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I loved this whole series. The setting was unique along with the story line. It held my attention from the first book to the last. If you haven't read this series I highly recommend it.
Posted November 8, 2013
There are no crazy contracts going with modeling. In fact, Rook’s contract with STURGIS is winding down and she’s not playing her part of running errands for Shrike Bikes for the tv show. Meanwhile, Ronin is back at the studio casting girls for the GIDGET campaign. So the two of them are separated for the majority of the book. However, even though the story starts off like everything is looking on the up and up for these two, the sh*t hits the fan and pretty soon everyone’s world is turned upside down.
I must say that J.A. did a great job with ending this trilogy. She didn’t leave any loose ends. We find out everything that happened with Rook before stumbling into the studio and landing a modeling gig. We also learn more about Ronin, Ford and Spencer. Their past as a “team” that lead Spencer as the muscle, Ford as the brains and Ronin as the front man.
J.A. paced the story beautifully since we get a lot of information in this one and a lot does happen. However, the story never felt rushed or like it went off course. This book was the climatic grand finale for the trilogy. Even though I’m sad to see Rook and Ronin’s story end, I’m happy with how everything ended.
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Posted October 24, 2014
I am completley in love with this series! Tragic was great and Manic was better, but Panic blew me away! How can you not adore Ronin and root for Rook? Spencer is awesome, but the character development of Ford Aston was great and I'm so excited to read the spin-off books about Ford. Great job J.A. Huss!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted August 14, 2014
Words can't describe. I loved this book. Read it in one day, loved this book. As much as it's clear Rook & Ronin need to be together. I just really wanted Rook and Ford to kiss, even though it's forbidden. Needless to say, I can't wait to read Ford's books. I was on the edge of my seat for most of the book!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted August 8, 2014
GREAT ENDING! Climactic conclusion! Satiating romance! Loved it! TRAGIC, MANIC, PANIC, a perfect trilogy. Hate to see this one end but looking forward to spin offs. J.A.Huss is a talented writer whom I will definitely read more stories from. Some trilogies fizzle out toward the end but this story just got stronger and the characters more endearing. Love the duel Pov's and thank you Ms. Huss for not bombarding the reader with endless descriptions of secondary characters set to spinoff. The bits and pieces of info about Ford and Spence throughout the book were intrigueing and made me want to read more. Well done! I highly recommend these books.
Posted July 21, 2014
I must start this review by saying, I think the description of this book is a bit misleading. I went into Panic thinking that we’d get to see Rook and Ronin try to live a normal life. In reality what we get is a look into the continuation of their relationship, but not so much them starting this normal life Ronin is so obsessed with. Rook has agreed to do three months of filming for the reality TV show and Ronin has to work the GIDGET contract he agreed to do. Oh and let’s not forget that Clare is there! Yes, they are far from their normal life.
I started this book our mad at Ronin. Well I started out suspicious of Ronin, but then when those suspicions were confirmed then I was just mad at him. I honestly wasn’t sure Huss would be able to redeem his character enough for my by the end of the book that I could love Ronin again. Thankfully, she was able to so he can still be a book boyfriend, but it was stressful for a while there. What can I say I get protective of my book boyfriends and they don’t have much room for mess ups. Especially not in the third book!
I also fell more in love with Rook as well. I think she was able to really grow as a character in Panic. I was glad that Rook finally decided to share her secrets with Ronin and allow him to help her. Plus when the time calls for it Rook makes the right move, even under pressure. She had me a little worried because I wasn’t sure she would ‘stay and fight’, but when it comes to it Rook knows what she needs to do.
I went into Panic with so many questions and worries. I really didn’t know how I was going to feel about Panic when I was done, then while reading I felt like none of my questions were answered, I only had more and more questions. We do finally get our answers as the story lines are tied up. Well answers to questions about Rook and Ronin. Ford and Spencer get their own spin off stories so of course I’ll have to read those.
I can’t say it enough, this book just had me in a ball of nerves. I was so worried about everyone. For a time I didn’t even like Ford. I so wanted him to turn out to be a good guy, but there were a few times I wasn’t sure he was going to head in that direction. I’m glad that he did. … well I think he did. I have to read his book to find out. Hell, Huss even made me feel bad for Jon. No kidding. By the time the book was over I actually felt for his character, maybe even liked him a little. I might have even teared up a bit when we end things with Jon. Just a bit.. maybe. This was a character that I should be hating, so someone please tell me how the author managed to make me feel that?
