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A Stage Dive Novel, #3

This is the third book in the series and so far my favorite. Jimmy has been lurking in all the books, and hasn't been presented as a stellar example of a human being. He's snotty, snobby, a man whore, a drug addict and basically a scumbag. And the picture of male beauty and talented to boot. A little arrogance would be a side effect of being in the music industry but this man is epic at it. As he's teetered on the edge one too many times he needs a sobriety counselor that will stick. Enter snarky Lena.

Lena has the attitude of a 65-year-old grandmother when it comes to dealing with Jimmy and that is a major asset. She's not easily swayed nor star struck and does the prescribed "sticking," lasting longer than any other person hired for the job. What that time does, though, is force Lena and Jimmy to actually get to know one another. As people and everything. As a result of this shocking development things change between them and that's when things get really interesting.

Lena has been hurt emotionally as has Jimmy. It isn't a contest, but these two could both win the prize and those past experiences shaped them into the people they are today, both good and bad. I liked the slow build from nemeses to friends to more. This story took a totally different route than the first two books and I found it much more convincing in the long term department. Not a quick read but a captivating one, and if you are just looking for a quick hot read, this isn't it. It's so much more.

Book Blurb for Lead

Stay up all night with the sexy rockers in Stage Dive, the epic New Adult series from New York Times bestselling author Kylie Scott, author of Lick and Play.

As the lead singer of Stage Dive, Jimmy is used to getting whatever he wants, whenever he wants it, whether it's booze, drugs, or women. However, when a PR disaster serves as a wake-up call about his life and lands him in rehab, he finds himself with Lena, a new assistant to keep him out of trouble.

Lena's not willing to take any crap from the sexy rocker and is determined to keep their relationship completely professional, despite their sizzling chemistry. But when Jimmy pushes her too far and Lena leaves, he realizes that he may just have lost the best thing that ever happened to him.

In Print: November 25, 2014

Night Owl Reviews Nov, 2014 4.50