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(Stage Dive #3)

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4.31  ·  Rating details ·  39,206 ratings  ·  3,469 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
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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)
Rafaela Cuadra These are all music related... some have bands/musician on the road type stories, others have a musician in the story but no road:

Band/musician on…more
These are all music related... some have bands/musician on the road type stories, others have a musician in the story but no road:

Band/musician on the road: Cake: a Love Story (J. Bengtsson), Mayhem Series (4 books, Jaime Shaw), Rhythm Chord & Malykhin (Mariana Zapata), Destined Hearts: a stolen Melody duet (two books in series, K.K Allen), Pretty Instinct (S.E Hall), The Mighty Storm (4 books, Samantha Towle), Life on Stage (2 books, Vi Keeland)

Musician but no road: The Duet (R.S Grey), Shattered Hearts Series (5 books, Cassia Leo), Sweet Thing (Renee Carlino), The Sound of Us (Ashley Poston), Listen to Me (Kristen Proby), Bleeding Stars Series (A.L Jackson), Forever My Girl (Heidi McLaughlin), Bright Side and Gus and Franco (Kim Holden), Thoughtless and Effortless (S.C Stephens), Maybe Someday (Colleen Hoover). (less)

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Belle Aurora
Sep 22, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Am I the only one who loves an asshole???

BRING ON JIMMY!!!

#TeamJimmyFoLife #KylieScottIsTheShit
Christy
Mar 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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 companion’
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Lana ❇✾Dirty Girl 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? All the
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*J* Too Many Books Too Little Time
2.5--Emotionless--Stars!!!

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 some sh
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Alex is The Romance Fox
Okay, the secret is out!!!!
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I AM A STAGE DIVE GROUPIE!!!!!!
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 gorgeous man!!!
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Patrycja
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
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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
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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 different
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Val ⚓️ Shameless, Skanky & Bitchy  ⚓️
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.

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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.

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So fuck it, 5-star upgrade!

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Re-read 10/13/14...And my thoughts are pretty much still the same. Still
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Amy | Foxy Blogs
LOVED IT!!!

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.

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Lena is a bit of a smart ass. She's hired to be Jimmy's sobriety companion and assistant.
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Pavlina Read more sleep less blog❤❤
5 JIMMY AND LENA STARS

"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
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Jasmine
4 JIMMY STARS! ★★★★

“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 gigan
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RJ
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.

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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
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Debra
★★★★★ 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
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Brandi
4.5 Stars

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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. Le
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Mysza
Apr 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorite-read


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

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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 hir
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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
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Rag
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.

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

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This was an ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS book!
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!!!
I LOVED THIS BOOK HARD!!!!
Those who know me well, know that I tend to fall asleep a lot while reading.
That DID N
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Anne
Oct 02, 2018 marked it as did-not-finish
DNF 8%

Rock stars with addiction issues aren't my cuppa.

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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.
Mirjana **DTR - Down to Read**

***4.75 Stars***

The man was magnetic, his heat and hard flesh pulling me in. The way he opened himself to me and told me his secrets, the way he gave me his trust, it all drew me closer.


This book was...



Let me correct that...FAN-FUCKING-TASTIC!!!!

Lena is Jimmy's sober companion and personal assistant. They have a bit of a love/hate relationship, but she's the only one that can handle the stubborn, closed off and asshole rock star. She isn't afraid to go toe to toe with him. He may be difficu
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DKristin


I just want to start from the beginning again. This was fucking EPIC!!! Not that the other Stage Dive books didn't have their fair share of the angst and the drama and the heavy stuff... They did. This was just on an entirely other level. I don't even know where to start or how to properly do this justice.

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Let's start with Lena. Lena is beyond a strong woman. She was basically thrown into a situation that was a losing one from the get. She didn't feel prepared or qualified and she didn't let th
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Catarina
4,5 Leading Stars.

Jimmie, the lead singer of Stage Dive had a fall down that ended up in a PR disaster and left him forced into rehab.
There he meets Lena, that is kind of a “sober companion” and things happens and he ends up hiring her to basically control him and his urges for a month.
Well, yeah, you see where this is going. But as much hot as he is, he is also an asshole and Lena is full of his attitudes. Until she gets to know him better and things start to change.

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Lena knows how to heal
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aksana  -  4 - 8 - 15 - 16 - 23 - 42 -

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.

Ji
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Kelly (and the Book Boar)
Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/

Even though this series had already been kind of a hit and a biiiiiiiig hit for me I hadn’t planned on reading this one because I wasn’t particularly fond of Jimmy’s snippets in the previous two volumes. That being said, when the library’s “recommended to you” page popped up and I saw the cover I immediately changed my mind and started fantasizing about making sex with Brendon Urie . . . . .



Because I am a dirty old whore.

Anyway, I was
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[~Ami~]♥Sexy Dexy♥
4 stars

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Lena has been hired to be Jimmys live in assistant to monitor his addictions. But what happens when feelings start to grow?

I had a hard time getting into this for several reasons. I felt the beginning was skimmed over too quickly, Lena felt like a love sick puppy and the lack of steam didn't help. But moody Jimmy grew on me, my heart hurt for Lena at times and Mal was just Mal.

Book 2 is still my favourite but I did end up enjoying this. The bantering was cute, a few LoL moments and it w
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Wendy'sThoughts
Jul 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Rock Fans, Kylie Scott fans, Everyone
5 To Love, To Feel and Have It Returned Stars * * * * *

It is in our nature to love. We love those who raise us, friends who are dear to us and then there is the love for another which takes over all rhythm and reason and captures our heart. This type of love doesn't play favorites. It will latch on and no deterrent; no reasonable mind can stop it. It is like a virus in a way... overtaking the mind and heart...it must run its course. Either it will result in being returned or the dreaded loving
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Wendy
5

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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Stage Dive (4 books)
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