The Cover: Lead’s cover is the epitome of Jimmy; with the way the cover model is sitting, his lips, the way he’s holding the microphone it’s completely spot on and perfect! Love it!
Basics: Lead was released on July 29th 2014, published by St. Martin’s Griffin, book #3 in the Stage Dive series and is 321 pages long. Genre wise Lead belongs to contemporary romance, music romance and new adult.
Description: Can rock n’ roll’s most notorious bad boy be tamed by love?
As the lead singer of Stage Dive, Jimmy is used to getting whatever he wants, whenever he wants it-now he’s caught up in a life of hard partying and fast women. When a PR disaster serves as a wake-up call and lands him in rehab, he finds himself with Lena, a new assistant hired to keep him out of trouble.
Lena’s not willing to take any crap from her sexy boss and is determined to keep their relationship completely professional, despite their sizzling chemistry. But when Jimmy pushes her too far, he just might lose the best thing that’s ever happened to him. Can he convince his stubborn assistant to risk it all and let her heart take the lead?
Overall thoughts: Lead is such a good book! The entire Stage Dive series is fabulous and I think what I love most about it is that each book focuses on different couples with different dynamics, issues and personalities but works so well as a cohesive unit and series. Lead focuses on David’s (the leading man of Lick’s book) brother Jimmy Ferris, who recently just finished a stint in rehab and Lena, the secretary turned baby sitter for Jimmy as he embarks on fighting his addiction battle.
Jimmy has this quiet type of temper about him, is super stubborn and can be super frustrating at times but he is definitely the guy your mother warns you to stay away from in High School. He is the complete heartthrob package, leading singer of Stage Dive but suffers from substance abuse and some family troubles. Lena…where do I even begin to describe Lena? I adore her. She’s sassy with a I don’t care attitude stacked with a perseverance that doesn’t quit. Together Jimmy and Lena make quite a pair and they are literally what each other needs.
Lead is a story about two people trying to get away from their personal problems, not looking for a relationship but sort of end up falling each other and become exactly what the other person needs. It’s not perfect and it’s a bit messy, but if anything was easy is it worth having? I love how the story plays out in Lead and Jimmy and Lena relationship still is one of those relationships that I smile and think about today, four years later!
Couple Chemistry Rating: 5/5 Shells
Favorite Quotes: “I’m healthy. I eat fruit.”
“In pie doesn’t count.” -Lena & Jimmy
“The truth is, I’m all about you, Lena. You’re my best friend. You’re my girl.” -Jimmy
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or: PO Box 13, Fernvale QLD 4306 Australia