Lead by Kylie Scott

leadTitle: Lead

Series: Stage Drive bk 3

Author: Kylie Scott

Genre: Contemporary, New Adult

As the lead singer of Stage Dive, Jimmy is used to getting whatever he wants, whenever he wants it, whether it’s booze, drugs, or women. However, when a PR disaster serves as a wake-up call about his life and lands him in rehab, he finds himself with Lena, a new assistant to keep him out of trouble. 怀Ā 

Lena’s not willing to take any crap from the sexy rocker and is determined to keep their relationship completely professional, despite their sizzling chemistry. But when Jimmy pushes her too far and Lena leaves, he realizes that he may just have lost the best thing that ever happened to him.

Thoughts: Months ago I was told to read the first book in this series and I had a hard time reading it so I put it down and forgot all about it, well tried to as everyone around me was raving about it and Scott in general. When I was sent Lead I thought well I’ll give this series another go as everyone loves it.

I read the book in 3 hours. STRAIGHT!

From the first sentence I loved Lena. She had an attitude and didn’t take crap from anyone. When the members of Stage Drive witness her telling her current boss, their manager, off about a donut they know she’s the answer to all their problems and hire her as their lead singer’s assistant.

The sparks between these two are awesome. From one page to the next I never knew how Lena and Jimmy were going to react to each other, and the fact that the band mates found their interactions hilarious made it that more awesome. Both of them have baggage from their past, though Jimmy’s is a bit more than hers.

What I loved about this story is that they started as employer/employee moved to friends and then when Lena realizes she has real feeling for him, and tries to quit, their relationship takes a baby step in the direction of a real relationship. There is lots of give and take between them. When Jimmy screws up he recognizes and tries to fix it. Sometimes he gets it right and sometimes Lena has to get on him for not getting it right.

What I loved about Lena was she wasn’t a push over. She never said of he’s a rock star I should be grateful for his attention. She knew what she was worth and deserved and demanded it from Jimmy. The fact that she made him work for it with her was a giant plus in my book and I think in his.

If I have one complaint, and it’s the same complaint I have with a lot of first person pov’s I would have loved to see this relationship from his pov as well. There was so much emotional turmoil from him I would love to have known what he thinking and why he reacted the way he did.

Over all this is a really good book and I will be going back and reading the others in the series at the first opportunity.

Grade A




  1. Pamela

    I was not into the first book either, but I finshed it. I think the heroine irked me and I did not get why the hero was so into her. The second book, Play, was great. It’s about Mal, the drummer, who is a hoot! Preordered Lead, and can’t wait for it to arrive!

  2. Victoria

    I actually really love this series. I’ve loved all of the books and cannot wait to finally get the chance to read Lead… especially because after the first book it was kind of hard to like Jimmy. Thanks for sharing your thoughts šŸ™‚


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