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Rock Chick #4

Rock Chick Renegade

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Jules has got a score to settle against the drug dealers of Denver. Vance has made it his mission that Jules won’t get dead while dishing out vigilante justice. Jules doesn’t have time for romance, she’s too busy saving the world and she enlists Zip (the gunstore owner), Heavy (an ex-PI) and Frank (a mysterious recluse) to help.

The Rock Chicks of Fortnum’s Bookstore get involved to provide romantic advice and guidance, none of which Jules accepts at first. The Hot Bunch of Nightingale Investigations adopt Jules as one of their own. Even though Jules tries to hang on to her inner Head Crackin’ Mamma Jamma, the Rock Chicks; Hot Bunch; Jules’s long-suffering Uncle Nick; Jules’s friend the rotund, African-American, Jackie-O wannabe, May; and especially Vance will stop at nothing to wear her down.

But Jules makes some bad guys pretty angry and one is dedicated to taking her out. Vance and the Hot Bunch have to pull out all the stops to keep her alive. At the same time, Jules and Vance learn the true meaning of home but once they find this precious entity they’ve been searching for all their lives, will Jules’s enemies tear it away?

449 pages, Kindle Edition

First published March 14, 2011

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Kristen Ashley

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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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1,059 reviews74.9k followers
July 28, 2013

WOW!! This was my FAV Rock Chick book yet!! Loooved Vance and Jules' story! Priceless!

"I want you. I want to taste you. I want to f*ck you. I want to make you come and I want to hear you moan my name when you do so I know that you know it's me who made you come."

“If you ever think of takin’ off, if you ever get scared enough at what I do for a living that you decide you can’t hack it, then you best think again because unless what we have turns shit like everything else in my life, I’m not ever letting you go.”

This is the first book in this series that made me cry - there several tear-jerker moments, as well as some heart racing parts that gave me shivers, some really steamy scenes, absolutely priceless laugh-out-loud dialogue and a seriously AWESOME ending!!

Jules is a social worker who works at a shelter helping street kids. She lost her whole family to tragic circumstances and throws herself into helping those who need it. But when one of the kids on her watch OD's from drugs sold to him on the street, she turns vigilante. She finds people who teach her how to fight, who will hook her up with what she needs and ends up earning herself the street name Law because her word is law on the streets.

Vance Crowe ( *swoooooon* ) is one of the uber Alpha members of the Nightingale Investigations team. He's a gorgeous, sexy-as-hell, Native American badass with a shit-eating grin that just melted my heart!! When he and Jules cross paths and it becomes clear what she is doing and that she is doing it alone, he offers her his protection along with the whole of the Nightingale team.

Vance and Jules have instant attraction to each other. But its is well known that Vance is a player - "He saw, he conquered, he left." - and Jules is wary about letting him into her life. But those Alpha KA men have a way of getting what they want.

"Those boys got a way about 'em, Jules. They don't fuck around. They see somethin' they want, they get it. They're fuckin' famous for it. A woman don't stand a chance. He seem interested?"
"...honestly, there's nothing to worry about. We went our separate ways. I'll be smarter, I'll be more quiet, I'll be --"
"Laid, good and simple. Crowe got a look at you, you're his."

And its hard to say no when she just wakes up one morning to him in her bed with her!!

"I was snagged around the midriff and thrown back to the bed, my head hitting the pillows, and Vance Crowe rolled his body over mine. I stilled and looked up into his dark, lushy-lashed eyes.
“Oh my God,” I breathed.
“Mornin’,” he said to me, like we woke up next to each other every day.
“Oh my God,” I breathed again.
His hair was not in a ponytail but falling down around his face and shoulders and, I kid you not, he looked like a Native American Warrior God.
“Do I have your attention?” he asked."

He's very persistant, but still while being very respectful of her. I didn't find he was as pushy as the other boys and he puts a lot of trust in her. Watching them come together was really heart-warming :)

"I don't know what shit you're working though but I know its there. I know you'd rather not even acknowledge it and definitely don't want me to be a part of the process. I don't care. Princess, this is happening between you and me."
"What, exactly, do you mean by 'this'? You fucking me?" I snapped...
" Yeah. Me fucking you. In your bed, on your couch, in my bed and anywhere else I can think of. I'm gonna do you on your back, on your knees and you're gonna ride me. And when I've exhausted you and you don't have those fucking shields up, I'm gonna make you talk to me and tell me what this shit is about and then, maybe, I can help you with it."

It was so refreshing to see how much Vance trusts Jules' skills and how he wasn't quite inclined to want to lock Jules up in a safe house or cuff her to his bed. If fact, Jules was a lot more 'can-do' and kick ass than the previous heroines which actually led to a whole different vibe to this book - in a totally good way :)

Vance and Jules are so sweet and adorable though as a couple - maybe even my fav yet (tied with Indy/Lee from Book 1). Neither of them had a very happy start to their life and seeing them together and really being able to appreciate how incredible what they had was just melted my heart.

"Any man is defined by the woman who shared her bed with him... and it works the other way too... if someone like you, someone as unbelievably beautiful as you, as crazy and sweet as you, filled with attitude and courage with her heart in the right place... if someone like you shares her bed with me, then that says something about me....This is it. You and me. No matter what."

The to-die-for band of characters is one of my fav things about this book and this series. KA has brilliantly built up a core group of almost 20 (if not more) characters that you honestly feel like you know personally. Somehow, the names never get confusing, the story never drags or feels scattered and it just ends up being a LOT more personal because how strongly connected you feel to them and how strongly you feel their connections to each other.

They are like one big family made of up every kind of person imaginable from uber badass fighters, to ex-cons, to drug-dealers, cops, book store owners, strippers, waitresses, vigilantes, undercover agents, trackers, street kids... lovers, family, brothers-in-arms, friends... this book has everything. Its just delightful to see them all interact together.

There really was a theme in this book of how family isn't just the people you were born to. And not only does it say it, but more importantly, it shows it. Beautifully.

And the ending! Gah!! I won't give it away but just the way it is written is brilliant!!! Normally the whole book is told from the POV of the main girl, but in the ending is told piece by piece from so many different characters depending on whose perspective is most relevant to the moment at hand. Its like, we got to know these characters over the course of the last four books, and now we literally get to see the world through their eyes, in action. It totally read like a movie - I could visualize everything that was happening is perfect detail. LOVED IT!!!!

