Lick by Kylie Scott
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 never meant to wake up on the bathroom floor with a hangover to rival the black plague, a very attractive half-naked tattooed man in her room, 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 certain, being married to one of the hottest rock stars on the planet is sure to be a wild ride.
I had to choose between two books and after reading the synopsis on both decided on this. Been wanting to read it for a while and it sounded just like the book I needed right now.
And boy was it!
I loved every minute of it.
"So congratulations. You're married to a rock star."
Evelyn goes all out for her twenty first birthday with a wild night in Vegas. As it turns out she wakes up the next day on the bathroom floor and married to famous rockstar, David Ferris from the band Stage Dive and she doesn't remember a thing. Evelyn has always planned her life ahead and being married was not part of the plan just yet. They plan on an annulment , but due to David's fame it's hard to keep the press away from Evelyn's family and friends so therefore David has her come to L.A until they get it all straighened out. Not easy for either of them. I feel like from the moment David found out that she couldn't remember their marriage or the night they shared he turns on the... shall we call it Jerk-button. We get a short glimpse of the sweet guy he can be, but not for long. I get it though, can't be easy for him to know that she doesn't remember anything and he remembers all,
“It’s not fair that I remember you and you don’t, Evelyn.”
I like the whole plot with the waking up married in Vegas and to a rockstar on top of that. Now one of my favorite characters in this book Mal, the drummer and also David's best friend, stepped in and got that Jerk-switch turned off so that David would actually had to talk to Evelyn. Mal is... beyond awesome, one of the greatest characters I have ever met. He supplied a lot of humor in this book.David and Ev end up going to his house away from L.A and all that drama that's there. They decide not to go for the annulment right away and try to see what happens. I really liked that they try to work through the issues they have and David helps her to remember just a bit of what it was between them that night in Vegas.
“… I married you, Evelyn, because you made sense to me. We make sense. We’re a whole lot better together than apart.”
Despite David being famous and all their main issues is not that or anything, it's personal. Their life and relationship might be very public, but nobody really knows what it's like except them. It's all about them working this out. Plus it's not all a happy dance on rainbows, there's heartache on both sides and truths to be told about eachother. I really felt like they got to know eachother for real. I felt very connected to Evelyn and David as a couple and really got myself lost in their story.
Evelyn as a main characters I really loved. She grows a lot during the story and battles with whether to do what she's supposed to do or what she wants to do, I really connected with that. Despite all that's happening she's pretty strong and goes along with it. David, the rockstar, loved him even when he was being a jerk (Only because I understood the reason for it). David also grows in the books, coming to terms with some things that happened in his past. Him and Ev really help eachother through it.
"Love isn't always smooth or straightforward. It can be messy and painful," he said. "Doesn't mean it still isn't the most incredible thing that can ever happen to you."
What might have started out to be thought of as any hot romance it was that much more great! There were some turn of events and things I did not see coming, not a boring minute and I always felt like I wanted more and really couldn't put it down. Both David and Ev had to learn to follow their dream and take some chances with life and with eachother.
The story moved at a good pace and the writing were amazing as it made you feel part of the story and felt everything that the characters were feeling.
About the author:
Kylie is a long time fan of erotic love stories and B-grade horror films. She demands a happy ending and if blood and carnage occur along the way then all the better. Based in Queensland, Australia with her two children and one delightful husband, she reads, writes and never dithers around on the internet.