Rock Chick Redemption is the third book in Kristen Ashley’s Rock Chick series and tells us the story of Roxie and Hank.
Roxie is on the run from a bad boyfriend who will not catch the hint that it is over. She is in no mood for love at first sight, but when her eyes fall on Hank, its trouble from the beginning. Roxie tries to keep Hank at arms length but he is having none of it. Roxies trouble catches up with her and Hank wants to help but Roxie thinks she is no good for a ‘white hat guy’. The problem is no one agrees with her especially the Rock Chicks.
Roxie was in a abusive relationship, one that she couldn’t see. When she realised she got out but it took years. But Billy still refuses to let her go and once again follows her to Denver where he had met his match with the Rock Chicks and Hot Bunch.
Unlike the two previous Rock Chick books this one was a little bit of a turnaround for me. I found that I was okay with both the hero and the heroin. With Lee and Eddie I thought they were amazing and seemed real to me albeit unattainable but with Hank he was a little softer. He wasn’t as rough around the edges as the other heros. He is the good guy with a subtle edge, the man every mum wants her daughter with. Hank is the last of the Nightingale boys to find love. He is completely different from his brother Lee but it is obvious that they share the same DNA.
Although Roxie is crazy like the other Rock Chicks, she is less so. She is a lot more grounded that the others – maybe because of her past. But she is still a nut, proving she shares DNA with Tex who is a complete loony. Roxie stomps her booted foot like a child and often goes of on tangents about ridiculous things.
Added to all this are the Rock Chicks back to the crazy and Annette, Roxy’s best friend who is up for anything mixing with Roxy’s parents who are not scared of having a domestic in public.
I like all the little turns in Roxie’s story. She is Tex’s niece and although they have never met (they communicated through letters) they have a strong connection. We discover a little bit more about Tex and why he is so checked out of reality. Rock Chick Redemption is not my favourite Rock Chick book, that said, it is by far better than Jet’s story.
What made this book better than the last was that it was Roxie’s story. Indy had her story but the drama was not originally caused by her but she soon cemented herself in the middle of it all. Jet, however didn’t want to be a part of it and the drama caused was because of her dead beat father. Roxies drama was not her fault but it was hers because of her ex. She’s not deluded like Jet but she still doesn’t think that she deserves the love that Hank can give to her but this is due to the abuse that she suffered at the hands of Billy.
Kristen Ashley once again doesn’t disappoint with her action packed love story. Although Hank and Roxie are not my favourite Rock Chick and Hot Bunch match up they are certainly not the least.