Lick (Stage Dive #1), by Kylie Scott ✰✰✰✰✰


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.

My Casting

Eeeeeeee. Love love love it. Soooo perfect. And adorable. And hot. And brilliant.

A fantastic rock star romance. What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas, right??? Wrong!

Hey Vegas… Your slogan is bullshit!!

When you accidently get married to one of the biggest rock stars on the planet, the ring, the paparazzi, the legal papers and the hubby himself are all still there, even after you leave Vegas… even if you have absolutely no recollection of the whole thing!

Good, respectable, sensible, Portland girl, Evelyn Thomas might have been planning on getting laid, on her 21st birthday, in Vegas… but she certainly hadn’t planned on getting married. When she wakes up, hanging like a bitch, on a hotel bathroom floor, with no memory of marrying the gorgeous but mysterious man lying next to her, who is none other than David Ferris, guitarist of rock band, ‘Stage Dive’, the obvious answer to her problems is an annulment. A no-brainer, right?

But what if he does remember the whole thing? And what if he doesn’t consider it to be the biggest mistake of his life?
And what if Evelyn actually realises she might quite like the sexy, dark, brooding God of rock?

David. David. David! *sigh* Awww, he’s just to die for.

He isn’t the mean, bad-boy man-whore that most of these rock star romance books deliver us… he’s just lovely. He’s attentive, sweet, caring, kind and he’s hurt. It’s clear, from the beginning, that David remembers the events of that fateful night and doesn’t regret it like Evelyn does.

Can anybody say ‘awwww’?? How can you not want to scoop him up and cuddle him? He wants her to be his wifey and she has no interest in even knowing who he is. Bless his little heart.

Evelyn is brilliant too. She’s ordinary and refreshingly rational. It makes a change. She doesn’t go flying off of the handle, over-reacting or falling at his feet at the first sign of ‘sorry’. She’s just a normal girl in a very abnormal situation. And she reacts accordingly. She’s strong in her decisions, has self respect but isn’t annoyingly stubborn or affected. I really, really liked her and was totally on board with her story.

The story is told from her POV and the writing is witty, funny and a breath of fresh air. I was giggling by the end of the first page. This is pure easy-reading.
I loved that the dialogue felt so real. The responses were things that real people might say. They ‘Mmm’s and ‘yeh’s that were used to punctuate a sentence. There was a lot of great banter, too.

So, post-Vegas, when Evelyn finds herself at David’s mansion, in an attempt to escape the hoards of press outside her Portland home, things begin to change.

I loved watching Evelyn realise that she actually had feelings for David. And he sure as hell didn’t make it a hard job to love him. Honestly, ladies, this guy is so damn cute. He’ll do a total warm and fuzzy number on your hearts.

Don’t be fooled though. There are some panty-combusting sex scenes in this book too… just to make sure you don’t get a sugar rush from all of the sweet. Ooof, David is haaawt! Evelyn is inexperienced and nervous, and he takes such good care of her, whilst showing her the ropes! Mmmm mmm!

I have one query… I’d be grateful if somebody could fill me in here… whyyyy is this book called Lick??? It just seemed ever so random, to me.


This book is the first in the Stage Dive series. I believe book #2 is Mal’s story. Mal is David’s oldest friend and the drummer of the band. I absolutely loved his character. He is hilariously funny, kind hearted and a total lad.

I can’t wait to read more from Kylie Scott. I think we may have found a new favourite fictional rock band, ladies!


Lick Statistics
Steam Rating (out of 5): ♥♥♥♥
Ending: HEA
Series: ✓
Reading Order:
Book #1 – Lick
Rest of series not released yet.
Can this be read as a standalone? Yes
Rock star
Alcohol induced amnesia
Accidental marriage
Warning. This book includes…
Sexual content.
Writing: Great

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3 Responses to Lick (Stage Dive #1), by Kylie Scott ✰✰✰✰✰

  1. mtanub says:

    sweet lord, I can’t wait to read this book. The novel I’m writing has a similar plot line and can’t wait to see how these two pull their stuff together.

  2. Lisa says:

    Any idea who the guy in the David and Evelyn pic is? The guy with the shoulder length curly hair. I’ve looked around online and can’t find him. Thanks! 🙂

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