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"Scott brings back the sizzling heat, uncontainable energy and outrageous humor that made her Stage Dive series so addicting with the first installment of its spinoff series, Dive Bar." ― RT Book Reviews
"There's a Lydia inside each and every female heart. Knowing. Confusion. Understanding. Above all, love. DIRTY is a remarkable book." --Abbi Glines, New York Times bestselling author of The Vincent Boys series
"Nobody writes inked-up, sexy-as-sin rockers like Kylie Scott!! I devoured every deliciously dirty page of this hot, witty, surprisingly sweet romance. If you loved the Stage Dive guys, be prepared to fall hard for Dive Bar's Vaughan Hewson." –Emma Chase, New York Times bestselling author of Tangled
“Killer writing, laugh-out-loud humor and so heart-warming you will blush all over.” –Katy Evans, New York Times bestselling author of the Real series
“DIRTY is Kylie Scott on top of her game.” –K. Bromberg, New York Times bestselling author of The Driven Series
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- Publication Date : April 19, 2016
- File Size : 1746 KB
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print Length : 289 pages
- Publisher : St. Martin's Griffin (April 19, 2016)
- ASIN : B015CKO0MG
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced Typesetting : Enabled
- Language: : English
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #61,903 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Vaughan is this sexy guitar playing rocker that I was intrigued with from the Stage Dive series. I was excited to see him get his own book. He really had the rocker player vibe going so I wasn't sure what type of girl would be able to capture his heart. Lydia. Only Lydia would do.
I do love Lydia. She's just had a huge shock as she dresses for her wedding - her future husband is getting on with the best man? Yep. End this wedding pronto. She runs like any self-respecting bride would do when faced with no friendly faces to have her back. And she runs right into the tub of a sexy rocker. Lydia realizes she jumped too fast into marrying Chris and must re-evaluate her life. And the girl that matures from this experience is one I really admire and care for. She's got some body image issues which was a nice change from the perfect. She knows she wants stability but not at the cost of her self-respect. I really enjoyed her growth.
As for Vaughan, my feeling for him grow a lot. He's a sexy rocker that falls for Lydia and won't have her hiding her body from him. He finds her yummy and sexy. The pain from his past has him determine to leave - return to the rock band life where he can hide his heart. But while he's around, Lydia makes him happy. And together these two are hot. And Lydia may wiggle into his heart when he's not looking.
The story is one of personal growth. Both characters had things to work through while they found comfort in each others arms. It was sexy and heart-warming. There are a couple of things going on around Vaughan and Lydia that set up future books and I really want those books and quickly.
If you love the sexy stories that also have some meaning behind them, then this book is a must!
Enjoyed Vaughan and Lydia's story so much and I'm hungry for more from the Dive Bar!
Dirty is the first book in the new Dive Bar series by Kylie Scott. After the end her highly successful Stage Dive series, I wondered what would be next. I knew I was going to miss the Stage Dive members and their unique romances. Kylie Scott has successfully dived off the rock and roll stage and is now making a home in Coeur D'Alene at the Dive Bar. Pull up a stool, crack a cold one, and let Kylie tell you an entertaining story.
Lydia Green is a runaway bride after discovering her groom was having a secret affair with his best man. What's a girl to do when her dreams have been demolished? Run! Escape the humiliation. It may take climbing a six foot fence and finding an itty bitty window open in the house on the other side of the fence. An awkward climb and a crash landing in a bathtub leads Lydia to freedom and new encounters. She never would of thought she would meet the sexiest man she's ever seen or that this sexy man would change her life. First she has to face the wedding posse and shred the groom.
Vaughan Hewson has returned home to Coeur D'Alene with his tail between his legs and his dreams broken. His musical career is in the pits after his band split up after a successful opening tour with Stage Dive. He's broke, bandless, and jobless. The only thing he has is his parents old house that he has mortgaged to the hilt. It's time to sell the place and find a new direction in his musical career. First he will have to face his sister Nell, his old friends, and a runaway bride in his bathtub.
Vaughan and Lydia are both at crossroads in their lives. She has finally found a place that she wants to stay put in. He wants to get out of town as quickly as possible. At this point in their lives they are both down on their luck. As a result they form a friendship that leads to an undeniable attraction.
Living with each other and working at the Dive Bar will build an unbreakable bond and may very well be their road to happiness. First they will have to learn that dreams evolve and change. Friends and family are the glue that holds the heart and soul together.