If you haven’t figured it out yet, I loved this book. Huss had me guessing the whole time. I was never able to guess the character’s secrets or what they would do in advance. So much suspense, but the good kind. Plus I’m happy to report that I’m good with where we left Rook and Ronin. Both our main characters have grown as individuals and a couple. Really it was just great, I cycled through feelings of love-hate-love over and over again for each of the four main characters.. more than once for some.
The Rook and Ronin series is one I will most certainly be getting signed when we attend the Queen City Indi Con in the fall and one I highly suggest you read. Like stick book one, Tragic on your kindle NOW.
Posted April 21, 2014
I am so in love with this author. J. A. Huss brings such life to these characters, you feel like you are right there with them in each situation they encounter. Rook, Ronin, Spencer, and Ford now feel like family to me. This book is full of plenty of really hot sex, drama, mystery, love, jealousy, and any other emotion you can think of. There are twists and turns, and the characters pasts are more fully explained. I LOVED THIS BOOK!!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted February 3, 2014
I blame J A Huss for an entire weekend in my pj's...and I enjoyed every minute of it! Loved the Rook and Ronin series and Taut will always be a favorite for me!
Read them youll love them too!!
Posted January 30, 2014
Posted December 11, 2013
Without question this book is hands down my favorite of the Rook & Ronin series!
<blockquote>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?</blockquote>
As much as I've enjoyed the other books, this is easily my favorite because we learn soooo much more about all four of the main characters; Rook, Ronin, Ford, and Spencer. They all gain so much more depth and dimension, with so much of the things previously alluded to finally exposed to the light of day. But of the four Rook, Ronin, and Ford take center stage when it comes to depth of character development. But not to worry, Spencer will get his very own book, right after Ford's.
I especially enjoyed watching Rook finally really start down the path to growing up in a healthy sense, and to find emotional stability. She is faced with a choice that sets several things in motion, with possible outcomes ranging from death to grabbing life & love and riding that wave as far as it goes. I won't tell you what the catalyst is, or even which way her choice sends the dial spinning. What I will tell you is that it is one hell of a ride, and has it all - action, adventure, daring, strength, weakness, and so many fluctuating emotions that you'll want to invest in Kleenex before reading (and I don't just mean a box of Kleenex, I mean their bloody stock)!
Once again Ms. Huss crafts an incredible story that takes you on a wild ride, and deftly drags you through pretty much the entire range of emotions possible, and back again. At the end of the day she has also set us up for Ford's story, and she does it in a way that may surprise you, but then again, if you've been paying attention, maybe it won't be a surprise at all. I guess you'll just have to read it to find out for yourself.
Posted November 22, 2013
Here is where I reviewed Tragic, the first book in the series and here is my review of Manic book #2 and now we are at book #3. I couldn’t wait to dive into this story.
Once again, Ronin and Rook just totally have me entranced. I completely love them as characters, and as a couple. I also adore the characters that surround them. They made the book interesting and we learned a lot about Rook and her past which is so much darker and crazier than we ever guessed. This book took us to places that I never guessed. Such a great story.
Posted November 18, 2013
This book was amazing. The series started out with a broken Rook, who when things got tough she ran or crumpled. That she ended
up being the strongest person in the series was shocking. I will definitely be reading more of this author's books especially the one
with Ford staring in it coming out in January. This is a series I would definitely say is a must read!!
Posted November 5, 2013
Huss you rock!!
I may sound like a broken record, but I loved Panic even more than the last two books in this series. Even if I didn't have the benefit of travelling between time zones or falling back, I still would have finished this book in one day.
OMG!!! With Huss' writing I have come to expect secrets, sexy guys, and hot scenes. I even anticipate Rook having to deal with the demons of her past. However, this book had mystery, suspense, and "holy cow did that just happen?" moments. As if that is not enough, Huss even brought me to tears.
In Panic we take off from shortly after the ending of Manic. What I love is that Huss gives us more of all the characters we love and we get better insight into all their pasts. Some things we find out along the way were totally unexpected and made the story even better. Unfortunately, we also get more of charcters that I hate, Clare, Jon, oh and did I say Clare. And OMG, the Epilogue, Ford is killing me. I cannot wait to get more of him.
