Review: Rock Chick Kristen Ashley

rock-chickThis novel made me realise that I’ve become a sexual deviant. Like that creepy guy who spends late-nights searching for the truly twisted porn because the vanilla stuff doesn’t work anymore.

I thought this series was gonna be erotic! Boy do I feel like a complete ass! Assumptions just aren’t a pretty thing are they? But I saw a book with sooo many Pinterest boards and reviews and a cult-like following- and I just assumed that this string of novels were of the cheap-thrill variety which is precisely why I haven’t read them until now because I’m over the fast-This novel made me realise that I’ve become a sexual deviant. Like that creepy guy who spends late-nights searching for the truly twisted porn because the vanilla stuff doesn’t work anymore. I thought this series was gonna be erotic! Boy do I feel like a complete ass! Assumptions just aren’t a pretty thing are they? But I saw a book with sooo many Pinterest boards and reviews and a cult-like following- and I just assumed that this string of novels were of the cheap-thrill variety which is precisely why I haven’t read them until now because I’m over the fast-read smut for the time being. But I was very, very wrong. Kristen Ashley you sneaky little minx! The recipe for erotica is so there- especially the ‘I’ll huff and I’ll puff and I’ll pin your arms behind your head in the elevator’ sexual tension sense… and just when I was squirming on the edge of my seat- plot happens! We fade out! Bye-bye bedroom, hello coffee shop! Well I’ll be damned… the lady can write ๐Ÿ˜‰ I loved Rock Chick. It was nothing like what I was expecting and awesome for that. Take the obsession with getting into the man’s pants out of most romances right now and you’re not left with much but the opposite is true for Kristin Ashley. The boy was NOT the focus of this book for me- I was too besotted with India! How refreshing! She is one VERY cool chick and I want to be her best friend ๐Ÿ™‚ Well… okay maybe not because she’s as much of a drama-magnet as I am and we’d probably call forth the apocalypse together- but I’d like to be Facebook friends at least ๐Ÿ˜‰ So although this is first and foremost, a romance, the true dirty, exposed and captivating draw to this novel is not between the sheets but EVERYWHERE else. Every character is a character. It reminds me of Twilight, because as every single character in Twilight is flushed out and quirky and loveable so too is the ‘chorus’ for Rock Chick. I loved all of the characters and she gives up so much detail; the clothes, the food, the senses, the coffee… Rock Chick wasn’t just on my Kindle but in 3D around me. I could feel the boots on my feet and scent the coffee in the air. It made me want to go shopping then out to dinner ๐Ÿ™‚ And THAT is what stands out for me about this novel- world building, but in our world. Ordinary. typical- presented in an amazing way. Much like Anna in Fifty shades said : ‘Raising the ordinary to extraordinary.’ The plot was pretty cool. Probably dragged on a little bit longer than I would have liked but there was no point during which I got bored. Exasperated, sexually frustrated (please tell me some of her love scenes in her other books get a little more involved???? She’s so good at stoking the fire but I wanted to feel the BURN!), irritated yes- but never bored. It’s not like anything else I’ve read. And because I’ve been on a Tarryn Fisher spree lately I can’t help but compare- the two writers have a LOT in common when it comes down to honesty and attention to detail, although where Tarryn is poignant and dark, Kristin is comedic and light. I want to be where they meet in the middle! The sexual tension in this book is off the charts and our leading man is dreamy. I love the way he doesn’t play games though after awhile I sort of wanted to slap India for not putting down the Scrabble board and just getting on with it. Problem is- one of the other leading men was dreami-ER to me and my DNA- which has a predilection towards love triangles- wanted to play ‘Bad cop’ something fierce! [image error] So happy that I read this, but I needn’t have waited until I finished my own ‘Rock’ Romance ‘cos it’s really nothing like it. Rock Chick is about the lifestyle, whereas Unchained Melody is about the music. I would recommend this to very woman I know who enjoys the lighter side of romance, and a lot of action! Fun fun fun!! smut for the time being.

But I was very, very wrong. Kristen Ashley you sneaky little minx! The recipe for erotica is so there- especially the ‘I’ll huff and I’ll puff and I’ll pin your arms behind your head in the elevator’ sexual tension sense… and just when I was squirming on the edge of my seat- plot happens! We fade out! Bye-bye bedroom, hello coffee shop!

Well I’ll be damned… the lady can write ๐Ÿ˜‰

I loved Rock Chick. It was nothing like what I was expecting and awesome for that. Take the obsession with getting into the man’s pants out of most romances right now and you’re not left with much but the opposite is true for Kristin Ashley. The boy was NOT the focus of this book for me- I was too besotted with India! How refreshing! She is one VERY cool chick and I want to be her best friend ๐Ÿ™‚ Well… okay maybe not because she’s as much of a drama-magnet as I am and we’d probably call forth the apocalypse together- but I’d like to be Facebook friends at least ๐Ÿ˜‰

So although this is first and foremost, a romance, the true dirty, exposed and captivating draw to this novel is not between the sheets but EVERYWHERE else. Every character is a character. It reminds me of Twilight, because as every single character in Twilight is flushed out and quirky and loveable so too is the ‘chorus’ for Rock Chick. I loved all of the characters and she gives up so much detail; the clothes, the food, the senses, the coffee… Rock Chick wasn’t just on my Kindle but in 3D around me. I could feel the boots on my feet and scent the coffee in the air. It made me want to go shopping then out to dinner ๐Ÿ™‚

And THAT is what stands out for me about this novel- world building, but in our world. Ordinary. typical- presented in an amazing way. Much like Anna in Fifty shades said : ‘Raising the ordinary to extraordinary.’

The plot was pretty cool. Probably dragged on a little bit longer than I would have liked but there was no point during which I got bored. Exasperated, sexually frustrated (please tell me some of her love scenes in her other books get a little more involved???? She’s so good at stoking the fire but I wanted to feel the BURN!), irritated yes- but never bored.

 

It’s not like anything else I’ve read. And because I’ve been on a Tarryn Fisher spree lately I can’t help but compare- the two writers have a LOT in common when it comes down to honesty and attention to detail, although where Tarryn is poignant and dark, Kristin is comedic and light. I want to be where they meet in the middle!
The sexual tension in this book is off the charts and our leading man is dreamy. I love the way he doesn’t play games though after awhile I sort of wanted to slap India for not putting down the Scrabble board and just getting on with it.
Problem is- one of the other leading men was dreami-ER to me and my DNA- which has a predilection towards love triangles- wanted to play ‘Bad cop’ something fierce!

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So happy that I read this, but I needn’t have waited until I finished my own ‘Rock’ Romance ‘cos it’s really nothing like it. Rock Chick is about the lifestyle, whereas Unchained Melody is about the music.

I would recommend this to very woman I know who enjoys the lighter side of romance, and a lot of action! Fun fun fun!!

About S.K Munt

Samantha has been an avid reader since the age of six, and keeps herself busy with numerous activities that donโ€™t always go hand in hand. Youโ€™re as likely to find her with a fishing rod as you will pom poms, out on the town dressed to the nines hosting karaoke, or building a fort under the dining table with her kids. She canโ€™t stick to one genre within her life or reading selections and as a result she colours outside the lines in her writing as well. Expect books packed with action and drama, influenced as much as Buffy The Vampire Slayer as Gone With The Wind, and never think you know whatโ€™s coming next because if thereโ€™s anything she lives doing in life, itโ€™s taking people by surprise.

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