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Thursday, February 6, 2014

Taut Tour! A Review of Taut: The Ford Book by J.A. Huss!! Plus a Giveaway!!

Taut: The Ford Book (A Rook and Ronin Spin-off) by J.A. Huss
Genre: Adult Fiction (Contemporary Romance) 18+
Expected publication: January 20th 2014
Publisher: Self

Since A LOT of people have been asking here is the scoop on how this book fits in with my Rook & Ronin series: Ford first appears in Rook and Ronin #2, Manic. He has a bigger role in Panic, R&R #3, and then he has a novella, called SLACK. This TAUT book is only FORD. It's not really part of the R&R series, as that plot has all been sidelined for this one romance book.


Ford Aston is known for many things. Being an emotionless, messed up bastard, a freakishly smart social outcast, and a cold, domineering master who keeps "pets" instead of girlfriends.

And after Rook broke his heart, he plans to keep it that way.

Ashleigh is known for nothing, and that's exactly what she's got going for her. She's broke, stranded in the mountains with a three month old baby, and Ford Aston is screwing with her head.

Big. Time.

And she plans to mess with his right back.

It's a coy game at first, filled with flirting, and innuendo--but Ford soon realizes something is not quite right with Ashleigh. In fact, something is seriously, seriously wrong and the closer they get to their final destination, the closer Ford gets to the truth.

One night of devastation, self-loathing, and emptiness turns into the best thing that ever happened to Ford Aston. But one day of in-your-face reality threatens Ashleigh's whole existence.

Taut is a spin off of the Rook and Ronin series by J.A. Huss that is completely from Ford's perspective. The author recommends that you read the Rook & Ronin series prior to reading Taut and I wholeheartedly agree. It will be worth your while, let me tell you. I love Ford. LOVE him. I think I've mentioned this a time or two in the Rook & Ronin reviews. In Taut, we really get to see the inner workings of the Ford brain. He's controlling, doesn't like to be touched, stubborn, guarded, hilarious, scary intelligent, and sexy. Ford is at least 10 different kinds of naughty, and I'm okay with that. There is no other character out there like him. Ashleigh walks into his world, and piece by piece completely turns Ford as we know him upside down. She touches him. Oh no. He won't have any of that. She talks back to him. What?! It's true. She has a kid. If you read the Rook & Ronin series, could you ever picture Ford tolerating a kid for more than 5 seconds? The interactions between Ford and Ashleigh are so funny! I can just picture the look on his face during certain moments. At the same time Ford is broken. Ashleigh is too. Do they put each other back together again? I'll never tell.

Taut: The Ford Book by J.A. Huss was kindly provided to me by the Xpresso Book Tours for review. The opinions are my own.

Check out my reviews of the books in the Rook and Ronin series!

J. A. Huss likes to write new adult books that make you think and keep you guessing. Her favorite genre to read is space opera, but since practically no one reads those books, she writes new adult science fiction, paranormal romance, contemporary romance, urban fantasy, and books about Junco (who refuses to be saddled with a label).

She has an undergraduate degree in horses, (yes, really–Thank you, Colorado State University) and a master’s degree in forensic toxicology from the University of Florida. She used to have a job driving around Colorado doing pretty much nothing but shooting the breeze with farmers, but now she just writes, runs the New Adult Addiction and Clean Teen Reads Book Blogs, and runs an online science classroom for homeschoolers.
 Check out my interview with J.A. Huss!

To learn more about J.A. Huss and her books, visit her website.You can also find her on GoodreadsFacebook, and Twitter.

Signed copies of: TRAGIC, MANIC, PANIC, SLACK, and TAUT by JA Huss. PLUS a custom made sterling silver "Ford's Favortie Pet" necklace and signed swag pack. (Open internationally) 
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  1. Haha you had me at 10 different kinds of naughty! :D

  2. Thank you! LOL.. he is 10 different kinds of naughty! <3

  3. I loved how he went from "I don't do baby favors" to "it doesn't take a genius to change a diaper." LOVE HIM!!!!

    1. I loved that too. His transformation was pretty adorable. PS: Love your last name. hehe


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