Rock Chick Revenge (Rock Chick Series, Book #5)
BXTCHES Gotta Warn: If you haven’t tackled this series yet, well why the hell not? But more importantly, you need to know that each book does focus on a different couple, but couples/characters/stories from the previous books are intertwined in each story. So, what I’m trying to say is this: this series is so wonderful and in order to really enjoy it, you need to start from the beginning. Carry on.
This book will be told through the POV of Ava.
I’m assuming that you have read book #4 in this series, the one that featured Jules and Vance. And if you remember correctly, at the very end of the book, we were somewhat introduced to Ava. She is the one who came into the Nightingale offices looking for Luke. As we venture into the beginning of this book we learn a lot about Ava, let me give you a quick rundown:
She has known Luke since she was 8 years old (and has possibly been in love with him since then)
She has two sisters (Sophia & Marilyn) who along with her mom, are better known as, “The Barlow Bitches”.
Her father (whom she adored) left when she was young.
Her best friend in the entire world is Sissy.
Oh, and the last time she laid eyes on Luke, was at his father’s funeral, and she was 75 pounds heavier and there is certainly a story there.
Of course there’s a reason why she’s shown up at Nightingale Investigations. Her BFF Sissy is married to an absolute dick (Dom) and Ava needs some help on digging up dirt on “Dom the Dick” so Sissy can make out great in the divorce. The problem, once she arrives at Nightingale, she realizes what a mistake it was. Unfortunately she is too late, Mace is blocking her exit and everyone else wants to see how this plays out. Trust me, you’ll want to see it too, bets are about to be placed.
It’s a long story, so it’s easier to just cut to the chase because there are two separate “dramas” working at the same time and both involve Ava. Here we go: Luke finally shows up at Nightingale and confronts Ava about any problems she may have, she denies it, but later that night finds herself in the middle of some gunfire while trying to get the goods on Dom the Dick. Luke of course is there to shield her and now has the catalyst he needs to get her into his loft. Since Ava has been in love with Luke since she was 8 years old and has dreamed of the moment she would once again be face to face with him (75 pounds lighter of course), she soon realizes she may have gotten more than she bargained for. Luke being the fine, fine, alpha male that he is, takes a page out of Lee’s handbook and not only decides to take something other than money for his services, but also brings handcuffs into the mix. We all know where this is going to end up, but interruptions right before the good stuff and quipy remarks between Luke and Ava are pretty priceless.
Here’s where the first part of Ava’s drama comes in. The reason that Sissy has decided to divorce “Dom the Dick” is because he made a pass at Ava (with tongue) and Sissy walked in on it. Dom is actually the one in trouble and he has unknowingly pulled Ava into his situation. So, in typical Rock Chick fashion, there will be kidnappings, tasers, you know the drill.
The other drama that Ava gets involved in is actually a little more on the serious side. Ava’s past history with men has not been very successful, before or after the weight loss. There was the cheater, the porn addict, and the one who cleaned out her bank accounts and stole her dead aunt’s jewelry. Because of her devotion and commitment to her collection of vibrators, Ava has decided to pull out the full bitch (at times) on Luke. This isn’t the Ava that Luke remembers and he sort of vows to get the old Ava back from the assholes who chipped away at her. That is where the drama will unfold and it will get pretty ugly. Can’t say anymore however, I would hate to spoil it for you.
As much as I love the main characters in these books, I must admit that one of my favorite parts about reading KA is the cast of support that she creates. They are all back in this book, though I felt not as prominent as in the others, they still are able to really bring the story around. All the Rock Chicks are back. Shirleen is as funny as ever and has actually claimed Ava as hers. Smithie makes a brief appearance, but it is memorable. And adding to the crew are Ava’s people. Sissy, Riley, The Barlow Bitches, the Mom’s, you will not be left wanting for any outside help.
Get out the fan, because the sex here is going to be scorching. I’ve said it over and over, but I’m somewhat convinced that KA may get some inspiration from watching the naughty stuff, which is certainly fine by me. Now, it takes a while for Ava and Luke to “do the business”, which is being bet on by the entire gang of Rock Chicks and the Hot Bunch. But, when the business finally gets seen to, it is toe curling. My advice is this: Ladies, if you’re having a little difficulty getting inspired between the sheets, just read a couple of the scenes and turn them into some live action shots. Your man never has to know where inspiration hit you.
I have honestly read this book about 4 times, twice this year alone. Each time I read/re-read an installment of this series I think that one is my favorite and I am thinking the same thing with this book. The one thing that I really did love about this book, is with the exception of Lee and Indy’s story, Luke and Ava have know each other for most of their lives, so I felt that their story had more of an investment. This isn’t to say that I don’t love the other stories, because I do, but, for the chubby girl who lives in all of us and for that untouchable crush you had, this one kind of gets you.
There’s just something about reading a really good Kristen Ashley book that takes you away from everything surrounding you and allows you to really fall into what it is she set out to accomplish. You know, books get made into movies all of the time, some do well, others don’t. I personally would LOVE if someone would take this series and turn it into an actual T.V. series, HBO style of course. I mean, c’mon, who wouldn’t love to actually see the ass of Luke, or the abs of Lee, or the whiskey eyes of Hank, or really, what in the hell Tex would really look like. I think a revolution needs to begin.