Thursday, April 3, 2014


The Spencer BOOK (Rook and Ronin Spinoff) By JA Huss
Published March 31, 2014
Contemporary Romance, New Adult-ish, Suspense
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Spencer Shrike is a man with a plan. Get in. Get out. Move on. He loves Ron the Bomb, and her safety is the only thing on his mind these days. But life is a tricky bastard, and conning criminals for the better part of ten years brings its own set of problems. Sure, Rook lied her way out of a sticky situation, covering for crimes Ronin, Ford, and Spencer committed, and getting them all off scot-free in the process.

But not everyone is buying Rook’s story, and Spencer is desperate to figure out who’s in town setting them up for a fall.

Veronica the Bombshell Vaughn has put up with Spencer Shrike’s shit for years and where has it gotten her? A big fat nowhere. No ring, no house, no kids, and no promises. In fact, Spencer is worse than ever—completely distant and moody. She’s done sitting at home, pining over a man she can’t have.

But she’s not opposed to fighting for him.

Ron the Bomb fights hard and she fights dirty, so she’s willing to do whatever it takes to get Spencer’s attention.

But now there’s another man in town with his eye on her. He’s got secrets too, but unlike Spencer, Bobby Mansi is more than willing to let Veronica in on them.

The entire Rook and Ronin series comes full circle. Every con, every lie, and every skeleton in the closet is back for one final shot at vengeance and the only way to set it right…  is to get out the guns.

Author Info

JA Huss is the author of the Amazon bestselling Rook and Ronin series, the epic science fiction I Am Just Junco series, and hundreds of kid-friendly science books in subjects such as biology, physics, anatomy and physiology, astronomy, and forensics. She has an undergraduate degree in equine science and a master’s degree in forensic toxicology. She has never taken a creative writing class and she hopes she never will

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Book Babes talk about GUNS!!

Favorite sex/sexy scene 
Bella - The greenhouse scene.  Ho-lee-shit.  Loved it!!!  "Now, I fuck you with paint."  Um, I never thought I would find that appealing, but Spencer has a way with his ... um ... paint gun!!

Kara - That greenhouse scene where he told her about his grandmother...and then it becomes such a wonderful memory for them. I love the sexy sweet.

Christy - The alley. Or the apartment where they got caught. Spencer is hot in ANY sex scene.

Favorite quote
Bella - " "Because you're mine, baby.  And I'm gonna keep you forever."
"You promise?" She asks with a second shudder.
I have to close my eyes to let my body fully soak up that unexpected treat. "I promise." "

Kara -

Christy - "I get nothing from you, Spencer. I'm no one to you. Why?" His eyes search mine again, only now they look... pained. Why is he so confusing? "Because, baby, I love you enough to push you away."

Favorite part of the book
Bella - Second epilogue.  Hands down.  I LOVE the second epilogue!!!

Kara - second epi.  Cause I love the bossy ones & the women that can hold their own. Bwhahaha

Christy - I agree- the second epilogue was epic. And any scene that Spencer went caveman was great.

Bella -  Ford.  I'm team Ford all the way!!!!!!!!  I love Ronin & Spencer too.  But Ford just stole my heart!!!

Kara - Ford.  Period....but I'd like to be besties with Spencer!!!

Christy - Ford!! Ford!!! Ford!!!!! There is zero competition.


Kara's Rating: 5 Stars!



J.A. Huss wraps up her Tragic series with this book. and boy does she do an outstanding job!

Spencer *sigh* the way he takes care of his Ronnie... will make you swoon (while being pissed that he should do things different). In GUNS we learn the WHY & the WHY is so wrapped together. The WHY fills in the blanks.

I am not going to lie though...I had to take a break from reading, reality hit me...She is ending this series. Although - Ms Huss did it justice.  She gave me Happy!

*ARC kindly provided by author in exchange for an honest review*

Bella's Review:  5 Stars!!!
JA Huss is one of those authors I will drop everything to read. I could not WAIT to get my hands on Guns.

First of all, I fell in love with Ronin when I read the Rook & Ronin series. But then when I read Slack and Taut - Ford just stole the show. He became my favorite, easily.

I was very curious if Spencer could top Ford.

Spencer is the muscle of the team. But he isn't just strong. He's protective. And he wants to protect his bombshell.

He's in love with Veronica. But he sure has a funny way of showing it.

We get alternating POV from Spencer and Veronica. LOVE this. This is my favorite way to read a story.

Spencer is hot.

It's not what he does, it's how he does it. It's not what he says, it's how he says it. It's not how I feel, it's how he makes me feel.

There are some very unique sex scenes in this book and I loved every minute of them!!

And who knew that an orgasm could obey the laws of moonlight photography exposure times?

