It's official! I WANNA BE A ROCK CHICK!! I wanna go to Fortnum everyday, read books and drink latte while watching my justice league of Hot men. I wanna be with them and laugh with them and be "inside" the circle. I wanna go to Smithie's and drink with everyone!!! Hell, I can even dance for the crowd! If only I can be there.... LIKE NOW!!!
This book makes me want to be one of the characters. LOL anybody so long as I'm there!!!
Roxie is a good heroine. Her past may have been fucked up but she managed to fight it. I know Hank moved really fast but their story worked for me. Hank's tactic and his attitude towards Roxie is such a big turn on! His jealousy over Vance is also precious. I love every bit of him. He's just the perfect guy next door - but still badass DUDE. I was really laughing out loud at some scenes. There were times that I wanted to cry too because I was touched by one of the characters' lines. I love it that Hank made Roxie believe that she's still worthy of being loved by someone. I love it that the whole gang welcomed her with open arms, no questions asked (I mean, there were lots of questions but none of them shunned her away). I understand Roxie's stand that she doesn't want anybody hurt because of her, I really do... but when friends offer help, especially friends like the Rock Chicks, you don't say no.. you accept it wholeheartedly.
Here are some of my favorite parts: (There were lots so I kinda randomly chose these)
SPOILER SUPER ALERT
SPOILER SUPER DUPER ALERT
SPOILER SUPER DUPER UBER ALERT“How long are you staying in Denver?” he asked.
“How long is awhile?”
“I haven’t decided yet.”
“Long enough to have dinner with me?”
Holy cow. I’d read it in Uncle Tex’s letters but now it was right here in front of me. When they wanted something, these Denver boys did not fuck around.
--Uhm. You can say that again!“I’ve entered a loony bin,” I told another unwitting customer, this one a female.
“It’s always like that around here,” the customer replied. “That’s why I come, it’s like walking into a sitcom that could only air on HBO.”
--No shit? “What are you talking about?” I asked.
“Apparently, Hank told Lee and Lee told Indy and Indy told every-fuckin’-body that you’re still in love with that fuckin’ asshole.”
My body went completely still.
Then, slowly, I turned around and looked at Hank.
Or, to put it more truthfully, scowled at him, eyes narrowed and everything.
Hank caught my scowl and raised his brows.
My eyes narrowed to slits.
Then I turned back to the table.
“No… I… am… not… in... love... with... Billy… fucking… Flynn,” I enunciated every word.
--I love this because it's the scene that cleared up Hank's and Roxie's first misunderstanding. It's soooo funny how Hank got confused with the "do you love him" *nod* answerWhat seemed like minutes later, but was actually hours, we were in a battle to the death with a whole bunch of orcs and trolls and I shouted, “Yeah! Go Brody! Kick his ass!”
“Don’t stand there! Move away. He’s killing you!” Brody yelled.
I chanced a quick glance at my stats. The bad guy was killing me.
“I’m out of health potions. Retreat! Retreat! Give me some of your health potions!” I screamed.
“I don’t have any potions. Run, bitch, run,” Brody squealed.
The red ran out on my health and my assassin was transported, stripped of everything we’d earned, back to the starting camp.
“I’m dead! Fuck, they killed me! They fucking killed me,” I wailed, jerking my hand from the mouse and rolling my chair back in disgust.
Brody had gone quiet.
I looked at him and saw he was looking at the door.
I turned my gaze to the door and it was opened. Hank, Lee and Luke were all standing there in various amused-male poses, watching us.
“What?” I asked, deciding to go with uppity.
“Enjoying yourself?” Hank asked, his mouth twitching.
“No,” I said angrily. “I’m dead. Now I have to run all the way back to my lifeless body and get my stuff. The orcs and trolls will be hanging around and we’ll have to fight them and I can’t do that without my good armor. I’ll have to use the crappy stuff I have stashed in my trunk. I had a really good sword and helmet and now they’re gone. That just plain sucks.”
Hank stared at me.
Then he said, “You do know I don’t know what the fuck you’re talkin’ about.”
“Diablo,” I replied, like that explained it all.
He stared at me.
--HAHAHAHHAHA 'nuf said “That’s it? You want to have a tangerine and chocolate wedding?” Indy asked.
“I don’t even know what that means,” Lee returned and when Indy opened her mouth to speak, Lee went on, his eyes crinkled at the corners. “And, gorgeous, I don’t want to know.”
“I don’t believe this,” Indy hissed under her breath.
“Son, let me tell you something. Even if you don’t care, pretend you do. Honestly, it’s the best way to go,” Dad, the voice of experience, decided to wade in. “She talks about toss pillows. You don’t care about toss pillows. You don’t even know what toss pillows are. Pretend that toss pillows are your highest priority in life.”
Eddie chuckled under his breath. Carl did it straight out. Lee smiled at Dad. Hank was still memorizing the banner but he was now biting his lower lip.
Mom turned to Dad, eyes narrowed and said, “Excuse me?”
“Trish, just last week, we had a forty-five minute discussion about the curtains in the living room,” Dad said. “You think I give a shit about curtains? I care that there’s beer in the fridge and the TV works. I don’t care about curtains. I didn’t hear a word you said about the curtains.”
“You agreed to the curtains with the little trumpets on them! You said you loved the idea! I already ordered them. I thought it was all decided,” Mom cried.
Dad looked back at Lee and nodded sagely.
Mom’s face got red, “Are you saying you don’t like the curtains with the trumpets?”
“I’m sayin’ I don’t care. Get whatever you want. I don’t even see the curtains,” Dad replied.
“Guys –” I tried to run interference.
“I just do not believe this,” Mom groused. “I knew I should have gone with the curtains with the little horses and riders on them. The trumpet curtains are going to look silly. What are the neighbors going to think?”
--This was just precious! I was really laughing HARD! ;DWhen there was nothing but highway in front of me and Denver in my mirrors, I pulled out my cell, flipped it opened and said Hank’s name into the phone.
It rang twice.
“You okay?” he asked in greeting.
“My life began when I met you,” I told him.
There was a beat of silence.
Then, I heard him say, “Sunshine –”
I flipped the phone closed, pushed it deep in my purse but it rang once before I turned up Springsteen and I started singing with him to “She’s the One”.
--And there it is... The infamous "my life began" speech. :) I love you Roxie for this!!!
For the record, I perfectly understand Roxie when she said “I think I’m in love with all of them,”
.. hell, I AM IN LOVE WITH ALL OF THEM MYSELF!!!
Now I'm very interested in Luke and Vance. Time to read the next book.. STAT!