ARC Review: Strong by Kylie Scott
Stage Dive Series, Book 4.5
1001 Dark Nights, Evil Eye Productions
From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Kylie Scott comes a new story in her Stage Dive series…
When the girl of your dreams is kind of a nightmare.
As head of security to Stage Dive, one of the biggest rock bands in the world, Sam Knowles has plenty of experience dealing with trouble. But spoilt brat Martha Nicholson just might be the worst thing he’s ever encountered. The beautiful troublemaker claims to have reformed, but Sam knows better than to think with what’s in his pants. Unfortunately, it’s not so easy to make his heart fall into line.
Martha’s had her sights on the seriously built bodyguard for years. Quiet and conservative, he’s not even remotely her type. So why the hell can’t she get him out of her mind? There’s more to her than the Louboutin wearing party-girl of previous years, however. Maybe it’s time to let him in on that fact and deal with this thing between them.
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Martha has giving herself a Reputation as a royal, well you know! She was definitely not a favorite of the Stage Dive crew. She’s returned home to help Ben and Lizzy with Gibson. I laughed out loud when I read that. Anyone familiar with the stage dark world completely understand that.
Sam the bodyguard. Helpful to the guys and women of the band but yet a bit mysterious. The muscle for the band is all muscle. He is kind and has a sweet side to him that you see from previous books as well. Who knew that he was crushing on a crazy woman for a decade.
I loved many things about this book but I will be honest I was not crazy about Sam and Martha. Martha made a bad name for herself throughout the series, and in my eyes that’s really hard to make up for. She had a lot of growing up to do. Sam has been responsible for crazy rock band for too many years. I do think Sam was the voice of reason that Martha needs. She did grow up a bit and see her with spaghetti in her hair was quite funny.
Strong does get the entire Stage Dive family together. That is a major treat for the reader of the series. Any appearance made by Mal you know will contain humor. Seeing Jimmy and Ben as fathers is heartwarming. Strong is a nice addition to the Stage Dive Series.