Book Review: Lick by Kylie Scott

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

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I suspect my expectations were a little bit too high when I started this book. It has an interesting hook, a lot of high ratings and promises a steamy read. Unfortunately I don’t think it made enough of the hook and I didn’t feel much of a spark between the two leads which I think is vital in this kind of book. I’m not saying I didn’t like it as I did, I just found it a little bit disappointing.

Synopsis (GoodReads)

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.


I absolutely loved the start of this book.  It’s a great hook. You wake up in Vegas after a wild night out and realise that not only is there a very attractive guy with you but it turns out you’re married. Evelyn’s reaction to hearing the news is priceless, she remembers absolutely nothing from the night before so it’s safe to say it’s a bit of a shock.

David’s reaction is also pretty unique and not at all what I expected. He’s less than happy that Evelyn doesn’t recognise him and doesn’t remember anything from their night together. A night that seems to have meant a lot more to him than it did to her.

Their relationship is pretty fiery at the start and these were the parts I loved the most. He’s angry and rude and while she’s feeling pretty bad she’s no walk over either. I really liked them when they were arguing. I thought Evelyn was a great character and I loved how she stood up for herself and what she wanted but was still a little bit insecure and naïve.

David I was less sure of. He has a bit of a temper and obviously had some issues as a result of events from his past (I hate the whole trouble past trope).  I did think some of his behaviour was a bit out of order and he could be a little bit hypocritical.

There was definitely an attraction between the two of them but while there were a few sparks at the start I kind of felt like they fizzled out a little as the story went on and they spent more time together. The issues and arguments between them started to get repetitive and even the steamy scenes of which there were many lost their heat.

There were a couple of other parts that niggled, the main one being her so called BFF, who to me didn’t seem like much of a friend (I certainly wouldn’t want her as one of mine), but overall I did enjoy the story. Despite losing it’s way around the half way point it is pretty well written and keeps you reading to find out how it will all end.

I have to admit to being a little curious about the next in the series which follows the band’s drummer Mal. He seemed like a much more interesting character. I will no doubt cave and get it at some point. I just hope it’s not as disappointing as Lick.

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