TRAGIC: Rook and Ronin, #1 [NOOK Book]

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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 ...
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TRAGIC: Rook and Ronin, #1

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Overview

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 as hell! 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.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940016616315
  • Publisher: Science Future Press
  • Publication date: 5/15/2013
  • Series: Rook and Ronin , #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 13,593
  • File size: 223 KB

Meet the Author

J. A. Huss likes to write new adult books that make you think and keep you guessing. Her favorite genre to read is space opera, but since practically no one reads those books, she writes new adult science fiction, paranormal romance, contemporary romance, urban fantasy, and books about Junco (who refuses to be saddled with a label).

She has an undergraduate degree in horses, (yes, really–Thank you, Colorado State University) and a master’s degree in forensic toxicology from the University of Florida. She used to have a job driving around Colorado doing pretty much nothing but shooting the breeze with farmers, but now she just writes, runs the New Adult Addiction and Clean Teen Reads Book Blogs, and runs an online science classroom for homeschoolers.
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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4.5
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  • Posted January 9, 2014

    To be honest I wasn't sure what I was getting when I picked this

    To be honest I wasn't sure what I was getting when I picked this book up. I've been a fan of Huss for a while, but only recently have I started reading and enjoying the NA contemporary romance books. So I'd had this on my kindle for MONTHS before I decided to bite the bullet and dive right in. And at first I was a little disappointed. BUT - you see that rating right there? Yeah, 5 stars, so don't worry. I just found the premise of how Rook found the studio and decided to go there a little too cheesy for me. But, twist of fate, knee-jerk decision, and here we are ...

    It is obvious from the get go that Rook has not had an easy life. And the more you learn, the more you are - or at least I was - amazed that she has made it as far as she has without serious mental issues. Don't get me wrong, she has mental issues, but for what she has been through she is decently well adjusted. Kind of. Ok maybe she reminds me of a nervous young horse, where the slightest provocation will make her run.

    Until she meets Ronin. Male model Ronin. YUM. I'll take a Ronin with a side of naked please. Sorry, what were we talking about ... oh yes. Rook meets Ronin, and things turn around for her. Well technically it isn't him, but his sister and her boyfriend that take that first chance, but DETAILS.

    I have been very fortunate in my life, and have never had to deal with anything Rook has been through. But Huss does an amazing job bringing all that horrible-ness to light, but at the same time keeping it serious and dark. I don't know how she does it. But I was able to empathize right there with Rook.

    Ronin has an interesting past that I hope we get to see more of - ok, I have to be honest here. I power read this whole trilogy before writing this review. I couldn't put them down! So I KNOW if we get to see more of Ronin's past ... and I won't tell! :-)


    But if you like your romance flavored with a touch of darkness, you will love Tragic. Trust me.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 24, 2013

    Can't stop reading!

    I read book one yesterday, immediately moved on to book two. Just finished it. Ready for book three. I love the characters and relationships. Will definately recommend....

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 17, 2013

    :)

    This book sucked me in from the first page and I did not want to stop reading!!

    5 awesome TRAGIC stars!!!!!!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 14, 2013

    Worth the money

    Awesome!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 22, 2014

    Entertaingly erotic

    Good story with sexy bits entertwined. Looking forward to book two!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 23, 2014

    Great, great book

    I couldn't get enough. Such an addicting read. I had to buy the books 2 & 3 right after. Definitely recommend : )

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 27, 2014

     Thank you J.A Huss for a GREAT READ.  What A fantastic series.

     Thank you J.A Huss for a GREAT READ.  What A fantastic series.   These books have it all, romance, love, bad boys,  suspense, betrayal and everlasting team friendship.   Must read all Rook and Ronin - Tragic, Manic, Panic.
    Also must reads, Ford books, Slack and Taunt. Spencer book Bomb. Love these.
    Love your writing.  You really get into the characters head. WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 8, 2014

    Wow

    This book rocked. Story was believable not over the top. Loved Rook she doesn't whine she dusts herself off and then plows forward. Sexy but not plain smutt

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 22, 2014

    Loved

    I really really liked this book! I just finished it and now im on to the 2nd one.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 9, 2013

    Good

    A really good book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 8, 2013

    Just read and I'm hooked!

    Stumbled upon this book awhile ago and added it to my reading list. After finishing it in a day I'm sorry I waited! From the get go the chemistry between Rook and Ronin is an attention grabber. But what I really love in that Rook is her own heroine, believing in herself and sticking up for what is important to her whether it means independence, love or both.

