REVIEW: Rock Chick Series by Kristen Ashley

This is one of the most unforgettable Contemporary Romance series that my mind and my heart cannot forget. I remembered having a Hot Bunch hangover and a reading hiatus because I just cannot move on!! 

There are eight books in the series and they are all equally satisfying to read!

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.


"I finally got to read the first of the Rock Chick series. Everybody was telling me how good this book is and I am not disappointed with it. I definitely loved it. It was funny, exciting, fast and there's cuteness in the side. Kristen did a great job with the plot and especially the characters. Thumbs up! Definitely a new favorite author of mine.

Indy. The rock chick heroine and when it says rock chick, she definitely is. I like her attitude which is tough and hard headed but with a soft heart. And her ending up with Lee, the hot-good looking-bad ass hero is a match in heaven. I really like the way Lee was described in the story. One will imagine that he's a god - was that description over the top? Naah, I don't think so. And there's the whole gang. From Ally to Eddie and Hank and Kitty Sue and Tex and Rosie and the list goes on... They all have different personalities that clash yet they make a really cool relationship with each other. 

I personally recommend this to all who loves kick ass romantic stories. This will definitely blew you away, especially Lee!"

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.


"So, I definitely got hooked with the Rock Chick Series. I really liked that it's fast paced and there's a mix of romance and fluffy stuff with some action and lots of humor. Like the first one, Rock Chick Rescue is a good read especially that it is written in the first person. 
Jet. 'Just Jet' as she calls herself because she believes that she is one boring, average person that is not worthy to look at not until she got into some serious trouble that led to the seriously hot Mexican American Eddie. Eddie is a cop that caught Jet's attention and turned into a bodyguard/boyfriend/man of her life. Their journey was indeed a roller coaster like Indy and Lee in the first one. So worth it.
And I realized that the Rock Chick Series will definitely blew me away with all the Justice League of Hot Guys...."

3. Rock Chick Redemption

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.


"Sorry but I definitely got hooked with the Rock Chick series! I am officially addicted. The romance, the action and the humor is really way top. The writing style is something that I am really approved of - beautifully written! Bravo!
I smiled when I realized that it's Hank's love life in the third offering of the Rock Chick series. I really like Hank a lot. Sure, he is the good guy among of them but still he kicks ass the same as Lee and Eddie does. And I like it. He really found a great girl in Roxie. I like the pairing a lot. Even though there are some similarities as the other Rock Chick books, still, it is never boring and still has lots of humor!
So I probably need a break from this series because it is all romance and being giddy and mushy and I am getting frustrated why can't I have my own Justice League of Hot Men. "

4. Rock Chick Renegade

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?


"So this is the most emotional book in the Rock Chick Series. I got teary-eyed in some parts and ve in this series. I like the heroine a lot because she is tough and she knows deep inside she needs to be tough even though that it is hard for her. She is definitely a softy. 

Vance. At last, I got to see the what, why and how of this character. I pretty much pity him in a way that he doesn't have a home to be considered since he was a kid. Having someone like Jules by his side made him realized that he is home in her and Jules is also home with him. It is so beautiful to know that they consider each other as HOME.
This lived up on what the men of the Rock Chick Series really are. I love it!"

5. Rock Chick Revenge

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. 

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.

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.

8. Rock Chick Revolution

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. 

MY REVIEWS on this post were written five years ago in a deleted blog called Flipping Bookworm which I also manage. Reviews were transferred in my Goodreads account and is now published again in this blog. I wasn't consistent in writing book reviews back then but I am consisting in giving them the stars that they deserve.

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