REVIEW: Taking Turns by J.A. Huss

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“When the four of us are all together, we have no rules.”

Back of the book blurb:

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.
I just didn’t expect to like them.

A message in a bottle:

Publication Date: January 18, 2017
Publisher: Science Future Press
Pages: 337
ISBN: 9781944475154

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My rating:

            This is my first J.A. Huss novel that I’ve read. And judging by the author’s note at the end of Taking Turns, I’m glad that I chose this one to start with. It’s funny… my boss and I randomly stumbled upon this book one day at work (we love the same kind of books) and we were both instantly curious and began reading as soon as we could.

“We keep them here. Like good little princesses locked up in their towers.”

            The book is split into four different POVs, which was executed wonderfully. Each character had a distinct voice and even though they all had flaws, lots of them in fact, you’ll leave the book caring about each and every one of them.

            It’s safe to say, this book is a little different than others that I’m normally reading. It’s definitely a love story… just a little unconventional. And that’s what makes it so great. This book will dig its claws into your skin and won’t let go until it’s through with you. I finished the book a couple days ago and I’m still thinking about it.

“Forget about Quin and the way he fucked you. Forget about Smith and the way he claimed you. Forget about Bric and the way he dominated you.”

            If you’re afraid to get dirty, I’d avoid Taking Turns. Ms. Huss’s sex scenes are some of the dirtiest, mind-fuckery scenes I’ve ever read. I don’t even know if that’s proper grammar, but I don’t care.

            Each man has a rule—they’re to protect the girl and also to drive her crazy. There’s a connection between a certain two of them, but you’ll fall in love with all three of the men. I can assure you that.

“I was wrong the other night when I thought Taking Turns was a lifestyle. I was one hundred percent wrong. Because this is nothing but a game of one-upmanship between these three men using me as a pawn on the chess board. Which of them can get the upper hand? Which rule will be their downfall? And which rule will make them winners?”

            Taking Turns is honestly such an intense book. It explores the darker side of sex and love and it will really put your brain through all of the emotions. And it was exactly what I needed. When I first found this book, I noticed there was a second book set for release in April and it was Rochelle’s story and I wasn’t sure if I’d be into it, but after reading Taking Turns, I’m super stoked for Turning Back.

Happy Reading!
The Wandereader

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