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(Stage Dive #3)

4.27  ·  Rating details ·  47,317 ratings  ·  4,012 reviews
Stay up all night with the sexy rockers in Stage Dive, the epic New Adult series from New York Times bestselling author Kylie Scott, author of Lick and Play.

As the lead singer of Stage Dive, Jimmy is used to getting whatever he wants, whenever he wants it, whether it's booze, drugs, or women. However, when a PR disaster serves as a wake-up call about his life and lands him
Paperback, 305 pages
Published November 25th 2014 by St. Martin's Griffin (first published July 29th 2014)
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Dy anne Sturdivant The author said she was done with this series but may consider novellas. I would DIE for a novella about Lena and Jimmy because I don't think they're …moreThe author said she was done with this series but may consider novellas. I would DIE for a novella about Lena and Jimmy because I don't think they're story is over.(less)

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Mar 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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5 stars!!!

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Jimmy Ferris… the lead singer of Stage Dive. David’s older brother. The guy in the group who's in and out of rehab. I don’t care that Jimmy is kind of a train wreck and a grouchy s.o.b. most of the time, I’ve still been excited to read his book! And it lived up to my expectations. For me, it was the best so far!

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Jimmy has been in a bad place for a while. To stay in the band, he’s gotta stay clean and keep it together. So the band decides he needs an assistant (aka a ‘sober comp
Belle Aurora
Sep 22, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Am I the only one who loves an asshole???


#TeamJimmyFoLife #KylieScottIsTheShit
Lana ❇✾DG Romance❇✾
5 God damn mother-fucking rock stars Stars

He always seemed so polished, so perfect, you could almost ignore the chaos and pain living inside of him.

I kid you not, this series only gets better with each new book. I had some high hopes for Jimmy's story, and Kylie Scott not only managed to meet them but blow them out of the water.

See, here's the thing. I have this thing for almost nonredeemable bad boy assholes. If they just happen to be almost nonredeemable rock star bad boy assholes?
*J* Too Many Books Too Little Time

In the words of Mal....

"If she means something to you, you gotta do the woo, son. You can’t just be trying to stick it in.”

Jimmy had absolutely NO woo! None. Zero. Zilch.

I know I am in the minority here but I did not like this one at all. Everything about this one felt completely emotionless.

I actually like Lena in the prologue. She seemed like she would be fun, and sarcastic, and snarky. She wouldn't take shit from Jimmy. Because lord son, did he dish out
Phuong ✯
– 3.75 stars

“Sometimes,” said Ev, throwing an arm around my neck. “You just have to follow Jimmy’s lead.”
“Are you insane? He’ll lead me straight to hell.”

Lena (h) and Jimmy (H) were so cute together omg i love them. Jimmy was so grumpy and such an adorable asshole. Lena has to be my fav heroine from this series, bc she’s doesn’t take shit from Jimmy, even when she has a crush on him. Their grumpy-sunshine dynamic reminded me a little of Gabriel & Sophie from Managed and that trope rarely fa
Alex is The Romance Fox
Okay, the secret is out!!!!
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I have an obsessive adoration for these sexy rockers since the time I read Lick, the 1st book in Kylie Scott’s sweet, sexy and funny rockstar romance series. I fell in love with David and Mal……Jimmy Ferris, the lead singer…wait, this guy was so not “nice” when I first met him………but, WOW!!!!! Was I surprised with his story, Lead, the 3rd book.

Never mind falling in love with Jimmy…….I freaking adored him!!!! This is a gorgeo
Apr 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing

Title: Lead
Series: Stage Dive #3
Author: Kylie Scott
Release Date: July 29, 2014
Rating: 5 ++ stars
Cliffhanger:. No
HEA: (view spoiler)

I’ve been sitting here all day staring at the blank page and trying to put in words how amazing was Kylie Scott newest addition in Stage Dive Series; how much fun I had while reading it, how perfectly sweet, dynamic and intense Lena and Jimmy’s story was. Well, it’s not an easy task to accomplish – I feel that writing down ‘I loved it’ is not
Giorgia Reads
Re-read 16/02/2021

4.5 stars

I really dug Jimmy’s brand of a**holery.

I know, controversial statement right there. But hear me out. In my head there’s a line, a limit, a rationalisation, and the guy stuck to my guidebook. (Yes, the: “how to be a good kind of a**hole” guidebook)

What can I say, that’s my kryptonite. That and humour.

Heroine was great as well.

Overall this book struck a good balance when it comes to the romance, the chemistry, the banter and the plot.

No complaints to be had.

