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?
Vaughn meets Lydia when he finds her in his bathtub after she escapes her would be wedding after finding a not so flattering video of her fiancé and his close friend. She wants nothing to do with him and she run away. To the house next door, which happens to be the home of the former rocker, Vaughn.
They embark on a “no commitment, just for fun” non-relationship, what could go wrong? Well the lines that have been drawn quickly become blurry and then those stupid things called “feeling” get involved. Lydia knows she needs to start her life over after her disastrous last relationship and Vaughn cannot escape the ghost that haunt him while he is home and he is determined to get out of dodge.
Vaughn and Lydia had chemistry that was thermal nuclear and had me wanting to wake my sleeping hubby on more than one occasion. The supporting cast was a hoot and they made the story enjoyable.
Alas the relationship with Lydia and Vaughn felt like we only scratched the surface. I felt like there was so much more to be told. I wanted more. The ending felt a bit quick and as much as I love Ms. Scott’s storytelling abilities, I just did not love it.
That all being said, I will be reading the next book, I like the whole “what happens when your dreams aren’t all they are cracked up to be” feel to this book and I assume it will be a theme through the series.
I was pleased with the story and of course, more than satisfied with the writing. Kylie Scott cannot write bad, ever. But there was still something lacking that kept me from giving this review a full five stars.
4 Dirty Stars