“Swear to God, these boys should be locked up. It isn’t safe, men with that much testosterone coursing through their blood free to roam.”
I was having a really bad week. One of the worst ever. So I knew I needed Kristen Ashley. 10 pages in, I was already breathless and giddy with excitement. I loved every second of Rock Chick Revenge from the first page to the last which took 3 days to get to! Kristen Ashley is the queen of the long, juicy feel-good book. And that feeling lasts and lasts. Rock Chick Revenge can be read alone, but it would be WAY better if you got to know the huge group of characters from previous Rock Chick Books. See the Rock Chick by Kristen Ashley Series Order.
“He isn’t my man.”
“Girl, it dont matter you don’t think he is, he thinks he is. Therefore in Badass Motherfucker Land, that means he is.”
I love all the Badass Motherfuckers in the Rock Chick series by Kristen Ashley, but I have to tell you, Luke fucking Stark (and his handcuffs) is my favorite. And I totally loved Ava, the newest member of the Rock Chicks. Ava grew up across the street from Luke, crushing on him since she was 8 years old. But Ava was “Fatty Fatty Four Eyes”, and had 2 older bitchy beauty-queen sisters, and a just-as bitchy mom who put her down all the time.
As kids, Ava and Luke had a special bond, and she promised him she would meet him after his father’s funeral. Until she overheard her sisters.
“God, it was sick, seeing her pressed up to him like that. All her fat, like, bulging,” Marilyn said.
It was then that she vowed never to let Luke see her again until she lost the weight and got contacts. Then Luke disappeared into hot-guy training land for years. But during that time, Ava realized men just weren’t worth it. After a string of asshole boyfriends, and her best friend’s husband cheating on her, the now-gorgeous Ava vowed everlasting fidelity to her vibrators, and no men ever again.
But she wanted to help her friend Sissy catch the cheating asshole, so she stopped by her old friend Luke’s office. Until she gets a load of the crazies there (LOVE this!) and tries to back out. You know the hot bunch by now…they don’t let anyone back down.
“You got trouble, you tell me right now so I can help you. I find out another way, you’ll pay” ~Luke (I’ll pay!!! Pick me!)
“I’ll put money down that she’s livin’ with him in 4 days.”…
“3 days,” glamour girl said…
“A week, she’s got spirit,” the other black lady said…
I shook my head, I needed to focus, leave these nutsos behind and go, go, go.
I opened the outer door.
Before it closed behind me, I heard Luke say strangely, “Tonight.”
Then everyone laughed.”
But when Ava finds herself right in the middle of trouble, guess who saves her??? Mmmmm yes. Luke Stark. He tries to get the whole story out of her, but Ava refuses to share. So what does Luke do? Breaks out the handcuffs and cuffs her to him, and the “badass motherfucker courtship” begins….
“Ava, you missed it when it happened so I’ll clue you in. last night, around the time you fell asleep against me, you became mine.”
Ava was at war with herself, actually, good Ava and bad Ava were sitting on her shoulders, fighting each other.
“We’re going to bed. WE are going to bed, he said. Yippee! Bad Ava yelled happily in my ear, punching the air and doing a touchdown dance.
He’s so thoughtful, going out to get your contact stuff. I think he’s adorable, Good Ava shared.”
But interruptions abound! They keep getting calls and visitors…
“…I’ve been struggling with the urge to walk away from my mother, drag you back to my bed, rip your fuckin’ clothes off and bury myself so deep inside you, you feel me in your throat.”
Ava has lost a lot of the Ava that Luke knew when she was younger. Her evil sisters, her mother, her father who left and all the loser boyfriends she has had took pieces of her until the sweet Ava was almost gone. But Luke was determined to get her back.
“I’m not lettin’ you go. I’m not lettin’ you push me away and I’m not giving up. I’m gonna keep working until I piece together what your dad and those assholes tore from you. I’m gonna keep at you until you let me in. I’m not gonna stop until you tell me you’re mine, until it comes straight from your mouth, preferably when I’m deep inside you and you’re lookin’ at me like you look at me when I’m close to makin’ you come.”
