Also in this series: Rock Chick, Rock Chick Rescue, Rock Chick Reawakening, Rock Chick Redemption, Zack, Rock Chick Renegade, Rock Chick Revenge, Rock Chick Regret
Series: Rock Chick #6
Published by CreateSpace on November 13, 2011
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Romantic Suspense, Rock Stars
Stella’s the lead singer and lead guitarist of the Blue Moon Gypsies and Stella used to be Mace’s girl. Mace broke up with her though and the loss of him rocked her world. But Stella gets a call, late at night (again) from one of the members of her crazy band. She has to go play clean up (again) and runs into Mace (and a shed load of police) and ends up getting shot.
Mace finds he doesn’t like it much that his ex-girlfriend got shot, right in front of him but it’s worse. A very bad man has thrown down the gauntlet and ALL the Rock Chicks are in the firing line. Stella doesn’t want Mace to be the one to keep her alive but she has no choice… mainly because Mace isn’t giving her one.
I have adored this series so much, some of my favorite books that this author has ever written. This Rock Chick gang is so fun and I love their friendships and how they support each other no matter what happens. Of course, with Rock Chick Reckoning I was a bit apprehensive for this book, I was sure I was quite in the right mood for a rock star romance but I picked it up because I was hoping that Kristen Ashley wouldn’t let me down and man…..SHE WON MY MOOD!!! I fell in love with this book and it might just be one of my favorite books of the year so far!! (and yes the year just started so that probably isn’t saying much) hehe
Rock Chick Reckoning begins with our heroine, Stella who is the lead singer and guitarist in the Gypsies band that remains local. Stella breathes and lives music, But there is one place in her life that she aches for….having Mace in her life. He broke up with her over a year ago and she still misses him but her life is going to run into his unexpectedly. When one of her band members girlfriend is murdered and Stella is almost killed with Mace saving her life, she is not the only one in danger.
All the Rock Chicks have their lives threatened and she knows that it won’t be easy surviving this especially with being near Mace again and all the pain he reminds her of. There is an enemy, and with the feds and the Lee Investigations team getting close to bringing down their enemy, he is coming after them with everything that he has and threatening the Rock Chicks and anyone connected to them. But Stella refuses to let this stop her from her music but this is where Stella and Mace come to terms with past mistakes and start anew with learning each other’s secrets and opening their hearts to each other.
Rock Chick Reckoning is a story that is full of emotion and action and I definitely think that this might be my favorite of the series. There was something so raw about this book that just speaks to the reader, the emotion that is immersed in this story is captivating and I wanted Stella and Mace to find the peace they both deserve. Both Stella and Mace have painful pasts: Stella with suffering abuse as a child growing up and learning to survive by living in the black. Then Mace who lose his teenage sister when she was kidnapped and was murdered as revenge against their father who refused to give himself up for her. And it broke something in Mace that he keeps hidden away.
Last night, instead of sleeping,he just lay behind her, listening to her breathe and thinking that sound was sweeter than any song he’d ever heard her sing. And his Stella had a beautiful voice, never heard better
What is the most emotional portion of the story is seeing Stella and Mace open themselves up to the pain they have suffered in the past so that they can open each other’s hearts. And I have to say that at first in the story, you have the typical bantering and fighting between Stella and Mace that we have seen with the previous couples, but it changes in such a moving way once they move past their distrusts and illusions and find out the truths about each other. This is where their relationship really grows and seeing the depth that we see is powerful. Despite the danger that they are in, we see them come to terms with who they are and the pain they have been tortured with for so long. Its truly a story that really makes you look at yourself in a different way and admire these characters and what they achieve.
My heart went into my throat. I leaned back against Luke, his arm moved to wrap around my chest and we watched two people we both cared a lot about. They were in love, they were healed and most of all, they were outrageously happy.
Overall I found Rock Chick Reckoning to be a head over heels installment that will delight and intensify your reading experience, packed with laughs and tears, its a story you won’t ever forget. UNFORGETTABLE