“Mal Ericson, drummer for the world famous rock band Stage Dive, needs to clean up his image fast—at least for a little while. Having a good girl on his arm should do the job just fine. Mal doesn’t plan on this temporary fix becoming permanent, but he didn’t count on finding the one right girl.
Anne Rollins never thought she’d ever meet the rock god who plastered her teenage bedroom walls—especially not under these circumstances. Anne has money problems. Big ones. But being paid to play the pretend girlfriend to a wild life-of-the-party drummer couldn’t end well. No matter how hot he is. Or could it?”
Play is the second book to the four book companion series Stage Dive, by Kylie Scott.
I really enjoyed Lick, which is the first book in the Stage Dive series. However, I think that of the two Play is my favourite.
I absolutely loved Play. I read it in one sitting, and maaaann!!! I don’t really know what to say! While there were serious moments that happened in Play, there were playful moments as well. Play is such a realistic book…like, I could actually see the events of this book happening. And yeah, this book is a fiction novel based off the real world (aka this is me saying that there isn’t a lick of fantasy themes/elements in this book). These books are really a world unto itself.
The writing and pacing of this book are great. I don’t think I usually say that abut a book and it’s writing. I actually forgot that I was reading a book while I was reading. I know that happens often when I read, but Play just sucked me into the world that is Mal and Anne.
I absolutely loved the characters in this book!
Anne Rollins, is a great character. Having to deal with some serious shit when she was younger, it really steeled her into the character she was in the duration of the book. Anne was completely overwhelmed by the human being that is Mal.
Mal — I have to say that I found his character completely adorable and sexy. However, I also have to say that his behaviour was completely predictable. I found that I didn’t mind his behaviour at all though. Malcom; Mal, is the kind of guy that act’s like he’s tough, and that he’s the shit. Really though, it’s just a face to protect his little fragile heart.
What I like about Malcom and Anne is that they balance each other out. Anne is exactly like a homebody, and Malcom is…a party guy. Anne goes along with Malcom’s tantrums, and Malcom in return, makes Anne really happy.
I love the fact that the Stage Dive series is a companion series. I loved seeing characters from the past book. And frankly, I am super excited to read the next novel, Lead.
Thank you for reading my review! If you’re interested in reading more about Play, you can do so by clicking the books cover! You’ll be lead to Goodreads.