Book Review: “Rock Chick Regret” by Kristen Ashley

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“Rock Chick Regret” by Kristen Ashley

4 stars

SUMMARY

Sadie Townsend is known by all as The Ice Princess and she’s worked hard to earn her reputation. Her father, a now-incarcerated Drug Lord, has kept her under his thumb her whole life and she’s learned enough from living in his world to give everyone the cold shoulder. But one inebriated night, she shows the Real Sadie to the undercover agent she knows is investigating her father, the handsome Hector Chavez, and he knows he’ll stop at nothing to have her.

Hector makes one (huge) mistake; he waits for Sadie to come to him. Tragedy strikes and Sadie’s got a choice, she can retreat behind her Ice Fortress or she can embrace the Rock Chick/Hot Bunch World. Guided by Hector, the Rock Chicks, the Hot Bunch and her new gay roommates, Buddy and Ralphie, Sadie negotiates a life out from under her father’s thumb, a life that includes poison, arson and learning how to make s’mores.

REVIEW

That was intense! One more book in this series that doesn’t disappoint the fans! I have to say that it was the most difficult book to read so far in this series but I couldn’t put it down! When I started reading the story I knew that it would be a very good one but then something ugly happened and I knew that this story will make me cry. And I enjoyed every single page of this story!

This is the story of Sadie and Hector. She is the daughter of a drug lord and she hates the life she’s living. He’s an undercover for the DEA who managed to put Sadie’s father in prison. Since the day they met, they had a connection but, of course, the circumstances weren’t ideal. Then a tragedy happened and now Hector wants to protect Sadie no matter what.

I liked Sadie. To be honest, I liked all the versions of Sadie because it’s a proof that she’s a survivor. She lived a life feeling alone and she was scared. She experience a brutal attack and after that her life changed. She’s brave, strong and willing to give everything she can to the people she loves.

Hector is just too good to be true! Like all the other men in this series, he’s larger than life! And I loved the way he was with Sadie after her attack. He’s an honest man, possessive and protective and definitely the kind of man that every woman wants by her side.

I have to be honest that at the beginning of the story I was a little pissed with some of the characters from this series. Why? Because just for a while they were a little judgmental and it took a brutal attack to an innocent woman to change their minds. Yeah, I know, we are humans and we make mistakes. I forgave all of them because after that they were as always amazing!

So, this is another great story in this series! Read all the books if you are a fan of this genre!

Book Review: “Rock Chick Reckoning” by Kristen Ashley

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“Rock Chick Reckoning” by Kristen Ashley

4 stars

SUMMARY

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.

REVIEW

Another very good, hot and emotional story in this series by Kristen Ashley! This one is a little different from the other books because the main couple was together a year before the events of this story. That was very interesting to read because although they were together again, they didn’t really know each other. And this is their second chance.

Stella is a singer of a group and she’s friends with some of the Rock Chicks. A year ago she broke up with the love of her life something that she hasn’t get over. This man was Mace, one of Lee’s boys and probably the most mysterious. Now, Mace is back and he’s determined to protect Stella and win her once more.

I liked Stella a lot. Although she did many mistakes and she was very stubborn, she always had the best intentions. I liked her more when I realized that she didn’t want Mace to love only her. She wanted to be free of his demons and reunite with two other very important women in his life.

Mace’s life is full of tragedy. The kind that you’ll never forget no matter what. He fight with his demons all day and night and the only person that calms him is Stella. He’s as stubborn as she is and he doesn’t share his story soon. I know it’s not easy but he lost precious time. Of course, like all the other male main characters in this book he’s the modern edition of a caveman. Possessive, protective and badass. Yeah, exactly how I picture the perfect man!

I love this story for many reasons. The plot, the characters, the many POVs that made me realize even better the love between all the characters and the glimpse in the future! Yeah, if you like this genre you are going to love these books!

 

Book Review: “Rock Chick Revenge” by Kristen Ashley

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“Rock Chick Revenge” by Kristen Ashley

4 stars

SUMMARY

Ava hates men, she has reason and she’s vowed not only never to get involved with another one again but also to exact vengeance on her best friend’s, lying, cheating husband. Since Luke, Ava’s childhood crush, is now a private investigator, she thinks to enlist him but changes her mind at the last second.

Too late, Luke knows she’s up to something and he’s already seen many a Rock Chick try to fight her own battles without the Hot Bunch stepping in. He’s having none of it. She’s having none of him. The clash of the Rock Chick and Hot Guy begins but Luke’s got the advantage. He has handcuffs and he’s not afraid to use them.

