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Rock Chick Reawakening (Rock Chick 0.5)

4.63  ·  Rating Details ·  4,185 Ratings  ·  952 Reviews
From New York Times bestselling author, Kristen Ashley, comes the long-awaited story of Daisy and Marcus, Rock Chick Reawakening. 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 mos ...more
Kindle Edition, 120 pages
Published January 3rd 2017 by Evil Eye Concepts, Incorporated
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Sammy You can, but I suggest you don't. Read all the other main books in the series and then read this one. There are several scenes in this book which you…moreYou can, but I suggest you don't. Read all the other main books in the series and then read this one. There are several scenes in this book which you won't fully appreciate if you don't know who all the characters are and how they behave. Plus, you get a very different look into Marcus and reading this one last gives you a nice warm fuzzy feeling for him and (IMHO) finishes off the whole series very nicely.(less)
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Val ⚓️ Shameless & Bitchy Skanky ⚓️ Steamy Reads Mrs. Danvers-Tate-Snow
3.75 Stars

What was a total treat that KA wrote this. I have always loved Daisy and this just made me love her even more. She is who she is and she makes no apologies. I love her for it.

This was regular formula KA and - while that formula has blushed off the rose for me in many ways as of late - this was a fun prequel read that reminded me of all the reading joy KA has given my over the years. I enjoyed it.


Please don't suck.

Stacey is Sassy

Exactly how I wanted my Rock Chick journey to end.

***A wee bit spoilerish if you haven't read the Rock Chick series and met Marcus and Daisy previously.***

I knew that I wanted Daisy and Marcus’s story but I didn’t realise how much until I got it. It’s the little things really. I wanted to know how Daisy became a stripper. How was it that such a sweet and beautiful lady came to be the headline act at Smithies?

I wanted to get into Marcus's head. I had a deep desire to know how Marcus felt about t
Anna's Ramblings ☘ ͏͏
Jan 04, 2017 Anna's Ramblings ☘ ͏͏ rated it really liked it
Shelves: liked-it, romance


I haven’t read a KA book in ages!

I missed it.

I forgot all about that happy, fuzzy feeling that envelops you like a warm and cozy blanket on a cold winter night.

I missed all those "crossed ankles", "tickets to Timbuktu", "lips touching noses", "mouth quirkings" and "Just sayin’s" and other awesome KAisms.

I missed her short, clipped alpha sentences and all those pronoun skippings and letter droppings.

I even missed those ridiculously long and complicated ones that had me scratch my he
Eve Recinella (Between The Bookends)

To say this was one of my MOST anticipated books of the year would be an understatement. The ROCK CHICK series is by far one of my most favorite series. In fact, to date, I have re-read it 14 times (except for Ally's book. I didn't like that one *lol*)

"A woman like you should have had a momma who loved her. A daddy who adored her. Friends who thought the world of her. She should have grown up every day knowing that straight to her soul, never doubting it, not for a second"

That said, that last
Ang (Sizzling Pages)
Jan 07, 2017 Ang (Sizzling Pages) rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites, arc

5 Honey bunches of love stars

Daisy and Marcus’ romance was nothing short of brilliant. Comprende?

One of my most anticipated releases, this eloquently written novella is not only Kristen Ashley at her very finest but also absolute proof that she truly adores her fans. Reawakening is a gift to all the Rock Chicks out there who yearned for this couple’s journey. For new readers, it’s a great introduction into the fantastical world of KA. Be prepared, this emotional story will pull on your heartstr
Jan 03, 2017 Page rated it liked it
Shelves: kristen-ashley
Today is release day of the long awaited novella that features Daisy and Marcus. IMO this was a 5 star novella with 1 star character depiction. That is to say... KA felt the need to write Daisy as a pimped out version of Ellie Mae Clampett because why? The Daisy I know and love is a Southern woman not a hillbilly woman. This disturbed me greatly, but not nearly as much as the overuse (read: ANY USE AT ALL) of the word coochie.

I thought I was seeing things...but 22 coochies later proved that hop
Jan 09, 2017 Mysza rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorite-read
KA never disappoints. Love her writing. Every. Damn. Time.
Jan 15, 2017 Wendy'sThoughts rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Kristen Ashley Fans, Romance
4.5 The Real Deal Of Daisy and Marcus Stars
* * * * 1/2 Spoiler Free
The series Rock Chicks had a certain charm...and it was infectious. Once you had been exposed to the way KA wrote... you either succumbed to the phrasing, descriptions and way people communicated or not....but whether the writing of KA became your holy would always remember the experience and find certain elements uniquely and wonderfully swoon worthy...It was KA's way.

It has been a while since the last entry to Rock
"There ain't no prince charming for a girl like me."

When it comes to happiness, I can sum it up in two words Kristen Ashley. When it comes to double happiness, you can add anything ROCK CHICK next to the words Kristen Ashley. Indeed, KA has done it again with this sweet and sexy novella Rock Chick Reawakening! Rock Chick fans have been waiting and wanting more, and the delivery of Marcus and Daisy's story is utter perfection!

