Rock Chick Revenge by Kristen Ashley is my absolute favorite book... to me it's like a piece of chocolate lava cake... rich, moist cake with absolute heaven in the middle that has your taste buds screaming for more.
Ava hates men, she has reason and she’s vowed not only never to get involved with another one again but also to exact vengeance on her best friend’s, lying, cheating husband. Since Luke, Ava’s childhood crush, is now a private investigator, she thinks to enlist him but changes her mind at the last second. Too late, Luke knows she’s up to something and he’s already seen many a Rock Chick try to fight her own battles without the Hot Bunch stepping in. He’s having none of it. She’s having none of him. The clash of the Rock Chick and Hot Guy begins but Luke’s got the advantage. He has handcuffs and he’s not afraid to use them.
Okay so we all know how much I love KA and her alpha men and boy do I love the absolutely hot as hell alpha in this book but there is so much more I love about this book too... Normally I like heroines but in this case I adored her because I could relate to her on so many levels, then there's the hero who reminds me so much of my husband in the things he says and the way he acts that I couldn't help but fall in love with him. So this book means something to me, it's special to me and will always be my favorite KA book... which is hard to admit because Kristen's books ROCK... all of them!
Ava... I just adored Ava... I mean absolutely ♥'d her. She was funny, sweet, and still managed to have a charming personality even after the terrible way her sisters and mother treated her. She's got her mini Ava's, you know good Ava and bad Ava... and OMG where they freaking funny... like PMSL funny!! She had a love and loyalty to her best friend, Sissy, that just makes you grateful for your friends.... or at least it made me grateful for all of my amazing friends who are there to listen to me cry, laugh with me, or cheer me up when I'm feeling down... This loyalty led Ava to Nightingale Investigations to seek out the absolutely LUSCIOUS Lucas Stark in hopes of him helping her and Sissy on finding dirt on Sissy's husband so she could divorce him. She found Luke only it didn't quite go how she'd hoped and she didn't tell him the real reason she was there.... good Ava agreed with her but bad Ava did not....
I guess I should go into a little of Ava and Luke's history before I start my confession of my undying love for him :) Okay so Ava has known Luke since she was 8 when his family moved in across the street... she made him laugh, he looked out for her, and most especially she has been in love with him since she was 8.
Luke Stark... SIGH... He gets my blood boiling and gives me tingles in special places like no other fictional character.... He IS the fictional love of my life.... mmmhmmm total definition of... ☆ Absolute Male Perfection ☆.... Okay, so sorry... got myself caught up in a Luke moment there ;) ... This is the best I could do on the whole Luke visual, it's not perfect and honestly unless I ever make it over to England to search for the guy that KA based Luke's looks off of and then stalk him, my perfect Luke visual will remain in my head... Now my girl Nikki ♥ gave me an awesome Luke visual but I'm going to keep that one to myself, because it's special to me (I love ya HT) but this is pretty close, yummy right? I have another that is pretty nice too and since I love Luke as much as I do, I'll share it too... Okay so Luke is one of the Hot Bunch, he works for Lee and is kind of like his second in command... he's a total bad ass, knows what he wants and goes for it. He's known he's always wanted Ava to be a part of his life but is a little upset with her seeing as he hasn't seen her in 5 years and is now a total bombshell that he not only wants in his life but wants in his bed......
So, Ava finds herself in a bit of a pickle which searching Sissy's bedroom.... Luke finds her and starts to question her when gunfire rings out and the room is shot to shreds. Luke takes off with Ava in toe and to keep her safe ends up cuffing her to his bed... Yep that's right I said cuffed to his bed and honey you can cuff me to your bed any time you like.
"Well, this is a fine mess you've gotten us into," Good Ava said into my ear.
Yep...I'm totally with Bad Ava here, well that is until he takes off and leaves her cuffed to the bed but seriously you can't get to mad... I mean he was just trying to keep her safe after all. But he does come back, strips, cuffs her to himself, and then gets into bed with her to sleep and boy does he know how to cuddle... Good Lord, I get shivers just thinking of his cuddling, instead of just turning over and away from her, he shifts her to where he wants her because he doesn't want her out of his arms.... How sweet is that? Okay so they sleep together all night... all snuggled up together. The whole time Ava is arguing with herself and trying to figure out how she can escape Luke's company because she's sick of men and is done with them after being hurt too many times.... she has sworn fidelity to her vibrators. Now normally I would get extremely frustrated with heroines who act like this because... well... I mean these guys are freaking hot, why not just take what he's willing to give right? But that wasn't the case with this one... maybe it's because I feel like I can relate to her so much, maybe it's the history her and Luke have and knowing if she goes there and it ends badly it will destroy her, or maybe it's because I want Luke for myself.. lol... Who knows, all I know is I felt for her, it doesn't mean I didn't get frustrated with her avoidance because I did... I sooo did... I mean this is Luke were talking about here.. but I still understood it. Unfortunately for her, Luke has got a way with words and actions that makes all of the previous Hot Bunch Boys look like total amateurs...."Oo, we're in Luke's bed," Bad Ava cooed into my other one.
Ho-ly shit.... is right. That is just one of the many Luke quotes that makes me feel special in special places... as a matter of fact I believe my girl Gitte used this exact quote to tease Jenny about Luke's perfection before she read the book :) ..."You lick your lips while looking at my mouth one more time, you'll find that pretty pink tongue of yours in my mouth."
So because Luke is now going to start sorting out the whole Sissy situation and because he saved her life he informs her that she now owes him and she is NOT going to be paying him... at least not money anyway..... so had another Luke shiver there... Anyway when he informs her of this he realizes that not only has Ava become his after she fell asleep against him she's actually been his for a long time... that she's been his since she was a young girl. He knows that there have been men in her past that have taken pieces of her and he is determined to get those pieces back. This realization does not make Ava happy because she knows that it's true and she is terrified that heartbreak is going to come with Luke and she does not need another heartbreak, so she keeps her defenses up... well as best as she can... that is until Luke breaks them all down. When he finally does... WOW.... wow, just wow. Luke may be quiet but he is sweet as can be when she finally gives herself to him.
Luke and Ava go through A LOT together and separately.... I'm talking happy moments, fear, tears, potential heart break, fist fights, horrible kidnapping/attacks, and most of all a love that is so special that has blossomed over a sweet history that I found myself in happy tears more often than not... happy tears because Ava realizing how wonderful Luke is, how Luke will do anything to keep her safe and happy, how Luke sees her for the beautiful woman she is inside and out, and how much Luke just absolutely adores her.
Rock Chick Revenge by Kristen Ashley is an absolutely beautiful book... of course all of KA's books are absolute amazeballs but this one, this one is absolute perfection to me because of my love for Ava and my love and absolute adoration of Luke. Obviously I think you should read the Rock Chick series in order because you're slowly introduced to everyone, you get to know them personally, and I have found myself anxious to move on to the next book so I can learn more about each of these special characters. I definitely recommend this book, I mean I recommend all of Kristen's wonderful masterpieces but this book is more than that to me! Check it out, I hope you all enjoy it as much as I do!!!
On a side note.....For those of you who don't know.... Luke is who my Kindle is named after, hence the name Electronic Luke... yeah yeah I know that name could go for numerous different things, I've heard it all and thought it all but E. Luke is the name of my Kindle :)
Kristen you are an absolute ★.... you've made my reading experiences more than amazeballs and you've touched my heart more than you could ever imagine. Thank you, honey, for all you have done for me and most especially for giving me a little extra Luke that came with a full reminder of the cookie swipe that still has me CAM'n when I think about it ;)