Review: Rock Chick by Kristen Ashley

Posted March 13, 2014 by Jonetta in Book Review | | 10 Comments

Review: Rock Chick by Kristen AshleyRock Chick by Kristen Ashley
Series: Rock Chick #1
Published by Self Published on February 23, 2011
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Romantic Suspense
Pages: 412
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased
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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.


Ever read one of those stories where what comes next is almost predictable but the details keep it fresh? Well, that’s this book in a nutshell.

When Rock Chick Indy Savage finds herself in over her head with some seriously bad dudes, she lands on the doorstep of her best friend’s brother, a seriously badass who she’s been in love with since she was five years old. Lee Nightingale is scary himself and no one is really clear what side of the law his business falls on. He’s prepared to handle things but Indy is pretty loyal to her friends and, well, she’s a Rock Chick. It’s not her nature to be taken care of.


This story is hilarious! Indy creates one train wreck after another as there are a number of people trying to find her friend Rosie and the diamonds he’s supposed to have with him. Indy seems to collect strays and other bizarre folks routinely and it somehow makes sense. They just add to the craziness without it being too over the top. I laughed hard throughout this story and there are some gems that will just have you in tears. There are two scenes that bring a smile to my face just thinking about them.


Now, the romance between Indy and Lee takes some time to settle in but not for Lee. Once that page was turned he was all in. Indy needs some time to figure out how to manage this alpha male even if he’s what’s she’s wanted for almost two decades.


The story isn’t perfect and Indy has quite a few TSTL (too stupid to live) moments. But, oddly they work here. There’s a huge cast of characters that I can’t wait to see more of. I’m in for this incredible ride. This is my first book by Ashley and I’m excited to move forward in this series and a couple of others I already own. Stay tuned because I’ll be back talking about the next book soon.



Jonetta + Cat

About Kristen Ashley

Kristen Ashley was born in Gary, Indiana, USA. She 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!).

Kristen grew up in Brownsburg, Indiana but has lived in Denver, Colorado and the West Country of England. Thus she has been blessed to have friends and family around the globe. Her posse is loopy (to say the least) but loopy is good when you want to write.

Kristen was raised in a house with a large and multi-generational family. They lived on a very small farm in a small town in the heartland and existed amongst the strains of 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 up, it keeps getting better.

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10 responses to “Review: Rock Chick by Kristen Ashley

  1. Pam Gordon

    I love this whole series, I’m a huge Ashley fan. It’s true, you have to *wink* and accept a few TSTL moments/characters in each book, but it’s well worth the effort. The Rock Chick series us lol funny and quirky romantic and consistently so throughout the series.

  2. I have read books by this author before and didn’t love them so I guess I just am scared to read more. This does sound like a good read but predictable as you said.

    Thanks for the great review!

  3. I KNOW!! What is it about KA books that make all standards fly out the window?! If I read some of this stuff (especially Indy’s TSTL moments) in any other book, I’d be annoyed, aggravated, disgusted, take your pick, but in a KA book, it’s just funny. And by funny I mean HILARIOUS.

    ALSO–this was my first KA book too, and after finishing it, for the next month I read nothing else. *shakes head* It was bad, LOL. And while I love all the books in this series, Luke’s book is my favorite. Fyi. I’m really hoping you keep going with these books.