Series: Rook and Ronin #3
Published by Science Future Press on October 15, 2013
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Erotica
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?
When I picked up Panic I was kind of uncertain what was left to happen. I mean, I felt like Manic had pretty well wrapped things up. Yes, Rook still had a ways to go, but she was solidly on the right path. So I wasn’t sure what to expect. JA Huss took things in a really unexpected direction for me – some of it I loved, some of it was frustrating, but as an end to Rook and Ronin’s story I was satisfied.
First for the frustrating. It can be summed up in one word: Clare. Grrr. I have nothing against the girl personally, but I didn’t like her role in the plot. The stress she puts on Rook and Ronin’s relationship was not only frustrating, but it made Ronin look stupid and Rook petty. It made their relationship seem superficial when otherwise it didn’t seem that way at all. If someone from his past, who you’ve already had frequent discussions about, can still wreak such havoc, you’ve got a problem, not them. I could have done without the Clare element to the story. For me, Panic would have been better if Clare came back from rehab and didn’t make any moves on Ronin and was just focused on getting better, doing better and actually tried to befriend Rook. That would have been nice after the drama she already caused in Manic. But it doesn’t matter in the end, because I still really liked Panic.
The reason was all the way more legitimate drama. Rook and Ronin are having a somewhat long distance relationship, which is hard enough under normal circumstances. But when you add in that Rook is learning all sorts of things about her boyfriend and her knew friends – and roommates now really… Spencer and Ford- things that are scary and dangerous and involve the FBI, now that makes things intense and dramatic. Add in her own secret past, some human trafficking, an escaped ex-husband and some seriously scary moments and things get intense.
I really enjoyed Panic and I’m looking forward to reading Ford’s story next, as he has been my favorite character pretty much since we were introduced to him. I can’t wait to see where things go for him and eventually Spencer too. And I’m really happy with how Rook and Ronin’s story concluded. A fairly satisfying ending 🙂
Berls is giving Panic 4/5 Stars for a satisfying conclusion! Click To Tweet