Sunday, April 28

Review: Rock Chick Reckoning by Kristen Ashley

Title: Rock Chick Reckoning
By: Kristen Ashley
Series: Rock Chick #6
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Stella’s the lead singer and lead guitarist of the Blue Moon Gypsies and Stella used to be Mace’s girl. Mace broke up with her though and the loss of him rocked her world. But Stella gets a call, late at night (again) from one of the members of her crazy band. She has to go play clean up (again) and runs into Mace (and a shed load of police) and ends up getting shot.

Mace finds he doesn’t like it much that his ex-girlfriend got shot, right in front of him but it’s worse. A very bad man has thrown down the gauntlet and ALL the Rock Chicks are in the firing line. Stella doesn’t want Mace to be the one to keep her alive but she has no choice… mainly because Mace isn’t giving her one.

This story from the Rock Chick series is different from all the others.  Stella and Mace had a lot more angst than the other characters coupling because of their tormented past between each other and their past in general.  Because of this angst, it was harder for me to connect with their love in the beginning.  I felt their lust for each other, I felt their want for each other but when the moment hit when their love for each other was exposed, oh my!  To see hard, demon filled Mace finally let his walls down and let Stella in made me joyous.  I feel that Stella and Mace was a couple that really had to work hard for their relationship and love to be strong compared to the other Rock Chick couples.   This made Rock Chick Reckoning a more heart-breaking read.  Totally worth the heart-break!

I liked how KA brought the other couples POVs in to this plot.  Instead of the story focusing on the troubles of Mace and Stella only, all Rock Chick couples were in danger and as a reader, I got to read mostly from Stella POV but I got read from the others character’s POV. This was a nice twist in the plot because the men were ready to lay low to protect their loved ones (and you get to read why they decide this) but when it came time for action, a war started and fury was let loose.    I also like experiencing how the other couples perceived Stella and Mace together; how they slowly witnessed Mace open up.

Another great story from KA.

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