Friday, May 30, 2014

Sidekick Showcase [51] Mothering types!

Sidekick Showcase, previously known as Sidekick Saturday, is a weekly bookish meme, hosted here by Jaclyn at JC's Book Haven. There are many secondary characters that are as great as the primaries. In some cases, the sidekicks actually steal the show and you like them better than the heroine or hero. Maybe they didn't have enough page time for how great they were. Anyone can play along! I will post my Sidekicks on Saturday, then whichever day during the week that you would like to post yours, you can put your link in on my page. Just do the following:

• Choose a sidekick *or someone other than the hero or heroine* that you would like to put in the spotlight that fits in the week's topic
• Share a picture (if you can) and information about the character
• Give the title and author of a book the character can be found in
• Please don't include too many spoilers when describing why the character is such a great sidekick
• The day of your post, put your link in below and grab the code for your post so you can see the others that post their's throughout the week as well

The month of May is all about celebrating mothers including mothering types. I choose Mrs. Collins from Pushing the Limits by one of my favorite authors, Katie McGarry. Noah and Echo's lives are spiraling out of control, but they are fortunate enough to land themselves in Mrs. Collins' counseling office at school. She's my hero. She's messier than snot. She offers up sweet smiles like she has an endless supply. And she's brilliant! I love that she cares so much, but it's never over the top. There's this solidity to her place in the lives of the kids who need her help (whether they want her help or not).

If I were to cast her, I'd go with Amy Poehler.
Mrs. Collins reminded me of an overgrown Labrador retriever with her blond hair and much too friendly attitude.
McGarry, Katie (2013-05-01). Pushing the Limits (p. 8). Harlequin. Kindle Edition. 

Mrs. Collins smoothed her black skirt as she sat down in front of me. Maybe no one told her, but sitting on the floor during a therapy session was abnormal. She reined in her Labrador enthusiasm and spoke in a calm, reassuring tone. “You’re in a safe place..."
McGarry, Katie (2013-05-01). Pushing the Limits (p. 75). Harlequin. Kindle Edition. 


Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Think Out Loud [51] May Daze

May has kicked my butt. 5 posts, that's all I've managed, 6 with this one. It started with John screaming that it hurt to pee. That issue took two weeks to resolve, two trips to the doctor (one of them being the specialist who took out John's kidney when he was 1), and a mohawk haircut. That's right, I wiggled a boatload of happiness out of him by way of a rockin' haircut, or he worked my mom-concern for him and negotiated a mohawk. Whatever. He's five. All five year old boys and girls should get a mohawk at least once. It's that cute. 

Then  my computer decided to freak out on me. I was in the middle of preparing ARC's for the third book in my Touched Girl series, and BAM, messages kept popping up, my computer kept shutting down and not starting up. And the really bad thing was that I could not call for tech support that week. I have a rule, everyone in my life actually has this rule for me, I am not allowed to call tech support or customer service during a certain time of the month (every month). Yep. Let's just say there was one time I was having a dispute with Chase over fraudulent claims on my account and maybe I called them thieving bastards. 

Then the very day my computer drama was resolved my clutch went out. Yep. I took it to the shop because the girl just had no oomph, which is how I described my car issue to the guy behind the counter. 

John is all better (and looks so dang adorable especially since he lost his two bottom teeth). My computer is fixed and the ARCs are out. And the first time I shifted into first after the new clutch was put in, I squealed at the power, grabbed the wheel with both hands and I'm not joking said, "I wanna learn how to race cars!" 

So it's all good, people. There are a bunch of review marathons in my near future and catching up to do on everyone's blogs. I've missed you all.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Rock Chick Time! Duel Review of Rock Chick Redemption with Brandee Bookworm!

5 STARS!! My love for all things Rock Chick began with a simple Superbowl wager bookgirl-style. The Seahawks won and I won a book that takes place in Colorado. Yay! I fell in love with Indy's story in the first Rock Chick. Jet was all kinds of nutty and sweet in Rock Chick Rescue, but I've been waiting for the girl I can relate to and the guy I can't stop thinking about and that book is Rock Chick Redemption! I'm nutty for Roxie. She's a fiery hot mess. She dresses to the nines (I do not relate to that particular trait). In the face of fear she raises her chin. And she makes the worst plans ever. But Hank, oh my goodness, Hank stole my heart! He's dreamy and bossy in the best way. He's smart and loyal and hot. And from the moment he sees Roxie he has to have her. Good stuff! Brandee Bookworm and I are continuing our tradition of fangirling over the book as we read it. Here are our chats!

