Strong by Kylie Scott My Review


From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Kylie Scott comes a new story in her Stage Dive series…

When the girl of your dreams is kind of a nightmare.

As head of security to Stage Dive, one of the biggest rock bands in the world, Sam Knowles has plenty of experience dealing with trouble. But spoilt brat Martha Nicholson just might be the worst thing he’s ever encountered. The beautiful troublemaker claims to have reformed, but Sam knows better than to think with what’s in his pants. Unfortunately, it’s not so easy to make his heart fall into line.

Martha’s had her sights on the seriously built bodyguard for years. Quiet and conservative, he’s not even remotely her type. So why the hell can’t she get him out of her mind? There’s more to her than the Louboutin wearing party-girl of previous years, however. Maybe it’s time to let him in on that fact and deal with this thing between them.

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Kylie is a New York Times and USA Today best-selling author. She was voted Australian Romance Writer of the year, 2013 & 2014, by the Australian Romance Writer’s Association and her books have been translated into eleven different languages. She is a long time fan of romance, rock music, and B-grade horror films. Based in Queensland, Australia with her two children and husband, she reads, writes and never dithers around on the internet. You can learn more about Kylie from







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My Review

If you have read the Stage Dive series (and if not, you should read the Stage Dive series), you are aware that Martha is a nightmare. Martha was on top of the world, the beautiful girlfriend of world-renowned songwriter and musician. Then she cheats on her famous boyfriend with his bandmate and brother.  Fortunately, she doesn’t manage to break up the band and the ex-boyfriend, Davie, writes a hugely popular album about his heartbreak. But Martha isn’t done. In the first Stage Dive novel, Lick, she tries to break up the marriage of her ex-boyfriend with the help of her brother, Ben. Since Ben is the bass player of the band, this also causes tension in the band again. Yet Martha is unstoppable. In Deep, Martha tries to stop the marriage of her brother, Ben, to his pregnant girlfriend.  Clearly, Martha has a destructive streak.

It would take a strong man to love Martha with her destructive tendencies. Fortunately, for Martha, Sam, the former Navy Seal and current bodyguard for the band, is just that man. He has been in love with Martha for ten years. But he has been waiting for her. He doesn’t state it, but he is waiting for her to mature.

After being gone for years, Martha is back on the West Coast. It is time for her to mend the damage done by her earlier antics. There is a sense of shame and awkwardness.  Strong is a hot sexy romance about two strong-willed characters. It also highlights the power of redemption and forgiveness. Moreover, it has everyone’s favorite characters from the series. I highly recommend this novella.


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