Deep by Kylie Scott #Review

Deep by Kylie Scott #ReviewDeep by Kylie Scott

Series: Stage Dive #4
Genres: Rock Band Romance
Published by St. Martin's Griffin on March 31, 2015
Pages: 271
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased
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Deep ends the Stage Dive series in a bang with a deep look into how much a life can change with circumstances are beyond your control. The author does a great job of portraying a young couple (who have a one nightstand) and the struggles they must overcome with the unexpected happens. Ben doesn’t want to change and Lizzy has to make tough choices. While I am sad to say it is over, the series left a lasting impression on me.

Have I said yet that I am totally a Kylie Scott fan now? Well, I am. She writes about rock stars that really are normal guys caught up in a world of fame. The heroines aren’t your vapid fan girls that have big boobs and only one brain cell. Nope, these heroines are strong women who see deep into their hero’s hearts, but still won’t take shit off them. Go girl power!

Ben is the last to fall in love and he doesn’t think it will happen to him. He loves his life of playing the bass, drinking when he wants, boning the random chick and playing in clubs with other bands between gigs. He’s single and intends to remain that way, but the one thing he is not supposed to have is Lizzy, Anne’s younger sister (Anne is Mal’s love interest from book #2, Play). She’s finishing up college, has big plans and Mal has put his parental hat on and stopped all the shit with Ben liking her…or so he thinks.

Ben and Lizzy have a fateful night in Vegas. What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas right? Well, if you don’t get pregnant it does. Yep, Lizzy gets pregnant and now Ben has to face the music that his life might be changing and he doesn’t do a great job of it either. Here’s what I truly loved about the pregnancy reveal…So they are at a party at Anne and Mal’s and Ben brings a date, Sasha. Lizzy has been “sick” and so has Lena (book 3, Lead), but the two haven’t been around each other in two months.

“Well, I think they should both take a pregnancy test,” announced Sasha, retaking her seat.

A moment’s stunned silence.

“What?” I spluttered, panic coursing through me. Not here, not now, and sure as fuck not this way. Bile burned my throat, but I swallowed it back down, fumbling for the second puke bag.

Ben’s brow wrinkled and there were startled coughs and gasps from others.

But before anyone could comment, a strange screechy noise came from Lena.

“No,” she cried, voice very high and very determined. “No, I am not. You take that back.”

Scott, Kylie (2015-03-31). Deep (Stage Dive Series Book 4) . St. Martin’s Press. Kindle Edition.

As Anne starts to question Lizzy and Ben gives her disturbing looks….

Okay, this wasn’t good. I really and truly shouldn’t have come. But how the hell was I to know Ben would bring along a gynecological psychic? The edges of my vision blurred, my lungs working overtime. I couldn’t get enough air. Not to sound paranoid, but I bet that Sasha bitch had stolen it all. Never mind. The important thing was not to panic.

Maybe I should jump out a window.

Scott, Kylie (2015-03-31). Deep (Stage Dive Series Book 4) . St. Martin’s Press. Kindle Edition.

And then she has these thoughts…

Also, wow, if this was the result of having great sex then I was so never going there again. Not even for mediocre sex. Nothing. I might even rule out masturbation, just in case. You couldn’t be too careful. Random attack sperm could be anywhere, just waiting to get a girl into trouble.

Scott, Kylie (2015-03-31). Deep (Stage Dive Series Book 4) . St. Martin’s Press. Kindle Edition.

Ok, so I adored just the prologue of this book enough to quote things.

Things get deep as Ben doesn’t know how to handle the thought of being a dad and doesn’t want to be hassled with wife and kid. He does everything wrong. Calling lawyers and going on tour, basically acting like the pregnancy isn’t happening and his life isn’t going to change. He says some of the right things, but the intention behind what he says is all wrong. Like go on tour with us. It isn’t because he really wants her there, it’s because he wants to keep and eye on her and the baby. So it appears he is doing the right thing. Mostly he is just messed up on what he wants and feels.

