Also in this series: Rock Chick, Rock Chick Rescue, Rock Chick Reawakening, Rock Chick Redemption, Zack, Rock Chick Renegade, Rock Chick Revenge, Rock Chick Reckoning
Series: Rock Chick #8
Published by Kristen Ashley on August 13, 2018
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Romantic Suspense
Ally Nightingale has secrets. Secrets she doesn't even share with the Rock Chicks. But two men know what she's up to. One has her back. The other has her heart, but he doesn't know it.
As Ally rewinds the last year of her life, she knows two things. One, she’s never going to get what every Rock Chick should have—her own Hot Bunch guy. And two, she’s a Nightingale through and through. She just isn’t sure what to do about that.
But as her secrets are revealed, the men in her life react. Darius Tucker, a lifelong friend, as usual takes her back. Ren Zano, the man she loves, isn’t quite so sure. The Rock Chicks, Hot Bunch and the entire gang at Fortnum’s weigh in, and a Rock Chick Revolution starts brewing.
It’s up to Ally to control it and prove what she knows down to her bones.
She’s a Rock Chick, she deserves her hot guy and she’s going to keep the one she wants…
Because she’s a Nightingale.
Rock Chick Revolution is the most recent full length novel in the Rock Series and came out middle of last year, and I have to tell you I had a mix of nervousness and excitement upon picking this book up because its Ren and Ally’s book and boy I had no idea what I was getting into with this one here and man Kristen Ashley rocked this book out although I almost put it down at first. But I kept up with it, so around 30% of the book is where it really starts to get good and boy I couldn’t put it down after that and stayed up later than normal to read it before bed. It’s the type of book you can let go of a good nights rest and is SO worth it in every way. And I really felt in many ways so much fun and seeing this book come to fruition was so worth the wait on it from my local library and also we get hints for Darius’ book and I can’t tell you that I want this book NOW because honestly I have wanted his book from the very beginning and some things are revealed that are the perfect teasers.
Rock Chick Revolution is a book that starts off where book Seven “Rock Chick Regret” ends with Ally and Ren having a fight at a wedding and both Ren and Ally are passionate and stubborn people so we definitely see them have their share of fights. But Ally and Ren have had been together for a year in a “casual sex” type of arrangement but its way more deeper than just casual sex for either of them but Ally knows that Ren has had certain interests in other women including a rock chick or two and it really pushes her off the edge. So we are taken back to the beginning of their relationship, when they first hook up and the amazing sex they have and all the times they get together for the year and what really develops their relationship and also Ally’s mission to be a private investigator on the side from her two other jobs. But then we are taken to the present where there is more danger for Ally and Ren is pissed and her family is furious when they learn about their relationship and her plans to start her own P.I firm. But Ally is just like her brothers and that being a P.I. is in her blood and its her passion and she needs it like she needs to breathe and she does have some help from Darius and others that steer her right and help with her training and she is really good at what she does and dealing with her relationship with Ren is full of hills and mountains but she finds a beautiful love with Ren but it won’t be easy to keep.
As for my family, Ren was Ren and his family was his family and mine were who they were and usually this would be a Romeo and Juliet type of scenario. But I wasn’t big on Shakespeare so my family was also just going to have to deal.
Rock Chick Revolution is a story that tugs at your emotions in such a crucial way and I will be honest that I wasn’t expecting to fall in love with this story as much as I did. At first, I even almost put this book down, and I have never done that with a Kristen Ashley novel but yeah I wasn’t really a fan of Ally to be honest. I don’t really connect with “fling/Casual Sex” starters in a romance and so I didn’t really understand why Ally was in such denial about her relationship with Ren in the beginning of the book because she is in denial about her relationship. But we do see how Ren does set her straight about what is really going on between them and somehow they have kept their relationship quiet for a YEAR from the Rock Chicks and I had no clue how she kept it hidden but when it becomes revealed she has some repair work to do with her family and the Rock Chick gang because she has hurt many people that love her and don’t understand why she has kept so many secrets from them. But we see how great these two characters are for each other, and even though Ren isn’t fully on board with her goal in getting in the same business as her brothers, he understand why its so important to her and why she needs it so much. Ren has his own issues that he is dealing with of course, we see how he is trying to become fully legitimate and work with Marcus in their own business. (If you don’t know who Marcus is, he is the hero in the first book/novella who is Daisy’s husband) Now Ren’s uncle Vito (who is like a father to him since his birth father was killed ) but runs a crime business, and even though Ren knows what his uncle is into, he has stayed as clean as possible and his business is fully legitimate but he knows that Vito wants to have Ren take over, but Ren doesn’t want that for himself, he wants to stay clean especially now that he has found the woman he wants to keep for life. Ren is such a wonderful hero though, and even though he makes his own mistakes especially where Ally is concerned, he also fights for her and what they have found together. He never stops believing in her or being her support when she needs him.
You’ve got your way, the way you are and the way you are with the ones you care about. And that tells me, a man gets in there, you give that to him, the children you give him, that man will be all kinds of lucky. And I’ve decided we’re gonna see if that man is me
In this book we see such a beautiful story and what I have loved about these books is that we see the “falling in love” a bit more early on in the book and there is so much depth of emotion as we see their love grow and see them fight against some evil characters and bad dudes. The character growth in this book is mostly felt with Ally though. She knows her stuff for sure, but she also has a learning curve and something to prove but we see what a natural she is to the business but her biggest challenge is convincing her brothers Hank and Lee of that. But we see how many of the men from Lee’s team is in full support especially when they see her in action and how good she is at handling stressful situations. We see some plot devices that become revealed to the reader and we also see the relationship between Ren and Ally just become more vital to the story and seeing their bond develop was a beautiful journey.
Overall I found Rock Chick Revolution to be a wonderful addition to the series and I can’t wait to see what Kristen Ashley does in future books and I dearly hope she keeps going because I love this world that she has created and the bonds of friendship and love we find in each book!! A tale of happy endings and the belief in fairy tales!!