REVIEW

I really can’t stop reading this series! What’s not to like? Badass men, crazy (always the good kind) women, romance and action… You want more? I don’t think so!

This is the story of Ava and Luke. They knew each other since they were kinds and Ava always had a crush on him. She was different then, a little chubby and with glasses and her awful sisters always making fun of her, so couldn’t realize that she was very pretty. Luke knew it back then but the circumstances weren’t helpful for them. Now, she changed a lot and she’s once more in Luke’s life. But the fact that she met too many idiots in her life makes her to not want any other man again. But Luke isn’t just any man…

I have say it again and I am going to repeat it now. Usually, I don’t like women that don’t appreciate themselves. But, the author does a great job with the characterization. Ava has a good reason to be insecure because her own family was making her feel bad for many years. But she’s an amazing person. She’s the kind of woman who will help her friends no matter what. She’s funny and brave and once she lets herself feel the love, she’s very passionate.

Luke is like all the other guys in this series! Possessive, badass, sexy as hell, protective and larger than life! I loved the way he was with Ava and how he protected her. The best part is that he would love chubby Ava the same way. He love her not for her looks but for her personality. Bravo Luke!

Another amazing story, with all our favorite characters from the previous books and some new! If you are a fan of this genre, then you should read these books immediately!

Book Review: “Rock Chick Renegade” by Kristen Ashley

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“Rock Chick Renegade” by Kristen Ashley

4 stars

SUMMARY

Jules has got a score to settle against the drug dealers of Denver. Vance has made it his mission that Jules won’t get dead while dishing out vigilante justice. Jules doesn’t have time for romance, she’s too busy saving the world and she enlists Zip (the gunstore owner), Heavy (an ex-PI) and Frank (a mysterious recluse) to help.

The Rock Chicks of Fortnum’s Bookstore get involved to provide romantic advice and guidance, none of which Jules accepts at first. The Hot Bunch of Nightingale Investigations adopt Jules as one of their own. Even though Jules tries to hang on to her inner Head Crackin’ Mamma Jamma, the Rock Chicks; Hot Bunch; Jules’s long-suffering Uncle Nick; Jules’s friend the rotund, African-American, Jackie-O wannabe, May; and especially Vance will stop at nothing to wear her down.

But Jules makes some bad guys pretty angry and one is dedicated to taking her out. Vance and the Hot Bunch have to pull out all the stops to keep her alive. At the same time, Jules and Vance learn the true meaning of home but once they find this precious entity they’ve been searching for all their lives, will Jules’s enemies tear it away?

REVIEW

I love it when a series is getting better and better with each installment! And this is so the case with this series by Kristen Ashley! This book made me laugh and cry too many times and that’s why I loved it!

This is the story of Jules and Vance. Jules is a very dedicated social worker that loved all the children that comes to the shelter she’s working and when one of died because of drugs she became a vigilante without realizing how dangerous is this. Vance is one of Lee’s boys and that means one thing: badass to the bone. Jules’s life wasn’t a happy one. She lost all her family very soon and the only person she’s got in her uncle. Vance’s life is pretty awful too. Now, they found each other and they found home.

I liked Jules a lot. She’s brave and she wants to change the world. She’s very lonely because she’s afraid of losing the people she cares about. But her life is changing and it’s good to see that she accepts these changes and she becomes an even better person herself. She made me cry many times while she was thinking about her family, the kids in the shelter that she wants to protect and the one she couldn’t protect. She’s just awesome!

Vance… What can I say about him? This man is larger than life! He’s is a badass, possessive, protective and a man of a few words but his actions speaks volumes! He’s a loner and it’s easy to see that he wanted a woman to love so much because he needed a place to call home!

I absolutely loved their story and how all the previous main characters are part of this one too! Definitely a must read for all the fans of this genre!

Book Review: “Rock Chick Redemption” by Kristen Ashley

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“Rock Chick Redemption” by Kristen Ashley

4 stars

SUMMARY

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.

REVIEW

Another great story in this very good contemporary romance series by Kristen Ashley! Non-stop action, romance and humor are what make these books such very good reads! Each book so far was very well-written and with very interesting characters.

This is the story of Hank and Roxie. He’s a good cop and he wants to do everything right. She’s trying to escape from her ex-boyfriend and start new. They found each other and they complete each other. Now, they have to deal with the jealous ex and their own minds.

Roxie comes to be a new addition in the crazy company! She’s funny, brave but insecure. She believes that because of one bad decision she doesn’t deserve happiness. Yeah, it’s stupid but, thankfully, she changed her mind!

