Review: Play (Stage Dive #2) by Kylie Scott

Kylie Scott returns with the highly anticipated follow-up to international bestseller Lick.

Mal Ericson, drummer for the world famous rock band Stage Dive, needs to clean up his image fast—at least for a little while. Having a good girl on his arm should do the job just fine. Mal doesn’t plan on this temporary fix becoming permanent, but he didn’t count on finding the one right girl. Anne Rollins never thought she’d ever meet the rock god who plastered her teenage bedroom walls—especially not under these circumstances. Anne has money problems. Big ones. But being paid to play the pretend girlfriend to a wild life-of-the-party drummer couldn’t end well. No matter how hot he is. Or could it?

Oh Mal, how I love thee. Play was such a surprising read. I liked Lick, but wasn't blown away by it. This one though, is definitely something different. Seriously it had me laughing out loud so often I might have pulled a muscle.

Mal though, be still my rapid beating heart. That man. *sigh* It is obvious he is hiding something, but you don't feel the need to pry. The words that come out of his mouth are hilarious and you have no idea if he's serious or not. Most of the time he is, still you don't dare to believe it is so ridiculous sometimes.

When he invades Anne's life, she pretty much has no other choice than to just go with it. Mal's an unstoppable force. Anne will never deny the attraction she feels for this drummer rock star, though at first it is more an agreement of convenience. He needs a nice fake girlfriend and she needs some money. Neither of them expected it to turn into anything more.

I honestly would be able to talk about Mal all day long, saying how awesome he is, how he is funny, sexy, gorgeous, energetic, crazy... He is not perfect, because when it comes to the serious sad things he tends to shut down. Though slowly, mostly thanks to Anne, he learns how to open up more.

Anne really had no idea what was going to happen to her life when she met Mal. She liked living the quiet predictable life. Since he has shown up, there hasn't been a dull moment. He certainly keeps her life entertaining. Her down to earth character is perfect to counter balance his craziness. These two are made for each other.

Play was such a fun and entertaining read. I really fell in love with the characters, though mostly with Mal. His craziness and energy kept the story going. The plot was not the most original, but it was interesting enough and I was so caught up in it all that the world around me just disappeared. I recommend this book to everyone! Seriously, there is no reason why you should not read this book.

Stage Dive - Reading order and purchase links
All books can be read as standalone novels, but trust me when I say you will want to read them all ;)



Lead: Amazon - Kindle (July 29)
Deep: Kindle (Dec. 23)

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.

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  1. I really enjoyed Play, mostly because of Mal. He's awesome! But I adored Lick. David is just way too yummy. I'm hoping and praying that I like Jimmy in Lead, because I hated him in Lick, and he was tolerable in Play.

    1. In Lick, Jimmy was indeed behaving like scum, it got better in Play, but yeah I am curious how he is going to develop. Lena seems like a very awesome character and she deserves someone worthy of that :)