Author: J A Huss
Genre: New Adult
Rating: 5 stars
Reading Age: 18+
In the explosive conclusion to the Rook and Ronin series we have Panic. After everything went down with Rooks ex in Manic, the Team is now back together and thinking the hard parts are behind them. After completing the Sturgis contract Rook has decided to carry on and do the second season to Shrikes Bikes reality TV show by taking a job at Shrike Bikes and moving in with Spencer and Ford while Ronin runs the new Gidget contract back at Chaput studios – With Clare, who continually tries to get her claws between Rook and Ronin.
“How did I get here? We’re Three’s Company. Spencer is airhead Chrissy, Ford is intellectual Janet, and I’m pretending to be gay so I don’t notice that you two are roommate eye-candy.”
But that is the least of the Teams troubles.
Honestly this series got better with every single page. I could not stop reading, I needed those answers like I needed my next breath. I wanted so badly for everything to work out for these people. I wanted so badly to be apart of this team.
Things come to a head with each relationship. We finally see the true connection between Rook and Ford, and get the solid answer we need for the two of them. Giving the couple closure so Rook can move on with her self and her relationship with Ronin.
“Like this, Rook.” Ford’s soft words vibrate into me. “I like you. I’d like to show you how much, actually. I’m being a gentleman to make life easier for you, but believe me, it’s not really in my nature to be so accommodating. I typically just take what I want.”
Fords character really developed through this book, and I loved him more and more and more. He was meant to be unlikable, but I loved him. And so did Rook, in her own way. I so wanted Ford to get his HEA. But I get it, I know why it’s not Rook. And I can not wait to devour his book.
While back at Chaput studios with Clare, Ronin receives sudden interest from the FBI. This is where we get to see Ronin in action. And its hot. He’s badass. As the fall guy Spencer and Ford refuse to make any waves in order to help him. Ronins job is front man. He and only he can talk to the cops and FBI. It’s up to him to get himself out of the trouble these guys are causing.
The Team can’t figure out if the FBI are sniffing around because of Ronins past, or Rooks. With people popping up all over the place trying to get Rooks attention, and her ignoring every advance, choosing to remain naive, thinking people are trying to come between her and Ronin. But then Ronin is arrested for human trafficking and with Spencer and Ford refusing to help it’s up to Rook to decide where her loyalties lie and to make a decision once and for all on her relationship with Ronin.
“I’d never walk out. I’d fight for you every single time. You’d never even have to wonder if be there because I’d show the fuck up before that thought could ever cross your mind. I want you, I’d risk everything for you.”
In this book we are thrust back into Rooks past, all those questions that remain unanswered are answered. The moments that lead up to the end are suspenseful and nerve-wrecking. It’s the best ending, J A Huss amazes me every single time. Her story-lines are so original and unexpected and written with such ability. I can’t even put it into words. Shes fantastic at what she does. The characters are wrapped up nicely and the book leaves us with a nice set up for Fords book (EEEEK) Seriously. Go read this series, Tragic is even free right now on Amazon. Introduce your self to J A Huss and her hot, hot world of badassery.