Release Blitz and Giveaway: The Book Barista reviews Lead by Kylie Scott

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Stay up all night with the sexy rockers in Stage Dive, the epic New Adult series from New York Times bestselling author Kylie Scott, author of Lick and Play.


About Lead (Stage Drive #3):


ISHO Summary

As the lead singer of Stage Dive, Jimmy is used to getting whatever he wants, whenever he wants it, whether it’s booze, drugs, or women. However, when a PR disaster serves as a wake-up call about his life and lands him in rehab, he finds himself with Lena, a new assistant to keep him out of trouble.

Lena’s not willing to take any crap from the sexy rocker and is determined to keep their relationship completely professional, despite their sizzling chemistry. But when Jimmy pushes her too far and Lena leaves, he realizes that he may just have lost the best thing that ever happened to him.



I received an ARC of Lead in exchange for my honest opinion.  This made me really happy as I’ve been a big fan of the Stage Dive series since I laid eyes on the cover (the original cover) of Lick, last summer.

I really was anxious to hear Jimmy’s story since he wasn’t the nicest person from the onset.  Jimmy has now totally redeemed himself.  I thank Kylie Scott for this!!!  He starts off as a grumpy ass but we soon see there’s so much more to him.

Lena gets hired as Jimmy’s sobriety companion, thanks to Mal, the sexy drummer. [Note:  Just for the record, I LOVE MAL!!!]. At first he’s resistant to the idea but gives in.  Lena is strong and just what Jimmy needs.  The relationship quickly develops to one of friendship but Lena has more feelings for him.

I devoured this book.  I couldn’t wait  for Jimmy to come to the realization that Lena meant more to him than he was willing to admit.  Add to this, all the other characters that we know and love: David, Ev, Mal… [have I mentioned that I love Mal?!]…, Anne, Ben and Lizzy [Bring on Ben’s book! I cannot wait!].  And of course, there’s Killer, Mal & Anne’s puppy.  How cute is he???!!!

I loved this book so much.  Kylie Scott consistently gives us characters and stories that we love to love.  I gave it five steamy, delicious caffe lattes with whipped cream and chocolate drizzle on top.

five caffé latte


ISHO Purchase LInks

Amazon // B&N // iTunes




The Stage Dive series by Kylie Scott:


Lick (Stage Dive #1): Amazon / B&N / Goodreads

Play (Stage Dive #2): Amazon / B&N / Goodreads

Deep (Stage Dive #4) available on January 6th, 2015: Amazon / B&N /Goodreads


Check out more of Kylie’s work:

The Flesh series

Colonist’s Wife

Heart’s A Mess


ISHO Excerpt

“Lena, you seen my old black Led Zep shirt?”


“You sure?” His brows became one dark cranky line. The scratches on his face were healing well, thank goodness. Though it didn’t reduce my desire to throttle his mother on a daily basis.

“Yes. I haven’t seen it.”

Can’t find it anywhere…”

“And this is a surprise, how?” I slipped my hands into my back jean’s pockets. “Jimmy, you own more clothing than Cher, Brittney, and Elvis, put together. Things are bound to go missing.”

“Sure you haven’t seen it?”

“For goodness sake, what do you think, Jimmy? That I stole it to sleep in or something?” I laughed bitterly. Sure as hell, the truth deserved a good mocking. I’d sunk so despicably low.

I hadn’t even meant to steal the stupid thing, but the shirt had been mixed up with my laundry a few days ago. It’d been the first top I laid my hand on after stepping out of the shower, ready to go to bed. Without thought, I’d put it on and it’d been so soft, the scent of him lingering beneath the laundry detergent. Every night since, I’d found myself in it come bedtime. My shame knew no limits. And no, I still hadn’t quit. The words still hadn’t come even close to leaving my mouth.

He frowned. “No.”

“That I have some deep secret longing to feel close to you resulting in my stealing your shirt like
some creepy perv?”

“Course I don’t fucking think that,” he replied crankily, reaching up to grip the top of the doorframe. All of his bulging muscles stretched the arms of his white T-shirt in the nicest way. It was all I could do not to start drooling, my heart beat taking up residence somewhere down between my thighs. And who could blame it? Not me. Maybe if I got laid, this would go away and things would return to normal. It’d seemed safer to avoid rubbing up against any men just in case I got carried away and started dating again. This new situation, however, changed everything.

“Well, of course not! That would be crazy.” And wasn’t that the god’s honest truth? Cray-zeee. Lock me up and throw away the key because it wasn’t like I didn’t know better.

“Just can’t figure out where the hell it could be.”

Angels couldn’t have smiled as innocently. They might have tried, but they would have failed, the dirty-mouthed, winged, little liars. “Jimmy, I don’t know where it is. But I’ll look around for it later, okay?”

“Yeah,” he said, and then added as an afterthought, “and stop looking at me weird.”

“I’m not!”

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ISHO Author Bio

Kylie Scott



Kylie is a long time fan of romance, rock music, and B-grade horror films. Based in Queensland, Australia with her two children and one delightful husband, she reads, writes and never dithers around on the internet.

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