Evelyn Thomas’s plans for celebrating her twenty-first birthday in Las Vegas were big. Huge. But she sure never meant to wake up on the bathroom floor with a hangover to rival the black plague, a very attractive half-naked tattooed man in her room, and a diamond on her finger large enough to scare King Kong. Now if she could just remember how it all happened.”
Hello reader! I hope today is, or was, a good day for you. Today’s post is a book review on the New Adult novel Lick by Kylie Scott. Lick is the first novel in a 4 part series. I think this book is a stand alone, but I can always hope that the next novel will be about Evelyn and David. However, I truly believe that this series is more of a companion series than anything.
I didn’t think that this novel would start out the way it did, but sure enough, Lick starts off with Evelyn waking up with one hell of a hangover, and a huge ring on her finger.
Lick has a lot of emotions going on within the novel. We only read from Evelyn’s point of view, which is totally fine because David’s feelings are quite apparent. So, what I like about this novel is that both David and Evelyn are very mature characters. There isn’t any of the baby-whining or stuck-up stuff that we sometimes see in New Adult reads.
I’m really appreciative about the story to be honest. It’s been so long that I’ve seen a real relationship blossom from how these two had started out.
Evelyn is the kind of person who is meticulous and likes things to be in order. She has her life planned out down to the 2.4 kids. She’s sweet and caring, Evelyn is also the kind of person who will bite your head off if the situation -and her anger- calls for it.
I like David. He’s both charming and protective in that cave-man way. But he’s also a jerk at times, and has a hot temper. David is the character who would say something and absolutely mean it. He’s not the kind to just say something to get a reaction out of you. Nor is he the person to just leave you somewhere.
This isn’t to say that everything is sweet and dandy between the two. No, they both certainly have their own problems, and some problems in their relationship. Which makes this book so realistic. That, and the fact that Lick isn’t a Fantasy novel, haha.
What I like about Lick is that the relationship between these two feels real. And I’m a sucker for true love stories. And I like the relationship that these two have with their friends. Together Evelyn and David are great people. They care about the ones the love. Together though the two of them could take on the world and still be so in-love with one another.
There’s only one thing that bothered me in this book, and that’s the fact that the pretty much fell in love with each other in like 3 days.
“Time is irrelevant where the heart is concerned.”
That’s all for my review on Lick. I didn’t think I would end up liking this book but I didn’t know if I would hate it either. I ended up giving Lick three stars on Goodreads.
Thank you for reading!