Also in this series: Rock Chick Rescue, Rock Chick Reawakening, Rock Chick Redemption, Zack, Rock Chick Renegade, Rock Chick Revenge, Rock Chick Reckoning , Rock Chick Regret
Series: Rock Chick #1
Published by CreateSpace on December 8, 2008
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Romantic Suspense, Romantic Comedy Romance
Indy Savage, cop's daughter, rock chick and used bookstore owner, has been in love with Lee Nightingale, once bad boy, now the man behind Nightingale Investigations, since she was five years old. No matter what ingenious schemes Indy used to capture his attention, Lee never showed an interest and Indy finally gave up. Now Indy's employee, Rosie, has lost a bag of diamonds and bad guys are shooting at him. When Indy gets involved, Lee is forced to help. Complicting matters, Lee has decided he's interested, Indy's decided she's not. But she can't seem to keep Lee out of her life when she's repeatedly stun gunned, kidnapped and there are car bombs exploding (not to mention she's finding dead bodies).
Indy's best bet is to solve the mystery of the diamonds before Lee. Lee's challenge is to keep Indy alive and, at the same time, win back her heart.
Rock Chick is the first book in the Rock Series by Kristen Ashley. I simply love this author so much, her writing works for me in every way. She doesn’t work for everyone though, if you nit pick books then this author probably won’t work for you especially if you want your heroes and heroines to be perfect. Because Kristen Ashley deals with flawed characters, they sometimes make me roll my eyes, have their “blonde” moments but these characters are good to the soul, generous and kind and they deserve love too so I love that KA doesn’t write the perfection type characters, I love to see my flaws in characters, I definitely find that I relate to them better. This book I simply LOVED, its outrageous, crazy but so fun and delicious.
Our story starts out with our heroine Indy Savage. She is a cop’s daughter, she knows how to handle herself, and how to treat any dangerous situation. She is the owner of a used book store/coffee shop. Indy has been in love with a certain man for most of her life, and even though they practically grew up together, he never returned the love she held for him and she eventually gave up hope on him. When Indy’s closest friend and employee, Rose, is in hiding due to the loss of some diamonds, Indy is all about protecting her friend. But then Lee (the man she has been in love with for years) decides that he wants to step in and help her out with her situation. Lee deals with private investigations, has his own team and knows how to handle any situation and isn’t a man you want to cross. He has loved Indy for quite a while, but wanted to wait for her to grow up before he took any action. But now Indy is in way over her head, and with dead bodies and explosions everywhere, Lee and Indy will work together while finding a common ground in their new found relationship.
I simply adored ROCK CHICK…..it simply rocked my world in every way. I don’t five star books that often but this book had everything and more that I look for in a romance. First off, its a romantic suspense and I simply love those so much and I don’t get a chance to read those that much anymore. Then we also have the fact that the characters that we are introduced to are HILARIOUS!! Now first off I want to say that these characters you do NOT take seriously. Some of what does happen in this book is pretty crazy and insane but outrageously funny too. I loved the humor that Kristen Ashley puts in this book. I have to say its the BEST humor I have read from her books so far and I have read quite a few. But these books I just couldn’t stop laughing and I am sure people thought I was nuts bursting out in laughter while reading out in public. But boy this was super good and had me full of happy feels.
Now the sex in this book is smokin’ which is to be expected when it comes to Kristen Ashley. There is something about her style of writing that will leave you will all those delicious tingles so I never recommend reading or listening to her books while at work or not at home because yeah her books *nodding* are just like that. hehe Now I do want to mention that there is a scene here, that may make some readers uncomfortable. It didn’t bother me that much since it didn’t happen for a long period of time, however the hero does something to the heroine in bed that some might not agree with and yeah it has issues but even though I was forewarned about this before reading it, there was something about how it was written that for some crazy reason it didn’t bug me that much. A little yes, but not as much as I was expecting it to bother me.
Now the interactions between Lee and Indy were so funny, so funny you will fall of your chair laughing. I loved their bantering. Now they know each other pretty well, but haven’t seen much of each other in recent years so there is somet catching up to do a bit. They both have been secretly in love with each other but haven’t fully shared that with one another. So there is a bit of denial especially on Indy’s side of things. I understand though, Lee wasn’t very nice when saying he thought of her as a sister….I mean really, that will turn any woman off. But Lee is great at groveling and proving to Indy that he is there for the long haul. He is such an alpha though, whew SUPER Alpha Male in this book, but probably one of my favorites that Ashley has written. And our Indy, she is always getting into trouble and such but she handles everything so well. I love her cool composure in tense situations.
Overall I found Rock Chick to be a fantastic romance that tickles and delights, its a story of action, intrigue, danger and some sweet lovin’!!! ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR!!