Rook is alone, desperate and running. Leaving behind an abusive relationship she follows the hand of fate and finds herself in the studio of Antoine Chaput. Becoming an erotic model for the famous photographer was never in her plans but with the stunningly gorgeous Ronin directing her through it, how hard could it be?
Following in the success of the TRAGIC contract, Rook is approached to be the girl of STURGIS, much to Ronin’s dismay. In a fit of anger, Rook signs the deal only to find out that not only will she be painted nude by the full body-paint artist, Spencer Shrike, she will also be filmed, for three months by a reality T.V. crew, for Shrike’s Bikes. Ronin has issues of his own to deal with and, with the modelling deal in full swing, pressure is put on there fragile relationship. When the past starts catching up with them can Rook and Ronin survive the challenges that face them?
Rook dreams of being a film maker and wants to go to film school. Ronin wants a family of his own and is willing to wait for Rook but will she ever be ready. Rook’s past is right on her doorstep and only the TEAM can help protect her. Spencer, Ford and Ronin have been a Team since they all went to school together but an incident in the past has kept them apart. Now they will have to work together again to protect Rook, but is their own past about to catch up with them?
SLACK & TAUT
Ford Aston wants to be left alone. His infatuation with Rook needs to end or he knows he will do something both of them will regret. Driving to LA on New’s Years Eve may be the worst mistake of his life but when fate drives him to meet a depressed and suicidal Ashleigh it maybe more than her life he is saving.
BOMB & GUNS
The love of Spencer’s life, Veronica Vaughn, is getting tired of her on/off relationship with Spencer, which for the past year has been more off than on. Fed up with knowing that Spencer is dating other women, Ronnie decides her time has come to move on with her life. Changing career, moving home and dating are all on her mission to get her life away from Spencer Shrike, if only her heart would join the plan.
Spencer Shrike has loved his Bombshell, Ronnie Vaughn, from the first moment he met her and keeping her at a distance is killing him. Not wanting his past to effect her future, Spencer does everything he can to ensure her safety until all threats are contained, however even the most careful planning can have its flaws and, no matter how hard he tries, Ronnie could be in danger however he plays it.
The whole TEAM come together to conclude the journey that started with a lonely girl and ended with relationships that will span the tests of time.
This series is captivating from start to finish. J.A. Huss has a way of bring characters to life in such a way that no matter how much you want to dislike them you can’t. Rook is young but has had to grow up fast. Ronin knows the effects that an abusive relationship can cause and sees the pain in Rook from the beginning. Although the first three books in this series are based mainly on Rook and Ronin their story would be nothing without the addition of the side characters – Spencer and Ronnie, Ford and Ashleigh, Elise and Antoine. The four spin-off stories are essential reading as, although they focus on Ford and Spencer, they still continue the story of the TEAM and all the problems that arose with Rook and their not-so legitimate backgrounds.
There were moments I just wanted to slap the whole lot of them but everything they did was done for a reason. Secrets are rife throughout all the series but are also essential to the story and how it plays out for each character. Their paths were destined to cross and each couple fits together perfectly.
There are some stories that you can’t wait to get to the end to read the happy ever after and then there are those that you want to continue on past the HEA into the rest of the their lives that follow, this was definitely a life following series.