First I want to say the only reason I am giving this book a 4.5 and not a 5 that it truly deserves is for one reason only. There was NO Jimmy POV. And I DESPERATELY wanted that. Especially the further in we get into the book. I was highly disappointed with that. Jimmy is an enigma and I wanted to learn all his deep and dark secrets. We do, but not from his POV. I wanted to feel what he felt through many situations .because Lena pushes him past his comfort level and he completely opens up to her. So I was slightly frustrated and disappointed in that. But other than that, the story alone is worth a 5. It was simply amazing and blew every expectation I had out of the water. Mal will always be my favorite, but Jimmy has wormed his way into my heart. I have never been too fond of Jimmy. And I was so excited when learned of Jimmy getting his own story. He is a hard-ass and I wanted to know why he is the way he is. What makes him this way. And we learned everything about him and I fell in love with him by the end of Lead. Jimmy has went through countless assistants and Lena becomes his new live-in assistant. And she is so good for him in every way. She does not back down to him. It was highly amusing the entire book. These two fight over EVERYTHING. I could not stop laughing. Lena is always there for Jimmy and puts him and his needs first and his sobriety is the most important thing to her. She starts to develop feelings for Jimmy and tries to quit. Jimmy isn't having ANY of that so he tries to help her get over him. He is after all, no good for anyone as he says over and over. And in the end that fails so they decide to get it out of their system and become friends with benefits. But then they both cannot help falling for each other. But Jimmy can't stop messing up. Lena wants more than what Jimmy can offer and decides to leave. Can these two make a relationship work? can Jimmy truly let love into his heart? you will have to read to find out!
Kylie does not disappoint yet again. Lead was breath taking and surpassed every expectation I could of had for this book and Jimmy. I laughed, I cried, I yelled. I couldn't put it down once I picked it up and what was even better? we get the rest of the Stage Dive members David, Ben, Mal and the lovely ladies of course and they delivered, oh boy did they deliver. We get to see sides to Jimmy we have never seen and look into his heart and soul. And the results are earth-shattering.
Thank you for this series, Kylie. One of the best series and rock stars I have ever read. One of the most enjoyable series known to existence.
"I'm all about you, Lena. You're my best friend. You're my girl."
"I think I'm going to start charging you extra for lies. Someone needs to pay for the stain on my soul."
"If she means something to you, you gotta do the woo son. You can't just be trying to stick it in."