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 by Amanda
Deep is book number 4 in Kylie Scott's amazing Stage Dive Series and tells Ben and Lizzy's story. It was such a bittersweet moment to get my hands on this book, because I was desperate to read it, but I wasn't ready to let go of the boys and girls I had come to love in this series. I know that most people would have savoured the read, but I was so excited to get this book in my grubby hands - I devoured it in one sitting. As per usual, the fabulous Kylie Scott does not disappoint.
The book picks up soon after Mal and Anne (Lizzy is Anne's sister) get together, so it runs concurrently with that story line. Lizzy meets Ben through Mal and Anne. She is immediately attracted to him - they have MAD chemistry. Ben is warned from the onset to stay away from her, as she is soon to be Mal's family - and he doesn't want any awkward situations to develop later on. Of course, we all know that forbidden fruit is the sweetest though.
Ben has good intentions as far as his friendship with Lizzy is concerned. He tells her on more than one occassion that he is not prepared to cross certain lines with her. Lizzy is someone that wears her heart on her sleeve and isn't afraid to say how she feels though. Although Ben has sworn off any kind of long term relationships - he does find himself drawn to Lizzy. The two begin to exchange text messages and a fast friendship is formed. Ben is however firm with Lizzy that he cannot sleep with her as he has promised Mal (who is like his brother) that he wouldn't.
After an incident between the two Lizzy cuts off contact with Ben completely, which floors Ben. They eventually have to see one another at Mal and Anne's wedding. Ben confronts her and of course as it happens when the sexy members of Stage Dive are around, the two end up in bed together.
Their one night together leaves them both with more than they can possibly imagine and this is where the fun starts..
Ben has always been the one band member that I could never quite get a handle on - he was always off doing his own thing and really not vocal (when compared to the other three guys). They always say that "Still waters run deep" and this is true in the case of our Ben. Ben carries the weight of the world on his shoulders, and you can almost feel it weighing him down - he doesn't want to be attached to anyone or anything. He considers his friendship with the rest of the band of paramount importance (especially considering that he was almost the reason that David and Ev split). I also found him incredibly frustrating - he hid behind his persona of always being up for a good time. His room was always the location of the night's party. He distanced himself from emotional entanglements - and although that should have made me want to stab him, I found it endearing. That said, I wasn't sure how I'd feel about him being the main protagonist of his own story.
Lizzy was the complete opposite - a girl who wears her heart on her sleeve. We obviously knew of her background because we have known Anne - so we know that her childhood was not easy and that Anne practically raised her. For all that she has gone through, she has not let life dull her sparkle and she is full of sass and spunk. I loved the brother/sister bond that formed between Lizzy and Mal - and I howled with laughter during a lot of their scenes in the book. Mal takes care of his family, and Lizzy is family - his baby sister. Imagine the levels of crazy that this inspires in him, you will laugh OUT loud.
This book has everything you could possibly want - Ben (because we are all about the bass) a rock and roll legend. Lizzy, an incredibly young and idealistic as well as quirky young lady. Throw in an unplanned pregnancy and the roller coaster of emotions that brings in to play and you know this is one book that is going to take you on a journey that is going to both break and hopefully heal your heart.
I loved Ben and Lizzy - I loved how things were never quite as simple as they seemed. This was a really magnificent end to an equally phenomenal series. I must say though that when I got to the last page, I did shed a tear - parting is such sweet sorrow.
I do know that we can look forward to seeing glimpses of our Stage Dive boys and girls, as Kylie Scott prepares to write her Dive Bar series.
I am giving Deep 4.5 amazing stars - it completed the series in a perfect way. I loved the insight into the ever evasive Ben and I loved this book.
Meet Kylie Scott
New York Times and USA Today Best Selling Author - Kylie is a long time fan of love stories, rock n roll, and B-grade horror films. Based in Queensland, Australia she reads, writes and never dithers around on the internet.
You can learn more about Kylie from http://www.kylie-scott.com/