"He deserved better. Much, much better than me."
Daisy grew up in a
Natalie "The Biblioholic"
5 "No more building castles" stars!!

This book was amazing!! It's the story of how Daisy and Marcus started and to say that this made me happy (after so long) would be an understatement!! This book was classic Kristen Ashley and the Rock Chick crew were just as I remembered them. Daisy was very much a southern belle, Dolly Parton-esque, slightly tacky stripper but you couldn't help but love the hell out of her. We learn about her beginnings and it sure wasn't pretty. But every time I read her say
Pavlina Read more sleep less blog❤❤
5 Sweet Stars

This is one of my all time favorite series by Kristen Ashley, so you can imagine how happy I was when I saw it on my kindle! And OMG I need to tell you how amazing it was! Rock Chick Reawakening was sweet and emotional! Daisy and Marcus where one of the couples that from the first moment they were introduced I wanted to know their story!


Marcus was everything, he is mysterious, dark, charming, a gentleman and sweet. He cared so much for Daisy and wanted to make her happy! I loved Dai
Dec 26, 2016 Tijuana rated it it was amazing
**Full Review Posted 12/26/2016**

A fitting end to a fantastic series!

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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.

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For the record, I’ve always loved Daisy. She’s one of my favorite characters. Some of
Jan 15, 2017 Sabrina rated it really liked it

It's no secret that I'm a huge fan of Kristen Ashley, so if course I was going to read this book. Daisy was a character that was featured throughout the Rock Chick series and one that was impossible to miss. With her big hair, loud personality and overall sparkliness, there just wasn't anyway you couldn't notice her.

In her own story we get really small glimpses of some of the Rock Chicks but they didn't take ay focus off of Daisy and Marcus, which was good since I wanted to learn all about thes
Kelli C ~ Jack Sawyer's Heart
While I did not expect anything less than 5 beautiful stars...this is still so bittersweet. A true ending for the Rock Chicks with the most deserving...the ultimate badass of them all...DAISY!

In the midst of the dark and the ugly that is often life, KA delivered one hell of a story in just some 100 pages. Instead of finding that rough and gruff KA alpha who takes and offers little response, she gifts her readers with the most amazing of all hearts, Marcus Sloan. Showing his alpha trait, he claim
Jan 13, 2017 JewelsyGoolsy marked it as dnf-trash-pile
DNF @ 46% - Jewels is outties :(

KA and I have officially filed for divorce after this last and final attempt at any reconciliation. Reason being: Irreconcilable differences. Let it be known to all; that we both tried really hard... until we couldn't try anymore.

I'm sure all lovers of KA, especially fans of the Rock Chick series will luuuurve this book, because they get to reacquaint themselves with their beloved characters and storyline. But for me; it was like being a plus one to a reunion par
T's Book ~ Tanja
Devastatingly gritty, immensely emotional, and incredibly sweet. Rock Chick Reawakening is one of the most anticipated reads of the Rock Chick Series. I have often said that reading a book from Kristen Ashley is like being bathed in the warm waters of late summer: smooth, welcoming and real. This is no exception to that analogy, but it is, however, one of the most beloved characters of the series’ bittersweet tale that spans a sad childhood, a dysfunctional adolescence, and an adult life that is ...more
Pam Nelson
5 Rock Chick Reawakening Stars

OMG… I want to have a man build a Castle for me!!
Marcus .. Swoon stole my beating heart! I can’t wait for this book to be in AUDIO… <3

I have been dyeing to learn more about Daisy since forever it feels like, she just has that charisma you can’t help but want to be near or learn about. Nothing seems to get her down, this book oh my it just hits you in the feels.

She deserves a Marcus more than anyone. She has her own hot guy right there.
This book is about her be
Dec 20, 2016 ~IreneOust~ rated it it was amazing

For me, reading certain authors is like going home. But reading Kristen Ashley is more like going home, falling asleep in your childhood bedroom under that old, familiar quilt your grandmother made for you eons ago, waking up in the morning to the smell of the most delicious breakfast cooking downstairs then coming down to the kitchen only to find your whole family sitting at a large table, happy to see you ... it's THAT comforting. THAT familiar. I am always happy to be in the warm embrace of K
Jan 03, 2017 Jennifer rated it really liked it
4 Building Castles Stars!!!

Kristen Ashley. The Queen. The Goddess. The Castle-Builder.

This book is ALL Daisy and Marcus. If you are a Rock Chick super fan (like muah), you know these characters well. You meet Daisy and Marcus early in the Rock Chick series. This is meant to be a prequel so you can read this one first if you haven’t started the Rock Chicks. And if you haven’t started the Rock Chicks, this is the perfect time to do it!

My Daisy & Marcus:


Daisy is a southern gal, through and thr
Jan 08, 2017 Hildy rated it liked it
Good news is...I liked it! YAY! It's been years since I've enjoyed a KA book. I had even given up almost completely, but I couldn't resist Daisy and Marcus. I knew that I needed more of their story. And Marcus certainly didn't disappoint. He might even be one of my favourites. Best of all, he spoke in complete sentences, sounded intelligent and wore expensive suits. The bad news is, I think all of his g's were taken from Daisy.

