Series: Dive Bar #1
Dirty is book 1 in the Dive Bar series. It does have a loose connection to the Stage Dive series, but you do not need to have read that series to enjoy this new one.
Lydia Green wakes up on the morning of her wedding expecting to marry the man she loves. Okay, it has been a whirlwind romance, but she has been swept up in the glitz, glamour and riches of his world. If only she had actually opened her eyes, then maybe the video she is now watching of her husband getting up close and personal with his best MAN wouldn’t be such a shock. Hightailing it over the fence, and breaking and entering into the rundown house next door seems like the best plan. Little does she know how that one decision will change her life.
Vaughan Hewson is back in the town he grew up in following the break-up of his rock band. Coming back is bittersweet. He is gutted his band have fallen apart, but it has also given him chance to reconnect with his older sister and the friends he left behind. It is going to be hard living in his childhood home, especially as he hasn’t lived there since losing his parents. So when he walks into his bathroom to find a wet, crying bride he is thrown for a loop. Will she be able to make his homecoming even more interesting?
Having really enjoyed Kylie Scott’s Stage Dive series, I couldn’t wait to find out what this new series would be like. I have to say I really like it. Of course with most opening books to a series, you are introduced to lots of characters and different back stories, I have to say though this was my favourite part. This is going to be a series about a group of friends that have grown up together, have history and I for one can’t wait to see how it all unfolds.
So back to Lydia and Vaughn. Is it quick? Yes. But these two characters have instant chemistry and use each other to run away from their issues. But as the story develops so do their feelings, but of course they still have to face the problems that still bubble under the surface. It really is a great romance story with the added drama that only friends and family bring to these type of reads.
A great start to a new series by an author that has a real talent for telling easy read romances that grip your imagination quickly. I now look forward to Twist in November and Chaser in February. I have a feeling the drama we have seen between this group of friends is only the start of bigger drama to come.