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Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Review: Deep by Kylie Scott

Title: Deep
Author: Kylie Scott
Series: Stage Dive, book 4
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Source: Review copy from publisher
Format: E-book
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?
DEEP is the fourth and last book in the Stage Dive series by Kylie Scott.

The moment Lizzy Rollins laid eyes on Ben Nicholson she felt a deep connection, something she had never experienced before. She knew he felt it too, but she also knew he wouldn’t act upon it. There was not only a big age difference between them, but she was also the little sister in law of one of his best friends, thus off limits. This didn’t deterred Lizzy, she went after what she wanted one too many times, breaking her heart along the way, until she finally was able to get Ben in her bed, the problem was his regrets the day after, regrets that broke her heart, again.
Weeks pass after their encounter, Lizzy thought everything was done and over between them, but a pregnancy test contradicted her. The questions now are how is this going to affect Lizzy’s life and her plans? How is it going to affect Ben and the band? Is there a future for them now that they are going to be parents?

I liked lizzy in previous books and was expecting to like her in this book, but that was not the case. There are two kind of heroines I don’t like, the TSTL and the wishy-washy ones. Lizzy was the perfect example of the latter. Lizzy is supposed to be a strong young woman with her feet on the ground, instead we see this young, immature girl infatuated with a guy, chasing him even though he didn’t want to be chase. We see her allowing him to treat her bad and to break her heart too many times. We see her forgiving him the same amount of times. We see a young woman who doesn’t want to depend of her “baby daddy” and the first thing she does when she finds out she is pregnant is to drop out of school to follow him on tour. No, no, no! Stay in school and prove to him and to the world that you are really the independent and smart woman you pretend to be.

Since the very first book I felt in love with the Stage Dive band members. Book after book I have meet new characters and learn to love each band member even more. After three books, the only one left was Ben, the silent, almost unnoticed band member. This was his book and his time to shine, sadly, as with previous books he stays in the dark and the very little we learn about him is nothing to write home about. Maybe this would have been different if we had had his point of view to see what was really going through his head, instead of seeing him and his actions through third-party eyes. The only thing clear about him is that he loves his life the way it is and he doesn’t want to change it. He is not into relationships and the last thing he wants is a family, but now with Lizzy pregnant and the pressure from his friends there is not much he can do about it. And here lays one of my biggest problems, I don’t believe in relationships based on pregnancies. For what I have seen throughout my life they don’t last and I think Lizzy and Ben’s relationship is one destined to fail. They are together not for love but because they should be together for the sake of the baby.

In this installment we see all the other band members and their significant others. We see how they are doing in their relationships and what is new in their lives. It was nice to spend time with them, but I think I would have liked to see less of them and more character/relationship development of Lizzy and Ben.

New characters are introduced in DEEP, from them I really liked Vaughan, I liked him a lot, so much at times I thought he was better for Lizzy than Ben and right there people there’s the problem of this book. I didn’t feel a real the connection between Lizzy and Ben; it felt more like infatuation than anything else, something that would have worked with any other person, it didn’t have to be Ben.

The story is not my favorite kind of story, I don’t like pregnancies for the sake of getting a couple together and I don’t like unnecessary drama to create conflict. Also this is a contemporary romance with very little romance.

DEEP falls short to its predecessors and if I’m honest it was a bit of a disappointment. Despite this, I’m still a fan of Kylie Scott and I know how talented she is.
I’m looking forward to the spin-off series, The Dive Bar series. First book will be Vaughan’s story and I can’t wait to get my hands on it.

My Verdict: 3 Paws
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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

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