Jet McAlister was recently hired on at Fortnum’s bookstore but no one there, including the owner, knows much about her. She’s juggling two jobs, the other at Smithie’s, the strip club (she’s a cocktail waitress with clothes on), and is the primary caregiver for her mother Nancy who is recovering from a devastating stroke. Her estranged father Ray suddenly shows up at the bookstore under the guise of seeing his “little girl” but brings with him a load of trouble and dangerous men who think the way to him is through her. Jet’s had a serious crush on the handsome Denver police detective Eddie Chavez since she laid eyes on him and unbeknownst to her, the attraction is mutual. He’s been hands off because that’s the vibe she sends but when her father’s baggage threatens Jet, he steps up and how.
As soon as Jet’s father showed up I knew the proverbial bumpy ride was on. Eddie’s one of the alpha men in this series so his reaction was predictable (but perfect). Jet was the unknown and I enjoyed getting to know her. She’s got a strong streak of independence given her father’s absence in her family’s life and her being responsible for her mother’s well being. But Jet’s not used to being able to rely on anyone and she’s insecure about herself. While her self-deprecating humor could be funny, it also gave me insight about her self worth, or lack thereof. She kept waiting for Eddie to lose interest and leave but this guy wasn’t going anywhere.
This was a fun listening experience as the Rock Chicks drafted a new member and their escapades were hilarious at times. I loved when Daisy Sloan made an appearance, like a breathe of fresh air and reality. I’m not normally a fan of these highly alpha men but something about these guys kind of works. They’re seriously formidable and it’s not bluster. They love these independent and feisty women, proving that they’re also comfortable in their own skin. Eddie’s romancing of Jet while ensuring her protection made for some interesting and steamy moments. I don’t know what it is about this author and her stories but I don’t seem to be able to put them down. The narrator nailed Jet & Eddie while also applying some great storytelling skills. Loving this series!
- Release Date: June 10, 2014
- Series: Rock Chick #2
- Narrator: Susannah Jones
- Audio Length: 13 hours, 32 minutes
- Publisher: Audible Studios