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4.28  ·  Rating details ·  52,415 ratings  ·  4,626 reviews
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 r
Kindle Edition, 294 pages
Published March 25th 2014 by St. Martin's Griffin
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Aug 23, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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5 ‘Crazy Eyes’ stars!

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After reading Lick, I’ve been waiting for this book. For Mal’s book. I loved him in the first and I had such high hopes for his story. Let me tell you... It didn’t let me down! I love rockstar books, but these are in a different league. Not only are they hot, sweet, and full of sexy rockstars, but they are off the charts hilarious. I laughed so hard in this story! But it wasn’t just funny- there was a lot of depth in there too.

Anne is in a pinch. Once again, she’s been u
2 1/2 to 3–I'M A BIT BAFFLED–Stars

Looks like I'm in the minority here!
Everyone seems to love this book but me. I didn't dislike it; in fact, I laughed quite often during the course of the story. I must admit, however, that the plot felt a bit random to me. Even as I closed the book, I was still unsure what this story was really about.

I LOVED Mal's character in Lick and couldn't wait to read his book. Unfortunately, for me, he ended up being too crazy, too manic, and too over-the-top. I found
Feb 16, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: english
What can I say? This is somewhat conflicting. Mal is my favourite character in all the other books, but in this one, he was really annoying. To the point where I was unable to stand him. Yeah, he's a bit annoying in all the books, but in those usually, the funny part outweighs the annoying one. But not in this one. Mainly because part of the jokes felt way too forced.

However, I have to say that I liked Anne more than I expected. Not the character I imagined for this book but one which really wo
Aug 20, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

Title: Play
Series: Stage Dive #2
Author: Kylie Scott
Release Date: 25th March, 2014
Rating: 4.5 stars
Cliffhanger:. No
HEA: (view spoiler)

Play, just as previous Kylie Scott’s novel Lick, is fast paced, incredibly sweet and sexy story that literally swept me off my feet. I quickly found myself falling in love with the main characters, the witty banter between them and the fabulous sexual tension that purely rocked!

I didn’t think it was possible for Kylie Scott to at least matc
Pearl Angeli
"Life`s a song, Anne. Let's play."

5 Stars!

You cannot just simply resist Mal Ericson.

I have been so interested to read the Mal's story ever since Lick. Well who doesn't want to get to know him more? He's such a fun and goofy character and I knew that behind his playful attitude there's a different side of him that we have yet to see.

Malcolm "Mal" Ericson is Stage Dive's drummer. He is known as someone who always "plays" around when it comes to women. With his happy-go-lucky lifestyle,
Emma Chase
Apr 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Can't decide if David or Mal is my favorite!!! Loved :)) ...more
Pavlina Read more sleep less blog
"Life's a song,Anne.
Let's play."

Wow I'm a big fan of this series!!I loved Lick and I loved this one!!This book was so refreshing and funny!!I laughed so loud!!Mal is hilarious!I was really looking forward for his book!!

Anne wasn't lucky in her life.She is a good person, she cares for everyone but sometimes people take advantage of her..Her roommate walk out on her and her boss use her.When her friends asked her to go with them in a party, she decides to go with them..and there she will meet th
Giorgia ~ Reads
Re-read 16/02/2021

5 stars

Mal, Mal, Mal...

I just love the guy.

That’s my review.

Jk... (sort of)

This story was perfect in every way. The banter and Mal’s crazy antics. Minimal angst but just enough something something, in order for it to have some stakes.

It felt wholesome and thoroughly enjoyable. The only fault I can find is that the story wasn’t longer.

I would totally, completely and absolutely recommend this to anyone wanting to read something fun with a lil bit of heart as well. Every t
SamJ ★Needs a HEA★
I loved Book one Lick.

And I loved this book! Even more!

Mal was so much more than he promised in Lick!

Mal and Anne meet at a party, Mal decided he liked Anne, and that he needs Anne (for reasons of his own) and Anne needs him. So he moves in and convinced Anne to be a pretend Girlfriend.

"You moved in with me somehow".......

"I know what you're gonna say, it's sooner than I thought too. But Davie threw me out today so I figured, why wait?"

I just blinked, the rest of me being too frozen to respo
Mar 12, 2017 rated it liked it
Mal was a hoot!!! I'm totally digging this series now. ...more
4.5 STARS! ★★★★☆

“We’ve broken my bed,” I said, stating the obvious.
“In battle, sacrifices must be made, pumpkin.”

Well holy cow! When I first met Mal in Lick, I knew he would be a totally fun guy to read about but I didn't expect how crazy and freakin hilarious this read was! Once I started, I couldn't put it down and I even had to sacrifice a bit of sleep just to read a little bit more of Mal!

