Series: Stage Dive #4
Genre: Rockstar Romance
Author: Kylie Scott
Publisher: St Martin's Press
Release Date: 31 March 2015
Don't miss a beat with the fourth and final novel in the USA Today bestselling Stage Dive series from Kylie Scott.
Positive. With two little lines on a pregnancy test, everything in Lizzy Rollins' ordinary life is about to change forever. And all because of one big mistake in Vegas with Ben Nicholson, the irresistibly sexy bass player for Stage Dive. So what if Ben's the only man she's ever met who can make her feel completely safe, cherished, and out of control with desire at the same time? Lizzy knows the gorgeous rock star isn't looking for anything more permanent than a good time, no matter how much she wishes differently.
Ben knows Lizzy is off limits. Completely and utterly. She's his best friend's little sister now, and no matter how hot the chemistry is between them, no matter how sweet and sexy she is, he's not going to go there. But when Ben is forced to keep the one girl he's always had a weakness for out of trouble in Sin City, he quickly learns that what happens in Vegas, doesn't always stay there. Now he and Lizzie are connected in the deepest way possible...but will it lead to a connection of the heart?
Foxy Rating = A rocking Four and a Half stars
*ARC provided by the publishers - St Martin’s Press, via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review
This is the four and final book in the Stage Dive series and I for one and sad to leave the wonderful characters that have had me laughing, crying and swooning all over the place. This is Ben and Liz’s story and another great read from Ms Scott.
Ben has always been a bit of a conundrum for me through the series and I was itching to delve into his persona to find out more about him and he definitely did not disappoint! I think it was the beard that topped it for me!
In the first book, Lick the central couple were thrown together by an unplanned wedding in Vegas, whereas here it’s an unplanned pregnancy. Yes after a hot and passionate one night stand Liz finds herself pregnant with Ben’s baby and the way this was revealed was eyebrow raising.
I loved the build-up of Ben and Liz, especially the texting which the reader could see as an observer how Ben was acting all cool and standoffish but as soon as Liz backed off he was chasing her right back. I loved how subtle this was portrayed though.
Liz was a great heroine and she was totally likeable from the onset. She wasn’t one for moping and being all angst driven, she took the news on board and just dealt with it. No need for any soul searching by leaning on Ben – oh no she was straight up for supporting herself. Although yes you could see deep down through her inner thoughts how she was hoping for the big sweeping off her feet by Ben.
Mal (who if you know me know that I love the big lug) but here he just kept annoying me. Acting all over protective of Liz and interfering. I just wanted Liz to stand up to him and tell him to butt out. Well I guess she kind of does in the end when Ben agrees to Mal getting a punch in to punish him!
I loved that although Ben was a ‘I’m not a relationship kind of guy’ he worked though his issues and was always from the start going to look after Liz and his child. I was swooning with joy when they eventually worked out they needed each other for love too.
The HEA did take some time to work through so I would have loved a little bit more of them being an actual couple for longer in the story but none the less I really loved this book as I have the previous ones. A definite must read for fans of the series and if you have not started this series yet (What?!) then I beg you to get on board the Stage Dive journey. You will absolutely love it! Four and a half stars.
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About the Author
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.