Rock Chick Reawakening by Kristen Ashley
Series: Rock Chick #0.5
Also in this series: Rock Chick Series, Rock Chick Rescue, Rock Chick Redemption, Rock Chick Renegade, Rock Chick Revenge, Rock Chick Reckoning, Rock Chick Regret, Rock Chick Revolution, Rock Chick, Rock Chick Reborn, Loose Ends
Published by Inc. on January 3, 2017
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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A Message from Kristen:
I’m beside myself with glee that this prequel to my Rock Chick series has been unleashed! There was some time when I never thought I’d write it. When I couldn’t be in that terrible place with Daisy. But I’m oh-so glad that she called to me, demanding her story be told so she could give it to me and now I can give it to you! I loved every moment spent with Daisy and Marcus. And I hope you do too!
About ROCK CHICK REAWAKENING:
From New York Times bestselling author, Kristen Ashley, comes the long-awaited story of Daisy and Marcus, Rock Chick Reawakening. A prequel to Kristen’s Rock Chick series, Rock Chick Reawakening shares the tale of the devastating event that nearly broke Daisy, an event that set Marcus Sloan—one of Denver’s most respected businessmen and one of the Denver underground’s most feared crime bosses—into finally making his move to win the heart of the woman who stole his.
I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book.
Prepare thyselves for the most fangirling review ever. First thing you need to know is that thanks to Ms. Ashley, I met the awesome ladies I blog with. Also, Kristen Ashley’s books were one of the first I read when I found the whole ebook thing. So it is safe to say that getting an ARC for Rock Chick Reawakening was a dream come true. For me. For Spice, it was a mixture of happiness one of us got it and totally founded hatred (in the best possible way) that it wasn’t her. But I digress.
While Daisy and Marcus’ story is a prequel to the epic Rock Chick series it reads as the best epilogue in the history of the written word. Ok, I might be exaggerating a little bit but remember, I did forewarn about the fangirlingness of my review.
All of us who’ve read the Rock Chick series (and if you haven’t go do it right now) have been unapologetically begging for the story of Daisy and Marcus’ courtship. We all knew it wouldn’t be an easy story because of what happened to Daisy, but after getting to know her childhood and how she grew up I’m amazed she is the ball of sunshine and besparkled energy we all know and love.
While I can’t get into any details or the girls would kill me, I can say that Marcus is the shit. He was alpha, bossy and out of this world possessive. His badassness just sealed the deal for me.
Daisy, I will say it again, completely blew me away. That she could become the lady she is it’s a complete and utter miracle. Now, I’m not going to lie, though I totally love her, I always saw her as a bit of a cartoonish character in the series. Knowing how she became the person she is, it made me see her in a new light.
With a bit of action and minor suspense, Rock Chick Reawakening is all about the love. There’s some sexiness to it, but it’s mostly about the wooing and I was not disappointed at all. It has the most epic epilogue I’ve read this year (ok… so this was my first book of 2017, great way to start it btw) and I completely adore it from the very first page to the last word.
Again, don’t read this if you haven’t gone through the whole series first unless you want to self-spoil it, that is. I’m so happy Kristen Ashley decided to give us the epic story of Marcus and Daisy’s love, that I need to go and do a whole series re-read right now.
Rating: 5 “KA” Stars
Direct Link: https://video214.com/play/WNx2mKBbgjZWmY0hWUnX0g/s/dark
Her face was stunning. Wide smile. White teeth and a good deal of them. Big eyes. Elegant nose. Soft cheekbones. All of this she highlighted with the expert use of makeup from what was clearly a gift of superior genes into something that shone like a Hollywood starlet.
A starlet of a stripper who looked a good deal like Dolly Parton, who also likely got home the night before, earliest, three in the morning, and was right then, only hours later, back on the stage helping another girl by teaching her some moves.
“Marcus, brother,” Smithie’s voice came at him. “You got a problem with the way I do business, and I give you re
ason to have that problem, then we have a talk. I don’t give you that reason, we don’t have conversations like this one. That’s our deal.”
Marcus listened to him while he watched Daisy talking to the other girl and then she ran across the stage, doing it gracefully in platform sandals, her stone-washed jeans tight on her ass and hips and all the way down her legs. Still, after she ran the four steps, she launched herself high, grabbing on to the pole at least three feet higher than she was, her body swinging around by just her hands.
When the swing ended, she climbed up the pole, hand over hand. Doing this quickly, taking herself up another four feet, she flipped her bottom half over, wrapping her skinny legs around the pole. She dropped back, her hair flowing down, and with her only hold on the pole being her legs, she arched her back and slid down slowly, somehow circling the pole as she did it.
She ended this doing a layout with her hands on the floor, her legs in slow and controlled movements coming over her head one after the other. Her hands pushing off, she was up.
Standing straight with perfect posture.
Praise for Kristen Ashley and ROCK CHICK REAWAKENING:
“OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!! I FREAKING LOVED IT!!!!!!!! LOVE LOVE LOVED IT!!! This was pure Old School Vintage KA GOLD!!!”
“This novella is like the key to all the locked doors in this series.”
~Angie’s Dreamy Reads
“We inhaled Marcus and Daisy’s story, how could we not. It was everything to us and we cannot thank Kristen Ashley enough for writing it, in her much loved unique manner. The queen of epilogues struck once more and we smiled through copious tears of happiness, our hearts feeling full and complete. Whilst sad that it’s over we just can’t feel anything but happiness and love right now. It was Aces! Rock on…and be prepared to be swept of off your feet.”
~Totally Booked Blog
“[Kristen] Ashley captivates.”
“There is something about them [Ashley’s books] that I find crackalicious.”
“I felt all of the rushes, the adrenaline surges, the anger spikes… my heart pumping in fury. My eyes tearing up when my heart (I mean… her heart) would break.”
~Maryse’s Book Blog
Kristen Ashley was born in Gary, Indiana, USA and 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 accessorize and she hadn’t taken her first breath!). Her mother said they took Kristen away, put her Mom back in her room, her mother looked out the window, and Gary was on fire (Dr. King had been assassinated four days before). Kristen’s Mom remembered thinking it was the end of the world. Quite the dramatic beginning.
Kristen grew up in Brownsburg, Indiana and has lived in Denver, Colorado and the West Country of England. Thus, she’s blessed to have friends and family around the globe. Her family was (is) loopy (to say the least) but loopy is good when you want to write. They all lived together on a very small farm in a small farm town in the heartland. She grew up with 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, it keeps getting better.
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