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Rock Chick | [Kristen Ashley]

Rock Chick

Indy Savage is a former wild child (okay, maybe not so "former") and current used-bookstore owner. Lee Nightingale is a former bad boy and now runs a private investigation service. Toss together a quiet barista with a not-so-lawful side-business, a crazy Vietnam Vet, a pothead, a drag queen, family and friends who will not mind their own business, a few stun guns, and a bag of diamonds, and mix them all up with some shootings, a high-speed chase and car bombs exploding, then hang on for your first wild Rock Chick ride.
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Publisher's Summary

Indy Savage is a former wild child (okay, maybe not so "former") and current used-bookstore owner. Lee Nightingale is a former bad boy and now runs a private investigation service. Toss together a quiet barista with a not-so-lawful side-business, a crazy Vietnam Vet, a pothead, a drag queen, family and friends who will not mind their own business, a few stun guns, and a bag of diamonds, and mix them all up with some shootings, a high-speed chase and car bombs exploding, then hang on for your first wild Rock Chick ride.

©2008 Kristen Ashley (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

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    Candateshia Pafford Fort Meade 03-25-14
    Candateshia Pafford Fort Meade 03-25-14 Member Since 2015

    I really enjoy the world of books! Narration just add layers to that world... don't u think? :)

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    "I love K.A. Books!"

    So... I started my K.A. fix with "Own the Wind"... after discovering the Kane Tack Allen, then Shy Cage... and Tabby... I continued with the entire Dream Man Series... (which was awesome by the way).

    I learned about Nightingale and his crew of bad-asses from the Dream Man Series...so to finally see where it all started.. O yeah... I scooped this up day one!

    I have to say.. compared to the Dream Man series... this series seems a bit more tame... Not as much smexy bits... and a strong angsty romance undertone...after all the drama....

    Still.. this book totally Rocked! I loved every single morsel! I cannot wait till all of the Rock Chicks are on Audible!!! So excited... Instant Download!

    Narration was good.... I think I like the Narrator for Dream Man better...but you know what... It was still decent...

    Great Buy, Credit or Sale... (I would credit this ...as it is pretty pricey)

    13 of 14 people found this review helpful
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    karen Christchurch, New Zealand 03-26-14
    karen Christchurch, New Zealand 03-26-14

    Hot romance/Sci Fi we're so lucky to have Audible to feed our book addictions. I love walking my precious dog Sydney & listening to my books

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    "A Rockin story"
    Any additional comments?

    Indy Savage is the daughter of a cop, a bookstore owner, and a wild child. She's loved Lee Nightingale since she was five years old. Once she was old enough, she would practically throw herself at him, only to be rejected. After feeling humiliated by the last rejection, she made sure to avoid him for good and move on. Now she's in trouble because of her coffee 'artiste' Rosie who apparently has some diamonds these men want. He has dealt pot to the wrong people and now they seem to be after him, which in turn means her too. How do they know? They get shot at. The only one who can help them is the one she wants to keep at arms lengths, Lee.


    Lee Nightingale is well... who the hell knows. But he is an alpha bad-ass and has a command center, nuff said... Lee has wanted Indy for quite some time. He was waiting for his moment where they would both be more stable and not crazy hormone ridden teens. Unfortunately Indy has been avoiding him for a decade. Now, he has a chance with her and he isn't giving it up. He will do anything to protect her *sigh*, and anything to have her. I will admit, I was not impressed by him in the beginning. He came off as a total A-hole and he could be too blunt. But as I kept listening, he grew on me. Plus, he was really sexy and delicious, so it wasn't hard.

    This book had some action, some quite hilarious moments, Cool Action, a bit of steam (nothing too crazy hot and that disappointed me a bid), and of course some sexy alpha bad-ass men. I was so frustrated, these two, were interrupted SO many times throughout the book while they were 'trying' to get it on. I felt their pain... All of the characters were a bunch of oddballs but together they were all perfect and the banter was just awesome. There were a few moments however, that I felt the story dragged on a bit, which had me wondering in my mind but then the story would redeem it's self once again.

    All in all it was a Ok listen but i'm not sure that i will continue with the series.