As with all the Rock Chick books, we have our share of funny scenes (there are a LOT), sexy scenes, especially the tease of sexy scenes, kidnappings and car chases (best car chase EVAH!), romance, totally hot protective alphas, and a few scenes that made tears well up.
I have to tell you, this is my idea of a PERFECT book.
“Ava Babe, I’m tellin’ you, you’re gonna admit you belong to me because you belong to me.”
“Luke, please, let me go home.”
“No fuckin’ way.”
- I felt that giddy, excited, can’t wipe the smile off my face feeling within the first 10 pages.
- I laughed, I cried, I giggled, I swooned.
- Ava was one of the most relatable characters ever for me (I’m the chubby little sister with 2 gorgeous older sisters and mom)
- Luke fucking Stark. And his handcuffs.
- Revisiting all of the hot bunch and the Rock Chicks. I so want to hang out at Fortnums!
- The old-style Kristen Ashley with her VERY detailed descriptions of everything gets you immediately and completely immersed in the book.
- I love the banter between Luke and Ava.
- I so want to go shopping with Tod and Stevie.
- I love when Kristen writes the story of a couple with a long history.
- Luke never seemed to see Ava as fat, even when she was.
- I would have liked to see Ava even more insecure about her weight and the possibility that she’d gain it back and Luke won’t want her any more. In fact, I would have loved her to be a little heavier than the average hot Rock Chick, and Luke love her for those curves.
Rating: 5+ stars. 4.25 Heat
Kristen Ashley kind of has her own scale because her books stand out as so amazing. But even on her own scale Rock Chick Revenge stood out on top. I loved every single giddy, excited second I spent reading it. I love that I am reading this series slowly so that every time I’m reading one it feels like visiting old best friends. I could kick myself for putting this series off for some reason, thinking it wasn’t hot enough compared to her others. It is plenty hot…the promise of sex is just as hot as the actual sex!
She told me the best way to protect my heart was to trust it to someone who will protect it for me”.
More silence but his body went completely still.
“That’s you. It’s always been you.”
Seriously. Read the Rock Chick series, but I highly recommend starting at the beginning.
See the Rock Chick Reading Order Here
Purchase Rock Chick Revenge
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Sidenote: meeting Kristen Ashley at Wicked Book GNO was incredible. My husband said he knew there was something special about her immediately. It comes across right away. What a wonderful woman!
So many of you said you have not read Kristen Ashley at all or the Rock Chick Series. This giveaway is for ANY Kristen Ashley e-book, though I highly recommend a first-timer start with Rock Chick. EVERYONE needs to read her!!!
No, I haven`t read any yet, but I`ve heard they are good 🙂 I have them on my TBR list…
Ann Edwards says
These books are so much fun to read!
I haven’t read any of her rock chick series but I am definitely interested in reading them 🙂
Unfortunately, I haven’t yet. But, they are high on my list of my never ending TBR list. Now, if only there were enough hours in the day to catch up on that list…
YES!!! I have read her Colorado Mountain series a few times! I love them! Plus others!! I LOVE her!! Her writing sucks me in and I am addicted to her characters! 🙂
Hands down the one that started my love for her Rock Chick. That book changed my life.
Kristin Panayoutou says
She’s my all time fave!! I’ve read and reread all the Rock Chick many times…though I do agree that this is one of my top two favorite Rock Chick books. Check out her Burg series and Colorado Mtn. Men…. And Heaven and Hell. The bad part about KA books….I have a hard time loving anything else as much. Rock Chick Revolution comes out in August!!!!
All of them 🙂
I love everything KA! The Hot Bunch makes me swoon! And I love the girls relationships and how they take everyone in like family.
Sabrina Baker says
No, I haven’t read her books yet. I want to, but they are kind of expensive so I’ve been waiting for a sale on them. 🙁
Brettani villa says
I have read a few of her books and loved everyone. If I had to choose I would pick Knight❤
Jenn Jacobo says
I have read all of her books. I am really looking forward to the next Rock Chick book.
