In the opening pages of the first book in bestselling author Kylie Scott’s Dive Bar series, a rock-star-turned-bartender discovers a brokenhearted bride in his bathtub. With that, Scott launches into Dirty, a contemporary romance with passion and humor that’s definitely a good time.
Lydia Green’s wedding day is shattered when someone anonymously sends her a video of her soon-to-be husband getting steamy with his best man. Panicking, Lydia bolts, scaling a fence and trudging through an overgrown lawn to reach the house behind her own. With her future in tatters, Lydia breaks in and breaks down, setting up camp in the bathtub of a stranger’s house.
Vaughn Hewson first meets Lydia while she’s wearing a ruined wedding dress and he’s wearing, well, nothing. He was prepared to take a shower, but instead he finds a crying bride in his bathtub. However, as a former rock star, it’ll take more than a ripped white dress and streaked mascara to scare him. From there, the two form an easy friendship that’s sweet and flirty. Both are down on their luck and dealing with their own messes—Vaughn financially and Lydia emotionally.
Sometimes, life needs to be shaken, not stirred.
Watching Lydia gain her footing again after the betrayal of her fiancé is fulfilling. She’s angry and hurt, but she remains strong as she picks up the pieces of her life and alters her plans for the future. Vaughn becomes a great support system—building her up when she needs it, giving a comforting touch—and it shows how a sweet friendship formed in a time of need can turn into something much, much more. But as Lydia realizes she wants more than friendship and furtive glances, Vaughn discovers he might have another chance at rock stardom.
Scott fans and new readers alike will easily fall for Lydia and Vaughn’s whirlwind love story, though those familiar with Scott’s other romances will enjoy seeing old characters pop up. With a plus-sized, confident heroine and a tattooed, teasing hero, Dirty is unforgettably fun and reminds us that sometimes, life needs to be shaken, not stirred.