The Pleasure of Panic (Jordan's Game Series #2)

The Pleasure of Panic (Jordan's Game Series #2)

by JA Huss


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From NYT Bestselling Author, JA Huss, comes a new sexy standalone in the Jordan's Game series. Oaklee Ryan needs a boyfriend but not for any of the reasons you might think...It's a simple request. But the girl... Well, she's not so simple. Oaklee Ryan is a pragmatist. She lives in reality, she deals with facts, and she's goal oriented. So when she paid a visit to Jordan Wells asking for a game, calling it, "The Boyfriend Experience", he thought he knew what she was getting at.Wining, dining, maybe a date to a wedding to appease her meddling mother...No. That's not quite what Oaklee had in mind.Lawton Gabriel took this game as a favor to his friend. And it only took him five minutes to regret it. Because Oaklee Ryan is insane. She's loud, she's demanding, and she's dead set on getting her way.If she thinks he's gonna turn into her version of a boyfriend... Just. No. He'll do anything it takes to get out of this crazy contract!

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ISBN-13: 9781944475390
Publisher: Science Future Press
Publication date: 03/14/2018
Series: Jordan's Game Series , #2
Pages: 314
Sales rank: 679,180
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.70(d)

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The Pleasure of Panic 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book!!!!! I know it's only book two in the series but it's my favorite of the two. I don't know that Huss meant for this book to be funny but she had me laughing out loud a few times. I loved the chemistry between Finn and Issy. It was so perfectly written. It's like they were meant to be together. Maybe Jordan knows what he's doing. LOL! Nobody leaves you second guessing your thoughts the way JA Huss does. And she is so sneaky at leaving things open for later and leaving us begging for more. This is definitely a game you don't want to miss.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The suspense will twist you up and the steamy romance will deliciously keep you craving more in this second story in the Jordan's Game series. The master manipulator Jordan, when questioned by Issy if everything is a game for him, shared that yes he thinks life is better if you play it like a game... Issy and Finn fight to find their way free of other peoples' games the no longer want a part of while trying out the real needs they crave for each other. I really enjoyed this twisty tale.
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Sharon_M745 More than 1 year ago
Brilliant! Absolutely brilliant! The Pleasure of Panic is the second book in Jordan’s Games series. If you are a JA Huss fan you know Jordon Wells from The Turning series and the first book in the series Total Exposure . Jordan’s Games is a little like Fantasy Island for the kinky sex lovers. However, the players don’t get on a plane to get to the island. In fact, they rarely know they are even on an island. The players are dropped into the game at Jordan’s whim. In The Pleasure of Panic , Issy wants to play a game, but Jordan declines her request…or does he? Shortly after Jordan walks away from Issy, she is pulled into her past. A past that she thought she walked away from but it is back hitting her in the gut. I love Issy. She is so determined to teach other women how to rise above their pasts and coaching them about moving forward with life. She has a black belt in Jujitsu. As a motivational speaker for her own company, Go F**K Yourself where she teaches her students everything she knows. Like the first book in the series, The Pleasure of Panic is told in the alternating points of view of the main characters with a few chapters told from Jordan’s point of view. Everyone has secrets. They share a little but not the whole truth. In fact, they don’t want to get out. Surprise! Secrets are revealed, and they aren’t what I expected. Their secrets are dangerous and add more interest to these characters as they unfold. The Pleasure of Panic held me captive from the start. I love Julie’s women. Issy is so strong, a little flawed, and ready to fight. She “takes sad and desperate women and turns that into hope.” Special Agent Finn Murphy is swoon-worthy. He is only doing his job…or is he? Is he playing Issy’s game or is he playing a different game? It is hard to figure out. I will say Jordan Wells is a master game facilitator, and his partner is a fascinating guy. One of my favorite things about Julie’s books is she always brings back characters from the past. I love that we learn a little more about Jordan, even though I think he is more of a mystery after each book. I highly recommend The Pleasure of Panic. It works as a standalone novel. However, I must warn you, if you read this without any of the other books, you will need to know more about the ever-elusive Jordan Wells. I can’t wait for his book, but in the meantime, I do love his games. Another big plus about Julie's books is that I know she will have an audio book shortly with a great narrator.
Wallace0221 More than 1 year ago
A JA Huss Rom-Com? Well, sorta...but in the end...not really. In this book, 95% of the storyline takes place in 1 1/2 days. But it doesn't feel like it! It's fast paced, action packed and there are SO many laugh out loud moments. The chemistry and witty banter between Issy and Finn was written beautifully. It was like reading a Rom-Com the first 50%, but then the action and twist and turns get you the last 50% leave you wondering, "what did I just read". The Mastermind, Jordan Wells, is up to something big, but Huss is just leaving you bread crumbs at this point working up to his story. Fantastic read that draws you in and keeps you there until the very end.
M_Schaub2527 More than 1 year ago
What the what?!? I am not sure why I am always surprised with how much I love JA Huss’s book but this book is no exception. The Pleasure of Panic is book 2 of Jordan’s Game series and I am not sure who was the player and who was being played but I loved trying to figure it out. Issy is a self motivation coach (and a complete pixie bada$&), In this book we get Issy who has a discussion with Jordan about letting go of all the control that she holds so close. When Jordan says no and chaos erupts around her she is unsure what is real and what is a game. Finn is an FBI agent who is just over life, he meets Issy during an investigation and starts to realize that there might be something he has been missing, but she is not going to make it easy on him. He thinks he is keeping her safe but soon realizes she doesn’t need his protection. When the threats escalate and secrets are revealed no one is sure whose playing what game. This book is full of twists and game changers that will leave guessing until the end. If you haven’t started Jordan’s game yet, I suggest that you get started now!
MBurton More than 1 year ago