Hank was amazing! I swear the male main characters in this book will be the death of me! He’s a good cop, sexy, possessive, protective and the definition of an alpha male (as they were the previous main male characters in the series!). He knows what he wants and he’s not playing around. He’s determined not only to protect Roxie but to make her happy also! Yeah, I love him!

A great book with many funny scenes because of too many amazing secondary characters! Of course,  recommend it to all the fans of this genre!

Book Review: “Rock Chick Rescue” by Kristen Ashley

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“Rock Chick Rescue” by Kristen Ashley

4 stars

SUMMARY

Jet McAlister has a secret. Eddie Chavez has the hots for Jet (not to mention Eddie’s just plain hot). Jet has too many problems to realize that Eddie’s interested. Eddie loses patience when Jet ends her waitressing shift at a strip club with a knife at her throat. Since Eddie’s a cop, he figures he can help. Since Jet’s used to solving everyone’s problems she doesn’t want Eddie’s help.

Throw in a Dolly Parton look-alike, a gruff but lovable strip club owner, Jet’s ne’er do well father, his ne’er do well friend, Bear, Bear’s long-suffering, chain-smoking wife Lavonne and the crew from Rock Chick and you’ve got Rock Chick Rescue.

Rock Chick Rescue takes you on a wild ride with Jet, Eddie and the gang as they wrestle bad guys in a bagel shop, hit Denver’s backstreet poker tables (with big hair), and help the strippers at Smithie’s take down a would-be murderer.

Through this, Jet’s got to learn that even when life made you give up your dreams, you can still end up with the (hot) guy. Eddie’s got to rescue Jet from a bad man (so he can do better things with her) and teach her that some dreams can come true.

REVIEW

This series continues with one more very good story! I have to say that so far the author is doing an amazing job with the books she writes! While I was reading the first book, I wanted for Eddie to find his happy end but, to be honest, he worked hard to have it!

This is the story of Eddie and Jet. He’s a badass cop and a very hot one I may say. She’s a young woman that took many responsibilities in her life and she wants always to play safe. Now it’s time for these two to come close and change each other lives.

Although, I have a problem with women that underestimate themselves I have to admit that I liked Jet. Yes, there are times that she’s very annoying with all her insecurities but when I think that all she hadn’t any real fun in her life, I understand why she’s like that! Sometimes I didn’t know if she was brave or stupid but she was cute while she was making mistakes and that worked for Eddie. Definitely, one of the most stubborn female main characters I’ve ever read!

Eddie was simply amazing! Badass, possessive, protective and larger-than-life… Yeah, I loved him from  the beginning! Also, I can say that he’s a hero not because of his bravery (yes, he’s very brave also!) but because he had the patience of a saint with Jet!

I liked the story because it’s very well written and introduced us many more characters! Of course, I will keep reading the series and I recommend it to all the fans of this genre!

 

Book Review: “Rock Chick” by Kristen Ashley

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“Rock Chick” by Kristen Ashley

4 stars

SUMMARY

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. Complicating 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.

REVIEW

I was in a mood for a contemporary romance and I am very happy I decided to read this one! It has everything I love in this kind of books: romance, humor, adventure, badass men and women and many interesting secondary characters.

This is the story of Indy and Lee. These two are destined to be together since they were little kids but for many reasons they weren’t a couple. Now the time has come but they have to deal with criminals and kidnappings!

Indy is a crazy woman! I swear that I was on the verge of a headache too many times to count because of her! But I liked her anyway! Really, she is not just a woman. She’s a hurricane! She doesn’t listen to anyone and she finds herself in the most difficult situation all the time! But, she’s loyal, brave and witty. I liked her a lot because she’s real. I believe that because she lost her mother when she was only five, she has the need to live a wild life and at the same time she needs a man to hold her down when she’s crazier than usual.

Lee is the only man who can be with Indy because he’s the only one who understands her. He’s bossy, overprotective, stubborn, badass and the definition of the alpha male. For all these reasons, I love him! He’s the kind of man who knows what he wants and when he wants it and he can be there for Indy because he’s not the man who will stop her when she wants to do something crazy. He’s the man who will protect her and tell her the things she needs to hear when she has to make a difficult decision.

I loved many of the secondary characters and I want to read more about them! Especially, I really liked crazy Ally and sexy Eddie!

If you want a very good contemporary romance, then this book is a great choice! Very good plot and fun to read!

Book Review: “Green-Eyed Demon” by Jaye Wells

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“Green-Eyed Demon” by Jaye Wells

3 stars

SUMMARY

Things to do:

1. Rescue sister.

2. Murder grandmother.

3. Don’t upset the voodoo priestess.

The clock is ticking for Sabina Kane. Her sister has been kidnapped by her grandmother, the Dark Races are on the brink of war, and a mysterious order is manipulating everyone behind the scenes.

