Series: Stage Dive #1
Published by Momentum on July 1st 2013
Genres: New Adult, Contemporary Romance
Source: Personal Copy
Waking up in Vegas was never meant to be like this.
Evelyn Thomas’s plans for celebrating her twenty-first birthday in Las Vegas were big. Huge. But she sure as hell never meant to wake up on the bathroom floor with a hangover to rival the black plague, a very attractive half-naked tattooed man, and a diamond on her finger large enough to scare King Kong. Now if she could just remember how it all happened.
One thing is for certain, being married to rock and roll’s favorite son is sure to be a wild ride.
I am so glad I found this book lingering in my Kindle pile and am excited about this new-to-me author! Lick just gave me all the feels. Flailing my arms cannot compute words complete book hangover type of feels. And to be honest? I’m usually skeptical of the New Adult genre. I might need to rethink that approach in the future.
Evelyn Thomas wakes up in a Las Vegas hotel room the morning after her 21st birthday, only to find herself married to rock heartthrob David Ferris. Best part? She doesn’t remember a thing (oops!). The book dives right into the good stuff, beginning with Evelyn waking up to find an ice skating rink on her left hand, a bad boy (possibly drug dealer) offering her aspirin, and a fresh tattoo on her left cheek. Not to spoil the plot too much…. But the next 300 pages are spent with Evelyn and David trying to figure out if they can make their relationship (Davelyn? Evid?) work. The book was highly enjoyable and so worth the ride.
David is a well-written alpha male with an amazing amount of depth. He wasn’t afraid to confront Eve on her issues, even though it took a to fess up to his own. My heart broke for him at about 80%~ of the way through. Evelyn was a typical college student trying to find her way in life. Overall, I appreciated her emerging boldness in the back half of the book and admired her ability to stick to her guns when things went bad. Her ‘what do I want to be when I grow up’ subplot didn’t distract from the love story arc, making it easy to forget that this book is aimed at the New Adult sub-genre.
Did I mention that the secondary characters are awesome? This will be a fun series to continue on with. Adding Mal’s book, Play, to my Kindle Pile ASAP!