(rob) First off, are we setting daily reading limits? It's way past my bedtime and I've been mostly good with going to sleep early-ish. But all I want to do is stay up and read the whole damn book! I love it.
The vibe is different, maybe because I do actually get Roxie more than Jet or Indie, except for the high maintenance girly stuff. I just love her, and Hank is my kind of Alpha. Oh man, my favorite so far. I love Tex! I'm curious about Eddie's instant reaction to Roxie. Was it just because of her appearance, or did she give off some girlfriend of a criminal vibe? And Vance, if this story didn't rock so much I'd be demanding his story right now! But I can wait.

I bet you love that Daisy made an appearance early on. How about that speed walking (or running?) to the burger joint? Ha! That's my kind of hangover remedy. Have you been to any of the places they mentioned? I've been on the light rail...hehe. Yes I have.

Look at how late it is, but I'm stopping. I have to. I didn't even do any work. None! Kristen Ashley, look at what you have done! (that's a Will quote)

(Brandee) Oh shit! If we're doing daily limits, I'm screwed. I can't put this book down! I've been diligently trying to take notes so I'd know what I wanted to talk about though. :) Does that count?!? How far are you? I'm at 56% and I was about to go outside to read more. ;)

Yes, the vibe is totally different. And I KNEW there was some of you in Roxie. I love her too, I gotta say. Of course, i don't get the girly stuff either, but I still love her. I think she's more sure of herself and wants to do right by everyone. And Hank...yeah, he's my favorite so far too. (go ahead, call me a slut! ;) I think I like Hank's brand of Alpha because he's such a gentleman...he says 'please' when he's commanding something. *ha*

I'm enjoying all the Springsteen references too. I like that this book has more music in it - I liked that about #1 as well. What did you think about "She's the One"?

Daisy - I adore this chick!! That she's ingratiated herself into 'the clan' is just fantastic! Yes, I loved the power-walk to the burger joint. That was hysterical even if it did defeat the purpose of a power-walk. And the outfit she wore for the Haunted House/maze??? Omigosh!

Tex being such a prominent figure in this books adds so much! He's such a hoot! And a total softie inside that Paul Bunyan body of his. ;)

OH, I had written a note about Eddie's initial reaction to Roxie too. I don't know what was up with that. Maybe it'll be explained...but maybe it was just a 'shit, she's trouble' vibe he felt.

I'd also made note of Vance's interactions with Roxie and what you thought of them...personally, I think he was kinda screwing with Hank but yeah, I hope he gets a book! AND we finally meet Luke! Andrea (The Bookish Babe) says he's her fav. 

What did you think of the conversation between Malcolm and Roxie at the police station?? I think I love Hank's dad!! 

AND I love Shamus!! I love that Hank has a dog and the he obviously adores Roxie just as much as Hank does. I think this may be another reason Hank is my fav - there's just something about a man who owns an animal and takes such good care of it.

I want your opinion of that lightning strike when Hank and Roxie first see each other, Ms. Love-at-First-Sight. It kinda rocked! ;)

The visit to the Haunted House/Corn Maze (yeah, I lived in Thornton for the first 13 years here) was hysterical...well, except for the whole Billy situation...that stun guns and body guards are standard issue on a night out with these girls is too funny!!

SO, I know I still don't know all the guys really well, but Hank is my fav so far. See, I made a choice. Although I reserve the right to change my mind. We sluts are allowed that right! *ha*

(rob) You know my opinion of the lightning strike between Hank and Roxie. I so believe in it. There is this sweeping rush through your whole body. that goes way beyond plain attraction because that's what fun crushes are for. Love at first sight is all about sudden courage, insanity, and freaking hormones! I love that Hank likes all of Roxie, her stubborn uppity side, her high maintenance side, her warm sweet side. He's just so in to her and she's crazy about him. Okay, I'm totally nutty for Hank. I love him like I love Adam from Mercy Thompson's world. He'd be a great werewolf. I can see these guys all furry and fangy, Can't you? 

