Rock Chick Reawakening

By Kristen Ashley

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Readers` Reviews

★ ★ ★ ★ ★
herbymcfly
I would like to thank Kristen Ashley with all my heart for writing the story of Daisy and Marcus. It was all I had hoped it would be and so much more. I laughed, I cried and giggled. There is something about Daisy that grabbed me the first time she made an appearance in the Rock Chicks books. I adored her personality and all of the qualities she possessed in spades. A very loving and sassy woman....who ended up with her dreamed of Prince Charming. Marcus was the kind of man made just for Daisy. I will not go into the story, I beg you to get your copy and fall in love...better yet, start with the first of the series about Indy and Lee...and go through all of those books...until you reach this one....they will prepare you for the darling that is Daisy. The sexy that is Marcus. I so recommend this book...with heart and soul. Kristen Ashley, it is a privilege to be counted among your Rock Chick fans. Thank you!!!!!
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
sushil
This book was just enough. Just enough backstory, just enough getting to know you, just enough epilogue. I laughed, I cried, I was in awww. Marcus and Daisy's story was finally told and oh so perfectly. I loved everything about it.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
andrew patton
What can I say! I love love love!! I love the Rock Chick Series and this book ended it perfectly! It made me laugh and tear up. After the life Daisy lived she deserved her "castle" and I am so glad Marcus gave that to her!
Kaleidoscope (Colorado Mountain) :: The Gamble (Colorado Mountain) :: Sommersgate House (Ghosts and Reincarnation Book 1) :: Wild Like the Wind (Chaos Series) (Volume 6) :: With Everything I Am (The Three Series) (Volume 2)
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
azita rassi
Kristen Ashley does it again! I absolutely love reading her books and this one does not disappoint. I was so excited to read Daisy's story! I laughed and cried, but it was AMAZING!! I only wish it was longer as with the rest of them.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
glenda standish
I always liked Daisy and I am so glad that she finally got her own story. Love can cure a world of hurt. And at last I know why there is a castle in the middle of Denver. I just wish the had been more of the other RCs at the end.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
alastair smith
Absolutely love all KA books! This book was amazing!! Daisy's story is tragic but the way she handles it is inspiring! It was great to get to finally know Marcus after know so little about his in all of these Rock Chick dilemas. So glad Daisy finally got her story. Hopefully we can get Darius and Shirleen's stories as well.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
rilla granley
An awesome must read from KA. Daisy and Marcus Sloans story was a page turner from the start. And totally "Rock Chick" to the core....

Order the book, bring the tissues and and enjoy the DANCE!
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
dennis chin
Absolutely LOVED this book. Kristen Ashley couldn't have done better job with Daisy and Marcus. I've always loved Daisy and now I'm totally in love with Marcus. Now I have to ready the entire series again with a new perspective. Yay!
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
numbedtoe
Brilliant! Love, love, love Kristen Ashley and this book does not disappoint! I've wanted Marcus and Daisy's story since the first moment I stumbled upon the Rock Chick series. Hooked me immediately and I could not put it down.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
rizki
Kristen knocked it out of the park on this one. I'm super glad she has a hard time writing short novellas as I didn't want this one to end. I enjoyed Daisy and Marcus' story, even though we had bits and pieces from the Rock Chick series. My fave part? The epilogue! Made me cry :)
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
susan
If you've read the Rock Chick series you know Daisy & Marcus and when you read Rock Chick Reawakening you'll know Kristen Ashley wrote her best yet! As a fan of the series I couldn't have asked for a better ending. Kristen Ashley rocks!!!
★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆
shaina
I had a very very difficult time finishing this book. I didn't care for the plot, characters or language...if I never see the word choochie again I'll be a happy woman. This may be a fun read for some, but not for me. Lesson learned.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
guillermo wippold
Love it. even though it was a short story compared to her other books, her characters were interested , you understood their motivation for how they acted. nobodies perfect either! She's my favorite author
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
ramsey
***“I’d been knocked down. Again and again. I just kept getting up. And I was still standing, in platforms, with great hair.”***

I was nervous to start this one. Like so nervous that I have had it since the day it came out and just barely got to it.