I’ve ::gasp don’t hate me:: never read a book by this author. I would love to remedy this by winning a ebook 🙂
I haven’t yet and don’t hate me. I’d like to remedy that by winning a ebook of hers.
I LOVE Kristen Ashley books. There is nothing else like it!
Kim Perry says
I haven’t read Kristen Ashley, but this series is on my TBR list! Thanks for the giveaway!
Sarah Jones says
Haven’t read any of Kristen’s books, but Rock Chick will definitely be in my August amazon budget!
Stephanie Sandra Brown says
I haven’t started yet, but her books come highly recommended, and are at the top of my TBR!
Don’t hate me, but ::gasp:: I have yet to read anything by Kristen Ashley. She’s on that never ending and ever growing TBR list though. Would love to remedy this by actually winning a book by her.
Twilla Isom says
KA is my most absolute favorite author!!!!
Twilla Isom says
KA is my most favorite author ever!!!
Megan Wickland says
Kristen Ashley addict here…and proud to admit it! Asking to pick my favorite book by her is like asking me to choose my favorite child! I love EVERYTHING of hers! She is a literary goddess! And I have your blog to thank for my addiction! ♥♡♥
Megan Wickland says
If forced to pick….at gun point…. Rock Chick series, then Colorado Mountain series, then Dream Man series, then Unfinished Heroes, then Burg Series…
As for her standalone books…Heaven and Hell is awesome!!
Ok…I’m done now÷
I haven’t read Kristen Ashely yet, but her books are on my to read list.
No, I haven’t read any yet. I do have Own The Wind on my kindle to read. 🙂 Thanks for the giveaway.
This is my favorite Rock Chick book! I love all of her books! The only problem with reading a Kristen Ashley book is you want another one, then another, …..kind of ruins other books. Yes, she is that great! Can’t wait for the last Rock Chick book. The only problem is it is released the day before school starts, and I am a teacher, so It will be a couple of weeks after it is released before I will have time to read!
Kristen Ashley is so awesome, anyone who has not read her Rock Chick books, Go and get them now!!! They are so great.
Casey Britton says
No i haven’t read one yet, but i would love to! I think i definitely need to read this book, it sounds so good!
Jennifer M. says
I haven’t read any yet!
Brandi Stetson says
She’s my favorite author!!! My favorite is the Fantasyland series!
Amber S says
My faves are Rock Chick Reckoning (#6), Creed, and Mororcycle Man. Love her!!!
Christi Marion says
My fav author. Love these books.
SO SO SO GOOD!!!! You make me want to revisit him!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Luke and Tack are my fans, but then again I can add so many more..Vance, Shy, Mase, etc…lol
Christi Marion says
Favorite books Golden Dynasty, Games of the Heart, Sweet Dreams I could name more I love her books.
Janet W. says
I LOVE KA and her alpha males!!
Ashley Lynn says
Unfortunately I haven’t 🙁 But they are all on my waaaayyy too long TBR list!
Lisa Petty says
I have not but I want to read Rock Chick but haven’t cause it’s on my TBR.
I haven’t yet. 🙁
Julie K says
The thing about a KA book is that they are always 5 star! Whenever I am in a book rut I just pick up one of hers and I laugh, and enjoy. I love the Rock Chicks and the Hot Bunch, and the Dream Man series. I cant wait for the Chaos series to add a few more, as I like to read them together.
Tracy Strunk says
On my TBR list!! I can’t wait to read it!
Eunice K. says
Rock Chick Revenge was my favorite of all the Rock Chick books. I absolutely LOVE Luke.
Without question, my favorite Rock Chick book. I LOVE Luke! Ava is great, but I’d take her down just for a chance with Luke. Sigh.
Love the picture of you with KA!
Michelle B says
Just want to say thank you for your awesome website and reviews!
Amy Pollard Woolard says
I have read some of her books! I loved Knight, Creed & Raid!!
Erika Doane says
So far my favorite is Knight. I just love him!
I have read almost all her books, and they are all great. She is a go to author when you know the book is going to be great!
