Kristen Ashley’s Rock Chick Series
This month’s book review is for all my readers who love a good romance novel, but understands the value of a great story line. Personally, I get annoyed when I read a book or watch a movie where the female character seems to lack the natural common sense to be anything but the typical “damsel in distress”. Seriously, this type of character truly irks the feminist in me. Can we evolve from this stereotype soon? Kristen Ashley has proved to develop female characters that take into consideration the opinions of their romantic interest, but make decisions all on their own. Yay! Finally, we have modern women who think for themselves. The Rock Chick Series is an eight (and a half) book series following the romance developments between the Rock Chicks and the Hot Bunch. This series have so many elements that anyone can truly read this. Kristen Ashley hits on all our emotional strings while also making us laugh and think at the same time.
The women in these books are highly successful (business owner, social worker, graphic designer, art dealer and etc.) yet they interact like the group of middle school besties who worship Nancy Drew.
Though, I love the independence of these women, most of the times they put themselves into situations that makes you want to throttle them from the comforts of your home. The supporting characters are even worse! However, they are interesting, but are the epitome of having no backbone. Plus, they often time are supporting the shenanigans. There’s too much encouragement to do the wrong thing, all the time. Nevertheless, it makes for great literature, but I cannot imagine having to deal with this in real life. Now, the Hot Bunch, they know what they want and do not apologize for it! Isn’t that sexy? If you are not into Alpha men, then these books are not for you. They are men’s men. The Hot Bunch are the fine, all sexy, all yummy men who try to navigate the Rock Chicks to normalcy. Yet, they fail throughout the book because their women are always battling them. Oftentimes, I got annoyed on their behalf because I lack the patience to deal with repetitive behavior that is detrimental. What’s even crazier is that the Hot Bunch either works in law enforcement or as a private investigator, yet they always seem to be trailing the women and the drama they ensue. Overall, like all romance books, these books end blissfully for about 2.5 seconds because the beginning of the next book starts at the end of the last one.
Nevertheless, I really like these books. They are funny, with a generous dose of action and sexual tension. I love the diversity of the group, the fight between good and bad and the development of true friendship. If you’re looking for a lighthearted series to just get away for a few hours then this is for you.