Huss, JA: Don’t Panic

October 17, 2013
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?
Excerpt:
We pass by her Shrike Rook bike as we walk to the truck and I catch her eyeing it with longing. “You gonna ride that thing, you think?”
“Absolutely. I can’t wait.”
“Hmmm, I’m not sure about that, Rook. It makes me nervous. Don’t ride it alone, OK? Make sure you’ve got Spence or one of the shop guys with you.”
I lean back against the truck and she pushes herself into me and purrs in my ear, “You worry too much, Larue. I’m a big girl. I’m only gonna ride it for a few weeks before it starts snowing. Besides, I have the Shrike truck to hold me over until I figure out what kind of car I want.”
“And that’s another thing—”
“Don’t start with me! I’m buying my own car, I already told you that.”
I lean down and kiss her gently. “What were you gonna give me, Gidget?” Her hands slip under my t-shirt and chills ride up my body. “Fuck, I’m gonna miss you.”
“Well,” she coos in my ear. “I’m gonna miss you too. But the gift I’m giving you before you leave is my heart.”
And then she turns her bright blue eyes up at me and I feel it.
I’m not a romantic, I’m really not. I believe in love and all that shit, and I like to make girls happy with presents and careful attention as far as sex goes. But this is something else entirely. She makes my heart ache. Literally. My chest feels like it’s gonna be ripped apart from the longing, that’s how much I love this girl. “I’m totally taking that gift, Rook. And I’m never giving it back, so please don’t ask for it.”
Books 1 for Patricia copy
Books 1 for Patricia copy
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JA Huss is a SF and new adult romance junkie, has a love-hate relationship with the bad boys, and likes to write new adult books about people with real problems. She lives with her family on a small acreage farm in Colorado and has two donkeys named Paris and Nicole. Before writing fiction, she authored almost two hundred science workbooks and always has at least three works in progress. Her first new adult romance is called TRAGIC.
Books 1 for Patricia copy
ROOK Interviews FORD:

ROOK: OK, I’ve been told I have to interview you Ford, so no bullshit. Just answer the freaking questions and then we can both go about our business.
FORD: Define bullshit.
ROOK: That. What you just did, that’s bullshit.
FORD: Ask questions? I’m not allowed to ask—
ROOK: No, see I’m the one asking the questions, you just get to answer them. Ready?
FORD: Whatever.
ROOK: OK, what did you think you’d be when you grew up?
FORD: An ice cream man.
ROOK: Be serious, Ford, you’re gonna make me look bad and we want to go to Bookbash this summer, so behave so people will notice us.
FORD: Fine, I wanted to be a male model.
ROOK: I swear to God—
FORD: No really. I have the body for it, don’t you think?
ROOK: Whoa, whoa, whoa!  Shirt back on, please. Back on, now! I’m not looking.
FORD: But you want to look, don’t you?
ROOK: Don’t smirk at me. OK, moving on… uh…
FORD: See look, I can even take it off real sexy, like Ronin does. He’s got nothing on me.
Feel this muscle, Rook. Just feel—
ROOK: No, uh, look… well, yeah, it’s nice and hard. I mean—
FORD: Oh, I think we all know what you mean. Do you like my body Rook?
ROOK: I’m not answering that. I told you I’m the one asking—hey, hands off, buddy.
FORD: What? It’s just hair.
ROOK: That’s my neck. And you’re dragging your fingers across my skin and whispering—Mister, that’s almost crossing the line. You can’t say those things to me!  I’m a taken woman.
FORD: Tell me why you spend so much time with me, Rook.  Hmmmm…
ROOK: Uh—hey, that tickles!
RONIN: Ford, I’m one second from kicking your ass.
ROOK: Shit. Not look what you’ve done.
FORD: Yeah, shit. Fucking Ronin and his perfect timing. We’ll finish this interview tomorrow, Rook. When we’re alone.
RONIN: Sorry, folks, this is over. I don’t share. Rook is mine.
ROOK: Sorry, peeps!  Be sure to read all about us in the Rook and Ronin series—
FORD: It should be the Rook and Ford series.
ROOK: Later!

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One Comment

  • Melissa Weeks October 17, 2013 at 4:08 pm

    it would depend on the skeletons that are in the closet