Lick by Kylie Scott
First in the Stage Dive series
Evelyn Thomas just wanted to have some fun in Vegas for her twenty-first birthday. She didn’t think she would wake up in her hotel room with a killer hangover and a sexy, half-naked man in her room. Things only get worse when she sees a gigantic ring on her finger and that’s when what happens in Vegas quickly decides not to stay in Vegas. I went into Lick hoping it would be mind-blowing amazing, while it wasn’t that amazing, I can definitely say that I loved Lick. I can’t bring myself to rate it higher than four stars and that is how it shall stay. Lick has all the elements to get a girl like me to want to read it. There’s a sexy guy on the cover, rock ‘n roll, an interesting enough plot, and romance. This is really all it takes for me to request your book on Netgalley because I absolutely lack willpower and had never heard of this book before. I started Lick on impulse and it was the best impulsive read I’ve made in a while. I wasn’t blown away, but I sped through this book and all its drama quickly. That’s not to say that I didn’t have a few problems with Lick, but I did definitely enjoy it. (I know this review is horrible, I’m scatterbrained right now. Sorry!)
The main female character is Evelyn or as she more commonly goes by as, Ev. I surprisingly like Evelyn. There were times when I wanted to scream sense into her head, but compared to most heroines I’ve come across in erotic she has a strong head. I consider this book to be erotica because there are quite a few sex scenes, at least enough for me to label it as such. It’s not kinky, mind-numbing erotica though because wait for it… it has a plot! Well as far as a plot can go with waking up with a rockstar husband out of the blue one morning. Evelyn could make me scream at times at her stupidity, but I also liked her jokes and she was fun.
Kick-Butt Heroine Scale: 8
The main male character is David. *swoons* David has his flaws and terrible anger problems, but not as bad as most new adult “heroes”. I’m probably biased because all it takes for me to instantly love you is an instrument ability and a beautiful voice. David has this and boy was I left flailing. This is my David in my mind.
While I also had moments when I wanted to scream at David, which was pretty much the climatic part of the book, I quickly forgave him because I love rockstars and I have no control even when they are fictional.
Swoon Worthy Scale: 9.5
The Villain- I guess there is a villain. I wasn’t expecting David’s pass girlfriend to be who it was because that just seemed like the dumbest thing ever. You can click on the spoiler if you don’t mind being spoiled a bit. Why on earth would you have your ex-girlfriend, the girl who shattered your heart by sleeping with your brother, as your bands’ PA?
Sorry, but David this is where I punch you in the face.
Villain Scale: 5
The boys in Stage Dive are Mal, Ben, and Jimmy. Mal is hands down my favorite with his jokes and optimistic outlook. I didn’t really get to know Ben and Jimmy enough to either hate or like them, but I didn’t really like Jimmy because he isn’t the nicest. Lauren is Evelyn’s best friend and I liked her well enough, but didn’t really care about her being around. There were a few other characters that made me laugh, but I’m not mentioning all of them.
Character Scale: 8
I enjoyed Lick a lot and while it definitely isn’t one of the best books out there it’s a lot of fun. I recommend it for mindless reading or if you’re in the mood for dramatic fluff. I’m definitely going to read the sequel even though I have no idea what it’s about because rock is awesome and I love these kind of books.
Cover Thoughts: Can I just take this guy home? No? Ok. *cries in corner while staring longingly at those amazing muscles* I really only requested this book because of the cover alone. Then I read the synopsis and decided that I would definitely read it.
Thanks Netgalley and Momentum for providing me with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.