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Kick

(The Spark Sisters #2)

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Buzzing anticipation. Floating weightless. Adrenaline rush. All the best feelings wrapped into an emotional high that never gets old.

I think I might be addicted to falling in love.

When rising rock star Jack Kingston comes to play on our college campus, I think he’ll be just another fix. Instead, he flips everything around and makes me question who I am, what I want, and w
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Published September 20th 2018
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Danny
I loved this story, it was so breathtaking, so powerful and had so many emotions flying there.

Kick is a woman 'addicted' to fall in love, to feel that rush in meeting someone special and the rush of controlling the whole situation and leaving satisfied and like she rules the world. This arrangement works for Kick just fine. Until she meets Jack.
Jack is the leader in a band that is reaching for the top and gaining success each day. Jack meets Kick after a show in an alley and is taken aback by th
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Amanda
Sep 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
[I received a digital ARC for an honest review]

After reading The Line Below I was dying to read Kick's story, and I was not disappointed!

Lydia "Kick" Spark is a hot mess. College is coming to a close, and she doesn't know what to do with herself. She feels like something is missing and to escape that feeling she has been losing herself in alcohol and one night stands. The only time she feels in control is when she can love them and leave them ? That is until she encounters the sexy rocker Jack K
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Jessica71208
Sep 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great mix for rock star and sports

Kick is a junior in college on the swing team with her twin sister. Jack is in a band trying to make it big. Kick has a love for more then just swimming she loves music and food. They have an interesting time coming together for many reasons. I loved the ride I got to take with these 2. This book is so different then any other I have read because it's not like any rock star book I have read. It was nice to read a book where the male character wasn't your typical
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ABookLover73
Nov 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc, 2018
I really enjoyed in this book and Kick's story was more interesting than Shay's. But, I love them both. For me was very interesting that Kick was kind "bad" girl and Jack (rock star) was a good boy. That the thing we don't usually see in NA books and that really cool 🤗.
A Book Obsessed Brit
After reading the Line Below, I was really keen to read Kick's story. In The Line Below we saw Lydia Spark AKA Kick, meet Jack Kingston the lead singer of a local up and coming rock band. The Line Below was written in Shay's POV, we know that she left Kick making her move on Jack after the concert but Shay leaves - so we never find out what happened next. Well Kick, begins with giving us this insight.

At the start of the book we get inside of Kicks head, we quickly learn that she is a girl, who f
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Ann Marie
Sep 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Kick, she is the life of the party, beautiful, easy going and flirty. Not afraid of her sexuality or the fact that she likes to have a good time. Parties etc….She seems to have it all…...right?

Lydia aka Kick and her sister Shay are the Spark twins. They both attend the same college and Shay has her sites set on going pro. Kick? Well she seems more like ...well…. like she will eventually get to making that decision soon enough. One night Kick hits a concert, music is her thing along with swimmin
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Jesssiereads
Sep 23, 2018 rated it really liked it
*Received this book in exchange for an honest review*

After reading The Line Below I couldn't wait to read Kick's book and man was it definetly worth the wait.

Lydia "Kick" Sparks is basically me in a book (minus all the partying part). I could relate to her on so many levels. Like not knowing what she wants to exacatly do in the future. So instead she drinks her nights away and has one night stands. The only time she feels in control. Little did she know that was about to change when she meet
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Karen
Sep 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Pretty intense view of a really talented young collegiate female swimmer who falls for a member of up and coming rockstar.

She works through a bunch of stuff and all the time Jack was there for her. Great book boyfriend despite Kick being a bit of mess and maturity punching through. Great writing!!!!
Elle Love Books
Oct 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
Wow this book was really good. I received an ARC for my honest review and I am really sorry that I couldn't read and review it on time for the release day I apologize for that to the author who is becoming one of my favorite authors now coz this book was truly amazing. I loved and enjoyed it so much. I must say I loved Lydia's aka Kick POV story more then her twin sister Shay. I don't know why maybe because Kick was such a complex character and I liked how she grew up through out the book. she w ...more
Laid-back Book Bitches
Sep 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this book! It took me a little while to really get into this book. But boy once I did I could not put it down. It was hard to read at first just because Kick is so messed up. I loved the way she grew through this book. You can see it as you read that she doesn't have good self esteem and is going downhill, and so its just really hard to see someone treat themselves poorly. (I am trying really hard to spoil this book) I really loved Kick and Jack's story. The chemistry between th ...more
Amara
Sep 17, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: na-ya, arcs
I liked Kick much more than The Line Below. I think Kick is so much more complex than Shay, and Jack more than Jett too. My only complaint was that there seemed to be no resolution to the (view spoiler). And that’s just fucked up. Additionally, I also really wanted Jack to go all macho caveman on Nolan.

