Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Blog Review: Strong (Stage Dive #4.5) by Kylie Scott

Stage Dive # 4.5

Kylie Scott

Evil Eye Concepts

September 25, 2018

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Book Synopsis:

From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Kylie Scott comes a new story in her Stage Dive series… 

When the girl of your dreams is kind of a nightmare. 

As head of security to Stage Dive, one of the biggest rock bands in the world, Sam Knowles has plenty of experience dealing with trouble. But spoilt brat Martha Nicholson just might be the worst thing he’s ever encountered. The beautiful troublemaker claims to have reformed, but Sam knows better than to think with what’s in his pants. Unfortunately, it’s not so easy to make his heart fall into line. 

Martha’s had her sights on the seriously built bodyguard for years. Quiet and conservative, he’s not even remotely her type. So why the hell can’t she get him out of her mind? There’s more to her than the Louboutin wearing party-girl of previous years, however. Maybe it’s time to let him in on that fact and deal with this thing between them. 

**Every 1001 Dark Nights novella is a standalone story. For new readers, it’s an introduction to an author’s world. And for fans, it’s a bonus book in the author’s series. We hope you'll enjoy each one as much as we do.**

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My Thoughts:

Strong was a short little novella that took place in the Stage Dive world.  It was a little slow, unlike its predecessors, and wasn't of the same caliber as the full length books in the series.  Nevertheless, I enjoyed being reunited with many of my favorite characters.  I just wasn't ready to say goodbye to David, Ev, Mal, Anne, Jimmy, Lena, Ben and Lizzy.

This story revolves around, Martha Nicholson, Ben's sister.  She's been a villain in the series, as she was David's first love ands serious girlfriend, who broke his heart when she cheated on him with his brother Jimmy.  She also had caused problems in her brother Ben's and Lizzy's relationship.  Now she has reformed, and moved from New York to Portland to take care of her nephew Gibson; while her sister-in-law, Lizzy goes back to college.

Sam has been the head of security for Stage Dive from the beginning of the group's music career.  He's seen something good in Martha from the beginning, despite her many flaws; he's been very attracted to her and in love with her.  Like a match to a flame, Martha and Sam being in close proximity on a daily basis, lights the fire for there desires, and there are many explosions!!!

Strong was a good novella, if you are missing the Stage Dive world and all of the beloved characters within the series.  Kylie Scott delivers her signature romance and passion-infused read!

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About the Author:

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. The 1001 Nights books always confuse me, and all seem to only work if you've read a series. Great review!

  2. I am guessing I would need to read the Stage Dive series before venturing into this one. Sounds like it was a good read. Great review.

  3. its a shame the pace wasn't as good as the novels in the series. Glad you liked it anyway Lindy

  4. Always interesting to see an author reform the villain of the series.


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