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  • Posted November 18, 2013

    Very interesting look inside the photography world. Ronin is in

    Very interesting look inside the photography world. Ronin is in charge of the models at a photography studio he is a partner in. Rook
    along with dumb luck finds herself there becoming the focus of everyone she encounters, much to Ronin's dismay. I definitely
    recommend this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 12, 2013

    Good

    Better than I anticipated. A little repetive run ons with rook but overall I couldn't put it down. That's what we want from a book right? Nicely done

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 11, 2013

    Great read

    Totally enjoyed this book. Look forward to the next.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 6, 2013

    Wow!

    And that's the only word I have is wow! Wow to the characters! Wow to the story! Wow to every little thing! Read this right now people!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 31, 2013

    Just wow

    Ok this series is sooooo good...you will lose sleep over it!

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  • Posted October 11, 2013

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    Rook just lost her job and only has $10 to her name. Well actual

    Rook just lost her job and only has $10 to her name. Well actually she HAD $10 but she decided to throw caution to the wind and buy a fancy coffee with it instead. While enjoying said coffee, a business card for a modeling gig dings her in the head. The model at the next table over clearly doesn’t want it, so Rook decides to stop by the place indicated on the card before heading back to the homeless shelter for the night. When she gets there she finds out that if she signs a contract to do the photo shoot, she will not only be walking away with thousands of dollars but they will put her up in an apartment for the duration of the shoot. The shoot’s headline is “TRAGIC” and they are quick to offer her the job when they see her. It’s really a no-brainer for her on whether she’s going to take the job or not.

    “She’s a blackbird sitting in a tree staring out at the world, daring the wind to come and knock her off the swaying bough.”

    I wasn’t exactly sure what I was getting into before I read this. I saw that is was on sale for $0.99 and bought it. I had no idea what kind of photographs she’d be taking or the world in which she’d be living in. Neither, apparently, did Rook. She’s pretty innocent when it comes to all this modeling business and it takes her a little bit to warm up to the erotic shoots. It also doesn’t help that due to her past, she’s not very trusting when it comes to people. But now she finds herself in an unknown world, needing to trust total strangers in order to make it through to the end.

    I was immediately sucked in by Rook’s life. I’ve never read a J.A book before but now I understand why people go crazy over new releases by her. She has a way of detailing everything without putting it into too many words. It’s as if you’re right there with Rook going through what she’s going through. I liked that the book was written in both Rook’s and Ronin’s point of view. So we could get the full spectrum of what was going on instead of it being one sided. Rook is definitely someone who is self-reliant and doesn’t cling to those around her. Life has dealt her a crappy hand and she’s not one to throw in the towel when things get too hard. Rook was a great main character to read about.

    I may be new to J.A’s books but she’s made a fan of me with this book. I cannot wait to read more of her work.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 20, 2013

    Loved it

    An awsome hot read

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 14, 2013

    Lots of fun!

    Enjoye it very much! Looking forward to books #2 and #3!

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  • Posted August 4, 2013

    Tragic kept showing up on blogs that I read as a pretty great bo

    Tragic kept showing up on blogs that I read as a pretty great book. That plus the fact that I am really smitten with the cover had me heading over to amazon to snag the sample. I had a little time so I started in on the sample (honestly this was the first time that I had used the sample feature) once I had finished the sample I was completely and totally hooked and had to go back and hit the purchase button. There was no way I could have stopped reading this book.




    I've been reading mostly New Adult books all year (I can't get enough!) and I've noticed that they mostly follow the same formula. This is ok because obviously I like this formula. However, sometimes one book flows into the next and they don't always stand out from the book before or after. Tragic has that extra something that made it really stand out for me. This is one book that won't be fading into the next one. 




    Rook's character is so amazing. Here is this girl...she comes off at first as hopeless and vulnerable. Then right away she bucks up and puts up this amazing hard core front. She really is vulnerable but definitely not hopeless. This girl is a super hero. Truly!




    Ronin is a definitely everything you could want in a guy. He's hot (really hot), and he wants this life. This life that most girls dream of. He wants to fall in love and take care of his wife and send his kids to private school and have that great, wonderful, boring family life that sounds just so....great. (Trust me I know, and it really is amazing!) 




    Of course it's not that easy though. Rook and Ronin aren't able to just fall in love and be together. They each have their own tortured pasts to deal with. I just hope they don't hurt each other too much to be able to end up together. 




    This book has some serious heat. I loved Rook and Ronin's photo shoots they were seriously scorching! 




    I can't wait to read Manic, the continuation of Rook and Ronin's story. Thanks to all of my blogger friends that recommended Tragic. 

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