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(Stage Dive #1)

4.08  ·  Rating details ·  85,212 ratings  ·  6,858 reviews
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 cou
Kindle Edition, 303 pages
Published October 11th 2013 by St. Martin's Griffin (first published July 1st 2013)
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Heather This cover (the black background, the title in red print and the black and white image (noting this incase they do update it)) IS, in fact, the origin…moreThis cover (the black background, the title in red print and the black and white image (noting this incase they do update it)) IS, in fact, the original cover. The other one you're referring to (with the red background, title in white and the colorful image and tattoos) is the updated cover.(less)
K Elizabeth I think it's a play on words... the fact he's a guitar player. A lick is a string of notes, etc. I have to admit the name and cover turned me off at f…moreI think it's a play on words... the fact he's a guitar player. A lick is a string of notes, etc. I have to admit the name and cover turned me off at first so my expectations were pretty low going in to this one. I was pleasantly surprised. (less)

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missEvi [can't commit to a book]
Things I’ve learnt from new-adult Bad Boys (BB)

1. A BB never wears underwear under sexy jeans.

2. Only medium to zero confidence can attract a BB.

3. If you are a virgin, or almost, your chances to catch the eye of a BB, triple.

4. After some ruff patches, the BB is no longer a BB, but a SLP (sweet little poodle).

5. You will definitely hit it off with the best friend, who is a BB too, but will also become a SLP, probably in the next book.

6. The BB's bitchy-(but-sexier-than-you)-ex-girlfriend will
Aestas Book Blog

"So congratulations. You're married to a rock star."

I'd been wishing for a new rock star book and this one hit the spot and rocked my world!!

Lick is an addictive blend of heart-warming passion and light-hearted fun. It's a story you can lose yourself in. The perfect rock star romance! 5 stars!

This book had one of the all-time best beginnings ever. I challenge anyone to try and stop reading after the first page!

Evelyn wakes up one morning with a killer hangover and painfu
Jul 20, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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4.5 Lickable Stars!!!
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This was such a fun and sweet book! A really enjoyable read!

Going out for her 21st birthday, Evelyn wants to get a little wild, have a little fun. So she goes to Vegas with her best friend. The last thing she remembers is taking shots after midnight... the next morning she wakes up with a ring on her finger and a tattoo on her ass. And she can't remember a damn thing.

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All I know is if I woke up married to this guy with a 5 carat rock on my finger, I would be asking
Alex is The Romance Fox
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LICK may not be the most believable rock star story ever written, but nevertheless it was an enjoyable read.

The cover and title interested me…the rock star hero looked kind of dreamy, hot and sexy and I wondered what “lick” had to do with the story…..more about that later!!!!
and , yes, David is quite a dish photo images3_zpsbd3f12e7.jpg and believe me I would not mind being one of his “groupies”!!! and no….I found that “lick” meant nothing in the st
Jul 08, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: english, pb
A nice quick story which was fun to read. It slightly felt like something I've already read before. Some clichés here and there. However it was fine, I really enjoyed reading this novel. Very relaxing.
Especially Mal's humour totally helped this book and Jimmy seems rather intriguing. Brothers competing is usually so much fun.
I'm not sure what to say about this book. I didn't hate it, but didn't love it either. Since there were more things that I disliked than I liked, two stars is more than fair.


The story had a solid beginning. After I read the first chapter I was very exited. I was sure it will be at least a 4 star read.
Ev wakes up one morning, in a hotel room in Vegas, with the biggest hangover of her life, a wedding ring on her finger and a tattoo with a name "David" on her ass, with no memory
Pavlina Read more sleep less blog


"It was all a ruse
You're tricky,David Ferris."
"And you're funny Evelyn Thomas."


Evelyn have plans to do..

She goes to Vegas with her best friend for her birthday and what happens??
She wakes up In a hotel room with a hang over puking and there is a glorious hunk of a man staring at Her,then she finds a ring on her finger and she found out that she is married with a rock star!!

But she doesn't remember anything..

"Let me get this straight,
4 to 4 1/2–I'm glad I gave this book a second chance–Stars

After my first failed attempt to read this book–explained in my original review below–I knew it would be a good idea to put it aside for awhile before giving it another try. Boy, am I glad I decided to give it another go. I loved this book! I loved the characters, the plot, and the love story. I ended this book with a huge smile on my face.

7/8/13 Revised Review

GOODNESS GRACIOUS! Did I ever put my foot in my mouth with my original review
Pearl Angeli
"You made sense to me. We make sense. We're a whole lot better together than apart."

4 Rock Stars!

This book was all I've ever needed in a rock star romance story. Lick was a sweet, fast moving, and guilty-pleasure book that was a pure joy to read.


