Dirty (Dive Bar #1)
Author: Kylie Scott
Publication Date: April 19, 2016
Genre: Romantic Comedy
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.
I want a Vaughan. There I said it. Vaughan is in my top five book boyfriends ever.
Dirty was a happy, little surprise. I had read the Stage Dive series, where Vaughan was introduced, and loved them all. (Seriously, if you haven’t read them, you really should) I have been anxiously awaiting Vaughan’s story in this spin-off series and the wait was so very worth it.
Vaughan is kind of down on his luck, both in his music career and his life in general. He has left L. A. and is back in his home town for a short time trying to get things back on track. Lydia is in her wedding dress, just minutes from her wedding, when she is given quite a shock in the form of a video. This video sends her running, Runaway Bride style. She breaks into Vaughan’s house, where he finds her all a mess in his shower.
The interaction between Vaughan and Lydia is perfect from the start. She is a mess, but refuses to take any crap. Vaughan is calm and collected and sexy as heck. Instead of turning her away, Vaughan agrees to let Lydia stay. The attraction is there from the beginning, but it’s sort of simmer beneath the surface for both of them. Over the course of about a week, they grow closer, help each other out and settle into a comfortable comraderie that leads to sex and something more. Things aren’t perfect, of course, but their journey is fun and romantic and ends with a really awesome HEA ending.
The secondary characters are all great and I can’t wait for them to have their books, too. Mal, from Stage Dive, makes a hysterical appearance (I would expect nothing less than hysterical with him) and the other members of Stage Dive are mentioned.
Kylie Scott is great storyteller. Her characters are unique, lovable, fun and believable. Her books are fun reads with the perfect amount of sexy heat.
Go grab this one ASAP!