Friday 23 October 2020

✪ LOVE SONG ✪ Kylie Scott ✪ A Stage Dive Novella #4.7 ✪ #BlogTour #Excerpt ✪


• 20 October 2020
• #4.7 in the #StageDive Series
• #1001DarkNights Series

(Can totally be read as a standalone novella - BUT Mal is making a hilarious cameo!)
4.25 Stars!

From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Kylie Scott comes a new story in her Stage Dive series

There’s always the one that got away. Or kicked you out...

The new darling of rock n’ roll, Adam Dillon, is ready to show his ex-girlfriend, Jill Schwartz, what a mistake she made kicking him to the curb. So maybe he wasn’t the best of boyfriends. Writing great songs and climbing to the top of the charts isn’t easy. Only problem is, he's fast finding out that success isn't everything.

**Every 1001 Dark Nights novella is a standalone story. For new readers, it’s an introduction to an author’s world. And for fans, it’s a bonus book in the author’s series. We hope you'll enjoy each one as much as we do.**

We're back in Portland - in the apartment building where most of the Stage Dive boys and girls live.
And new rock star Adam lives here too.
His first album has been a huge hit. And every single song was written about his heartbreak ... from breaking up with Jill.
That's why she's here too. She wants to talk about the check he sent her. She doesn't want that money! Money he made by being horrible to her in all those songs!
LET THE FUN TIMES BEGIN - because all those old feelings are still very much there as soon as they're in a room together!


Aww ... adorable.

Back in the Stage Dive World!
Oh Mal - how we missed you!!! He's the best thing about any and all Stage Dive books - sorry other guys and girls, but Mal is the greatest. Idiot. Mostly. But still - I just adore him.
I just copied these ↑ last few lines from my previous reviews - because it's still the truth! Mal was again the secret star in this novella! He's just adorable and silly and ridiculous! I love him!

But I also adored Adam and Jill. They so obviously belong together!
And it's really adorable to see them argue their way to that happy end!

This short novella was very funny, sparky, sexy, adorable ... and I loved reading it - I just loved being back in the Stage Dive world for a little while! 

ARC received for an honest review - thank you!

Woot woot! Happy dance! Daggy dance! Heck, anything that can show my excitement at being back in the Stage Dive world!

I love these 1001 Nights stories.  I love that I get a bit more of the Stage Dive family (let's be honest, any slice of Mal that I can get, I will take) however I love that we are introduced to the extended family of the Stage Dive world, and that I can read these as stand alones if I wanted to.

We have met Adam in passing in previous books, but it was great to get to know him better.
And gah, this was a story that I didn't know that I needed, but I am so glad that Ms Scott decided to gift us with it.
Adam and Jill's story is sad, and sweet, and sexy and hot. It is a bit of a rollercoaster really, and I went from not liking Adam to adoring him. I could completely feel Jill's uneasiness at how things are now, and don't blame her for being cautious when it comes to Adam as he is today.
But - rockstars: whatcha gonna do?  I love love loved seeing more of the Stage Dive ladies, and of course my drummer-love Mal.
I could read a new story about Stage Dive every day and never get sick of it.
I hope we get more in the future. 


“No,” said the bodyguard.


“Miss, do you have any idea how many people try to get backstage by claiming they have some sort of relationship with Mr. Dillon?” Face a careful blank, the man in the slick black suit stared down at me. He had a point. I’d pushed through a crush of fans, getting my toes stomped on several times, along with taking an elbow to the kidney, just to talk to this guy. God only knew what it took to get near the star of the show.

“I’d imagine a lot,” I yelled back at him. Necessary given the volume of the music filling the space. “The difference here is I’m not lying.”

“But since everyone says that, you can see from my perspective how that’s not actually a point of difference.”

Adam Dillon, rock star extraordinaire, gyrated his slim denim-clad hips like an Alt-Rock Elvis on the nearby stage. He pouted and crooned about the woman who’d done him wrong. Me. That’s right, I was the big bad ex who’d broken him and woke him to the dangers of love. Or so the song said.

The song lied and then some.

According to the lyrics he was currently wailing, I’d ground his heart beneath my five-inch heels before blowing him a kiss goodbye. From memory, there’d been a lot of shouting, but no blowing of kisses. And having just kicked off the flats I wore for work, I’d been barefoot, my legs and back aching. No way had I been strutting around in stilettos. Home from a hard day at the hair salon, I’d returned to find Adam on the couch. The same place he’d been when I’d left for work approximately eleven hours earlier. The same place he’d been for what felt like months as I worked my ass off to pay the rent. That’s when all hell broke loose. However, it wasn’t the only issue that had caused our relationship to bomb. Nothing’s ever simple.

But back to the here and now. I grabbed the slip of paper out of my front pocket, holding it up for his perusal. “My name is Jill Schwartz. How many of those people claiming to know him have one of these?”

His eyes widened as he scanned the name on the check, before widening again at the amount. And fair enough too. I’d had a mild panic attack myself when it had first arrived. When Adam decided to make a statement, he didn’t bother with subtle. If only I could figure out what it all meant. If it meant anything at all, of course. And that question was what had brought me here tonight.


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Kylie is a New York Times and USA Today best-selling author. She was voted Australian Romance Writer of the year, 2013 & 2014, by the Australian Romance Writer’s Association and her books have been translated into eleven different languages. She is a long time fan of romance, rock music, and B-grade horror films. Based in Queensland, Australia with her two children and husband, she reads, writes and never dithers around on the internet.