Sharon ∞❥ is an emotional book junkie ❥∞
Jimmy - lead singer of Stage Dive, manwhore, ex-addict, hot head...need I go on? And Lena - sarcastic, tough, heartbroken searcher...how can these two possibly end up together? Well, read on my friends, it's quite a ride.

Another highly anticipated book from KS...my mind went every other place but how she wrote Jimmy. I have to say that I was nervous especially with how Mal's book was handled but we lucked out with this one. Jimmy was exactly how I thought he would be except the sweetness and th
Val ⚓️ Shameless Handmaiden ⚓️
11/20/15 Re-re-read

So now that I think I've read this about 10 times I realize that I must like it a lot more than I originally thought.

It's like a sneak attack book.


I mean, why else would I keep coming back to it?

Something about the way Jimmy comes after her in the end. It's a pretty good substitute for a good grovel in my book.

And I dig it.


So fuck it, 5-star upgrade!


Re-read 10/13/14...And my thoughts are pretty much still the same. St
Pearl Angeli
4.5 Stars!

"God damn mother-f*cking rock stars."

I honestly didn't think I would love Jimmy Ferris because he was such a douche in the previous books. But my oh my. This book totally changed my opinion and feelings for him.

James Dylan "Jimmy" Ferris, Stage Dive's lead singer, is a difficult man to understand. He comes full of baggage. Spoiled, vain, and sensitive, the way he manages his issues changed when Lena Morrissey came into his life as his personal live-in assistant. Lena is a d
Well fuck me sideways I fell for the raving reviews again. After seeing five star review after five star review, I got a little curious. All these glowing reviews made me think I was missing out on something great.


I was very hesitant to start his book because I'm not a fan of womanizers or rock stars and in the end that wasn't even my biggest problem with this book! I'll just discuss everything I hated, so spoilers below!

This book is about a glorified babysitter having an unrequited crush on an
Isabella. R
4.5 A Hell Of A Bad Bet Stars ⭐

Honestly I'm plowing through this series, and I've been waiting with bated breath for the Jimmy Ferris story. As frontman of Stage Dive, he's the bad boy of rock. And you always knew it would be a tortured past that moulded the man.

He was my Romeo in black jeans and this story had just as much a chance of dying as tragic a death as the original.

Lena is not equipped to be a sobriety coach. Yes, she may have landed the position under questionable events, but she take
Melanie A.
Audio: 5 STARS!!
Story: 5 STARS!!
He felt like home.
😍 Jimmy and Lena! 😍

Gah, I'm an idiot! It's been 3 years since I read and LOVED Mal's book . . . but I didn't continue with the series. There was just something about Jimmy and Lena that I found off-putting. My bad. Because this was awesome!

I loved everything here; the banter, the forced proximity, the broody/tortured hero, the quirky/take-no-bullshit heroine - ALL of Mal's appearances. And best of all, I truly appreciated the wa
Wendys Wycked Words

I absolutely love this book !! It is one of my all time favorite MF books, and even though I have read it many times already, it took me this freaking long to write a review for it. My bad, but sometimes my favorite books are the hardest to review ;)

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Now I have read every single book in this amazing series, and I have loved them all. This one is definitely my nr. 1 though...followed closely by Mal's book, "Play" . Can't forget about Mal :p !!

To fully enjoy this series, I do recommend reading the
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Throughout the series we've seen little bits and pieces of Jimmy. Each time we've seen him he's been a standoffish assh*le. Curious to see what made Jimmy a grade A jerk had me itching to read 'LEAD'.

On stage Jimmy, lead singer for Stage Dive, is a show pony. He can work a crowd while looking down right yummy. Off stage is a completely different story. He's rude and social niceties escape him.


Lena is a bit of a smart ass. She's hired to be Jimmy's sobriety companion and assistant.
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"Say it."
A rare smile.
"I love you, Lena."

I can't even express how much I love the series! All the characters are amazing and each story is unique with their own way! In the beginning my favorite character was David, then Mal and now OMG this guy, *sigh* He won me over! Once again Kylie Scott managed to captivate me with her amazing and hilarious characters!!!

This book is about David's brother Jimmy Ferris.The lead singer for Stage Dive.I knew from the beginning that this

“Sometimes, when you’re not being a jerk, I like you so much it hurts. I like the way your true self comes out when you think no one else is looking.”

So I'm finally caught up with this series and totally bulldozed through it in one sitting after meeting the infamous Jimmy Ferris and boy oh boy, can I just say how much of an asshole he is?! It doesn't help that he was such a lovable asshole which left me so conflicted about this read. One minute when Jimmy isn't being a gig
★★★★★ 5 Stars!

