Panic by J.A. Huss #review

November 18, 2016 Reviews 6

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Panic by J.A. Huss #reviewPanic by J. A. Huss
Series: Rook and Ronin #3
Published by Science Future Press on October 15, 2013
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Erotica
Pages: 232
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased

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 🙂

4 stars Pretty Great

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6 Responses to “Panic by J.A. Huss #review”

  1. Laura

    My first response to this was: YOU’VE ONLY JUST READ PANIC?!?!
    My second was: That means you haven’t read Ford’s books yet (they’re my favourite of the three sets of books, though I’m Ronin all the way!!)

    Then I read your review and realised it’s been nearly a year since I read Panic and that made me kind of sad! But yeah, I remember being pretty shocked at the way that story went! To the point that I now go into a JA Huss book not even trying to work out what will happen, because it’s a certainty I’m wrong! Which reminds me, I have a review to write for one of Mr Match…should maybe do that instead of procrastinating!
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  2. Bookworm Brandee

    Gah! You’re making me want to re-read Rook and Ronin, Berls. 😉 I’m happy Panic left you satisfied even if Clare drove you batty. She did me as well but I like how you said the issue was with Rook and Ronin even if Clare was the instigator. Or impetus? Anyway, I could have lived without her interference but I also think she helped Rook and Ronin’s relationship mature, so… I gotta tell you that I’m kinda envious that you’re going to be reading Ford for the first time. I wish I could read him for the first time again. *sigh* He really is my favorite of JA’s heroes…there’s just something about him.
    I hope you’re enjoying a lovely weekend and enjoy your break!! You have the whole week off, right? {{{HUGS}}}
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  3. Lexxie

    Great review, Berls! This series is one of ma favorite NA contemporary series. Because there is romance and there is suspense. And there are characters who are extremely flawed – which just makes them more interesting in many ways.
    Clare made me roll my eyes, too, and I think you’re right that the problem was with Rook and Ronin, which to me is kind of natural, since Rook had been through SO much shit in her past. I think she just couldn’t believe someone would be there for her. Even through the shitty stuff, you know?
    Great review!
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