I'd say the only thing that bugs me about this series is how strongly the women in it fight the affections of the men. For nearly all of them, this gorgeous, larger-than-life, almost god of a badass man enters their lives and wants to be with them and their first reaction is always 'we need to break up'... sigh. lol. yeaahhhh... but still, they all do come around (some thankfully with less fight than others) and once they have given into the relationship, they have some of the strongest relationships ever so its all worth it in the end.

And I just love KA's writing style for this series. It really feels like the heroine is telling the story to you, in person. It feels so casual and personal in style. I really felt like I could just hear her telling me the story.

LOVE this series!!

“No matter what,” he said, his voice fierce and strong and rumbling through me. “You told me I was home to you and I get it. You’re home to me. I’ve never had a home. I like the one I found and I’m not losin’ it. No matter what.”

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2,414 reviews4,661 followers
January 5, 2016
3ish *Home*STARS


So this is the hard part about reading a book that is a favorite to so many of your closest friends.

Unpopular Opinion Warning: I didn’t like this one. I hope we can still be friends!

Juls “Law”Lawler is a social worker who has recently taken to the streets of Denver to deliver her own form of vigilante justice. Juls is protecting the kids that she works with at the shelter against Denver’s drug world. Sounds very cool right?

“She’s a badass motherfuckeress. She’d kick your ass soon as look at you. You’ve clapped your eyes on The Law. Count yourself lucky, sucker. Now, what’ll it fuckin’be?”

I love a kick ass heroine, however this one, until recently has been living under a rock or I swear was in fact truly born yesterday!


Not one damn friend or boyfriend ever? I’m to believe that this heroine has sat in her room after work for 13 years? That’s all she’s got going on? She has went to work and home never socialized with anyone until weeks ago? She’s lived here most her life and knows no one but May the lady from work? Never been on vacation? Had one birthday party ever? Has never done anything ever except go to work and talk to her Uncle?


I was also not a fan of her inner dialogue/emotional Rottweiler?


Vance must have told her to “Shut Up” fifty times and I have to agree she sadly is my least favorite heroine of KAs ever.

” “I think we should break up,” I told him.
“Jesus, you’re a pain in the ass,” he muttered and went back to his book.
“Seriously, Vance.”
“Shut up, Jules,” he said without taking his eyes from his book.”


If Vance actually spoke more in this book, perhaps Juls would have been less of an annoying character for me. Still, Vance was a good alpha hero, mysterious and I seriously wished the story centered more on him than Juls and her street fighting career.

”I’m not a princess,” I whispered.
“You are to me.” Oh my God.”

My favorite part of the story was definitely all the POVS heading into the big action scene and perfect ending!

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857 reviews1,774 followers
February 3, 2021
3.5 Stars

Luke’s book is next, finally! But first, let’s welcome this badass vigilante power couple.

The H was being borderline creepy in the beginning, but overall 10/10 in the alpha macho man department. The h was a kickass Head Crackin’ Mamma Jamma. Her issue with not allowing herself to love was not fun, but she came through. I liked how she was with the kids too. The romance was equal parts heartwrenching and sweet.

There was a bit of a triangle typa situation similar to Joe-Violet-Mike from At Peace, but I favored how it was handled here. I liked the plot in the previous book better, but this was no less interesting. Enjoyed all the shenanigans with the Rock Chicks’ men and their women too. Overall, I had a good time and a good laugh.

Please don’t make Luke call Ava babe cause he’s used it with Roxie and Jules.

(Read as an Audiobook)
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634 reviews1,275 followers
January 6, 2016

KA's Rock Chick series, is one of my favorites. It's fun, nothing epic, but I always enjoying hanging in the Rock Chick world. Luke is still my favorite, so I will definitely be rereading his book ASAP!

First Read : 12/9/2012
Second Read : 1/4-1/5/2016
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3,919 reviews33k followers
April 20, 2015
5 Law stars!!!!!
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Jules is a social worker by day, and a vigilante by night. She has a score to settle with the drug dealers of Denver. She’s willing to do whatever it takes to clean up the streets- she won’t see what happened to Park happen to any of her other kids. All Jules has in the world is her Uncle Nick, her kids, and a strange batch of friends that includes Zip, Heavy, and Frank. The friends she made when she started training. After a while cleaning up the streets, she gets the nick name of ‘The Law’.

Vance Crowe is another member of the Hot Bunch. A sexy alpha male bad ass who works for Lee Nightingale. Vance is of Native American decent. His past is much like a lot of the kids that Jules works with. He immediately respects her for what she’s trying to do, but when their paths cross, he wants to help. He doesn’t want her in danger. He decides to be her backup. Even though Law doesn’t need a back up, Vance comes in handy.

Vance is known to be a bit of a player. He wants a girl, he gets her. Jules is the exact opposite. A twenty six year old virgin. Jules thinks Vance in gorgeous, but she is more concerned about her work than a relationship. Vance has his hands full with this one. The more he gets to know Jules and sees the type of woman she is, the more he needs her. In typical KA fashion, Jules tries to break up with Vance... more than once. Vance tries to give her the space she needs for a while, but he’s not letting this one get away.

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I’ve said it once, and I’ll say it again... these books just keep getting better and better! Vance was fabulous, and Jules... The Law. She was the shit! I don’t think I have ever liked a KA heroine as much as her (besides Tab). Hearing about Law’s kids and Vance’s past had me tearing up at times. This book was equal parts touching and sweet
“If someone like you, someone as unbelievably beautiful as you, as crazy and sweet as you, filled with attitude and courage with her heart in the right place, in a lot of right places even though her head normally isn’t… if someone like you shares her bed with me, then that says something about me.”

“No matter what,” he said, his voice fierce and strong and rumbling through me. “You told me I was home to you and I get it. You’re home to me. I’ve never had a home. I like the one I found and I’m not losin’ it. No matter what.”

