Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Audiobook Review: Rock Chick Rescue by Kristen Ashley

Rock Chick Rescue by Kristen Ashley
(Rock Chick #2)
November 19, 2009
498 pages
Genre: Romance, Humor, 18+
Contains: sex, language

Jet McAlister has a secret. Eddie Chavez has the hots for Jet (not to mention Eddie’s just plain hot). Jet has too many problems to realize that Eddie’s interested. Eddie loses patience when Jet ends her waitressing shift at a strip club with a knife at her throat. Since Eddie’s a cop, he figures he can help. Since Jet’s used to solving everyone’s problems she doesn’t want Eddie’s help.

Throw in a Dolly Parton look-alike, a gruff but lovable strip club owner, Jet’s ne’er do well father, his ne’er do well friend, Bear, Bear’s long-suffering, chain-smoking wife Lavonne and the crew from Rock Chick and you’ve got Rock Chick Rescue.

Rock Chick Rescue takes you on a wild ride with Jet, Eddie and the gang as they wrestle bad guys in a bagel shop, hit Denver’s backstreet poker tables (with big hair), and help the strippers at Smithie’s take down a would-be murderer.

Through this, Jet’s got to learn that even when life made you give up your dreams, you can still end up with the (hot) guy. Eddie’s got to rescue Jet from a bad man (so he can do better things with her) and teach her that some dreams can come true.

I didn't enjoy this one as much as the first book, but enjoyed it nonetheless, and am still enjoying this series. It's a fun break from reality. Once again we find our main heroine getting into trouble, requiring assistance (much assistance) to get the bad guys off her back, as her level of danger increases day by day. But she's not alone because the Rock Chick gals and Hot Bunch guys are well equipped to help (or hinder in humorous ways).

There are several things that I really enjoyed about this book. Eddie is awesome. Eddie is really the star of this show. The way he jumps into action for his woman, the way he protects Jet, the way he can't take his eyes off of her - swoon. In addition to Eddie's awesomeness, we get great side characters and returning characters. Lee and Indy are back in full force, and you gotta love them. Tex steps up to the plate, and I got a bit giddy at his potential future. Daisy was a hoot, and I loved her addition to the story. The cast of characters is amazing. Then throw in the crazy actiton and drama they experience, and this story is thoroughly entertaining.

What drove me nuts, though, was Jet. I really tried to like her, and I could sympathize with some of her feelings, but she was seriously irritating. She's right that she wasn't in Eddie's league, but not because she wasn't pretty or whatever her hang-ups were. It's because she was such a pain in the butt. Even up to the very end, she was killing me. I hope she and Eddie show up in future books (as I imagine they do), because I need to see that she is treating Eddie right.

But overall, I was very entertained by this energetic story of bad guys, good guys, generally hot guys, and the women that drove them all crazy. Looking forward to the rest of the series. Side note: The audiobook narrator is fantastic, and it's very easy to go back and forth between audiobook and ebook.

Rock Chick series:
Rock Chick #1
My Review ~ Amazon ~ Audible ~ Goodreads
Rock Chick Rescue #2

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