Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Book Review: Lead (Stage Dive #3) by Kylie Scott

Stage Dive #3

Kylie Scott

St. Martin's Griffin

Nov. 25, 2014

eARC from Publisher

Book Summary:

Stay up all night with the sexy rockers in Stage Dive, the epic New Adult 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. 

My Thoughts:

Why haven't I ever read anything written by Kylie Scott before?!!!  I have been wanting to read the Stage Dive series for quite a while now!  I remember hearing a lot of hype over these characters and their stories, but I just never got around to reading them.  Stage Dive has been on my TBR for quite awhile, and you can believe that the rest of the books in the series have become priority reads, after reading Lead!

I love stories about rockstars and romance.  To think of a gorgeous, sexy, and talented rockstar becoming smitten with an ordinary girl is the stuff of many ladies daydreams.  Well, Lead was an excellent read!  Full of swoons, emotional heartfelt moments, grins, and giggles and the much sought after happily ever after!  I highly recommend it if you're in the mood for a great rockstar romance reading escape!!!

Jimmy, the lead singer of Stage Dive, has been sober and off of drugs and alcohol for the last six months, after his brother and the rest of his bandmates gave him an ultimatum, get his act together, or he was out of the group.  

Enter our leading lady, Lena.  She's been working at a temp agency and hasn't had much luck.  When Stage Dive see's her spunk, sass, and strength, they decide she will be the perfect person to live with Jimmy, and make sure that he doesn't fall off of the wagon.  The pay is great, so she decides to take the job.  However, she quickly see's that Jimmy is moody, aloof, and can be a pain in the rear end.  

One day changes the whole dynamic between these two.  Lena and the reader get a glimpse of Jimmy's vulnerability and heart.  From this point on, we are in for a beautiful, and touching love story.  We also see the mood swings and struggle that battling addiction entails.  We learn how even the most painful past and traumatic of scars can begin to heal with unselfish, pure, and unconditional love.  Jimmy and Lena's love story was a slow burn.  We get to see them transition from complete strangers, to the very best of friends, to the awakening of a passionate and all encompassing love.

I enjoyed all of the secondary characters, Ev, David, Mal, Anne, Ben and Lizzy were great additions to Jimmy and Lena's story.  However, honorable mention must go to Mal.  He was hilarious, nosy, and loved pushing both Jimmy and Lena's buttons!  He was such a fun character, which makes me really want to read his story next.  It was great how Anne could check him like no one else!  

I have to say, one of my favorite parts of the story was when Jimmy was trying to "help" Lena get over her crush on him, so that she wouldn't leave the job, because he had grown attached to her.  One of the items on this list was that she had to get out and date.  It was hilarious the way Jimmy tried to control and insinuate himself in every situation!  All boundaries went out the door!  He had me cracking up, and I got so many good laughs out of this story.  I also shed a few tears, and smiled a whole lot!  I highly recommend Lead!  5 Stars!!!

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About Kylie Scott:

Kylie is a New York Times and USA Today best-selling author. She was voted Australian Romance Writer of the year, 2013, 2014 & 2018, by the Australian Romance Writer’s Association and her books have been translated into eleven different languages. She is a long time fan of romance, rock music, and B-grade horror films. Based in Queensland, Australia with her two children and husband, she reads, writes and never dithers around on the internet. 

Contact her at or: PO Box 13, Fernvale QLD 4306 Australia


  1. This sounds good,! I had to laugh at your favorite part..I am intrigued!

  2. Two weeks ago I listened to my first Kylie Scott and I felt the same as you about missing out. This is a series that I really want to read. Love the depth of emotion including humor.

    1. I've read her whole Stage Dive series back to back! It's so good!!!


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