25 March 2016

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

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Format: Kindle 
Publishers: St. Martin's Griffin
Published: 19th April 2016
Pages: 288
Genre: Adult, Contemporary Romance, 
Main Characters: Lydia, Vaughan
Date Read: 14th February - 17th February 2016

Rating Given:
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Synopsis: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?

  I received a review copy from netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

I do like this cover and I especially like that it's similar to the Stage Dive series but with a difference which is a good thing as this is a spin off from Stage Dive. I love that it looks like it could be from a scene from the actual book which I always love to see that in covers.

From the moment I started this book things was happening so needless to say there was always something entertaining happening. Even though there you would think that this was going to be a bit of a downer book you would be wrong as I found myself laughing out loud most of the time especially the shower scene at the beginning. I loved that everything was explained in the beginning with no secrets which I'm starting to get fed up of secrets between the two main characters so this was a refreshing change for me. There was moments when I though I was going to mark the book down but then something else would happen that brought it around again that for me I just couldn't mark it down. The relationship between the two main characters was very quick but in the end I forgot that they had only known each other for a short space of time as they just suited each other from the get go plus I felt that they started off more as friends with lust so it felt more believable in my eyes. The ending did feel a bit rushed but seeing as this is just the beginning in the Dive Bar series I could forgive it in the hope that there is more to come in the next book.

I loved all of the characters which was no surprised as I loved the other characters from the series that this was a spin off from and these was just as entertaining as the Stage Dive were. In the beginning I didn't think I was going to like Lydia but I was surprised that I thought she was such a strong character who wasn't a pushover. Vaughan was a great male character and loved him from the get go. There was some great secondary characters that I'm hoping will get their own book so I can find out more about them. I loved that we got a brief glimpse at one of the Stage Dive boys he made me want to go back and reread about the band.

Overall, another great book by the fabulous Kylie Scott and I'm very much looking forward to reading more from this series.