I’m a huge fan of the
Stage Dive motley crew and was excited to hear about this new spin-off series.
There’s always a good time to be had whenever reading one of Kylie Scotts’
stories. I look forward to her lighthearted, enjoyable reads that are filled
with swoon worthy heroes, sassy chicks, outrageous antics and steamy moments.
In Dirty, we got to know Vaughan Hewson and the girl who literally fell into
his life, Lydia Green. Together, this loony couple and a new cast of crazy characters
made for a fun and flirty romance.
sweet Lydia ~ All set to marry her prince charming only to find out (mere minutes
before the nuptials) that the relationship with her fiancé was great big sham. To
avoid making the biggest mistake of her life, she makes a break for it by
seeking refuge in a stranger’s home and hiding in a bathtub. Not the best of
plans, but that’s how Lydia rolls…she’s insanely impulsive.
It all works out as
she finds the homeowner to be one hell of a broody, sexy man that lucky for
her, is kind enough to deal with all the craziness.
“The guy stood tall, looming over me with his
hands on hips. Tattoos covered his arms to his wrists. Still, he had a whole
lot of sinew on show. Definitely not the kind of man you’d want to mess with.
Dude could probably snap me in half in a second. I bet he was a tattoo model,
or a biker, or a pirate, or something. Something a lot hot and more than a
The fallout from her
almost wedding was a spectacle. She’s now homeless and jobless.Her life is in absolute shambles and Lydia
still managed to make me giggle as she tries to sort herself out. She’s a little
quirky, flakey and a whole lot of nuts… I absolutely adored her. Her character
may have lacked self-confidence, being plus size and all, but she was the
perfect girl for Vaughan and a likable heroine. He only saw the best in all
that was Lydia… and her voluptuous rack.
“Crap. It’s your
first night at work and I’m putting all my drama on you again.”
He hung his head.
“Yeah, you are.”
“I’m so sorry.”
Such a long and gusty
exhalation. The man had big lungs. Also, bad friends, namely me.
“On the plus side,
when you get worked up your tits start heaving up and down with each breath.
Magnificent. Honestly, I can’t get enough of it.”
Finding himself lost and
broke after the dissolution of his band, Vaughan’s back home and working in his
sister’s bar. The poor dude went from a rocker to temporary bartender, who’s struggling
to get his career back on track. Vaughan has no intention to stick around the
small town he grew up in; too many memories from the past haunt him. To top all
of this off, he has to deal with the lunatic woman that broke into his house.
Turns out, Lydia was the perfect distraction from his troubles, even though she
turned his already muddled life upside down. All the chaos that surrounded
her was exactly what he needed to help not only in lifting his spirits, but
also in discovering the importance of love and family.
I really liked Vaughan’s
character - He was the perfect combination of edgy, sexy and sweet especially
when it came to Lydia’s needs. There were times he was stubborn and I wanted to
bop him over the head, but I grew to love him regardless, seeing how
affectionate he was with Lydia.
All in all, this was
a good introduction into what I think will be a fun new series. I found it less
steamy than Scott’s previous books, but these two kept me laughing with their
often insane back and forth banter. There’s a hint of drama involving some of the
secondary characters that I’m hoping will conclude in future installments. Oh!
And so happy to see more of my favorite Stage Dive rocker… Mal. He’s as wacky
as ever. Love him. I really enjoyed Lydia and Vaughan’s journey from friendship
to love and it’s a good read if you are in the mood for a faced paced, upbeat
and comical insta-romance.