Title: Play (Stage Dive, #2)
Author: Kylie Scott
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
Release Date: March 25, 2014
Kylie Scott returns with the highly anticipated follow-up to international bestseller LICK.
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?
“You’re turning out to be kind of a mind fuck for me, pumpkin.”
I really enjoyed book one of this series, Lick, and I was anxiously awaiting this newest addition to the series. Now mind you, this is purely fiction. I know, I know. That’s pretty dumb of me to say considering all I read is fiction, but the scenario in which the H/h fall in love is strictly Made in Hollywood. Does that make sense? No? It will once you read this.
If he started yelling about sexual healing again I’d throw him out, cool furniture, drum kit, and all. Or I’d lick him all over. With my current confusion and stress levels, chances were 50/50.
Anne has a kind heart, one that those around her sometimes takes advantage of. She’s always willing to lend a helping hand, financially as well as emotionally, to anyone who needs it. So it isn’t too shocked when she walks into her apartment having found her roommate gone. Not only is she gone, but the hope of making her rent has also walked out the door. She is officially having the worse day ever. But all that is about to change when she agrees to attend her friend’s boyfriend’s sister’s party (Ev from Play). Whew!
Mal Ericson is the drummer for Stage Dive. He’s charismatic, boisterous and fun as they come. When Anne met him at the party, he was a whirlwind enigma. It was overwhelming to say the least, but a part of her couldn’t help be giddy at his attention. What she didn’t expect is to find him insider her apartment wanting to make an arrangement. She’ll play the dotting, sweet girlfriend to keep a certain image, and in return, he’ll help her out financially. As to why he needs a pretend girlfriend, well, you’ll just have to read and find out.
“Whatever you want is great.”
“That is so the correct answer. We are going to be the best fake couple ever, pumpkin.”
“Please don’t call me that.”
“Puuuuuump-kin,” he drawled, eyebrows waggling. “It’s a great nickname. Your hair is kinda that color and we’re a couple now, couple have dumbass names for each other. C’mon, you think up one for me.”
“I’ll get right to work on that.”
This was such a fun read. Like, really fun. I found myself laughing and smiling throughout the whole story. There were times where my heart did break for this couple, especially when we find out why Mal wanted to clean up his act, but if I am to be honest, the biggest reason I enjoyed this book was because of Mal & Anne. Mal, especially, entertained me to no end. They made such a cute couple, pretend and real; I just loved it when they were together. They complemented each other so well. LOVE YOU, MAL!!
**Complimentary copy provided by NetGalley & St. Martin's Griffin in exchange for honest review**
Buy the Book
Lick (Stage Dive, #1)
About the Author
USA Today Bestselling Australian Romance Writer.