Thursday, June 13, 2013

TRAGIC by J.A. Huss Blog Tour! (Review♥)

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Tragic by J.A. Huss
Tragic (Rook and Ronin, #1)
Release Date: May 20, 2013
Format: eARC, 282 pages
Publisher: Science Future Press
Series: Rook and Ronin #1
Source: Xpresso Book Tour, for review
Buy It: B&N | Amazon 
Description from Goodreads:
Rook Walsh is TRAGIC

Because life so far – just sucks. Some girls get parents. Rook got the foster care system. Some girls get Prince Charming. Rook got an abusive frog. Some girls get lucky…

Rook got a second chance.

And she took it. Because when fate throws you a bone – you grab it with both hands and run.

Antoine Chaput knows the minute he spies Rook in his photography studio that she’s got The Look. The dark and desperate look he must have to land the exclusive TRAGIC media contract.

Rook is paired up with top model, Ronin, and he’s everything her abusive ex-boyfriend wasn’t. Patient, gentle, happy, attentive, and sexy! He knows exactly what to do to make Rook blush for Antoine’s camera.

Rook’s luck changes in an instant and suddenly she’s the darling of the modeling world. It’s a dream job to go with a dream guy and all she has to do is look pretty and follow directions. But there’s always a price to pay – and Rook is about to get the bill.

New Adult Contemporary Romance

After seeing some things about this book, I was soooooooooooo excited to start reading it. Seriously, I was so excited for some Rook & Ronin hotness. They're models! I must say, I had a specific picture in my mind about this couple (like who they look like) as I read. And THAT was fantastic. I could SEE this whole book. And it was great!

Now, there were some things that made me uneasy as I was reading. Not really out of my comfort zone, just skirting around things I personally do not like. But then, all was well and I was in love with Rook & Ronin again.

Character Rundown:
Rook: I liked her attitude and her strength. I did not like her...greed, I guess. Then again, I understand it. Man do I ever understand what Rook wants and why she wants it. I guess I just didn't like how close-minded she was BECAUSE of her plan. She wasn't a bad character, though. I would have acted just like her in some situations.

Ronin: Hello, hot boy. I like him. A lot. I might even love him. I'm not sure yet, though. I'll figure it out next book. There were some things about Ronin that I did not like at all, at first. As we learned more about him, then ultimately learned IT ALL, I felt better and better about him. Sometimes, though, I wanted to slap him across his pretty boy face. BOOM. But overall, I heart this boy. <3

Plot. I love Rook's half of this story 100%. It was solid, it was something I can understand and relate to, and it was entertaining. Ronin's half of the story was good, too, but it got on my nerves more because I didn't know what I needed to know. Just...I can't explain it to you. I liked being in Ronin's POV better, but I liked Rook's story better. That's just how it was.

Yes. This book is dual POV. I happy-danced my face off when I found out.

Ronin & Rook. Whoa. Weird that way, isn't it? But I like to put the guy first... Anyway. These two. Their relationship started up REALLY fast. I mean, it wasn't insta-love, but it all felt fast. They did slow things down, though. And there IS NOT insta-love. They aren't declaring undying love within a week of meeting each other. They just really like each other. And gosh darn it, they are so adorable! In a smexy way, of course ;)

The ending. This is the part that made me feel all okay again. So if you're feeling all funky reading this book, stick it out! And I am DEFINITELY going to read the next book. I feel very grabby hands about it right now, actually...

Overall, Tragic is a smexy New Adult story that had me smiling from ear to ear before I even finished the third chapter. It has it's bothersome moments, but in the end it is totally worth all the spazziness it makes you (made me) feel. Should you read it? GOODNESS YES. You need to meet Ronin, y'all. NEED TO.


  1. Thank you, Jessica! I loved all your observations! :) I'm glad you enjoyed the book.


  2. I am sooooooo excited for this book. I can't wait to see what's going to happen with Ronin & Rook. Great review!

    Ann@Blogging E-books


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