Wednesday, 8 January 2014


Lick – Kylie Scott
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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 favourite son is sure to be a wild ride.

My Review
What happens in Vegas? This book got me hooked from the offset. Evelyn wakes up on a bathroom floor with no recollection of the night before only to find a gorgeous, inked man and a massive diamond ring on her finger. At this point I felt bad for him because it was obvious that he remembered what happened while she has no clue. Now came the choice of divorce or stay married. 
“Let me get this straight, you don't remember anything?"
"No," I said, swallowing hard. "What did we do last night?"
"We got fucking married," he growled.”
After being hounded by the press, she must step into the world of her husband and finds that she’s not really wanted or accepted by many, even David who didn’t seem all too pleased she was there. She managed to take it all in her stride however, and when the spark between her and David began to show, they grabbed it and tried to make it work. The chemistry between them was apparent and helped make the fact that they were together seem right.
“I married you, Evelyn, because you made sense to me. We make sense. We're a whole lot better together than apart.”
I love how the story focused on the two main characters rather than the ‘rock-star’ world, making it a more personal read as the issues faced are found in many relationship. We get to see how they reacted to each situation that was thrown at them and deal with it in a believable way rather than it being farfetched and over the top. There were instances of heartbreak and these weren’t resolved immediately and I liked that they had to work to repair their relationship, rather than a simple fix that you see in so many books. 

One thing that made me love the book so much were the characters, both the leads and the supporting cast. Evelyn is so down to earth and handles everything so well and believable while David, even with his rock star looks and personality, showed us a sweet and tender man beneath the exterior and you could see he truly wanted to make the marriage work. I especially loved David’s band mate Mal, he made me laugh with his funny quips, digs at David and easy-going attitude. The dialogue between him and David is priceless.
"Close the door down there and lock it," David yelled. "Don't you come up here under any circumstances. Not till I tell you it's okay. Understood?"
There was a pause then Mal yelled back. "What if there's a fire?"
This book is so well paced and flows beautifully that it enables you to connect and fall in love with the characters and the story, while allowing us to see the foundations that their relationship was built upon. A blend of heartbreak, laughter and hotness that shows us what happens in Vegas, doesn’t always stay in Vegas. Although the first in the series it can be read as a standalone but I REALLY can’t wait for Mal’s story.
“Love isn't always smooth or straightforward. It can be messy and painful," he said. "Doesn't mean it isn't still the most incredible thing that can ever happen to you. Doesn't mean I'm not crazy about you.”
My Rating

Bloody loved it! 
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