Why I read it
I loved the Stage Dive series!
What I rated it
What it’s about
The last thing Vaughan Hewson expects to find when he returns to his childhood home is a broken hearted bride in his shower, let alone the drama and chaos that come with her.
Lydia Green doesn’t know whether to scream or cry in a corner. Discovering the love of your life is having an affair on your wedding day is bad enough. Finding out it’s with his best man is another thing all together.
Just when this runaway bride has nowhere left to turn, a handsome stranger offers her a broad, muscular shoulder to cry on. Vaughan is the exact opposite of the picture perfect, respected businessmen she’s normally drawn to. This former musician-turned-bartender is rough around the edges and is facing his own crossroads. But Lydia’s already tried Mr. Right and discovered he’s all wrong–maybe it’s time to give Mr. Right Now a chance.
After all, what’s wrong with getting dirty?
Dirty started off with a bang. (Literally!) Just not necessarily the kind you would want to see on your wedding day… I was really engaged from page one and really hooked by the storyline. Lydia is fleeing her almost husband just minutes before the wedding, and finds herself in the bathroom of Vaughan’s house, who, for those of you Stage Dive fans, know exactly who I am talking about!
The story starts out very strong, and I find myself laughing many times. The storyline starts to settle in, and you can feel the bit of attraction that Vaughan and Lydia are fighting hard. I could even empathize with Lydia when she was dealing with a messy break-up, so I did feel a connection to the characters.
As the story progressed, I felt like the connection to the characters faded a bit, but the story was still a great one that I will be rereading many times in the future! I think many fans of the Stage Dive series will be very pleased with this don’t miss first installment in the spinoff series! I was very happy with the story, and will be patiently waiting for the next book in the series.