Monday, April 4, 2016

Review: DIRTY (Dive Bar, #1) by Kylie Scott

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Pub. Date: April 19, 2016
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Source: E-ARC from publisher
Rating: 5 Stars

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?

We met Vaughn back in the Stagedive series; his band went on tour with Stagedive but unfortunately, ended up disbanding. Which brings us to the first book in Kylie Scott's brand new series - Dirty - and boy is it ever! We meet Lydia, on her wedding day. It's supposed to be a happy and unforgettable time because that's exactly what it is. Unforgettable. See, Lydia finds out something about her husband to be right before she's supposed to say I do.

Her fiancé, Chris, let's just say he has taste in someone that's NOT Lydia. Lydia freaks out and runs away as fast as she can from the horror she's just had to witness. Upon climbing a huge fence and breaking and entering in the next door neighbor's house, Lydia finds herself hiding out in said neighbor's bathtub. Then the unthinkable happens. While Lydia is crying her eyes out in the tub, in walks a sexy man with a huge...voice; as he yells and wonders why there's a woman in his tub.

There starts the beginning of the end. The two never stood a chance because sparks flew of the page and you just knew that being together is inevitable. I must say, I enjoyed this very much. The easy banter and no bullshit between Vaughn and Lydia was refreshing. I loved how witty the two were and it was hard not to take an immediate liking to them. I can't tell you how excited I was when I heard that Scott would be writing another series, set in the same world as Stagedive.

I loved those books hard. Especially Mal. And there may or may not be a cameo appearance from our favorite blond haired drummer... My lips are sealed. Overall, I think this a promising start to a wonderful new series. I look forward to getting to know more of the Dive Bar family. Scott has set it up to where she can play into so many storylines! Gah...I can hardly wait. 

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About the Author:
Kylie is a New York Times and USA Today best-selling author. She was voted Australian Romance Writer of the year, 2013, by the Australian Romance Writer’s Association and her books have been translated into six 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.
Contact her at
or: PO Box 13, Fernvale QLD 4306 Australia

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