Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Blog Tour Review + Giveaway: Panic by J.A. Huss

Today, I have the tour for Panic by J.A. Huss on the blog. I LOVE this series and I am so excited to share my review plus some goodies with you.

(Rook & Ronin #3)
Author: J.A. Huss
Publisher: Science Future Press
Publication Date: October 15, 2013
Genre: New Adult
Source: eARC from publisher

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?


I have truly enjoyed this series from the beginning and Rook is one of my favorite MC’s. I have loved the progression of the storyline and the characters throughout each book. Panic is the final book for Rook and Ronin and I was really happy with the way J.A. finalized their story.

Everything seems to be in place for Rook and she is finally living her life and her dreams. She has money in the bank, a good job and Ronin. She is still working on her Sturgis contract and has to go stay with Spender and Ford and work in Spencer’s shop for the reality show. Ronin is leading the GIDGET modeling contract and he is staying in Denver to run the shoot. While separated, secrets and lies threaten to tear them apart.

Rook is really strong, especially considering everything she’s been through. Considering she isn’t sitting in a corner rocking back and forth, I’d say she has done an excellent job of coping. Despite how strong she is, she still does have a lot of issues that she needs to come to terms with. She is a runner and unless she gets help and comes to terms with her past, this is what she’ll end up doing again. She definitely handles herself well with Ronin and she makes sure that he understands how she feels and where she stands on certain issues. However, she does have some insecurities and jealousy that definitely cause her to have some doubts and cause a little bit of strife with her and Ronin.

Ronin is still Ronin. A bit pushy and overbearing and desperately in love with Rook. It is so obvious how he feels about her but I can see why Rook would question his intentions at times. Does he really love her or the idea of what he could have with her? Sometimes I have mixed feelings about him. However, he definitely proves himself and the fact that his feelings for Rook are true and genuine. He’s not looking to save her because he thinks he needs to or he has some hero complex. He just wants Rook and he wants it all with her. He knows her past and the fact that if he pushes too hard, he could lose her. I actually really respected Ronin in this book and I think we finally get a good look at who he really is.

We get even more Ford and Spencer in this book and the look into their past with Ronin was fascinating. I have been wondering what these 3 boys were up to and what tied them together. It’s a juicy, juicy tale my friends. I love Spencer! He is so sweet and a genuine good guy and good friend to Rook. Ford… what can I say about him. When I first met him in Manic, I was not a fan. He makes his intentions with Rook pretty clear and I felt like it was some sick game to him to piss off Ronin. However, it is clear in Panic that he has really fallen for Rook and he is a different guy with her. Generally, he kind of gives off the serial killer vibe but he’s actually a good and loyal guy. The epilogue is from Ford’s POV and it is a bit heartbreaking. However, he’s getting his own story soon so maybe there is a happily ever after for him in the end.

I felt like Panic started off a bit slowly and I wasn’t as riveted by it as I was by Tragic and Manic. The storyline was still interesting enough but it didn’t captivate me like before. However, as Rook and the guy’s pasts are delved into and we start learning more about all of the secrets that started coming out in Manic, I became very interested and suddenly I couldn’t put it down until I got to the end. There were some twists and turns I didn’t expect and J.A. did such an amazing job of keeping a tight lock on them so as not to make the storyline too predictable. I definitely had a few WTF moments and found myself questioning everything.

Overall, Panic was a great book and I think that J.A. did an excellent job of tying up loose ends and I was absolutely satisfied with the way Rook and Ronin’s story ended. Ronin finally gave Rook the space she needed to heal and the unconditional support to lift the pressure. Rook finally came to terms with her past and let Ronin in to every part of her soul. Together they can heal Rook and build the life that Ronin is desperate for.

“Fate is fragile. Deviate from it just a tiny fraction and you end up somewhere else.”


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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Also, check out the first 2 books in the series, Tragic & Manic. Both books are on sale for $.99!

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.


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!


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*An eARC was provided to me in exchange for a fair and honest review. All opinions expressed are my own and unbiased.*


  1. Great review Chelsea! I really want to read this series! I have the first book so I'll just need to find the time!

  2. Awesome review! I want to read this series simply because they have awesome names.. so original! Also, it seems like you enjoy it so thats a good sign =]

  3. Wonderful review, Chelsea! This sounds like a great character oriented series and it sounds like each book is better than the last, too. I also like how everyone seems to have enjoyed the ending! :)

  4. Fantastic review! I loved Panic, too!

  5. Thanks! I really enjoy this series a lot. I just love the unique setting of this series and the plot is really intriguing and exciting. I look forward to seeing what you think when you get a chance to read it.

  6. Thanks! I love the names too! I adore the cover of Tragic and that was what originally drew me to it. It has such a unique setting.

  7. Thanks! This series is so good and J.A.'s writing is fabulous. She really created some fun and unique characters.


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