The Rock Chick Series by Kristen Ashley is officially tied for my favorite series ever. I have spent over a year reading the 8 book series because I wanted to savor it, have more to look forward to, and I was worried I’d get burned out. The Rock Chick series was perfect to read like that, because each story was a full complete story with nothing left wanting, yet each addition felt like visiting with my BFFs who I haven’t seen in a few months. I feel like I developed a relationship with these characters so much that I’m ready to move out to Denver just to go to Fortnums daily.
Rock Chick Revolution is the last of them (fuck, my eyes just watered as I wrote that) and I found my eyes leaking while reading most of the book. It was a very bittersweet read, with a lot of looking back, and bringing up the best of times (and worst) for the Rock Chicks. Yes, this was Ally’s book. But it was also a book to see how the Rock Chicks have settled.
Ally Nightingale is the last of the Rock Chicks to get hooked by a hot alpha. Though she and Indy are the self appointed leaders of the Rock Chick posse, as well as sister to the head of the hot bunch, Lee and another hot buncher, Hank. She has been a big part of each story, but we never really got to know her. I have liked her in all of the books, so I couldn’t wait to really dig into her in Rock Chick Revolution.
Although I still loved the book, I didn’t really love Ally, and it was a little disappointing. Honestly, in my mind, she thought she was way too “Righteous” and basically thought a little too much of herself. She reminded me of my sister (who I totally love, but she is Ally). She knows she looks good, she knows she is cool, she leads a group of gorgeous girls who have gorgeous guys, and she’s a total badass who gets in everyone’s business but never shares hers.
Yet I care about Ally. I was still happy for her and scared for her and nervous for her and rooted for her. So when I started the book, she was talking about her friend, Faye. And I remembered…Faye was from Breathe, the most recent Colorado Mountain Series book, which I planned on re-reading before I read Jagged (coming out tomorrow, Nov 5th!). I honestly couldn’t remember a thing about Breathe, and since the stories majorly crossed, I stopped reading Rock Chick Revolution and went back to re-read Breathe (I loved it even more this time-see my original review) then went back to Rock Chick Revolution. It’s important to know that the end of Breathe takes place at the beginning of Rock Chick Revolution, so if you haven’t read The Colorado Mountain series before reading this, it may seem like it goes back a bit, and Rock Chick Revolution will have some spoilers for Breathe. But the crossover was small, and reading Breathe is not necessary at all, but it needed to be noted.
He was a maximum contact sleeper.
I loved that.
The problem was, as far as I was concerned, he was just a fuck buddy.
Lorenzo “Ren” Zano didn’t feel the same way.
We’d been dancing this dance for over a year now. Ren trying to convince me we had something. Me disagreeing.
Ren and Ally have been ‘fuck buddies’ for a year. Ren wants more, it seems like they have more, but Ally is denying it in her mind. She has a good reason for this, but she doesn’t share it with Ren. Ren has been in other books, he is the good looking, badass italian hottie with slightly shady business dealings.
“He might not be a member of the Hot Bunch, but he was a full-blooded Italian hot guy member of a crime family. So I was thinking his rabid alpha behavior either equaled or rivaled any member of the Hot Bunch, including Luke, who, in my opinion, was totally OTT.”
Ren knows she feels for him, so he keeps pushing to get ‘in there’.
“I’ve had fuck buddies, Ally. And not one of them looked like you look when I slide inside you. Like a piece of you has been lost and now it’s found.”
I probably looked just like that.
Because when he slid inside me, that was precisely what it felt like.
Ally has been keeping her relationship from the Rock Chicks, including her best friend Indy. She has also kept more from them. Ally has been working as a “P.I.” like her brother…kind of. Taking payments in gift cards and store credits. But she’s good. She knows she has good instincts – they run in the family. Her grandfather dad and brother were all cops, and Lee was the ultimate PI badass. She was surrounded by major badasses day in and day out, and two of them were working with her as backup in her venture. Darius and Brody.
