Warning: This book includes mature content such as: sexual content, and/or drug and/or alcohol use, and/or violence.
Roxie’s on the run from a bad boyfriend who will not catch the hint that it is o-v-e-r. She’s in no mood for love at first sight, but when her eyes fall on Hank, it’s trouble from the get-go. Roxie tries to hold Hank at arms length but Hank wants to be a closer (as in, a lot closer). Roxie’s trouble catches up with her and Hank wants to help but Roxie knows in her heart that she’s no good for a white hat guy. The problem is no one agrees with her, especially her crazy hippie best friend Annette or her parents; the even crazier small-Indiana-town Herb and Trish. Toss into the mix the gang from Rock Chick and Rock Chick Rescue and Roxie finds herself totally outnumbered.
Climb in for another Rock Chick wild ride through Rock Chick Redemption. As the odds stack up against Roxie, she has no choice but to hold on and just ride it out through the kidnappings, car chases, society parties, a riot at the strip club, Hank getting “Mom Bombed” and one crazy night at the Haunted House.
During all this Hank works at convincing her she really wants to stay and he, along with the Hot Bunch, go all out to make her safe. Hank also needs to work on showing Roxie that her past decisions don’t mean her future can’t include something as downright delicious as… normal.
Rock Chick Redemption was fucking phat! I especially loved Annette, even if she’s not even officially a rock chick 😀 It took me a little time to warm up to Hank and his bossy ways, but I really loved Roxie – high maintenance and all.
My Rock Chick Redemption review:
On the run from her ex-boyfriend, a possible drug-dealer and all around bad guy, Roxie arrived in Denver to find her uncle Tex. Rock Chick Redemption started with Roxie arriving at Fornum’s, where the whole gang was there, and she had her first meeting with Tex with the rock chicks and the Nightingale men as an audience. With a half-assed plan on how she’d be able to finally shake Billy this time around, Roxie did not at all have her head on straight for a new man in her life. Hank, however, had very different plans.
While I enjoyed both Hank and Roxie, I really didn’t like how forceful Hank was about making sure Roxie stayed in his life. I’ve come to expect this from the Nightingale men, but that doesn’t really mean I have to like it. Roxie had enough spunk to deal with this, as well with every other thing life and her crazy ex threw her way. Rock Chick Redemption was a lot about how Roxie thought she needed redemption, that she needed to become clean after being with a felon for the past seven years. It’s easy to understand that she felt a bit stupid for being with a criminal and not catching the signs before a very long time had passed, but at the same time, she really did want to wallow in those sentiments bordering on self-loathing, so Hank showing her that she was wrong about that made me happy.
The rest of the rock chick gang was ever-present during Rock Chick Redemption as well, and those women are a hoot! They have each other’s backs, and they are fierce when the find someone else to take into the folds of their friendship. In between the drama surrounding Roxie, there were also a lot of bonding moments, some hotness and quite a bit of humor, and I have to say that Annette, Roxie’s best friend, as well as Roxie’s parents completely won the hilarious award! Without much of a filter, they said what they thought when they thought it, and I found them heartwarming and lovable like not many characters are.
Roxie showed both herself and everybody else that she was stronger than she looked, managing not to completely fall apart after Billy kidnapped her, and then making a grand statement when he showed up at a party to do it again, I couldn’t help but admire her. Written in third person point of view, third person from Roxie’s perspective, Rock Chick Redemption was quite fast paced, and managed to drag me further into the arms of the waiting rock chicks.
Some of my favorite Rock chick Redemption quotes:
I was staring out the window, sucking on the straw in my malt, trying to catch a thought. Everything had been happening so fast. I couldn’t keep up. I didn’t know what do do next, where to go, what to think.
“I’m leaving tomorrow,” I said (again).
He moved into my space. I moved back, and he pinned me against the inside of the door.
“Then I gotta convince you before tomorrow.”
I sighed again. “You Nightingale boys are hard to shake.”
“Remember that,” Hank murmured, and wrapped his arm around my waist as if to prove the point.
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