But seriously, if you have not read the books in this series, I highly recommend them. They will take you on a journey that is as amazing as it is different then your typical broken heroine/hot guy romance. Definitely worth all the great reviews!!!
Posted November 4, 2013
I have recently re-read my review of Manic, in which it said that, "Rook has a much tougher exterior which means for the majority of Manic there is a less emotional feel". Well, Panic is the complete opposite to this as the story is a whirlwind of emotions, J A Huss unfolding Rook's painful history, which she is forced to confront to save Ronin, Spencer and Ford.
I admit I was a little surprised and in awe of the strength and independence Rook displays but as certain elements of her story are revealed I couldn't help but think they were included to be 'fashionable' and wished that J A Huss had chosen another plot line. However, this did not spoil Panic for me as J A Huss is able to write brilliantly, building tension and emotion whilst connecting her reader with the story.
I think the relationship between Ford and Rook is an interesting one in Panic as it reveals different aspects to their personalities. I am still undecided as to whether I actually like Ford or not, but I think he would make an entertaining study for psychological analysis!!
Panic outshines its Rook and Ronin little siblings because J A Huss has taken her plot and character development to a new level. If you haven't read this series yet, I recommend you start now!
Posted October 25, 2013
I'm surprised with how much is really going on is within this book. The series as a whole has surprised me. It's not just all about the romance anymore. Actually, it never really was. The chemistry between Rook and Ronin is what initially lured me in, in Tragic, but there are so many other things that are woven into the plot making this series completely addictive and impossible to put down. Like the rest of the Rook and Ronin Series, Panic is a definite guilty pleasure, but it's so much more. It's an experience! The ARC of Panic by J.A. Huss was provided to me for review. The opinions are my own.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted October 24, 2013
Panic (Rook & Ronin #3) by J.A. Huss is an awesome 4.5 star read! I absolutely love Rook and Ronin!! This series is amazing and you have to go read Tragic and Manic if you haven’t already. I liked how Panic takes us back and gives more backstory on Rook and Ronin’s lives. I enjoyed getting to know Ford better and still hate Clare. You’ll understand when you read it. ;) This book has a little bit of everything…romance, suspense, lots of passion and I love the alternating POVs. I just can’t say it enough, I really loved this series. Go one-click your copies now and hopefully there will be a 4th book! ~Kendra with For the Love of BooksWas this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted October 21, 2013
Posted October 21, 2013
"Don't panic, Gidget. Be still and stay calm. We'll be OK, I promise. Just keep calm and it will all work out."
I can't believe that Rook's and Ronin's story is over! And, as far as series finales go, this was a doozy. I was barely 20% into Panic when I started... well, panicking, actually. And then I started to feel better. And then I was freaking out again - it was a crazy, wonderful roller coaster of a book.
Rook only has to get through one season on the new Shrike Bikes reality show and then she and Ronin can start to live their lives together. But, complications abound - the show is shooting a few hours away from Denver, so she has to be away from Ronin. Meanwhile, Ronin is happy because Claire is out of rehab and looking really, REALLY good, which makes Rook really, REALLY unhappy. Luckily, she has the dynamic, hot duo of Spencer and Ford to keep her comfy and warm - maybe a little too warm if Ford has his way. And, it soon becomes apparent that, even though Rook's ex Jon is in jail, he's still not completely done wreaking havoc on Rook's life.
Rook has come a really long way from the timid, cowering girl we saw in the beginning of Tragic. Her experiences as a model and Ronin's love have given her confidence and guts. Although she hasn't yet gotten to the point where she can deal with all the nasty stuff that happened to her in her past (and, believe me - it was pretty horrific), she's in a good place. She has good friends in Antoine, Elise, Spencer and Ford. And she has the promise of a good life someday with Ronin. Provided he can be patient enough to wait for her to get over it all.
Ronin, meanwhile, has never wavered. Once he realized Rook was "the one," he stayed the course. I think she needed that from him - to be the constant in her ever-changing world. But, in Panic, Ronin's past catches up with him too, and as it turns out, he needs Rook as much as she needs him.