Ren is an alpha guy, so he isn’t happy about Ally getting involved in some majorly dangerous situations. But I love how instead of forcing her to stop, he is willing to work on things.
“That body’s mine and I don’t want it filled with bullets and tossed in the Platte. So, for the hundredth fuckin’ time, babe, it is my business.”
“My body isn’t yours,” I snapped.
“You could have fooled me, the way you went wild for me last night and let me do all I wanted to do to you, I got creative and the number of breathy Rens I got meant you seriously got off on it.”
Total Asshole Speak.
This book, more than all of the others, focused on the strong ties this group has with each other. They were so loyal, and would do anything for each other. Not only did it focus on the friendship between the Rock Chicks, it focused on the Nightingales, and how Ally’s brothers felt about her. I loved the sibling bond and how close the whole family is.
“Ally, I’m your brother. Do you think I wouldn’t say anything?”
“I’m thirty-two, not sixteen,” I retorted.
“You’ll always be sixteen to me.”
I was his little sister and Lee wasn’t ready to let that go.
“Still, in the way I can, I’m gonna keep hold.”-Hank
Although Ren might seem like an ass, he was ‘righteous’. He was alpha protective badass, but he was also totally awesome for Ally, and he completely appreciated what her had.
“My woman kicks ass at everything”
One of the side stories was who was writing the Rock Chick books. I’m not sure about my feelings about this story line. One thing I really got annoyed at was that these so-called awesome detectives had no clue who “Kristen Ashley” was when there was never a doubt from the beginning. It brought some fun campy humor, but I found it a little weird and unnecessary.
Indy brandished a pink book at him and yelled “Tod! They have the kitchen counter scene in this! I don’t need the world knowing about the kitchen counter scene.”
“That scene was hot,” Tod said to Indy.
“That wasn’t a scene, Tod,” Indy returned. “That was my life!”
But I loved the way they looked back on the Rock Chick history.
“During her thing, Indy and Lee moved in together. The same with Jet and Eddie. Roxie and Hank. Jules and Vance. You get my drift. Now all of them are married. Ava and Luke are getting hitched on the weekend. And three weeks ago, Sadie strolled into a Girls Night Out with a diamond on her finger.” I stretched my torso up to him and announced, “Ren, we’re screwed.”
- I absolutely LOVE Kristen Ashley’s unique writing style.
- The way all of the gang is so loyal to each other.
- Tex was even better than ever in this book. (I love Tex.)
- It was a really nice end to the series, but it left it open for more with Darius.
- The family relationship.
- Ally was pretty badass and good at what she did.
- Lots of Daisy and Shirleen, I love them.
- Ren was awesome. I loved him. He was badass without the gruff edge the hot bunch had. He wore suits.
- There were so many touching and choking up moments that I spent the last 50 pages sobbing good tears.
I didn’t dislike, but I didn’t Love:
- Ally. She was just a little too cool for her own bad self. But she was a good person who always meant well.
- The Rock Chick books and the fact that nobody knew who was writing them. (But parts of this was very entertaining).
Rating: 4.75 Stars, 4 Heat.
Honestly, I was going to rate this 4.5 stars. But then I read another book after (before finishing this review) and realized that it was more awesome than almost any other book, just not as amazeballs as some of the other Kristen Ashley books. She has her own scale!
This addition to the Rock Chick Series should not be read alone. It is absolutely the culmination of an amazing series, and it is a beautiful wrap-up. It had everything a great Kristen Ashley book has…a hot, very alpha, very protective guy, action and danger, funny as hell lines, loyal friends, and a full, descriptive, long and meaty story. Rock Chick Revolution also had the additional feel of being the last of an era, which had me all choked up and on the edge of tears the whole time. Though I didn’t love Ally the way I expected to, I still loved the book, and I absolutely love the series.
If there is ONE SERIES I recommend to almost anyone, Rock Chick is it!
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