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#ReleaseBlitz & #Review ~ Lead (Stage Dive #3) by Kylie Scott

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Stay up all night with the sexy rockers in Stage Dive, the epic rock star romance series from New York Times bestselling author Kylie Scott, author of Lick and Play. As the lead singer of Stage Dive, Jimmy is used to getting whatever he wants, whenever he wants it, whether it's booze, drugs, or women. However, when a PR disaster serves as a wake-up call about his life and lands him in rehab, he finds himself with Lena, a new assistant to keep him out of trouble.   Lena's not willing to take any crap from the sexy rocker and is determined to keep their relationship completely professional, despite their sizzling chemistry. But when Jimmy pushes her too far and Lena leaves, he realizes that he may just have lost the best thing that ever happened to him.  
4.5 Stars

Verbally sparring with Jimmy was fast becoming more fun than I’d had with most other men naked. Which was sad. Real sad.

I’m actually shocked to say this, but I think this is my favorite of the Stage Dive Series…so far. David stole my heart in the first book and Mal made me laugh. But Jimmy? Oh, Jimmy. He surprised me most of all.

He was such a dichotomy of good and evil, beautiful and bad.

Jimmy is the sexy front man of Stage Dive. We got snippets of Jimmy’s character throughout the first two books and can easily conclude that he’s pretty much an asshole. He’s not a very easy person to be around, especially now that he’s trying to beat his drug and alcohol addiction. The one person who continuously stands up to him as well as supports him is his assistant Lena.

Lena didn’t know what to expect when she took on the job as Jimmy’s assistant, especially when the biggest part of her job is to be his sobriety companion. It’s not easy to keep your sanity when your boss is constantly an asshole, but Lena has lasted longer keeping Jimmy on the straight and narrow than any of his last assistants. But things get more complicated…

“Why not? I see it as a win-win situation. I get to release some of my frustration and you get to release any lingering feelings messing with your head. We fuck, we see we don’t have chemistry, we move on. Or even better, everything falls apart like it normally does and you’re happy just going back to being friends. What do you say?” ~ Jimmy

When Lena starts developing feelings for Jimmy, she knows that she has to keep a safe distance, but Jimmy definitely doesn’t make it easy. Whether or not he wants to admit it, but Jimmy likes having her around. In a way, Lena keeps him grounded. Lena tries not to read into Jimmy’s reasoning as to why he wants her around, especially when he makes it perfectly clear that he doesn’t do love

“I’m sorry. I don’t want anybody else. You’re my everything, Lena. I’ve never felt this way about anyone. I need you to know that. You gotta understand that, okay?”
I just stared at him, transfixed.
“Say something,” her urged.
“Jimmy, that’s love.”

This book had a different feel than the first two books. It definitely had its hot and steamy moments, but I think this book had more of a story to it, if that makes any sense. I loved Jimmy and Lena. Jimmy was brooding, sexy, and had a soft spot for his curvy, smart and sexy assistant. But what made me a fan of this couple is that they developed their relationship first through respect, patience, understanding and friendship; making their connection a little more close. I loved these two!!

I hate waking up without you and I worry constantly that you’re okay, that you’ve got everything you need. Look, the truth is, I’m all about you, Lena. You’re my best friend. You’re my girl.
“Lena, you seen my old black Led Zep shirt?” “Nope.” “You sure?” His brows became one dark cranky line. The scratches on his face were healing well, thank goodness. Though it didn’t reduce my desire to throttle his mother on a daily basis. “Yes. I haven’t seen it.” Can’t find it anywhere…” “And this is a surprise, how?” I slipped my hands into my back jean’s pockets. “Jimmy, you own more clothing than Cher, Brittney, and Elvis, put together. Things are bound to go missing.” “Sure you haven’t seen it?” “For goodness sake, what do you think, Jimmy? That I stole it to sleep in or something?” I laughed bitterly. Sure as hell, the truth deserved a good mocking. I’d sunk so despicably low. I hadn’t even meant to steal the stupid thing, but the shirt had been mixed up with my laundry a few days ago. It’d been the first top I laid my hand on after stepping out of the shower, ready to go to bed. Without thought, I’d put it on and it’d been so soft, the scent of him lingering beneath the laundry detergent. Every night since, I’d found myself in it come bedtime. My shame knew no limits. And no, I still hadn’t quit. The words still hadn’t come even close to leaving my mouth. He frowned. “No.” “That I have some deep secret longing to feel close to you resulting in my stealing your shirt like some creepy perv?” “Course I don’t fucking think that,” he replied crankily, reaching up to grip the top of the doorframe. All of his bulging muscles stretched the arms of his white T-shirt in the nicest way. It was all I could do not to start drooling, my heart beat taking up residence somewhere down between my thighs. And who could blame it? Not me. Maybe if I got laid, this would go away and things would return to normal. It’d seemed safer to avoid rubbing up against any men just in case I got carried away and started dating again. This new situation, however, changed everything. “Well, of course not! That would be crazy.” And wasn’t that the god’s honest truth? Cray-zeee. Lock me up and throw away the key because it wasn’t like I didn’t know better. “Just can’t figure out where the hell it could be.” Angels couldn’t have smiled as innocently. They might have tried, but they would have failed, the dirty-mouthed, winged, little liars. “Jimmy, I don’t know where it is. But I’ll look around for it later, okay?” “Yeah,” he said, and then added as an afterthought, “and stop looking at me weird.” “I’m not!”  

The Stage Dive series by Kylie Scott
Stage Dive Series
Lick (Stage Dive #1)
Play (Stage Dive #2)
Lead (Stage Dive, #3)
Coming January 6th, 2015
Deep (Stage Dive #4)
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About Kylie Scott
Kylie Scott
Kylie is a long time fan of romance, rock music, and B-grade horror films. Based in Queensland, Australia with her two children and one delightful husband, she reads, writes and never dithers around on the internet.

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