The fourth book in Kristen Ashleys Rock Chick series is Rock Chick Renegade.
Jules has got a score to settle against the drug dealers of Denver. Vance makes it his mission to protect Jules from herself whilst she dishes out her vigilante justice. Jules doesn’t have time for romance, she’s too busy saving the world one drug dealer at a time.
The Rock Chicks get involved to provide romantic advice and guidance to Jules who has never been in the romantic spin that Vance puts her in, whilst the Hot Bunch at Nightingale investigations adopt Jules as one of her own.
But Jules makes some bad guys pretty angry and one is dedicated to taking her out. Vance and the Hot Bunch have to pull out all the stops to keep her alive. At the same time, Jules and Vance learn the true meaning of home.
I expected Jules to be really tough and up for anything. I expected her to be the female version of one of the Hot Bunch men but had mixed feelings when I realised she wasn’t . She is a bleeding heart who wants to save the world one person at a time. She lost all her family apart from Nick, her aunt’s husband to tragic circumstances and now does everything to help those in need of it by working at a shelter as a social worker.
Vance Crowe is one of the rougher members of the Nightingale Investigations team with a heart of gold. When he finds out what Jules (Law, a street name the kids at the shelter gave her) is doing and that she is doing it on her own he decides to be the help that she needs. There is instant attraction between the two but Jules doesn’t want to get hurt as he is a known player. Vance is having none of it and like all the other alphas in Kristen Ashley books he is persistent in getting it. I found Vance to be less pushy than the other alpha males in Ashley’s books. He was a lot more adept at listening to what Jules had to say.
Although Jules wasn’t what I expected her to be it was a nice change to see the respect that they have for each other in terms of the action in the books. Vance is less likely to cuff her to his bed if she does something stupid, Jules is a lot more can-do than the other heroines. Albeit a sweet and adorable one.
It was the first Rock Chick book that made me feel for the characters. Both of them wanted that home that they were denied by circumstances that were out of there control.
“No matter what,” he said, his voice fierce and strong and rumbling through me. “You told me I was home to you and I get it. You’re home to me. I’ve never had a home. I like the one I found and I’m not losin’ it. No matter what.”
The ending of this book was different to the others. The books is told from a first person perspective giving us the heroines views. But the ending is told from multiple perspectives from the core Rock Chick/Hot Bunch clan.