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ISBN-13: 9781944475819
Publication date: 02/18/2019
Series: Tall, Dark, and Handsome , #2
Pages: 346
Sales rank: 295,298
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.77(d)

About the Author

JA Huss is the New York Times Bestselling author of 321 and has been on the USA Today Bestseller's list 21 times in the past four years. She writes characters with heart, plots with twists, and perfect endings. Her books have sold millions of copies all over the world and five of her books were recently optioned by MGM Television to be made into a TV series. The audio version of her semi-autobiographical book, Eighteen, was nominated for a Voice Arts Award and an Audie Award in 2016 and 2017 respectively, her audiobook, Mr. Perfect, was nominated for a Voice Arts Award in 2017, and her audiobook, Taking Turns, was nominated for an Audie Award and a Voice Arts Award in 2018.

Johnathan McClain's career as a writer and actor spans 25 years and covers the worlds of theatre, film, and television. As an audiobook narrator, he has recorded almost 100 titles. Favorites include the Audie Award winning Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff and The Last Days of Night, by Academy Winning Screenwriter Graham Moore (who is also Johnathan's close friend and occasional collaborator). As well as multiple titles by his dear friend and writing partner, JA Huss, with whom he is hard at work making the world a little more romantic.

He lives in Los Angeles with his wife Laura.