“Outside my bike, never had anything important in my life been just mine."
My body stilled, so did my heart, and my eyes locked with his.
He started moving again, slowly, deeply and he kept talking. "Always castoffs, leftovers, used, sometimes even food from the dumpsters."
My heart started beating again, only to trip over itself; my breath came fast, not only from what was happening to my body but what he was saying.
His lips came to mine, his hands moved out of my hair and went to the side of my face and he stared in my eyes, pressing deep inside.
"Mine," he muttered, his deep voice hoarse, that fierce undercurrent there.
His tone caused a shiver to run through me, straight through to my soul.
Then he kissed me.

And of course it was hilarious and fun! Jules is a funny lady and when she’s with Tex... well we know how things get when Tex is thrown in the mix!!!

“And for fuck’s sake, stop saying fuck!”

“The cherry poppin’ conversation in your living room was the topic of conversation for days. Mace taped it and played it for the whole team.” I was back to staring at him with my mouth open and I think my heart stopped beating. “Look at this as your way of getting even,” he finished.
“That’s it!” I declared. “No cookies for Mace. I don’t care if he did beat someone up for me.”

“She’s a badass motherfuckeress. She’d kick your ass soon as look at you. You’ve clapped your eyes on The Law. Count yourself lucky, sucker. Now, what’ll it fuckin’be?”

“The Law and her sidekick, Tex, the Crackpot Coffee Guy were on the job.”

And it had it’s action, suspense, and of course was super HOT! Loved this book, loved Vance and Jules, and loved all the many side characters in this one! That’s the best part about the Rock Chick books... not only do you get to keep up with the couples of the other books, you have so many awesome side characters. It’s like a fantastically dysfunctional family and I love them all! The ending was amazing and Luke Stark is up next... I CAN’T WAIT!!!

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1,166 reviews1,636 followers
August 28, 2013

Re-read Review-August 26-27, 2013

When I finished my re-read of this story, I had such a big grin on my face and felt so "still" about it, that I decided whatever rating I'd given it before, I was going to bump it up one more.


5 stars is the highest I can go, officially, anyway. But no one can stop me from giving it 6 stars on my own, right? So here goes!


And deserving of even more! I had forgotten how much I adored Vance and Jules, so seeing them again was awesome. But just as awesome was watching big things unfold for Darius and Shirleen, and I hope that one day Roam and Sniff will get their own stories, too!

Up next in my Rock Chick re-read -- Luke and Ava! Wooooot!

Original Review-

Keepin’ it real, keepin’ it short... keepin' it real short....

Vance, the perfect hero… what I loved about him: Everything. What I didn’t love about him: Nothing.

Just sayin’….

And Jules… I loved Jules, her mission, her cause… Sniff and Roam… love, love, love. The way things come together with Darius and Shirleen… fan-fecking-tastic story. And Tex… ride-a-long with Tex as a partner… awesome stuff.

So much to love… romance, passion, sizzle, humor… totally awesome book.

Yep. Just sayin’…

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859 reviews3,871 followers
January 23, 2012
Vance said to Jules:
"If someone like you, someone as unbelievably beautiful as you, as crazy and sweet as you, filled with attitude and courage with her heart in the right place, in a lot of right places even though her head normally isn't… if someone like you shares her bed with me, then that says something about me."

4.5 stars.

Vance Ouray Crowe. Now, isn't that a cool name? Correction. Isn't that a super-badass and cool name?? Vance is looking like a Native American Warrior God. Seriously, I'd love to read more stories about NA heroes. These guys are hot! Vance is another bossy, blunt, badass, macho man hero straight out of KA's magic box. He's a recovering alcoholic and ex-con. Jules, Jules, Jules - the head crackin' mamma jamma. She's a sweet woman but she's got a mouth on her and an attitude. Jules is almost 27-years old and Wow, how cool is that?? Believe me, this woman can hold her own and she kicks ass! And no, Jules, you don't have to head off to Nicaragua… Furthermore, I am so happy that you removed Vance from your infamous 'Men in Your Life You're Going to Kill' List. Note to readers: Vance was at the top! That's no mean feat, after all.

Vance is third in command at Nightingale Investigations. He is Lee Nightingale's tracker, and extremely determined to protect Jules (Juliet Lawler, "Law"), the social worker. Law is her street name because what Jules said was "law". The kids respect and like Jules. Unfortunately, Jules has the tendency to place herself in danger. She likes to work the streets and she cares deeply for "her" (homeless) kids. Vance is a known womanizer but everything changes when he meets Jules and he's got the opportunity to taste a special kind of sweetness and he gets very possessive:

"You eat shit most your life, work, sweat, and bleed for anything you could get the rest of it, you know sweet when you taste it."

"Outside my bike, never has anything important in my life been just mine."
My body stilled, so did my heart, and my eyes locked with his.
He started moving again, slowly, deeply and he kept talking. "Always castoffs, leftovers, used, sometimes even food from dumpsters."
…"Mine", he muttered, his deep voice hoarse, that fierce undercurrent there.

Jules lost her family when she was a little kid, and Vance lived a very shitty childhood. Ultimately, Vance and Jules learn the true meaning of home.

Jules said:
"Home isn't a place. Home is anywhere, just as long as the people you love are there."
And Vance said:
"Wherever it takes me, good to know in the end, it'll lead back to you."

Badass Vance proved to be a very gentle and tender guy. Rock Chick Renegade is filled with great characters, witty dialogs, lots of fun, and quite a lot of action. I have to say it again. There are scenes that feel a bit OTT but as long as you don't take it too seriously you will totally enjoy this story. It's very entertaining and compelling! Prepare yourself for a huge drama towards the end of the story. On the one hand, I was missing an epilogue. On the other hand, I already know that Jules and Vance will get their very, very sweet HEA in book 5 (Rock Chick Revenge). In Rock Chick Renegade the reader is introduced to Ava Barlow, the heroine of Rock Chick Revenge. Hence, I think it was kinda well done and I can accept the lack of a proper epilogue - for once. Rock Chick Renegade is a must read for every Kristen Ashley addict. Enjoy!
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2,243 reviews969 followers
March 16, 2022
Juliet (Jules) Lawler is a social worker whose focus is on at-risk teens at a local Denver center. There are three young boys who she’s become particularly invested in and when one of them is harmed by area drug dealers, she takes them on and disrupts their nighttime business. Things get dangerous and Jules gets the attention of Lee Nightingale and his team, specifically Vance Crowe, the gorgeous and broody tracker. Of course, their chemistry is combustible but Jules stubbornly refuses to back down and leave control of the streets to the professionals. In the meantime, these two Alphas struggle to figure out their boundaries and make a relationship work.