So happy that Kick and Shay decided to continue their swimming! Now, let’s get Townie and Coco’s story:)

Yo, I got this arc from the author, but my review is honest.
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Cassie
Sep 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Kick is a book that has soared above all other books for me this year. It is the epitome of coming of age in the modern world. The romance is all-consuming and just down right beautiful.

Kick Spark is a mess. A big hot beautiful mess and it just may be her best characteristic. It makes her wild, free, and addictive quite honestly. The drawback is the strain she puts on her heart and head through out the book as well as making it hard to find her inner balance between all her talents. She definite
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Garden Of REden
Sep 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
**REVIEWED BY CASSIE**

Kick is a book that has soared above all other books for me this year. It is the epitome of coming of age in the modern world. The romance is all-consuming and just down right beautiful.

Kick Spark is a mess. A big hot beautiful mess and it just may be her best characteristic. It makes her wild, free, and addictive quite honestly. The drawback is the strain she puts on her heart and head through out the book as well as making it hard to find her inner balance between all her
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Julia
Sep 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
I actually enjoyed Kick way more than below the line. Below the Line told the story of Shay Sparks a college swimmer who has to decide if she want to become a pro athlete while falling in love with Jett Decker, who as an Olympian is already where Shay wants to be. Lydia Sparks, or Kick as she is called, is Shay's twin sister and also a swimmer. But whiler Shay takes her training seriously Kick is not wholly into the game. She likes to party, hook up with guys and has an Instagram account with a ...more
Auda
Sep 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
4 1/2 Stars

Ali Dean is an author that writes more of less YA/NA sports romances that I definitely adore as the sportsmen's devotion and reaching of their dreams differ from other College type stories where most of the main heroes do not know what they want to do with their life.

When I read The Line Below, I already knew that I really want to get a grasp of Kick's story as she was the "wildest of the twins". During the Shay and Jett's story, Kick started to change and she did not explain the rea
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Patricia Rohrs (words we love by blog)
I absolutely LOVED Kick in The Line Below and I could t wait to get her story! Dean did not disappoint with Kick and Jack!

Their attraction was off the charts but both were going down different paths! Unsure of herself Kick made one mistake that changed her whole outlook on life! When fate gives her a second chance at forever it’s up to Kick to decide if Jack is worth it and if she’s willing to give herself to love completely!

