Title: Rock Chick Reawakening
Author: Kristen Ashley
Series: Rock Chick – Book 0.5
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: January 3, 2017
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.
**Spoiler Free Review**
A fitting end to a fantastic series!
I couldn’t be more pleased…well maybe if K.A. decides to give us more of these wonderful characters. I’m all for that!
Rock Chick Reawakening takes us back to the beginning of Daisy’s story. There are glimpses into how other relationship amongst the characters formed as well, but the primary focus is the love story between Daisy and Marcus.
For the record, I’ve always loved Daisy. She’s one of my favorite characters. Some of the sweetest and funniest moments across the series have her front and center and I enjoyed them all. It amazes me that she’s as caring and down to earth as she seems, considering her background. Her story is sad, emotional, and raw, but she never loses sight of her core values and strength. Strong and resilient are two words, I’d used to describe her.
Since the stories never really focused on them, Marcus has always been shrouded in mystery. Yea, we got glimpses into his business dealings, but not a whole lot about him as a man. It was so great to learn what makes him tick and how he and Daisy fell in love. His story, like Daisy’s, is emotional. I literally cried through about 30% of this book. Like serious ugly crying at one point.
Gah, it was so good! Keep some tissue handy while reading this. You will definitely experience all the feels!
So, without giving much away here’s what I loved about this novella. The reader gets a better understanding of Daisy’s past and how Marcus fell so deeply in love with her. Marcus is an absolute contradiction. Totally loved him! The glimpses and interactions with some of my favorite characters across the series made this so worth it. Seriously, it blew me away how many characters K.A. was able to pull in and keep this story at novella length. That made it so special. Everything tied together beautifully. And last but not least – The Epilogue is everything!
This story is everything I wanted it to be more. It’s old school K.A. She stuck to her winning formula and knocked it out of the park. My only minor, teeny, tiny, critique is that this was more of a slow burn than I’m used too.
Overall, this is the perfect end for a truly fantastic series! If you haven’t read Rock Chick, What Are You Waiting For? Go. Read. It. Now! If you’re a fan already, you’ll want to start over from the beginning after finishing this novella. Either way, my opinion is the same. I give Rock Chick Reawakening my highest recommendation.
I rate it – All the Stars.
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**ARC received for an honest review**