Thursday 1 August 2013

BLOG TOUR - Manic by J.A. Huss (Review & Giveaway)

Manic by J.A. Huss 
Series: Rook and Ronin #2 
Publication date: August 1st 2013
Genre: New Adult Contemporary
TRAGIC is over and Rook is ready for the future—Spencer Shrike and the STURGIS contract! 

It’s three months of body art modeling! That means three months of Spencer Shrike’s paintbrush all over her body, three months in front of Antoine’s camera, and three months of twenty-four hour filming for Spencer’s Biker Channel reality show.

Wait a minute…what reality show? Maybe she should've read that STURGIS contract a little closer? ;)

Sure, Rook’s bank account is almost overflowing, but Ronin is angry, Clare is trying to escape rehab, Antoine is a worried mess, and Elise is just trying to hold everyone together. Her new family is about to fall apart before she even gets the chance to enjoy them.

Add in a mysterious man from her past, a road trip to the famous Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, and a final show in front of the entire world where all her goods are on display, and you've Manic—a new adult contemporary romance that will definitely make your summer sizzle!




J. A. Huss likes to write new adult books that make you think and keep you guessing. Her favorite genre to read is space opera, but since practically no one reads those books, she writes new adult science fiction, paranormal romance, contemporary romance, urban fantasy, and books about Junco (who refuses to be saddled with a label). 

She has an undergraduate degree in horses, (yes, really–Thank you, Colorado State University) and a master’s degree in forensic toxicology from the University of Florida. She used to have a job driving around Colorado doing pretty much nothing but shooting the breeze with farmers, but now she just writes, runs the New Adult Addiction and Clean Teen Reads Book Blogs, and runs an online science classroom for homeschoolers.

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I loved Tragic and I am so happy to say that Manic was just as good. Huss really has created a fantastic story here and I am so happy that I got to review these books.

In this book, Rook has taken on the STURGIS contract. But she really should have read the fine print before signing on the dotted line. She is after getting in way over her head, especially when she sees the cameramen setting up shop in the studio. Poor Rook. She really should have listened to Ronin before taking this job. And she realizes this straight away but that girl is one stubborn cookie and she isn't gonna let Ronin or Spencer, or new guy Ford tell her what to do. 

I liked Rook for her spunk and her fighting spirit. The girl has guts. But by god she can make some stupid choices sometimes. I still love the girl but sometimes I felt like telling her to take a step back and really think about things before jumping in head first. She wants to do things her way but I still felt like she kind of let Ronin push her around too much. For someone who is escaping an abusive and controlling ex, she did seem to let other people make a lot of decisions for her. She didn't back down from the STURGIS contract, I'll give her that. She knew she made a mistake but she still stuck with it. I admired her tenacity. 

The male characters I love in this book. Especially Spencer. He is hilarious and I wouldn't mind letting him paint on me ;) I would so love to see all the body art he painted on Rook, especially the last piece. From the way Huss described it it sounds amazing! 
Ford I didn't like at the start but he soon began to grow on me and by the end I loved him. I think he was a great friend to Rook, really looking out for her. I loved this quote from him.

“I’m not trying to fix you, I’m just trying to give you the tools to fix yourself.”

Him, Ronin and Spencer have a past together and it was exciting learning about them all. They really made a formidable trio. Ones not to be messed with. 
Ronin kind of annoyed me in this one. I can understand where he is coming from with not wanting Rook to do this contract and I completely understand his jealousy but his domineering crap pissed me off sometimes. I know he is Rook's manager as well as her boyfriend and he is only looking out for her. I loved that he was so caring and protective of her but I still think he needed to tone it down a bit and not keeping so many secrets from her. We got to learn a lot more about Ronin and some of it really surprised me. I loved that some of the story was in his POV as it really added to the overall story. 
Another thing that slightly bothered me was I kind of felt like they were maybe going a bit too fast in their relationship, especially with Ronin talking about wanting a family and everything. He's only 22 (I think). He has plenty of time before settling down. And Rook is 19. She should not need to be thinking about this. And I'm really glad that she told him she wanted to go to college. She had no intentions of starting a family any time soon. 

The ending was perfect. What Ronin, Spencer and Ford did for Rook was awesome and completely genius. A lot of things got resolved and so I'm excited to see where Huss is gonna take the story from here. I really love this series. It's original and not that predictable. And it's slightly addictive lol. I would highly recommend this to anyone looking for a hot, sexy read with a whole host a smexy guys.  

Grand Prize Giveaway
-Signed copy of book 1 & 2
-A custom necklace
-Open internationally


  1. Yay glad you enjoyed it! It sounds like a really well fleshed out sequel that doesn't suffer from middle book syndrome! Great review! :)

  2. I dont really have a book boyfriend type.. It all depends on his personality!!

  3. Thanks a bunch for your review! I'm glad you enjoyed the book!


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