Holy hell Jimmy! I have fallen for another broken rock star. What a ride this was! I absolutely loved it. It was more emotional than drama filled, which I don’t mind every now and then. Getting to know these characters was a whole lot of fun. Kylie Scott has hit it out of the ball park, yet again.
LEAD follows the story of Stage Dive’s lead singer, Jimmy. The one that we know (from books 1 and 2) was going through a lot. With a drug and alcohol addiction, Jimmy ended up in rehab to get himself clean. Upon being released, Jimmy is assigned an assistant as such, to keep him out of trouble. This is when we meet Lena. The girl with no qualifications to be his live in babysitter but the one that the Stage Dive boys believe is perfect for the job.
This story was a little slower than the other two, but for me, that didn’t take away from the intensity of the book as a whole. Slowing down the pace needed to be done in order to understand Jimmy and the reasons behind his fall. On the inside, he is a loving, caring soul who really looks out for his family. On the outside, he is a foul mouthed asshole who I freaking loved. I mean, who doesn’t love an ass every now and then! Jimmy’s relationship with Lena was rocky but Lena was one of those heroines who stood up for herself and never took any crap from him. So they fit together perfectly.
Their friendship was also very beautiful in a way. You could tell how much Jimmy cared for Lena, he just didn’t know how to show it.
“Sometimes things that make the least sense are the most true. Such is the mystery of life.”
He cocked an eyebrow at me, then looked down at his menu shaking his head.
“You got that out of a fortune cookie, didn’t you?”
LEAD was another perfect contribution to the Stage Dive Series. You’re still keeping up with the other characters as the stories go on, falling more and more in love with them as we go on. This is another wonderfully written book that hooked me from the beginning. I cannot recommend this series enough for those of you who enjoy those sexy rock stars.
“Don’t hate me, Lena,” he whispered. “You want to be mad at me when I do dumb things, that’s fine. But don’t ever hate me. I couldn’t take that, not from you.”
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