I had high hopes for this story as I’d become a big fan of Vance Crowe from Roxie’s last book. Jules had all the makings of an interesting addition to the Rock Chicks but her immaturity and recklessness gave me one too many eye-rolling moments. Her command of the streets seemed implausible and constant threats to leave Vance wearying. But, their tender moments were what kept me going, those times when both were willing to be vulnerable with each other. I also liked when the Rock Chicks embraced Jules, giving her insights into her feminine side as she was severely lacking after being raised mostly by men.

I liked the story but didn’t enjoy it at the level of the earlier ones because of my failure to connect with Jules. There were lots of hilarious moments and frightening ones, too, that helped to keep me going. The narrator has become comfortable in mastering the storytelling and voice distinctions, which is also a big bonus as I will continue listening to the series. I seem to be in the minority about this one so check out other reviews. It might just be a case of it’s me not Jules. 3.5 stars

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3,550 reviews4,575 followers
April 21, 2012
4 ½-5 stars – Chick lit/Contemporary Romance/Romantic Suspense

This is my favorite in the fun, ridiculously zany, wild ride Rock Chick series so far. Vance is another yummy, KAmazing alpha hero, and he and Jules were smokin’ hot together!

I liked Jules and found her far less irritating than previous Rock Chicks, Indy, Jet, and Roxie, but she definitely had numerous aggravating moments. Her inner Rottweiler, constant threats about breaking up with Vance, and routinely bragging about being such a kickass “The Law” mamma jamma were really annoying. As far as I’m concerned, Vance has the patience of a saint.

The love triangle went a bit too far for my taste, so I’m knocking off half a star for that and some Jules irritation. Otherwise, it’s a highly entertaining read with some emotional moments that made me tear up a few times. 4 ½-5 stars!

Although his hair isn’t quite long enough, this is definitely my Vance Ouray Crowe.


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1,868 reviews2,243 followers
June 14, 2017
3.5 stars

I have a lot of mixed feelings on this one. For the most part, I liked it. But when I sat back and thought about the book, some things were off. Vance really came across as very creepy to me in the beginning. This is my 41st book I've read by Ashley so I understand her alpha males, but breaking into someone's house and crawling into bed with them while they sleep after only talking once was WAY too big of a leap for me. He got better the second half of the book, but his actions after that were also way too fast.

What I loved about this book was Jules, she was a kick butt heroine who literally went after drug dealers, pranking them and well.... kicking butt! She had some issues, but it wouldn't be a KA novel if the heroine or hero didn't so it worked very well.

This is a fast and fun read, not my favorite by KA but still enjoyable.

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1,838 reviews6,245 followers
January 14, 2016
A 4-star rating when I hate these alpha men forcing women into relationships with them? Why, Jilly?

Well, I just said to myself that I could (A) Stop reading them and leave behind all of the funny characters and crazy antics, or (B) get over it - they are fictional men and I like all of the funny characters and crazy antics. I chose B. because funny. I would probably sell my first born to someone who could make me laugh. (She knows this and is fine with it. The therapy helped.)

On the other hand, if these men were real - I would feel compelled to go to Denver and either kick their asses, or find myself a son-in-law for me and my daughter, cuz lord knows she's not getting any younger and I want grandchildren someday. (Again, I drive her to therapy, then we go to lunch. It's fun.)

So, in this book, we have Jules, also known as Law. She is a social worker who lost one of her street kids to bad drugs and has since gone on a one-woman crusade to mess with the drug dealers of Denver. She does this by becoming a 12 year old boy and playing stupid pranks on them. Yes, that's how we clean-up the streets - toilet papering drug dealers' cars..

Surprisingly, she starts to annoy the wrong people and they are going to stop her silly antics, drug dealer style - with guns and pain.

Here comes Vance, to the rescue. And, his way of rescuing her involves forcing himself upon her and making her have sex with him even though she was a virgin. Of course, this is book world. She gives up her virginity that she has held sacred for 26 years to a man she met a day earlier and has all kinds of orgasms with her first experience.

In spite of the idiotic games that Law played with the drug dealers, I liked her. She named her camaro Hazel, had conversations with her cat, could NOT cook, and loved her street kids that she worked with. I love how she was constantly telling them not to swear by swearing herself and swearing in front of them.

"Stop saying motherfuckers..."
"I'll be there in ten. And, don't say fuck..."
"don't say bitches..."
"Boys, quiet. Curtis, don't say fuck. Martin don't say shit."
"don't say fuck..."
"For fuck's sake, stop saying fuck!"

the mom's ultimate weapon...

As always, the Rock Chick gang was hilarious and always getting into trouble. I love how this group of characters fit together, and I like how it is growing to add-in new, awesome, characters like May. I will keep reading this series because I am in love with this crazy gang, and because I love Luke and his book is next. :-D
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896 reviews1,974 followers
November 23, 2014
4.5 Boo Stars!!! :D


Jules is a social worker that does way more than is required of her job. She takes protecting children very seriously and all she wants is assuring that they have a great future. They’re “her kids.”
Coming from a hard past where she lost all her family (except for an uncle) she connects very deeply with her kids… so when she finds one of them dead, well, she wants to revenge his death and starts a vendetta against Denver’s drug dealers.
Obviously, this puts her in trouble with a lot of bad men. Not that she really cares.


During her crusade, she stumbles upon Nightingales men… and friends, and after very heated discussions between all of them, they eventually take her under their wings treating her as one more member of the team.
And obviously the Rock Chicks welcome her as “rock sister” too and well… Vance welcomes her in more intimate ways.
He used to be one of those kids Jules saves every day, so he feels connected to her and their story starts to happen.


