Monday, January 9, 2017

Rock Chick Revolution by Kristen Ashley


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.

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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

Veronica☆☆☆☆☆
After the chaos and mayhem of most of our previous Rock Chick romances, the relationship between Ally and Ren felt more mature, probably because the chase and the “will they, won't they” part of their romance does not play out in full review of the Rock Chicks.

The connection Ally feels to Ren is so strong ,and I felt every emotion she did and I cried more than once. Ren is, as Ally calls him, an Italian hot head, and he and Ally clash verbally on a regular basis. But I love that Ren is man enough to admit when he is wrong and to compromise. That alone make him the hottest of the Hot Guy Bunch in my book.

An issue that pops up and causes trouble between Ren and Ally is her choice of career. She has secretly been doing PI work on the side with the help of Darius and Brody. She decides she wants to become a PI full time, which doesn't go down well with Ren, her brothers, and some of the Hot Guy Bunch. The feminist in me was behind Ally all the way as she has to fight to prove that she is just as good at her job as any of Lee's men.

Explosions, kidnappings, crime fighting, love, romance, and a nice dose of hot sex all feature in Rock Chick Revolution. As does our usual group of characters who all feel like part of our life.

Ally and Ren are definitely my favourite Rock Chick couple. Kristen Ashley saved the best for last. Rock Chick Revolution is awesome!


Ruthie☆☆☆☆☆
This is the eighth and final book in the series – although Jan 2017 there is a 0.5 book coming out – hurrah! I would definitely recommend that you read these in order – but I would also suggest that you leave a couple of weeks between each – to spread out the goodness, and to digest one story before you get to the next.

This book is a revolution, because it makes us travel along a timeline we've been through already, to reveal just what Ally has been up to on the quiet. It is very effective at bringing the reader up to date on all the storylines, so if it has been a while since you read any Rock Chick, this would catch you up fast. It is a really long book packed full of adventures with our favourite group of people. I wanted it to end a few times, not because I had had enough, but because things looked to be good... but no, Ms. Ashley had a few more dramas and incidents to reveal before the team could be properly happy! Lots of loose ends were tied up, some of which I had guessed, some which were a blast, and a few scenes had me reaching for the tissue box.

All in all, a classic and righteous story. Thank you for the memories Ms. Ashley (and I cannot wait for Rock Chick Reawakening when it hits my Kindle at midnight tonight – all sleep has been cancelled!).


Angela☆☆☆☆☆
Until now, this was the only Rock Chick book that I had not read more than once. Truth be told, I’m not sure why I haven’t reread Rock Chick Revolution before now because I absolutely adore Ally and love that she and Ren were coupled together, because not only did Ren deserve happiness after Ava’s journey in Rock Chick Revenge, but there was no way that one of the Hot Bunch would ever work for Ally. Nope. Ally needed a man who wasn’t beholden to her brother or scared of him and Ren was just the man for the job. I can’t say that Ashley saved the best for last – especially since Rock Chick Reawakening was released this week – but I can say that she didn’t pull any punches with Ally and her pursuit of happiness… or in the form of it.

As it’s been a couple of years since I read this book, there was a lot of it that I did not remember, so it was almost like I was reading it for the first time. Again, I gotta say that the author made Ally work hard for her happiness. We know that no Rock Chick has an easy time of it when she finds her Hot Guy and Ally is not the first of the ladies to suspect that her man loves another. While that knowledge did not keep her from falling for Ren, it made her keep him at arm’s length as she protected her heart as best she could. Alas, as always happens with every Rock Chick, when the proverbial excrement hit the fan, Ally tried to cut ties with Ren, and while Ren might not be a member of the Hot Bunch, as a hot-blooded Italian American man, he was not down with that plan. Yet even after they worked their way past that obstacle, the author keeps her readers on their toes as a pivotal plot point in the story plays out in such a way that, even as a series fan who knows that the couple always finds their happy ending, I feared it would succeed in driving the final nail in the coffin of their relationship – THAT was how bad the divide between them grew, THAT was how firm Ren was in his refusal to back down, and THAT was how devastated and dejected Ally was by Ren’s response. Even knowing that it would all work out, seeing Ally so subdued broke my heart, but that was only one of many, many times Ashley made me cry.

Each book in the Rock Chick series is packed with action, but Rock Chick Revolution seems even more action-packed than its predecessors. Perhaps it’s because it was meant to be the series finale or perhaps it’s because of the career path Ally has chosen – something we got a glimpse of in the series crossover book, Breathe. Suffice it to say, so much happens that on the reread I kept repeating “Ohmigod!” as a new secret was exposed, a new happiness discovered, a new crime solved, and a new connection made. I am sorry to say that I had forgotten how big of a part Darius had in this book. His character has intrigued me from the beginning and I enjoyed getting a closer look into his life. Truth be told, Ashley did a great job in how she wove Darius into Ally’s story so much because it not only helps lay the foundation for his book in the spin-off series the author has planned for Mace’s agency out in L.A., but it allowed for major character development as Ally grows, develops her skills, and sticks her nose into Darius’s business because she wants him to take his place in the family like he should. There is so much more that goes on in Rock Chick Revolution, stuff that I will not reveal in my review, but nonetheless insured its spot on my reread list and hopefully I’ll get to do so again sooner rather than later.


Also Available in the Rock Chick Series

Book 1
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For reviews & more info, check out our Rock Chick post.


Book 2
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For reviews & more info, check out our Rock Chick Rescue post.


Book 3
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For reviews & more info, check out our Rock Chick Redemption post.


Book 4
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For reviews & more info, check out our Rock Chick Renegade post.


Book 5
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For reviews & more info, check out our Rock Chick Revenge post.


Book 6
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For reviews & more info, check out our Rock Chick Reckoning post.


Book 7
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For reviews & more info, check out our Rock Chick Regret post.




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.

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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team reviewed their personal copy of Rock Chick Revolution (Rock Chick #8) by Kristen Ashley for this post.

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