I love Roxie's reaction to the secretary! I was waiting for it and I wasn't disappointed. I want to meet her just so I can mutter bitch under my breath like the rest of the Rock Chicks. 

You're so right about the music! I love the music references. I missed that in Jet's book. The sports talk is pretty cool too. And it really got me that they both see the other in a song.

What do you think about Roxie's mental battle with herself? Jet was all about thinking she was too dull to hold Eddie's interest, which was hard for me to understand. He liked her, so she wasn't boring for him. But Roxie's has this undeserving dirty girl bit going on and I just want to hug her. That's the downside to love at first sight. You make big calls for your life based on pure romanticism. Sometimes the guy is total shit like Billy.

Oh, oh, I love Hank's dad too! Jet's book was heavy on the moms, but this book is heavy on the guys from the hotties to Tex. What did you think of the Diablo playing? Did you remember that Anna and Cody from my books played Diablo II? I think Kristen Ashley is a gamer.

I'm addicted too! I put the book down at midnight and somehow I had my Kindle in my hand at 2am wide awake and wanting more!

(Brandee) *sigh* Yeah, I so believe in that lightning strike too. And that one between Hank & Roxie was a doozy! ;) It's fabulous that he loves every single thing that makes her Roxie. And he so totally does. Especially the stubborn part since that leads to the convincing. ;)

Yep, I'm a total Hank fangirl! I still reserve the right to change my mind but he's my favorite from the Hot Boy Brigade. :) And yes, he would make a great werewolf ALPHA! Each of them would be great having fur or fangs. Truly!

Roxie's reaction to Dawn was hysterical. I was laughing out loud. That girl is one class A bitch! To give Roxie a once over and then smirk! Whatever!

Roxie's mental battle had me shedding a tear or two - definitely wanted to hug her. I think the saying "you can't help who you fall in love with" applies here. And she couldn't help that she opened her heart to the wrong guy. BUT she 'started living' the day she met Hank. ;)

This book really does have a different feel to it - I still can't quite put my finger on it. But it's really my favorite so far. Maybe it's because of the focus on the guys - all the dads getting their two-cents in. Even Marcus showing his 'good' side. Do you think that's it?

Oh Diablo...that cracked me up. "better known as losing 5 hours of my life" or something like that. I knew the game sounded familiar but of course, I couldn't remember where I'd heard of it until you asked. YES! I totally remember Anna and Cody playing it. :) Oh, and Brody really makes me giggle...he soooo doesn't belong with the Hot Boys. *ha*

(rob) I just read the chapter heading, Denver Men are Men. hahaha That's what I think too! Not that I've sampled Denver men. I've spectated. I laughed so hard at the huanted house corn field place. Oh my goodness, to pair Indy and Roxie together. It was so funny. I want to read it again.

(Brandee) Yep, Denver Men are Men! I laughed over that one. I really dig the chapter headings in these books...I don't always pay attention to chapter headings in books, but these ROCK...naturally! The corn maze was awesome. I could just see Indy and Roxie running and bumping into things and screaming their heads off. It was the modified brawl. *haha*

(rob) I finished it! 

I think this is my favorite one even though the first book is also my favorite. I love Roxie's mix of attitude and kindness. I'm not sure about all this gray they talk about in the book, good people doing bad things. What do you think about this? I love Daisy and appreciate Marcus and the rest of the lovable bad guys, but drug runners and possible murderers are mixing with cops and cop girlfriends. Do you think that story line is going to get serious?

What about Luke? So far he's my favorite unexplored side character. I want him bad. hehe. I'm happy to jump into the land of Vance though. Who was the standout side character for you? Kristen Ashley really knows how to create characters. And she knows how to make me laugh. My favorite funny scene had to be the haunted house/cornfield.  

I really rooted for Hank and Roxie, even more than Lee and Indy and Jet and Eddie. What did you love most?

