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.
I enjoy mystery series with a bit of humor and some with some historical facts. I enjoy getting to know the same characters from book to book and am always disappointed when the series is finished. I have my favorite narrators such Scott Brick, Susan Erricson, Lorelei King, Christian Rummel and Will Patton to name a few. I have even been known to read a book because of the narrator and have found some good books this way.
If you like woman who make fools over themselves over men then you might like this book. But for me I don't like books who have women controlled by their hormones or men. I found the character a spoiled brat and finally had to fast forward to the last chapter. I also listened to the free chapter from the next book and seems like she's the same type of character. I won't be reading anymore.
Kristen's narration was fine with what she had to work with.
I'm a relationship coach (QueenBeesCoaching), survived raising my children and have a loving relationship. Life is good!
I'm going to return this book as it has made my teeth hurt from grinding them as I listen to this book. The 'star' of the book is too damn cute. She knows it, brags about it.. a very narcissistic personality. In a cute little girly voice she says 'Oopsie' a LOT. Then there are the 'Yikes' when she's caught, or the 'Uh-oh'. All in that ... 'What, you're mad a little ol' ME?' little girl voice. Ugh.
Supposedly she owns a bookstore which she inherited from her grandmother, but rarely does she show up at work. Employees are hired with no set schedule (apparently it 'works'), there is no one worrying about bookkeeping, bank deposits, etc.. it's just there to show she can support herself, and why she's chasing after an errant employee who has become involved with stolen diamonds.
Then there is Lee, who she has lusted after for her entire life. OF COURSE, he - the big bad hottest dude EVAH! is madly in love with her and just HAPPENS to be involved with finding the diamonds. After he cuffs her to the bed for hours and hours while he investigates. Can we say 'bathroom break' here?
This story is too fluffy and little girlish for me. I'm trying to hang in there till the end to see if the story finale is worth the pain and punishment of listening to this audiobook.
The sad part is that the narrator has done a good job really. It's just the VOICE .. 'Oopsie'. WHAT?
I honestly think I would have done better struggling through reading this book than listening to the narration. It made an already irritating too-girly character supremely annoying.
Say something about yourself!
Admittedly I have been on a kick lately with rock and roll books so when I saw "Rock Chick" I thought, oh cool it's about a girl band, awesome....that will show me not to read the synopsis! This book has little to nothing to do with rock and roll or even music.
This is the story of Indy Savage...cool name for a rocker, BUT she is actually a 30 year old woman who owns a used book store, but she has "rock chick" attitude! I guess the author didn't want to use the title of "Free Spirit Chick", or "Hippie Chick", or "New Age Chick"...and I have to say "Rock Chick" fits her. This character is SOOO much fun to listen to, the narrator was absolutely perfect!
A typical day for Indy is going to her store, watching her coffee guy have an artist melt down...because you have to be an artist to make coffee THAT good...hanging out with her best friend Ally and generally getting into all kinds of mayhem...not of her own doing of course, these things just seem to happen to her, she has no idea why! She has been in love with her best friends older brother since the age of 5 but gave up on him 10 years ago when he shot her down for like the 20th time...she has made a nice life for herself and just seems like she would be a lot of fun to be around...and to be honest she must have been a joy to write.
Liam Nightingale, a.k.a Lee, is Ally's older brother, and the focal point of Indy's crush...he was in special forces and now runs a PI firm...and he is alpha hot swoon worthy. He has a good life but he has never been able to get past wanting Indy, but their timing has always been off. When he finds her in his bed running from some bad guys he strikes a deal with her.....she stays safe and he gets her....the problem is Indy is NOT okay with his sudden about face, I mean she has been avoiding him at all family functions for at least 10 years so this is just confusing!
This book was SOOO funny, I laughed so hard it hurt, and I could just imagine these characters would be a blast to hang out with. Well written, perfectly narrated, WONDERFUL book! Not too fluffy, not too serious, just the right amount of steam, without being an intense book it kept me wanting to hear what happened next from chapter one.
Love love love this book! If you are in need of a great listen that won't drag you down you HAVE to buy this book :- )
I just Love the Allure of a Great Romance...a Pair of Rose Colored Glasses...some Fine Wine, and a Subscription to Audible...
Rock Chicks, Book 1, by Kristen Ashley was a surprise to me. I'm not sure why because I have enjoyed several of Kristen's books. I will start by saying that I didn't love the cover...and that made me a bit skeptical, and even hesitant to begin. But when I did...to my delight, I discovered a light-hearted, lol, funny diversion from several of her other books.
A little reminiscent of "Stephanie Plum"...including a hilariously witty protagonist named Indie, missing diamonds, lots of clever antics; a motley collection of characters that I just loved, and, of course, hot Alpha's...I have already pre-ordered Book 2 which will be on audio June 10, 2014!
Enjoy this book! It is definitely Credit Worthy!
Well it's actually not Dan. It's his wife who can't figure out how to change that on the profile. But I love to read and listen to books.
I would recommend this book to my friends. Fun but romantic book with some suspense too.
This book had a perfect balance of romance, humor and suspense. Reminded me a lot of the Stephanie Plum series. Story line had an engaging plot and didn't end in a cliff hanger!!! It was HEA just the way I like it. Of course you were introduced to the characters in the next Rock Chick book and I can't wait to read that one too.
Susannah did a wonderful job! I would listen to her again and again.
Loved the adventures and craziness Indy got herself into. Lee was a hot alpha male, so that didn't hurt either. Insert swoon here.
I read and listen.
The funny loving crazy mixed family.
All of it never a dull moment.
She read it in a way you could she the movie playing in your head. Wonderful.
I love the whole series but this is the beginning of my love affair. Hope the rest come out on audio.
I thought with all the positive reviews this would be at least a fun read. I wanted to toss my iPhone out the window. Can I just say that Lee and Indy deserve each other. The story is a recycled romance. There were the typical cookie cutter secondary characters, the flaming gay, grease ball mob guy, and the crazy vet. The only thing original was how annoying the heroine was throughout the entire story.
I'll take a pass on the rest of the books in the series.
I am the definition of a contradiction. I am a tomboy but just can't seem to get enough of romance books!
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!
Lee came off as a jerk. Indie came off as a child.
Hank, Indie and the Kevster and a whole lot of pot plants.
Nope. Just a book that went from great to boring.
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.
Just a story about a ditzy broad narrated like a ditzy broad. Very distracting
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.
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