Bloggerwife Chat Review: The Square – J.A. Huss and Johnathan McClain

Posted 6 February, 2019 by Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Reviews / 8 Comments

*I received a free copy of The Square from Science Future Press via Author. This has in no way influenced my voluntary review, which is honest and unbiased *

Warning: This book includes mature content such as: sexual content, and/or drug and/or alcohol use, and/or violence.
Bloggerwife Chat Review: The Square – J.A. Huss and Johnathan McClainThe Square by J. A. Huss, Johnathan McClain
Series: Shape of Love #2
Published by Science Future Press on 29 January 2019
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Erotica, Romance, Suspense
Format: eARC
Source: Author
5 Stars

Against all odds we found each other.
And then a single moment of betrayal ripped it all away.
I thought Christine had forgiven me. I thought we’d moved past it. I thought she’d healed.
I loved them both and they loved me.
But then Danny left and our triangle was broken.
So was I really that surprised when Alec put it back together again?
We are meant to be together. We all know that.
But what did Alec do after I left?
What could he have possibly done to make Christine want revenge?
The Square is book two in The Shape of Love series collaboratively written by New York Times Bestselling author, JA Huss and actor/screenwriter, Johnathan McClain.

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The Square kind of blew me away! I can’t wait to chat with Brandee about it – because there was just so much that happened and I have no idea what can even happen next.

What a ride The Square was, right, Brandee? I have no idea how Huss and McClain manage to keep the suspense like they do – and how they are able to keep me guessing through the twists and turns. Did you guess anything during this story? I know I didn’t!

It really was quite the ride, Lex! The Square wasn’t as action-packed as The Triangle and yet the suspense kept me glued to my kindle and had me biting my nails. Oh the twists and turns! I’m with you – didn’t guess a thing in this one!


So, things were rather dicey at the beginning of the book – where Christine and Danny were on the boat, and he purposely didn’t ask her any questions about what she was up to. Did you think she had a real plan?

Yeah, I thought it was interesting that Danny took it on faith that Christine at least sort of knew what she was doing and he just let her do it. I didn’t think she had any real plan though. I was just as in the dark as Danny. And I was worried, honestly.


What did you think of the Watson’s? I thought they brought an extra layer of mystery to the plot, and I found them to be a great addition.

I really liked them as well. Yes, they did add another layer of mystery to the plot and I wasn’t certain for awhile if they could be trusted. I guess I’m still really not certain the all can be trusted. But they were a great addition and as the story unfolded, with the past roles of a few of them revealed, several pieces of the puzzle fit into place. Of course, I’m still scratching my head over many questions but at least some things make sense now. And the Watson’s – at least the Watson males – were kinda fun. 😉


This might be a tiny bit spoilery (for the Triangle…) do you think someone made Christine forget a part of her life on purpose? Do you think she really did what she thought she did in the Triangle? There were some things that happened in The Square that made me doubt absolutely everything!

I’m speculating, of course, but yes, I do think she was made to forget a part of her life on purpose. And I have a few theories – okay, one really – as to who did it. I’m also really worrying about what all she might have forgotten if this is the case. But I don’t think she’s as responsible for all the things she thinks she’s responsible for. (that’s quite a sentence!) So yes, I’m a conspiracy theorist and I think there is so much more going on here than we know. And I can’t wait for it all to be revealed. 


What do you think of redemption as a main theme for The Square? I think that forgiveness, and letting things go was a very important aspect of this story.

Oh, redemption is definitely a main theme for The Square, if not the main theme. There was forgiving and letting go of the past going on for quite a few of the characters. And one of them isn’t quite there but they’ll get there. There was so much to forgive and let go of, though. So much! And if we’re right about Christine, she’s being forgiven for things she doesn’t need forgiveness for. I mentioned earlier that this installment was quite as action-packed but that action was replaced with character development. There was quite a bit of introspection and there was the forgiveness element. I think Alec, Christine, and Danny all let go of a lot but I think they still feel the need for redemption. 

Gah! I can’t wait for the next (final?) installment, Lex! It’s going to be incredible and enlightening and thrilling, I just know it! 🙂



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Linda is an English as foreign language teacher and has a Master's degree in English Language and Literature. She's an avid reader, blogger, compulsive one-clicker and a genre omnivore. Ever since she learnt how to read she has been seen with a book or two in her hands everywhere she goes.

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