Title – Tragic
Author – JA Huss
Series – Rook + Ronin, #1
Rook is homeless, jobless, and down to her last ten dollars when she stumbles into a once in a lifetime opportunity–a chance to model for the internationally famous photographer, Antoine Chaput, in a campaign called TRAGIC.
After years of struggling and abuse, Rook is wary of making new friends and she keeps her past life close. But sexy and seductive supermodel, Ronin, latches onto her heart and never lets go. Soon she’s drawn into a world of beautiful people, deep dark secrets, and more exposure than she can handle.
She’s on a wild ride–life is exciting, sex is selling, and the money is flowing. But there might be more to this world than she ever imagined. There might be more to these people than she ever imagined. Because no one, and nothing, is exactly what it seems.
TRAGIC is one of those stories that instantly sucks you in and before you know it, you’re turning the last page to find yourself needing more. I didn’t feel like I had come across the plot countless other times. There wasn’t an overdone amount of drama and the story just flowed effortlessly. They were events I could actually see happening to a man and a woman with natural reactions and thought processes rather than an exaggeration to create angst; the story was powerful and real. The characters were also incredible and refreshing. Rook could have easily turned into one of those females who crumbles under the weight she’s carrying. Instead, she does the complete opposite and becomes someone who has a fierce need to be independent. As her story continued to unfold and we became more and more aware of what she had been through, my admiration of her just kept growing. She’s one of those characters that you can’t help but admire and sympathize with. She never had it easy, but instead of letting that drown her, she let it push her forward. I also truly loved Ronin. He was such a mysterious character, but we got enough of this caring, nurturing guy that I couldn’t help but fall in love with him. He became so protective of Rook, despite her attempts at creating distance. I also loved how absolutely intuitive he was. With his point of view, we were able to really see how he read the physical and verbal responses from Rook, leading him to know when to push her or back off. The two of them together just felt right from the very first moment!
JA Huss hit the nail on the head with TRAGIC! I didn’t know what to truly expect from the synopsis, but the story reeled me in and definitely left me wanting more. I can’t wait to see more of these characters and how their story pans out.
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Manic (Rook + Ronin #2)
Panic (Rook + Ronin #3)
Happily Ever After (Rook + Ronin #3.5)
Spin-Off Novellas to the Rook + Ronin Series:
Slack (Ford Aston)
Taut (Ford Aston)
Bomb (Spencer Shrike)
Guns (Spencer Shrike)
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