Series: Rock Chick #5
on April 24, 2011
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.
I have to admit that the beginning of Rock Chick Revenge really irritated me. Just once I would like for the women in this series, and a few others by Kristen Ashley, to stick by the words they say.
” “You’re gonna tell me what’s going on. Are you in trouble?”
“Step back, Luke.”
“Are you in trouble?”
“Step back!” I shouted.
He didn’t step back. Instead, he got closer. So much closer, his body touched mine and one of his hands went to the door beside my head, the other by my hip. I was totally trapped.”
When someone says to “step back” or back up, and has to yell it, you step the heck back, you don’t take that as an invitation to get further into their space. I’m sorry, from this scene and scenes like it, it was really hard to look favorably towards Luke, and it also made it hard to take Ava seriously.
Once I was able to get over my irritation and not focus so much on Ava and Luke’s romance but the story I started to really dig Rock Chick Revenge. It was like Stephanie Plum hopped up on steroids all day every day.
As large as Rock Chick Revenge was I, for a short time, gave into the thought that maybe this would be another story where there would be an overabundance of description of rooms, and clothing as Kristen Ashley is wont to do. In actuality Rock Chick Revenge was a well-rounded story, all the action and mystery that was introduced throughout this book’s pages all got adequate page time, so there’s less of a chance of you becoming bored and skipping around.
There are few authors that can at the beginning, or the first half of their story, have me feel one way, and then another way once I’ve finally closed the pages to it; Kristen Ashley is one of those authors. I loathed Rock Chick Revenge in the beginning – maybe the first half – but I ended up loving it towards the end. IT’S MADNESS!!!