(Brandee) I was hoping you'd finish today! I finished too! How could I not... I couldn't put it down! Seriously, I didn't want to take the kids to school. *ha* This is totally my favorite even though they're all my favorites. *ha*  Roxie is one awesome chick! Hank was right on when he told Roxie she knew Indy because they're so much alike. And they are - but then different. I like the gray story line because I believe there are people who see the world in black and white - right and wrong. And there are sooo totally shades of gray. Good people do sometimes make bad decisions...doesn't make them bad people. Just human. Roxie, I'm not so sure she's gray. I don't think Daisy is either. Now Marcus...he's gray, right? He's a good, kind and caring person when it comes to Daisy. He was even kind towards Roxie. Yes he does do bad things...but does that make him ALL bad? I don't know. See? Gray. *haha* I'm intrigued to see where all this goes.

Yeah, Luke is definitely swoon-worthy. I can't wait for his story. What kind of girl is going to tame this man of so few words? I love that Roxie hugged him. Honestly, I'd say I'd be hugging them all but then again, I'd probably just stand, stare and blush like mad! I don't know who the ONE standout is for me...I loved Luke. I enjoyed Vance screwing with Hank. I adore Daisy. Annette was pretty dang funny too. Tex was magnificent. Malcolm stole his one major scene. And Roxie's parents sent me into fits of laughter. 

I think my favorite scene is the one in the know the one. It was tense but had moments of humor and swoon - if I can say that Roxie's words were swoon-worthy?? I really, really rooted for Roxie and Hank too. Maybe it was that lightning strike. ;) 

So I think I figured out why I like Hank's brand of Alpha so much - he's a sweet-talking Alpha. He's telling Roxie what to do in such a way it doesn't seem like he's being bossy - well, sometimes.

(rob) Sweet-talking, yeah. Here's why I like Hank's brand of Alpha, he's a giver. hahahehehoho.

If this book were a movie, I wouldn't be able to stay in my seat in the castle scene.

I don't know if Marcus is gray. Eddie doesn't think so, right? Hank sees his world differently after falling for Roxie. Darius would say there wasn't a gray thing about his life since he took over for his criminal father. It's all a mess! 

Roxie's parents! Crazy town for sure. They are just like Tex. Annette is hilarious. I love that she wants to be a stripper and will let Daisy do her hair. 

(Brandee) Yeah, he's a giver alright...hehe He does a lot of giving in his convincing. ;)

So you think Roxie changed Hank's world view? Hmm...maybe. I think Darius muddies the waters. Oh, and Lee too. Both Eddie and Hank know Lee doesn't always play by the rules and they use his 'skills' when they need them...

You know you said that I probably had lots of Eddie quotes when we were reading RCR...Hank blew him away! Completely...the things that come out of Hank's mouth make me melt and my toes curl. Seriously! *sigh*

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Think Out Loud [50] It's not all cutesy voices and mom smiles

Years ago Will got the stomach flu. It should have been a miserable few days and then all done. The next week he caught another stomach virus. Then his brain hijacked the rest of him and panic took the form of getting sick. I remember hugging him and triggering two days of throwing up. He lost twenty pounds in a couple months. Finally, I was out of ideas and so upset I stood in front of him and his autism and commanded he stop it. "Take a breath. Stop now!" It was harsh when all I wanted to do was hug him. And it stopped him. The only thing that broke through what became rote behavior was my command and I hated it. That's what motherhood is sometimes, making the hard calls, going against our need for comfort, and sometimes being an asshole. I'm going through something similar with John right now. I want to be one of those unicorn moms (you know totally make believe) and speak in a Kindergarten teacher voice, maybe even rhyme. But then I go through the hard mom routine to keep John from having further complications and he looks up at me and says, "You're the best mom." Shit.
So Happy Mother's Day to all you moms, aunties, sisters, grandmas, mothering types, awesome girlfriends who let your friends with kids have an escape from mom-insanity. We're in it together.

Sunday, May 4, 2014

When Life's Kicking Your Butt How About a Theme Song [5] Movie Soundtracks!!

Theme song time! I've been leaning on music a lot since I started the theme song posts. A song will come up on the radio that one of you awesome people chose and I'll grin, attempt to sing along, and grin some more. That's good stuff! Since I'm a total movie girl, you have to know, I'm a nut for soundtracks! If you can't pick just one song, I'm with you. I feel your pain...