We see a lot of Spencer and Ford in Panic - especially Ford. We are allowed a peek into his life and into his psyche, and not all of it is pretty. But, most of all, we see how these two guys have come to care for Rook in their own special ways. Goodness, I love these boys. They really would do anything for both her and Ronin. As Rook is finding herself, Ford has taken on the role of the tortured soul. Most of the emotional moments for me came during Ford moments. In fact, the epilogue is from Ford's POV, and gave us the perfect set up for Huss' next series (which is all about FORD!).
After Rook and Ronin are thrust into yet another catastrophe created by Rook's ex, Jon, they are forced to make really tough choices. And, it all comes back to what they are willing to fight for.
As per usual, Panic is told in dual POV - Rook's and Ronin's. We see more of Ronin's POV here then in the previous two books, which is fine by me. That man's mind is a beautiful place. The only thing missing from this incredible book is the modeling aspect. I did miss that - it was such an interesting part of the first two. There's also not nearly as many steamy scenes, but the ones that are there are good ones. Oh, and if you have an aversion to the f-word, be forewarned. You will be desensitized to it before you reach the end. :)
The Rook and Ronin series was so good, and Panic was the best of the bunch. I can't wait to see how Huss will break down Ford's walls for us in her next spin-off series. Mark your calendars - it's sure to be epic.
Posted October 21, 2013
I received this book in exchange for my honest review. Thank you so much!!!
Once upon a time there was a perfect couple; they had the most romantic story, no fights, no problems, everything nice and easy. They had all their life figured it out, and everything going according to plans. Scratch all that!! This isn’t your typical I love you, you love me back story, were all things are nice and fluffy. That’s the reason I love so much this series. It’s perfect, loveable, close to real life, character...more I received this book in exchange for my honest review. Thank you so much!!!
Once upon a time there was a perfect couple; they had the most romantic story, no fights, no problems, everything nice and easy. They had all their life figured it out, and everything going according to plans. Scratch all that!! This isn’t your typical I love you, you love me back story, were all things are nice and fluffy. That’s the reason I love so much this series. It’s perfect, loveable, close to real life, characters that it’s impossible not to love. Everybody in this book has a past, but they are all fighters with purposes in life and nothing can stand in their way.
JA Huss really did an amazing job with Panic. The story was told perfectly, no questions left unanswered, we got to see Rook and Ronin’s life, besides their love life. There were a lot of twists and questions, but the author managed to answer them all, making the characters more powerful and strong, they grew with each book. Rook changed a lot from the first book, she became wiser and managed to forgive some things from Ronin’s past and make a wonderful relationship with him. We finally got to really know the wonderful and perfect man Ronin, glad to have the chance. I’ve heard there is going to be a story about Ford (happy dances :D) and I can’t wait to know more about him and Spencer. The only character that I couldn’t accept at all was Claire, hate her guts, sorry. But, enough chit chat, let me tell about this book.
First of all, this book it’s told from alternating povs of both Rook and Ronin. Ronin wants to build a family with Rook, to put a ring on her finger, but he is afraid that Rook it’s going to run away if he pushes her too fast. Rook has a lot of fears, a lot of demons in her past, especially Jon. That’s why Ronin let’s her to make mistakes to learn from them, to give her space to live her life, not to keep her closed between four walls like Jon. Good man!!
“You’re my life, Rook. You’re my future, but I’m not in a rush, babe.”
“I am so in love with you, Ronin Flynn. So very, very much in love with you.”
“She makes my heart ache. Literally. My chest feels like it’s gonna be ripped apart from the longing, that’s how much I love this girl.”
Rook has finished Shrike's contract and she will start the upcoming reality show for Spencer's shop. She finally has everything she wants in her life, enough money stashed away to be able to live out her dreams, and not worry about it anymore. She can’t have anything she want and do what she pleases. But it’s that enough? She knows she's a runner, because it’s how she's managed to survive everything. She has to deal with her past, because it’s coming back to get her! But, there is a good part, she has Spencer, Ford and Ronin that are like family for her. They will do anything to protect her and to save her.
I want these books on my shelves, now!! I love them so much, they are incredible. JA Huss has really blown up my mind. After I was finished with Panic, I couldn’t start reading another book, not even look at them. I took a break for a week after reading this one. JA Huss has a unique writing style, nothing it’s predictable and you connect instantly with the characters. Give me Ronin any time of the day, I will gladly accept him. This is a must read for anyone who appreciates an extraordinary story. If you haven’t read this series, I suggest you start as soon as you can, like now! You won’t regret it, I promise you that! I highly recommend any book that it’s written by JA Huss, an incredible author with a brilliant sense of writing, different from what you’ve read by now!
