Title: Lick (Stage Dive, Book One)
Author: Kylie Scott
Release Date: July 1, 2013
ARC provided by NetGalley
Waking up in Vegas was never meant to be like this.
Evelyn Thomas’s plans for celebrating her twenty-first birthday in Las Vegas were big. Huge. But she sure as hell never meant to wake up on the bathroom floor with a hangover to rival the black plague, a very attractive half-naked tattooed man, and a diamond on her finger large enough to scare King Kong. Now if she could just remember how it all happened.
One thing is for certain, being married to rock and roll’s favourite son is sure to be a wild ride.
I have found another great series by a new-to-me author and I feel a little giddy inside. But I have to be honest; I wasn't expecting to like the book. I can admit I was intrigued by the dark and sexy cover. Imagine my surprise when I continued to read the story and couldn't put it down.
Lick is a story about Evelyn Thomas--a young woman out to celebrate her twenty-first birthday with her gal pal and roommate, Amanda. But too much tequila kills a few too many memory cells and the night before is a total wasteland.
Zip. Nada. Empty.
But the gorgeous guy in her hotel is telling her that something definitely happened. And the rock she's sporting on her left hand is another whammy to her already nauseated and hung over self. Finding herself married to the sexy, tatted stranger?
Well...that's something she hopes stays in Vegas, never to see the light of day.
But with her hubby's name tattooed on her ass (and only a wisp of memory of having said tat inked on her derriere), that makes it rather difficult to forget the entire debacle.
Not to mention the fact that when her plane lands back in Portland, the paparazzi is waiting to ambush her and Evelyn realizes that her new husband is a famous guitarist for the rock band, Stage Dive.
Swearing never to drink again, she's looking forward to getting the marriage annulled and getting her life back on track. Having a rock star husband is not in her plans. But with her name in the media, she soon loses control of her well thought out college plans and has to relinquish her internship with a highly respected architect firm.
What follows is the tender and raw story of how two people found each other in the glamorous Sin City. Their instant connection led to a spontaneous decision that could either make or break them. As Ev and David try to come to terms with what's happened and consider whether to just walk away or give their marriage a try, they experience a few road bumps along the way. Past relationships, secrets, and omissions may be too much and more than what they bargained for, and the fragile strand between them could snap with all the L.A. bullshit that surrounds them.
I loved the vulnerable side of David and how he tried to recreate the night he and Evelyn met in Las Vegas. And I loved how Evelyn slowly discovered the stranger she married and realized how they made each other stronger. Ev and David were better together than they were apart. And together, they found out that some things are definitively worth fighting for.
Only this was real, me and him together. Everything else could come and go. I'd found what was worth fighting for. -----Evelyn ~ Lick