Oh my gosh, I seriously can't choose. So I'll go back in time and pick one of my all time favorites. It's swoon-worthy. It makes me smile and sing along in pure dramatic fashion. Yeah, I'm going with You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling by the Righteous Brothers from Top Gun. That's right. I'm a Top Gun girl. I freaking love that movie. Goose, man. Still breaks my heart! So swoon, sing, shout. Let's play this month of May.
My mom chose Philadelphia by Bruce Springsteen from Philadelphia. Oh that movie. It's heavy and wonderful and epic. This song reaches inside and always makes me feel big. That's a good thing.
My sister chose Money (That's what I want) by Flying Lizards from Empire Records. Here's the song in the movie. It's classic 90's teen rom-com! I love this movie too! I happen to have the soundtrack because I borrowed it from a guy while he was sort of my guy but then he wasn't. Good soundtrack.

Oh, here is April's silliness Youtube playlist LINK.
And May's soundtrack Youtube playlist LINK.

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Sidekick Showcase [50] Oh Mother

Sidekick Showcase, previously known as Sidekick Saturday, is a weekly bookish meme, hosted here by Jaclyn at JC's Book Haven. There are many secondary characters that are as great as the primaries. In some cases, the sidekicks actually steal the show and you like them better than the heroine or hero. Maybe they didn't have enough page time for how great they were. Anyone can play along! I will post my Sidekicks on Saturday, then whichever day during the week that you would like to post yours, you can put your link in on my page. Just do the following:

• Choose a sidekick *or someone other than the hero or heroine* that you would like to put in the spotlight that fit's in the week's topic
• Share a picture (if you can) and information about the character
• Give the title and author of a book the character can be found in
• Please don't include too many spoilers when describing why the character is such a great sidekick

The month of May is all about mother figures...naturally. 
I have several in mind, but one stood out right away, Mercy Thompson's mom, Margie. One day when Mercy was a tiny little thing she turned into a coyote. And just like that turned back into her human body. What's a young single mom to do? Well, Margie hunted down the Alpha of all Alphas, Bran to teach and care for Mercy. I imagine there are few things harder than to accept you are not what is best for your child. Despite the strained mother/daughter bond, Margie remained a part of Mercy's life. It is almost always comical when the two interact, mostly because Margie is a girly-girl. Mercy is so very not. If I were casting Margie I'd go with Patricia Arquette, 5 foot nothing, usually blond, can switch from ditsy vixen to mama bear in a heartbeat. Plus, she was only 17 when she had our favorite coyote slash VW mechanic.

Patricia Arquette at Heart Truth 2009"I heard the distinctive clack of a bullet chambering, and a quick glance showed me my mother with a wicked-looking Glock out and pointed at Stephan. It was pink and black-trust my mom to have a Barbie gun-cute but deadly." Bone Crossed by Patricia Briggs

I'll have my Theme Song post up soon. This month will be all about soundtrack songs! Go crazy people. Also coming this week is a sign up for the Soul Twister, Anna 3 blog tour coming in July. I'll be sending out ARCs at the end of May. Anyone interested in starting the series is so very welcome. I will be happy to send the first two over! I hope you all have a fabulous weekend.

(By The Heart Truth [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons)

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Duel Review with Bookworm Brandee! We can't get enough Rock Chick Rescue!

4 STARS!! I'm having the best time reading Kristen Ashley's Rock Chick series! Sure it's hilarious and full of girls making dangerous calls about bad guys, hot guys, and motorcycle guys, but also I'm buddy reading the books with Bookworm Brandee. You all know her, love her, one-click after reading her reviews. I'm sharing our chat about Jet and Eddie's story in Rock Chick Rescue. Jet is always there to help, especially when it comes to her mom, but she's worn herself out with her one-woman Miss Fix It way of life. Eddie is a cop who has his own rule book. He has shady friends, a domineering personality, and smoking hot everything else. Jet likes Eddie. Eddie is still hung up on the girl of his dreams who fell in love with someone else. But then he notices Jet. What does she do when the guy she trips over starts flirting with her? Oh, I'm not going to spoil it other than to so say I've never wanted to hop into a story and clear up a misunderstanding more. Since this is Kristen Ashley, you can believe there's action, hot guys, a bar fight, and maybe some girl brawling. It's so good. Here's my chat with Brandee!

