Book 1, Dive Bar - A Dive Bar Novel
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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.
From Publishers Weekly
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Another Great Book from Kylie
‘You wouldn’t believe how hard it was, keeping my eyes on his face. The struggle was real. It might have been due to my not seeing one in so long, but his d*** seemed almost hypnotic.’
A new series by Kylie Scott???? HELL FRIGGIN YES! Dirty is book on in the Dive Bar series, which is a spin off of sorts although with small characters, you could totally start with this series and have zero trouble reading it. Dirty is a delicious blend of humor, sex and a cast of characters so intriguing that if plane tickets weren’t so expensive I would be flying to Australia to make sure the next book comes out on time. Also does anyone know what Australia’s stalking laws entail? Anyway back on topic, I read Dirty in one sitting and while I am not sure it beats out a couple of the Stage Dive books for my favorite Kylie Scott book it is definitely close up there.
“No straight guy could stay away from that rack,” he said quietly. “Just saying.”
“Not everyone’s a t** man.”
“Well, they should be,” he scoffed. “Breast is best.”
After running from her wedding Lydia lands in the bathroom along with a very naked and VERY well endowed. The entire scene is hilarious and obscene but Kylie’s writing keeps it from being too over the top and slapstick. I am a huge fame of witty rapport in books but I don’t love when a well written book with humorous elements turns into slapstick and Kylie has a wonderful way of keeping her stories right at this fine line. Lydia and Vaughn quickly develop a friendship and she starts working at his sister’s bar. Soon this curvy girl is occupying his thoughts and she is no better at blocking him out of her.
‘At any rate, I ignored the stirrings of lust from my loins, for now. Etiquette dictated that jumping a man in front of his sibling was not the right thing to do.’
Overall, Dirty was just what I would expect for the start of a new series. I find often that book one in series where I love all the books tends to spend a good amount of time setting up the rest of the series. And boy, does this one get me excited for what is to come. I adored this story but I can honestly say that after reading it I am on pins and needles for what is to come. The storylines and characters Kylie has set up have me dying with anticipation. Grab Dirty today for a supremely fun book with lots of “dirty” sexy time and a story you I promise you will be hooked and eagerly awaiting the next one!
Making Friends and Sexy Time
Vaughan was in a band that has broken up, and he's gone back to his hometown to regroup before striking out again. After finding out her fiancé is in love with his bestie, Lydia runs away, right into Vaughan. Theirs is a whirlwind romance. Lydia and Vaughan instantly see something in each other and start with the sexy, sassy banter and feelings of love. Much of the story involves a bar restaurant called Dive Bar and the people who spend their time there. Most of the cast have major history.
Dirty is a spin-off of the Stage Dive series, but you don't have to read the Stage Dive books first (even though I do highly recommend them). It's a RomCom full of fun and relationships (family, friends, romance). I enjoyed this book and recommend it to someone looking for a fairly light, voluptuous, cheeky read.
I would like to begin the review by saying... HALLELUJAH! I have been not so patiently waiting for new material from Kylie Scott, scouring the internet and silently stalking her social media accounts. Once this hit Netgalley, I pounced. I. MUST. HAVE. IT. And... in true Kylie Scott fashion, she did not disappoint.
Story - The story started off a tad on the cliche side. Girl (Lydia) finds out her fiance is cheating on her on their wedding day.. yeah, yeah, ive read this before. But almost immediately I see the Kylie Scott spin. (Gah, shes good)
Lydia, obviously is heartbroken. She busts into Vaughan's (not the fiance) house still decked out in her wedding dress. Vaughan finds her in his bathtub. (Oh, it just gets better). What exactly does one former rocker-turned-bartender do with a fully dressed bride sobbing in the tub? The story line had a wonderful flow to it. Smooth as a baby's bum. If everyone would leave me alone (why wont you people LEAVE ME ALONE) I could have read the entire book in one sitting. It was light on the drama, heavy on the sexy and just the right length.
Characters- Since day one of the Stage Dive series (Lick) - I have been hopelessly in love with Kylie Scott characters. They are unique, funny, certainly on the alpha side with the males and most of all - they are memorable. Vaughan is no exception. He takes wonderful care of Lydia and he is just so swoony. I totally loved him. Lydia... I liked her, but I didnt love her. Her inner dialogue gave me a little grief. How can she think soooo much when she is kissing a MAN. LIKE. VAUGHAN? Just shut up already and get with the kissing.
All in all, it was great. It wasnt perfect but books rarely ever are. Would I recommend it? DEFINITELY. To readers who are looking for light, sexy, relatively drama free reads that will still get their motors running and contain memorable characters who are easy to fall in love with.
4**** WickedGood Stars for Dirty by Kylie Scott