Deep (Stage Dive #4) by Kylie Scott @KylieScottbooks
Why…WHY does it have to end? Stage Dive is one of my favorite
rock-star reads and I hate – absolutely LOATHE the fact that Ben’s book marks
this series’ finale. Kylie Scott has the knack of writing the most delicious,
lighthearted romances that combines sizzling sexy bad-boy rockers, sassy chicks,
laugh out loud antics and steamy passionate moments which always leaves me
breathless. Reading Deep was
bittersweet because I’ll sincerely miss this loony crew, especially my man,
Mal. I’m a total Stage Dive fan-girl groupie.
Being Anne’s little sister and Mal’s sister-in-law, she
easily fell into this band’s family and caught sight of Ben…the sexy, bearded
bass player. After lusting and drooling over this bad ass for what seems like
forever, she finally gets her shot at one night of unbridled passion, the likes
of which were not only earth shattering, but also life altering – in a HUGE
way. However, their one time Vegas fling did not end so well, which left her
utterly crushed. All hopes of putting their tryst behind her is now
impossible...She’s knocked up.
Young, single, alone and preggers, Lizzy manages
to suck it up, lay out a new plan for her future, break the news to Ben (Cue in major freak-out
- dude did not take the news so well)
and face the possibility that she will take on parenthood all
on her own.
Liz was a heroine that I could not help but admire. She’s
the master of sarcasm and I loved the back and forth banter between her and Ben
through their texts and phone conversations. She’s got attitude, but has a
sweet and gentle loving side.And it
goes without saying - Lizzy is patient, especially dealing with Ben and his
standoffish manner. I felt heartbroken at times because I
sensed her affections towards the likes of Ben were one sided and her character struggled. Between
raging pregnancy hormones, pent up horniness, meddling friends/family and a
less than enthusiastic baby daddy, Liz has her hands full, yet never lost her
sense of self and sense of humor. She is my favorite heroine of the series.
Oh Ben, seriously, I wanted to knee you in the nuts and
smack some sense into you.
I really wanted to love Ben from the start, but he pissed
me off…the big bearded relationship and commitment phobe jerk. Ugh! He flat-out
frustrated me with his aloof demeanor and being scared shitless of Lizzy's
situation. Yeah, he was sexy in a brooding panty melting way and his dirty talk
was hot, but he’s a bit too self absorbed. That didn’t give me the warm and
fuzzies towards his character. HOWEVER, when he FINALLY pulled his head out of
ass and dropped his guard, he was sweet, loving and affectionate. Near the
bitter end of the story, his gentle side broke through in the way he cared for
Liz, and the seductive rocker won me over. It wasn’t easy, with all the drama
he created, but I was so happy he was able to turn my feelings for his
character around. I walked away adoring Ben.
All in all, I enjoyed Deep
and truly sad to see these characters’ stories come to an end. I will miss
them, especially Mal’s crazy shenanigans. The ending was a bit too rushed for
me. Letting go of these characters was difficult enough; I wanted to savor each
and every one of them a little longer. Nonetheless, I absolutely love Scott’s
clever mix of sex and humor, which flowed throughout each one of her tales. Her
witty writing style places her high on my ‘must read’ authors list.