I love the Rock Chick series, the entire thing was ridiculous fun but I knew what Daisy had been through before she met the Rock Chicks and I wasn’t sure I could handle it. Rape is one of those danger zones for me that can ruin an entire book. BUT…Daisy is like Dolly Parton mixed with Peg Bundy and I couldn’t put it off for forever. I’M SO HAPPY I FINALLY READ THIS!!!

We never really got to see a lot of Marcus in the Rock Chick series. He is Daisy’s husband who is dangerous and maybe just a little/or a lot on the wrong side of the law for most of the Rock Chick series. What was always clear is that he desperately loves his wife and would move heaven and earth for her. Their story is fantastic.

This is one of my favorite Novella’s ever. Daisy is just the cutest thing on platform heals and seeing where she came from and who she turned into was just amazing. Plus the Hot Bunch has nothing on Marcus Sloan. He totally won me over with how solicitous and patient he was with Daisy. He really was everything she needed at the right moment in her life. But he isn’t a goodie-two-shoes and his version of Prince Charming might be a little bit different than Disney’s.

***“In terms I hope you’ll understand, darling, in fairytales, the prince vanquishes the wicked queen. The evil stepmother. The malicious goblin. In real life, Daisy, to avenge wrong done to his princess, if the need arises, the prince puts a bullet in somebody’s brain.”***

Kristen Ashely isn’t for everyone. I think she is a love her or hate her sort of author. She writes Alpha Men that can be a little on the caveman side and either that tickles your fancy or it doesn’t. I clearly love her since I’ve read more books by her than any other author out there. I KNOW there is going to be a happy ending. I KNOW there will be crazy turmoil during. I KNOW that I will have multiple emotional moments. I KNOW I’m going to get so wrapped up in the story that once I start it I won’t be able to put it down. Kristen Ashley is my book crack for sure. This novella was no different and I really wanted to reread the entire Rock Chick Saga at the end of it.

If you read the Rock Chick series you definitely need to read this novella if for no other reason than the epilogue. I was so happy that I got to see what the future looked like for Marcus and Daisy years later, plus it was fun to see the entire gang again. I had missed them all and it was like coming home again.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
aj lewis
What a fantastic end to the Rock Chicks! We all know that KA writes amazing epilogue and this is by far the best. This book had me laughing,crying and swooning! Ugh...I have no more words for Daisy and Marcus but LOVE!
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
jennifer daniel
*** 6 Stars ***Readers have waited a long time for the beloved King and Queen of the Rock Chick Series story. They are the couple that has been the foundation of the series from the very beginning. Now it's time to find out where fairytales are created and why happily ever afters really exist. It's time for the Rock Chick Royalty to open their castle doors and let the readers experience their charming beginnings in the Rock Chick Kingdom.

Daisy and Marcus both had very rough beginnings in life. Their childhoods where horrific in very different ways. They are both survivors and found a way to escape their horrific past. For Marcus it was building an empire in the crime infested world in Denver. For Daisy it was becoming a high commodity in one of the classier strip clubs in Denver. A club that Marcus Sloan was silent partner in. The moment Marcus laid eyes on Daisy he knew he would make her his. He would give her the world. He saw beyond the beauty and fantastic body that enthralled the men of Denver. He saw a beautiful soul that had the strength of warrior, the compassion of a true humanitarian, and the loyalty that would never be severed no matter what the circumstances where. He saw a refined lady in outrageously sexy clothing. He saw his queen.

Daisy knew Marcus Sloan was a dangerous man that could either ruin her life or steal her heart. She has never experienced a good relationship or a good man. Daisy is an optimist and knows that they do exist. Upon meeting Marcus Sloan, she is convinced there really are prince charmings waiting for their princesses.