I have to say I identify more with Jet (than Indy) because of her insecurities and her responsibilities - taking care of all the people in her life. Not saying I'd jump a knife-wielding baddie though! ;)
Omigosh, I almost died when Jet said what she said to Eddie and he got the wrong idea...I was laughing hysterically! I'm liking watching him wear her down. 
And what is with these girls running from HOT guys?!?
I really do miss Indy's antics, although Jet can't seem to buy a break...unless you count Eddie. *swoon* Jet's level of crazy just doesn't match Indy's...and Indy's bar brawls are more fun! *ha*
I love the silent teasing going on between Lee and Eddie...paybacks are hell, right??
I was really missing Indy and Tex so I was so glad when they got more involved in Jet's affairs. Especially Tex - god I love the guy! He's taken a shine to "Loopy Loo" but is it just because things had gotten boring?!?
I have to say I'm enjoying the meddling mom is NOT like this and I don't know that I'd enjoy it, but I like that Jet's and Eddie's moms are in the mix.

I loved Lee's teasing because things felt tense between them with Eddie's unrequited love for Indy. One of my favorite parts of the story is Eddie getting the chance to feel what he feels and not keep it secret. 
I made some kind of mortified squeal when Jet said what she said to Eddie. And then I wanted her to fix it fast, but I liked how it was resolved because Mr. Smart Cop read her all wrong and jumped to conclusions and did he apologize for thinking the worst? No! He probably thought the gift of his attention was consolation enough. The man is not short on ego, which makes his vulnerability where Jet is concerned so awesome. What do you think of Kristen Ashley's brand of Alpha male? There's a lot of "you're mine to protect." Even more bossing around. Jet seems to like Eddie's way of communicating, you know shoving her against the SUV, against the wall, against whatever. I think I would be slapping his hands away and showing him my death glare. It's scary.
Oh, and what is up with these girls running away from hot guys?! I've only run away from one hot guy. He's a character in a story I'm working on because wow.

Ooh, me too! And I loved what Eddie said to Jet about his feelings for Indy and how they changed...*swoon* I also find it hilarious that he's having to spell out their relationship not only to everyone on the 'street' but also to her!! And his vulnerability where Jet's concerned makes him even more swoonworthy. That scene where she's on the motorcycle with Vance? And Eddie sees? I believe that was an 'oh shit' moment for me...right before I started laughing!
It's funny you asked about my feelings on Ashley's alphas...I was just thinking about it yesterday...probably while reading about Eddie pushing Jet up against his truck or a wall or... I LOVE it! I'm not sure I'd take too kindly to having it done to me but then again, maybe I would. At any rate, I think I like it for Jet because she's always taking care of everyone else. And I get that she's stubborn and independent and all, but deep down, I think Eddie's wanting to take care of HER (in every way) is the clincher for her. She won't admit it - may not even realize it yet, but yeah...
The only really, really hot guy I've encountered (outside my head) was while working at B&N. Oh, I'll have to share that story...I'll tell you this much, I blushed and blushed and blushed some more. *ha* I'm blushing just thinking about it. Sooo silly!!
YAY for bar brawl!! I just KNEW Indy would have to get a bar brawl in! *ha* I laughed over all the tussling going on and Jet calmly takes her stun gun out of her purse.... I was having trouble containing my laughter last night so as not to wake up James!
And THEN we get the sister brawl! With Lee's boys watching no less...can't you just imagine it?!? They were probably wishing for mud...or jello or something.
What do you think of Daisy?? And what do you think of Jet's Mom and Tex????? Want some Hooch? *ha*
And how scary is Vince Fratelli? He kinda makes my skin crawl. I'm going to enjoy him getting his!

