Dirty by Kylie Scott
Description: 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 comes with her.
Lydia Green doesn’t know whether to burn down the church or sit and 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. She narrowly escapes tying the knot and meets Vaughan only hours later.
Vaughan is the exact opposite of the picture perfect, respected businessman she thought she’d marry. This former musician-turned-bartender is rough around the edges and unsettled. But she 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?
I forgot how much I loved Kylie Scott’s writing style. Once I finished Dirty, I immediately went back and reread the entire Stage Dive series. The hero of Dirty, Vaughan, had a minor role in the last Stage Dive book, Deep. She brings such life and depth to her characters. Reading a Kylie Scott book is truly an enjoyable experience.
I was recently telling my friend about the most hilarious start to a romance novel I’ve ever read. The answer is Natural Born Charmer by Susan Elizabeth Phillips. Nothing can beat the heroine walking down the side of the road in a beaver costume. However, the meeting between Lydia and Vaughan comes pretty close. On Lydia’s wedding day, she discovers that her fiancé is gay. Acting like any rational person, she scales the fence and breaks into the house next door. Vaughan, the house’s owner, finds her in his shower. They quickly bond as he backs her up against her ex-fiancé’s family. Vaughan offers Lydia his spare room and their relationship develops from there.
Both Lydia and Vaughan are at crossroads in their lives. Vaughan’s band has broken up and he came home to sell his parents’ house to his sister. However, she is facing her own issues and can’t help him out. Side note, I really hope Vaughan’s sister gets her own book. Lydia had worked for her ex fiancé so she too is out of a job. Both need to determine what the next step in their lives will be and how their growing relationship fits in. Overall, this was an excellent start to a new series. Scott once again captivates the reader and creates a world I can’t wait to revisit.
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Received a free copy from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.