Saturday, 11 April 2015
Review: Deep by Kylie Scott
Series: Stade Dive (book 4)
Publication Date: 31st March 2015
Positive. With two little lines on a pregnancy test, everything in Lizzy Rollins' ordinary life is about to change forever. And all because of one big mistake in Vegas with Ben Nicholson, the irresistibly sexy bass player for Stage Dive. So what if Ben's the only man she's ever met who can make her feel completely safe, cherished, and out of control with desire at the same time? Lizzy knows the gorgeous rock star isn't looking for anything more permanent than a good time, no matter how much she wishes differently.
Ben knows Lizzy is off limits. Completely and utterly. She's his best friend's little sister now, and no matter how hot the chemistry is between them, no matter how sweet and sexy she is, he's not going to go there. But when Ben is forced to keep the one girl he's always had a weakness for out of trouble in Sin City, he quickly learns that what happens in Vegas, doesn't always stay there. Now he and Lizzie are connected in the deepest way possible...but will it lead to a connection of the heart?
My Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Oh my God! I can't believe it! The final Stage Dive novel! I have loved the guys from my favourite fictional band - and the gals that love them - and now it is time to say goodbye and it was so bittersweet!
The "sweet" coming from the fact I'm sure that even though Stage Dive's tales are over, I'm positive there will be more books in this world, featuring fringe characters... Ben's bitch sister and Sam the security man anyone? Yeah, I'm not sure I'd want to read it either (Martha is a creature of evil) but I'd bet my last buck it's coming!
The "bitter" part of the "bittersweet" unfortunately comes from my opinion that this book just wasn't up to par with the others in this series.
Throughout the last 3 novels, I have had a major disconnect from Ben. He has never been all that to me but I liked Lizzy and I thought, together, they'd be awesome!
I thought with the pregnancy bombshell - that we all knew was coming from the teasers - would make for one hell of an emotional roller-coaster and one amusing ride!
I was wrong.
They're a bit of a disaster. I never felt the love - at all - not one little bit.
In fact, it's for the first time in a long time that I have read a book and thought "yeah... You're just with her cause you got her pregnant."
Not once did it feel like Ben loved Lizzy the way she loved him (and the others loved their women.) This did not make for happy feelings or fluttery feels! Instead it resulted in a crap ton of rage and frustration.
Combine this with the fact the book felt super rushed and... Yeah. Bit of a let down / epic fail.
It actually kind of hurts to say that, but despite liking elements of the story, I just didn't much like the book as a whole. Even characters like Mal - who I adore - annoyed me a bit in this one.
I think, if you're a fan of the series, you're going to want to read it and finish the boys off, but I definitely wouldn't start here.