Well, another great book in an amazingly badass series. I love this girls, it is one of the few series where the heroines don’t annoy me to no end. (Well, in fact I don’t think I ever get annoyed by a KA’s heroine!)
And well, on account of my deep love for alpha-males, I love all the boys from these books. All.
(But well, Lee is still my favorite!)
To finish I just have to say that Boo was my favorite character of this book, probably my favorite character in this series so far. He is the most awesome cat ever! xD

And one more thing: Why the hell didn't you start reading this already??!
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1,221 reviews2,598 followers
January 27, 2016
*** 3.45 ***

A buddy read with the other KA addicts at BB&B

This was Jules the Law and Vince Crow's book of how to seduce a vigilante:-). Setting - the wilds of Denver, bad guys - drug dealers who deal to kids, and the gang of good supporting guys - the Rock Chicks + entourage and various hilarious friends.

Jules is one head turning, stunning, Gun-slinging, social working, bad mema-jama!!! Vance is tall, dark, handsome, Harley Davidson riding, gun packing, hard headed and lean bodied bad ass good guy. Jules manages to steal the hearts of all hot dudes and rock Chicks hanging out in the coffee shop by publicly shooting at a drug dealer's car right in front of them. It was love at first shot!

As with most KA books, the plot is secondary to the character interactions and bidding friendships and romance. And as usual, there are very thin on plot stretches and some more than useless as related to the plot advancement pages... There is the usual tough and irresistible alpha and the independent lady whom he is determined to protect, even if she finds that suffocating...

There also were moments when I found it difficult to relate to the leading lady, but that was mostly in the first 30% and with the help of our favorite crazy Chicks, she was able to dig her way into my heart.

This is not one of the strongest entries in this series, but despite its weaknesses this book still has one major thing going for it - the magical powers of KA's simplistic writing style! The woman has mad skills in the story telling and character building department!!! She is truly gifted!!!

Recommend this to all lovers of contemporary romance, but not if a very pushy and macho alpha may test your sense of what lines could or should be crossed...

I wish all a good day and happy reading!!!
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1,644 reviews149 followers
January 2, 2021
January 2021 reread. Still love it.

January 2017 and I'm rereading my fave Rock Chick for the third time. Or possibly the fourth, I can't remember. I blame Daisy for this when I have millions of unread books on Kindle AND a balance on my Amazon gift card. Still love it.

Vance and Jules' story is my favourite so far. It was simply brilliant.
The author has played around with the winning formula in this one so instead of a female lead who is fleeing danger and needs protection, we have a female lead who's a social worker in a kids homeless shelter - although streetwise and as eccentric as the other rock chicks, not a sickly sweet gal - who's carrying out a one-woman vigilante campaign to free the streets of drug dealers. And although she's 26, gorgeous, streetwise and confident, she's always closed herself off from people, never had a boyfriend and still a virgin. For once in a story like this not only was this perfectly plausible, but it also led to some of the best tension I've ever read in a KA story, and she sets the bar really high.
There are some other refreshing differences in the way their story plays out that, combined with the chemistry, the witty banter and the stellar smut made this an outstanding read. The drama in this really got my heart racing. Exceptional. Highly recommended
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1,643 reviews1,512 followers
February 2, 2016
Read with my Killer KA girls at at Buddies Books & Baubles

You know that series that you love and start reading and don’t want to stop and so you start the next book before you even get a review written for the one you just read so by the time that you get back to write your review things are a little murky because you are now 1-3 books ahead of the review you are actually writing. THIS is that kind of series for me.

I was really excited about Jules and Vance’s story from the moment that Jules got into a car chase with a bad guy that ending in front of Fortnums and she shot out his tires. That is the Rock Chick for me and I knew I was going to love her and I WAS NOT WRONG.

Jules is a bad ass. She lost most of her family young and now works with homeless kids trying to get them off the streets. She has decided to also do a little guerilla style warfare in her city to make herself a nuisance to the drug dealers in the area so they will get out of town or at least try selling to anyone but the kids she is trying to keep clean and get into homes. How can you not like and respect that.

Jules is on a mission but she didn’t go into it blind she at least got a little training to help keep her safe. But Vance has taken a big interest in her so I’m thinking that he is going to make sure that Lee’s boys also give her a little more training. It was great to have a Rock Chick that wasn’t the ‘Damsel in Distress’ and knew how to throw down a little.
“I’m just relieved that when you told me you knew what you were doin’, you actually knew what you were doin’.”

It seems that Vance wasn’t the only one that took a liking to a girl who can throw down and he might have just a little competition from one of his Alpha brothers if he doesn’t get to staking his claim soon.

Like all the Rock Chick books this has funny times
“Fuck, is that Indy Savage?” Zip asked, staring at Indy.
“Yes—” I began.
“Oh no. No, no, no. I don’t want Lee Nightingale on my ass. You are not draggin’ her into this. She’ll recruit Chavez’s woman and Nightingale’s sister and it’ll be the Rock Chick Renegades against the Denver Drug Dealers. I see rivers of blood and pissed-off bad boys denied their pieces of ass and they’ll come after me. No fuckin’ way, I won’t be a part of it.”

angsty times
“From what I hear, you’ve had a lot of sweet things.”
“No. I’ve had a lot of easy things.”
“I know a couple of girls you’ve—”
“None of them smelled of melons, tasted of cherries or ended up worth the effort,” he said bluntly.

emotional times
“Knowin’ I got something to live for now that you’re mine. Keepin’ it that way, workin’ at keepin’ this good like it is right now.” I stopped breathing and he kept talking. “I can go back now, to the rez, to my family with you on the back of my bike.” My lungs started burning with lack of oxygen, but that was okay considering my heart had also stopped beating. I figured I was going to die at any moment and I was totally fine with that. Vance continued, “They can see that, despite them, I made it to the other side, past their shit. While they lived their dysfunction, I worked my way to something better, ridin’ up with you wrapped around me.”

and just down right good times.
“You wanna explain to me how you’re all of a sudden close with Indy and her gang?”
I shook my head, not because I didn’t want to explain it, but because I couldn’t. “I have no idea.”
When he looked dubious I continued, “Honestly. I swear. I actually tried to get them to leave me alone, but I thought Daisy was going to take me down in a bitch-slapping fight when I told her my life was none of her business. Have you seen that woman’s nails? I’m not gonna go there.”

