Author: Kylie Scott
Publisher by: Macmillan
Published on: July 29, 2014
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Humor, Romance
Page Count: 256
Stay up all night with the sexy rockers in Stage Dive, the epic rock star romance series from New York Times bestselling author Kylie Scott, author of Lick and Play.
As the lead singer of Stage Dive, Jimmy is used to getting whatever he wants, whenever he wants it, whether it's booze, drugs, or women. However, when a PR disaster serves as a wake-up call about his life and lands him in rehab, he finds himself with Lena, a new assistant to keep him out of trouble.
Lena's not willing to take any crap from the sexy rocker and is determined to keep their relationship completely professional, despite their sizzling chemistry. But when Jimmy pushes her too far and Lena leaves, he realizes that he may just have lost the best thing that ever happened to him.
I LOVED Lead. I’m not sure why I haven’t met the Stage Dive boys until now but I’m I need to read more of this series. Kylie Scott wrote this great mix of sexual chemistry, humor, and fun. Lead was a fast read that kept me entertained and a smile on my face.
“Fancy falling for someone you didn’t even particularly like half the damn time. Who did something so stupid?”
When Lena first gets a job as Jimmy Farris’ sober companion they don’t get along. Jimmy is moody, blunt, and just down-right rude half the time. When Jimmy experiences a loss in his life, Lena sees a different side to him. He was someone who was hurting and vulnerable and for the first time she sees starts to feel something more for him. After seeing a raw side to Jimmy things change between them. They start spending time together as friends and Lena’s feelings for Jimmy developed more and more over time.
“Because your dark parts don’t scare me, Jimmy. They never did.”
I wasn’t sure what to think of Jimmy at first. He had a host of issues and he wasn’t exactly Mr. Personality but there was a something so intriguing about him. His personality was so contradictory at times, going from rude and inconsiderate to sweet and caring. When he finds out Lena’s feelings he doesn’t know how to react. He know’s Lena is important to him but he thinks it’s nothing more than a simple friendship.
“Don’t hate me, Lena. You want to be mad at me when I do dumb things, that’s fine. But don’t hate me. I couldn’t take that, not from you.”
Their relationship wasn’t something that came about quickly, it took time to develop. Going from strictly business, to friendship, to more was a gradual process. I loved Lena! Seriously,I want to be her when I grow up. Lena was hilarious; she was sarcastic, loyal, and sweet when she wanted to be. She didn’t take Jimmy’s crap attitude. Unlike most people in his life, Lena could go toe to toe with Jimmy. I loved their banter between them. The complemented each other well.
Jimmy slowly starts to grow and change in this book but I wondered if he would fully be able to admit his feelings and be able to give Lena the relationship she deserved. There some parts of this book that were emotional and others sexy but throughout it made me laugh. This was such a great read and I hope we get more of their store and I look forward to more of The Stage Dive boys.
“Lena, you seen my old black Led Zep shirt?”
“You sure?” His brows became one dark cranky line. The scratches on his face were healing well, thank goodness. Though it didn’t reduce my desire to throttle his mother on a daily basis.
“Yes. I haven’t seen it.”
Can’t find it anywhere…”
“And this is a surprise, how?” I slipped my hands into my back jean’s pockets. “Jimmy, you own more clothing than Cher, Brittney, and Elvis, put together. Things are bound to go missing.”
“Sure you haven’t seen it?”
“For goodness sake, what do you think, Jimmy? That I stole it to sleep in or something?” I laughed bitterly. Sure as hell, the truth deserved a good mocking. I’d sunk so despicably low.
I hadn’t even meant to steal the stupid thing, but the shirt had been mixed up with my laundry a few days ago. It’d been the first top I laid my hand on after stepping out of the shower, ready to go to bed. Without thought, I’d put it on and it’d been so soft, the scent of him lingering beneath the laundry detergent. Every night since, I’d found myself in it come bedtime. My shame knew no limits. And no, I still hadn’t quit. The words still hadn’t come even close to leaving my mouth.
He frowned. “No.”
“That I have some deep secret longing to feel close to you resulting in my stealing your shirt like some creepy perv?”
“Course I don’t fucking think that,” he replied crankily, reaching up to grip the top of the doorframe. All of his bulging muscles stretched the arms of his white T-shirt in the nicest way. It was all I could do not to start drooling, my heart beat taking up residence somewhere down between my thighs. And who could blame it? Not me. Maybe if I got laid, this would go away and things would return to normal. It’d seemed safer to avoid rubbing up against any men just in case I got carried away and started dating again. This new situation, however, changed everything.
“Well, of course not! That would be crazy.” And wasn’t that the god’s honest truth? Cray-zeee. Lock me up and throw away the key because it wasn’t like I didn’t know better.
“Just can’t figure out where the hell it could be.”
Angels couldn’t have smiled as innocently. They might have tried, but they would have failed, the dirty-mouthed, winged, little liars. “Jimmy, I don’t know where it is. But I’ll look around for it later, okay?”
“Yeah,” he said, and then added as an afterthought, “and stop looking at me weird.”
The Stage Dive Series