“Make love. I meant make love … of course. I would never just stick my dick in you. I would make
May 22, 2021 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 4-stars
🥁 4 stars 🥁

’It was strange, we’d only known each other a few days but I trusted him. I liked him and I was really grateful to spend this time with him. After the disaster with Skye, I needed Malcolm Ericson in my life right now. Hell, after the last seven years I needed him. He brought out the sun.’

so this was another insta-love story like the first book, yet it was so much better. whereas in david-evelyn’s book i felt like their chem was a lil fuzzy & lacking so the insta love didn’t exactly he
Kelly (and the Book Boar)
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I finished this book early Saturday morning, but I’m just getting around to reviewing it because every time I think about what to say I develop a pretty massive problem in my underwears . . . .

Last week I read Lick after having an okay reaction to Dirty (these titles are really horrible – Kylie Scott is lucky there was another pervert I spent my baseball weekends with who recommended her stuff to me because I probably would have a
Carol (StarAngel's Reviews) Allen
Book – Play (Stage Dive #2)
Author – Kylie Scott
Publication Date – March 25, 2014
Type – No Cliffhanger Series
Genre – Romance/Humor
Rating – 5 out of 5 Stars

Complimentary Copy provided by Author (Release Blitz) in exchange for an honest review.

First things first….OMG OMG OMG…..I WANT MALCOLM!!

*whew…OK….now that’s out of my system – I can continue on with my review – what a fucking fantastic book…we had EVERYTHING all wrapped up in a cute story….we had an abundance of humor, a strong heroine,
Val ⚓️ Shameless Non-Snowflake ⚓️
5 MAL-icious Stars

So I originally thought I was going to rate this 4.5 stars (the ending felt a little rushed and off to me) but, fuck it, Mal deserves a starry sky of awesome.

I can't remember the last time I loved a lead male character so much. His witty loquaciousness had me all like this:


And his hotness factor?



I liked the first one, but this one totally trumped it for me. I hope Jimmy's story is as good as I want it to be. He's all damaged and angtsy, woo woo!
A couple of my favorite quotes:

Mal- "Hello, Anne's clitoris. It's me, Malcom, your lord and master."
- "Oh, god, no." I covered my face with my hands. "Please don't." - Anne
Mal- "Shh. This is a private conversation...
You're beautiful, Anne's pussy. Just beautiful. And I'm not mean like her. I'm on your side and I love you very much because you feel f#cking amazing wrapped around my d*ck."

"You're a friend of Ev's and Lauren's. We talked. I tackled you. We rolled around on the floor toge
Rachel Reads Ravenously
4.5 laughing my ass off stars


For those of you who haven’t caught onto the Stave Dive series, which starts with the brilliant first book Lick, get on it now!!! Warning, this review will be told mostly in quotes because I could never replicate the awesomeness that is Ms. Scott’s writing style.

Play is the story of Mal, the playful drummer of Stage Dive, and Anne, the charming and cute girl who works in a book shop. The story starts when Anne is screwed ove
Aug 05, 2013 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition

March 14, 2014

THE COVER = ♥♥♥♥♥

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Currently on NetGalley.

August 5, 2013

HELLZ YEAH!!! Bring on Mal!!! Nothing beats (pun most definitely intended!) a sexy drummer!!!

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4 'I love you, Mal' stars!!!!

He spun on his heel to face me, arms out wide. “Life’s a song, Anne. Let’s play.”

After reading Lick I was hooked but while reading 'Lick,' I fell in love with Stage Dive's drummer, Mal. So, when I found out the second book was his story I nearly died of a heart attack and couldn't wait to continue to fall for the hilarious Mal.

In Play, we have Anne. Anna gets ditched by her bitch of a 'friend' leading Anna being roommate less, moneyless and practically homel
Mar 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Rock Fans, Kylie Scott fans, Everyone
Recommended to Wendy'sThoughts by: Carol (StarAngel's Reviews) Allen
5 I Don't Care, I Keep Reading Great Books Stars
* * * * * Spoiler Free-A 2014 Review
I have been on a roll... I have read all types of books with one thing in common... They have been Fucking GREAT. Some have been more serious, more intricate; others have been a lark or hot and steamy.

What all of them have in common is fantastic writing.

I am talking about writing which makes you care; which makes you think of nothing but the words in front of you. You want to be part of the story and climb thr
Mar 03, 2015 rated it liked it
I really don't remember Mal from Book 1. I did like Book 1, cannot really remember it but I gave it 4 stars.

Mal came across as childish, spoiled, truculent, manic, OTT. Halfway through I sort of said, c'mon, Maura, give him a shot! But, naw, I couldn't really like him

I thought Ann was a bit of a doormat. Woman, grow a backbone!

I am being generous giving it three stars. Kinda wondering now if I even want to read about Jimmy.

"You're twenty-seven years old, honey."
"Isn't it time to start
☘ Lily ☘
Feb 2021 reread: This gotta be my most reread book already. Still fucking great!

