Indy Savage, cop’s daughter, rock chick and used bookstore owner, has been in love with Lee Nightingale, once bad boy, now the man behind Nightingale Investigations, since she was five years old. No matter what ingenious schemes Indy used to capture his attention, Lee never showed an interest and Indy finally gave up. Now Indy’s employee, Rosie, has lost a bag of diamonds and bad guys are shooting at him. When Indy gets involved, Lee is forced to help. Complicting matters, Lee has decided he’s interested, Indy’s decided she’s not. But she can’t seem to keep Lee out of her life when she’s repeatedly stun gunned, kidnapped and there are car bombs exploding (not to mention she’s finding dead bodies).
Indy’s best bet is to solve the mystery of the diamonds before Lee. Lee’s challenge is to keep Indy alive and, at the same time, win back her heart.
So after hearing everyone rave about Kristen Ashley and meeting a few of her self-proclaimed “Rock Chicks”, I finally decided it was time to give her a shot…and I was not disappointed! Seriously, what have I been waiting for?!?
India “Indy” Savage is a bad ass rock chick who owns a used bookstore, is a cop’s daughter, attends concerts regularly, and has the best group of friend’s anyone could ask for. She has been in love with Lee Nightingale, her BFF’s big brother, since she was 5, but after literally throwing herself at him time and time again, and being thoroughly embarrassed when he turned her down, she finally decided it was time to move on. For 10 years now she’s been avoiding him.
Liam “Lee” Nightingale is the 6’2″ deliciously yummy epitome of BAD BOY. He’s always been able to get anything he wanted just by using “The Smile” and was rumored to be able to get a girl pregnant by just looking at her. He was always bad news growing up, but after joining the military then opening Nightingale Investigations, he went from bad boy to bad ass. He had his reasons for avoiding Indy most of his life, but now those reasons are no longer valid and he’s ready for her…but is it too late?
After Rosie, Indy’s barista, finds himself in some serious trouble involving millions of dollars in diamonds and drags Indy down with him, Lee is there to help, along with her dad’s police force and some other questionable friends of Lee’s. Is Indy willing to come through with the payment Lee expects for his time? Can she handle the craziness of Lee’s life, or will her stubbornness get her killed?
I’m not sure what I expected out of this book, but what I got was a steamy, hilarious, fast-paced story involving drugs, diamonds, kidnappings, shootings, cops, drag queens, dead bodies, and car bombs with a lot of mystery and sexual frustration thrown in for good measure. I absolutely love Kristen Ashley’s writing style and vocabulary, and the characters were all awesome in their own ways (especially Tex and Indy’s fabulously gay neighbors)! I will definitely be reading more from her ASAP!