Title – Five
Author – JA Huss
Publication Date – September 19, 2017
Series – Rook & Ronin Spin-Off; Mister Series Prequel
Five Aston has known Rory Shrike for as long as he can remember. He played with her in the sandbox. He went to every damn horse show just to be supportive. He helped her with her French, walked her home from school, and faked his test scores just to stay with her a little longer and not be sent off to college early.
But eventually he had to move on.
And so did she.
Never has a second chance meant so much to a boy who loves a girl.
A standalone book that is also a spin-off of the Rook & Ronin Series and prequel to the Mister Series. You can read it first, you can read it last. It doesn’t really matter because it’s f*cking Five.
Have you ever waited years for a book’s release only to be nervous to open the pages once it’s finally in your hands? That is so much time to build up hype and imagine just what could happen, but also could result in a huge disappointment. Needless to say, I’ve been experiencing this insane, anxious feeling over the release of Five from the moment J.A. Huss announced that Five and his Princess would finally be getting their book. I’m not quite sure why I had so much worry because knowing this author and the way she never disappoints, I should have known that I would be in good hands. Five delivered on every single explosive point, leaving me second guessing everything.
“I’m just like my mom. Hot-tempered blonde bombshell, ready to explode. And he’s just like his dad. Control freak with a side of sexy. But this is who we are. Headstrong, and bossy, and competitive.”
I was first introduced to these characters when they were super young, so I already had a basis for my infatuation. However to see them as adults was just utter perfection. Every trait that they had as children seemed to strengthen and oh…my…goodness. Rory was the Princess, but she also became so confident and hard-headed. She was the definition of strong and badass, and I could not get enough. Five was a little more aloof than I had expected him to be, but it ended up working in his favor. As the tale unfolded, readers were allowed into his thought process and why he acted the way he did, and oh man. All I can say is that everyone is in for one heck of a ride! Together, these two were an explosive push and pull of everything I love to see in the characters I read. I could feel their passion and chemistry, but above all else, I could feel their love. Huss has never written a character that disappointed me, but there was definitely something extra special about these two.
“Spencer Shrike raised a warrior princess, not a helpless one. You, of all people, know this.”
In case you haven’t read anything by this incredibly talented author, I will let you in on a little secret. She writes her stories the way she envisions them, bleeds her passion into the words, and allows all the good and bad to come together in a way that will leave your head spinning. I wasn’t sure what to expect from the release of Five, but I did have the bar set extremely high. Whether you are new to her writing, or have known Five and Rory since the days of Shrike Bikes, buckle up and prepare for one heck of a ride because J.A. Huss does NOT disappoint, but will absolutely leave you breathless for more!
“You want a kiss?”
“Mmmhmm,” I say, closing my eyes as I picture it. God, I’ve dreamed of this moment for ages. “I really need one, Five.”
His mouth touches my earlobe. Lips caress the soft skin of my neck. “Like this?” he asks.
“Yes,” I practically moan. “Just… like… that.”
“Do you want more, Princess?” he asks, his voice low now. Growly. Filled with so much promise.
“More, please,” I say, in my sweetest princess voice.
“Then promise me, baby. Just say those two words. ‘I promise.’ And as soon as you do that, I’ll give you everything you want. OK?”
“Five,” I moan. “Just—”
His hands come up suddenly. He cups my face, stares into my eyes with the most sincere expression I’ve ever seen on him. And underneath that sincerity, I see… fear. “Promise me.”
“Five,” I say, unable to stop staring back. This is everything. Everything I’ve always dreamed of. Five pressing me up against a wall. Me, the only thing on his mind. Except I’m not the only thing on his mind, am I? No. Those creeps from the past are back. That’s why he’s here. And even though I’d normally not give in so easy, I know this is not a game. So I say, “I promise. Now stop talking, you stupid genius, and kiss me already.”
He smiles. Leans in. I close my eyes, ready for it. Finally gonna get what I want.
But then he moves his mouth to my ear and nibbles on my lobe. “Good girl,” he coos. “But I’m not sure I believe you, Princess. I can feel those wheels turning inside your head. They’re grinding hard.” He presses his hard cock against my hip when he says that last part. “So I’m gonna hold off on that kiss until I get back tonight. And if you’ve been good, and if you’ve held up your end of the—”
“What?” I say, pushing him back. “You will do no such thing, Five Aston! I want a fucking kiss and I want one right now! I’ve waited six years for this, and denying me is practically emotional abuse. Now stop fucking around and kiss me, goddammit!”
“Who’s the boss of you, Rory?”
I huff out some air. “Me.”
He smiles. It’s a big, genuine, I’m-gonna-teach-you-who’s-boss smile. “Wrong answer.”
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Don’t Miss the Rest of the Series!
Mr. Perfect (Mister #1)
Mr. Romantic (Mister #2)
Mr. Corporate (Mister #3)
Mr. Mysterious (Mister #4)
Mr. Match (Mister #5)
Mr. & Mrs (Mister #6) – Releasing October 31, 2017!
JA Huss is the 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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