    12 of 13 people found this review helpful
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    Christina 03-30-14
    Christina 03-30-14
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    "Glad I read the Kindle version first"

    I listen to a LOT of audiobooks so I'm a little demanding when it comes to who reads them. If I listened to this story without knowing what a great author Kristen Ashley is, the person reading it would have killed all my interest in the series. And it's an awesome series worth reading and re-reading! Lee's an alphahole in the best sense of the word and you get very little of why that's good in this reading. There are several ways for females to narrate male parts....simply reading in a monotone is not a good one. So boring, with zero nuance! Also, the prissy way she reads Indy's parts (which obviously make up most of the story...and a Rock Chick is anything but prissy) is maddening. I swear she almost whispers when she has to say a bad word. It's not a Regency romance (which she should probably stick with). Yes, as another reviewer noted Indy's a bit immature and gets others into trouble, but the WAY it's read is what makes that so annoying that it sort of takes you out of the story. I hate to compare a Kristen Ashley story to Janet Evanovich's series, but at least she had a couple of narrators that worked hard on pacing and getting different/unique voices for the various characters so you didn't get jolted out of the story when a switch occurred. I think this almost would have been better if a man like Scott Brick had read it! Still love KA, but this was a tough haul.

    25 of 31 people found this review helpful
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    Jordy 03-20-14
    Jordy 03-20-14 Member Since 2015

    I'm proud to be a bookaholic...addicted, obsessed, passionate!!! My favorite way to relax & escape reality....

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    "I absolutely ADORED this book!"

    All I have to say is this book is full of the typical KA fun - there are kidnappings, car chases, steamy bedroom scenes, swoony moments, outright hilarious moments, drag queen performances, shoot-outs, explosions, a seriously epic food-fight, a kickass heroine, and one SEXY AS HELL alpha male, and of course, a wonderful love story. I loved every character in this book... Indy, Lee, Ally, Tex, Todd, Duke, the whole entire crew!! So many LOL moments. I'm definitely rating 5 stars because Rock Chick deserves nothing less!

    27 of 34 people found this review helpful
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    Heather K United States 10-09-14
    Heather K United States 10-09-14 Member Since 2014

    Goodreads reviewer and blogger... also dentist and wife/mom when I get the time!

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    "Ugh, a fail for me."

    DNF at 50% (7 hours of listening). I give 1 star for the book plus an additional star for the narration, which was actually pretty good.

    If you are a hard-core, die-hard Kristen Ashley fan, look the other way! Shield your eyes from this review because, I promise you, it will only make you mad!

    I honestly don't get the appeal of KA. This is my 4th book from her and they ALL feel the SAME! The SAME! Those staccato sentences, the way the heroines are always wrong and figure out that the man was right all along, the helpless females... I actually think that her books have turned me off from "alpha males" for a long time.

    Aside from the recycled plot, my biggest issue with this was Indy. I haven't met a heroine that personified "Too Stupid To Live" so perfectly in... maybe ever. How many times can a person get kidnapped? How many times can someone run into danger all for some coffee-weilding acquaintance? How many times can someone try to "leave the cops out of it" because she wants to handle it on her own? I just can't any more...

    I wasn't even interested enough to see how Indy and Lee got on as a couple. And I can't stand how KA leaves in so many mundane details. This book was hours/100 pages too long. Just endless boring scenes...

    I'm going to have to wait a couple of years before attempting another book by this author. I risk dismemberment by her fans and disownment from my friends who love her work every time I try to read another one of her stories.

    Sorry, guys.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Peggy 02-03-15
    Peggy 02-03-15 Member Since 2012
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    "No!"

    I love my audible....but no way could I recommend this story to anyone...not even for the people that need an easy listen, (compared to some of our intense mysteries or intense romances)! I am seriously disappointed and don't know what others thought was so good about it. Hmmmmm

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    Gretchen 06-23-14
    Gretchen 06-23-14

    Use books for escape- typically avoid nonfiction. Enjoy action-romance, espionage/military, sci-fi. Skilled writing is most important.

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    "Fluffy, formulaic series"

    Fluffy and fun, the first book (and best) in a series of love stories is enjoyable and fairly well written. Indy Savage owns a used-bookstore/cafe where an amusing group of friends gathers regularly. Indy meets Lee Nightingale who owns a private investigation company. Lee moves in, after knowing Indy since childhood, as he protects her from a crazy succession of attacks caused by the side business of a cafe employee. Some grammatical problems, but because it's written in first person, this could be intentional.

    About the series: I have listened to books 1 - 6 and found each one a repeat of the first love story. In fact, the love interests from one book to the next are so closely matched in characteristics that the author must have copied some of the dialog word-for-word. Still, they offer adequate entertainment, especially if you listen to other authors in between listening to books in this series.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    yasmine32068 Jacksonville, FL, United States 03-20-14
    yasmine32068 Jacksonville, FL, United States 03-20-14 Member Since 2012
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    "OMG!!!! ROCK CHICKS!!!!"

