The Cover: I really love the cover of Lick because of several reasons. One, the tattoos and the guitar are just SUPER swoon worthy; it is the perfect image of a bad boy rock and roller. Two, I actually really like how only half of the model’s face is shown because your image of what you see in your head could be anything. It’s not a certain cover model so your image of David could be anything you want which I really like because with some covers you get one image and you only think of that image as the character.
Basics: Lick was released on November 11th 2013, published by St. Martin’s Griffin and is 321 pages long. Lick is the first book in the Stage Dive series. Genre wise Lick belongs to contemporary romance, music romance and new adult.
Description: 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 favorite son is sure to be a wild ride.
Overall thoughts: I stumbled upon Lick by Kylie Scott on a random Target run in late November 2013. I was just getting into reading romance and I actually never had read any book that dealt with being a rock star band, let alone falling in love with one of the band-mates. But when I started reading Lick I immediately even fell more in love with romance book genre.
Kylie Scott has one of the best sense of humor, ever; and I bet her sense of rumor is even better in person. But when it comes to that sense of humor in her books? Oh my goodness they just make me smile! David is a very complex, brooding, sexy kind of heroine but his persona and overall attitude was very magnetic to me. Of course when you’re reading Lick you get this visual of this attractive, sort of tortured, tattoo’d guitar player in your head which is all sorts of good. However, I fell head over heels for David because of the way Scott wrote his personality. His little quirks, jabs and witty comments just made me smile or blush several times.
Evelyn is literally every millennial struggling right now. Working a summer job, going to college and taking on a major that her family basically decided for her. She feels lost and lord knows when we feel lost we try to escape from our issues which usually leads to an adventure. Adventure that leads her to Vegas where she meets David and marries him. Problem is she doesn’t remember meeting him OR marrying him.
No spoilers but Lick (and the entire series Stage Dive in general) is one of my favorite books of all time. I love David and Evelyn very much and it’s been FIVE year and I still think about how great their love is from time to time. I also really love how their relationship isn’t perfect but that doesn’t make it any less true, it only strengths their love and relationship. Lick is funny, you can’t put down page turning, sexy, witty and is such a great love story to open this series. Another favorite part of Lick is how it introduces the other members of Stage Dive and sets up my favorite book of this series, Play.
If you want to read a good commoner falling in love with a rock star style romance kind of book, Lick and the entire series of Stage Dive is definitely for you!
Couple Chemistry Rating: 5/5 Shells
Favorite Quotes: “Love isn’t always smooth or straightforward. It can be messy and painful … Doesn’t mean it isn’t still the most incredible thing that can ever happen to you.”
“I married you, Evelyn, because you made sense to me. We make sense. We’re a whole lot better together than apart.” -David
“This is your life now?”
“Huh, why don’t you go back to LA?”
“My wife lives in Portland.” -Evelyn & David
“I was going to kill him. Slowly. Strangle him with the overpriced thong. A fitting death for a rock star.” -Evelyn
My Rating: 5/5 Shells
About the Author: Kylie Scott is a New York Times and USA Today best-selling author. She was voted Australian Romance Writer of the year, 2013 & 2014, by the Australian Romance Writer’s Association and her books have been translated into eleven 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. Contact her at email@example.com or: PO Box 13, Fernvale QLD 4306 Australia