Omnibus Edition of Rook and Ronin by JA Huss
Overall Rating: 3.5 (XXX)
Quick & Dirty summary: Rook is desperate. She’s just been fired from her job, is living in a homeless shelter, and is down to her last ten dollars. In a flight of fancy, she goes to Starbucks to buy a drink and blow her money. A chance encounter leads her to the famous, unconventional photographer Antoine Chaput. As Rook navigates the world of fashion she has to decide if she can trust the men who surround her. Drawn to Ronin, Rook has a lot in her past to overcome; luckily, Ronin knows she’s worth it. The problem is, will Rook know Ronin is worth it?
This edition included all three books, but each book is not a standalone, so I read them as one continuous story, which was great. I’m not sure how I’d like the novels if I had to read them as a series with breaks. I loved how sure Ronin was of Rook. There was no fear of commitment or worry about love or whatever. Ronin had Rook, supporting her in a way that was awesome. Of course, we read a lot of this through the lens of Rook, so her interpretation of Ronin’s actions makes it a little less clear, but it’s there.
There is also a kind of mystery that drives the whole series. At first it’s question about Ronin’s past, then it’s questions about Rook’s past, and in the end, there’s a great sense of suspense, which is a nice addition to this love story. Also a good edition? The really hot SEX. It’s a bit unconventional, so if you’re even a little uncomfortable with sensual things, this may not be the best book for you. But if you don’t mind, it’s really interesting. It asks some difficult questions about the lines that we draw about work and art and real life.
Is it worth buying? (Kindle $0.99)
Yes! It’s a great deal for les than a dollar. I enjoyed it and would encourage everyone to get it too.
Something else you might enjoy:
Then Came You by Lisa Kleypas is a historical romance novel with a heroine with a tragic past and a dashing hero who tries to see past the exterior. It’s the first book in the Gambler’s Series (there are only two books) and I loved it. This suggestion is a little out of the ordinary, since it’s not in the same sub-genre, but I really love this book and this author.