Strong (Stage Dive #4.5) by Kylie Scott

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When the girl of your dreams is kind of a nightmare. 

As head of security to Stage Dive, one of the biggest rock bands in the world, Sam Knowles has plenty of experience dealing with trouble. But spoilt brat Martha Nicholson just might be the worst thing he’s ever encountered. The beautiful troublemaker claims to have reformed, but Sam knows better than to think with what’s in his pants. Unfortunately, it’s not so easy to make his heart fall into line. 

Martha’s had her sights on the seriously built bodyguard for years. Quiet and conservative, he’s not even remotely her type. So why the hell can’t she get him out of her mind? There’s more to her than the Louboutin wearing party-girl of previous years, however. Maybe it’s time to let him in on that fact and deal with this thing between them.

Pet’s $0.02

I was so excited to finally get Sam’s book! It’s about time right?

I was even willing to set aside my dislike for Martha as long as Sam was happy.

So, now I find I’m in that uncomfortable situation where I have to put up with “her” just so I can still visit with my friend Sam. We’ve all had one of those friendships, right?

I did like finally getting the details behind Sam’s obsession for Martha. And I do admit that this did make Martha a little more palatable, but there’s still just something about her that irritates me. She's just so high maintenance and bristly. I really hoped that there would be something in this book that would allow me to make excuses for her behavior, but I just found myself wishing Sam had found someone other than her to be hung up on.

Is it wrong to hope they eventually break up and he finds a woman we can all like? Or, must I resign myself to her always being around? I’m trying to ignore the fact that she’s Ben’s sister… In the mean-time I’m just going to keep putting on my happy face when she comes into the room.