After a post on Heroes and Heartbreakers on not saying “I love you” in romance novels, I got to thinking about one of my favorite series, Rock Chick by Kristen Ashley. It’s a series of standalone novels with strong heroines and alpha heroes, all interconnected and all have incredible stories. If you haven’t read Kristen Ashley, a) what are you waiting for b) start here, as you’ll see these characters pop up in many of her other books.
Rock Chick Rescue, the second book in the series, had that nonverbal “I love you,” but, surprisingly, I didn’t even notice. Rock Chick Rescue is the story of Jet and Eddie—he’s as alpha as they come, as are most of Ashley's heroes. He’s not verbose, nor does he play games, he gives it to you straight. So when Jet catches Eddie’s attention, he does it in a typical hot bunch fashion. He’s a man of action.
He pushed me against the truck, his body came up against mine and he kissed, full on tongue. When he lifted his head, he had an arm wrapped around the middle of my back, his fingertips resting nearly at the side of my breasts and the other hand resting on my hip.
“What was that?” Dammit, I was breathy again.
“Just wanted to say I like what you’re wearing.”
“You could have just said it.”
“Preferred to show it.”
I had to admit, I preferred it too.