Ava Barlow 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, rat-bastard husband. Since Luke Stark, Ava's childhood crush, is now a badass mother, 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.
©2011 Kristen Ashley (P)2014 Audible, Inc.
**kindle and Audible editions - whispersync**
Can I get a WOW accompanied by a HOLY F?
We all know that you can swoon over fictional characters but seriously Kristen Ashley? Luke Stark is a GOD among fictional characters. There are women right now comparing the men in their real lives to him. Good god… this book!
I have to admit that at first, I didn't quite care for Ava. I found myself yelling out loud “oh come on, woman” (a la Tex) more so than I had at any previous Rock Chick heroine. I thankfully got over it probably a quarter of the way through (not the yelling, but I softened towards her quite a bit).
I liked how she was relate-able, more so than some of the other RC heroines.
I liked how she struggled with herself, not understanding herself currently as she is mentally stuck in the person she perceived she was before.
I loved the history between Ava and Luke.
I loved the old fashion parking lot throw down.
Alright, alright. I just down right loved Luke Stark! The glimpses, bits and pieces that we saw of him leading up to Rock Chick Revenge were sweet, touching and kick a**. Nothing compared to what we got of him in this book.
I also really love how you don’t lose track of the other characters as you move through the series. They are all up in each other’s business and there is no chance to forget about them, and this is really special. I haven’t found another series that pulls this off to such a degree, and I can’t wait to see what else is in store for the Rock Chicks and the Hot Bunch.
So, thank you Kristen Ashley for giving us such amazing characters. As much as they can get on your ever-loving last nerve, it is a bunch of people that you fall in love with during this literary journey.
This one's my favorite, though I love the whole series. Thinking back through all the books, I think this one is really the last one that has a lighter plot line with more humor in it - the first book being the lightest plot-wise, with some hilarious one-liners, imo. The tone of the 2 books after this one is much more serious, with heavier story lines. The last book, Ally's story, lightens back up some, though. Great story lines, fabulous, hilarious, quirky characters, throughout the series. Some of the characters cuss like crazy (for those readers who may take offense, do be aware that there are lots of J/Cs and G/Ds thrown around at times), others cuss very little. There are also multiple sex scenes in each book, book 1 being the least graphic. What I really loved about these books though was the combination of humor, good-old-fashioned fun, action, and romance, all mixed in with a little mystery/suspense. For me, 8 books just wasn't enough! I devoured each one 'til I got to the last book, which took me over a month to finish, simply because I knew it was the last one, and I didn't want it to end. Sadly, I've read some of KA's other works, and while they're fine for what they are, typical romances, I haven't found anything else yet that mixes humor and fun in like she does with these books. The Rock Chick series simply ROCKS!!
Excitement, love, adventure, more love, danger, and more love. It's fantastic and fun! I bought them all, thank you rock chicks
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I enjoyed Ava's character. She was a previously overweight teenager with a low self esteem. Ava has been in love with Luke Stark since she was a young girl. She has the most evil sisters and a Mom that pushed her Dad away when she was just 14 years old. The only one to stand up for her in her life was Luke.
After attending Luke's dad's funeral and overhearing her sister's put her down yet again, she sets a new plan in motion to loose weight. Succeeding in her weight loss, the new Ava still has the old low self esteem of the old Ava and a new hatred for men.
After swearing off men, the new Ava enlisted the help of Luke and Nightengale Investigations for her friend Sissy. Sissy's husband is a total jerk and ends up dragging Ava and Sissy in the middle of it all.
I enjoyed Ava's little war with herself using "Good Ava" and "Bad Ava". I laughed and at times yelled at her to "Wake Up"! As usual, I love the characters that Kristen has created. I continue to enjoy this series and it was fun getting to know these two. There love story was fun and of course at times trying. I had fun getting to know Ava and watch her character grow.
Again, Susannah Jones does a stellar job with the narration.
it's a roller coaster ride of comedy, romance, warmth, and seduction. easily grew found of each character. it was suspenseful and fun
I was so looking forward to this book about Luke. He was my second favorite. I feel out of all the guys he got the worst women. And Luke deserved much better and smarter. Ava is 29 and acts like 15. I am not done with this book. Will probably fast forward and just listen to the last 2 chapters. I cannot believe KA wrote this so poorly. I'm so disappointed in this book. It makes me want to stop the series. But I still want to know what happens with Maze and Hector. I just hope their women are not like Ava.
Civil War Nut LH
She brings the characters to life and makes the book more exciting. She seems to keep the characters' voices consistent from book to book; a plus in my listening experience.
I love the whole series and how all the characters continue to play a part in each successive story. That said, sometimes the heroines are a little annoying. Good Ava and Bad Ava is a little overdone. Overall, though, Kristen Ashley novels are almost a no-brainer purchase for me. If the genre is right, I'm there!
There are some books that are best read. This is very enjoyable to read. But this book, with this narrator, is as hilarious the fourth listen as it was the first! This book has me laughing aloud while walking down the street. It might or might not be the first one of the series you want to read, but having read them all, this is my first choice and go-to book in this series. The narrator nails the main character, and does just fine with the others. And did I mention funny?
Ava's story is hilarious! Poor Girl is constantly getting Kidnapped, and she takes in stride. I love how each book in this series keeps all the other characters from previous books in them. All the Rock Chicks have a fierce spirit and pull strength from each other. It's been fun reading this series because you never know what's going to happen next. The Rock Chicks can always find mischief.
I love Alpha Male characters & Sassy, Strong Women characters, and this book had Both in spades! It also has comedy which is always a plus. It was none stop action packed with plenty of comic relief. The love story was written fabulously not to much and not to little.
"Wow - where can I get my own hot bunch 😀"
Wow. Action, romance, family and kick-ass friends. What more could a girl ask for .
"a must please listen to this author shes fantastic"
have all this series please get rest of her books on board they r funny sexy as hell and offer amazing twists. if u like sylivia day u will love thse books
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