I stumbled first on Knight, purely by accident. Fell in love, and have devoured almost everything else KA’s written. The RC series is my go-to reread whenever I’m in between books, or want something easy before heading to bed, while waiting for an appointment to start, or any other time I have a few minutes to kill and don’t want to start a new book that I can’t let go. I know all the books and characters by heart, and I’m both anxious for and wary of Ally’s story. I don’t want to let go of Denver, or Fortnum’s, or especially my RCs. Regret was my favorite story (cried buckets), but every RC is my favorite, in some way or another.
Luke Stark is one of my favorite romance boyfriends too! I love KA and the Rock Chick series, can’t wait for Ren and Aly’s book in August.
If I have to choose…..Creed will forever be my book boyfriend but Heaven and Hell will be my favorite book. Swoon … I want to re read it again just talking about it! I hope I win this one because I need to read her Fantasyland series and don’t have it yet !
denise smith says
I havent got the chance to read any of her stories yet
Oh my god, I discovered KA a year ago and I have since devoured almost all of her books. I love her writing!
Kelly Solomon says
KA is the bomb! Don’t miss out!
I loved all of the Rock Chick books! This one was my favorite as well! It was one of my favorite series, I loved every book….they were all so alike, but yet the characters so different! I have followed her reading guide on her website and I love all of her books, but the Rock Chicks were the best!
On my TBR list!
I love her Alpha men!! Cant wait to read this book.
Amy S says
How am I supposed to pick a favorite? The woman is a fantastic writer!
My love for KA started with Stella and Mace (Rock Chick Reckoning) and since then i read almost all of her books. My Favorites are without doubt Sweet Dreams and Raid… And the Rock Chick series.. And Dream Man, Wild Man, Motorcycle Man, Law Man.. And Lady Luck.. and At Peace.. well, you get the picture <3
Ann T says
I have read tons of her books and I absolutely love her!! My favorite is Mystery Man!
I love Luke Stark!! This is one of my fav books!!
Monica Sanchez says
I have read own the wind but none of the rock chick books.
I love ALL of her books. I am super glad I met her at book bash and got my favorite first book of rock chicks signed dream come true. I have been waiting forever for this one please please I MUST have it…. Good luck, everyone!!!
I have read the 1st installment of Rock Chicks and fell in love with Lee right off the bat. Then with each book of KA’s that I read I fall more in love with her ALPHA MALES!!
Not yet….but they are one my huge wish list!!!! Would love to win this book!
I’m a HUGE KA fan!! I love all of her man. And, while I thought Tack was my favorite, I’m re-reading the Burg Series, and I’ve fallen so in love with Joe “Cal” Callahan, that it’s unreal.
Vicki Deatelhauser says
Haven’t read any Kristen Ashley books yet, but I have only heard amazing reviews of them! They are most definitely on my TBR!!
Brandy Myers says
Not yet but I’ve heard such good things. Just not sure which one to start with there are so many and they all sound good!
Jenn McElroy says
I’m sad to say that I haven’t, but “Own the Wind” is on my Kindle! Thanks for the giveaway! 🙂
I haven’t read any of her books yet, but I have heard WONDERFUL things.
Karen G. says
I have read the Colorado Mountain series, Dream Man series (my fav so far!), and most of the Rock Chick series. I have the first 2 books from the Three series on my kindle but have not read yet. I love all the books I have read and am working my way thru her work cuz no one creates alpha males like she does! haha Thank you for the chance to win!
Added to my TBR list. I am enjoying all the suggestions and look forward to more! Thanks for all your excellent giveaways!
Karen H says
Have not read any but boy do u make me want to
Mary Bilowus says
I haven’t read any of her books yet but have them on my TBR list. Thanks for the giveaway!
Thanks for the giveaway opportunity, and good luck to everyone!! I haven’t read any of these books, but I’ve added them to my TBR list…keep the awesome picks coming!
Jessica R says
I haven’t read any yet… though I have bought a couple books…. I just need to get to them. ASAP
pam metz says
Haven’t read any of them yet but would love to!
I haven’t read any yet, but I have a few on my TBR list. Thanks for the chance to win!
