Thursday, 24 October 2013

BLOG TOUR - Panic (Rook & Ronin #3) by J.A. Huss (Review & Giveaway)

Tragic by J.A. Huss
Publication date:  May 20th 2013 
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance

Rook Walsh is TRAGIC

Because life so far – just sucks.  Some girls get parents.  Rook got the foster care system.  Some girls get Prince Charming.  Rook got an abusive frog.  Some girls get lucky…

Rook got a second chance.

And she took it.  Because when fate throws you a bone – you grab it with both hands and run.

Antoine Chaput knows the minute he spies Rook in his photography studio that she’s got The Look.  The dark and desperate look he must have to land the exclusive TRAGIC media contract.

Rook is paired up with top model, Ronin, and he’s everything her abusive ex-boyfriend wasn’t. Patient, gentle, happy, attentive, and sexy!  He knows exactly what to do to make Rook blush for Antoine’s portfolio. 

Rook’s luck changes in an instant and suddenly she’s the darling of the modeling world.  It’s a dream job to go with a dream guy and all she has to do is look pretty and follow directions. But there’s always a price to pay – and Rook is about to get the bill.

TRAGIC is a new adult contemporary romance.






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 good are on display, and you’ve Manic—a new adult contemporary romance that will definitely make your summer sizzle!


Panic  by J.A. Huss 
(Rook and Ronin #3) 
Publication date: October 24th 2013
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance

Rook is chasing her dream—film school and a chance at a life beyond the one she ran from six months ago. But before she can become the girl she wants to be, she must deal with the girl she left behind.

Ronin is also chasing his dream—a family of his own and a life away from erotic modeling. And he too, has a past he’s trying to forget. A past that makes Rook question everything about their life together.

Lies, secrets, and shocking truths will rock the foundation Rook and Ronin have built. Can they put the past behind them and move forward together? Or is this just another too good to be true relationship that will crash and burn in the end?






This was one roller-coaster of a book. So much happens in such a short space of time. My emotions couldn't handle it all. Many many secrets come out in Panic, loyalties are questioned and Rook must decide once and for all if she can finally let the past go and stop running.

I went through so many emotions during this. Frustration, love, anger, hate. My feelings for the characters kept switching back and forth. Ronin I love. I really do. But the dude needs to cool it with all the marriage and baby stuff. You're 22 dude! You've got plenty of time to settle down. I love how Rook told him she wasn't ready, that she wanted to go to college and everything first. We learn new things about Rooks past and my god I really don't know how that girl is still standing. The things she went through is just horrible. I felt sick at the thought of what was done to her. She has grown so much from the girl we saw in the first book. I love her and Ronin together but they were a bit too mushy mushy for me in this one. Some of the things they said, especially Ronin, were very soppy and that's saying something seeing as I'm a romantic and all. Saying that though I am sad that there story has come to an end. 

We don't see as much of Spencer in this as I would have liked but we do see a lot of Ford. I swear I really do not know how I feel about him. One minute I was like "Dude, you're awesome" and the next I was like "Dude you crazy". He said some things that made me hate him but then the end, the epilogue, oh god my heart. I cried. When I heard he was getting his own book I was over the moon. I can't wait to learn more about this wonderful psycho. 

The story has many twits and turns to keep you hooked. The ending felt a tiny bit rushed but overall it was a great ending to Rook and Ronin's story. I love this series and I'm sad to see it come to an end but I still have Spencer and Ford's books to look forward to. If you haven't read this series yet then I highly recommend it! 

Favourite Quote:
“I'll ruin everything if you touch me. I'll ruin us. I'll ruin this. I'll ruin you, just like you said. I'll ruin you and I'll ruin your life. And I love you too much to ruin you. So I'm leaving.” 
(Cue the tears!)

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.

Author Links:
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  1. Oh Ford. Pulling at all our that man!

  2. Ford sounds like quite the character and very complex, too. I've been hearing a lot about him! I'm amazed by all the positive things I'm seeing about this series! Great review!


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