Kylie Scott
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St. Martin's Press
Release Date
April 2016
Contemporary Romance, Romantic Comedy

Love—on the rocks….

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 is the first book in the Dive Bar series from bestselling author Kylie Scott.

Book Review by BJ (reviewer)
Jul 05, 2016   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
93 people found the following review helpful
4.5 "Runaway Bride" Stars!

Having fallen in love with Kylie Scott's writing in the Stage Drive series, I just knew I had to read DIRTY the moment I read the blurb. Once again, Ms. Scott pulls off an engaging, deliciously seductive romance with, in this case, even a decent dose of comedy to keep you entertained along the way.

In a quasi-spin-off of the Stage Dive series, Ms. Scott's debut of the Dive Bar series even features a cameo by one of my favorite Stage Dive characters (Mal). The hero of DIRTY, Vaughan, is a member of a group that used to open for Stage Dive. Now on a respite from his musical career, after his band broke up, and back home in his hometown for a short stint in between, Vaughan lands head first into quite the drama of the town when he finds a runaway bride, Lydia Green, in the shower of his home.

Instead of shooing her away though, Vaughan proves to be quite the friend to Lydia, who is new to town and feels all alone after learning a devastating truth about the man she thought she wanted to marry ... literally minutes before walking down the aisle. Vaughan, moreover, has a way of making Lydia finally feel desired, even though she is somewhat self-cautious about her appearance, given the way she describes herself as generously sized. Moreover, pretty soon Vaughan is introducing Lydia to his sister and friends, and Lydia finds herself intertwined with the small town and its people.

However, when friendship starts to turn into passion, Lydia must decide whether she is willing to lay her heart out on the line again, especially to a man like Vaughan, who has made it abundantly clear that as soon as he can settle his business at home, he is going back on the road for his musical career. Can there possibly be a HEA under the circumstances?

If you love rooting for vindication and the underdog, and love a little heat and spice along with your romantic comedy, then you will definitely want to give DIRTY a read!
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