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Warning: This book includes mature content such as: sexual content, and/or drug and/or alcohol use, and/or violence.
on 18 January 2017
I’ve never been afraid of the dark...but that doesn’t mean I wanted to live in it. And maybe everyone wants what they can’t have, but I should’ve thought it over before I accepted the key and unlocked the door to their forbidden world.
Number One is mostly silent. He watches me with them very carefully. His gaze never wanders. His interest never wanes.
Number Two is mostly gentle. But it’s the other side of him I like best. The wild side.
Number Three is mostly reserved. He refuses to cross the line. Even when I beg.
It was carnal, it was sensual, and it was erotic. That’s it. That’s all it was supposed to be. A trip into the dark. A peek into the forbidden.
Oh man! Taking Turns is dark. And addictive. And enticing. And twisted. And mysterious. And sexy. And so very complex and complicated.
Taking Turns made me a little uneasy before I picked it up. I mean, yeah, Huss is one of my favorite authors, but her stuff can be extremely dark. And taboo. And a little uncomfortable. And pushing boundaries. And expanding my reading horizons pretty far off what I had imagined. So, reading about one girl and not two, but three guys. Yeah, definitely uneasy! And it was definitely a dirty story. But it was much more than that! It was about secrets. Really bad childhoods. Redemption, hope, respect, and possibly even love.
It is quite difficult to review Taking Turns without ruining any of the dark surprises or the mystery that surrounds the guys, the girl and the club! And I think it’s really good to be taken down this somber path without knowing too much in advance, like the whole experience has to do with daring to go with the flow, and walking into the unknown.
Written in first person point of view, present tense, with alternating perspectives so the readers get to see inside the heads of all four characters, Taking Turns took me on one of the darkest spins I’ve ever been on in my reading life. And I have to say I can’t wait to read the next book in this series – the darkness was like a promise, and now I just need more.
Rochelle Bastille is a twenty-seven-year-old musician Bric met at a party three years ago. Some corporate event put on to celebrate… whatever. God only knows what he really does for Smith.
Well, this is an interesting twist. I have to say, of all the things I imagined happening tonight, a missing Rochelle was never on that list. And yet –★★★★½ #ARC #Review: Taking Turns - J.A. Huss - Dark, twisted, enticing and mysterious Click To Tweet
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