REVIEW – Taking Turns by JA Huss

Title – Taking Turns
Author – JA Huss
Publication Date – January 18, 2017
Series – The Turning Series #1

I’ve never been afraid of the dark…but that doesn’t mean I wanted to live in it. And maybe everyone wants what they can’t have, but I should’ve thought it over before I accepted the key and unlocked the door to their forbidden world.

Number One is mostly silent. He watches me with them very carefully. His gaze never wanders. His interest never wanes.

Number Two is mostly gentle. But it’s the other side of him I like best. The wild side.

Number Three is mostly reserved. He refuses to cross the line. Even when I beg.

It was carnal, it was sensual, and it was erotic. That’s it. That’s all it was supposed to be. A trip into the dark. A peek into the forbidden.

I just didn’t expect to like them.


I heard the door open and close and said nothing. And the footsteps coming down the hallway towards the bedroom. I even heard him say, “Hey.” So softly. “You awake?” Like he didn’t want to wake me.

I listened as he stepped into the closet. There was that slick sound a man makes when he pulls his tie through his shirt collar. I heard the unclasping of his watch. The jingle of his belt buckle and the shuffle of his pants as they dropped to the floor.

I even heard his moan as he stood over me. I could feel his shadow from the streetlamp outside like it was heat.

Then the bed creaked, the mattress sank. And his warm, hard body straddled me.

Still, I said nothing.

I just buried my face in the sweet scent of the pillow and closed my eyes, feigning sleep.

“Rochelle,” he whispered, leaning over me. His fingertips gently brushed the hair away from my shoulder. His mouth pressed against my skin. “Did you miss me? God, I’ve missed you. Two weeks is too long. We need to renegotiate.”

He nipped my neck. Kissed it. Licked my ear as he positioned himself to begin.

And I said… nothing.

Even though my name is not Rochelle.

That’s why I’m here. Tied up and gagged inside the closet. Sitting in the dark as three men on the other side of the door argue about where Rochelle went, why I was in her bed, and what they should do next.

I should be scared but I’m not.

I should be screaming, but I won’t.

Because this just feels very, very right.

And the only thing on my mind is… what will happen next?

Okay, I’m not going to lie…I don’t even know how to review JA Huss’ Taking Turns. I thought I’d seen it all from this author, but boy was I wrong. Taking Turns was erotic romance at its finest with a storyline created to suck you in. Once the ball got rolling, I seriously could not peel my eyes away due to how invested I became in the plot as well as the phenomenal cast of characters.

“Taking Turns isn’t really a game, is it? It’s a lifestyle.”

I am obsessed with all the characters of this story, including the ones I never even got to meet. Each man had something about him that drew me in, much like Chella experienced. Smith was blatantly honest, but it allowed readers to always know where he stood. Quin was the best friend who made you feel comfortable and safe, almost like a lure. Bric was the sensible one so many times that he was definitely hard to get a grasp on. I never could get the best read on him, but he had a quality that charmed you and made you fall anyway. They truly were the perfect trio of men to Chella’s mysterious background. Her personality hinted at a broken past and I was waiting for that shoe to drop the entire time. Huss has a knack for writing heroines that I relate to on so many different layers, and it’s something I look forward to with each release. Chella was no different in how I could see myself in her, yet totally unique from all the other characters that have come from this author.

“We can’t play the game if we fall in love, and I like the game.”

The Turning Point club sounds like it should be a place of filth, yet somehow with Huss’ visual aids, it became an exclusive place of opulence and grandeur. Rather than a place people would shy away from, I wanted to dive deeper and there grew my curiosity for what the novel was based on. However, it never felt dirty or wrong. There was something about the approach the author takes in describing the scenes, the acts, and the passion that breathes life into it. It was dirty, it was erotic, but it was classy at the same time. I was fascinated by how the club worked, how the membership was run, and even the actions inside the club. I needed more, more, more and I totally got it!

“Nothing lasts forever. Not even the thrill of taboo lust.”

I knew I would get gritty and eroticism after reading the blurb of Taking Turns, but I never expected the addicting story to go with it. This book had me genuinely invested in what would happen, and at times, the heat was just an added bonus. Now I’m incredibly excited to dive into the next installment of the series because I’m anxiously awaiting to see what the heck will happen next!

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Don’t Miss the Other Books in the Series!

Turning Back (The Turning Series #2)

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His Turn (The Turning Series #3)

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JA Huss

JA Huss is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of more than twenty romances. She likes stories about family, loyalty, and extraordinary characters who struggle with basic human emotions while dealing with bigger than life problems. JA loves writing heroes who make you swoon, heroines who makes you jealous, and the perfect Happily Ever After ending.

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