Author: Kylie Scott
Series: Stage Dive Series #4
Publisher by: Macmillan
Published on: March 31, 2015
Genres: New Adult Romance
Page Count: 271
Positive. With two little lines on a pregnancy test, everything in Lizzy Rollins' ordinary life is about to change forever. And all because of one big mistake in Vegas with Ben Nicholson, the irresistibly sexy bass player for Stage Dive. So what if Ben's the only man she's ever met who can make her feel completely safe, cherished, and out of control with desire at the same time? Lizzy knows the gorgeous rock star isn't looking for anything more permanent than a good time, no matter how much she wishes differently.
Ben knows Lizzy is off limits. Completely and utterly. She's his best friend's little sister now, and no matter how hot the chemistry is between them, no matter how sweet and sexy she is, he's not going to go there. But when Ben is forced to keep the one girl he's always had a weakness for out of trouble in Sin City, he quickly learns that what happens in Vegas, doesn't always stay there. Now he and Lizzie are connected in the deepest way possible...but will it lead to a connection of the heart?
Let me just say, I’ve only read one other book in this series, Lead, but I fell in love with the Stage Dive boys. To say I was excited to read this book would be an understatement. I could not wait to get my hands on Ben and Lizzy’s story. This book had me giggling throughout the story. Kylie Scott knows how to mix feisty, sarcastic, heroines with hot rockers and great banter.
When Lizzy, Anne’s sister and Mal’s sister in law, finds out she’s pregnant with his Ben’s baby, it comes as a complete surprise. They had a friendship but they also shared one night together. Lizzy had wanted more, but Ben didn’t want to lose her friendship or for their relationship to effect the band.
Impending parenthood scares both Lizzy and Ben, but they want to make it work. Trying to balance their feelings for each other and a normal friendship, was not easy. I wanted to see more of them together, I wanted to know more about Ben, hell I just wanted them both happy because you could tell that they both wanted one another but fear seem to hold them back.
While I did enjoy this story, I didn’t love it. The story fell short in some ways. Everything in this story seemed to happen so fast, but little actually happened. At 70%, Lizzy and Ben were still trying to figure things out. I was hoping to see more of them as a couple. There was some drama and the lack of communication was a bit frustrating at times.
Mal had me cracking up as usual and I did love peeking into the other band members lives. Since this was the last book in the series, I really wish there had been a bit more to the epilogue. This was still a fun story and it was great seeing Stage Dive together one more time.
“Where have you been?” My sister rushed forward, catching me up in a tight hug. “I’ve been trying to call you all day. We checked everywhere and couldn’t find you.”
“Sorry. I just needed some alone time.” I squeezed her back, unable to stop from smiling. The thought of Anne turning her back on me had scared me more than I liked to admit.
“Well, I get you might want that.” She stepped back. “But you could have told someone.”
“You can’t just disappear like that.” And Ben kept right on frowning. “Shit, Liz, you’re pregnant.”
“Don’t upset her,” snapped Anne.
Ben ignored her. “I don’t know what the hell’s going on in your head. But you need to let me know where you are.”
My eyebrows went up and my mouth opened, ready to rip him a new one.
“She doesn’t answer to you. She’ll let you know if and when she decides to let you know,” said Mal, laying down the law to his bandmate before turning my way. “You will text your sister next time you decide to go wandering for a day, understood?”
My mouth, it still hung open.
“Christ, man.” Over and over, Ben’s hands rolled into tight fists before releasing again. “Can you cut the shit and get off my back for a fucking minute?”
“Don’t swear at him.” My usually sensible and staid sister poked a finger dead center in Ben’s broad chest. “You’re the one that caused this mess, thank you very much. She might still be a little young and naive, but you’re definitely old enough to know better.”
“That’s right.” Standing about as tall as a skyscraper, despite only coming up to Ben’s nose, Mal stared him down. Or up. Whatever. “This is a family matter. You can leave, thanks.”