#BookReview: Lead by Kylie Scott – Sincerely, Whitney
#BookReview: Lead by Kylie Scott
August 17, 2020 Whitney Review
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Lead by Kylie Scott
Series: Stage Dive #3
Published by St. Martin’s Griffin on July 29, 2014
Genres: New Adult, Rock Star
Stay up all situs slot gacor night with the sexy rockers in Stage Dive, the epic New Adult series from New York Times bestselling author Kylie Scott, author of Lick and Play.
As the lead singer of Stage Dive, Jimmy is used to getting whatever he wants, whenever he wants it, whether it’s booze, drugs, or women. However, when a PR disaster serves as a wake-up call about his life and lands him in rehab, he finds himself with Lena, a new assistant to keep him out of trouble.
Lena’s not willing to take any crap from the sexy rocker and is determined to keep their relationship completely professional, despite their sizzling chemistry. But when Jimmy pushes her too far and Lena leaves, he realizes that he may just have lost the best thing that ever happened to him.
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I was so curious how Kylie Scott was going to pull this installment off. While Play dabbled into some emotional depth, I knew Lead was going to have an overall emotional tone. That reason being Jimmy Farris. This is his redemption story and I wanted a helping of angst alongside it. I may have been a little skeptical diving in, but Kylie didn’t disappoint!
In Lick, we got to see a lot of Jimmy while he was abusing drugs. In Play, we see him doing better after entering rehab. And now in Lead, we are getting to see his struggles to remain clean. Every time life got tough, he would escape by abusing drugs, alcohol, and sex. Jimmy has a lot of anger and pent up emotions that he doesn’t know how to handle, so he’s lashing out. He is having a hard time keeping an assistant, also known as a sober companion, because of his prickly attitude. Until fate brings in Lena Morrissey.
“So, Lena, darling, tell me, for curiosity’s sake. When do you put out?”
“Jimmy, my love,” I said, my voice soft and sweet, “I don’t fuck a guy until he has the balls to actually man up and talk to me about his feelings.”
Our girl Lena has a backbone. She doesn’t care who you are, if you are being an ass, she will call you out on it. She is the furthest thing from a doormat heroine. However, dealing with a cranky recovering addict isn’t easy. Jimmy and her tend to bicker – A LOT – but at the end of those lash out scenes were beautiful vulnerable moments. It sparks a deeper connection between her and Jimmy. She starts to feel odd having feelings towards her boss, so she decides to resign. Jimmy isn’t having it and promises to help her get over him so that she will stay. And, just like that, Kylie finds a way through all the deep and emotional topics to create a lighthearted scenario between our couple. It was wonderful!
If you are thinking about reading this one, please go back and start with Lick. This series does not disappoint and is one of my favorite series I’ve read this year. Recommended to lovers of new adult and rock star romances!
About Kylie Scott
Kylie is a New York Times and USA Today best-selling author. She was voted Australian Romance Writer of the year, 2013, 2014 & 2018, 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.
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Reading this book contributed to these challenges:
- 2020 Reading Challenge