LOVE your review! I do love me some KA!!! She’s definitely one of my favs and if I HAD to pick a fav it would be Mystery Man.. OMG, Hawk is so effing yummy! But I have yet to read her Rock Chick series so shame on me! Thanks for the chance to win!
I have read some of her books and love them!!
I love her books!! I have read some…still have others to delve into!
I have not yet! But after reading your review, I am looking forward to it!! Thank you for the giveaway! 🙂
Love KA! Her Alpha males are *rawr* worthy LOL.
I´ve just bought the first Rock Chick book and can´t wait to start reading.
Thanks for the giveaway & Happy Friday!
jodi marinich says
i havent read anything yet but hope to soon
Laura Mendez says
I LOVE ALL the KA books. Mystery Man is my favorite…. 2 words…. HAWK DELGADO!!!! YUMMM!!! He can sneak in my room any time. 🙂
I’ve been wanted to read Rock Chick. Cannot wait. Thank you for the giveaway.
Bobbye Booth says
I haven’t read her books, Hope I win 🙂
I’ve said this before- you turned me onto the awesomeness that is Kristen Ashley’s writing and I cannot Thank You enough! 😀
And I LOVE the picture of you with her!!! So freaking cool!!
Helen Marie says
Thanks so much for the giveaway!
The great thing about discovering Kristen Ashley is her backlist. It’s HUGE!
I’ve read a lot of her books, but there are still some I need to read.
I LOVE her books! So exciting you got to meet her.
Torn between Heaven and Hell and Play iT Safe
I’ve read the first Rock Chick book and I loved it! She’s a fantastic author!
Love all of KA’s books, but would love to hang out at Fortnum’s with the Rock Chicks & the Hot Bunch. Only a month to go until Ally’s book is out.
I have a couple on my kindle but I haven’t read them yet!
lisa w says
I haven’t read any.. Why? Because I’m a scatter brain with my TBR list!
Sharon Chalk says
after I read your review I went to look at Kristen’s site and was shocked to see that I have 5 of her books and Rock Chick is one of them tho,Im not sure that its the same as this one,there must be more than one so Im going to have to go check that out and see if they have to be read in order or if each can be a stand alone,I love this site,I get so many new authors from you here,and btw the picture of you and Kristen was great and you are really cute too!!
Sharon, Please read the first in this series which is Rock Chick. You need to know all the characters to fully appreciate the other books. Rock Chick sets up Fortnum’s bookstore and how the beginning of this series starts back in childhood. So grab that book you have and start the journey. Enjoy. Jo
Ana's Attic says
Thanks!!! Yes, read Rock Chick first.
Great giveaway I haven’t actually read any of her books yet but I have a couple sat in my kindle waiting to be read x
Haven’t read any of her books yet, I’d start with Rock Chick if I could pick one from her list.
I have read the first 3 in the Rock Chick series. I love the humor in them. Laughed my ass off when Indy first used the tazor!
Ana I love you and your website. Keep on keeping on.
Debra Diaz says
Love Love Loved With Everything I Am, cannot wait for the next in the Three series!!!! And the Colorado Mountain Man series….what am I talking about, all her books!
I haven’t gotten the chance to read any yet, but I hear nothing but good things. I have a lot of her books on my TBR list!!!
Melissa B says
My favorite so far is the Dream Man Series. No one writes Alpha-Males like KA!!!
I haven’t yet, but I hope to really soon!
Thanks for the chance to win!
Mick Murphy says
Thanks for the giveaway!! I unfortunately have not read anything by Kristen Ashley, but I want to!
Sabrina D. says
Yes I have read KA books!! Love the RC series! Thanks for the giveaway!
Shellie Elson says
Thanks for the giveaway!
I love all of her books,but I prefer her older ones…the long juicy detailed ones. I’m not crazy about the publishers making her books shorter. Some of my favorites include hank and Roxie in the rock chick series, the Gamble, At Peace, and Law Man. Thanks for the KA giveaway.
Nancy VanSpunky says
I love Motorcycle Man! KA is my absolute gaff author!
Nancy VanSpunky says
Yvonne C says
I haven’t but i have a bunch of my kindle ready to be read.
