Rook is chasing her dream—film school and a chance at a life beyond the one she ran from six months ago. But before she can become the girl she wants to be, she must deal with the girl she left behind.
Ronin is also chasing his dream—a family of his own and a life away from erotic modeling. And he too, has a past he’s trying to forget. A past that makes Rook question everything about their life together.
Lies, secrets, and shocking truths will rock the foundation Rook and Ronin have built. Can they put the past behind them and move forward together? Or is this just another too good to be true relationship that will crash and burn in the end?
This was a terrific ending to the Rook and Ronin trilogy. The series has changed so much from the first book, Tragic, where it focused on the building sexual tension and photo shoots. Panic was about keeping hold of the relationship between Rook and Ronin, while they find their own paths in life, but there is a big element of danger from both of their pasts that puts them all in danger.
Rook has developed so much as a person from when I first met her. She was so fragile and willing to grasp anything to survive. Now she is more confident and has found a family that she has made her own. She still has some personal issues to deal with and Ronin, Ford and Spencer all help her with it, but in the end she has to do it for herself.
Ronin is as gorgeous as ever; he is a kind and patient guy who is willing to wait for Rook to decide when she is ready because he loves her so much. As the plot becomes a little intense throughout this book, I saw the inner workings of his mind and what they all will do to save one another. It was interesting to see this side of him, as he hasn’t really been like this with Rook around, but in Manic we got a glimpse of it as well.
I did miss the sexy photo shoots in this book and I wanted more intimate moments between Rook and Ronin. However, the intense plot kept me glued to the pages and I loved seeing more of my other favourite characters! Ford really is a dark guy and I did learn a lot about him and in the end I was left wanting more of the mysterious man and what his desires are. Spencer is as reliable as always and is a good friend to Rook and will go out of his way to back the people in his team. I cannot wait to read their books, they are going to be eye openers for sure!!
J.A. Huss has blown me away once again with this series. This book brings up some dark issues from Rook’s past that she needs to work through. The characters are all well developed, with their own insecurities but are willing to work on them so they can be better people, whether they are together or not. I have grown to love all the side characters and I’m excited that they get their own stories so I can jump back into this world! You really need to start this series – it is a hell of a ride!
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