The story began when Evelyn "Ev" Thomas woke up with a realization that she's married to the famous lead guitarist of Stage Dive band, David Ferris. She happened to forget the details on how she got married to him though, because apparently i
Emma Chase
Apr 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Devoured the entire Stage Dive series in two days! Fun, fantastic, sexy and heartfelt - a definite reread :))))
Georgia ♥
5 Rock Gods, FanGirls & Messy, Sexy Love Stars

Love isn’t always smooth or straightforward. It can be messy and painful,” he said. “Doesn’t mean it isn’t still the most incredible thing that can ever happen to you. Doesn’t mean I’m not crazy about you.”


“Play that lick again, Dave.”

Lick: In rock music, a lick is "a stock pattern or phrase" consisting of a short series of notes that is used in solos and melodic lines.

Well, personally, I prefer the more literal meaning...

Hold me
Kiss me
Kellie Maddox-Ward
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Ok I’m going to try something completely different here.
Sometimes books remind you of certain songs, whether it be that a song is mentioned in the book I.e Angel in This Man. Mr Brightside in The Mighty Storm
Or sometimes things happen, emotions are explained and you think of certain songs…

I thought of a lot of songs while reading this…
So If this book was a musical I think it would go something like this…

Today, I woke up, thinking about Elvis somewhere in Vegas
I'm not sure how I got here
• Lisa •
Jul 03, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

"so, congratulations. You're married to a rockstar."


Yes, yes, yes cinderella meets 'what happened in Vegas' meets a rockstar romance all combined to create the best kind of blissful book escape. 'Lick' was full of all kinds of treats, Rock God, famous beyond measure hero sweeps ordinary 21 year old off her feet in a whirl wind romance destined to be forever, did I love this book? You don't even need to ask, it had everything I loved tied up in a rock star package and as f
DNF at 61 %. No official rating from moi. When I started reading Lick I said I wouldn't rate it IF I wouldn't like it. I keep my word although I must say it was no more than a two-star read. Review posted July 23, 2013

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That's exactly what a lot of authors are doing these days and there is no need to beat around the bush. THAT'S. NOT. GOOD. ENOUGH. FOR. ME.

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The beginning was kinda cute, nothing mind-boggling, nothing amazingly good, but still. What I noticed right off the bat was the constant descr
Jul 01, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

When Evelyn Thomas made plans to have an unforgettable night in Vegas for her 21st birthday, she had no clue that she would wake up the next morning Married to A stunning Rock God...David Ferris

But the problem is, Evelyn doesn't remember how it happened???

A shocked Evelyn thinks she's made the biggest mistake of her life because not only is she married, she has his name tattooed on her ass!!

Now what??

Divorce? Or get the marriage Annulled?

She tells her family who are not very impressed and are go
Isabella. R
4 So We're Spooning Stars ⭐

Sometimes you gotta head back to your reading roots to rediscover those long forgotten gems. God it's been years since I've read the Stage Dive series and I love the fact it doesn't feel dated.

The first book in the series, Lick, starts with a couple waking up wedded in Vegas. And not just anyone. Nope a rockstar whose pissed when he realizes his bride doesn't remember squat...

"It’s not fair that you remember and I don’t."

"No," he said, his voice hard, cold, in a way I
Kelly (and the Book Boar)
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“Let me get this straight, you don’t remember anything?”

“No,” I said, swallowing hard. “What did we do last night?”

“We got fucking married.”

I nearly crapped myself when I realized what Lick (stupid title is seriously effing stupid) was about . . . .

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Oh my glob how I love the woke up married to a stranger storyline. Then I found out the stranger in question was a sexy musician!!!!

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BWAHAHAHAHA! Good luck getting that image out
Jennifer Kyle
Jun 22, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4 1/2 ~ I Married a Rockstar ~ Stars


Lick (Stage Dive 1) was such a refreshingly done rockstar book. I haven’t read anything by this author but will be checking out her books because I really LOVED Kylie Scott’s writing style!

Kylie Scott can write inner dialogue like no one’s business. I laughed and smiled at how completely hilarious and clever she writes her characters, they seemed so real. To say I enjoy this breath of fresh air would be putting mildly!

This story grabs a reader from the first
4 STARS! ★★★★

Yet another impulsive read from me when I saw this book with a yummy cover at my bookstore and first thing I did was snapped a photo and messaged my lovely gurl, Rachel to see if she recc'd me this. Being the awesome friend she is who contributes to my wallet bleeding, she told me this book could cure my book hangover/slump and oh boy did I devour this one! ♥ It's been far too long since I read a rockstar romance read and jumping back into it, I realised how much I missed the fun sm
Ash Wednesday
“Rough sex doesn’t fix everything. Sometimes you actually have to talk.”

As much as possible, I try to push myself as a reader, to read beyond comfort zones, expand horizons and challenge my imagination. I've yet to scratch the surface of these wonderful worlds, yet to have read and quoted every heart-wrenching dialogue crafted especially to gut me every imaginable way...