I’ve read a couple of KA books – Loved the first two Rock Chick books. So many more on my wish list but am on one click probation 🙂
Diana Doan says
I’m ashamed to say I have not read any of Kristen Ashley’s books. So many books with so little time. But I look forward to reading them!
I haven’t read any yet but hope to soon! I have heard nothing but great things about her books. I hope to read the Dream Man series and Rock Chick series soon! Thanks!
I havent yet but I did just purchase Own the wind and am waiting for it to arrive.
I haven’t had the chance to read any of her books yet but I have them on my TBR list.
Jenny Dauksa Schaber says
I haven’t read her yet, but I believe that all of her books are on my TBR, but I have finally purchased one – Own The Wind. I look forward to reading them all one day, I just need the ability to read a bit faster.
Andrea C says
Not yet but she’s on my list of books I want to read.
Karen D. says
I just read the first Rock Chick book and it was awesome! Can’t wait to get my hands on the rest of that series and try out the others!
Suzanne D says
Jennifer Griffin says
LOVE, LOVE, LOVE KA! Have read all of her books and am on pins and needles waiting for the release of the last of her Rock Chick Series…on my birthday. Best b-day gift EVER!!
LOVE, LOVE, LOVE KA!! Have read all of her books and am on pins and needles waiting for the release of the Rock Chick series…on my birthday! Best birthday present ever 🙂
Jennifer Griffin says
Love KA! Have read all of her book and am on pins and needles waiting for the release of the last of her Rock Chick series.
I have read Kristen Ashley. My favorite book by her so far is Motorcycle Man!
Amanda ODonovan says
Haven’t read her books yet, but would love to!
Sandy Borrero says
Motorcycle Man is my fave so far!
I havent read her yet, but shes on my TBR!
Haven’t gotten around to it. Don’t judge!
Crystal W Smith says
Aaaaaahhhhh, I’ve been dying to start these but my bank account is like “hold up a minute”
Libby porter says
Must read. Love all of her books.
Yvonne Simpkins says
No I haven’t read Kristen Ashley yet and I don’t know why, so I’m going to get right on it. Thank you for the giveaway, it would be great to win one of Ms Ashley’s books.
I love Kristen Ashley! I’m still working my way through all her books. 🙂
I really want to read this book….
Elizabeth Quinones says
I have not read any Kristen Ashley book.
Opps. Jaw saw you asked a question. I have to say my favorite is still Mystery Man. It was also my very first book by her. But the Rock Chick #1 is still my favorite (granted I’ve only read the first 2) out of that series. And Rock Chick #1 is a close 2nd favorite overall.
Kristen Ashley is my absolute FAVORITE author! I love her books. I think Rock Chick might just be my favorite but it’s followed closely by Rock Chick Revenge! 🙂 Love her!
Heather Krall says
I downloaded the first one and I can’t wait to read it!!
I haven’t read anything from her yet…they’re all on my TBR list…so hoping I win this so I can finally read one!!! : )
Deanna Alfred says
Deanna Alfred says
I love Kristen Ashley! I have a soft spot for Lee Knightingale cos he was my first KA book boyfriend. A girl never forgets her first 😉
I love Kristen Ashley books! I love all of her leading men and the strong women she writes.
Nikki H says
You want me to pick? Ha!! Ok, I guess I’ll go with Mystery Man because that was the first one I read, but really, I have loved them all.
Ashley Ray says
Love this series!
I started KA a month ago and have made it through 3 1/2 series! I have a book crush on her 😉 I can’t quit her!
Rachael T says
Yes! Read them all but Rock Chick series and LOVE LOVE LOVE them! Love some Tate and Ty!
I haven’t 🙁
I have no idea why not because it seems like it’s right up my alley
I absolutely love all Kristen’s books! I’ve been reading the Rock Chick series again in anticipation of Ally and Ren’s story in August. I can’t wait!
Nicole Huffman says
I have not read her yet but the Rock Chick series is on my TBR list. I don’t know what I’m waiting for!
Sue Pfannenstiel says
Not yet. Need a job so I can buy books.
Rachel Brown says
I haven’t read her books but I’ve only ever heard great things about them.