Working on information provided by an unlikely ally, Sabina and her trusty sidekicks–a sexy mage named Adam Lazarus and Giguhl, a Mischief demon–head to New Orleans to begin the hunt for her sister. Once there, they must contend with belligerent werewolves, magic-wielding vampires and–perhaps most frightening of all–humans.

But as much as Sabina is focused on surviving the present, the past won’t be ignored. Before she can save those she cares about most, she must save herself from the ghosts of her past.

REVIEW

Another good installment in this urban fantasy series by Jaye Wells. I have to say that although I’m reading this book for a second time and I really like the story, for some reason I didn’t enjoyed it as much.

The plot was good and we can see Sabina, Adam and Gighul trying to save Sabina’s sister, Maisie, because she’s taken by their grandmother the alpha vampire. This book isn’t as fast-paced as the previous and I found myself getting bored while I was reading the first half of the book.

Nevertheless, the main characters are the same and I have nothing more to add in my opinion for them. But I have to say that Sabina is facing many problems in this book and, although, she’s a difficult character to like, I still like her.

My favorite character is definitely, Gighul! I truly believe that he’s the best character in the whole series and the most likeable.

If you are a fan of urban fantasy, maybe you should give this series a try!

Book Review: “The Mage in Black” by Jaye Wells

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“The Mage in Black” by Jaye Wells

4 stars

SUMMARY

Sabina Kane doesn’t have the best track record when it comes to family. After all, her own grandmother, the leader of the vampire race, just tried to kill her. When she arrives in New York to meet the mage side of her family, the reunion takes the fun out of dysfunctional.

On top of that, the Hekate Council wants to use her as a pawn in the brewing war against the vampires. Her mission will take her into the bowels of New York’s Black Light district, entangles her in mage politics, and challenges her beliefs about the race she was raised to distrust. And Sabina thought vampires were bloodthirsty.

REVIEW

The second book in this series is as good as the first one! Back into Sabina’s world, so we can learn more about the world-building and the dark races. Fast-paced and full of action, this story kept my interest all the way.

Sabina finally meets her sister and she’s trying to accept her mage half. She meets new people, she finds new powers but still she feels like she doesn’t belong anywhere.

Well, I have to admit that Sabina isn’t an easy person to like. I understand why so many people have problem with her. I am not one of them. I like her because at least she doesn’t pretend. She makes mistakes and she’s trying to fix things. She’s brave and she’s kind of lonely but she doesn’t want other people to know that.

There are many interesting secondary characters in this story. Maisie, Giguhl, Valva, Slade and Adam are some of them. I was kind of disappointed with the fact that Adam is gone for the most part of the book but I enjoyed it, nevertheless.

So, it was a very good installment in this series and if you like reading urban fantasy books then you should try this series!

Book Review: “Red-Headed Stepchild” by Jaye Wells

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“Red-Headed Stepchild” by Jaye Wells

4 stars

SUMMARY

In a world where being of mixed-blood is a major liability, Sabina Kane has the only profession fit for an outcast: assassin. But, her latest mission threatens the fragile peace between the vampire and mage races and Sabina must scramble to figure out which side she’s on. She’s never brought her work home with her—until now.

This time, it’s personal.

REVIEW

I read this book a long time ago and when I decided to reread it, I have to admit that it was like I was reading it for a first time. It’s a nice read and a very good start in an urban fantasy series. It’s fast-paced and with a lot of action and kept my interest all the time! The world-building is very interesting and very promising for the future books in this series.

This story is about Sabina Kane who is half vampire and half mage. She lives as an outcast in the vampire community and she is an assassin. She thought she knew everything about her life but when she was on a new mission, she learned differently. Now she has to deal with many new things in her life and she really doesn’t know who to trust.

Sabina is a complicated character. Don’t get me wrong. I liked her, just not from the beginning. She was the kind of woman who didn’t question the authority and that made her not only a victim but kind of stupid also. Thankfully, soon she realized some important things and she changed her mind and then I saw her true self. She’s brave, strong, witty and she cares for other people no matter what she’s saying all the time.

I liked Adam also. He helped Sabina a lot and I liked the way their relationship changed through the story. He’s also smart, brave and sarcastic. Of course, he’s also persistent and soon Sabina trusts him more than anyone.

But my personal favorite? The demon cat named Giguhl! I just loved him from the very beginning!!

So, if you are a fan of urban fantasy books this is a nice start and I recommend it to you!

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