Rock Chick Rescue – Kristen Ashley

kristenBlurb: 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.

Review: I love Eddie Chavez. I’ve had the desire to know more about him after meeting him in the Dream Man series and again in Chaos. Yes, I know, I read KA out of order. So shoot me. Below I will highlight some of my favorite lines and scenes from this book. There were plenty of good ones, but I can only do so much when I am not a fan of the lead female. Jet was okay, but her constant “I’m not good enough or pretty enough or enough for Eddie” just about drove me insane. Luckily, KA knows how to write her men to keep me coming back for more or I might have (probably not) given up on poor Jet finding true love.

Jet’s life isn’t all peaches and cream, but she always takes care of business. Business being her mom, her dad, her sister, and anyone else she can help. Jet does NOT help herself. Working two jobs just to pay for her apartment, her mother’s physical therapy and doctor’s visits, and her typical bills, Jet is stressed to the max and has no time for anyone–not even herself. Her car is a POS. The only good thing I can see is that she works at Fortnum’s for Indy. Which is how she meets Eddie Chavez.

Jet is also ridiculously shy. I mean we’re talking walks-away-when-a-good-looking-guy-gets-near-her kind of shy. Turns red and tucks tail shy. So shy, she would rather be known as a racist than to have to talk to a hot guy kind of shy. Yes, you guessed it. She’s shy.

So, why does Eddie find her so damn attractive? She’s barely speaks to him and always runs when he comes around. It’s cute. It’s endearing. It’s probably what draws Eddie to her. Eddie, hot cop, has always had a thing for Indy, but he knew Indy had a thing for Lee (thank you, Rock Chick #1 for making this couple happen). Eddie never let that little hiccup slow him down with the ladies. He was a wham bam thank you ma’am kind of guy before Just Jet showed on the scene. Now he wants to get to know her. Take her out. Take care of her.

Here are some fun scenes that I absolutely love. Enjoy the ride!

“Yeah, it had a blah, blah, blah, with its blahdity, blah, blah. Then there was the blah, blah, blah.” Of course, he used words for the “blah blahs”, but I didn’t understand a single one of them.

My thoughts exactly when it comes to car speak. Or sports talk.

I immediately saw my mistake. I should have told him we were out to lunch, visiting the dog pound to play with sheltered puppies, buying crack, anything but going to Zip’s.

Zip’s is the last place she should have told Eddie she went. But come on, buying crack?!!! Bwahahahah!

Then I went for broke, put my hands on either side of his face, bent my head and kissed him. I think it was the first time I’d full-on kissed him, without it being in the heat of passion (well, okay, there was heat), but more simply just to kiss him.

This is true. Eddie has made all the moves. I like a strong alpha, but sometimes a girl’s gotta go for it.

I glanced across the room and then froze solid when I saw Darius. He saw me at the same time and did an eye-sweep taking in Indy and Ally. Then, without hesitation, his hand went to the back pocket of his jeans and he pulled out his cell.

Darius. Loyal to Eddie and Lee. Love him, despite his drug dealer status.

Daisy, Matt and I marched up to the house. Well, Matt didn’t march. After listening the whole way to Daisy talk a mile a minute, bouncing around subjects ranging the scope of revenge threats to skincare tips, he followed us looking like he’d much rather be anywhere else; in the middle of another shootout, having his nails yanked out by the roots, anywhere.

The men assigned to bodyguard duty undoubtedly need a raise in pay.

He sat down and immediately found a ballgame on TV and I thought, why was there always a ballgame on TV? Didn’t these sports people take a night off?

I find myself wondering the same thing.

So, yeah. KA didn’t do an epilogue here. It makes me sad, but I hear there is a giant one coming up and it’s worth not having one in this book. It better be freaking epic. Her epilogues are always awesome