Book Review-Rock Chick Redemption by Kristen Ashley

Book Review-Rock Chick Redemption by Kristen Ashley

Book Review-Rock Chick Redemption by Kristen AshleyRock Chick Redemption by Kristen Ashley
Also in this series: Rock Chick, Rock Chick Rescue, Rock Chick Reawakening, Zack, Rock Chick Renegade, Rock Chick Revenge, Rock Chick Reckoning , Rock Chick Regret
Series: Rock Chick #3
Published by CreateSpace on March 4, 2011
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Romantic Suspense
Pages: 428
Format: eBook
Source: Library
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Roxie’s on the run from a bad boyfriend who will not catch the hint that it is o-v-e-r. She’s in no mood for love at first sight, but when her eyes fall on Hank, it’s trouble from the get-go. Roxie tries to hold Hank at arms length but Hank wants to be a closer (as in, a lot closer). Roxie’s trouble catches up with her and Hank wants to help but Roxie knows in her heart that she’s no good for a white hat guy. The problem is no one agrees with her, especially her crazy hippie best friend Annette or her parents; the even crazier small-Indiana-town Herb and Trish. Toss into the mix the gang from Rock Chick and Rock Chick Rescue and Roxie finds herself totally outnumbered.

Climb in for another Rock Chick wild ride through Rock Chick Redemption. As the odds stack up against Roxie, she has no choice but to hold on and just ride it out through the kidnappings, car chases, society parties, a riot at the strip club, Hank getting “Mom Bombed” and one crazy night at the Haunted House.

During all this Hank works at convincing her she really wants to stay and he, along with the Hot Bunch, go all out to make her safe. Hank also needs to work on showing Roxie that her past decisions don’t mean her future can’t include something as downright delicious as… normal.

Rock Redemption is the third book in the Rock Chick Series. I have become addicted to these Rock Chicks, their friendship, their laughter and the men that fall in love with. Each story is a bit different and I found myself really enjoying how Rock Redemption plays out in the end. From what I have seen so far in these books, the heroes are full on alpha males. So if you love a well written alpha hero, than these books are for you for sure. I love the arrogance, the strength and how capable they are no matter the situation. The heroines end up being their perfect matches.

In Rock Redemption we have Hank and Roxie’s book. Now Hank is a character I have been watching since the first book and LOVE his character. He does work for the police force, but walks a thin line with his connection to his two best friends Lee and Darius. But Hank is proud of what he does and he knows that even those his superiors don’t approve of his friendships, they don’t put a stop to it either because he does good work. Roxie is a heroine that is on the run. Her ex boyfriend, Billy, is obsessive of her and refuses to let her go and is involved in some shady dealings as well. But she has one stop in her plan to stop Billy once and for all, to visit her Uncle Tex but then she finds herself matching up with Hank who sees only black and white and she is full of shades of grey. Her past isn’t clean even though it hasn’t been her fault except falling in love with the bad boy. But as Hank and Roxie begin to learn each other and explore this new relationship they are building, Roxie is hesitant because of her past and of the fact that Billy is hunting her and could harm those she loves including the man she has given her heart to….a man full of warmth and goodness.

I had a blast with Rock Redemption and I am really adoring the level of suspense that KA has displayed in these books. They can get a bit predictable at times but honestly those small moments of surprises you just never see coming EVER. I simply love the way that this book evolved. I love Hank, he is solid and a good man and he has to view things in black and white formats because of the fact that he is a police detective. But he walks a thin line which tests him at times especially when his friends are involved. But you see the way that he falls very fast for Roxie and won’t let her get away or let her fears come between them. He is a alpha but a unique sort. I loved the way he handles Roxie though. He is stubborn, tenacious and goes after her like a dog with a  bone. He never ever gives up on her even when she ends up being too stubborn. I loved Roxie though, she has her reasons in wanting to protect Hank (even if he doesn’t need protecting) I simply admired the way that their relationship grew in this book. It definitely is like a tug of war between them, and Hank eventually will have to trust that Roxie will choose the love they have each other over her fears.

What proves to be really fun is seeing the friendships between the men and the women in the Rock Chick Club. We get some hoots of fun with Daisy and the gals, some Tex lovin’, barrels of laughs that I have come to admire about these books and plenty of sexy times between Hank and Roxie. They definitely know how to steam up a story for sure. We also get some fun bouts of suspense and intrigue especially involving the villain “Billy” because he is like a cockroach in that he never gets fully captured and keeps coming back for Roxie. Hank and Roxie are definitely tested in this book, but it ends up being what their relationship really needs. You see how they quickly fall in love with each other, but fears and misunderstandings slow down the relationship and trust becomes key in the story. Seeing them learn the value of trust and honesty is what will prove them in the end.

I found this story to be just as superb as the previous books, packed with so much KA deliciousness that you won’t want to put this book down!!! A BLAST OF FUN AND SUSPENSE!!


About Kristen Ashley

Kristen Ashley was born in Gary, Indiana, USA. She nearly killed her mother and herself making it into the world, seeing as she had the umbilical cord wrapped around her neck (already attempting to accessorise and she hadn't taken her first breath!).

Kristen grew up in Brownsburg, Indiana but has lived in Denver, Colorado and the West Country of England. Thus she has been blessed to have friends and family around the globe. Her posse is loopy (to say the least) but loopy is good when you want to write.

Kristen was raised in a house with a large and multi-generational family. They lived on a very small farm in a small town in the heartland and existed amongst the strains of Glenn Miller, The Everly Brothers, REO Speedwagon and Whitesnake (and the wardrobes that matched).

Needless to say, growing up in a house full of music, clothes and love was a good way to grow up.

And as she keeps growing up, it keeps getting better.