"Who woulda thought, given' my heart, havin' it broken, learnin' to
Karen Mc ~ *Bookalicious Babes Blog*
"She didn’t need to be saved. She needed to be found and appreciated for exactly who she was." ~J. Iron Word

Since I was a little girl, I’ve always loved a good fairytale where I could pretend to be a princess and marvel in magic. Today, my favorite fairytales are romance books, love stories with a hard-fought happily ever after where the prince and princess may not be perfect but are perfect for each other. I live and feel fantasies through love stories like Rock Chick Reawakening by Kristen Ash
I like all the other rapid Kristen Ashley fans have been waiting for this book. Daisy and Marcus. Sigh.

And it was wonderful. I think even if you hadn't read the series, you would think it was wonderful But I have read (and reread Rock Chicks) and so I read this one twice in a row with pleasure.

Ashley does a great job telling the backstories of the characters we have known so long and showing Marcus fall hard and instantly and Daisy fall in love. The sorrow of the events that marked Daisy are don
Jan 12, 2017 Ellen rated it really liked it
“I know precisely the kind of woman you are, Daisy. And if you don’t understand it, then it’ll be up to me to show it to you.”

YASS!! If you need a Kristen Ashley fix, do NOT miss Marcus and Daisy's novella!! Pure goodness and beauty.

If you're a fan of the Rock Chick series (and let's face it, who isn't??), Daisy has been a constant. Such a character! But without a doubt a sweetheart. Her story has been a long time coming and it hit all the hight notes. Only Kristen Ashley can make a novella
Lyndy Ann ♫
Jan 06, 2017 Lyndy Ann ♫ rated it it was amazing
I have been super excited to read this as I loved Daisy and Marcus in the Rock Chick series and I ALWAYS wanted to know their story. Rock Chick is one of my ALL TIME favourite serieses and KA delivered an amazing novella with Rock Chick Reawakening she gave me everything I needed to know about these two.

I love Daisy she is the bomb she is HILARIOUS even with everything she has been through she does it glammed up and dressed up to the nines with her own style, my heart broke for her in this story
Dec 30, 2016 FMABookReviews rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ka-books, arc
I cannot stop crying. I cried the whole way through this book. Filled with exceptional goodness, this is one of my top faves from Kristen Ashley!!! It was passionate, sweet, incredibly heart-warming and chock-full of goodness. Had I read this before I made my favorites of the year list, this would have made the cut!

Coming from an abusive, neglectful past, Daisy has made a life for herself. She is strong and independent. And with the help of her beloved Annamae, she has learned to embrace who she
Jan 04, 2017 Laurie rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2017-favorites
If there was one female character from the Rock Chick series who I wanted to see get a book, it was Daisy. I am thrilled to say, not only did Daisy get the book she deserved in Rock Chick Reawakening, she got the man she deserved.

We always knew Daisy’s story would be a hard one and I am so glad that we got just enough information and backstory to understand her past, but not all the gory details. The heart of this story was about a strong little princess who's been slapped down one too many tim
Dorsey aka ❤️ Wrath Lover and KA Addict ❤️

5+ Building Castle Stars!!!

To say I was excited to hear KA was writing Daisy and Marcus’s story is an understatement, I have wanted their story for a very long time, I was beyond excited!!! I’ve wanted to know how Daisy fell for….no way to avoid it, a criminal…a respected businessman and feared crime boss. Marcus has always been a bit of a mystery, but, we always had the knowledge that he adored Daisy, and Daisy loved and adored him right back, there was absolutely no mistaking his love and de
Aestas Book Blog
Dec 21, 2016 Aestas Book Blog rated it it was amazing
Shelves: not-yet-released
OMG. OMG. OMG!!!!! I’m seriously CRYING HAPPY TEARS here!! Like I’m an honest blubbering mess because the FEEEEEEEEELS!!!!! I just finished an early copy of this, one of my most highly anticipated releases, and IT WAS AMAZING!!!!!! First, it’s technically a novella, but it’s long—practically a full length book. Second, HOLY GORGEOUS EPILOGUE!!! We all know KA is the queen of epilogues but seriously this one had me almost happy sobbing!! Oh and the STORY!!! Such beautiful love and healing! An abs ...more
Listed as .5 in the Rock Chick series. This is Daisy and Marcus' story! Yay! Daisy began her life in the south building castles to forget the ugliness around her. But then she leaves and travels to Denver, Colorado. She finds a good job at a strip club, catching the eye of Marcus Sloan. But before Marcus can lay claim, tragedy strikes.

I love Daisy! and I love Marcus. But I really love Daisy! I guess this is a "prequel" to the Rock Chick series but I have already read the entire series. It's a no
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Kristen Ashley was born in Gary, Indiana, USA. She nearly killed her mother and herself making it into the world, seeing as she had the umbilical cord wrapped around her neck (already attempting to accessorise and she hadn't taken her first breath!).

Kristen grew up in Brownsburg, Indiana but has lived in Denver, Colorado and the West Country of England. Thus she has been blessed to have friends a
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