Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Blog Tour: Review :Tragic

Title - Tragic 
Author - J.A. Huss
Series - Rook and Ronin #1
Genre - New Adult Contemporary Romance
Format - Arc Ebook
Publication - May 20th 2013
Publisher - Science Future Press


Rook Walsh is TRAGIC

Because life so far – just sucks. Some girls get parents. Rook got the foster care system. Some girls get Prince Charming. Rook got an abusive frog. Some girls get lucky…

Rook got a second chance.

And she took it. Because when fate throws you a bone – you grab it with both hands and run.

Antoine Chaput knows the minute he spies Rook in his photography studio that she’s got The Look. The dark and desperate look he must have to land the exclusive TRAGIC media contract.

Rook is paired up with top model, Ronin, and he’s everything her abusive ex-boyfriend wasn’t. Patient, gentle, happy, attentive, and sexy! He knows exactly what to do to make Rook blush for Antoine’s camera. 

Rook’s luck changes in an instant and suddenly she’s the darling of the modeling world. It’s a dream job to go with a dream guy and all she has to do is look pretty and follow directions. But there’s always a price to pay – and Rook is about to get the bill.

New Adult Contemporary Romance *Mature Content* Recommended for ages 17+ due to sexual situations and language usage


I received Tragic in return for an honest review as part of the tour hosted by Xpresso Book Tours. Rook is running from a dark past, which has changed her life, making it hard to trust people, and willing to do almost anything for money. Rook has been living at the shelter working as a house cleaner until she’s accused of stealing and fired. When she receives a business card with an address and time she takes it even though she’s not the intended card holder. Arriving for the modeling shoot she instantly catches the eye of Ronin the guy who’s in charge of the girls, who’s convinced she’s perfect for the role of Tragic.

Rook is offered more than just the shot to model for Tragic she’s giving a chance at a new life by Elise the photographer’s lover who used to be Rook. Elise explains that she has a little apartment she can stay in, that she will be paid for shampooing hair it’s not much but it will give her the chance to start a new life.

 Rook accepts also taking the contract to model for Tragic but it’s more than she expected when she sees her first outfit boy shorts and a men’s button shirt. Rook will be making out with Ronin while the photographers attempt to get the perfect picture but what is supposed to be professional crosses the lines changing everything. Soon Rook is torn between wanting to be independent making her own money and having the guy she’s falling in love with. She’s offered another contract to model and secrets start to come out.

I love the characters Rook stole my heart right from the start I wanted to take her under my wing and help her any way I could. I think what Elise did for Rook shows that there are good people in the world. I wasn't sure about Ronin he had me on the fence though most of the book by the end I was all for him and Rook. The author gives us both sides of the coin we flip between what’s going on with Rook and Ronin which I really enjoy. The chemistry between the two is on fire, it’s hard to not be all swoony.

I've been dying to read a J.A. Huss book I just hadn't had the chance. When I got the email about Tragic with such a beautiful cover plus the synopsis screams read me I knew it was my chance. I was so excited to get my hands on Tragic, the story captivated me right from the start I couldn't put it down. I ended up staying up late reading in bed while the hubby and puppy’s slept with my iced coffee. Tragic is a dark fast paced emotional story that takes you from tears to leaving you breathless. I am truly impressed it’s a beautiful story that captures the imagination and left me wanting more. I will admit it’s a little on the adult size, filled with hot guys, steamy scenes it’s not something I would suggest for teens unless they are mature. That being said I think it’s stole the spot for my favorite New Adult book. I can't wait to read the next one! I loved everything about Tragic!
5 out of 5 stars

Tragic Trailer 
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About the author
J. A. Huss likes to write new adult books that make you think and keep you guessing. Her favorite genre to read is space opera, but since practically no one reads those books, she writes new adult science fiction, paranormal romance, contemporary romance, urban fantasy, and books about Junco (who refuses to be saddled with a label). 

She has an undergraduate degree in horses, (yes, really–Thank you, Colorado State University) and a master’s degree in forensic toxicology from the University of Florida. She used to have a job driving around Colorado doing pretty much nothing but shooting the breeze with farmers, but now she just writes, runs the New Adult Addiction and Clean Teen Reads Book Blogs, and runs an online science classroom for homeschoolers. 

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  1. Thanks a bunch for your review, Mandy! I'm glad you enjoyed the book! :)

  2. So happy you enjoyed it, Mandy! It sounds like it has such great and compelling characters! Fantastic review! :)