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Rock Chick Reckoning (Rock Chick #6)

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Stella’s the lead singer and lead guitarist of The Blue Moon Gypsies and Stella used to be Mace’s girl. Mace broke up with her, though, and the loss of him rocked her world. But Stella gets a call, late at night (again) from one of the members of her crazy band. She has to go play clean up (again) and runs into Mace and a shed load of police, and ends up getting shot.

Kindle Edition, 484 pages
Published November 13th 2011
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Aestas Book Blog
Jul 27, 2013 Aestas Book Blog rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Oh Lordy be! I'm still wiping away my happy tears as I write this... This probably is the darkest and emotionally deepest of the Rock Chick books but it also had some of the happiest and most beautiful moments of the series as well as an INCREDIBLE epilogue!

Kai "Mace" Mason. The insanely hot, dark, broody and emotionally broken member of Nightingale Investigations. From the beginning of the series, we've always known that Mace's back story was going to be tragic and heart breaking. Whatever co
Stacey is Sassy
Feb 02, 2016 Stacey is Sassy rated it really liked it
She is… The Rock Chick

I’m feeling a little guilty. I doubted my faith, walked away and left someone alone too long. Yes, I’m sure Stella knew I’d come back for her eventually, but the time it took me was longer than it ever should have been. It’s OK now, the friendship has been re-established and I’m sure Mace will forgive me… one day. I only left because her connection to the band and Mace’s hurtful words upset me the first time I read them, but, this time, I listened to them and with Susannah
Vika aka ♔ of GIF & Grumpy Smut-ateer *P/T Freebie Fairy

My Kai "Mace"

My Stella


And just because I feel like it but had to other place to do "Additional Character Casting" I am going to do it here because this story gives us multiple POV from all those that we love

My Daisy

My Tod & Stevie

My Tex

My Duke
4.5 Stars!!!!
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Stella is the lead singer of the Blue Moon Gypsies and friends with a few of the Rock Chicks. The allusive Kai Mason (Mace) is the more quiet and broody member of the Hot Bunch. And these two used to be an item. A year ago, Mace broke it off. Stella isn’t sure why or what happened, but at her last gig, she showed him how much she missed him with her music. Now, something is going on with the band and Stella has to fix it... again. When she gets to her friends, she is shocked to see
5 Stars!! This book ROCKED!!
I know I’m in the minority amongst my GR friends, but this book was damn near perfect for me, and IMO, the best so far in the RC series. I loved “seven hundred and twenty-five thousand things” about it, but I especially enjoyed that Mace and Stella had history. They were an item at one time and I was fascinated by this, finding out what tore them apart, watching them mend, building on what they had and moving forward! They were BOTH stubborn, and I know, I know some
Nov 03, 2012 Brit rated it really liked it

5 “I Love Those Rock Chicks” Stars!!


Stella and Mace used to be a couple, until he broke it off with no explanation about a year ago and left her broken. She never get over him.
She found refuge in her music and when a member of her band has a problem and she has to go sort it out (yet again!) she finds Mace again. And despite all the feelings, she doesn’t want to be near him.


But let’s not forget that this his is a rock chick book. Therefore one of the girls is always with some kind of trouble.
Baba  ♥♥♥ Tyler, Marcus, Archer, Dean, Adrian, Dan & Hunter
Mace said to Stella:
"I can't be the star in your sky when you're the only star left shining in mine."

3.5 stars. This book was quite hard to rate. At a certain point it was a very weak 3-star rating. Then again, I rather enjoyed the last 30 % of the story. Ultimately it's a solid 3.5 stars but overall I just felt it was not good enough to round up to 4 stars.

I loved the above mentioned quote but unfortunately I didn't love the story. Sadly Rock Chick Reckoning couldn't live up to my expectations.
Jun 04, 2012 Lisa rated it it was amazing
I went into Rock Chick Reckoning with low expectations due to some of the reviews out there. Frankly, I should have just trusted my gut which tells me KA is flat out awesome shit and all her books are addicting and just plain great. Right, now... moving on.


The Good

1. Kai “Mace” Mason. Yes, he was messed up. Yes, he made mistakes with Stella. HOWEVER, he is KAI “FREAKIN” MASON . We forgive him and move on. Oh, and we focus on his alpha-maleness and his hotness.

2. St
Aug 12, 2013 ~IreneOust~ rated it it was amazing

***** 5 ROCKING stars for the epilogue alone! *****

August 12, 2013

Not to sound like a broken record but this is still my favorite book in the series. Mace is still my main man and this book is worth the read (and multiple re-reads!) for the epilogue alone!