Just as the fairytale begins, the evil foe enters the fold and destroys the kingdom. Daisy has been violated and Marcus is going to kill the man who dared to destroy his princess. He will slay every dragon, destroy every enemy to put a smile back on Daisy's face and joy in her heart.

He is going to give her his world. He's going to build her castle and make her his queen. He is giving her his complete heart.

The only thing I can say about Rock Chick Awakening is .... WOW!

Although Rock Chick Awakening can be considered the prequel for the Rock Chick series, I honestly believe Kristen Ashley did the right thing by releasing it after the series was completed. Readers were already enchanted with Daisy and Marcus. They knew what spectacular people they were. Learning their story was a true fairytale that touched the heart. It reminded me of children learning about their parents love story for the first time. Kristen wisely waited to give us readers this charming tale. What I loved most is that it was strictly Daisy and Marcus's story. The Rock Chick posse, the Nightingale hotties, and the crazy barista didn't take over their story. They were the icing on the cake at the end of the story.

I think Rock Chick Awakening is my favorite out of all the Kristen Ashley books. It was a true fairytale.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
cheryl l
Love love love the story of Daisy and Marcus. So worth the wait to revisit the Rock Chicks and I absolutely adored the ending. I do hope that Ms. Ashley will have more novellas so we can catch up with the Rock Chicks
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
gail thomas
This might be the latest addition to the Rock Chick series, but it's really the beginning. And the end. And a whole lot of honey bunches of love in between. With Rock Chick Reawakening, Kristen Ashley takes us back to where it all started for Daisy. Before she was the flamboyant bedazzled mother hen to Indy, Jet, Roxie, Jules, Ava, Stella, Sadie, and Ally, and before she was Mrs Marcus Sloan,  Daisy was a fiercely independent loner without a posse, a southern girl with dreams of building a castle she knew, realistically, a girl the likes of her would never see. The road was long and hard for Daisy, and Kristen Ashley illustrates her story beautifully. She does us Rock Chicks proud with this one, giving our Daisy the story she so deserves, holding strong to all those things that have made Daisy a character unlike any other while offering new insight into the girl we've always loved but haven't completely known.

What a heartbreaking, heartwarming feel good addition to this kickass series this is. It's so rare that a novella can feel so perfectly complete, so deliciously satisfying, so perfectly packed with so much unexpected goodness... but unsurprisingly, Kristen Ashley does it. The queen delivers an all consuming, never-before-told story about characters we've known forever but never truly knew before now. Kristen Ashley takes us from Daisy's childhood to her introduction to Marcus Sloan, through her antics with the Rock Chicks, and into an epilogue in a future we never could've expected. This story reunites us with characters we haven't seen in a while but can never truly forget, while fully immersing the reader into the journey of Daisy and Marcus as they build their castle firmly rooted amidst the Rock Chick posse. It's beautiful. It's tragic. It's hopeful and joyful and funny. I found myself wholly in love with characters that always felt a bit removed from the Hot Bunch in the past, characters that typically remained in the shadows of the Rock Chicks. Marcus and Daisy were pivotal to so much of what's transpired with the Rock Chicks through eight solid books but their relationship, their history, where they came from and how they came to be THE Daisy and Marcus always remained somewhat of a mystery. Until now.

This story washed over my soul like tiny tinkling bells, filling it with something I never knew I was even missing from this series. Rock Chick Reawakening, from start to finish, is the complete package. It took me back to the beginning, before the Rock Chicks were even the Rock Chicks. It reconnected me with characters that I've loved for so long. And it brings this sense of completion to this series that never even felt incomplete until now, until all the missing pieces were filled in. This novella is the key to all the locked doors of this series and now that I have it, I want to re-read every book AGAIN just to see Marcus and Daisy with my new sense of clarity and understanding. Rock Chick Reawakening feels like much more than a bonus, more than a novella. It feels like everything.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
justin leonard
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 times and the prince who was bound and determined to not only help her heal but also make her every wish come true. He wasn’t Prince Charming by any stretch, but Daisy didn’t need some prissy prince, she needed a Dark Prince.

