Deep by Kylie Scott
Paperback, 270 pages
Published March 31st 2015 by St. Martin’s Griffin (first published March 10th 2015)
Don’t miss a beat with the fourth and final novel in the USA Today bestselling Stage Dive series from Kylie Scott.
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 heart had made its decision and there was no going back. Still, it was hard not to be all bitter and betrayed over his announcement. I didn’t even have the luxury of being able to get blind rotten drunk. And believe me, dealing with all this sober sucked.”
The Stage Dive series is unique, sexy and mind-blowing stories that will rock your bookish world and Deep is definitely going to make you scream for more.
Deep is the story of Ben Nicholson, the bass player for Stage Dive, and Lizzy Rollins, sister of Anne Rollins and sister-in-law of Mal. Their love story is a difficult one. There’s an eight year difference between Ben and Lizzy and Mal and Anne are making the impossible to make sure these two don’t get together. Basically, because they know Ben and his history with girls and his refusal to have a serious relationship.
“Ben, I don’t want to take your freedom. I just want a place in your world. An important one.”
He craned his neck, tipping my chin up to make me look at him at the same time. “Sweetheart, you’ve been important since day one.”
Deep starts different from the other three books and it was a pleasant surprise. It starts in the present, having dinner with all the Stage Dive members and their wives and girlfriends, and with Lizzie getting some news she was not prepared to receive and that will connect her with Ben even more than she realized. But when all is discovered and things seem to start going down, we get a rewind and see how it all started from the beginning. This will give as the chance to see Mal and Anne’s moments from Play through Lizzy’s eyes at the same time we get to read about how her relationship with the Stage Dive bassist started. It’s like having two stories in one, guys! And it’s simply amazing to know what it’s going to happen at least with one of those stories.
“You can have my time, and you can have my attention,” he said, words slow and deliberate. “Sweetheart, you can have whatever the fuck you want, I promise. Whatever you need. No more holding back, no more fear. And if you still feel you have to get on that plane tonight, then we’re doing it together.”
So when Mal and Anne head to Vegas – one night turns into a life time for Lizzy and Ben when a few months later two little lines pop up on the pregnancy test. But just how did these two end up between the sheets? Was this a one-night stand? A drunken mistake – or something much larger than either of them were willing to admit?
“Why are you here?” I reached back behind my head and grabbed his wrists, stilling him. “Ben?”
“Because apparently I’m shit at staying away from you.”
“Then I guess we have a problem.” Our fingers meshed, holding on tight.
“That’s putting it fucking mildly.”
We find out just what happens over a flashback to where it all started. The moment when Lizzy realizes her crush on Ben and Ben is given strict orders by Mal, Hands-Off! But a little flirting and a friendship all leads them to the one night that is going to change everything for them both. But with Stage Dive ready to tour and Ben unable to see his life outside of his band and his own freedom, Lizzy is going to have a long road ahead of herself if she wants to get the HEA she wants so badly.
I loved this. I thought it was a perfect end to the series. I highly recommend this book and this series!
Kylie is a New York Times and USA Today best-selling author. She was voted Australian Romance Writer of the year, 2013 & 2014, 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.