Sunday, March 4, 2012

Kristen Ashley--Rock Chick Rescue (Rock Chick #2)

Romantic action/suspense

Jet McAlister has a secret. Eddie Chavez has the hots for Jet (not to mention, Eddie's just, plain hot). Jet has too many problems to realize that Eddie's interested. Eddie loses patience when Jet ends her waitressing shift at a strip club with a knife at her throat. Since Eddie's a cop, he figures he can help. Since Jet's used to solving everyone's problems, she doesn't want Eddie's help. Throw in a Dolly Parton look-alike, a gruff but lovable strip club owner, Jet's ne'er-do-well father, his ne'er-do-well friend, Bear, Bear's long-suffering, chain-smoking wife Lavonne and the crew from Rock Chick and you've got Rock Chick Rescue. Rock Chick Rescue takes you on a wild ride with Jet, Eddie and the gang as they wrestle bad guys in a bagel shop, hit Denver's backstreet poker tables (with big hair), and help the strippers at Smithie's take down a would-be murderer.Through this, Jet's got to learn that, even when life made you give up your dreams, you can still end up with the (hot) guy. Eddie's got to rescue Jet from a bad man (so he can do better things with her) and teach her that some dreams can come true.

{3.5 stars}
Ok, the only reason I dropped a star is the over use of the descriptive "doo-da". Not a romantic or sexy term. And I felt cheated by the ending (1/2 star). The great things about this story is the action. Jet is a wallflower, always taking care of everyone herself and never finding happiness. She doesn't think she deserves it. But Eddie sees her differently, and it takes a lot of patience and work to get Jet to bloom into the woman he knows she is. Gambling fathers, vindictive criminals, kidnappings, and shootouts. Nothing boring about Kristen Ashley's stories. There was so much going on around Jet and Eddie, that I didn't get the warm fuzzy's about their romance. And when they have their "talk" at the end, I wanted more resolution and story. That being said, we have added to the cast of characters in Denver, and boy are they a nutty bunch. Entertaining and wonderful, they really pull the story together. Not to mention the super HOT, dream worthy, Nightingale bunch. Not my favorite installment, but I certainly won't give up reading more.

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