Series: Stage Dive #2
Published by St. Martin's Griffin on 2014-03-25
Genres: Coming Of Age, Contemporary, Erotica, Fiction, New Adult, Romance
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?
Could you imagine even meeting the hot man who’s face used to cover your walls when you were a teenager?! On top of that, could you imagine being his ‘fake’ girlfriend and getting to make out with him?! Nope..me neither but lucky Anne got to do just that with the hot drummer, Mal in Play. Just as Anne finds herself extremely down on her luck she gets invited to a party at none other than her old neighbors new apartment, yup..it was at Eve and David’s new apartment! It’s the perfect time for her spirits to be lifted by the ever hilarious Mal.
I really enjoyed the first book in the series and couldn’t wait to read Mal’s story. I didn’t expect Mal to be so freaking hilarious but his text messages and his general attitude towards everyone had me cracking up at numerous points in the book. I really liked Anne, she is super grounded but finds herself to have the worst luck ever. She’s spent her life basically raising herself and her younger sister and Mal is exactly what she needed in her life. He brought humor into her serious life and taught her to be silly.
“There are women who would kill to have me licking their face. You do not even begin to appreciate just how lucky you are to have my spit. Now lick me back.” He pointed to his jaw, demandingly. “Anne, do it. Do it now, woman, before I get offended.”
Although I thought Mal was hilarious and I enjoyed the banter between the two of them, I didn’t enjoy the story as much as the first in the series, Lick. I felt that there story stayed on a bit of a plateau for awhile and then we got a little surprise and a few twists, as expected, but I didn’t find myself having an OMG moment that I always hope for in books. I had a massive OMG moment in the first book so I was left wanting a bit more from Play.
If you enjoyed Lick, I definitely recommend reading Play. Mal was super funny and the relationship between the two of them was sweet. I loved that we got to spend a lot more time with Eve, David, and got to know a lot of other supporting characters that I imagine will have their own story later down the road. I can’t resist sexy rock stars, if you feel the same way then you should pick up this series!
“Make love. I meant make love … of course. I would never just stick my dick in you. I would make mad, passionate love to this sweet, sweet body of yours for days, no, weeks. It would be beautiful, pumpkin. There’d be little angels, and birdies, and you know … all just hanging around, watching. Perverts.”
#1 – Lick
Waking up in Vegas was never meant to be like this.
Evelyn Thomas’s plans for celebrating her twenty-first birthday in Las Vegas were big. Huge. But she sure as hell never meant to wake up on the bathroom floor with a hangover to rival the black plague, a very attractive half-naked tattooed man, and a diamond on her finger large enough to scare King Kong. Now if she could just remember how it all happened.
One thing is for certain, being married to rock and roll’s favourite son is sure to be a wild ride.
#2 – Play