is the only Rock Chick who is actually deserving of the title! She eats, breathes, sleeps, rock 'n roll but she's nothing like I expected her to be! Stella's probably the most surprising of all the Rock Chicks (thus far) and I think probably my favorite. She's secretive, dark, and yet she hides nothing on stage. The songs she chooses to sing...epic! Do yourself a favor and listen to the songs as she's singing them.
Stella loved Mace. He broke up with her a year ago. The reason this happened is cleared up fairly early-on. Mace realizes where Stella's head was at and then he takes action to correct the mistakes he made with her. She doesn't make it easy on him... what self-respecting Rock Chick would? But something changes for Stella when she gets a glimpse at Mace's dark past, it all clicks in place and then it's Stella making amends and fixing what's broken.
Gotta say, I loved Rock Chick Reckoning
! The Hot Bunch are all faced with keeping their women safe while fighting a Big Bad hell-bent on revenge. We learn about Mace's horrifying secrets and Stella's black childhood. It's deep and emotional and pulled at my heartstrings.The Ending.
Holy crap! Not sure why Kristen wrapped the story up that way, but I'm not going to fuss too much. When Stella takes the stage, I was a blubbering mess. That final song was perfection
and the KISS was beautiful!
Rock Chick Reckoning Playlist
There's many songs mentioned in the book and I think all are worth a listen, but these are the ones you need to hear! ;)
• I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry - Cowboy Junkies
• Lovin' Touchin' Squeezin' - Journey
• And So It Goes - Billy Joel
• Black - Pearl Jam
• La Grange - ZZ Top
• All the Small Things - Blink 182