Bring on Ren now! Even though he was never a part of a Hot Bunch, he always came across as mighty Hot to me ... ;)

August 6th, 2013

Re-reading this one to get ready for Ally & Ren ...

January 7th, 2013

Three reasons why this is my favorite bo
Written March 10, 2015

3 1/2 Stars - A lot of 'Chick' fun once again

Book #6

This is just more and more like a series about a very big gang of lovely hilarious crazy people. This IS smexy romantic suspense in the best way.

My Summer 2014 romance-project was to listening to all eight audiobooks. I did five so it was about time to go back to this crazy "rock-chick-girls" and sexy gorgeous "hot-bunch-alpha-men" in Denver once again.


Fun, fun, fun, exiting speedy and HOT, as always..
I really enjoyed th
Kellie Maddox-Ward
Indy, redheaded, blue-eyed and built; Ally, dark-haired, brown eyed and slim; Jet honey blonde, green eyed and pretty; Roxie, also blonde but darker, blue-eyed and seriously stylish; Ava, another blonde, totally knockout, bombshell gorgeous with light brown eyes and Jules movie star glamour. These weren’t exactly your average women.
Hells yeah you got that Right Stella! They aren’t your average women they are the “Rock Chicks!”

= = > I may swear and have small spoilers! .Don’t say you weren
UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish
Re-read Review - August 30-31, 2013

Looking at my original review, I had given this 3.5 stars, but bumped it up to 4 because of the epilogue. Apparently this was, at the time, my least favorite of the Rock Chick stories. After my re-read, however, I've gained a new, huge, appreciation for Mace and Stella, and I've decided there really is no "least favorite" story. There are some I like better than others, sure, but none deserving a label of "least".

Kristen Ashley is a brilliant storyteller and sh
3 1/2 to 4 stars

I enjoyed this book for the most part. Rock Chick Reckoning definitely has a darker, grittier, and more intense feel to it, which I prefer to the early Kristen Ashley Rock Chick books.

There are two elements about this book I find very odd:

1. Kristen Ashley includes an end of series epilogue in this particular book. Why, when there are still two books left in the series?

2. Unbeknownst to the reader, the author has very cleverly interwoven the involvement of a side character throug
Jan 17, 2016 Jilly rated it it was ok
This was my least favorite of the Rock Chick series. It totally left behind all of the things I love about the series: crazy antics, silly situations, and funny dialogue - and replaced them with angsty darkness, too many pov's, and characters I couldn't connect with.

Here's just one example. Stella, a musician, considers herself "black". Not in a racial way, but from a song by Pearl Jam called "Black". She says this is her:

And now my bitter hands
Cradle broken glass
Of what was everything
All the pi
Katy Loves Romance ❤️

This has got to be the darkest and most gripping but Intense Rockchick book upto now!!

Stella is the lead guitarist of 'her' band(the Blue Moon Gypsies). She used to be with Mace but he broke up with her and a year later Stella is still holding onto her broken heart, but when she gets a call in the middle of the night 'Again'to sort out some trouble from her band which she alway seems to have to clean up, she runs into Mace with a load of police, PI's and ends up getting shot... Mace doesn'
I absolutely adore this series! I could easily name seven hundred and twenty five thousand things that I adore about this series, but that will take too long, so I’ll just talk about book 6 – Mace and Stella.

God, I love Mace!! I never really got much of a feel for him in the earlier books of the series, apart from a brief (and very interesting) appearance in book 2 Rock Chick Rescue, then again at the end of book 5 Rock Chick Revenge, where he was discovered sharing an intensely smouldering eye
Feb 05, 2016 Choko rated it really liked it
*** 3.75 ***

Another read with my Kristen Ashley's addicts support group at BB&B

We are back in Denver, Rock Chick and Hot Dudes haven!!! ( I really think we should probably all move that way, it sounds very love-hotness promising) Among all the hotties, we get to learn more about Hawaiian stud Mace and THE ROCK CHICK Stella - the lead singer and babysitter of the Blue Moon Gypsies Band. She has her hands full with her band-mates, who obviously belong with the lost kids and Peter Pan and stir
~ Becs ~
I tried to stay away, really I did, but I just can’t seem to kick my Kristen Ashley obsession. I managed two whole books by another author before I fell off the wagon. They’re just so much fun – they’re irresistible and I’ve just got to feed the habit!
So back we go to the Nightingale Hotties and their Rock Chicks – this time the turn of the delicious Mace and his ex, Stella, who is a bonafide Rock chick, actually a guitarist and singer with a band. Mace has dumped Stella a year before and she is
Elise ✘ a.k.a Ryder's Pet ✘
Am I the only one who finds the Rock Chicks annoying?
Rate: 2.5/3 stars.
Jamie *Gypsy Smut-a-teer*
Re-read September 17, 2013

"The worst part of breaking up with you was you lettin' me walk away. It was so good between us, I didn't think in a million fuckin' years you'd let me walk away."

