Aug 30, 2015

Review: Lead by Kylie Scott

Title: Lead
Author: Kylie Scott
Publisher:  St. Martin's Press
Genre: New Adult, Musicians, Contemporary, Romance
Series: Stage Dive #3
Source: Finished copy from publisher

Rating: 4 Stars

Summary (from Goodreads):
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.


JIMMY'S BOOK! was my first thought when I clutched this book to my chest. Jimmy is my favorite Stage Dive member (what can I say? I like 'em tortured and broken.), and I've been waiting eagerly to get into his book.

Jimmy, the recovering bad boy frontman for the band, is the big brother of the group. That got a little derailed when he was using, but now it becomes abundantly clear in LEAD that Jimmy is the leader of the group. 

Jimmy and Lena definitely have an antagonist relationship that slowly (very slowly) morphs into more. But with Lena trying to stay professional and Jimmy's intense need for total control, it takes a little while to get there. The banter between these two is the best foreplay. They had me cracking up regularly. 

What I like it wasn't instantly that they were together - in fact, there's no sexy times for the first ... 60% of the book? This just builds up the tension and makes their connection more real and true. At first I was as frustrated as Lena, but the payoff was worth it.

Kylie Scott did it again with the third installment of the series!


  1. It's nice to see someone enjoyed this book more than I did. I read the whole series, and Lick was my favorite.


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