Oh my gosh, Brandee, I've smiled so much over the beautiful man who made you blush blush blush!
Oh man, the scene with Vance on the bike! I think that was one of my favorites. Jet is an amazing character. I'm not sure we've hit the Rock Chick I most relate to yet. Jet is so sweet and kind. Indy is way out of control. I love the bar fights, every single one of them!! And the sister brawl on the floor rocked. They behaved so terribly. Nice, sweet Jet got in a hands-on fight with her baby sister in front of hot, drooling men. I loved it! Oh, the whole smitten Tex bit, AWESOME! 
You're so spot on about the alphas and Eddie being just the right kind for Jet. One of the best things about the Rock Chick series for me has to be the girl power/integrity. It's so pro-female from the moms to the strippers. Since the books take place in your backyard practically, does that bring the story to life in a more real way, like you expect to see crazy Indy and her odd assortment of weirdos and Alphas traipsing around Denver?
I will say Vince Fratelli freaked me out. Wait, which one was Daisy? Jet's sister or the former stripper? I'm sorry I can't remember. I absolutely loved the former stripper. I'd be her friend for sure.

So far, Jet is definitely the Rock Chick I identify with the most. I would love to live life with the gusto Indy does, but I'm just not that. I CANNOT choose a favorite Rock Chick Alpha though...don't ask me to. Please! :) YES - I love the girl power in Rock Chick! They do sometimes get themselves into situations that their men help get them out of, but I have no doubt they could do it themselves...eventually. ;) I love, love the fact that the books are set here. It does make for a more visceral experience, knowing the places being described. And I'm pretty sure I've seen Duke and Dixie down at the Little Bear! ;) Maybe I'll have to cruise Indy's neighborhood and see who I can see. *ha*
Vince Fratelli definitely gave me the creeps. I was not sad at all with the punishment he got. 
Daisy is the former stripper! And she's awesome!! I love her momma-bear tendencies and that she wants to take care of her 'girls'. And how she cuts off Marcus' 'water' to get what she wants. *ha*
And can you believe Mace?? Can't wait for his story. And Hank! What was up with that?!? Yep, I'm definitely anxious to read Rock Chick Redemption!
Final thoughts: again, although I'd like to be Indy, I definitely see more of myself in Jet - with the exception of having attention from hot guys, of course! ;) I enjoyed so much watching Jet blossom into the girl she's meant to be...with a little help from everyone. And was kinda funny that he got to be open with his feelings about Jet and things just didn't go according to plan. But he's stubborn enough to stick it out. Honestly, I know we've gotten better acquainted with Lee and Eddie, but I really can't choose between ANY of these guys! So although I get Jet best, so far, I haven't met a Rock Alpha I'd turn down! *ha*

So you're a Jet girl who can't pick her favorite Alpha. Funny! (I'm whispering "book slut" right now) I'm holding out like always. I like Eddie (too pushy for me) and Lee is so dreamy, but hello, there's an entire agency and cop force waiting for us! I'm already in love with Mace. I don't even care if he thinks he's in love with Jet. Eddie has already had a "talk" with him. I want to ride on his motorcycle. I noticed that when I went to Colorado, there's this whole motorcycle vibe going on. We have bikes here, but mostly they're the sporty zoom zoom pretty kinds and we have a helmet law here. Colorado has this free country riding feel to it. So you guys get all the damn alphas. We get the coffee guys with shoulder bags. Hmm. Next time I'm in town we have to check out some of the places in the book. I've never done that, not even here where so many stories take place!

I'm so happy we're good enough friends that you can call me a book slut! *ha* However, I simply meant that I don't know if I've found the ONE for me yet. I need to finish sampling all those HOT ALPHAS! And really, Eddie is too pushy for you?? Do you not remember Lee and the handcuffs?? Oh, you're into that sort of that it?!? Mace...he makes me tingle. *ha* I want to ride his, um, motocycle too. ;) Yes, Colorado definitely has a motorcycle vibe...lots and lots of them here. We will totally have to go to some of these places when you're here next year. We should sooo check out The Little just might find your alpha there. ;)

You cracked me up first thing in the morning. That's so good. You haven't sampled all of them yet to know which one is the ONE? Hahaha. Okay. You are not a book slut. I stand corrected. hehe. I forgot about the cuffs. You know, I will just have to see if I'm into that sort of thing before I judge Lee. Oh ho ho. Then I'll start writing the good stuff.