Johnny by J.A. Huss ~ Review & Teaser (@jahuss)

The first two books in the Bossy Brothers series blew me away! I was so excited to get into the third book to see more to the broody elder brother in the family. This read was good, but didn't blow me away like the first two.
Bossy Brothers: Johnny
Title: Johnny
Author: J.A. Huss
Series: Bossy Brothers #3
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Published: September 25th 2019

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She wasn’t supposed to be the princess I wasn’t looking for. When my father ‘died’ five years ago I took over the ‘family business’. But when I say business, I really mean secret society. Or cult. Or militia. Hell, let’s keep it simple and call it the mob.

It’s just not that mob.

It’s much darker, much dirtier, and much more dangerous than any old everyday mob.

And I was perfectly fine with my role in life for a long time. But now my brothers are involved and I need to get them out.

Enter Megan Machette.

When I found her helpless, nearly-naked, and chained to a wall on an island prison I had no intention of being her Prince Charming. But then I found out she had a dirty, dark, dangerous secret that could solve all my family problems.

I was just going to use her. Play her. Tell her everything she wanted to hear.

I never planned on baring my secrets to her in a midnight confession and I certainly never expected her to see past the dark filth inside my soul and find the man underneath.

But she did.

She wasn’t supposed to be the princess I wasn’t looking for.

But she is.

And now I will do anything—even use her evil secret to take down thousands of people—to save my brothers and get what I want.


Bossy Brothers: Johnny features a prince saving his princess from a life of hell, one or ten romantic gestures from a tattooed bad boy, swimming with glowing dolphins in the Bahamas, and secrets so deep everyone almost drowns. Bossy Brothers: Johnny is book three in the series and can be read alone but should be read in order.

I was super excited jumping into Johnny, as I wanted to get to know the oldest Boston Brother. I needed to see what secrets he was hiding and how he was going to help his family. I was keen to see him build a bond with someone, especially as he was so closed off and had a fair few quirks of his own.

Johnny and Megan certainly had a rough start but I liked watching him be so kind and gentle. He still had plans and was determined to get what he needed. It was interesting getting into Johnny's head and seeing how he ticked, but to see him as the bad guy he portrayed himself as was interesting too.

Megan may have been rescued, but she was strong and had her own secrets too. I liked that they were both cautious, and slowly accepted one another on this crazy ride. There were many sweet moments, but the secrets they kept never allowed them to fully trust each other.

Honestly, this has been my least favourite book of the series so far. I enjoyed the action, the plotting and planning, but some of the storyline threw me. So much information and mind twists that I found it hard to follow. I did like that we had a little crossover from a previous series though. Although it appears that this story was kind of wrapped up, I will continue with this series to see where things go from there.

I liked the sweeter side to Johnny, and he actually showed a hint of vulnerability as well.

“Can I kiss you?”
We lock eyes when these words come out. I’m not that sheltered. I’m not some innocent prude. But… “I’m sorry. Did you just ask to kiss me?”
“Mmm-hmm,” he hums, blue eyes glistening with night water. “I told you I was a gentleman.”

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“Didn’t have dessert yet, did we?”
“What are you doing?”
“Coming on to you. I’m not really being subtle.”
“But why?”
He closes that small distance again and his hand comes up to rest on the side of my face. “Because you’re pretty. Because you’re smart. Because this is probably the last night we’ll ever spend together.”

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But I want her, and I like her, and I need her, and I want her to want me, and like me, and need me back.

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J.A. HussJA 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, 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 Voice Arts Award in 2018. In May 2018 MGM Television optioned five of her books (Slack, Guns, Come, Come Back, and Coming For You –collectively called THE COMPANY) for a TV Series. She and Johnathan are partners in that TV series project —in fact, they started out writing the teleplay for The Company and soon after found themselves writing novels together too.

Johnathan McClain is her first (and only) writing partner and even though they are worlds apart in just about every way imaginable, it works.

She lives on a ranch in Central Colorado with her family.

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