Rock Chick Renegade (Rock Chick #4) by Kristen Ashley *spoilers!*

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Jules has got a score to settle against the drug dealers of Denver. Vance has made it his mission that Jules won’t get dead while dishing out vigilante justice. Jules doesn’t have time for romance, she’s too busy saving the world and she enlists Zip (the gunstore owner), Heavy (an ex-PI) and Frank (a mysterious recluse) to help.

The Rock Chicks of Fortnum’s Bookstore get involved to provide romantic advice and guidance, none of which Jules accepts at first. The Hot Bunch of Nightingale Investigations adopt Jules as one of their own. Even though Jules tries to hang on to her inner Head Crackin’ Mamma Jamma, the Rock Chicks; Hot Bunch; Jules’s long-suffering Uncle Nick; Jules’s friend the rotund, African-American, Jackie-O wannabe, May; and especially Vance will stop at nothing to wear her down.

But Jules makes some bad guys pretty angry and one is dedicated to taking her out. Vance and the Hot Bunch have to pull out all the stops to keep her alive. At the same time, Jules and Vance learn the true meaning of home but once they find this precious entity they’ve been searching for all their lives, will Jules’s enemies tear it away?

NOTE: I read about 70% of this book before the RAGE took over and I had to quit. Then (crack being what it is) I skimmed the rest of the book. I would still consider this a DNF.

I can’t say I haven’t been entertained by reading Kristin Ashley books. I’ve had the shit entertained out of me…but this is NOT a writer that I would let a young girl read. Kristen Ashley books seems to glorify having a strange man walk into a woman’s life and tell her what to do. In a very stalker-like abuser-like way.
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Mystery Man (Dream Man #1) by Kristen Ashley

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While drinking cosmopolitans, Gwendolyn Kidd meets the man of her dreams. Then she takes him home. Then she wakes up alone. But her fear that she lost her dream man turns into a relationship with a mystery man when, night after night in the dead of night, he comes back for more. Hoping it will blossom into something real, she lets him.

But she doesn’t even know his name.

Gwen’s struggling with the decision to end their crazy non-relationship when her sister-from-hell, Ginger’s best friend pays a visit and warns Gwen that if she and her sister don’t get smart, they’ll both get d-e-a-d, dead. Gwen has no clue what’s going on but she’s used to Ginger’s antics and decides to lay the problem on her sister’s biker boyfriend’s doorstep. Bad choice. She hits the Denver Underground radar with a big, loud ping.
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I’ve been a Naughty Nurse (Vital Signs #1) by Jamaica Layne

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Joanna Watson, a recently divorced top surgical nurse in picturesque Statesville, North Carolina, is frustrated with her stalled career and dead-in-the-water sex life when she suddenly finds herself trapped in an elevator with an unknown, abrasive Yankee surgeon, Dr, Harlan Wilkinson. The elevator gets stuck, the lights go out, and spontaneous, hot-n-heavy sex commences. Joanna is mortified at her own behavior–and yet she thirsts for more. Meanwhile, Joanna’s colleague Shirley Daniels–an overworked, underpaid nurse-anesthetist who’s neglected her personal life for years because she’s been busy caring for her dying parents–finds her own hidden sensual side awakened by Dr. Harlan Wilkinson, too. And these two romantic rivals are sure to get into some sticky situations before all is said and done.Vital Signs is a sexed-up, small-town version of Grey’s Anatomy–a busy, high-pressure hospital environment that is a perfect breeding ground for hot sex and hotter sexual tension.

Oh man, I don’t know where to begin. This book was so implausible as to make it a farce. The hero is a total jackass, the heroine is just stupid.
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Until The Dawn (Nemesis #1) by Desiree Holt & Cerise DeLand

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Madison Sommers is sure she has the world in her hands-a great job working for the Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, a beautiful townhouse in Georgetown, her ambassador father finally at home rather than at the other end of the world. And in Dan Foreman, a lover she adores. The sex is beyond anything she could have imagined, for Dan knows how to use every part of his body, including his talented hands and mouth, to give her screaming orgasms. She wonders if life could possibly get any better.

Then Dan disappears and her world turns upside down-until he reappears in the dark to addle her brain with the hottest sex she’s ever known and a secret that could bring down the country.

This book seems to suffer from WTFitis.

I DNF’d (most of) this book at about 50% because I simply could not torture myself a single sentence longer.

I should have DNF’d this book during the opening chapter. The author spent quite a few paragraphs saying that Maddie (the heroine) was an Ice Queen workaholic…but the reader never sees this side of Maddie. Instead Dan (hero) walks up to her, grabs her hand and pulls her into a staircase of a very public building for some hot sex action. Hi, Dan! Nice to meet you. Great introduction, by the way.

So even though the reader is told “Maddie doesn’t have sex with co-workers” and “Maddie is a workaholic” and “Maddie is an Ice Queen” what we see is Maddie boinking her co-worker of less than a month like a rabbit desperate to have bunnies.
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