Author: Kylie Scott
Series: Stage Dive #4
Release Date: March 31, 2015
My Rating: 5 Stars!
My Rating: 5 Stars!
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?
His laughter, it didn’t really sound the smallest bit amused. “Christ. You’re done here.”
“Ah, no. I’m actually not. Now see, this is where we have a problem.” I folded my arms. Then unfolded them because like fuck I’d look defensive. He was the one in the wrong, not me. “You’re not prepared to take me, or my feelings, seriously. What you want is to hide away in Mr. Too Cool for Commitment land and just play with my affections when it suits you. Okay, I’ve accepted that. But none of that means it’s okay for you to come in here and act like you’re the boss of me. None of it.”
“That so?” he asked, leaning down so that we were almost nose to nose.
“That’s so, baby.” I play-punched him in the shoulder, which it should be noted, I barely came up to. Okay, so maybe the alcohol on a mostly empty stomach had made me slightly/lots braver/sillier. “So why don’t you take your little caveman jealous tantrum bullshit somewhere else. See, I do this funny thing I like to refer to as whatever the fuck I want. Understand?”
He just stared.
“And as pretty as you are with your beard and your muscles, you are too damn tricky and . . . complicated and shit for me.”
“Yes, you are. Are you finally seeing my point here?”
“Excellent. So take your hotness elsewhere, kind sir. I want no part of it!” Huh. I had so told him. Drunken bravado was the best.
First off, I now look at bearded men with a whole, new appreciation! I mean, WOWZERS! I need to find one for myself. Ben is hot on his own with his sweet tendencies, but that beard makes him just yummy. Now, that I've got that out of the way, let's move onto the book itself. Deep was just incredible. I fell in love with this series with Lead and I am once again beating myself upside the head for not having read the other books. Deep reminded me why I love, love, love Kylie Scott. She captivates you from the get-go with unapologetic characters and intense emotions to boot.
I love the way Ben tries to fight his attraction to Liz. It's one of my favorite concepts when a man like Ben, all alpha and tough, tries to fight his heart. Liz and Ben are both extremely guarded, but even being in each other's company fades their resolve instantly. I just couldn't get enough of them together. They're sickeningly adorable, yet painfully realistic. I'll admit it, at the end of this book I had blubbered a few times. Kylie Scott just reached through her pages and ripped my heart out, but no worries she gave it back and gave me chocolate too, so all's forgiven.
I just can't quite explain what these books do to me. It's the kind of book that had me thinking about it when I couldn't read it (because, life.) and even now that I've finished it I want to go back and experience it all over again. So for me, this book is a first-class winner and a must-read!
*ARC provided by the publisher/author in exchange for an honest review*
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Stage Dive Series Reading Order
Lick (Book One)
Play (Book Two)
Lead (Book Three)
Deep (Book Four)
Kylie is represented by Amy Tannenbaum at the Jane Rotrosen Agency, New York.
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