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 Hector the Real Sadie, and he knows he’ll stop at nothing to have her. Hector Chavez 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.
©2011 Kristen Ashley (P)2014 Audible, Inc.
I love all of the Rock Chick stories, but this one is probably the most emotional. Sadie is a complex character with a lot to learn about friendship and love. She has a lot of walls built up due to her upbringing. Sadie's life is endangered after her father is incarcerated, and Hector, one of the Hot Bunch is not willing to leave her to the wolves. He is also not willing to let her close herself off to him or run away. It's another hot ride with the Rock Chicks and the Hot Bunch. The narrator in this series does a fantastic job - she's one of my favorites.
I enjoy reading series and very rarely read stand alone series. I mostly read romance and sci-fi & fantasy.
I cannot write this review without giving away a major spoilers and for that I am sorry.
My biggest problem with this story is the rape scene. Sadie was raped and instead of going to see a counselor about it she does not. My second major problem is how Hector only gives her a month to come to terms with her attack before going after her. I get that this is a story but, I feel like it should have some basis in reality if Kristen Ashley was going to put a scene like that in the book.
A month does not make what happen to Sadie go away and make everything better and back to normal. Because of that I just could not get into the story like I did with the other books. If there had been more time for Sadie to adjust to what she had been through it would have been far more of an enjoyable read.
If you are looking for the same amount of crazy girl antics then this story has it in spades. But, do not judge the entire book based on the unrealistic time frame that Hector gives Sadie and, how Sadie deals with her attack. I really do enjoy reading/listening to the Rock Chick series and hope that Ally's story has less flaws than Sadie's does. Again sorry for the spoiler.
I love listening to books that keep me and my true love together even if we 600 miles apart until we are back together again fir good this!!
The rock chick show true friendship
And just a good series all together love it... Hoping for another book!!!
Listening to all things Kristen Ashley
I was rocking along with this series until this book. Kidnappings, shootouts,car explosions you name it, but none as bad as what Sadie face in this book. I cry for dear Sadie. Not everyone can bounce back from being through such emotional trauma as being raped to actually be in a normal relationship with someone (Even though I would not call any of these relationship normal!!). Then again only a true Rock Chick could pull that off. These girls are in a relationships with men with bad ass jobs so they got to be hard as nail to deal yeah. Credit worthy listen folks. I am in love with this series. Kristen Ashley and Susannah Jones together makes this series a blast.
P.S. would totally watch the TV Series Rock Chicks :P
Missouri Mom with lots of Opinions! Love to listen to Audio Book Series!
Hector met Sadie when working undercover for the DEA. His case involved Sadie's father, a Drug Dealer and bad guy supreme. Hector had his eye on Sadie during his undercover operation but had kept it to himself until it was over.
Hector waited a year for Sadie to come to him but after she was brutally raped, Hector vows to keep her safe and make her his.
This is a heartwarming story of two people falling in love under some tough circumstances and coming through it together in the end.
Again, Kristen dazzled me with this story of two good, deserving people that fall in love and find their way to happiness.
Susannah, as always, you do a kick ass job on narrating!
A mother, wife, sister and good friend who enjoys the simple things in life. Country music is my preference and the beach is my escape (other then my books). LOL!
Another great listen! I have listened to these books more than once and every time a new one is released I re-listen. Amazing writing and a great way to escape even if only for a little while.
the performance has be great in the past but the narrator really screwed the readers on this one. The hero sounds like a teenage boy. She focused too much on trying to get the accent right that she made the "bad ass edgy hottie" sound weak as all hell. I know that the narrator doesn't sound like an actual guy but the deep inflection DOES make a difference. Too bad. This story could have been all 5s arias the board.
One of my favorite series by my absolute favorite author. Gets better with each reread. And I couldn't love Daisy and Tex more!!!
Can't get enough of this series. This book will make you laugh and make you cry. But one thing you won't be is bored. I just love the dialogue between characters. Although the books are similar in some ways there's always twist and turns to each one that make them unique. Read the series in order and you won't be disappointed.
"what a series !!!"
Wow. Action, romance, family and kick-ass friends. What more could a girl ask for .
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