Thursday, May 23, 2013

Rock Chick Regret Review

Sadie Townsend is known by all as The Ice Princess and she’s worked hard to earn her reputation. Her father, a now-incarcerated Drug Lord, has kept her under his thumb her whole life and she’s learned enough from living in his world to give everyone the cold shoulder. But one inebriated night, she shows the Real Sadie to the undercover agent she knows is investigating her father, the handsome Hector Chavez, and he knows he’ll stop at nothing to have her.

Hector makes one (huge) mistake; he waits for Sadie to come to him. Tragedy strikes and Sadie’s got a choice, she can retreat behind her Ice Fortress or she can embrace the Rock Chick/Hot Bunch World. Guided by Hector, the Rock Chicks, the Hot Bunch and her new gay roommates, Buddy and Ralphie, Sadie negotiates a life out from under her father’s thumb, a life that includes poison, arson and learning how to make s’mores.

Rock Chick Regret is a phenomenal story.  Let me just say that by the time I got to this one, was sort of dreading it.  With Revenge & Reckoning being not my favorite KA novels, I was afraid this was going to be more of the same.  But I was so wrong.

Sadie is one of the best written female characters I have read in a long time.  She is incredibly brave and even during the worst moments of her life, she shows amazing strength and courage.  I can guarantee that if I were in the position she is in, in the beginning of this book, that I would have crumbled and been a disaster for a really long time.  She understands herself and how to bounce back after tragedy has struck.

Sadie has lived a life that, although made her insanely wealthy and powerful, was not what she wanted.  Her father being a kingpin of sorts has left Sadie feeling isolated and friendless.  She guards absolutely everything about herself so others can't hurt her and she tends to come across as cold and emotionless.  I felt for her pretty much from page one.

Hector, being a Chavez, is rather sweet and supportive.  A lot of men would have walked away from a girl like Sadie and never looked back.  But Sadie is under Hector's skin and after what happens to her, she isn't far from his side.  I love the Chavez boys.  In Rescue we met Eddie who, like Hector, is insanely protective. I love that the brothers are so close and that they love their women so much that they become insanely possessive and protective.

There are some funny moments with the cast of characters that live with Sadie.  I loved when Ralphie tells Hector they are having "The food of your people" when he serves nachos for dinner.  And I love that Hector finds this amusing rather than insulting, whereas Sadie is horrified.  The humor helped balance out the tough emotional stuff that went down in this book.  Sometimes you need to laugh, especially when so much makes you want to cry.

I love this series and although I had issues with two of  the books, I would recommend them to anyone who has not been introduced to the Fortnum's gang.  They are a treasure.  Ally and Ren's book should be coming out soon to finish up the series.

On a side note, I would love love love to see Darius Tucker & Marcus Sloan end up in the Unfinished Hero's Series.  I think they would be amazing there!

I give Regret 5 lipsticks!  Yes, I really loved this story that much!

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