I liked how Vance and Jules both didn’t have much family and so they understood that section of each other’s lives. Jules has never really even had a boyfriend so she is so uncomfortable with everything she is feeling, so the logical thing to do is try to break up with Vance..we all know how well that goes down with the Alpha men of KA-land.. Still it is funny how many times she tries to end it just to have Vance pull her back in.

Another couple that is perfect for each other in so many ways. So again another good story with fun times with hilarious characters and something that just always drags me in until the final page.
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529 reviews517 followers
May 16, 2018
5/5 stars

This is tied in first place for my favourite Rock Chick book, I loved everything about this book and the two main characters, Jules and Vance own my heart. Jules is the ballsy female character I have been looking for in a romance series. She has the heart of gold and sets out on a vigilantly (but not too violent) mission to avenge the death of one of the kids the looked after as a social worker.

Jules is everything I aim to be on a daily basis, she is caring, kickass and rocks some series sassiness. The relationship between her and Vance was the best mixture of angst and pure romance. If you're looking for a romance book where a hot manly man eventually falls to his knees, this is for you. Every little nickname he called Jules made me sigh.

This book also has the beautiful added feature of Jules' job and the three boys who wiggle their way into her heart. The drama that follows this couple is utterly addictive but also heart wrenching. Nothing but good words and good feels about this book, would reread this in a heartbeat!

my reviews and ratings for Kristen Ashely's other books:
Rock Chick (Rock Chick, #1)— here
Rock Chick Revenge (Rock Chick, #5) — here
Sweet Dreams (Colorado Mountain, #2) — here
Lady Luck (Colorado Mountain, #3) — here
Breathe (Colorado Mountain, #4) — here
Mystery Man (Dream Man, #1) — here
Law Man (Dream Man #3) — here
Knight (Unfinished Hero, #1) — here
Raid (Unfinished Hero, #3) — here
Deacon (Unfinished Hero, #4) — here
August 23, 2019
5 Native American Hottie Stars!!!!

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December 2014 Audiobook Review

Missing the Hot Bunch and Rock Chicks. So I've decided to get reacquainted with Hottie Vance :)

* just as fantastic the second...or third time around!!! I love and adore the Hot Bunch and their Rock Chicks!! This one is no different, lots of fun, laughter, bonding and comrade. There was a twist with Jules not only being a Rock Chick, she's also a social worker for runaways, and a vigilante "A Head Crackin' Mamma Jamma" who's waging war against local drug dealers she feels is responsible for the death of one of "her" kids.

I loved the "Cherry Popping" prep/pep talk the Rock Chicks, Todd, and Stevie have with Jule's....hysterical!!!

Vance has demons from his past, even though he's part of the Hot Bunch group, you never really know how alone in life he really is, his childhood is tragic and sad, he finally finds peace with Jules but soon Jule's vigilante past catches up to her with horrific consequences.

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*Last read in April 2012
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2,082 reviews861 followers
February 6, 2017
It’s sort of difficult to review this series when reading them all back to back. I don’t want to repeat myself, but it’s a KA book and I tend to love the same things about each of her characters that she gives you in each book.

In RC Renegade Vance is about to get hit in the face with love, when Jules steps onto his radar, making herself vulnerable to other threats as she tries to clean up the city and the streets she loves. When things get hairy, Vance is quick to lay down his protection and the boys follow suit.

But Vance doesn’t know what to expect when it comes to Jules. A woman like her should not be so innocent, not one that looks as good as she does. But with her past of losing everyone that she’s loved, giving her heart away was something she just wasn’t willing to risk. Good thing Vance is there to ensure that she doesn’t get much of a choice in the matter.

Now. There was just something about Vance. He was so damn vulnerable and I loved him. He broke my heart. When he gives the sweet to Jules, when you see just how much he never had, it just breaks your heart. I was in tears and I just couldn’t stand him not feeling worthy of love. And I have a huge bone to pick with Luke. Gah. As much as he intrigued me and I was already in love with him, he just pushed so damn hard in this book and I was getting so angry over the way he inserted himself into Jules’ life. It made me melt even more for Vance.

I can’t believe I waited so long to read these books. I felt like I knew these characters a little bit from seeing them in all the other books, but part of me feels like I missed out, because those cameos would have meant so much more if I had read this series first.
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567 reviews126 followers
June 5, 2017
4 *Mine* stars!

Ughm... So we went from holy cows to emotional rottweilers/pugs? I guess that could be considered an upgrade of sorts, but I'm not sure, and I'm really not the one to judge, so whatever.

Crazy is the new hot, didn't you hear?

If you were wondering if the men in this series are all totally unawares about personal boundaries/personal space, well, the answer is a definite yes. Vance here went one step further than guys before him and actually broke in the girl's house in the middle of the night. A girl he knew at most a day. Would it bother me in real life? Heck yeah! Did it bother me in this instance? Not as much as you'd imagine.

No, not really

This was probably because the B&E perpetrator looked ike this...

Swoon is just not the word for it. I tell ya, that guy wants to break in in my apartment? He's welcome any time, like any time at all. I'd even leave him some milk and cookies. What, you think only Santa should get treats? For what I'm planning to do with that guy, he'll need all the strenght he could get. No joke.

You probably don't want to hear about my imaginary sexcapades with Jason Momoa lookalike, so I'll go back to our MCs.

When we first met Jules, all kickass and gun weilding, I thought "Oh, she would be great for Luke". Alas that didn't happen as I thought, although Luke shared my thoughts on that subject. I got to admit, Vance and Jules are kind of perfect for each other. They even might be my favorites now.

I liked Jules. She's a social worker by day, drug dealer's nuisance by night kind of girl. Sure enough that gets her in trouble with street bosses and that's where Vance and the HotCrew come in. What I liked the most about Jules is her love for those young delinquents in the shelter, the way she cares about them and that's what Vance saw too. Being raised in the streets himself, you can see why he's so taken with her.

It didn't even bother me much that Jules was still a virgin at 26, almost 27 years of age. Because, honestly, the way Vance reacted was just priceless.

