Sunday, March 22, 2015

Rock Chick Series - by Kristen Ashley

It's been a while since I've done a formal review of a book, and I've never reviewed an entire series at one time. With Kristen Ashley's Rock Chick Series, I'm breaking my dry spell... I'm speaking out and begging, pleading, insisting, and (insert here whatever works) for you to stop what you're doing and buy this series ($3.99 each and only a $1.99 if you add the audible version). You heard me right. Don't just buy the first book. Go ahead and buy them all because you're going to buy them eventually anyway. You might as well have them at the ready.
I'm going to be honest with you and admit that I must live with my head in the sand (considering how many phenomenal ratings/reviews Ms. Ashley has on Goodreads) because I'd never heard of this series until Amazon recommended it to me as one it thought I'd like based on my previous purchases. While those recommendations are not always accurate - in my case anyway - this one couldn't have been more perfect.
If you know me at all, you know that I only review books I consider to be excellent. I've certainly read books that weren't 'my cup of tea', but I go out of my way to keep those opinions to myself. In the case of the Rock Chick Series, I don't have to sugar coat anything. The writing is wonderful. The characters are endearing, hilarious, morally and ethically upstanding, sweet, tender, protective, tolerant, committed, vulnerable, passionate, adventurous, family and friend oriented, and periodically lovingly obtuse. The stories are full of ups and downs, and despite the number of pages/words, they go so fast that you mourn each's ending. In case there is any doubt, I whole-heartedly rate each of these with the highest 5 Star possible.
Each book is the love story of a different couple, but the same cast of characters return, grow, and entertain us with each book. It's not about one person, one couple, one story. It's about all of them and all of it. And... even though I love all of them and all of it, I have a favorite couple. It's the Rock Chick vigilante Jules and the Hot Bunch's protective Vance. You won't get to them until book #4, but they're worth the wait. I promise. 

 Rock Chick (Rock Chick, #1) - by Kristen Ashley
      • 4.23 of 5 stars — 30,571 ratings 

      • 4.32 of 5 stars — 20,601 ratings 

      • 4.44 of 5 stars — 19,528 ratings 

      • 4.48 of 5 stars — 18,555 ratings 

      • 4.53 of 5 stars — 18,836 ratings 

      • 4.45 of 5 stars — 17,615 ratings

      • 4.57 of 5 stars — 17,270 ratings 

      • 4.47 of 5 stars — 14,501 ratings