#Review: Passion Rising – J.A. Huss and Johnathan McClain

Posted 8 May, 2018 by Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Reviews / 8 Comments

Warning: This book includes mature content such as: sexual content, and/or drug and/or alcohol use, and/or violence.
#Review: Passion Rising – J.A. Huss and Johnathan McClainPassion Rising by J. A. Huss, Johnathan McClain
Series: Original Sin #4
Published by Rutherford Press on 8 May 2018
Genres: Adult, Erotica, Mystery, Romance, Suspense
Pages: 210
Format: Hardback
Source: Kindle Purchase
Reading Challenges: 2018 New Release Challenge
4.5 Stars

Old demons are back.
Maddie’s dealing with the fallout of her choices. Safety and happiness are relative, elusive things she’s desperate to have. But they will forever remain out of reach until the demons of her past are laid to rest.
Tyler’s mistakes resurface to haunt him and he’s just beginning to understand that money can’t fix a broken relationship. He must open his heart and search for answers he’d rather not find.
She wants peace in a world made of chaos.
He wants to rid himself of a lifetime of guilt.
They’re soul mates, but that’s no guarantee.
They’ll need to rely on each other to find their happily ever after.
Because the fight never ends—it just gets easier with someone at your side.

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Passion Rising ends the Original Sin series with a bang! And I felt like I got to know the main characters so much better here.

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For a while in the beginning of Passion Rising, things were going slow – the aftermath of Flesh Into Fire could still be felt. However, Maddie and Tyler finally had room and time to breathe. To slow down. To get to know each other better. They were also able to heal – both physically and emotionally – which is something they both needed.

Seeing Maddie and Tyler doing more ‘normal’ stuff made me love them more. And it also helped me get to know them much better. Passion Rising had a lot of passion, but their hot scenes moved the plot forward and showed how much love they had for each other.

Of course, Passion Rising wasn’t all fun and games. There was still both suspense and some mystery. However, in my opinion, the overall theme in this story was redemption and forgiveness. Not only did both Maddie and Tyler have other people they needed to forgive – to move forward themselves. They truly had to forgive themselves most of all. And there were several beautiful conversations on this topic. I feel like I have highlighted half the book. And those highlights are filled with beautiful, heartfelt, loving quotes.

Huss and McClain managed to completely woo me with Passion Rising, which was truly a feat, as I had not been so hot for the two middle installments in the series. Between the great writing, the character development, the story and the plot, I was on the edge of my seat for most of the time. The rest of the time, my toes curled with pent-up frustration 😉 plus, I had some great laugh-out-loud moments thanks to Tyler.

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Each snip of the scissors cutting off strands of my hair is like letting go of something I’ve been holding onto too tightly. Not memories. Those will, I imagine, stay with me forever. Or at least until I get old and senile.

Then what? That’s like the happily ever after, right? Achieving your goals isn’t the end, it’s supposed to be a beginning. Isn’t it? So back to the start, I guess. “Book two. Page one.”

What I want now is just to be near her. To help her when she wants, to let her be when that’s what she needs, and to lear to be just a little less stupid. (But only a little, because my idiocy is part of my charm. Not everybody says so, but I believe it’s true.)

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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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8 responses to “#Review: Passion Rising – J.A. Huss and Johnathan McClain

  1. Yay! I, too, really enjoyed Passion Rising, wifey. The healing, the redemptive abilities of love…yeah, it was all goody-goodness. I’m happy Huss/McClain ended up really winning us both over! 😀
    {{{BIG HUGS}}}

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