Tragic by J.A. Huss| My TBR List #COYER #2015HW Review

July 25, 2015 My TBR List, Reviews 7


My TBR List is a meme hosted by Michelle @ Because Reading where we get some help picking out what to read next. We sit for hours looking through our TBR lists wondering when we will ever get to that one book we were dying to read when we added it 3 months ago or maybe even a year. So each month we pick 3 books from our TBRs and let everyone else vote on which one to read. We announce the book the second week and by the end of the month, we review it!

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Tragic by J.A. Huss| My TBR List #COYER #2015HW ReviewTragic by J. A. Huss
Series: Rook and Ronin #1
Published by Science Future Press on May 15, 2013
Genres: Contemporary, Erotica, New Adult, Romance
Pages: 282
Length: 6 hours 23 minutes
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased

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!

4 stars Pretty Great

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7 Responses to “Tragic by J.A. Huss| My TBR List #COYER #2015HW Review”

  1. Bookworm Brandee

    *squee* You know I’m doing a happy dance right now! 😉 It’s kinda funny though – since you’ve read Social Media, you started Huss at like the middle of her writing…Junco, of course, was first. But I think you’ll see a progression in her writing. Can’t wait to talk to you about it. 🙂 I just finished Wasted Lust, her latest release. It was a gift. Yep, that’s what I’m calling it. I loved it. It was quite as dark as her last 2 were. Anyway, I’m glad you enjoyed meeting Rook and Ronin. You’ll meet Ford in Manic and I thought I should let you know that I met him first, so he’s mine. 😉 *hahaha*
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  2. Lola

    I am so happy to hear you enjoyed this one. I guess it’s not very realistic, but as I had no knowledge about modelling at all, I had no idea what was normal or what to expect. And I just love Rook and Ronin, they are great charaters. The romance was well done as well and I enjoyed the steamy scenes as well. Great review! And I hope you can continue this series soon.
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  3. Michelle @ Because Reading

    The unrealistic world sometimes works and sometimes it doesn’t but I am glad it worked for you. I have a feeling you are going to be a bad influence with these books like Lexxie and Brandee are to me. I have another one of her books that I have been DYING to read. Might have to schedule it sooner since I hear so many good things about her books. Very happy you enjoyed this one! 🙂 Great review!!!
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  4. Lexxie

    I knew we’d make a Hussie out of you, Berls! And while there are some things that are unrealistic in Tragic, I kind of felt like it could have happened… strange, unrealistic things do happen every now and then. And if someone deserved a break, it was definitely Rook!
    I’m a little sad you won’t have time to binge-read the rest of the series, because I have it all mixed up in my head, so I can’t really chat with you about it without possibly spoiling things right now… But you will very soon meet even more amazing characters, and then you’ll simply be hooked on all of them 😉
    Great review!!
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