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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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    karen Christchurch, New Zealand 03-26-14
    karen Christchurch, New Zealand 03-26-14 Member Since 2009

    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.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Candateshia Pafford Fort Meade 03-25-14
    Candateshia Pafford Fort Meade 03-25-14 Member Since 2012

    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)

    10 of 11 people found this review helpful
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    Jordy United States 03-20-14
    Jordy United States 03-20-14 Member Since 2012

    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!

    24 of 29 people found this review helpful
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    Christina Raleigh, NC, United States 03-30-14
    Christina Raleigh, NC, United States 03-30-14 Member Since 2007
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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.

    19 of 24 people found this review helpful
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    Lilian Seattle WA United States 06-26-14
    Lilian Seattle WA United States 06-26-14 Member Since 2010
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    "Great Start.....Lost interest halfway through!!!!"
    Would you try another book from Kristen Ashley and/or Susannah Jones?

    I liked SJ. She is not my number one but I can say she is within my top 10 narrators. This is my second KA book, and I am not looking to try a third anytime soon which is a shame because she has potential!


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    Lee came off as a jerk. Indie came off as a child.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Hank, Indie and the Kevster and a whole lot of pot plants.


    Did Rock Chick inspire you to do anything?

    Nope. Just a book that went from great to boring.


    Any additional comments?

    Careful, this is a very girly-type book with one too many OMG's and Holy sh* sh* sh*. The female characters will make you want to say "are you kidding me!" Their antics started of as funny then turned to annoying. The guys all have issues and seem very detached and quite frankly jerks.

    2 of 2 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!!!!

    6 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer benson, AZ, United States 06-27-14
    Amazon Customer benson, AZ, United States 06-27-14 Member Since 2011

    Aging hippie

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    "NOT Stephanie Plum"

    There are characters and there are relationships - or failure to have relationships. For the first 3 chapters there is no a plot. There is no action. The first chapter tells us 3 people were shot at, but only tells us as a past tense aside. The action is not narrated. It is left to the third chapter to mention, not explain, why they were shot at. So by the fourth chapter we have not seen anything happen and only had brief, non-informative conversations.

    The first three chapters are used to set up the back story for introduction of an unavailable hot male. We now have a plot of "He said he wasn't interested", versus "Why is she avoiding me".

    The performance is adequate for the material provided but the writing and bland humor cannot carry this turkey. Avoid it.

    PS. Maybe the writer gets better in later books but I'm not interested in investing anymore time or money to find out.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    doroorothy chinle, AZ, United States 06-24-14
    doroorothy chinle, AZ, United States 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

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Gretchen United States 06-23-14
    Gretchen United States 06-23-14 Member Since 2012

    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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Julia Manchester, CT, United States 06-22-14
    Julia Manchester, CT, United States 06-22-14 Member Since 2003
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    "More soft porn than mystery !"

    This is not a mystery. I guess it might be a romance but don't be fooled by the advertising - it is much dirtier than Janet Evanovich's books!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Leighton Buzzard, Beds, UK
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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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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