The shit storm that Ronin, Spencer and Ford have created in their previous "jobs" all comes to a head in this book. It's so suspenseful. So unpredictable. I was on the edge of my seat. What's going to happen? What's going to happen? WHAT'S GOING TO HAPPEN?????

Spencer has it covered.

And then there's only one thing left to do.
I get the guns.

Hells yea.

I don't want to spoil anything. But I just have to say, I think I'm more in awe of Ford after reading Guns. He is a mastermind.


The second epilogue. I f'n loved that second epilogue so hard.

The bottom line is this: I'm in awe of JA Huss. She is a phenomenal writer. Thank you, thank you, thank you for your amazing books!!

I highly recommend.


Christy's Review:  5 Shrike stars!

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“The first rule of Shrike Club is never talk about Shrike Club.
It’s no secret that the Rook & Ronin series is a favorite of mine. I love these books. The first three were amazing. Then we get the Ford and Spencer spin offs, which are even better in my opinion! Yes, if you haven’t read these books you MUST! Guns is not a standalone. You should read the entire series before jumping into this book.

Be prepared- Guns has the funny, sexy and original story line like the others, but it has much more action and suspense!

Spencer Shrike. Bad boy biker. Tattooed player. He’s the security. The muscle. And the motherfucking boss. And he’s been under Veronica Vaugns skin for as long as she can remember...

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Spencer and his Bombshell, Veronica used to be quite the pair. They used to be inseparable. Now things have turned not so great between them. Spencer has been pushing her away and she’s sick of it. It appears that Spencer is just a jerk, but he really does have good reasons for keeping Ronnie at a distance.

Thank fucking God, my Bombshell is safe. No one knows about us. No one knows how much I love her. And that’s the whole reason I continue to break her heart, time after time after time. I never want this shit we’re in to touch her again.
He will do anything in his power to keep her safe. To keep her out of ‘The Team’.

Veronica has tried time and time again to move on from Spencer. Date nice and normal guys. It doesn’t work. She can’t find that same spark with anyone else. When she fell for Spencer, she fell hard.

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His lips crush against mine and my knees just give out. I’m weak. Whenever he touches me I am so, so weak.
Spencer and Ronnie have amazing chemistry. I love them together. I love how protective Spencer is over Bomb, even when she doesn’t know it. Spencer is a complex guy. Who he appears to be and who he is deep down are two different things. Ronnie is a kick ass heroine. Even though she appears to be that bad ass, tough girl, she does have a sensitive side. Especially when it comes to Spencer. Just like he’s protective of her, she has that same protective streak over him. Veronica will do whatever it takes to keep Spencer safe... even if it means teaming up with someone else...

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This dream of mine might be over before it starts.
Yes, the majority of the book is about Spencer and Ronnie. But the other characters and their stories still play a large role. And the question on everyones mind... Do we get more Ford? Yes. More Ford. I feel like I could never get enough Ford, but I was still so happy with the scenes we got. 
“That’s is,” Ford says, slapping his laptop closed. “We can’t work with a guy who’s never seen Fight Club. It’s absurd. Real men watch Fight Club. It’s like Full Metal Jacket or... or... The Godfather. It’s something we all do as men. Carson.” He pushes past me and stands in front of the banker. “You’re out of the club. Sorry.”

Gah! I just go crazy over that man! I will proudly wear the title of Ford’s #1 Fan (Or at least share it with Jana) It’s safe to say that “I’m on Team Ford.”

But anyway... back to the Team. It was nice to see everyone on the team play their parts. They have been through a lot together. What I really loved about Guns is it had a lot of action. There were several twists and turns I did not see coming! I love when a story can surprise me. The ending, and the epilogue. And then the second epilogue. Pure perfection.

This series deserves more than five stars. Although the number five does hold a very special meaning to me. There is so much I love about these books. The characters are quirky and lovable, the writing is top notch, and they are full of humor, steam, romance and action. It’s a great combo. The very best thing about them (well, besides Ford) is that I haven’t read anything else like them. A completely original story line with unique characters is a rarity. Even though Guns appears to be the final installment of the Rook and Ronin series, and it did have a perfect conclusion, I’m really hoping we get more of these fantastic characters in some way or another. As you can tell, I love the book and series!  I would highly recommend you give it a go!

Everything all comes back to me. We stand together, so if we lose, we’re all going down. We all played a part.

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  1. I love that you are more in awe of Ford now, I am too. Evil sexy genius.

  2. Everybody loves the epilogue I'm so curious!! >.< So happy you liked it!

  3. Oh, you guys have an epic review! I <3 it hard! Thank you so much!

  4. Ford <3 love him!!!!! Thanks guys xoxo


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