Marcus is everything I hoped he would be. He is the most gentlemanly alpha-hole I have ever “met”. He was painstakingly careful with Daisy, treating her like the lady she was but when Daisy pushed him away, he pushed back like the true alpha he is. With his off the chart hotness level and the aura of danger lurking beneath that gentleman like façade, I found myself growing more and more enamored with him with every page. In other words, I ate that shizzle up!

Daisy was just as amazing as a heroine in her own story as she was supporting all the Rock Chicks in their books. Even with as horrible as her home life was, she took the lessons of the kindly Miss Annamae to heart– how to not only be a good southern woman but also to find her personal style and own it. One of my favorite parts was experiencing Steel Magnolias with Daisy especially when she reminded us how precious and rare being able to live your dreams out even if only for a fleeting moment is.

I loved the cameos of all my favorite Rock Chick characters but some of them were a touch bittersweet as they truly showcased how truly alone Daisy was while at her lowest. I couldn’t help but think of what she said to Sadie in that alley years later. That broke my heart, but KA had constant little reminders throughout the book of how much bounty her future held to get me through the rough spots.

I smiled, I laughed, I even cried a little as Daisy got the Happily Ever After she deserved and that I always dreamed she would get. And Marcus… OMG. My top spot on my Kristen Ashley hero list just got a little more crowded.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
ballinstalin
Oh the wait was so worth it! Daisy is a strong, sassy breath of fresh air. Marcus is an alpha with a soft spot for Daisy. The twists and turns this book took us on was fabulous. Kristen Ashely didn't not disappoint!
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
alissa
So much beauty in this story, God love Daisy, and Marcus is so perfect and sweet. So many dang tears, for real, happy tears, sad tears, and freaking elated tears. I am so happy that I got to read Daisy's Story!
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
tara
Omg this was so beautiful; Daisy and Marcus finding one another working through such pain and coming out with a love so strong and Daisy getting her family together with her love Marcus just beautiful a must read
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
laura beth
I have always wondered about the back story to Daisy and Marcus, so I was ecstatic to learn they'd finally get their story told. I laughed, I cried, I loved everything! So happy to learn how their love came to be and what a perfect wrap up to an amazing series.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
jennifer young
Daisy's story. Finally. Thank you Queen Rock Chick, KA!

Every Rock Chick knows Daisy. Being a Rock Chick, I KNOW Daisy. She looks like Dolly Parton, has a heart of gold, is gentle but fierce, fragile but strong, is absolutely true to herself, and has Marcus' heart. She was a game changer in many books. A true steel magnolia, but always in the background, until this book.

The story gives me Daisy's childhood, Marcus' intense and devoted wooing once he falls madly in love with her at first sight, and their future. OMG. KA, thank you for giving Daisy that future. No spoilers but yay!!!

Marcus surprised me. I knew he was an anti-hero. A dark hero. But, he was really, for me, a lot like Lee Nightingale (Rock Chick) with a darker job. He was feared, he was ruthless, he was at the top of his game, he was beautiful, and he was focused, very focused on what he wanted - Daisy. The difference, although Marcus was debatably darker, is he was hearts and flowers. Lee, nope.

This story is a Rock Chick orgasm. All the visits from the Hot Bunch and the Rock Chicks! Loved seeing a younger Lee starting out his business. Loved seeing Marcus protect him when he draws a line in the sand on Lee's involvement in something...again, no spoilers! Marcus' background explains why he landed on the other side of the law, why he always gets what he wants, and you can't help it, you fall for him with Daisy.

Folks, I'm overwhelmed. I just cannot believe how wonderful Marcus is. Sure, I had an idea because there are so many touches in the other books in the Rock Chick series (and one other series), but Zing! Off the charts romantic!