Kylie Scott has once again delivered a fantastic, fun, snarky book loaded with quirky characters. She gives the readers a unique story with the right amount of humor, romance, hot sex, and an exceptional story.
It happens at the Dive Bar in Coeur D'Alene. Get ready to meet an incredible crew of people with very interesting, complex stories of their own.
Grab a stool, order a cold one, and get ready for a doozy of a story. Who knows who may be sitting next to you. Your new drinking companion may be a tortured tattoo artist with ex wife issues or a spastic, meddling drummer ready to tell you the perks of reading romance novels.
It all happens at the Dive Bar. It's time to get DIRTY!
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I have found my new favourite place, a safe haven of fun and frolics, friendship and relationships galore. Welcome to the Dive Bar !
Lydia is one kick ass girl, from finding out your fiancé bats for the other team (seeing it on film) to climbing a 6ft fence in heels and a wedding dress, getting stuck in a window (something I’d probably do) and entering a house uninvited. She had all the sass and the attitude you wanted, but what I liked is that I could relate to her with her insecurities and body image issues. They aren’t the best but it was great to see that not every heroine in a book has to be picture perfect from the start ! I wanted to know more and Lydia had me hooked.
The first time we meet Vaughan he is in his birthday suit and there in all his glory, and Lydia, like me or any sane woman sat in a bath tub, couldn’t keep her eyes off him!
Vaughan couldn’t keep his eyes off of Lydia’s ample bust and here we found common ground. I particularly enjoyed the banter between the two, the flirting without flirting. We find that he is the guitarist from the band that toured with Stage Dive and have now gone their separate ways loving Vaughan broke and one of the reasons he had returned home.
The secondary characters are equally brilliant in their own right and each equally an essential part to the series I’m looking forward to learning more about each one.
Nell is part owner of the Dive Bar and Vaughans sister, she sets him to work. Lydia can’t keep her eyes off him.
“Your Brother is hot, like smokin’ hot, honestly it’s kind of impossible to have a vagina and not look”
The dynamics between all the characters is fascinating and I over how Lydia and Vaughans relationship progressed from friends to lovers
“I’m going to kiss you know”
“Oh okay !”
Lydia fell and Vaughan fell, but before you knew it the twists and turns had you waiting with baited breath to see if they made it or not.
A bonus was the unexpected appearance of Mal ! Yay
We have reached the end. Kylie Scott I salute you for making me feel at home in the Dive Bar ! I am so hooked I plan on staying awhile, floved this book Lydia and Vaughan stole my heart.
As for Nell, Eric, Pat, Andre, Joe and Rose, I’ll see you again and I’m expecting great things.
Welcome to the Dive Bar, make yourself at home xx
Big beautiful 4.5 stars
I loved this book. There’s such a fun, flirty feeling to the way in which it’s written. I especially love the way the Lydia’s mind works and the way in which the characters interact with one another. There’s a comment made very early on about Lydia’s upbringing but it’s clear that Vaughan has no such issue with it. In fact, he’s probably worse than she is when it comes to just saying what he’s thinking. Providing what he’s thinking is inappropriate and probably shouldn’t be said in aloud. Personally, I think it’s their frank conversations that help to make their self-professed ‘crazy’ relationship more believable. Some romance novels move too quickly but with these two, you’re right there with them, cheering them on, even though you know as well as they do that there’s an expiration date to whatever it is that’s going on between them. I think it’s Lydia’s feistiness that draws me to her. She’s sweet, if a little crazy but we understand why and her strange outbursts only endear her more to us, and Vaughan.
While I love the characters, the plot and the way in which it’s written, I’m not so keen on the ending. I understand that we’ll probably see more of the main characters in subsequent novels, but the ending still seemed to come too quickly for me. I’m not sure if that’s because I simply wanted more or if it’s because there were still a few things I wanted to know. Whatever it is, it’s not something that has soured my opinion of Dirty; I loved it and am already looking forward to diving back into the Dive Bar series with Twist (book 2).
Side-note: I possibly should have read the Stage Dive series first but I don’t think it hurts any to have started with the spin-off. I don’t think I’ve lost out on anything by reading this book first, but I reserve the right to change my mind once I’ve caught up with the other series, which I definitely plan to do in the near future. I absolutely loved this writer and am so glad that I gave this book a chance.
Quote: To trespass or to be discovered? Not a hard call to make. Call me Goldilocks. I was going in. If I got eaten by a bear, then so be it. At least I’d make a decent-size meal.
