Book – Play (Stage Dive #2)
Author – Kylie Scott
Publication Date – March 25, 2014
Type – No Cliffhanger Series
Genre – Romance/Humor
Rating – 5 out of 5 Stars
Complimentary Copy provided by Author (Release Blitz) in exchange for an honest review.
Mal Ericson, drummer for the world famous rock band Stage Dive, needs to clean up his image fast—at least for a little while. Having a good girl on his arm should do the job just fine. Mal doesn’t plan on this temporary fix becoming permanent, but he didn’t count on finding the one right girl.
Anne Rollins never thought she’d ever meet the rock god who plastered her teenage bedroom walls—especially not under these circumstances. Anne has money problems. Big ones. But being paid to play the pretend girlfriend to a wild life-of-the-party drummer couldn’t end well. No matter how hot he is. Or could it?
Kylie Scott returns with the highly anticipated follow-up to international bestseller LICK.
First things first….OMG OMG OMG…..I WANT MALCOLM!!
*whew…OK….now that’s out of my system – I can continue on with my review – what a fucking fantastic book…we had EVERYTHING all wrapped up in a cute story….we had an abundance of humor, a strong heroine, a fucked up hero, a love triangle, a life changing incident, black-eye, broken bed, crazy eyes….all of these pulled at every emotion in me….but the one emotion I treasure the most is the laughing!!
Malcolm stole the show in this book….I hate to compare authors….but this one really reminded me of a character in Tara Sivec’s books – he was my favorite there…..and Malcolm is my favorite in this series. I really don’t know how you are going to top him Ms. Scott….but then again after reading Lick – David was my favorite…so you might just surprise me yet!
I have to share with you a post from our BR thread – because Wendy swears it sums up the book -
This is one fucking fantastic book - Even better than Lick - Hands down Malcolm is my favorite in the Stage Dive Band members....you never know if he is serious or joking around.
I kinda thought the reason why he wanted Anne to be his pretend girlfriend was because of someone in his family wanting him to settle down....but for the book being so funny throughout...this is making my eyes water thinking about how sensitive and caring Malcolm really is.
Yeah - I got pissed at him when he forgot about Anne and was up on that skank...but then I loved how he dealt with Reese. Yes, he saw how Anne was being taken advantage of by her "so called" friends and Malcolm built up her self-esteem in order for her to create boundaries with others.
These two are most adorable couple and Anne wins hands-down the feisty, comical uber strong character. She knew from the beginning what she was getting in to and she didn't let that bring her down. She thought she would be left high and dry when the band went on tour...but still she gave it shot - putting her "future hurt heart" on the back-burner and lived in the "now".
I absolutely love this author....I love her style of writing - it's like she has the characters speaking directly to you - instead of telling a story line by line...I feel like I am part of their conversation.
Everyone is worried about Malcom……Annie just had her “so called” friend leave her high and dry without a penny.
Annie is forced to go to a party with her next door neighbor who is friends with Ev (from Lick) and the members of Stage Dive. There, she goes to take a call from her crush “Reese” (the man whore) and Malcolm who is hiding in the shadows hears the full conversation. He banters with her to the point of getting her so frustrated with him that she tells him directly where to go (even though she has lusted after his posters since her teenage years).
The next day Malcolm shows up at her apartment all moved in with a great plan. She pretends to be his girlfriend and he will pay off her rent. Annie knows this is a bad idea given her lusty feelings toward Mal but agrees thinking it may just be what will set Reese off to finally settle down.
Annie gets more than she bargained for spending time with Mal – he makes her laugh, he makes her angry and he makes her live again.
I have to stop here…because there is no way that I am giving away the book…you will just have to read it for yourself – you will not be disappointed!