ARC Review + Giveaway: Deep (Stage Dive #4) by Kylie Scott

9 Apr 2015

Book Title: Deep
Author: Kylie Scott
Series: Stage Dive #4
Release Date: March 31st, 2015
Genres: Contemporary, Comedy Romance, Rockstar
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?



  "Good girls don't fall for rock stars. It just isn't done."

As much as I was happy to reunite with my Stage Dive boys, I still went in with a heavy heart as this book would mark the end of this amazing series :( Every book in the series had been an all-round entertaining read with humorous characters that I've grown attached to and with Deep, we have finally made it to Ben Nicholson, the remaining member of the band aka bearded bassist who still needed his own HEA. 

 With Kylie Scott, you can usually expect your read to start off a little differently and right off the first page, you'll be hit headfirst with a pregnancy revelation from our heroine this time around, Lizzy Rollins. If the name doesn't ring a bell just yet, she's the little sister of Anne who's now with Mal. Throw in the fact that the surprise bomb is dropped at the entire band's dinner, there was going to be one helluva explanation.
"So I’d been knocked up by a rock star. Big deal."
And so the story goes back to how Liz and Ben first met. Although it was mostly Liz's infatuation with Ben that sparked up their friendship, I still really enjoyed how it all progressed. Despite Mal & Anne warning attempts of them ever hooking up, they bonded over their casual secret texting and calling. However reality came crashing down on Liz when she eventually realized that her infatuation wasn't reciprocated by Ben as much as she hoped for. With a broken heart, Liz tried to move on but bumping into Ben again at Mal & Anne's wedding reignited the undeniable attraction stirring between them and that's how the inevitable happened.


 I think what sets this read apart in the series was that Liz & Ben's journey focused a lot on them moving forward with the pregnancy news, whatmore with their undefined relationship at that point of time. They weren't a couple but they were about to be parents, so there was a lot of struggling between these two. It does make up for some good angst as Ben proves to be pretty frustrating at times and I wanted to smash his head in for some of his actions. But once Ben started coming around and fixing up his act, I was more than happy to watch this couple get their HEA very soon.


 What I probably loved most about this one is Liz's character and I can easily say that Kylie Scott surely writes some of best heroines I've read. Her heroines are easily relatable, they're spunky and also mostly ballsy which are my absolute favorites. There was a certain tenacity in Liz that had me rooting for her throughout and my heart ached for her with as she struggled between her pregnancy and her feelings for Ben.
“This guy and me, we were doomed from the start.”
Coupled up with your ever-loving side characters (especially Mal!) that brought out the laugh-out loud moments, Deep was a well-balanced read that kept me entertained while still managing to induce some heart-squeezing scenes that was brought on by the angst. Although I wished there were more moments of Liz & Ben as an actual couple, I still enjoyed this one! 

 With the series reaching its end, I'm really hoping we'll get an extended epilogue for each couple because honestly, I'm just not ready to say goodbye to all of my favorite rockstars just yet ;) 

  Deep is the fourth book in the Stage Dive series and while it can be read as a standalone, I would highly recommend for the series to be read in order. 

  ARC kindly provided by St. Martin's Griffin via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Stage Dive Series Reading Order
Lick (Book One)
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Play (Book Two)
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Lead (Book Three)
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About the Author:

Kylie is a long time fan of erotic love stories and B-grade horror films. She demands a happy ending and if blood and carnage occur along the way then all the better. Based in Queensland, Australia with her two children and one delightful husband, she reads, writes and never dithers around on the internet.

Kylie is represented by Amy Tannenbaum at the Jane Rotrosen Agency, New York.

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