Rock Chick, Kristen Ashley
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.
Abby’s review 5 stars!
Okay so Kristen Ashley is quickly becoming one of my favorite authors. I am a little dumb founded that I have not grabbed a hold of The Kristen Ashley band wagon until recently. I can assure you anything of hers will not disappoint you.
Indy just got added to my Kick Ass Woman list. Oh Indy the Rock Chick.
She is so bad ass! She makes me giddy!
From being raised as a cops daughter, around too many men, she has developed a thick skin. She crushed on Lee for so many years. Now that he is full throttle into her life and problems, her reaction to Lee and his returned lust is entertaining and heartwarming. She is not one to back down… and you love that about her.
“Anyway, he was my friend and I had to keep him safe. That’s what friends do. They don’t drink so they can drive you home when you’re drunk. They like your boyfriends when you’re with them and trash them after you’ve broken up. And they find you a safe house when people are shooting at you. ” ~Indy
Then there is the steam between Lee and Indy!
Hot dang, it takes Lee and Indy a while. The anticipation is clearly what has you so excited for when it finally happens. You are rooting for them!!
Lee Nightingale is about as alpha male as you can get. It is a mystery at first what he actually does, and the mystery is to his friends and family as well. This mystery just adds to his bad boy persona. To me, sometimes his bossy-ness was a turnoff, however it worked extremely well for Indy and Lee. Lee is a man who knows what he wants and right from the beginning there is no mistaking what that is.
This story has so much, just about everything you look for in a book, from great friendships, amazing lead characters, high adrenaline, super sexy alpha males, (who also hit my Bad Ass list,) and drag queens. There are just as many laugh out loud moments (with stoners) as there are serious ones( like a bestfriend box). This has so many lines that are written flawlessly.
“Gram told me often enough growing up that in times of emotional strain shouting was just as good a release as bawling. Both of them made you ugly, but only one of them ended in red, puffy eyes and a blotchy face.”
See what I mean that is perfect!
Kristen Ashley was born in Gary, Indiana, USA. She nearly killed her mother and herself making it into the world, seeing as she had the umbilical cord wrapped around her neck (already attempting to accessorise and she hadn’t taken her first breath!).
Kristen grew up in Brownsburg, Indiana but has lived in Denver, Colorado and the West Country of England. Thus she has been blessed to have friends and family around the globe. Her posse is loopy (to say the least) but loopy is good when you want to write.
Kristen was raised in a house with a large and multi-generational family. They lived on a very small farm in a small town in the heartland and existed amongst the strains of Glenn Miller, The Everly Brothers, REO Speedwagon and Whitesnake (and the wardrobes that matched).
Needless to say, growing up in a house full of music, clothes and love was a good way to grow up.
And as she keeps growing up, it keeps getting better