Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Review: Dirty by Kylie Scott

 From Kylie Scott, the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Stage Dive series, comes a fresh, hilarious, and sexy new series.

Welcome to Dive Bar, where the tattooed bartenders keep the drinks—and romance—flowing with a perfect cocktail of heartbreak, humor, and sweet, sexy romance. Are you ready to get Dirty?

Dirty by Kylie Scott
(Dive Bar Series #1)
Publication Date: April 19, 2016
Genre: Contemporary Romance 18+
Contains: strong language, explicit sex

The last thing Vaughan Hewson expects to find when he returns to his childhood home is a broken hearted bride in his shower, let alone the drama and chaos that comes with her.

Lydia Green doesn't know whether to burn down the church or sit and
cry in a corner. Discovering the love of your life is having an affair on your wedding day is bad enough. Finding out it's with his best man is another thing all together. She narrowly escapes tying the knot and meets Vaughan only hours later.

Vaughan is the exact opposite of the picture perfect, respected businessman she thought she'd marry. This former musician-turned-bartender is rough around the edges and unsettled. But she already tried Mr. Right and discovered he's all wrong-maybe it's time to give Mr. Right Now a chance.

After all, what's wrong with getting dirty?

'Dirty,' the first book in Kylie Scott's new Dive Bar series, was not what I expected. But that was actually a pleasant surprise. For the heavy material that was touched on, this was actually a light, sweet read, and just the read I needed. From chapter one, I was sucked right into this story, and quickly fell in love with Vaughan and Lydia.

I loved Vaughan. He had such a chill presence, but you know under that mellow exterior is a whole lotta deep water. I loved Lydia. Her personality was refreshing, her ability to be honest and push through the awkward was fantastic. And yay for a beautiful, curvy girl full of personality and heart! I loved the way Vaughan and Lydia's friendship developed. There was something truly special in the air that day, and charging their chemistrty forward in such a deep way for such a short period of time. But in spite of the abbreviated time period, I bought their relationship hook, line, and sinker. They were a really great couple, who happened upon each other in the oddest sort of circumstance. But funnily enough, that really worked for them. It took a real stroke of luck to bring these two together. What seemed like bad luck turned into the best luck of all. I really hope they make lots of appearances in the rest of the series, because I can't get enough of them.

I also liked the new characters brought into the story, setting up the atmosphere for the series and future books. Dive Bar is fun and is loaded with interesting characters. The only drawback for me was that these secondary characters were chock full of drama. I could have used a bit less of it, especially one set of circumstances in particular. It just made me sad in another wise fun and sweet story. But I'm definitely interested in where these other characters and their lives are going. I'm buckled in for the ride.

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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  1. This sounds good! I'll have to go check it out! Thanks for sharing, and great review!

    1. Thanks, Lisa! Have you read her other series, Stage Dive? Those are fantastic as well.


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