different, had they had one.

Stage Dive fans will definitely get a kick out of seeing their favorite band members and the Sam + Martha plotline.

From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Kylie Scott comes a new story in her Stage Dive series… When the girl of your dreams is kind of a nightmare. As head of security to Stage Dive, one of the biggest rock bands in the world, Sam Knowles has plenty of experience dealing with trouble. But spoilt brat Martha Nicholson just might be the worst thing he’s ever encountered. The beautiful troublemaker claims to have reformed, but Sam knows better than to think with what’s in his pants. Unfortunately, it’s not so easy to make his heart fall into line. Martha’s had her sights on the seriously built bodyguard for years. Quiet and conservative, he’s not even remotely her type. So why the hell can’t she get him out of her mind? There’s more to her than the Louboutin wearing party-girl of previous years, however. Maybe it’s time to let him in on that fact and deal with this thing between them. **Every 1001 Dark Nights novella is a standalone story. For new readers, it’s an introduction to an author’s world. And for fans, it’s a bonus book in the author’s series. We hope you'll enjoy each one as much as we do.**     




Kylie is a New York Times and USA Today best-selling author. She was voted Australian Romance Writer of the year, 2013 & 2014, by the Australian Romance Writer’s Association and her books have been translated into eleven different languages. She is a long time fan of romance, rock music, and B-grade horror films. Based in Queensland, Australia with her two children and husband, she reads, writes and never dithers around on the internet. You can learn more about Kylie from 

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