“Outside my bike, never has anything important in my life been just mine...Always castoffs, leftovers, used, sometimes even food from the dumpsters."
His lips came to mine, his hands moved out of my hair and went to the side of my face and he stared in my eyes, pressing deep inside.
"Mine," he muttered, his deep voice hoarse, that fierce undercurrent there.

That made up for everything. Even all the Shut ups.

Over and out
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1,358 reviews168 followers
August 27, 2016
Written August 10, 2014

4 Stars - I both smacks my lips and drooling with pleasure, simply freeking lovely!

Book #4 - Jules & Vance's story

This seems to be a great, grand and very funny (audio) book series. Perfect for me. ~ Sweet stories that lights up, makes me laugh and warms my heart this divinely sunny Swedish summer 2014. Highly recommended to listen to.

# I really enjoyed #1 - Rock Chick (3.5 stars) about Indy & Lee.
# Liked even more the second one; #2 - Rock Chick Rescue (3.8 stars) about Jet & Eddie.
# Doubtless best so far was #3 - Rock Chick Redemption (4.3 stars) about Roxie & Hank.
# Listening time for the fourth installment, Jules & Vance story.

~ As all girls says here; these RC books just become better and better. ~

#4 Renegade didn't disappoint me. Another solid nice and amusing RC story to listening to.


Okay, I knew this would be another awesome fun 15 audio hours in this crazy 'chick world' in Denver Colorado. I just want to be there with them and join them in all theur fun parties and daily funny pranks. Once again is one of Kristen Ashley novels narrated by a fantastic voice, Susannah Jones. Ms Jones really makes these books so very amusing and enjoyable to listening to.

Want to be lazy and listening?


More stunning new lovebirds to meet? - Course...always!!

In RC Renegade is our hero Vance Crown. Vance is the tough dark silent alpha kind, a "Lee-agent". He is a gorgeous Native American with long black hair and to make it outrageously enviable is he also riding a Harley ....and has a super sexy raw voice. ~ "Drool-Sigh", it sounds yummy nice to meet him.
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“Outside my bike, never has anything important in my life been just mine.”
My body stilled, so did my heart, and my eyes locked with his.
His lips came to mine, his hands moved out of my hair and went to the side of my face and he stared in my eyes, pressing deep inside.
“Mine,” he muttered, his deep voice hoarse, that fierce undercurrent there.’

The heronie Juliet Lawler (aka Jules or Law) is a fearless cheeky 27 years old girl who can handle a gun, and want to save all these poor homeless rowdy youths from drug dealers and other nasty men. Jules is out on a dangerous mission (to please her inner Head-Crackin' Mamma Jamma) in the dark Denver night.

...and one day these two meet and its start to sparkle...hot.
“If someone like you, someone as unbelievably beautiful as you, as crazy and sweet as you, filled with attitude and courage with her heart in the right place, in a lot of right places even though her head normally isn’t… if someone like you shares her bed with me, then that says something about me.”

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I hoped for some more cozy, enjoyable and giggly moments once again. Got it?

....?!? ....

Sorry!! ~ ....I had an idea to write down some more thoughts here, but why do it? There's already a ton of good, nice and well-made reviews about all the books in this series.

This particular book, the fourth part Renegade is of course well done, entertaining and romantic, and delightful dialogue filled with many grand macho truths - but perhaps not a #1 RC-favorite of mine. I liked everything but was not completely enamored by the romance in this part. Maybe it was just me? ~ Everything around —with the friends at Fortnum's Bookstore— was perfectly done.

I think this quote from this fourth book says a lot about these sassy "chicks" and their wild life:

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Any surprises?
No, not much new under the sun. ~ But I like to be with old friends sometimes, and just get another chance to meet them all there at Fortnum'snow and then once again.

Summary: As always in a Rock Chick book: — Sweet, tender and nicely smexy. Hilariously fun, fast-paced and with yet another AWESOME suuuuuper sexy hero. I can't but congratulate (despite an ounce of jealousy) these rarely afforded Denver chicks !! ~ Ms Ashley, you for sure know how to make a amazing romantic and nice book-world for us readers to dream about.

~ I'm in a incurable Rock Chick need nowadays. My priorities are not the wisest so it is soonish time fot the next one, #5 - Rock Chick Revenge about Luke & Ava. ...a favorite part for some of my friends here.

I LIKE - absolutely, I want to BE a crazy young Rock Chick babe.

description The Rock Chick series by Kristen Ashley

Rock Chick (Rock Chick, #1) by Kristen Ashley Rock Chick Rescue (Rock Chick, #2) by Kristen Ashley Rock Chick Redemption (Rock Chick, #3) by Kristen Ashley Rock Chick Renegade (Rock Chick, #4) by Kristen Ashley Rock Chick Revenge (Rock Chick, #5) by Kristen Ashley
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473 reviews6,303 followers
August 25, 2017
I loved loved loved this one <3 Vance was so great, but Jules was even better! I absolutely loved her character, finally a woman who can kick some ass! And finally a bad guy that's not her ex trying to get back together or kill her looool I think it's a noble thing what she tried to do, and I'm glad Lee's guys backed her up with this :) Luke was great in this one, can't wait to read his book <3 <3 <3 I was shocked with Darius, didn't see that comming, and I'm glad :) The whole Rock Chick gang is getting bigger, and I love every addition <3
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434 reviews724 followers
May 20, 2013
5 Badass HOT as Hell Star's for Vance

This series just gets better... I loved Vance and Jules story... Vance is a badass but Jules is one hell of a female badass herself, she's strong, has a mouth that Vance has to shut up at times in a good way, she's a social worker and fights for the kids she loves so kicks ass and becomes one of the nightinghale team!!!

Jules has lost alot in her time on earth, but she has her uncle - her life is Nick and her cat(boo) who she has lots of commicle conversations with so at night she hits the street and fights for her boys!! She carries a gun and know's how to use it, she doesn't let her guard down.. until she cross's Vance.

Vance is a one of KA's special Alpha Male's but he has got to be favourite in this series so far, he's a badass but he also takes his sweet time. giving Jules the time to come around and let him in!!

Eventually she does and they become a team, he becomes Home for her and she becomes Home for him.

