Series: Stage Dive #4
Published by St. Martin's Griffin
Publication Date: March 31st, 2015
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Also in this series: Lead
Also by this author: Lead
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Don't miss a beat with the fourth and final novel in the New York Times and USA Today bestselling Stage Dive series from Kylie Scott.
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?
So I’d been knocked up by a rock star. Big deal.
The Stage Dive Series is one of those series that I make sure I am obligation-free on release day so I can dive into the next book (no pun intended!). To say that I was beyond excited to finally read Ben–the bearded wonder’s–book is an understatement of the year. Ever since falling head over vagina in love with Mal in Play I have become a die hard of this series so it was safe to assume that Ben’s book, being the final one, would be epic. Yet, the only epic feels I have are that I am epically underwhelmed.
Each time he chose to not take things further with me, it hurt.
I am a sucker for oops-I-got-preggers stories. They are scary and angsty and everything that can go wrong usually does. I LIVE FOR THOSE. While Deep was angsty it wasn’t always in a good way. My main issue was Ben and how clueless and spineless he was. Sure, when Lizzy let’s him know that she is carrying his bun in the oven, he does the right thing by offering money and support etc. But I never felt like I got to really know him. He was kinda of just there and considering how strong Jimmy and Mal and David are in their own books, it was shocking. Plus Lizzy. I wanted to love Lizzy, but of all the leading ladies she was the weakest in character development as well. And the romance between them? Well it felt insta and forced. Especially the text message conversations. They were just so immature, I had a hard time believing that it was a conversation between adults.
“Sweetheart, you can have whatever the fuck you want, I promise. Whatever you need. No more holding back. No more fear.”
I could have overlooked the less than amorous feelings I had for Lizzy and Ben had the story been on point (and it was in the beginning) but it was so rushed. In fact, once things started falling into place and I found myself rooting for them I realized I was at 90%!!! I honestly was shocked that this book was THAT short, especially considering it was 1. The last book in this series 2. You involve a character/band that I’m pretty sure will be getting his own spinoff of this series and 3. IT’S THE LAST BOOK!!!! Despite this being my least favorite of all the Stage Dive novels I would gladly recommend this series as a whole because it’s just that good.