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Pierced 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
avephoenix More than 1 year ago
The story is beautifully well written; intense, captivating, entertaining and intriguing. Well-built plot lines, and great character development. Myrtle and Pierce's chemistry is powerful, intense, and very dynamic! Pierced is an excellent rom-com that will make you laugh out loud. The balance of sexiness, hilarity + some truly batshit hilarious scenes (lol), seriousness, and upsetting circumstances is just brilliant. Believe Me, You Need This Book In Your Life, you'll love every moment of it. This was such a fun read, a real page turner at its best! Sexy and naughty!!
tsmb02 12 days ago
Myrtle Rothschild is still reeling from being humiliated by her boss, Pierce Chevalier. It doesn't matter that she has always been drawn to him wanting so much more than a boss/employee relationship. He should have been able to trust her and he didn't. Now Pierce is doing everything in his power to get Myrtle to forgive him and Myrtle has just come up with the best revenge possible....make Pierce her submissive! Of course as Myrtle and Pierce start spending more time together, both of their real feelings finally come to the surface and they both realize that they may think neither of them needs anyone else, but in reality they both really need each other. OMG that was one of the funniest, sexiest books I have read in a long time. The things that Myrtle put Pierce through still has me laughing. I loved both of these characters and the story they were put through to get to their happy ending. Another great story from these two authors!
carvanz More than 1 year ago
Pierce absolutely stole my heart! He was so cute and funny in a fumbling, arrogant sort of way that just endeared him to me. He’s all kinds of kingly and self-absorbed while he’s constantly forgetting people’s names. But deep down inside, he’s a bit insecure, a lot loyal, and currently lost without the groove that Myrtle and he had once experienced. But that relationship is damaged now due to his own fault and he can’t apologize enough. Except it’s not an apology that Myrtle wants. Myrtle was fierce and independent. On the outside she’s a warrior and a force to be reckoned with. Those around her pretty much quake in their shoes when she stares them down. However, Myrtle has lost her direction since Pierce made his awful accusation against her months ago. Now she’s ready to dole out her own brand of justice to him but will he realize that’s it not an apology and it’s not submission that she’s really looking for…it’s something much deeper. I loved the dynamic between these two in the Sexpert and this time around their relationship is seriously all twisty goodness and craziness even in the midst of their dysfunction. Watching them fumble back and forth as they try to find equal footing was both humorous and heart aching. This felt very much like a case of one step forward, two steps back. Except with each step forward they were truly seeing each other for who they were while opening themselves to the potential to trust and love. This is a steady read with a nice pace to it and holy heck, the steam is intense. It’s dealing with a common enough topic in today’s erotic romance and yet from a different angle which was a first for me. The secondary characters are amazing and help to set up some of the most hilarious lines I’ve ever read. I’ve enjoyed each of the books these authors have co-written and have to admit I believe this one to be my favorite. I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
They nailed it again!!! This book had me laughing out loud and tearing up a couple of times. Definitely had my attention from beginning to the very end. Pierce was a jerk is the first book Sexpert. He was self-centered, arrogant, clueless and very high strung. Myrtle was strong, confidant and knew how to handle Pierce. That is until he ruined everything. I didn't know if Huss and McClain could change the way I felt about Pierce. But he grew on me. I even grew to like the guy. LOL!! My heart broke a little for Myrtle. It just proves that no matter how strong someone comes across or how much someone puts a smile on their face. We all have inner demons. Things we struggle with. Some of us have pasts that aren't pleasant. This was a great read!!!!
Wallace0221 More than 1 year ago
Myrtle (when was the last time you read a contemporary romantic comedy with the lead character named Myrtle...and a secondary character named Pearl?) and Pierce are two of the most quirky, fun, unapologetic characters I have read in a long time...maybe ever! Huss and McClain are a flawless writing team. This book flows, is easy to read and has so many laugh out loud moments you can't put it down. It is a second book of the TDH series, but can be totally read as a standalone. Give this one a chance to tickle your funny bone and also leave you with a feel good feeling.
WendyLeGrand More than 1 year ago
Pierced is a fun and sexy read not to be missed! 4.5 stars! The writing duo that is JA Huss and Johnathan McClain have once again written a supremely funny story in the Tall, Dark and Handsome universe! I first met Myrtle and Pierce in The Sexpert, book 1 in the TDH world. Both characters were so intriguing in that book that I couldn't wait to dive in and peel back their layers to get to their "real" selves. Myrtle comes across as this librarian-slash-dominatrix persona who has everyone in the offices of Le Man magazine scared of her. She exudes sexuality and confidence but once you really get to see inside her layers, she is truly someone who has fears and doubts and when it comes to love, that "take no prisoners" attitude is nowhere to be found. Pierce is the kind of guy you just can't help but hate to love. He is arrogant and rude, but in reality he is just a clueless guy who doesn't even realize that he's doing or saying anything that would be offensive. And when it comes to Myrtle, all he knows is that he needs her in his life. She compliments him, she puts him in his place, she "completes him". But he messed that dynamic up in the most spectacular fashion and now he will do just about anything to make it right again. It was SO enjoyable watching these two feed off each other. Their banter is hilarious. The journey Myrtle and Pierce take to figure out what they really want was...something else. Yeah, I already know this is a book I will read over and over again. I am really loving this Julie and Johnathan writing duo! Whether they are writing a dark romance or a funny one, the banter and dynamic between the main characters is always fascinating to read. I am excited to see what these come up with next!
MBurton More than 1 year ago
If you know me, then you know I have to talk about a book cover when I find one that I love. Not only do I love both book covers in the series, but I also think they accurately portray what type of story you are about to jump into. 5 Stars for the book cover! Pierced was hilarious and not what I expected. In book one, I thought he was a bit of a jerk. I realized he isn't a jerk after all, just a bit clueless. I liked getting in his head. His internal monologue had me laughing a lot. It made me like him so much more when I was in his head. I always find it fascinating how my opinion of a character can change so much just by getting his pov. I love Myrtle because she has some crazy in her. She stayed true to what I saw in her in book one. I did feel a bit sad for her after learning a bit of her back history but that made her and Pierce fit together more. Her idea of revenge after what he did to her in book one was priceless and his reaction to that revenge was pretty dang funny. After the road bumps these two encountered, I did think their coming together was a bit underwhelming but overall I enjoyed the journey. It was funny, entertaining and I look forward to the next book.
Xkoqueen More than 1 year ago
Pierced is the hilarious and adorable second book in J.A. Huss and Johnathan McClain's Tall, Dark & Handsome series of standalone novels. This office romance is fun and flirty. The banter and dynamics between the two main characters, Myrtle and Pierce, is fantastic; Myrtle goes out of her way to creatively include sexually-charged innuendo whenever possible. It frequently gives her the power position as her co-workers aren't sure what to make of this beautiful and confident woman. Myrtle's backstory is crazy and absolutely unexpected! The scary tigress readers first meet in The Sexpert, has the same self questions and doubts as most women...she just hides it well under her chosen persona. When it comes to love though, she is not nearly as aggressive. Pierce is a lot less crazy than portrayed in The Sexpert, however, his internal battle between winning Myrtle's forgiveness and maintaining his personal power lends itself to existential life questions as well as an abundance of humorously far-fetched situations. I loved Pierce's romantic bumbling in his attempt to appease Myrtle. As the two trade-off power like kids on a teeter-totter, Pierce discovers he needs an equally strong partner both in love and in the office. Meanwhile, Myrtle's dominate tendencies are at war with her vulnerable heart. I found myself frustrated and almost giving up on the characters, then wanting to shake some sense into both of them, and ultimately enjoying their convoluted journey to self-discovery, acceptance, and love. Pierced is full of tongue-in-cheek fun, and a highly enjoyable read.