P.s. while organizing my ever growing emails due bookish newsletter I subscribed to, I accidentally found a short story of Mal and Anne and Godzilla Velociraptor Ericson. No kidding. The kid was almost being named that 😂. Stupid Mal.

I reread it again. Just because I missed their banter for a bit there.
Mal, I still love you.
Sharon ∞❥ is an emotional book junkie ❥∞
After meeting Mal in the first book, Lick, I could hardly wait to get to know this sweet and funny drummer better...much better. And I was not disappointed...well, maybe just a tad.

Mal is everything you think he, crazy, wild and your typical rock god manwhore but there's something going on with him. It's almost like he has ADD.


And right from the moment he meets Anne and wants her as a "fake" girlfriend, you just know there's something going on. Especially because he sets rules...rules
Jennifer Kyle
Aug 20, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.75 ~ 4 Pumpkin Stars

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"Life's a song, Anne. Let's play."

I was so excited to finally be able to sit and read Mal's story. I found his sense of humor completely hillarious! Anne was extremely relatable and likable character.

"Pumpkin, I'm always serious when it comes to you. Even when I'm messing around, I'm still serious as shit."

Somewhere along the way, their relationship felt like it was on fast foward and the story kinda felt like the same old for me. There were several s
Oct 20, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
5 Sexy Mal Stars

Anne Rollins has always done whatever she could to help people she cares about. She quit school to take care of her sister and mother, she covered her roommates half of rent and utilities when she lost her job, and she allows her boss and guy she has been crushing on for two years use her as a back up plan when his actual dates fall through. So when the rockstar she has had a crush on for years asks her to be his girlfriend, there really is one answer…where do I sign up.

Okay, so
Amy | Foxy Blogs
Mar 14, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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"Take a chance, Anne."
Mal caught my attention in Lick and I've been looking forward to his book. The other night my husband and I were watching an Iron Maiden concert/tour on Paladia and I got this HUGE urge for a Rock-n-Roll book.

Mal is known to be the life of the party and when he overhears a personal phone conversation of Anne's, who is down on her luck...Mal proposes the idea of being in a fake relationship with him. Weathering the highs and lows of this whirlwind relationship t
Kellie Maddox-Ward
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Shit… This book… Seriously?
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Had the total goldilocks effect on me.
The right amount of Everything!
Happy scenes, sad scenes, drama scenes, hilarious I’m about to pee myself scenes, sexy oh my freaking god where’s BOB scenes, serious scenes and just downright. FUCKING AWESOME SCENES!

I tried to write this review for about an hour and it all just sounded idiotic.. So I’m cheating and showing you how I felt! (Fuck I love GIF’s!)

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“You think it’s haunted of coitus past?”

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Apr 01, 2017 rated it really liked it
"I am, Malcolm, Lord of the Sex!"

You know, I think this is true. It's rare that someone boasts and is absolutely right, but I think in this case...

Chuck Norris can spot awesomeness. He invented it.

So, we have the drummer, Malcolm, who is a bit of a manwhore. But, he's a funny manwhore which just so happens to be my favorite kind.

"Do I need to know her name?"

"I've heard it helps."

"Maybe for you," Mal scoffed. "I just call out my own name during sex."

He meets Anne, who is financially screw
Aug 20, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
*5 pumpkin stars*

Malcolm! Malcolm! Malcolm!

You're so funny

And so sexy

Oh, and Anna? I like you

Because how can you not like someone so good, sweet and witty. Besides, she's my namesake, it's natural we clicked from the beginnig. Don't even get me started on Mal. I haven't met such lovely character for a while now. He is CAF, adoringly impulsive, funny, sexy, caring and loving boyfriend, but what impressed me the most was his sincerity.
I. Loved. This. Book.
It had no drama, only the goo
4 Rocker Stars!

Anne is Eve’s friend (you surely remember her from the first book) and she is currently through a rough phase and is low on money. One night she goes to a party in Eve’s house and she meets her rocker crush, Mal.
Mal is the drummer of Stage Dive, a true rocker star: bad boy and playboy extraordinaire.


Mal’s public image isn’t on his best days, so when suddenly he becomes Anne’s roommate somehow he ends up hiring her to pretend to be his girlfriend and help clean his image. She acc
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“We’ve broken my bed,” I said, stating the obvious.
“In battle, sacrifices must be made, pumpkin.”
“Hello, Anne’s clitoris. It’s me, Malcolm, your lord and master.”

“Oh, god, no.” I covered my face with my hands. “Please don’t.”

“Shh. This is a private conversation.” He brushed hot, feverish kisses up and down the lips of my sex. My stomach tensed so hard it hurt. “Look at you all pretty, pink, and excited. Don’t worry, I’ll look after you.”
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