These Two Need a Lick of Sense … Lick by Kylie Scott #Review #AudioReview

These Two Need a Lick of Sense … Lick by Kylie Scott #Review #AudioReviewLick by Kylie Scott

Narrator: Andi Arndt
Series: Stage Dive #1
Genres: Rock Band Romance
Published by Macmillan Audio on February 24, 2014
Length: 8 hrs and 37 mins
Format: Audiobook
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The Delight

Oh how I was drawn into this series with just a few hours of listening to the audiobook. Kylie Scott created very interesting characters with level heads even if the heroine was extremely young. Things heat up and feel exciting with some time for the hero to write tons of songs about his love.

What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, right? Unless on your twenty-first birthday you get drunk and married to rocks biggest bad boy and guitarist from Stage Dive. Having no memory of the important stuff, Evelyn Thomas makes quite the impression on her husband the morning after by throwing up at the news of their nuptials. Needless this to say, this doesn’t sit well with either of them.

Evelyn has no memories of the night before. How they met, how they partied or even how they got married. Flat out drunk, and oh, how did the name David get tattooed on her ass? Now David’s a pretty sexy guy, who remembers everything is quite offended with how Evelyn takes it even if she does have a hangover. They part ways rather abruptly with the promise of a quick divorce…or so they think. Let’s not forget that Ev is into country music as well. *yuck*

Well, when the media gets wind of this it all goes south pretty fast. David brings her out to him and then sics all the lawyers and managers on her without really talking. And that is when I wanted to smash David upside the head. They get drunk and married. He obviously wasn’t as drunk and has instantly fallen in love with Ev. But when she throws up after finding out what happened, he turns into a complete dick about it all.

Escaping the media they hide out in a home in Monterey, David and Ev try to make a go of it. Getting to know each other, having awesome rock star sex, yeah, maybe rock star sex is different, but who cares, it’s awesome. But jealousy raises its ugly head as David has dealt with a cheating girlfriend in the past and starts to accuse Ev of some things. I hate to say it, but it all comes back to communication people. Good ole David has the best way of communicating though:

David reached for the back of his T-shirt and dragged it off over his head. “Rule number two, if I take my shirt off you have to take off yours. The shirt-off rule now applies to these sorts of conversations. I know we need to talk about stuff. But there’s no reason we can’t make it easier.”

Ev being twenty-one has some more growing to do like choosing to finish college in a degree her father picked. Learning to live in a rock star world. And being adult enough to decide what is best for herself despite the men in her life telling her what to do. These two may have a instant love kind of vibe, but they deal with stuff all relationships have and I like how Ev handles the shit thrown at her.

David also has to deal with his own stuff. I loved this man so much, but then he did somethings that he knew were wrong. He had to find a way to fix them and live with who he was becoming. He’s writing songs again and some are messy like his feelings and some are heartbreaking. Through it all we see him realize his own faults and get back to why he fell for Ev. Doing everything he can to get her back, he creates a man I could respect and approve for Ev.

They’re love songs, baby. Love isn’t always smooth or straightforward. It can be messy and painful,” he said. “Doesn’t mean it isn’t still the most incredible thing that can ever happen to you. Doesn’t mean I’m not crazy about you.”

The other members of Stage Dive all make appearances, but the one we learn the most about is drummer and best friend of Davids, Mal (Malcom), who comes off as extremely strange, immature and pyscho…oh, and he falls in the second book. Jimmy the lead vocalist and also David’s brother. He is a piece of work and I will have more on him in his book. Finally there is Ben the bassist who gets the last book. Ben’s kind of quiet, and kind of a man whore who loves to rock out. He gets the last book in the series.

Ev’s parents are kind of sucky, David’s mom harassing Jimmy and Ev’s brother overcoming the disappointment Ev has found in him. In fact the Ev’s BFF (totally hilarious as the ultimate Stage Dive fan) falls for Ev’s brother making for some funny noise in the other room sex.

The narrator, Andi Arndt, does a graceful job of narrating the story, both female and male. Normally, the female narrators get their voices all gravelly and it feels fake. Andi just lowered her voice some and while it wasn’t convincing as a male voice, it wasn’t distracting either. Good inflections and making be believe these characters were talking to me. I would love to hear more from her.

Lick is a sexy and lickable start to a new series about bad boy rockers and the women who tame them.  How many licks does it take to get to the center of David? Well, I don’t know, but I think Ev’s up to the challenge!

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!
  • I loved this series, Kylie Scott has a mean sense of humor, I laughed a lot reading it ! And Mal is my favorite of all these rockers, I think I have a weakness for whacky, crazy, air-head rockers 😉 Great review, Shari !

    • Shari Delighted Read

      Mal is my favorite too! Pumpkin! He’s crazy, but at heart the greatest guy. Review of Play is on Monday with the rest of the series on each day after that. I loved this series and can’t wait for her next one.

  • Ah, I had this one my wish list for a while. I forgot about it, but now I’m eager to read it again.

    • Shari Delighted Read

      You need to read it! I thought this one was great, but the second book is my favorite! Mal with his pumpkin references get me each time. David is pretty level headed in comparison.

  • RO

    This is a totally fun review! Haven’t been listening to audios, but the review makes it sound like I need to snag it! Hugs…Ro

    • Shari Delighted Read

      I only listened to the first book in this series, all others I read and had a blast. The second one stole my heart, but they were all great!

  • Oh sounds like a fun one, but these two sure sound like they should try and communicate with each other. i have a read a few of the Vegas marriage trope books, they can be fun when done well. It sounds great how he starst to fight to win her back, I love it when they do that in a romance novel, trying to prove they are good together. Great review!

    • Shari Delighted Read

      Communication seems to be a big problem with people lately. I loved this Vegas trope, but I was about to kill David if he sicced one more manager on Ev. He does a lot wrong and he has to win her back by building her trust. It was heartbreaking but also fun to see these two fall in love.

  • Lynn A. Reynolds

    Thank you for the review. I’ve added it to my wish list – great way to use an audible credit.

    • Shari Delighted Read

      It’s a great story and I just randomly picked it from my audio books. I didn’t even own the rest of the series, but I jumped to buy them after I finished this one.

  • oh this book gets so much love from me!! hehe I have had such a fun time with this series. It was great to read your review, and see all the things I loved so much from this one. Makes me tempted to re read it.

    • Shari Delighted Read

      I so want to re-read it already. I listened the first time so I wonder if reading it would give me any other different spins on it.

  • Ah dang it, I though I had this already. I loooove rock band romances.

    • Shari Delighted Read

      This series will “rock” your world!

  • i have read all of these and loved them all. Mal is probably my favorite and his book is fun as well. Glad you loved this 🙂

    • Shari Delighted Read

      Mal does it for me. He is my book boyfriend!