But sometimes, I just want to read some smut.

Not the funny, absurd kind with men who cums jarfuls of semen but the s
Phuong ✯
1st read Feb 2015: 4ish stars
2nd read Jan 2022: 3.25 stars

The only reason I'm re-reading this & Play is that I can finally finish this series, but it's really one of the OG rockstar romance and will always have a special place in my heart.

The beginning was interesting. I like the whole premise of "waking up married to a rockstar god and barely remembering anything of last night". David and Evelyn were fine, but the one who was carrying this book was Mal. He is so funny and I love him. 😭Jimm
Smitten's Book Blog

Eeeeeeee. Love love love it. Soooo perfect. And adorable. And hot. And brilliant.

A fantastic rock star romance. What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas, right??? Wrong!

When you accidently get married to one of the biggest rock stars on the planet, the ring, the paparazzi, the legal papers and the hubby himself are all still there, even after you leave Vegas... even if you have absolutely no recollection of the whole thing!

Good, respectable, sensible, Portland girl, Evelyn Thomas might have been p
Mar 31, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

Or, finding out you married to a rock star in Vegas. (Better than the shoe thing, I think.)

So, Evelyn wakes up in Vegas with a rock star husband and a tattoo of his name on her ass. The good news? His name is David. It could have been worse.

A lot worse.

Evelyn doesn't remember a thing and this upsets David because he thought he found his one true love in Las Vegas and married her the same night. Seriously, dude?
He's also a multimillionaire , famous rock star, etc... and didn't get a pre-nup.
Amy | Foxy Blogs
*4.75 "Hi" Stars*

Mix together What Happens in Vegas, The Hangover and throw in a smoking hot Rock Star and you have this book.

Ev wakes up in Vegas after celebrating her 21st birthday and she can't remember a single thing about the night before. When she sees a strange man, David , in her room she ask him what happened last night.
"We got f*cking married."


Lick (Stage Dive, #1) by Kylie Scott Play (Stage Dive, #2) by Kylie Scott Lead (Stage Dive, #3) by Kylie Scott Untitled (Stage Dive, #4) by Kylie Scott
Each book will feature a different band member.
Book 1 - David | Book 2 - Mal | Book 3 - Jimmy | Book 4 - ?
✝✝ Ⓓaisy ❣ ✝✝


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Straight to the point, My David

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Waking in Vegas must be so interesting when this happens:
1. You wake up besides a hottie rockstar
2. You have a huge diamond ring
3. You have no memories of what happened previous night

I def added this into my dream list! VEGAS + ROCK STAR + MARRIED

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That's the situation, Evelyn Thomas finds herself in! Meet her:

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LOVE. I am in love with Evelyn and David. Lick has t
~ Becs ~

4 amnesiac stars

I really enjoyed this opening book of the Stage Dive series from Kylie Scott – it’s charming, funny and deeply romantic full of well-rounded characters and a dynamic plot to keep you engaged right through to the very end.

Turns out, the old expression ‘What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas’ probably doesn’t apply if an Elvis impersonator is somehow involved.

"Let me get this straight, you don't remember anything?"
"No," I said, swallowing hard. "What did we

5 'Can I be your wife, David Ferris?' Stars!!!

“Everything I’d heard about Vegas was true. Bad things happened here, terrible things.”

I have honestly, been going through a rockstar love phase lately, and I love every minute of it! I am three gosh damn years too late on reading this book. I am in such an incredible mood because I was in a terrible book slump for weeks because of A Bloody Kingdom (HIGHLY RECOMMEND!). I tried so hard to find a book that I didn't start and just put it down beca
Berit Talks Books
Jul 11, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Never in my life, have I woke up from a drunken night next to a super hot guy, who is filthy rich, and has already developed feelings for me..... why has this not happened to me yet.... I keep waiting... and it still isn't happening???😕

Maybe I need to quickly Book me a trip to Vegas....

This book just proves my point, if you like fantasy.... you will truly enjoy romance!💕 Even though this book was highly unlikely, to actually happen I still loved it!
Eve was a fabulous character... filled with s
Jul 11, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 stars. Liked it. Good story, nice characters. I seriously thought that being on holidays, I would have way more time to read and review. Too busy doing other things.... have my own Rock n Roll in the coming days/weeks with with concerts to see The Boss (more than once) and Glen Hansard.....

Jul 07, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

I need a rock star husband. Pronto.

Yup, with all those steamy moments, it’s as easy as that.


If your looking for romance, steam, humor, and angst in a neatly wrapped and easy to read package, Lick is for you.

Ev has turned twenty-one and her friend, Lauren, has decided it’s time for her to let her hair down and forget about her “plan” for a few days.
That’s how she wakes up in Vegas hungover.
With a husband.
And a huge rock on her finger.
Oh, and don’t forget about the tattoo o
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