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Avid reader, part time gamer. I read and review books for other readers, not for authors. I review mostly M/M books, so if that doesn't float your boat, well, there are other boats in the sea, other reviewers in this great blogosphere!

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Untitled (Rock Chick, #8)

Untitled (Rock Chick, #8) - Kristen Ashley This book did have some niggles, but for me, it had that old KA magic. It also made me laugh and shed a few tears, and I enjoyed the hell out of it, hence the 5 star rating from me.Mostly, this isn't going to be a review, it's more going to address my thoughts, and thoughts I have seen from others. So it's probably gonna be spoilery as hell, don't judge me.Ren and Ally were a great couple. Ally doesn't take any shit, and neither does Ren. I've seen some blaming of Ren for the thing with Ava, but I have to call bullshit on that one. Ally's the one that made assumptions on what the guy said in his SLEEP, after a wild, drunken night, and Ally's the one that waited over a year to tell him about it. Ally's also the one who took what she wanted (sex from Ren) when she was really in love with him, stringing him alone when she thought he was in love with someone else, so I put all that solely on her. Yes, I'm sure it sucked to be thinking he's the one, and hear him say someone else's name, but they'd had ONE night, and he was very much asleep. She brought that whole year on herself by not telling him.Ren was the rare Ashley hero, in that he's badass, he's take charge, but he's not afraid to apologize when he's wrong, he's not afraid to go after what he wants, and he finally comes around to letting his woman be herself. I also loved how into it he got, watching her strip. The other Hot Bunch guys would have gone nuts, if they'd let it happen at all, Ren just watched and enjoyed, secure in his woman and in himself. That's HOT.I did think it was a bit silly that she had a couple lessons, and was working that pole like an old pro though. I'm sure that is NOT easy. I also think Ashley made the stripper world look too good and happy.Then there is the Ashley thing. It was a bit cheesy, yes, but it didn't ruin the book for me. I just rolled my eyes and kept reading.I was happy to see that we'll be following Mace and Stella to LA, not because I love Mace and Stella, but because this means we'll have a new Hot Bunch to follow, and hopefully, we'll get Darius's full story.