Title: Dirty (Dive Bar, #1)
Author: Kylie Scott
Rating: 4 Teacups / 4 Handcuffs
Love—on the rocks….
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 come with her.
Lydia Green doesn’t know whether to scream or 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.
Just when this runaway bride has nowhere left to turn, a handsome stranger offers her a broad, muscular shoulder to cry on. Vaughan is the exact opposite of the picture perfect, respected businessmen she’s normally drawn to. This former musician-turned-bartender is rough around the edges and is facing his own crossroads. But Lydia’s 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?
Dirty is the first book in the Dive Bar series from bestselling author Kylie Scott.
Warning: the review below may contain some small spoilers.
- I loved how the novel started off and the unique way in which the couple meets. I find that I enjoy novels more when the two love interests meet right from the beginning. It gives you more page time with them together!
- The chemistry between these two characters was undeniable and HAWT! There was nothing I’d categorize as “kinky” going on between the sheets (well, except for Vaughn’s vampire tendencies), but there is definitely a connection between these two.
- Lydia and Vaughn were admittedly crazy for one another, and I loved how that was not the source of their drama. It was more about them as individuals getting their shit together and figuring out what they wanted out of life!
- This is a unique look at a “rocker’s” story. I really enjoyed that it wasn’t all about his fame and fortune! It was more about him as an artist, and what that really meant.
- This novel set up what I guess will be the next story, about his sister Nell and her drama! I liked her as a character and enjoyed her burgeoning friendship with Lydia, however her story was so detailed that I felt like it detracted from the main plot. It was also unsatisfying not having her major drama resolved.
- Don’t worry the men of Stage Dive are mentioned and one band member even makes a cameo! Hint: He was my Lydia’s favorite!