Friday, November 16, 2012

SUNNY: BOOK REVIEW - "Rock Chick" by Kristen Ashley

Indy Savage
Lee Nightingale

Indy Savage, cop's daughter, rock chick and used bookstore owner, has been in love with Lee Nightingale, once bad boy, now the man behind Nightingale Investigations, since she was five years old. No matter what ingenious schemes Indy used to capture his attention, Lee never showed an interest and Indy finally gave up. Now Indy's employee, Rosie, has lost a bag of diamonds and bad guys are shooting at him. When Indy gets involved, Lee is forced to help. Complicating matters, Lee has decided he's interested, Indy's decided she's not. But she can't seem to keep Lee out of her life when she's repeatedly stun gunned, kidnapped and there are car bombs exploding (not to mention she's finding dead bodies).

Indy's best bet is to solve the mystery of the diamonds before Lee. Lee's challenge is to keep Indy alive and, at the same time, win back her heart.

So often times when I recommend a series, I find myself saying, "the first book is a little slow, but stick with it because the series is amazing."  Not with Rock Chick, the book takes off right out of the gate and does not stop until the very last page.  There is no way to adequately summarize this first book in the Rock Chick series.  It epitomizes the fun, fantasy, and drama which is the hallmark of these books.  

This book is so much like Indy - I characterize her as .... Sparkly.  This book is like Indy's wardrobe.  Sparkly, as in throwing out sparks, performing brilliantly, effervescent, lively or animated (Merriam Webster).  And Lee, oh man, he is the epitome of the alpha male with "the Sweet."  The way he pursues, protects and loves Indy is every girl's fantasy.  

As a bonus, in the midst of this, we have a mystery to solve involving stolen diamonds, a missing thief, the mafia, and the appearance of the "Hot Bunch". Oh, my!  You cannot miss the Hot Bunch!

I love Kristen Ashley's books and this is one of her very best.  This book is NOT to be missed!

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