Rock Chick Rescue
Rock Chick #2
Jet McAlister has a secret. Eddie Chavez has the hots for Jet (not to mention Eddie’s just plain hot). Jet has too many problems to realize that Eddie’s interested. Eddie loses patience when Jet ends her waitressing shift at a strip club with a knife at her throat. Since Eddie’s a cop, he figures he can help. Since Jet’s used to solving everyone’s problems she doesn’t want Eddie’s help.
Throw in a Dolly Parton look-alike, a gruff but lovable strip club owner, Jet’s ne’er do well father, his ne’er do well friend, Bear, Bear’s long-suffering, chain-smoking wife Lavonne and the crew from Rock Chick and you’ve got Rock Chick Rescue.
Rock Chick Rescue takes you on a wild ride with Jet, Eddie and the gang as they wrestle bad guys in a bagel shop, hit Denver’s backstreet poker tables (with big hair), and help the strippers at Smithie’s take down a would-be murderer.
Through this, Jet’s got to learn that even when life made you give up your dreams, you can still end up with the (hot) guy. Eddie’s got to rescue Jet from a bad man (so he can do better things with her) and teach her that some dreams can come true.
I admitted in my review of Rock Chick that alpha males aren’t my favorite type of hero. I get that some people really love them, but I am just not one of them. With that said, I did actually really enjoy Rock Chick and Lee wasn’t the worst hero I’ve come across. Maybe it was because it was the older brother/sister’s best friend trope (which I LOVE) or because Lee and Indy had grown up together, but his possessiveness didn’t really bother me that much.
But with Rock Chick Rescue, I wasn’t able to look past it as much. A lot of Eddie physically handling Jet, telling her that no matter what she did she was his now and sometimes it was just a little too much. For the most part I did like Eddie, but he also gave off a kind of creepy vibe.
I think another reason I was able to look past it in RC was because Indy was pretty awesome. She called Lee out on his bullshit. Yeah she gave in and slept with him (but it is Romance), but she continued to make it clear that he couldn’t control her.
I wasn’t a huge fan of Jet. First because she didn’t call Eddie out on his shit nearly as much as he needed to be and second, I’m just not a fan of the martyr character. Maybe it makes me feel like an asshole because I would definitely accept any and all help being offered if I had been held at knife point/shot at/and threatened with rape. There is nothing wrong with accepting help, especially in a situation like this. And ENOUGH with the “I’m boring” and “I’m not pretty” shit. Enough.
I definitely enjoyed the entire cast of characters being back (with some new additions) but I just didn’t think the plot was as much fun as Rock Chick.