Review: Turning Back – J.A. Huss

Posted 17 April, 2017 by Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Reviews / 10 Comments

Warning: This book includes mature content such as: sexual content, and/or drug and/or alcohol use, and/or violence.
Review: Turning Back – J.A. HussTurning Back Series: Turning #2
on 12 April 2017
Pages: 287
3 Stars

I lived in the dark for three years. My whole world revolved around the whims and happiness of three men. It was just a trip into the forbidden. A way out of a bad situation and forward into nothingness.

Quin, with his easy smile and charming good looks. He was always there for me... Until he wasn’t.

Smith, and his dispassionate attention. He was never there for me and he never regretted it.

Bric, the one who listened, but only to himself. Self-absorbed, self-obsessed, and self-serving. He was never the one I wanted.

And now he might be the only one I have left.

It was good while it lasted, I guess. But it could’ve been so much more. It could’ve been so much better.

And that’s why I’m turning back.

Turning Back was so filled with intrigue it was difficult to see which way was up and which way was down.

Review - (un)Conventional Bookviews

Main feels for the beginning of Turning Back was kind of removed. I didn’t feel any of the characters, and even their smexy scenes seemed a little clinical to me. I didn’t really feel the hotness as I’d expected, and Bric acted like such an arse I wanted to skim his chapters, to tell you the truth.

The story in Turning Back is well written, and the theme of second chance is one I absolutely love. It took a while for me to think that Rochelle actually deserved a second chance, though. Because the way she left Quin behind was just mean. And Bric contributed to that – both because he had never told Quin about Rochelle’s phone call, and because he kept some other things from Quin. To further his own agenda. As usual.

My favorite character in Turning Back was Kitty – Quin’s mom. She was made of amazing, and she took no prisoners. Written in thriple point of view, with Quin, Bric and Rochelle each having their own chapters, I did get to understand their inner workings and motivations quite well. And towards the end, something completely clicked, and I fell for the characters and felt the feels I had been missing at the beginning.

Fave Quotes - (un)Conventional Bookviews

It’s funny, I think. That Smith doesn’t trust me to be with Chella around him, but he does trust me to be with her alone. It’s not her I want. It’s certainly not him. But another… us. I could go for another round of us.

But this baby changes everything. I want her here. Things are different now. We’re trying something new.

Reading this book contributed to these challenges:

Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms

About Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms

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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10 responses to “Review: Turning Back – J.A. Huss

  1. So, I didn’t read past your introductory sentence and your rating since I have this up next to read. I’m nervous now though. We’ll have to chat offline about it. I’m still in Outlander world…Claire’s just arrived at Wentworth Prison to see about Jamie. I’m biting my nails. Anyway, I hope you’re enjoying your Monday, wifey! I’m now caught up here with you 😉 and doing my best to get caught up everywhere else.

    Enjoy the rest of your day!! *smooches* love & {{{BIG HUGS}}}

  2. Too bad you didn’t get more involved, but it might be entertaining enough to read. I do like a good second chance romance and that is enough to have me curious about this one. Brilly review!

  3. Oh lord, this series sounds…. crazy? Forbidden? I’m INTRIGUED! I love knowing the ending before starting a book. Is there a happy ending? I mean, a one man, one woman happy ending? Seriously, this is calling my name! ?

    Anyway, awesome review! ??

  4. Sorry to see that this one didn’t totally work for you. Especially when things seemed to come together at the end. It’s like, couldn’t we have had this all through the book and not just here at the end? *sigh*

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