Monday, 26 January 2015

Lead (Stage Dive #3) by Kylie Scott -




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

Lena is the only thing holding Jimmy back from total annihilation. But who will save her from him?

Lena Morrissey has had some lousy jobs in her time, but none of them compare to being the personal assistant to one of the rock world's biggest - and most egotistical - stars. As the lead singer of Stage Dive, Jimmy is used to having whatever he wants, whenever he wants it. But after a PR disaster landed him in rehab, it's Lena's job to keep him on the straight and narrow.

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 in the end, Jimmy always gets his way...


Kristine's Review:

Reviewed: July 2014.

 Where do I even start... let me be honest...Jimmy Ferris was on my shit list after Lick, he didn't do much to redeem himself in Play either... I wasn't holding out hope for him in Lead. Jimmy is an arrogant, obnoxious, douche, he's treated his band mates like crap, disregarded their thoughts and feelings as he's spent years drowning his sorrows, his guilt, his fears in the bottle, in drugs, in women, even in the one who should of been off limits, his brother David's girl years ago, which has left a rift that's never really been healed.

Enter Lena, sassy, strong, caring, take no shit attitude, she had me in her corner from the get go, Lena had my cheering her name, singing her praises.

When things seem to be going wrong for Lena and she loses another temp job, Mal, drummer for one of the biggest bands on the world stage Stage Dive offers her a job as assistant and addiction companion to Jimmy, who is now on the straight and narrow. Jimmy is short, cold and distant at best, their constant bickering, snappy one liners, and contact they have kept me laughing, I was enthralled with their relationship, as I watched it develop, I found myself becoming more and more invested, the more I read, the more I found myself not only rooting for Lena, but for Jimmy too. Kylie Scott had done the unthinkable, Jimmy was still a arrogant jerk, but he seemed to have a heart, buried underneath his tough as nails bravado, he may just be redeemable after all.

For me the hero of this story is Lena, her self doubt is endearing, but ultimately her inability to settle for less than what she's worth, for what she wants, for what she deserves is what sealed her fate as the kind of heroine to admire. When I had moments of wanting to punch Jimmy in the face, Lena's belief in him, in the man he could be, held me, their snappy one liners, quick witted barbs at each other, and the organic way their easy companionship developed drew me in and kept me there, I was invested, I wanted more, I wanted everything for these two. David and Eevie, Mal and Anne, Ben are all back, filling out the crowd, Mal as always brings the laughs, David brings the heart and Lena and Jimmy bring the emotion. Lead had me hook, line and sinker and I can't wait for what Kylie Scott and the boys from Stage Dive do next.

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