“There’s only one Gidget for me and that’s you.”
Posted October 20, 2013
Wow! Tragic, Manic and Panic are going on my favorite list! All are 5 star reads! If you want books that are sexy, funny and with a little bit of mystery with some really hot and sexy guys then these books are for you! The writing is fantastic and sucks you in from the first page.
I can't wait to read about Ford in the next book and find out all his dirty little secrets. I hope we get more Rook and Ronin. Love them together and their cute nicknames and back and forth banter! Read these! You will not be dissappointed!!
Posted October 18, 2013
If you haven't read Tragic and Manic, WTH?!? Go get them now!! ;) But seriously, my review may not make sense in some places if you haven't read the first two books...it may even be a bit spoiler-y. So read on at your own risk. :)
I swear my highlighter/bookmark function smokes from overuse when I'm reading one of Ms. Huss' books. There are always so many poignant and meaningful moments and quotes that I have to record! One of my favorite things about Ms. Huss' writing is her character and plot development. She always has a surprise or two for me and although I think I may have it figured out, I'm almost always wrong! LOL This is a good thing, in my opinion.
"...a door, still closed and leading to every opportunity imaginable and requiring a leap of faith that the risk is worth it. You are my doorway to endless possibilities and I'm ready to take that risk." -Rook, Loc 1001, eARC
I think this quote is the theme of the entire book.
Panic was intense. I could not put it down. So much happens and it's a thrill ride - I was anxious to know what was going to happen - where it was all going. I was clueless...I never saw it coming. And when I finished, I wanted to start it all over again.
I enjoyed the culmination of Rook's journey towards forgiveness, love, wholeness. Because even though they're an 'us', this story is more Rook's story than Ronin's. Ronin is the catalyst for Rook's growth and therefore an integral part of Rook's story, but it's Rook's. And as the events of Rook's past are revealed, I admired her all the more.
"Rook," Spencer blows out a long breath of air and then opens his eyes and stares straight at me. "You are the bravest f#cking chick I've ever met." Spencer, Loc 3168-3169, eARC
While Rook's behavior did irritate me on occasion in the first two books and I always cut her slack because of her age, I now know I was so right in my allowances for her actions. What Rook experienced and survived prove her mettle. She's grown up - she's finally ready to let go of her past and move forward.
Ronin...ahh, Ronin - he just proved over and over again that he meant what he said
"...I am so far beyond in love with you, I can barely function. I want to marry you. Like yesterday. But I know that's not gonna happen just yet, so I just want you to know, I can wait." Ronin, Loc 454, eARC
Ronin has moved past his player days - he's a goner for Rook. He even mans up and puts Clare in her place. We get an in-depth view of Ronin and his past - his mad skills. But Ronin isn't as prominent in Panic. He's present, of course, but doesn't feel as present. And it shocked me that I loved Panic so much because I love Ronin and he seemed to have a smaller role. The reason I loved Panic?!? That would be FORD!
Now Ford, well, I just love Ford. I have to admit to falling for him in Manic. I adored getting a deeper glimpse into his dark psyche. Ford's deep and I think Ms. Huss is barely scratching the surface here in exposing Ford. (that's okay - Ford is getting his own book in January 2014) Ford shows many parts of himself to Rook in an attempt to push her away, I think. It boggles his mind that Rook just accepts it all and loves him anyway.
"And we're a team, he said. It doesn't have to be me against the world. Because I'm part of the team." Rook, Loc 210, eARC
Ronin challenges Rook to want a future - one with him. He challenges her to believe in herself, to believe in love and to believe she deserves it. Ford challenges Rook to stretch herself, to push past her boundaries, to reach and fulfill her potential. And Spencer, he provides Rook with the comfort and security of a big brother. They all, even Antoine and Elise, ask Rook to give them her trust. And that'st the most difficult for Rook, in my opinion.
There's a lot of action and many revelations in Panic. Ms. Huss didn't take the story in the direction I was expecting. Seriously, I thought I had it mapped out and I so didn't. But I was thrilled with the direction she took. The events in Panic tied up some loose ends and allowed Rook the closure she needed.
And that epilogue...WOW! I won't say anything more about it other than it was shocking!