Series: Rock Chick #1
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Published by Independent on 8 December 2008
Reading Challenges: 2013 In Uniform Challenge
Indie Savage has had a crush on her best friend’s brother Lee Nightingale for as long as she can remember. She eventually gave up trying to attract him and was so embarrassed by her behaviour, she has done everything possible to avoid him. Lee gets involved when some bad guys start shooting at her and in a complete role reversal, this time she’s trying to shake him off.
Living inside Indie’s head is an interesting experience as her world is so wild. Indie acts more like a teenager at times rather than a thirty year old. Many of the situations she gets herself into are actually her own fault. She is a magnet for bizarre things such as kidnapping, tasers, drag queens and the mob etc. so it’s lucky that she has fallen for the one man in town that has the skills to rescue her on a regular basis.
Lee set up a private investigation firm after a stint in the military where he learned all sorts of mysterious bad-ass skills. He is tough, rough and a complete alpha male. He often skates around the law, aided and abetted by a group of ‘hot guys’. Just a warning – he talks alpha male which can take a bit of getting used to.
There isn’t much of a build-up to the relationship. Lee simply decides that he wants Indie and it’s time for them to get together. No matter what Indie does to wriggle away, he finds her, brings her home and handcuffs her to the bed. I got a little irritated with all the interruptions – the first few times were funny and then it got a bit old.
I can only think of a couple of characters in this book that I could class as ‘normal’. Indie’s best friend Ally is pretty much a carbon copy of her which is a bit of a shame. I think if there were greater differences between the two, it would have added another dimension to the book. Ashley veers off on all sorts of tangents about fashion which take away from the main point of the story.
I’ve read this book about eight times now and still find it pretty entertaining. If you are not in the mood for a huge cast of larger than life characters and a plot which is pretty random, you might want to steer clear of this one. On the other hand, if you fancy a rollicking good read that is pure entertainment, then I suggest you give it a shot.