Rock Chick Revolution by Kristen Ashley: Joint Review

Rock Chick Revolution by Kristen Ashley: Joint ReviewRock Chick Revolution by Kristen Ashley
on August 13th, 2013
Genres: Contemporary, Romance
Pages: 530

Ally Nightingale has secrets. Secrets she doesn't even share with the Rock Chicks. But two men know what she's up to. One has her back. The other has her heart, but he doesn't know it.

As Ally rewinds the last year of her life, she knows two things. One, she’s never going to get what every Rock Chick should have—her own Hot Bunch guy. And two, she’s a Nightingale through and through. She just isn’t sure what to do about that.

But as her secrets are revealed, the men in her life react. Darius Tucker, a lifelong friend, as usual takes her back. Ren Zano, the man she loves, isn’t quite so sure. The Rock Chicks, Hot Bunch and the entire gang at Fortnum’s weigh in, and a Rock Chick Revolution starts brewing.

It’s up to Ally to control it and prove what she knows down to her bones.

She’s a Rock Chick, she deserves her hot guy and she’s going to keep the one she wants…

Because she’s a Nightingale.



Stacia says…

So, after literally devouring the first seven books in the series, I put off reading the 8th and final book, because I knew it was the end. But, I guess all great series must come to an end; even though I have to say that I am very sad to say goodbye to the rock chicks, the hot bunch, and all the additional characters that make the Rock Chick series so special!

“In one night, he made me believe in the modern-day fairytale I watched all my girls get, and he made me believe life had that in store for me. And he made me want it.”

Rock Chick Revolution is different than the other books in the series, as in there isn’t as much action and mystery and this story really focuses on Ally and Ren’s story; which is told at first in a rewind and fast forward style until we catch up with present time within the series. I found the beginning part of this book a little slow and it just didn’t have the same excitement or leave me with the desire to ignore everything around me like the other books in the series did. But, I am glad I stuck with it, because it picked up and of course I fell in love with Ally and Ren.
Ally is a very strong and independent woman. Ren was of course the sexy, alpha, hot-blooded Italian I had hoped he would be. I really enjoyed seeing their story and love come together.

“You’re the best I’ve ever had, Ally. Bar none. And the way you love, stubborn, tough, unshakeable, is unbelievably f*ckin’ beautiful.”

This series was my first experience with the magic that is Kristen Ashley’s writing, but it definitely won’t be my last! I loved every one of the characters, the underlying theme of strong friendships, loyalty, passion, and love! I wish I could be part of this amazing group of Rock Chicks; ohhh maybe I can be an honorary member– or at least in my head I will be!
I can’t wait to dive into her other series, where I hear that the Alpha-males are aplenty; oh yes please and thank you!!

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Casey says…

I’m not even sure where to begin….. WOW, what a ride this series has been. It is without a doubt my favorite Contemporary Romance series I have ever read. I started Rock Chick book one close to a year ago and after diving into that first book, I knew I was hooked and I also knew I was going to take my time to work my way through- so that I could savor all that is the Hot Bunch and their Rock Chicks. I put off the last book for quite some time, not wanting to say goodbye- but, in true Kristen Ashley style- I have had the opportunity to catch up with them in bits and pieces in some of her other books that I was reading in between. She never disappoints and while I know that not everyone loves her writing (who needs THAT kind of negativity in their life??? LOL), I shove her goodness down everyone’s throats. :::::goodness I feel like I am writing a eulogy::::::

Ally always held a special place in my heart from the very beginning. She was first class badass, and seriously who doesn’t want to be a kick ass chick with a heart of gold along with hot bunch brothers!! I got really worried when I first started this book, worried enough that I read 4% and put it down for 2 days. It didn’t feel like typical KA, it didn’t grab me like usual and it was lacking that certain uummph that I always get from her books. I wasn’t sure why and I still have no clue but after calming myself down, I picked it back up and was sucked right in.

We’ve met Ren Zano in previous books and he is one HOT, SEXY, ALPHA Italian. I hoped that Ally would have her story, and that she would get her happy Rock Chick ending and boy did she ever!

Kristen Ashley tied things up really nice and I love that she gave the readers that closure. I hope to see more soon in the spin-off that is slated following Stella and Mace and his security company. Meanwhile, I will be off digging into her Colorado Mountain series………….

 

xoxo Casey

allyren

About Kristen Ashley

Kristen Ashley was born in Gary, Indiana, USA and nearly killed her mother and herself making it into the world, seeing as she had the umbilical cord wrapped around her neck (already attempting to accessorise and she hadn’t taken her first breath!). Her mother said they took Kristen away, put her Mom back in her room, her mother looked out the window, and Gary was on fire (Dr. King had been assassinated four days before). Kristen’s Mom remembered thinking it was the end of the world. Quite the dramatic beginning.

Nothing’s changed.

Kristen grew up in Brownsburg, Indiana and has lived in Denver, Colorado and the West Country of England. Thus, she’s blessed to have friends and family around the globe. Her family was (is) loopy (to say the least) but loopy is good when you want to write. They all lived together on a very small farm in a small farm town in the heartland. She grew up with Glenn Miller, The Everly Brothers, REO Speedwagon and Whitesnake (and the wardrobes that matched).

Needless to say, growing up in a house full of music, clothes and love was a good way to grow up.

And as she keeps growing, it keeps getting better.