I love that Jack is the perfect mix of hard and soft that Kick needs!
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Jennifer M
Sep 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
WOW! First I have to give a disclaimer, Never start any Ail Dean book in the middle of the week. Nothing will get done and you will not sleep until the book is finished. ALWAYS read on the weekend! Kick was by far my favorite book by Ali Dean, and I have read all of her books. Kick, the character, was extremely complex. She is such a wounded soul that you can't do anything but hope that she sees herself like everyone else sees her. It was interesting to read about Kick first in The Line Below, S ...more
Vicki
Sep 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: na, arc, series, college, 2018
Kick is the second book in a duet about the Spark sisters (The Line Below was book one). I was really interested in Kick's story following the brief snippets we had of her and Jack in The Line Below. In Kick, we still have Ali Dean's unique spare writing style and some sports elements but I kind of felt like the swimming took a far back seat in this book. In its place is a deep dive into self-worth issues and the always topical exploration of women's sexuality and the ways society has informed t ...more
Traci Charlet
Sep 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed reading this book. I loved the first book in the series and liked this one as well though I rate the first one higher. This one was hard to read at the beginning only because Kick is so messed up. We can see it as we read that she doesn't have good self esteem and is going downhill, and so its just really hard to read and see someone treat themselves poorly. However, it is very evident that she grows throughout the book as she dealt with 'crap' that happened. (don't want to spoil it)
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Rue
Sep 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I received an ARC of this book for a fair and honest review. I’ve been eagerly waiting for Kick’s story after reading The Line Below. As much as I loved her sister Shay’s story, Kick’s story was so much better.
Ali Dean is a great sports themed romance author. She never disappoints. Her heroines are always strong feminists who strive to be and get better, and not in just their sports but their deep rooted issues.
Kick really grew as a character in this book. I was rooting for her from the beginn
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Amazeballs Book Addicts
Sep 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
You don't have to have read The Line Below to read this one but if you did read that one then you already met Kick (Lydia). Kick and Shay are twins and they both are swimmers. Shay is a the more serious one and Kick is the party girl. Something happens to Kick and she decides to focus more and party less. I really liked Kick. She meets Jack who is a rising rock star. Omg Jack is heart melting amazing. Him being a rising rock star, I expected him to cocky or jerky but he's not. Kick really grows ...more
Nichole Bogues
Sep 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
Ali Dean books don't disappoint. Was provided arc for review. Kick started off a hot mess, but got her stuff together. Jack had his asshat moment or two, but ended up being a unicorn(cause how many guys know when they mess up and then have the balls to apologize, all without being told what they did wrong) 😆 Now I'm gonna go read the first in the series,The Line Below, cause this book was that good.
Tracy
Sep 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
At first, I was wondering if I could like Kick at the beginning, because she was that much of a hot mess and had a lot of self esteem issues. However, the more I kept reading, the more I fell in love with her character. Her insecurities were relatable and watching her grow throughout the book was pretty inspiring. The chemistry between her and Jack was HOT and you automatically developed a crush on Jack from the get-go (with the exception of a moment or two). That's only expected though, because ...more
Angie
Sep 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Once again, Ali Dean knocks it out of the park. Fell in love with Kick’s character in The Line Below, so I’m glad that she got her own book. While I won’t get into any spoilers, I will say that this is definitely one of Dean’s most mature books yet and Kick and Jack’s chemistry is off the charts, and I think they may be some of my favourite characters yet! If you’re a fan of Ali Dean’s past work, then you’ll absolutely love Kick. I received this book as an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
Jutta
Jan 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Stacey Glemboski does a really great job bringing this story to life. I enjoyed her narration and it drew me even further into the story.

You know when you just like a character from the start? This happened with Kick. I just like her and the way she is and how she grows throughout the story. Jack seems a little too good to be true, but I love the way he is with her. I thoroughly enjoyed this story and I really didn't want it to end when it did!
Beth Ann
Sep 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Sweet With A Spicy Kick

Ali Dean knows how to write her heroines with just the right amount of sweet, and kick-a$$. I loved the journey of the Spark sisters, and when Jack enetered the picture in Kick's life, I knew sparks would fly and I was in for a wild ride! (I'd like my own Jack to serenade me, please...swoon!) Just dive in...you won't be able to put it down!
Kelsey Buriedinabook_k Lehman
Sep 23, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
Holy wow, I was really blown away with Kicks story. It's so much more gut wrenching and unexpected than The Line Below.

A great read of self discovery and appreciation. It started out slow to me but the more I read the more invested I became. Oh and Jack is everything . He understands Kick and really helps her along the way. He's sweet and vulnerable, total book boyfriend material
Reyne Clark
Sep 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I recieved an ARC of this book for a fair and honest review. I must say I always enjoy Ali's books, but this one blew me away. I think her writing style has matured with this book. I truly enjoyed Kick and all her insecurities and loved watching her evolve as the book progressed. Great read!
The Redhead
Oct 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Kick and Jack stole my heart. Ali Dean writes a sexy story about Kick the wild college girl trying to figure out what she wants with her life and Jack who is more down to earth than most up and coming rock stars. It works. Jacks devotion to Kick made my heart swell up with happiness. So often you read a rock star book and it's all about the hook up with groupies. I loved that Jack is not like that. The controversy in this book was difficult to read about but was an honest representation of how i ...more
☆☆Hannah☆☆
This was a good read. Kick and Jack are both trying to make it big in their fields. Jack is a musician and Kick is a swimmer. Together they try to live their dreams and keep a relationship going. It is hard work but in the end they make it work.
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Ali is a USA Today Bestselling author of sports romance. She has always loved to read, especially when there's a happily ever after, but found that there weren't enough books out there featuring girl athletes. So, she decided to work on that. Like the heroines in her books, Ali is an athlete, with running and skiing her favorite sports these days. Ali hails from Vermont and now lives in her own ha ...more

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