In Review: Dirty (Dive Bar #1) by Kylie Scott

Posted April 15, 2016 by Kim in 4 Stars, In Review / 3 Comments

In Review: Dirty (Dive Bar #1) by Kylie ScottDirty by Kylie Scott
Series: Dive Bar #1
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Publication date: April 19, 2016
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Format: eARC, 288 pages
How I got it: NetGalley
Add it: Goodreads
Buy it: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iTunes
My rating:

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 comes with her.

Lydia Green doesn't know whether to burn down the church or sit and 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. She narrowly escapes tying the knot and meets Vaughan only hours later.

Vaughan is the exact opposite of the picture perfect, respected businessman she thought she'd marry. This former musician-turned-bartender is rough around the edges and unsettled. But she 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?


In Review My Thoughts

I’ve been excited about Dirty since I first heard about it … and then, of course, when I helped with the cover reveal, I fell in love with that jaw. Rawr. I think I did a pretty good job restraining myself from reading it immediately – which was no small feat, let me tell you. I enjoyed her Stage Dive series so much I couldn’t wait to see what she would give us next. And this book? So. Freaking. Good. If you enjoyed the Stage Dive series, this needs to be on your TBR.

Dirty was one of those books that made me put literally everything else in my life on hold. I loved Lydia and Vaughan’s meet cute. It was all so deliciously over the top and hilarious that I just couldn’t stop reading once I started. The whole book was laugh out loud funny and awkward and sexy as hell. (And it even packed a fair few feels along the way, too.) I couldn’t get enough of these two – or, you know, the secondary characters who also won my heart.

Lydia and Vaughan were wonderful characters. Despite their unconventional meeting, they just clicked from the start. There chemistry was incredible. Their banter had me quite literally laughing out loud. I loved that they didn’t take much of anything too seriously. This meant that even the big conflict wasn’t overly angsty or forced. I mean, it still made me tear up a little, but it fit them and the story so well that it still felt right, even though it was splitting them up. They were supposed to just be two ships passing, friends with benefits with an expiration date… but could they be more permanent? Could they both find a way to get what they wanted out of life and keep each other? You know I’m not going to answer those questions. You’ll just have to read and find out for yourself. The journey is half the fun.

I was excited about the Dive Bar series before I even read the first book because it meant more Kylie. Well, after finishing I’m even MORE excited. The cast of characters is fantastic and there is so much story to tell there. I can’t wait to get it all. And bonus, if the other books are anything like this one, we’ll even get a little taste of some of our favorite Stage Dive characters along the way. Bonus!

I received a copy of this book from the publisher, via NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review.

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Primitive man might have worshipped the sun, but I’m pretty sure the sun worshipped Vaughan. 

Nipples are little beasts, always reacting to everything, especially when you’d rather they be discreet. 

“I know this isn’t a permanent thing for either of us.” Something inside of me screamed denial. “It’s more of a crossing of paths on the great journey of life.”

“I just want you to know, I will not be falling slave to your devil dick and demon tongue. No matter how good they are.”

“When women read romance books, one of two things generally happen.” Mal ran a hand through his lovely locks. “They either want to discuss the book in great depth. And probably, life and your relationship. Now sometimes that’s okay. You reach a higher level of understanding with each other and shit. But sometimes it sucks, pure and simple. You wind up getting bitched at for days because of something the dude in the book did that makes you look bad. But if it’s an awesome book, however, a hot one? Well then … kinky fuckery like you wouldn’t believe, man. The ideas Pumpkin has gotten out of some of those books. Gold. I could never have talked her into trying half of that stuff.”

“Trust me, never mock a romance book,” said Mal with all the zest of a manic street preacher. “You have no idea the amount of good they can do for you between the sheets and on the streets. If you love your girl? Buy her books.”


About Kylie Scott

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.

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


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3 responses to “In Review: Dirty (Dive Bar #1) by Kylie Scott

  1. That cover is a true thing of beauty. I have been meaning to read the Stage Dive books for a while now and I cannot believe I haven’t made time for them yet! This one sounds so good and again THAT COVER! Great review!