Review: "Deep" by Kylie Scott (Stage Dive #4)
Note: This ARC was provided by St. Martin's Press via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
Ben Nicholson is twenty-six and likes his life. Yes, he's a world famous bassist for the popular rock band Stage Dive but he likes to keep things simple. He does what he loves the most--creating music--and gets to do it with his friends and parties after concerts and the like. He doesn't own a mansion or drive a fancy car but he's content with the way things are: uncomplicated. Then he meets a girl he knows is off-limits but he can't seem to help himself. A friendship begins but one night together changes everything for them both.
Lizzy Rollins is twenty and likes her life. She's in college studying for her degree in Psychology and enjoys a close relationship with her sister Anne, who just happens to be married to Mal Ericson, drummer for world-renowned group Stage Dive. She's not looking to complicate her life but when she meets Stage Dive's quiet but too hot for words bassist, she quickly develops a crush on him. She decides to text him, starting a friendship neither expected, but on her sister's wedding night, Lizzy finally gets what she wants.
Both Ben and Lizzy thought life would go back to the way it was after that one night but they're thrown into each other's lives once again and a life-changing revelation forces them to either fight or flee. Lizzy knows how she feels for Ben but he doesn't seem to reciprocate her feelings, saying that no matter what happens, they will remain friends. Will friendship be enough for Lizzy to remain in Ben's life or will Ben realize that it's time for him to get his priorities straight and etch out a place for the girl he's falling for?
Deep is the fourth and final novel in the highly successful and very popular Stage Dive series by bestselling author Kylie Scott. I've loved the series from the beginning and while I'm sad to see it come to an end, Ben and Lizzy's story does so on a high note (pun intended). These two seemed perfect together and I appreciated that their story included flashbacks so as to better explain how things truly began. Those text messages they exchanged highlighted just how strong their connection really was even before Vegas.
An added bonus in this book is that we're able to see how the three other band members and their women are doing. It's difficult not to become attached to the pairs and having all four of the guys finding love but needing to fight for that love is what fans of the series are after. I'm not a fan of guys with beards or hairy chests but I made an exception for the bearded wonder that is Ben. Deep is a fan-fire trucking-tastic read and gets five stars. Overall, the Stage Dive series, which is one of my all-time favorites, gets 4.75 stars. ♥
Release Date: 31 March 2015
Date read: 30 March 2015
Learn more about author Kylie Scott here.
Check out my reviews for the other books in the Stage Dive series:
Lick (David Ferris, guitarist, and Evelyn Thomas) - 4.5 stars
Play (Mal Ericson, drummer, and Anne Rollins) - 4.5 stars
Lead (Jimmy Ferris, lead singer, and Lena Morrissey) - 5 stars