Lizzy on the other hand wants the baby and for the most part stays very mature for a young un-wed pregnant woman who is still in college. She won’t settle for being a side note in Ben’s life. And she has Anne on her side…oh and my book boyfriend Mal acting as the father figure demanding what Ben’s intentions are. *Sigh* I love Mal. This whole we are friends who made a baby stuff isn’t going to fly with her (or Mal).

A wounded heart was apparently no competition for an overeager vagina. The urge for sperm made no sense. I already had a baby on board. My tarty, attention-seeking nipples stood out loud and proud beneath my top, just begging for his lips. The situation between my legs wasn’t any better. Since when had my feet become such hard-core, triple X– rated erogenous zones? His able hands made sweet pornographic love to my toes, and my muscles turned to jelly. My legs just fell open in invitation. Beyond my control, I swear. It all just felt so impossibly damn good.

Scott, Kylie (2015-03-31). Deep (Stage Dive Series Book 4) (p. 119). St. Martin’s Press. Kindle Edition.

These two don’t communicate very well…not unless they are texting. Ben’s just kind of dumb in the whole girlfriend, pregnancy thing and doesn’t know his own feelings. Things get tense and the two have some tough times to get over. What’s funny is Jimmy, relationship aphobia, is the one that ends up talking a lot to Ben as Jimmy and Lena are also expecting. Not what I ever pictured Jimmy doing.

Ben is probably my second or third place favorite band member. David and him are really tied. Mal will always have my heart in this series! This series is probably one of my all time favorites and I am really feeling sad that it is done. I keep checking out Kylie Scott’s website hoping to get a glimpse of her new series, Dive Bar, with Vaughn who we see in this story when Ben and Lizzy are just “friends” with a baby on the way.

There is also Ben’s sister who everyone hates. She is David’s ex-girlfriend that cheated on him. When she caused some issues in book one, the band had to fire her. Well, she’s back because she’s Ben’s sister. She really does a number on Lizzy, but the two come to a little truce even if Ben’s sister will always be a bitch.

So if you haven’t read this series…why not? Seriously, pumpkin, Mal would be disappointed in you. Do you need David to write you a song first? Or have Jimmy sing it to you? Or even Ben give you the most erotic foot massage? No, just listen to me and go get this series and enjoy all the good things it will inspire in you. Yes, you, pumpkin! (Pumpkin references are made in honor of Mal calling Anne pumpkin.)

 

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About Kylie Scott

Kylie is a New York Times and USA Today best-selling author. She was voted Australian Romance Writer of the year, 2013, by the Australian Romance Writer’s Association and her books have been translated into six different languages. She is a long time fan of romance, rock music, and B-grade horror films. Based in Queensland, Australia with her two children and husband, she reads, writes and never dithers around on the internet.

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Shari is the Delighted Reader. Married to her Prince Charming and mother to two Princesses and one Prince. When she is not slaving away as Cinderella she loves to get lost in the pages of a good book. Never without a reading device and a few good paperback books, because she never knows when she might get 5 minutes to read!
  • Sounds awesome! I found it interesting it has a prologue. There was a huge “rule” that went around a while back that stated books shouldn’t have prologues. I started my career trying to get published in romance and I KNEW I read a lot of prologues. I think it’s more necessary in romance because you more often have to set the scene before the book begins.

    Stephanie
    http://stephie5741.blogspot.com

    • Shari Delighted Read

      The prologue isn’t really much of a prologue. It’s kind of confusing, but it all works out in the end. Mostly it goes back to Anne and Mal’s wedding and how Ben and Lizzy hook up. So it really starts with everyone finding out about the pregnancy.

  • Grrrr the sister!

    • Shari Delighted Read

      Yep, the younger sister of Anne gets it on with the bass player Ben.

  • Oh man, I was dying reading those prologue quotes. Definitely not a book I can read in public.

    • Shari Delighted Read

      I laughed and cried so much in this series. I am not a fan of NA romances, but these were more normal that NA so I didn’t list them that way. Kylie has such a wonderful sense of humor that I never really grew tired of. Normally too much of this and I grow bored, but I didn’t. The entire series is great, but book 2 will always be my favorite. I love Mal and his pumpkin, Anne.