Love it. It's written so wonderfully, full of KA feels. 5 stars doesn't even cover it.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
timothy brown
Kristen Ashley does it again with RC Reawakening. This highly anticipated addition to the Rock Chick series did not disappoint one iota. Marcus is by far my favorite of the Hot Bunch and there is no one quite like Daisy.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
casey mitchell
Have you ever wanted to read about a couple so bad you just knew that the actual story could NEVER actually meat up to your expectations? Well that's what Daisy and Marcus's story was for me. I absolutely fell in love with Daisy from the first time she was introduced into the Rock Chick Series!! And the way that Marcus loves her was always so amazing to read about!! His glances that made her feel safe and loved, the things he did to make her and her girls safe if it was needed and if something happened Rock Chick style he was right there afterwards supporting and loving her. But the whole backstory had only been given to us in bits and pieces making us Rock Chick Readers moan and groan for the whole thing!!! And let me tell you Kristen Ashley DID NOT DISAPPOINT!!!

(Spoiler Alert! But if you know Daisy's story there's no spoiler!!)

After Daisy is raped and Marcus wants to start seeing her..."to take it slow" with her. It is amazing all the things that go through her head afterwards as the story progresses. I love that KA doesn't rush anything here...you truly see Daisy's strength right from the beginning, but also the horror that she needs to work through after the rape. And the fact that Marcus is there for her each step of the way and what he does for her that helps her through each day will melt your heart and by the end your going "Yes! Ms. Annamae would have loved Marcus for Daisy!!

So well done! And to think I was scared that there was no way it could live up to expectation...guess what? It exceeded by leaps and bounds!! You just gotta love Kristen Ashley!!!
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
chenda
I almost always get my hopes up and then have them come crashing down when the fail in my expectations but this was amazing. I LOVED it. Thank you Kristen Ashley... you make me laugh and/or cry every time I read one of your books!!!
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
kathleen w wilson
It was amazing. Omg, I loved this story. I already read it twice. So glad Kristin Ashley wrote the story of Marcus and Daisy. I loved all of the Rock Chicks, but this one just touched something more in me.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
brandy boeckeler
I just finished Marcus and Daisy's story. It was better than I could have imagined. I am literally in tears. I'm so sad it's over. It was a beautiful story. My only complaint is that it wasn't longer...❤
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
kitten
I love love her books!!! I really like the way she tells a story I hope she keeps writing forever I do not ever write a review for an author but she is exceptional. Hoping more to come soon????
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
polly forns
I seriously loved the book. My only complaint is that it's a novella and not a book. I think Marcus and Daisy's story could have been more, more everything. So many things were glossed over. I feel they deserve a full length book but then again I'm not the one that would have to write it.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
rachel bemis
I love the Rock Chicks. But, the story of Daisy and Marcus made me laugh and cry. I think it was the perfect ending (beginning) to the series. It was my favorite Rock Chick story! Be sure to read it last. Because you don't want to ruin the ending to the other books.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
lana
I've been waiting what seems like forever for Daisy and Marcus' story and I can safely say it was so so so much better than anything I could have imagined and now I want to just reread every book in the Rock Chick series again!
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
ben tyner
I have read all of the Rock Chick books, multiple times, and this was an amazing end to the series. I am sooo happy that we got to read Marcus and Daisey's story since she has played such a big part in the series. Another amazing story from Kristen Ashley!
★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
admod
I just don't get it. I have read some of Ashley's books and enjoyed them and she has definitely built up a very loyal fan base but this was a DNF and return for me. I have long been bothered by the fractured style of her sentence structure and have had to read some of her lines over and over again and it is getting old for me. So many inconsistencies as well, one minute the h is telling the H not to touch her because of residual fears about the trauma she has suffered but he has had her pasted to his side, on his lap, stroking her back previous to her making the understandable declaration. The conversations between the two of them seemed inane to me...I think Ms. Ashley is lucky to have the fan base she does. As for me, after reading Deacon and then this? I am sad to say that I am done.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
goofysmurf
So, Kristen Ashley just outdid herself with the prequel to the Rock Chick series, Rock Chick Reawakening. This is the story a lot of the Rock Chick posse has been after for years and let me just say it was soooooo worth the wait. Daisy and Marcus Sloan were fixtures throughout the Rock Chick series and this is their story, their start, their everything, and I am blown away at the emotional rollercoaster this book took me on and how it left me feeling fulfilled. This is a novella that reads like a novel and it is everything I could have hoped for and more.

