Series: Rook and Ronin #1
Published by Science Future Press on May 15, 2013
Genres: Contemporary, Erotica, New Adult, Romance
Length: 6 hours 23 minutes
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 camera.
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.
Good job y’all! You did a fantastic job picking a book for me this month because I not only enjoyed Tragic, but I think I was in just the right frame of mind for reading it.
I can easily see why this is a favorite for Hussies and non-Hussies alike – Rook and Ronin are great characters and the scenarios they are thrown into are quite great reading. I do think you have to be ready to set aside realistic expectations because it’s just not at all believable to me. From how Rook ends up in this job to how the shoots go, it just didn’t seem real at all. I think it’s a combination of having watched lots of America’s Next Top Model (I know, it’s a very different kind of modeling, but still) to just my own expectations (right or not), but I just couldn’t like at it as even slightly realistic. Also, am I the only one who was thinking that all that hair washing had to be drying her hair out horribly? LOL!
Okay, so the fact that it’s extremely unbelievable is my one and only criticism and here’s the kiker- once I realized it was THAT KIND of story, I just went with it and had a blast. I quickly stopped caring that this was way too easy or unreal, etc. and I just got lost in loving what was happening. It’s like an R rated fairy tale is all! And who doesn’t love a good fairy tale?
I loved Rook the most – she’s our Cinderella basically – I loved her determination and struggle to hold on to herself. Learning her back story in bits and pieces was really great – and her backstory is one of the most believable parts of Tragic by the way. Despite the unrealistic scneario – Rook was VERY real. I laughed at how the clawfoot tub that seemed awesome at first quickly became a pain in the ass- because they really are pretty but annoying. Little details and Rook’s reaction to them made this a great read.
Not to forget, of course, Ronin and her chemistry with him. Yeah – there’s some serious sparkage there. Like Rook, I was a bit turned off by his bossiness and possessiveness, part of his job or for her own good or not. But I enjoyed getting to know him and the chemistry between him and Rook was fantastic. All the sexiness was great, as can be expected from J.A. Huss of course 🙂
I’m super super excited to continue the series and if I didn’t have reading commitments I probably would have started Manic right away. But I suspect I’ll be getting to it very VERY soon!
Loved Rook & Ronin and can't wait for more! Tragic by @jahuss 4/5 stars #coyer #2015hw Click To Tweet