Rock Chick by Kristen Ashley

07 April 2014

Rock Chick (Rock Chick, #1)Title: Rock Chick
Author: Kristen Ashley
Publisher: Self Published/ Youwriteon
Publication date: December 8th 2008
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.

DNF 60%
I hate not finishing books I start, I feel guilty for not loving it enough but,I just couldn’t get into this book.
I don’t know it was the ridiculous story setting or the annoying main heroine who was also the narrator that did me in.
I am mentally exhausted for over thinking this. So lets start at the beginning
India "Indy" Savage:

"I still wear my red hair long and wild in a tangle of waves that fall in a deep V down my back. I still have some serious T&A."
"Cowboy boots, Levi’s and huge, silver belt buckles attached to tooled-leather belts-my signature outerwear"

"My signature underwear was strictly sexy-girlie lace and silk, Gram said that looking like a cowboy-inspired groupie on the outside was one thing but every girl had to have a secret and Gram said sexy underwear was the best secret a girl could have."

That is all the substance she has

It was basically a smutty love story, where the heroine gets stuck in a stupid situations after being repeatedly told to stay put by the love interest.
I mean, getting shot at would discourage anyone from sticking their nose where it doesn't belong right?
No Indie jumps face first into it which would be fine, I guess, if she could back up her courage with some martial arts/ gun shooting expertise (she's a cops daughter for Cristsakes) but sadly she has nothing but her big mouth and her double D’s.
She was the most childish 30 year old I’ve ever red (I cant even..)

Liam "Lee" Nightingale was the typical sizzling hot protagonist we all know and love.
He was also a nice enough guy, but that’s all

"Liam Nightingale still has killer good looks only slightly marred by a small, crescent moon scar under his left eye. He also still has a killer bod that looks great in jeans, great in sweats, great in suits, great in anything. He also still has a killer smile on the odd occasions he flashes it."
Thats it people, put the good parts in your spank bank and move on!


  1. I've read quite a few Kristen Ashley, so I know first hand how awful her characters and writing are. But those snippets? Holy crap. That's just beyond awful. How old is she again?!
    Also, you're very generous with a two.

  2. Ouch I'm so sorry to hear this Dorothy! I have heard some amazing things about this series but now I don't think I'd appreciate MC here either. Great review!

  3. Ehhhh, wow. I was frowning and the first quote and cringing after the second. Definitely avoiding this, the MC sounds pretty vain and frustrating. And from what Joyousreads says this isn't the first not-so-stellar book by her. I'll have to remember to stay away!

  4. LOL the quotes made me laugh so hard
    the girl sounds like on of the writers from Cosmo