    Rock Chicks!!! I have been a fan of the series for freaking EVAH! So having the first book of the series is like every birthday, anniversary, and Christmas all rolled into one!

    Kristen Ashley writes with depth and a keen sense of comedic wit.

    Of course being a good writer does NOT a good audio book make! Kristen Ashley paired with Susannah Jones does!

    One of the things that I love about Ms. Ashley's books is her strong characters, from the main characters to the support or secondary characters. They are distinctive and most definitely colorful! So that means you NEED to have a storyteller who can keep up!

    Ms. Jones brings it in a big way! She does an excellent job making each of the characters' voices unique and with plenty of emotion, she makes Rock Chick sing!!!!

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    georgia Bellevue, WA, United States 09-05-14
    georgia Bellevue, WA, United States 09-05-14 Member Since 2011
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    "worst book I have ever listened to"
    What disappointed you about Rock Chick?

    If you are looking to listen to explicit sex and NO story line this is the book for you


    Has Rock Chick turned you off from other books in this genre?

    Absolutely, this was advertised as a likeness to the Stephanie Plum Series it was nothing like it at all. I ordered two of these before I listened to the first one both going back


    What didn’t you like about Susannah Jones’s performance?

    Everything


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Disgusted over the explicit sex


    Any additional comments?

    horrible book!!!!!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    doroorothy 06-24-14
    doroorothy 06-24-14 Member Since 2010
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    "good idea for story BUT main character is immature"
    What did you love best about Rock Chick?

    story line, in general;


    Would you recommend Rock Chick to your friends? Why or why not?

    no- the main character, India, behaves like a 13 year old in her relationships- immature to the point of annoyance


    What about Susannah Jones’s performance did you like?

    good representation


    Any additional comments?

    will not listen to remainder of series

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    "Great Series!!! Brings laughter and tears!"

    A great Series! I started by reading the series in book format. After reading the whole series a number of times (yes its that good!!) I ordered these to listen to in the car on long journeys.
    I found the narrator really good and believable, and i appreciated aspects of the story,that i had obviously missed by reading it.
    I hope that audible bring out the other series's of Kristen Ashley, as the books are naturally funny and Susannah Jones reads them so well, that i find myself smiling and laughing in the car.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Lindsey
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    "Amazing Narration"
    What did you like most about Rock Chick?

    I love the series, the characters are amazing.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Indi made be giggle


    Which character – as performed by Susannah Jones – was your favourite?

    all I loved the way she put accross Indi I have read this book loads and I could not have asked for a better narration.


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    yes laugh out load good, not great when you are stood at a school gate giggling to yourself.


    Any additional comments?

    Loved it loads

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Curlylonglocks
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    "Rock Chicks are AMAZING and I am Addicted!"

    Kristina Ashley is a contemporary Romance writer who combines these the passion with the thrill and danger of an action movie! Whilst following these epic journeys of self-discoveries and unions between characters these transcendent stories are intertwined with high moments of hilarious and inescapable situations. The humour in these moments is almost addictive. (Most typically shown Rock Chick Series).

    The majority of Ashley's books feature alpha males coupled with sassy young women with attitude and friendship in abundance. However, Ashley writes like a machine having more than 10 book series the majority she is still contributing to. But where to begin? The Rock Chick series, is probably the most logical begin as it overarches all the other series - it's almost as if Ashley has created a whole new world, because as you work your way through her books you hear of all the other characters along the way and how their lives progress. Each series seems to take a new perception into relationships and the dynamics between people.

    In the first book, you get introduced to the majority of the men working in Lee's Security firm all of who are extremely hot in their own way. Along the way Indy introduces us to a number of crazy characters my favourite being Tex as she struggles to stay safe and avoid being kidnapped the serious undertones are met with moment of extreme hilarity...have fun reading! I just want to read the whole Rock chick series again!

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  • Book-Diva
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    "what a start to the series!!!"

    Wow. Action, romance, family and kick-ass friends. What more could a girl ask for .

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ally 05
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    "awesome series"

    have read the entire rock chicken series and loved them all. would highly recommend them - action, romance, danger, sex and rock and roll all mixed with some amazing story telling, fantastic characters and super with - have now purchased the stories on audible and slowly working my way through the series again.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    PORTH, United Kingdom
    12/22/14
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    "highly recommend"

    brill books fab series aubile is seriously letting Kristen ashley fans down by not getting more books online

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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