Title: Play (Stage Dive, #2)
Author: Kylie Scott
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
Release Date: March 25, 2014
Kylie Scott returns with the highly anticipated follow-up to international bestseller LICK.
Mal Ericson, drummer for the world famous rock band Stage Dive, needs to clean up his image fast—at least for a little while. Having a good girl on his arm should do the job just fine. Mal doesn’t plan on this temporary fix becoming permanent, but he didn’t count on finding the one right girl.
Anne Rollins never thought she’d ever meet the rock god who plastered her teenage bedroom walls—especially not under these circumstances. Anne has money problems. Big ones. But being paid to play the pretend girlfriend to a wild life-of-the-party drummer couldn’t end well. No matter how hot he is. Or could it?
I LOVED Lick and could not wait to read Kylie Scott’s follow up book, Play! This is a sexy and very funny story and well worth the wait. I fell for Stage Dive’s Mal from the beginning of the book and I absolutely loved Anne’s POV! She is witty, strong, feisty and very self-deprecating.
Anne’s roommate leaves her in a bind, and Anne must quickly find another roommate or another place to live. Through a quirky chain of events, she finds herself living with the gorgeous and sexy Mal Ericson, the drummer from Stage Dive. Mal must find himself a pretend girlfriend for reasons that are not clear at first, so Anne fits the bill perfectly. Plus, he is helping her out, so she reluctantly agrees.
Mal is a total womanizer and player, and everyone warns Anne away from him. But Mal is also very funny and very warm, and Anne finds herself falling fast for the famous rock star.
“I’ll swallow if you will.”
“You got it.”
“You better mean that. A man doesn’t like to be lied o about that sort of thing.”
Mal Ericson might be a bad boy, but he was also a good man.
Although both characters have some pretty serious secrets, Play is actually a very believable story with lots of very, very funny moments and some great sexy times. The drama is not too heavy and both characters are very lovable in their own way. I absolutely loved the dialogue and the chemistry between Anne and Mal. The only reason Play is not a 5 star read for me is the lack of consistency in some minor details. I am sure most readers wouldn’t even notice! Play is a fantastic second book in the Stage Dive series and I can’t wait for the third book, Lead!
“Life’s a song, Anne. Let’s play.”
Buy the Book
Lick (Stage Dive, #1)
About the Author
USA Today Bestselling Australian Romance Writer.