Rock Chick Reckoning Series: Rock Chick #6
on April 17, 2013
Stella’s the lead singer and lead guitarist of the Blue Moon Gypsies and Stella used to be Mace’s girl. Mace broke up with her though and the loss of him rocked her world. But Stella gets a call, late at night (again) from one of the members of her crazy band. She has to go play clean up (again) and runs into Mace (and a shed load of police) and ends up getting shot.
Mace finds he doesn’t like it much that his ex-girlfriend got shot, right in front of him but it’s worse. A very bad man has thrown down the gauntlet and ALL the Rock Chicks are in the firing line. Stella doesn’t want Mace to be the one to keep her alive but she has no choice… mainly because Mace isn’t giving her one.
Confession time: I was looking forward to Ally’s story, which I found out is the last Rock Chick book in the series. So I was quite bumped I had to read first Mace’s and then Hector’s story in Rock Chick 7. Boy, what a fool I’ve been!
Once I started reading this Rock Chick about Mace and Stella, I forgot about everything else. I should have trusted KA for yet another great story with yet another alpha male to fall in love with from the Hot Bunch.
Also, this book is different from the others so far, so it’s quite refreshing, intriguing and I was not able to put it down. I was hooked from the first page.
Ok, so as I said, this is the story of Mace & Stella. We know Mace from the other books, as being the super hot Hawaiian ex-surfer, now PI for Nightingale Investigations. We also got a feeling from the last Rock Chick book that there was something going on between him and the lead singer of a rock band, when they were all at a concert and Stella sang a song with her eyes on Mace.
It changes everything, but then, everything changed when you sang Hank Williams to me.”
Now, we get to find out what was that all about.
Rock Chick Reckoning starts with Stella being called in the middle of the night by one of her band members (something she was used to, as it was often for one of her band members to be in trouble and calling her to fix it), scared that his girlfriend OD’ed in his bed. Once she gets to his house, she finds Mace there along with Luke. Mace tells her that Buzz’s girlfriend was actually executed and before they get into any more details, bullets start flying towards them.
Luke and Mace get Stella safe in their car (not noticing she’s been hit by a bullet) and take her to Daisy’s Castle, which turns into a safe house for everybody, because apparently, all the Rock Chicks have been shot at at the same time as Stella, by a Sid who was being investigated by the police and the Nightingale boys, close to being shut down, so he declared war. Can you spell disaster? Can you spell maximum adrenaline?
We also find out that Stella was in a relationship with Mace a year ago, but ended once he dumped her.
So you see, that’s why I said this book was different from the others in the series.
First of all, all Rock Chicks being targeted – I couldn’t imagine someone in Denver being so stupid to declare war against the Nightingale boys and the police force (as Hank’s Roxie and Eddie’s Jet were involved too).
Second of all it’s the first time in the Rock Chick series history when a macho man, badass ends the relationship with his woman. This was unheard of until now, because we were used to them claiming their women and never let them go.
Third, we had View Spoiler »an epilogue. KA decided to fast forward 5 years and also tell us the endings of the next two books too. I thought this was kinda weird, but, I’m not really complaining. « Hide Spoiler
Now you can understand why I was hooked and super intrigued, right? This book is beyond amazing.
Rock on, girls!