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.
*was given a copy in exchange for an honest review
LEAD by Kylie Scott is the 3rd book in the Stage Dive series. LEAD is a standalone/companion novel written in the voice of Lena and it is a must have in my library. I so love Stage Dive as a series but Lena and Jimmy’s Story, up to this point, has been my all time favorite.
I love a story that is driven by strong characters and Lena and Jimmy are just that. Jimmy, at this point in the series, is clean and sober and it is Lena’s job to make sure he stays that way. I have waited a long time to get my greedy hands on this juicy story and it was totally worth it. I really did not think Kylie Scott could make me change my mind about Jimmy but I went from total hate to swoon worthy love for this lead singer.
Well written with lots of back and forth. LEAD is a fabulous, slow-fall love story that has a cheesy, right out of the 80s wedding love scene. SO WORTH it.
LEAD by Kylie Scott receives 5 out of 5 Platypires.
TEXAS HUGS and HAPPY READING.
“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.”
ABOUT the AUTHOR:
Amazon Author Page: http://www.amazon.com/Kylie-Scott/e/B009CJ8188/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1403141381&sr=8-1
Other Novels by Kylie Scott:
Lick (Stage Dive #1):
Play (Stage Dive #2):
Deep (Stage Dive #4) available January 6th, 2015:
Check out more of Kylie’s work:
The Flesh series: http://kylie-scott.com/books/flesh-series/fleshseries/
Colonist’s Wife: http://kylie-scott.com/books/colonists-wife/
Heart’s A Mess: http://kylie-scott.com/books/hearts-a-mess/