Oh man!! This series is awesome!! I have loved re-reading it and can totally see me reading it again someday!! This book still is my second fave of the series. No one can compare to my love for Lucas Stark, but Mace is for sure a close second. Something about those men who are badass but have demons hau
“You still love me?” he asked.
My eyes narrowed. “What kind of question is that?” I snapped.
“Answer it.”
“I will not, it’s –”
“Answer it!” he barked and I went still at the ferocity in his voice.
Then I whispered, “Of course I do.”
“Then we’re done talkin’. I’m gonna fuck you until I’ve erased everything I’ve said. Until the only thing you can think of is my cock inside you and my hands and mouth on you. Until I hear that fuckin’ voice of yours telling me you love me. I’m gonna fuck you until I kno
Lady Heather

First read: April 22, 2012

Loved Mace and Stella's story! I really don't think KA can write a 'bad' story!

Second read: May 13-15, 2014

Really enjoyed this re-read


KA gave us Hector and Sadie, and Ally in Ren in this epilogue.
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*shaking my head in shame at myself*
Blacky *Romance Addict*
I didn't think I'd ever have a KA book rated 3, but this one sadly has it :( I loved loved loved every single RC so far, but this one came short. Why? Probably because it was supposed to be a Mace/Stella story, but it ended up being Mace/Stella/Indy/Lee/Jet/Eddie/Roxie/Hank/Jules/Vance/Ava/Luke's story. Every other chapter there was a switch in the point of view, we get to see every single Rock Chick so far and how they're doing, it's like a very long epilogue XD
Mace and Stella have such a beau
Camila, the opinionated Catruler
2.5 stars

How to go into an alcoholic coma (which you might just need to read this book):

- Drink every time Stella refers to herself as 'black'.

- Drink every time that Mace ignores Stella telling him to back off/step away.

- Drink every time that Stella is so far up her ass that she doesn't realize she's not the only one with issues.

- Drink every time that Mace makes a decision that isn't his to make.

- Drink every time that Stella uses the band as an non-valid excuse.

- Drink every time Mace is emo
Feb 08, 2016 Joanita rated it really liked it

05/02/2016 Buddy read with my fellow KA addicts over at BB&B, b/c sharing our addiction just makes it so much sweeter.

“I can’t be the star in your sky when you’re the only star left shining in mine.”

A year ago Mace and Stella had 5 hot and wonderful months together, until he broke things off stating she needed him too much. Automatic jerk alert, right? I was so mad at Mace for his actions, but I must say as the story moved along I realised that Mace was not the only one at fault. Stella

3.5 stars

While I enjoyed Mace and Stella's story, there are some aspects that took away from my loving it. I have come to depend on the Rock Chick books to give me a crazy, funny, totally sexy read with lots of laugh-out-loud moments. This book had a different feel than the previous ones. I thought it was darker, more serious with much less humor.

Mace is another sinfully hot member of the Nightingale team and while not perfect, I still loved him. Stella is lead singer and guitarist in a local r
4 ROCK ON Stars

I find this book odd from KA work. It was not centered to main character. Mace and Stella story was so amazing and interesting and emotional. Though I like hearing again from other Rock Chicks and Hot Bunch of men. So this was like a story of everyone. But I enjoyed it so I will stop bitching about it. My biggest surprise of this book was the epilogue. I'm thinking that was not supposed in this book, but it just make me want to read more the rest of book,Hector/Sadie and Ally/Ren
Jessica Gadziala
Nov 08, 2015 Jessica Gadziala rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance

Wow. Okay. Where to start? First, I thought I would HATE that this was told in multiple POVs (Rock Chicks and Hot Bunch), but I ended up LOVING it.

Now Stella and Mace. I also thought I wouldn't like that they had started out the book as exes, alas, I was wrong about that as well. It started on angst and got right into my heart immediately. I loved watching them learn to trust each other again, to open up to each other. Even as (in typical Rock Chick fashion) the bullets are flying and awful
Aug 01, 2012 Hildy rated it it was amazing
These books are just so fun! I don't care that they are repetitive and predictable. I LOVE these characters!
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