Feature book: Dirty
Dirty by Kylie Scott
This is the first book in Kylie’s new spin-off Dive Bar series, featuring Vaughn. To be honest I don’t remember Vaughn very well from the Stage Dive series—I have a vague recollection of him being part of the supporting band that split up; and he was really nice to one of the heroines and maybe had a bit of a thing for her. That’s all I remember. The Vaughn I met in this book is unforgettable. He is laidback and sweet and sexy all at once. I had no trouble at all imagining his lazy smile when Lydia amused him.
The story opens on Lydia’s wedding day. It is going badly—really, really badly. So badly that Lydia finds herself scaling the back fence and breaking into neighbour Vaughn’s house to hide. After a memorable first meeting Lydia and Vaughn end up sharing the house while she works out what she wants to do with her life. (It turns out that mostly what she wants to do is Vaughn.) Lydia has to decide whether to stay in the small town where everyone knows about her humiliation, or move on and start anew. The best option seems obvious until she meets the owners and staff at Dive Bar and starts to form friendships with them.
Vaughn is also at a crossroads. He is only back in his hometown temporarily to sell his childhood home so that he can get his music career back on track. Anything that he and Lydia have going on will have to be temporary. When the chance of a lifetime comes along, is there really any question that he will seize the opportunity and head back to LA?
With Kylie Scott’s trademark humour and snarky dialogue, this book was an absolute delight. The chemistry between this couple is sizzling, but there were also some very sweet and heart-warming moments. There were also a lot of intriguing characters in this book, and some back stories that are going to be very interesting. I’m very much looking forward to re-reading Dirty when the second book comes out, and then finding our more about the Dive Bar characters.
Reviewed by Debbie
A review copy of this book was provided by the publisher.