Monday, July 29, 2013

[Review] Lick - Kylie Scott

Released: July 1st, 2013

Waking up in Vegas was never meant to be like this.

Evelyn Thomas's plans for celebrating her twenty-first birthday in Las Vegas were big. Huge. But she sure as hell never meant to wake up on the bathroom floor with a hangover to rival the black plague, a very attractive half-naked tattooed man, and a diamond on her finger large enough to scare King Kong. Now if she could just remember how it all happened.

One thing is for certain, being married to rock and roll's favourite son is sure to be a wild ride.

"Love isn't always smooth or straightforward. It can be messy and painful… Doesn't mean it isn't still the most incredible thing that can ever happen to you."

*shrieks to the heavens above* I am fangirling over the characters in this book like cuh-razy! The plot itself was unique and special *winks* I mean, when you imagine yourself waking up with a massive hangover, with a super hot guy next to you and a giant ass diamond ring on your finger. Man, oh man. It's like a super "oh holy shit" moment. And that was exactly it for Evelyn! She had blanked out on the night of her birthday thanks to tons of drinks. Being married to, as I quote, "rock and roll's favorite son", is a killer wake up call.

The book was easy to read and very fun! A lot of hot sex plus the sarcastic comments and witty remarks. This book pretty much blew me away. Well, I wasn't expecting that much from it except for the fact that almost everyone gave it such good ratings. But the romance! The sex! The cute little moments! UGH!

I've liked Evelyn's character from the start because she's not afraid to speak her mind. I guess that was what attracted David to her in the first place. She's a tough cookie and God, I just absolutely love her character! And she's so adorably awkward! Just look at this:
David: "What's the plan here, Ev? How were you going to convince me?" 
Evelyn: "Oh. Well, I was um… I was going to seduce you, I guess. And see what happened. Yeah…"
My God. I just want to pack her up in a suitcase and take her home with me. But Evelyn is the type of girl who has everything all planned out in front of her. With her dad already "brainwashing" her into thinking that it's her idea that she wants to be an architect, she wants everything in life by the guidebook. David's appearance in her life threw her for a loop. Especially when she didn't remember anything about that lovely little night.

David is a variable that she can't control in her life and so she's afraid of him. Afraid of the things that might happen with him. Afraid of the things that might not happen with him.
"You asked me this morning in the car if I thought you were scary. The answer is yes. You scare me shitless. I don't know what I'm doing here. But I hate the thought of leaving you."
I liked how Evelyn's character handled things. She was pretty much almost calm throughout the whole thing, aside from the slight panic in the beginning. But otherwise, I really liked her character. It's weird because sometimes I'd feel annoyed with the heroines in books. But not this one.

And then there's David *le super deep dreamy sigh while drooling* David Ferris has now made it to my top list of book boyfriends because… wow. Not only is he smoking hot, but he's also a hopeless, desperate romantic too. He can seem like an eager kid at times but there's also those moments where you just want to pull him into a hug.

He's a musician who hasn't written anything in two years. Two. Freaking. Years. Because he lost his music mojo. But now that Ev's in his life. His inspiration's back because he now has a new muse. My God.
David: "I wrote two songs."
Evelyn: "Mmm. That's nice."
David: "No, you don't understand. I haven't written anything in over tow years. This is fucking amazing. And they're about you."
As if having a rockstar for a boyfriend isn't good enough, he had to go and write songs about her. How can you not fall in love with this man? And when he's at his lowest. When he's insecure. SWEET MAMA. I just want to hug him to pieces!
"Ev, you're sad, you're tired, and you've lost weight, and I fucking hate that I'm the cause of it. I'm going to make this right with you one step at a time. Just… give me a little room to maneuver here."
He's so cute all the fucking time and I just alwekrjawlkejr
Evelyn: "Why don't you go back to LA?"
David: "My wife lives in Portland."
*silent shrieking* It may not seem like much by quotes but when you read the book, you will fall in love with David "please fuck me" Ferris. He's also funny ;) especially when he's interacting with Mal, it's just the cutest bromance ever,
David: "Close the door down there and lock it. Don't you come up here under any circumstances. Not till I tell you it's okay. Understood?"
[pause] Mal: "What if there's a fire?"
David: "Burn."
Mal: "Fuck you.
And I felt so bad for his character since he remembered everything about that night but Evelyn remembers nothing. It's all a pitch-black memory for her. But still, I swoon at David.

Hehehe. I just really like this book even though it was pretty fast-paced. The relationship began with a rocky start, but then, as it developed and evolved, you find out that they're best friends but they're also dating! Which is the most adorable kind of relationship to me.

They did the whole thing backwards. Hell, they got freaking married before they dated. The book was hilarious and an easy, fun read. Plus, the characters were just awesome. Including Lauren, Mal and Nate. I love Mal so much, you will too. Trust me.

Minor Faults:
  • Book was too fast-paced-ish



About The Author:

Kylie Scott 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.

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