I loved so much about this book but mostly I loved that Ms. Ashley gave us a glimpse into the very young lives of Daisy and Marcus which allowed the reader to see where they came from, what motivated them, and why they did the things they did. Having this history was key to the people they have become and while I always got a kick out of Daisy and loved the way she always jumped in to help anyone in need, understanding why and seeing where her strength came from was a huge bonus. I’ll admit Marcus was one of those characters that I was a bit ambivalent about, but after this book Marcus is a hero all other hero’s should hope to be. Damn that man, he totally stole my heart.
Their relationship wasn’t easy especially at the beginning and they had a lot of ups and downs given the circumstances they were dealing with, but what was noticeable was that Marcus never lost focus of what he wanted which was a life with Daisy, and Daisy proved time and time again that she wasn’t a pushover, she was always going to look after herself, and that despite everything that happened in her life she expected any man in it to treat her with the respect she deserved. Marcus was absolutely up to that task and took pride is making sure Daisy knew he always would be.

I could go on and on about this book because seriously I am on such a book high right now, I don’t want to come down, but I want you to read it for yourself so I’m going to encourage you to buy it and do just that. If you are a Rock Chick fan I know you will love this book as much as I did and if you haven’t read the Rock Chick series, this is a perfect place to start at the beginning and believe me you will not be sorry. Rock Chick Reawakening is filled with so much excellence including some cameo appearances by some of my favorite people, but most of all this book is filled with the love of two people who deserved every bit of happiness they brought into each other’s lives. Thank you Kristen Ashley for giving Daisy and Marcus their words and thank you Liz Berry and the 1001 Dark Nights team for giving her a home for this beautiful story.

Oh and by the way, these aren't just 5 plain stars, no freakin’ way these are 5 special SPARKLE stars because according to Daisy, “Every girl needs a little sparkle however she can get it…” and I totally agree with her!

Review copy provided with no expectations.
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
vanessa gonzalez
Actual rating 4.5 stars

Reviewed For I'm A Sweet And Sassy Book Whore

*ARC*

I think fans of the Rock Chick series have wanted Daisy and Marcus’ story from the moment we are first introduced to them. I know I certainly did. The Rock Chick series has always been one of my go to series when I am down or in a funk and Rock Chick Reawakening was the perfect addition to the series. This may be a novella but don’t let that fool you, it packs a punch for sure. We have had hints of Daisy’s past and how her and Marcus got together but to read about what happened made this book whore love Daisy even more than I had in the past and appreciate her strength as a character.

This is the type of writing that I had fallen in love with when I read my very first Kristen Ashley book. It is funny, it is emotional, it has an angst factor but it also has strength, friendships, and of course sexy alpha men who want to protect their women. I want to read the entire series over again now. Getting the story of Daisy and Marcus I think was the best gift that Ms. Ashley could have given her fans.

Rock Chick Awakening is another kick @$$ Rock Chick book from the head Rock Chick herself. I highly recommend this book as well as the others in the series if you haven’t read them before!
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
david harvey
Oh. My. God. I've read some good books. I've been a fan of Nora Roberts since she was a beginning novelist. I adored the Kendrick brothers in Catherine Anderson's "Baby Love" and "Phantom Waltz." But this book, this one, is the first time in my entire life I have wished I could give a higher-that-five-star rating.

I like alpha males, but I don't like alpha-holes, if you know what I mean. A mysogenist is NOT romantic. I don't want to "escape" into a dark romance where the H is a jerk to the h. As much as I like alpha males, I admire strong women, too. Men who are strong enough to be tender, and women who are confident enough to revel in their femininity. This book has it all. Marcus is one scary, super-strong man. (This is revealed more in the other Rock Chick books, and only hinted at in this book.) But he cherishes Daisy. He doesn't run her down. He doesn't exert control just to control. He recognizes that she's got an inner core of pure steel, and he respects that.

