Tuesday, January 23, 2024

Rock Chick Rematch by Kristen Ashley Release Blitz

Life cut him down, she remained.

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Kristen Ashley brings a new story in her Rock Chick series…

In high school, Malia Clark found the man of her dreams.

Darius Tucker.

But life hits them full in the face way before it ever should. Darius makes a drastic decision to keep his family safe and Malia leaves town with a secret.

When Malia returns, she seeks Darius to share all, but Darius finds out before she can tell him. At the same time, she finds out just how much Darius has changed in the years she’s been away.

She just refuses to give up on him.

Until he forces her hand.

Secrets come between Malia and Darius, at the same time Malia has to worry about weird things going on at the law firm where she works, her kid wants a car and she’s stuck in slow-cooker hell. Luckily, her ride or dies have her back.

And in the meantime, she might just learn she never should have lost hope in Darius Tucker.

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Don’t miss our reviews of other books in the Rock Chick series!
For the novella, Rock Chick Reawakening, click HERE.
For book one, Rock Chick, click HERE.
For book two, Rock Chick Rescue, click HERE.
For book three, Rock Chick Redemption, click HERE.
For book four, Rock Chick Renegade, click HERE.
For book five, Rock Chick Revenge, click HERE.
For book six, Rock Chick Reckoning, click HERE.
For book seven, Rock Chick Regret, click HERE.
For book eight, Rock Chick Revolution, click HERE.


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Rock Chick Rematch by Kristen Ashley

Book 9.5
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I’d wanted to be a lawyer.

But life was tough with a curious two-year-old, even if my mom and dad and sister and all the aunties and uncles and cousins pitched in to help me out.

I needed to keep my nose clean.

And I needed to stay away from Darius Tucker.

Everyone told me he’d turned to the dark side.

However, I thought it was time. It was time he shook himself out of this garbage.

It was time he learned he had a child and had to step up.

It was time three years ago, but I’d been young and scared and hurt, so I’d made an emotional decision and my parents had stepped in to support and protect me.

Off I went to Fort Collins.

Now I was back.

So, yeah.

It was time.



This wasn’t about him. It wasn’t even about me. It was about Liam.



Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

This wait for Darius’ story has been a long one and it was well worth it. Rock Chick Rematch is told from the point of view of Malia, the love of Darius’ life. The prologue hooked me in, by page three of the first chapter, I was desperate for a Rock Chick re-read, and by the end of the first chapter, had tears in my eyes.

Darius and Malia’s romance takes us back to their high school days and we get parts of their lives leading up to the here and now. I soaked up every word of their love story. There are some difficult, heart wrenching moments and I think that made the good times even sweeter. And there was a pretty big surprise I did not see coming. I love that after reading so many of these stories so many times, that I can still be surprised.

Rock Chick Rematch is a novella but there is so much packed into the story. Drama, romance, a little danger, action, and a drop of crazy Rock Chick action and Hot Bunch deliciousness. Malia and Darius’ romance is pretty epic, and I had a blast reading it. It was everything you want in a Rock Chick story.

This is book 9.5 in the Rock Chick series, and it has a timeline of zero to nine point five, as it spans the whole series… which makes me want to go back to the very first book and read them all over again, with my newly acquired knowledge! If you are new to this series, then this should be the door into a whole lot of goodness in your future.

There are some truly mind-blowing twists and turns in this book, which affected me deeply as I read, and made me think about just how I’d react if I were Malia or Darius. We follow them from school to present day, discovering the whys and the hows of their lives, which did not take the expected path, but always stayed somewhat aligned. I’m loathed to say anything more about the actual story, because it all feels like revealing things you need to experience directly. I promise it will be worth it.

We also get some lovely cameos of the Rock Chicks from way back when and right up to date – always good to have a catch up on how everyone is doing.

All in all, a very good read from the very first page. Thank you, Kristen Ashley.

This is the story I have been *patiently* waiting for! As a fan of Kristen Ashley's Rock Chick series, I wanted to learn more about Darius. Having said that, anyone can dive into this novella and keep up. The previous books are awesome, and add to this story, but aren't required.

Darius has been such a special character throughout the Rock Chick series. He's real, and gritty, and not the totally good guy... but he always helps when needed. This novella is the backstory I've always hoped for. We learn that he wasn't always the character we were introduced to. Circumstances, bad decisions, and familial loyalty all shaped the man he is.

We meet Malia, who is friends with the Chicks but finds her soulmate love early in life. (I have to say I loved the historical scenes, and the way this story was told.) When the love of her life experiences a tragedy, he doesn't turn to her... instead, he alienates her. Unfortunately, this is just one of many mistakes.

I loved this story!! Malia is a strong, capable, patient, and compassionate woman. She knows what and who she wants, she isn't willing to compromise her values. There was so much emotion, adversity, and love in these pages – I couldn't put it down. Add to that the appearances from all my favorite Rock Chicks and Hot Bunch, this is a five-star read!



There he was. That tender sweetness. There was my Darius. I knew it. I knew he was in there.


Author Bio

KRISTEN ASHLEY is the award-winning and New York Times bestselling author of over eighty romance novels. She’s a hybrid author, publishing titles both independently and traditionally, her books have been translated in fourteen languages and she’s sold millions of books.

Kristen, born in Gary and raised in Brownsburg, Indiana, was a fourth-generation graduate of Purdue University. Since, she has lived in Denver, the West Country of England, and she now resides in Phoenix. She worked as a charity executive for eighteen years prior to beginning her independent publishing career. She now writes full-time.

Although romance is her genre, the prevailing themes running through all of Kristen’s novels are friendship, family, and a strong sisterhood. To this end, and as a way to thank her readers for their support, Kristen has created the Rock Chick Nation, a series of programs that are designed to give back to her readers and promote a strong female community. You can learn more about Kristen and the Rock Chick Nation on her website.

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Facebook Group: Kristen Ashley – Rock Chicks Group!



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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of Rock Chick Rematch (Rock Chick #9.5) by Kristen Ashley to read and review.

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