I just love the rest of the Nightinghale team and looking forward to Luke's story next, I love Fortnums, her uncle Nick, the girls that are gettin bigger... and there nights out, chats and shopping trips!!

I'm not going to say much else but Vance Vance Vance I love him!!!

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"You're home, see, Auntie Reba said home isn't a place,home is anywhere just as long as the people you love are there."
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2,700 reviews658 followers
September 23, 2021
I don't know if you see it as a good thing or a bad thing that I can just point to previous book reviews to explain how I feel about the current book. It's pretty much the same formula as book one and on, just a different couple. I think it's a good thing. When I like something, I want more of it.

Our side characters are growing with each book as well as the rock chic group and that just adds to the entertainment value to the story. My only complaint is the heroines are constantly trying to break up with the heroes in these books. I like that the heroes just don't listen and bulldoze right over them because honestly, the reasons for wanting to break up are ridiculous, which I get the feeling is the point. I love a good resisting heroine but a little bit goes a long way.

I wasn't too happy with Luke getting involved in the Jules/Vance bubble, but circumstances didn't make it too big of a deal in this book. However, it might make it a big deal for me in Luke's book. I like my couples focused only on each other. On to the next book...
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1,258 reviews1,547 followers
August 2, 2023
Another fabulous installment in the Rock Chick series, and I do believe that Jules is a close runner up to Jet in my favorite Rock Chick spot. She's a social worker with an attitude. After losing her entire family as a child, she's now unwittingly made her own. Between her boys on the street that she protects nightly, her new found Rock Chick friends, and of course, the hot pack, you would think that she would be well insulated from the drug lords of Denver. But Jules is the toughest Rock Chick there is. I usually go for the helpless females, hence my love of the dominating males. But Jules had an innate vulnerability that she covered up with attitude.

I love Jules' internal dialogue. Her nickname for her inner ass kicker is 'head bashing mamma jamma.' I laughed every single time. She also talks to her cat. He answers in meows, but she knows what he's saying. And being an animal lover myself, I know how it is when you know your pet to that extreme. Could be a little scary for people who don't know you. But Vance takes it in stride and in fact, this is one of Jules endearing qualities. What a guy!

Vance at first just tries to make her see reason, and when Jules teenage boys from the foster home are threatened, he finally steps up and helps out. Only he falls just about as fast as the rest of the hot pack and their women. So he changes tactics, and sets about wooing Jules "Kristen Ashley" style. You know, the style that would make me kick his a** to the curb in real life, but makes me swoon to read about.

This is the first KA book that has made me cry. Maybe because, while the other men and women are fabulous together and one hundred percent dedicated to each other, Jules and Vance are the first couple that truly needs each other. Their story is, as always hilarious but also heartfelt and suspenseful.
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1,012 reviews166 followers
February 18, 2022
I am starting to think that being a part of the Rocks Chicks & the Hot Bunch is like being a part of the Weasley family, and I’m not gonna lie, I want IN!

My heart has (yet again) fallen for a Hot Bunch man.
(I also have zero regrets😈).

Not gonna lie, I was a bit worried starting this book. I was afraid that Jules were gonna be “over the top crazy dumb” in the risk department. The “my way or no way”- attitude.
I love a badass woman but it has to be done right, and Jules sure as hell was done right. And then I felt stupid because it’s KA, and she has never steered me wrong, so why the hell was I worried?
Vance was a delight. He had such laser focus and it was so hot.

Read: 17/02/2022
1st rating: 5 stars
Genre/tropes: Contemporary/romance/action
Cover: 3 stars
POV’s: Mainly Single, (1st person) but added a bunch of multiple POV’s toward the end.
Will I recommend: YES
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1,365 reviews188 followers
October 1, 2014
These books are all pretty much identical. The biggest difference from one book to the next is the colour of the cover.

That said, they're pretty good fun and completely forgettable...like going through McDonalds Drive-Thru in Dodge Avenger and buying a Big Mac is good fun....and forgettable.
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709 reviews2,137 followers
February 26, 2012
We pick up the action in this one minutes after Rock Chick Redemption left off with Vance in hot pursuit of Jules on his Harley after watching her shoot out a drug dealer’s tyres right in front of Fortnums. Jules is a social worker by day and avenging angel vigilante by night. She works at a shelter for homeless kids and is hellbent on revenge after finding one of her boys dead of an OD with a syringe lying by his body.

She’s a girl who has loved and lost nearly her entire family. Her parents and brother were killed in a car crash when she was small and she now shares a duplex with Nick, the widower of her aunt, her last surviving relative, who died when she was 15. She’s scared to let herself care for anyone because she’s known the acute pain of loss and doesn’t want to experience it again. She now lives with and talks daily to her kittycat Boo, not to be confused with the Boo that prowls the corridors of the Brotherhood Mansion.

Vance is one of Lee’s boys, of Native American descent. He’s drop dead gorgeous with a fall of glossy black hair and Jules is deeply attracted to him right from the get go. Lee and his crew have all heard of her antics and, whilst disapproving of her lone ranger act, do approve of her campaign and decide to let it be known that she has their protection.

The love story really takes centre stage in this one with everyone warning Jules that Vance is a P-L-A-Y-E-R and with her reluctance to give into her feelings. Vance makes a romantic gesture on her birthday and she completely freaks and pushes him away. She was beginning to annoy me by then and I felt sorry for Vance. Enter Luke – she has a little dalliance with him (who wouldn’t??) and Vance really doesn’t like it and their relationship starts to come together.

They’re very sweet together and I loved their romance. The suspense plot simmers gently in the background in this one with the burgeoning relationship between Jules and Vance coming to the fore and it is beautiful the way she lets down her inner defences and slowly lets him in. Eventually, the suspense plot bursts into life in a more dramatic and explosive way than any other Rock Chick novel with the most intense ending with every Rock Chick getting a moment to reflect on what is happening.

All the usual crew are here and it’s another rich walk through the lush countryside which is Rock Chick World. We end with a little hint of the next novel which will undoubtedly involve Luke, who I confess to having a bit of a crush on!!

5 stars – romantic suspense.

I wanted to add this as a quote but decided it was too spoilerific so....

Beware............here be spoilers

Le sigh!
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