Daisy is a stripper with a heart of pure platinum, overlaid with diamanté because, after all, a girl has to have her sparkle! She's had a rough upbringing, but she's strong. I like that she is true to herself the whole way through. For those of us with a bit more understated taste, she might come across as a bit over-the-top in a Dolly Parton kind of way. But, underneath the big hair and the big boobs and the lip gloss and eyeliner, Daisy is a GOOD GIRL. She knows it, too. She has self-worth.

And THAT is what makes this book exceptional. This isn't some YA book where the girl doesn't know her own worth and Marcus is not some stereotypical alpha that has to keep the little woman in her place through arbitrary control. Daisy is strong; Marcus sees that strength and respects it. He values Daisy for WHO SHE IS and he cherishes her by valuing what she values. Oh, my god! No spoilers, but near the end of the book, Marcus does something for Daisy that popped this already 5-star book into 10-star rating for me.

Thank you, Kristen Ashley, for writing strong women who are cherished by strong men. My one and only complaint was that it was way too short. Is there any way at all that you could do a sequel to give us a little more Marcus and Daisy? Perhaps before Marcus totally sheds the shady?
★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
the last
3 HEARTS. I know RIGHT! I CAN NOT believe it either. I gave my FAVORITE author only 3 HEARTS and she was writing about the "Rock Chicks"......well sort of.

Okay, this was an enjoyable read. I LOVED hearing about the gang almost anyway I can. This mini-journey was Daisy and Marcus story. I love Daisy and her big personality but I wasn't drawn to their story. Marcus did not make me swoon like the Hot Bunch. I didn't feel the heat and chemistry between Marcus and Daisy, no matter how many times she mentions the effect Marcus has on her coochie. LOL......sorry I went there. I'm a bad, bad girl.

Anywhoo, the part of Daisy's story about Miss Annamae was very touching. I loved that she held on to her memories and teachings she got from her all those years passed. Oh yeah, I even liked Stretch, although he only had a couple of lines in the story, he made a big impression on Daisy. OMG, let me wrap this up before I start rambling and I will but I do try to keep these reviews short and to the point. This book filled in some of the gaps we were missing with Daisy and Marcus. It gave us a taste of their life before and after meeting plus a glimpse in the future. I'm just glad they got their HEA like all of KA's characters. This was not my favorite but I still enjoyed it.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
emiliana
I have always loved KA's writing and this book made me fall in love even more with her. She stayed so truthful and honest to Daisy's character, which made the story feel so much more authentic. I do wish this book could have been longer but KA always does that to me.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
elizabee attica
This book had just enough sparkle and all my heart!

I am a crazy "Rock Chick". You know like in Rock Chick Revolution when Annette leads the "tour" into Fortnums and they meet Allie, one chick breaths "Allie...." - Yep, that's me with KA. (although she doesn't know it, I stalk... er admire from afar) Like seriously, I have all the books on Kindle and the audios on repeat in my car and can probably recite most of these books by heart. So it came as not surprise since I already loved Daisy from all the other books that I would more than love her and Marcus' story. However, I was not prepared for all the feels.

Daisy is the sweetest, give-the-shirt-off-your-back woman I have ever read and I wish she was real so I could squeeze her. Even after all she'd been through, she held her head high and loved with her whole heart.

Marcus had it rough growing up and did well for himself, even if it wasn't all on the up and up. I love how he loved Daisy. I was romantic. It was inspiring. And it was raw. He made her incandescently happy and that made me fall head over feet for this man.

