Rock Chick Reborn by Kristen Ashley

April 12, 2018 An EDGy Buddy Read and Review, Book Review 0 ★★★★½

Rock Chick Reborn by Kristen Ashley four-half-stars
Rock Chick Reborn by Kristen Ashley
Series: Rock Chick #9
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 Reawakening
Published by Self-published on April 2, 2018
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 180
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As a Rock Chick, Shirleen Jackson lived through all the kidnappings and explosions. Along the way, she also watched the dramatic love stories that came with those rides unfold.

But long ago, Shirleen made her choice. It affected who she was and would always be. She decided to settle for what she had and not want more. She had good friends. She was raising two fine young men who weren’t hers, but she loved them anyway.

She was good.

And then Moses Richardson crashed into her life, literally…and deliberately.

Moses has different ideas about Shirleen. He’s more interested in the Shirleen of now, mostly because she’s interesting. And funny. And loyal. Smart. Beautiful.

But Moses has a big challenge on his hands.

He has to convince Shirleen of all that.

And then convince her she deserves to have more.

This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.


By SpiceIf there is one author guaranteed to get the three of us to drop everything and read a new release, it’s Kristen Ashley. This is exactly what happened when KA herself gave us all a surprise present for her birthday, Rock Chick Reborn…Shirleen’s story!

Since this published during the work week, reading it together posed some challenges beyond our normal one of time zones. Mainly that Sparkles’ and Lily had to actually work. Me, being the totally understanding person I am, waited on them…just kidding. I sent them this and went on reading.

 

Fitting right?

Lily was planning on consoling herself at work by channeling her inner Shirleen and reaching for the post-it notes and highlighters, although she was a bit chagrined there would be zero chance of a Hot Bunch guy to show up at her office. I was urging Sparkles’ to use her ninja skills to get in some sneaky reading, but I don’t think she was able to pull that off. Probably because everyone she works with has similar skills as hers.

One of the things that can have us laughing in our buddy reads is that being from three different countries, sometimes we have to clarify what something is. I think it’s absolutely hilarious that the first in-depth conversation Rock Chick Reborn started was about tampons, in particular, what OBS’ are, what kinds of tampons are available in our locales, and whether our guys would buy them for us. Yep, hilarious and oddly informative all at the same time.

We were all were shocked at how the strong, wise Shirleen who gave out such great wisdom and more than a few laughs to her Rock Chicks was so conflicted inside. Her past weighed heavy on her, especially the guilt. A particular conversation with Darius broke all of our hearts but it also highlighted the tight bond between them, which soothed the pain just a bit.Rock Chick Reborn Quote

Lily especially loved how even though they were both in their fifties, neither Shirleen nor Moses were depicted as old even though it was conveyed they weren’t exactly spring chickens anymore. Lily declared it “Smooth Cool!”

We all adored Moses. In fact, I don’t think any of us could imagine a more perfect man for our beloved Shirleen. He completely got her, understood her issues, and most importantly saw the woman who she was now and wanted some of that in a big way. We agreed that only a badass who could stand up to the Hot Bunch would be worthy of Shirleen and he definitely delivered.

This wasn’t just a love story about Shirleen and Moses though. Rock Chick Reborn showcased the love and respect the Hot Bunch had for Shirleen. They wanted her to have the HEA she deserved and worked hard to make sure it happened. But, my absolute favorite part of the story (as well as Sparkles’) was the love between Shirleen, Roam, and Sniff. It quickly became apparent that Roam and Sniff loved her and that she, in turn, would do anything for them. I think all of us may have gotten a little teary eyed at all the goodness to be found in that particular part of the story.

Rock Chick Reborn was exactly the Happily Ever After Story we wanted for Shirleen. It was heartwarming, sexy, gave us glimpses of some of our favorites from the series and was chock full of the KA old school goodness that we all adore. We have our fingers crossed and hearts full of hope that there is more to come especially since we are jonesing for a story about Roam. Pretty Please…with sugar on top!

Rating: 4.5 Best Birthday Present Ever! Stars

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four-half-stars

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