Lead by Kylie Scott was easily one of my most anticipated releases of the summer/year. So far I've enjoyed every single one of the books in this series and Lead was no exception! The author once again delivers a fun, sexy, emotional, rock 'n roll filled read that will make you laugh, swoon and cry all in the span of a few hours.

Jimmy Ferris is the famous front man of Stage Dive who we've all come to know as the one who can't seem to "keep his shit" together. The past few years his
4.5 Stars


Lead is Jimmy's story. Ooh, and I loved the arrogant, narcissistic asshole. Jimmy has lived the rock star lifestyle to the fullest, drugs, alcohol, sex - but after some bad PR and a visit to rehab, the band has persuaded him to hire an assistant. Someone to help keep him out of trouble.

”I lied. I cheated. I stole. I destroyed everything that meant anything to me and hurt everyone around me.”

Lena's life has taken some unfortunate turns, so when she is offered the job, she takes it.
Apr 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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Ahh, another great story about boys from Stage Dive and I loved it! There were some "buts", but ahh hell, it's Stage Dive and it's Jimmy, so no hesitation on my part to give this book 5 rock stars!!!

We have Jimmy, the lead singer. He is broody, moody, sexy and cocky, arrogant jerk and asshole. After almost ruining his life and career because of proverbial "sex, drugs and rock'n'roll", he goes to rehab and fights his addictions. After successful rehab he needs sober companion, and that's when Len
Sep 02, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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just thought I'd remind everyone that this masterpiece exists 😌

Jennifer Kyle

”The knowledge that one person in this world means more to you than most anything. Sense and reason don’t stand a chance.”


Kylie Scott blew it the hell up with this book! I loved it! The humor, the chemistry and those sex scenes, I can’t blab enough on how much I enjoyed this one.

Lena was my favorite type of heroine, she was hilarious, she was curvy, her thoughts could be my thoughts because I was right there the whole book falling hard for Jimmy Ferris, dayum this book was so good.

Lena is
Geri Reads
Jul 10, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4.5 stars!

This series just keeps getting better and better with Lena being my favorite heroine in the series so far!

The Story!

We met Lena briefly in in Play and she was introduced as Jimmy's assistant. What wasn't revealed was the extent of her involvement in Jimmy's life.

In this book, not only do we get to see how she became his assistant-slash-sobriety companion, we also get to see how their relationship progressed from being boss/employee to friends and then ultimately to lovers.

One thing I
Jun 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing
5 'Leading' Stars

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Stage Dive has officially became one of my new favorite series. Lead is about our front man singer, Jimmy Farris. He's a former addict. He needs a 'sobriety friend', and all the ones he hired can't seem to last. Nobody can put up with him.

Lena swore off men. She's dealt with enough arrogant assholes that will last her a lifetime. So being offered a job to keep Jimmy outta trouble seemed good enough for her. And trust me she did an amazing job. She's feisty, and I loved her.
Mar 21, 2014 rated it it was ok

2.5 Stars

Sorry to say so, but what I loved the most about this book was Mal.. And of course, his puppy son Killer.. But that's about it.
It wasn't bad. But not great either.

Review contains slight spoiler.

We met Lena and Jimmy in the previous books. So my impression of Lena was

In reality she was like

I thought Lena would be a total bitch, but in a good way and always stand her ground. And now I'm

Then I realized pretty quickly that she was more like a love sick puppy than the expected bad ass.

Patty ~ Wrapped Up In Reading Book Blog
*****5+++++++ STARS*****
(BR with Mel, Tiffany, Jen, and Sharon)

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I was in Book Heaven the entire time I was reading it.
The author had me completely fooled!!
In the previous books, Jimmy was portrayed as a huge douche, and he never so much as piqued my interest at all!!
I went into this not even the least bit excited.
Well OMG was I ever in the WRONG!!!
Those who know me well, know that I tend to fall asleep a lot while reading.
That DI
Oct 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing
5 Love me some Stage Dive Stars

This is the third book in the Stage Dive Series and with each book I love the characters more and more. Now, Mal is probably still my favorite with all his crazy ass ways, even in this one, I just kept thinking how much I love Mal Ericson!

"Interesting. I'm going to tell you what I told Killer at puppy training today when he tried to mount a teacup poodle he'd only just met. If she means something to you, you gotta do the woo, son. You can't just be trying to sti
Oct 02, 2018 marked it as did-not-finish
DNF 8%

Rock stars with addiction issues aren't my cuppa.


This isn't one I want to come back to, but if you enjoy the angst of the New Adult genre and emotionally draining men, then this might be right up your alley.
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