Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Blog Tour: Excerpt, Review, and Giveaway for Deep by Kylie Scott

deep blog tou.jpgOh happy day! Ben and Lizzy's story is finally here! I have lots of amazing teasers, an excerpt, my five star review,and chance to win a signed set of the series!  Isn't that awesome?!

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Meet Ben and Lizzy on March 31st!

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Positive. With two little lines on a pregnancy test, everything in Lizzy Rollins' ordinary life is about to change forever. And all because of one big mistake in Vegas with Ben Nicholson, the irresistibly sexy bass player for Stage Dive. So what if Ben's the only man she's ever met who can make her feel completely safe, cherished, and out of control with desire at the same time? Lizzy knows the gorgeous rock star isn't looking for anything more permanent than a good time, no matter how much she wishes differently.

Ben knows Lizzy is off limits. Completely and utterly. She's his best friend's little sister now, and no matter how hot the chemistry is between them, no matter how sweet and sexy she is, he's not going to go there. But when Ben is forced to keep the one girl he's always had a weakness for out of trouble in Sin City, he quickly learns that what happens in Vegas, doesn't always stay there. Now he and Lizzie are connected in the deepest way possible...but will it lead to a connection of the heart?

“C’mon. How have you been, really? What’s been going on with you?” he pushed. I frowned at him and he frowned right back. “Liz, please.”
I groaned in defeat. “All right, I suck.”
“Why do you suck?”
“So very many reasons.” I pushed my hair back from my face—no more hiding. “Pregnancy sucks. It’s natural, my ass. I finally stop throwing up, but I’m tired all the time. Giving up coffee was horrendous. None of my clothes fit right because of these stupid breasts, and they ache constantly. I have to pee like every thirty seconds, and then to top it off, I cry every time the Healthy Hound ad comes on. It’s ridiculous”
Little wrinkles appeared either side of his nose. “You cry at a dog food ad?”
“Yes. The puppies jump all over each other to get to their mother and it’s just so beautiful, with their cute little tails wagging and everything.”
He just stared at me.
“I know its psycho, Ben. Believe me, I’m well aware of this.”
“Hey, it’s fine.” He covered a smile with his hand. Too late, the bastard.
“You try dealing with all these hormones going apeshit. Crap. Apeshoot.”
“I’m trying not to swear,” I explained. “You want the first word our child comes out with to be something bad?”
“No. Gotcha.” The man was incredibly bad at hiding a grin. “No swearing.”

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★★★★★ stars

I fell in love with Stage Dive in Lick and my love has continued to grow with the guys as they've grown in Play and Lead. Knowing Deep is the last of the Stage Dive novels is bittersweet.  I can't tell you how long I've been waiting for this book, but knowing it's the last book (for now), makes me sad.  I don't know what I'm going to do without a regular dose of David, Mal, Jimmy, and Ben and their lovely ladies.  

Deep was a surprise for me. Especially when it came to Ben and Lizzy.  Having only seen glimpses of who they were from previous books through other's eyes, I was delightfully taken aback by their true personalities behind the labels like Anne's often trouble some younger sister and the strong, silent, bass player.  I loved how sarcastic and fresh Lizzy was. Her inner monologues and thoughts often had me in stitches from laughing so hard.  For everyone who loves Mal, and all of his craziness, I felt like Lizzy was the female version of him, but less maniacal and more grounded.  (For those of you who don't know Mal, I'd recommend picking up Play today and meeting him.) 

Ben was a surprise too.  Lizzy's revelation really shocked him, but once he was able to regain his bearings, I loved his concern for Lizzy and how all in he was. Especially since he never thought he'd be a father or even wanted to be one.  Granted he made mistakes, but then again as the non-human-carrying person and a first time freaked out father to be, he was bound to. There were moments when I wanted to grab him the shoulders and shake him to help him see reason or bop him on the head or if it'd help.  I also forgive him for his sister Martha, who has been a bane for me and the band for the length of the series.  Ben can't help but love his sister even if she needs help and has done some horrible things.  I'm a little afraid to say this, but I think there's hope for her. I saw how startled she was when some hard truths were put in front of her by Lizzy, Ben, and Sam, the head of Stage Dive's security.  I would love to see a story redeeming her.  

I loved seeing other members from the band.  Especially Lena and Jimmy.  I've got to say he's the most improved in this entire series. The change I've seen in him from Lick to Deep has been a complete 180.  He and Lena had some surprises of their own in this book and I loved how he stepped up to the plate and how committed he was to Lena.  I also enjoyed seeing Mal and Anne.  Lizzy and I found out some information about them that I don't think I'm ever going to able to forget.  Mal really stepped up as Lizzy's family.  It both upset me and made me swoon.  David and Evelyn were in here too.  I was so happy to see them settled so well and happy with one another. I loved seeing Evelyn tease Lizzy.

Something else I really liked was how the story was setup.  Not only was I able to be in the present for Lizzy and Ben, but being able to read about how Lizzy got knocked up was great. That one interaction put a lot of Lizzy and Ben's actions into perspective.  Not only did I laugh often while reading this book, I cried too.  Some tears were from sadness, some were from happy tears, and others from laughing too hard and frequently.  I was so heavily invested in this book that I almost didn't realize I'd finished it and when it was over I was sad because I wanted more. 

I know Kylie Scott has said this is the last book in this series, and as much as I have loved being in Evelyn, Anne, Lena, and Lizzy's heads, I would pay good money to read these stories from David, Mal, Jimmy, and Ben's points of view. I've fallen in love with them through other people's eyes and I can only wonder how much deeper my admiration for these men would be if I could see them through their own eyes.  Knowing Kylie Scott, her new Dive Bar series is going to be as fantastic.  I look forward to falling in love again with her characters and their stories.  

*Thank you to the publisher for providing a copy via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.  All opinions are my own and I was not compensated for them in any manner. I've also purchased a paperback copy for my bookshelf.*

Stage Dive Series Reading Order

Lick (Book One)
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iBooks: http://apple.co/1C6eRf6

Play (Book Two)
Barnes & Noble: http://bit.ly/1EDFuqc

Lead (Book Three)
Barnes & Noble: http://bit.ly/1N35Jgb

Deep (Book Four)

Amazon US: http://amzn.to/1In7cek

Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/1N8QEb1 

Barnes & Noble:  http://bit.ly/1CT657M

About the Author:
kylie scott.jpgKylie 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.

Kylie is represented by Amy Tannenbaum at the Jane Rotrosen Agency, New York.

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