Suggested Audience: Adult readers of Romantic Fiction
Perspective: First person
Sexual content: Frequent and explicit
Omg Vaughan and Lydia were just so freaking cute. And not in a over the top, sugary way. They just fit and they were so cute together.
"Something you need to know," he said. "Before tonight."
"I put out on the first date," he told me with a perfectly straight face. "That okay with you?"
"Oh, I'm counting on it" ... "I mean . . . it would have been so awkward if you expected me to respect you for your mind or something. Yikes, how embarrassing. Between you and me, I'm really only interested in getting into your pants."
The corner of his mouth twitched.
"I'm sure you're a nice guy and all but, priorities, you know?"
What was supposed to be the happiest day of her life turned into the unhappiest day of her life. Or was it a lucky escape? Because Lydia definitely escaped.
Being in a small town and having nothing else, she had very view choices as where to go. Until she can get right on out of there she needs to take the first opportunity to lay low. Breaking into someone's house it is.
Vaughan is back in town while he tries to figure out where the music is going to take him next but he's out of that house and that town as soon as he can be.
I think what made this so good is the friendship, the banter and wit between Vaughan and Lydia. Their interactions were funny, cute and even sexy. This happens quickly between the two but it just doesn't feel like that. You just feel all the good feels!! That's not to say there's not bumps in the road because there definitely are but that's what I've come to adore about Kylie Scott's writing it's soft and quiet but packs a punch. It has everything that you need and isn't over dramatised or contrived but still does what it needs to. I just adore that. So much. Vaughan was a great guy, sweet and considerate with a couple of Jerk moments where Lydia was sassy, vulnerable at times and had a huge heart.
Both were hilarious and made for each other.
"I'm crazy about you too. Crazy in all the ways the word can be taken."
Like always, all the characters are lovable. Flawed but lovable. The friendship between the ladies I loved, there are only few interactions but when it's like this how can you not love it
"Can't you just accidentally get pregnant and make Vaughan stay in Coure d'Alene? I want some family around."
"Um, no. Sorry."
"Fine. Ruin everything, Lydia. See if I care."
"Gosh, Lydia," chided Rosie with a smile. "She's not asking for much."
[...] "You should just let me do what I want with your uterus."
Oh and my favorite rock star making an appearance and sharing his wisdom ;-)
"You have no idea the amount of good they can do for you between the sheets and on the streets. If you love your girl? Buy her books."
Sigh. I missed him.
All the other characters are brilliant and intriguing and Kylie Scott really knows how to set up the characters for the next book(s)!
The statement above is the reason why I read this book, I loved this statement. I love Kylie Scott Stage Dive series, I fell in love with the guys and girls. I didn't think she could make me fell in love with another group of people.
Vaughan Hewson arrived back at his childhood home and found Lydia Green in this bathtub having a nervous breakdown. He just got back home from touring with Stage Dive and his band Hear Down Fourth. The only reason he came home was his band broke up, there was only him and Conn left.
Lydia Green ran away from her own wedding when she was sent a video of her fiancé Chris sleeping with his best friend Paul. She just ran and climbed a fence to get away from them all. She landed in an overgrown garden which belong to Vaughan. She broke into his house and hid in his bathtub.
"I knew this was not a good situation to get caught in.
1. I'd basically broken into the guy's house.
2. And had then gone on making myself right at home, having a messy emotional breakdown in his bathtub.
This was all Chris's fault, the bastard."
I love Vaughan, Lydia and all the Dirty Characters. I can't wait for book 2 Twist!!
I would recommend Kylie Scott books.
Lydia is fabulous, I want her as my new BFF, she was so darn funny that I just couldn’t take my eyes off the page. I liked Vaughan but I bl**dy loved Lydia!!
Vaughan is mentioned in the Stage Dive series but if you didn’t pay close attention you might very well have missed him- I know a re-read may be in order…yippee!!!
So what about Dirty …well the way they meet, the fact that Lydia is on the run from her own wedding and why, well that just tickled me. She was a hoot and from the off she never let that humour disappear.
I liked that Vaughan was a little rough and ready but yet not too macho to show his sensitive site. They bounced off each other in so many ways that once they started adding friends and family into the mix, I had my fingers crossed for the two of them.
And when it came to the two of them getting physical, oh my god they set the page alight!
I loved the secondary characters and I also liked the way that the author set up so many scenarios for the rest of the series.