Sep 05

Drumline by Stacy Kestwick Review


5 Smooches!

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Traditions are important. Especially in the South.
College football. Rivalries. Tailgating. Halftime shows.
Some things just don’t change.
Until Reese Holland shows up with her long legs and no-bullshit attitude to audition for the prestigious all-male Rodner University snare line.
It doesn’t matter how much hazing she has to endure from Laird Bronson, with his narrowed green eyes and arrogant smirk. She wants that damn spot, and she’s more than good enough to earn it.
She expects there to be tension. Even friction.
But not sparks hot enough to burn the entire campus down.



I knew when I saw that delicious cover that I had to have this book and then the blurb had me like OMG.  Because this is a marching band book, y’all.  And I am a hardcore band nerd.  I got the arc opened it up and the dedication had me all  YES, BAND GEEKS UNITE!  I immediately dove in, expecting some gosh darn New Adult goodness.  And although this is my first book by Stacy Kestwick, it didn’t let me down!  This one is NA gold!

I’m not going to give a run down of what the story is about, but I will tell you that the characters really appealed to me.  Especially Reese.  She was definitely a heroine I like to read.  She was spunky, tough, a go-getter, all qualities that I love.

Laird wasn’t so bad either.  He wasn’t your typical new adult bad boy alpha.  He’s a nice guy, which was kind of refreshing.  It was a nice change of pace from some of the other NA heros out there.  Don’t get me wrong, he was still a kick butt alpha with a ridiculously dirty mouth, but at his core he was a really good guy, not your typical alpha-hole.

The side characters were engaging, some providing comedic relief in great ways and others stirring the pot and creating turmoil.

The story was very well paced and had a little of everything, which are my favorite type of reads.  It made me laugh some, brought the angst and still managed to be fantastically sexy.  The writing was clean and concise and done in a way that kept me flipping the pages and wanting to read when I should have been doing other things.

The sex was, well, sexy.  Extremely so.  There was nice build up of foreplay before the main act and I really appreciate and like that in my NA reads.  One scene in particular really appealed to me.  (cough drumstick loving cough)

So, maybe I love this book because I am a big old band nerd, but I probably liked it because it’s pretty darn amazing.  This definitely won’t be my last by Stacey Kestwick.