I'm not sure what just happened, but I loved it. This author never fails to take me for a ride that has me constantly guessing where it's going. I'm kind of addicted to it. I think it's rare to find books that you can't predict what's going to happen and it gives me kind of a rush. I found it hilarious that Chella keeps popping up in this series stirring the pot. The fact that she signed up her best friend for one of Jordan's games was bold. Poor Issy, she gets turned down for the game...but then did she? I'm still not even sure. This game, if it was a game, was more serious. It started out pretty funny. I was laughing a lot and enjoying these crazy characters. Then it turned into some heavy shit. All I know is that Issy is pretty kickass. I want to grow up to be her. Finn. Poor Finn. He learns real quick things aren't what they seem. I haven't quite figured out if he got played or if he was just that good at playing. What is the game, you ask? Well, Jordan is the mastermind behind all games. He sets up people to reach their sexual fantasy but that's not all. He's almost like a fixer. While he gets people to jump out of their comfort zone, he also gets them past what keeps holding them back in life. I can't wait until the game gets turned back on Jordan. I'm pretty sure his book is going to be epic. But I do hope the author brings us a couple books before that happens. I need Lawton's story and definitely Darrel's story. ARC provided by Author.
WendyLeGrand More than 1 year ago
This book was quite a trip! I kind of don't even know where to start this review. J.A. Huss is certainly a master at taking her readers on a journey where they are in a constant state of flux, not knowing what's really happening at any given moment. And that's exactly what happens to Issy Grey in this story. Her friend Chella talks her into meeting with Jordan Wells, the "game master" who takes a woman's deepest fantasy and creates a game to make it come true. Issy Grey is a kickass heroine. Running a company called Go F*ck Yourself, she empowers women to become whatever they want to be, and teaches them self defense at the same time. She is a control freak, but sometimes that becomes SO tiring and she just wants to be able to let go a little, if only for one night. She meets with Jordan Wells and tells him what her ultimate fantasy is, but he ends up turning her down. From that point on, this whole story is a guessing game of what is really happening. Suddenly the FBI are all up in Issy's face, but are the things they're telling her is happening really happening? Or is this all a game? But Jordan turned her down, so who is behind the chaos that has suddenly taken over her life? Is it the agent who has been tasked to keep her safe? Special Agent Finn Murphy has relocated to Denver from DC after an "incident" he was involved in. Now he's just going through the motions each day. Until his boss assigns him to watch over Issy Grey. Not that she needs the protection, as he comes to realize after she takes him down in like, 2 ninja Jujitsu moves that leaves him flat on the ground, gasping for breath. I have to admit, I had no clue the entire time I was reading as to what the hell was really going on. I just had to keep reading to see if I could glean any clues as to who was behind everything that was going on. Both Issy and Finn have huge secrets in their pasts that they try to keep buried, but inevitably it all has to come out, if they want any chance of coming out of this alive. Add to this the instant chemistry and attraction these two have. Together, they could be a force to be reckoned with, if they can just get to a place where they trust each other. You don't need to have complete trust to enjoy some really good sex though, and boy do these two have some pretty steamy sexy times!! I think the not trusting factor actually played into making the sex even better, since Issy is convinced all the way through that this is all just part of "the game" even though she doesn't know who is running it. And Finn, being a man, knows she's convinced this is all just a game, but hey, who is he to argue with her? I am always amazed at how Julie interweaves SO many things and connects them in surprising ways. Even though Issy and Finn have never met before, their pasts are intertwined in a way they never would have imagined. And when this connection comes to light, the suspense and action really ramped up! And little ninja jujitsu Issy was kick ass!! I was rooting for her so hard!! By the end of the story, I still had no clue who was orchestrating everything that had happened. A couple of revelations occur that left me shocked. All I know for sure is, it didn't matter who was behind it all, Julie IS the ultimate game maker! I don't know how she comes up with these stories! And after reading the epilogue that sets us up for the next book, I can't wait for that one to be released!
Xkoqueen More than 1 year ago
Can you name the twistiest road on Earth? It’s the path J.A. Huss takes her readers down in her latest novel, The Pleasure of Panic. This is the second book in author J.A. Huss’ Jordan’s Game Series of standalone novels. Jordon Wells is the master manipulator when it comes to fulfilling his clients’ fantasies, but in this latest game, it’s not clear how or if he is involved, let alone the identity of his client. Ms. Huss is known for her twisted romantic suspense stories, and she has outdone herself on the twistedness of The Pleasure of Panic. From the first page to the last, this book is action packed and emotionally charged. Both the main characters, Issy Grey and Finnegan Murphy, have secrets. Both of them have ugly pasts. Neither of them signed up to play a game, but they seem to be the pawns in someone’s master chess match. Issy Grey is a classic J.A. Huss heroine. She is pretty, petite, and harbors some deep hurt that makes her empathetic and seemingly vulnerable. But this woman is anything but vulnerable. She is a walking, talking spokesperson for owning your future and taking back your life. Her constant use of Zig Ziglar quotes put a smile on my face. Her master martial skills and empowerment filled me with awe. If ever there was a character who is the embodiment of Boudica (Celtic female warrior), it is Issy Grey! Finnegan Murphy, a somewhat stereotypical son in a family of Irish cops; however, Finn has a conscience, which {naturally} creates a bit of a problem on his career path with the FBI. Although he does come off as someone who Issy shouldn’t trust, there is just something about him that made both Issy and me fall for him. Brava J.A. Huss for creating female characters who are strong and essentially rescue themselves, and attract adorable, strong men. The Pleasure of Panic expertly weaves in several plot points/characters from prior J.A. Huss books in a way that will not leave new readers lost. Ms. Huss writes page-turner books with highly empathetic characters, nasty antagonists, and the best endings. 4.5 stars