Friday, June 24, 2016

Audiobook Review: Rock Chick by Kristen Ashley

Rock Chick by Kristen Ashley
(Rock Chick #1)
December 1, 2008
412 pages
Genre: Contemporary Romance 18+
Contains: strong language, sex
Source: Personal purchase

Indy Savage, cop's daughter, rock chick and used bookstore owner, has been in love with Lee Nightingale, once bad boy, now the man behind Nightingale Investigations, since she was five years old. No matter what ingenious schemes Indy used to capture his attention, Lee never showed an interest and Indy finally gave up. Now Indy's employee, Rosie, has lost a bag of diamonds and bad guys are shooting at him. When Indy gets involved, Lee is forced to help. Complicating matters, Lee has decided he's interested, Indy's decided she's not. But she can't seem to keep Lee out of her life when she's repeatedly stun gunned, kidnapped and there are car bombs exploding (not to mention she's finding dead bodies).

Indy's best bet is to solve the mystery of the diamonds before Lee. Lee's challenge is to keep Indy alive and, at the same time, win back her heart.

This was a fun book, and I especially enjoyed listening to it on audiobook. Indy has loved Lee forever, but finally gave up on him 10 years ago, and has been avoiding him ever since. But now that Indy has found herself in a heap of trouble - which includes people shooting at her - Lee has quickly involved himself as well. What ensues is a crazy whirlwind adventure to solve a mystery and get the bad guys off Indy's back. But also - and more importantly - a crazy whirlwind romance to finally get Indy and Lee on the same page and in love at the same time.

Indy was quite entertaining. She's a "rock chick," so she's quirky with her music and fashion sense, which I enjoyed. She's a fun gal. But she's also a pain because she's stubborn and a bit of a liar. This leaves Lee frustrated, but forced to pursue Indy even harder. This was good for Lee and his alpha male ways. He had to work for her, but the payoff was well worth it.

So the relationship-building was a lot of fun, but also supr sweet. Indy and Lee were great together. The romantic part of their relationship was actually pretty funny. Those two could not catch a break. But the suspense and the build-up was pretty sexy, and made it worth the wait. Then, add in a rich set of side characters, and this story had it all - adventure, suspense, fun times, sexy times, humor, and love. I'm looking forward to the rest of the series and this great set of characters.

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