Rock Chick Reawakening (Rock Chick 0.5) by Kristen Ashley

Posted January 7, 2017 by sweptawaybyromance in Review / 2 Comments

Rock Chick Reawakening (Rock Chick 0.5) by Kristen AshleyRock Chick Reawakening by Kristen Ashley
on January 3rd 2017
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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From New York Times bestselling author, Kristen Ashley, comes the long-awaited story of Daisy and Marcus, Rock Chick Reawakening. A prequel to Kristen’s Rock Chick series, Rock Chick Reawakening shares the tale of the devastating event that nearly broke Daisy, an event that set Marcus Sloane—one of Denver’s most respected businessmen and one of the Denver underground’s most feared crime bosses—into finally making his move to win the heart of the woman who stole his.


Dorsey’s Review 

5+ Building Castle Stars!!!

To say I was excited to hear KA was writing Daisy and Marcus’s story is an understatement, I have wanted their story for a very long time, I was beyond excited!!! I’ve wanted to know how Daisy fell for….no way to avoid it, a criminal…a respected businessman and feared crime boss. Marcus has always been a bit of a mystery, but, we always had the knowledge that he adored Daisy, and Daisy loved and adored him right back, there was absolutely no mistaking his love and devotion to Daisy throughout the RC Series.

“I’ll handle you with care. I’ll always handle you with care. I will never, not ever, Daisy, give you reason to leave me. I won’t cheat on you. I won’t beat you…..To end, you’re safe with me. You’ll get from me only what you deserve, which is everything I can give you, and doing it handling you with care.”

I have always adored Daisy, she’s always there to support the RC’s along with the “Hot Bunch”, the extended RC family, Tex, Sherleen, Duke, Todd, and Stevie, to name a few, even the kids at Jules runaway shelter. Her tinkle bell laugh, larger than life personality, and huge heart make it hard not to love her.

I don’t want to give to much away, all I’ll say is Daisy and Marcus’s story has it all! It was emotional, heartwarming, and beautiful. We get Daisy’s sad background along with Marcus’ background and how that shaped his life and made him the man he is. I loved all he did to make Daisy safe and secure. He’s the perfect gentleman, her prince charming, her knight in shining armor who is kind, loving, attentive, generous, fiercely protective, and he loves her with everything he is.

Lastly……The Epilogue!!! Amazing!! I had to read it a couple of times, yes, it’s that good!! I truly wish there were more RC’s and/or Hot Bunch guys, I want more!!!!

Karla’s Review

“A 5+ star read with a 10+ star epilog, the perfect beginning…and end to the Rock Chick series!”

What a treat! Kristen Ashley nailed it!

All too often when an author writes a story that fans have been waiting for it has a tendency to fail because expectations are so great, not this time. KA kept it simple without any side drama and focused solely on how this couple came together and it met every expectation and then some!

Daisy has always been a fun, vibrant character in this series but I’ve always felt a little sad for her like her life was not complete. Her back story is a heartbreaking one but her determination for a good life is unwavering. When she meets Marcus he lets her know she’s not alone and that he’s a man she can count on. It’s a slow building relationship but necessary considering the circumstances that come into play.

Marcus…my goodness, a beautiful man, inside an out! He’s always been a bit of a mystery and now we finally see what drives him, why he chooses to walk on the darker side of life and more importantly why he chose Daisy! I have a lot of favorite KA heroes but Marcus has made his way to nearly the top of that list (Max will always be my #1 man), he’s definitely a sigh-worthy hero! Despite some of the bad things he does, he’s really good and decent man!

This story is a pre-cursor to the Rock Chicks series and you’ll see some of your favorite characters from that series before their stories are told and by the end, as you know them now. The epilog is GOLDEN and one of the author’s best! It brings Marcus and Daisy’s story to fruition and gives them a much-deserved ending.  This reader was extremely satisfied!

Rock Chick Reawakening is definitely a keeper and worthy of many rereads.

About Kristen Ashley

Kristen Ashley grew up in Brownsburg, Indiana but has lived in Denver, Colorado and the West Country of England. Thus she has been blessed to have friends and family around the globe. Her posse is loopy (to say the least) but loopy is good when you want to write.

Kristen was raised in a house with a large and multi-generational family. They lived on a very small farm in a small town in the heartland and existed amongst the strains of Glenn Miller, The Everly Brothers, REO Speedwagon and Whitesnake (and the wardrobes that matched).

Needless to say, growing up in a house full of music, clothes and love was a good way to grow up.

And as she keeps growing up, it keeps getting better.

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3 years 1 month ago

I would recommend starting with book #1 (Rock Chick), only because you get to know Daisy and a bit of Marcus throughout the series, so I think you’d better appreciate this novella. Plus KA is the QUEEN of epilogues, and all the RC Characters are included.

3 years 1 month ago

Sounds to me that I am missing out on a good series. I might be in a minority here never have read a Kristen Ashley story. Yes, I know, I have been told by other readers to give it a try. Maybe I’m ready to try now. My question for you is since it is .5 in order of the series I should start with this one, right?