Deep: Stage Dive, Book 4

DeepAuthor: Kylie Scott
Book Name: Deep
Series: Stage Dive
Order: #4
Genre: Romance
Rating:  Okay


Blurb:  Positive. With two little lines on a pregnancy test, everything in Lizzy Rollins’ ordinary life is about to change forever. And all because of one big mistake in Vegas with Ben Nicholson, the irresistibly sexy bass player for Stage Dive. So what if Ben’s the only man she’s ever met who can make her feel completely safe, cherished, and out of control with desire at the same time? Lizzy knows the gorgeous rock star isn’t looking for anything more permanent than a good time, no matter how much she wishes differently.

Ben knows Lizzy is off limits. Completely and utterly. She’s his best friend’s little sister now, and no matter how hot the chemistry is between them, no matter how sweet and sexy she is, he’s not going to go there. But when Ben is forced to keep the one girl he’s always had a weakness for out of trouble in Sin City, he quickly learns that what happens in Vegas, doesn’t always stay there.  Now he and Lizzie are connected in the deepest way possible…but will it lead to a connection of the heart?

Review:  This book pissed me off.  It is often a goal for authors to generate a strong emotional response to a book in their readers, but I doubt the goal is to generate that response with regards to one of your main romantic characters.

I did not like Ben.  He was a serious jackass with no redeeming qualities what-so-ever.  At first, he came across as a sort of quiet, but loyal guy that had loads of potential.  That lasted about 3 seconds and then you realize he is a self absorbed SOB.

The fact that Lizzy cannot seem to get enough of his BS ticked me off even more, which made it incredibly difficult for me to like her.  The fact that all we really get from her about her attraction to Ben is that he is tall, hot, has cool tats and is a rock god just makes it even worse.

It also drives me crazy when an author uses either character’s lust as an excuse for a lack of back bone and we see loads of it in this book.  Sorry guys, no sex is worth the emotional abuse that this guy is putting out.  It also doesn’t make it all okay when said jackass finally decides to say “I love you”.  Actions speak louder than words and I saw absolutely no actions to say that he is anything other than a complete jerk.

The book is far from all bad.  There are lots of places where the humor is awesome and Lizzy shows some spine, but just not enough.  I do have to give kudos to the rather hilarious, yet totally yuck birth scene.  That one got a few chuckles out of me and kept me from tossing the book across the room (which would have been really bad since it was on my Nexus).