I cannot recommend this entire series enough. If you haven't read them, go do it now. You won't regret it!
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
badar
As with all the other Rock Chick Books Kristen Ashley has finally told the story about Daisy and Marcus. He becomes more real in this book and we can see why she is so in love with him. He gave her daisies
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
joe moody
I didn't want this to end! I've loved the entire Rock Chick series and every Kristen Ashley book I've read. I love books that wrap me in so much I can't put it down and this was definitely at the top of my list. I'm so happy we got to see Daisy and Marcus' story!
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
allison denny
This was my favorite book out of all the Rock Chick novels. I've always wanted to know more about Marcus Sloan and how he landed the most beloved character, Daisy. The epilogue was beautiful and made me tear up (as if I didn't several times throughout this novella).
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
andy b
My favorite Rock Chick book by far. I felt like I was right there. I cried and I laughed. Marcus & Daisy are perfect. I didn't care that much for him until this book and now he's my favorite. Sigh
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
devin lindsay
KA has done it again. I honestly can not get enough of the Rock Chicks series and this was the cherry on top of the kick ass sundae she has created. I would have given this book more stars if more were available!!
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
agnieszka ziaja
I love Kristen Ashley! No one ties all the threads together like she can. Plus I'll take any trip back to visit the Rock Chicks. I feel like I really understand Daisy now. She definitely deserves her happily ever after!
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
feenie
Wonderfully Amazingly sweet. I was so excited when I found out we were going to get Daisy's story. And KA did not disappoint. If you have not read Kristen Ashley books You are so totally missing out. Great job KA thank you
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
leslie johnson
I am so glad they got their happy ending they both deserve it. Though all their challenges of childhood made them both strong positive adults so happy they found love trust and loyalty with each other
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
jordy
Love it, simply love it!
If you're a Kristen Ashley fan (like me) or a Rock Chick the you also have been waiting for this book.
Loved Daisy before but this time fell in love with Marcus
Amazing!
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
ruth lahti
Perfect. It was perfect. I was worried because Daisy and Marcus are a complex couple. My fears were groundless. My hope for this story (which I waited F-O-R-E-V-E-R for) was granted. Daisy and Marcus, what a couple.

The love they shared. The hope the lived with. The growth they made as individuals and as a couple was worth the wait. I have to admit I was worried on how well I would like this book, especially after reading Ally's book (really liked it but didn't love it). I LOVE THIS BOOK. I know I will be reading it again this weekend, and maybe the weekend after that.

After reading the other ROCK CHICK books, you had to have a clue about Daisy's book. It was wonderful seeing another side of Marcus as well. He was much more complex than I originally thought. He was also a loving brother and friend. We all knew he was perfect for Daisy but after reading this book, you will realize he was beyond perfect for her. It was also wonderful to "see" Smithy again!

One of the best lines in the book (after reading you'll understand):

"Your laugh sounds like bells" he whispered.

This book was sweet, touching, caring, loving, heart-wrenching, joyful... a rollercoaster of emotions (without the whiplash). It blended together and flowed. You never felt it was too fast nor too slow. You will fell it ends too soon (but you always do with KA books). The epilogues brought everything together and gives you comfort. <Trying not to give spoilers>
★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
arun tejasvi
After waiting so long for Daisy and Marcus's story I don't think they were done justice. I wanted to know more about Marcus, I wanted to see how they met the Rock Chics, I wanted to Daisy introduced to Society, I wanted to see more of Marcus in his world.....On an aside, I appreciate that this author is trying to include African Americans in her story, but can she not be so stereotypical about it...black man--drug dealer, black woman--no man, just happy to babysit her white friends kids....reallllly!!!!
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
jenni v
I love Kristen Ashley I was a little disappointed with this novel I was expecting a little more out of Daisy and Marcus and I would have loved to have a longer novel with those too but well written and wonderful book still
★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
cathy hailey
KA is usually a favorite of mine, but this book just didn't do it for me. The repetition of Daisy "rolling her eyes" and her use of the word "Coochie" really ruined it for me. Sounds crazy, but by the middle of the book I was rolling my eyes as I believe one page had the word "coochie" three times. Even beginner writers know words should not be repeated. Very disappointed to see this with an author of KA's caliber. Just felt like lazy writing to me and I am sorry to say that about one of my favs.
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