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Turning Back by J.A. Huss

Title: Turning Back
Series: Turning #2
Author: JA Huss
Genre: Dark Erotic Suspense
Release Date: April 12, 2017


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.

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“So then
what happened?” Bric asks.
sitting at our booth in the White Room. Before I left, I’d sit in the middle of
the bench, Quin would sit across from me in a chair, and Bric would sit to my
Bric is
still to my left, Quin isn’t here yet—if he’s coming at all—and Adley is in her
baby seat on my right.
is familiar—but off.
“Then he
went to bed.”
“What’d you
“I sat
there on the couch for a while trying to figure out what happened.”
“What did
you come up with?” Bric is looking very intently at me. Like everything I’m
saying is critically important.
“He hate-fucked
me, that’s what I came up with, Bric!”
Bric says, throwing me one of those Don’t overreact looks.
serious. There’s no other explanation for it. He hate-fucked me. Revenge fuck.
Whatever you want to call it. That’s what happened last night.” I sigh and try
not to feel depressed and sad. “And then this morning I got out of bed to go
check on Adley when she woke up, and when I came back, he was gone.”
Bric asks. “Where’d he go?”
left,” I say. “I texted him. Asked if he’d be here for breakfast. And he never
texted back.”
“He’s just
mad,” Bric says.
“I know.” I
huff. “He told me that last night too. He spelled it out very clearly. He was
worried about me. Sad about my leaving. But then when I came back—”
“Now he’s
just angry.”
“It’s a
pretty typical reaction,” Bric says.
“I realize
that. Which is why I’m not going to make a big deal about this. But I don’t
know if this is going to work, Bric. He might not want me. He might just want
to hurt me. Exactly the way I hurt him.”
“No,” Bric
says, like I’m being ridiculous.
“I’m not
being ridiculous,” I say. “Maybe he’s not out to hurt me. But he’s doing
something, Bric. He’s playing a game, but I’m pretty sure we’re not all playing
the same game.”
“He’s mad,
Rochelle. You have to expect that. He’s gonna come around.”
“What does
that mean? Come around? Do you really think he’s gonna fall back in love with
me the way he was? Because I don’t. I think he’s here for us. Me, you, and him together. And that’s all.”
Bric rubs
his hand across his scratchy jaw as he thinks this over, so I check on Adley.
She fell asleep in the car on the way over here and hasn’t woken up yet. Bric
is still thinking.
“I don’t
want an us, Bric.”
He looks me
in the eye and says. “I do. But I get it. And I’m fine with you and Quin
getting your little happy ending. But I’m telling you, Rochelle, he’s just
trying to protect himself right now and the best way to let him work that out
and ensure you two get back together is to have an us.”
“He said he
doesn’t trust me.”
“He has a
good reason,” Bric counters.
“I know
that,” I say, starting to get angry. “I understand that. But the whole point of
us doing this… game… or whatever it is, was so that you can help me figure this
out. I want him, Bric. You’re supposed to help me.”
But as soon
as the words come out of my mouth I realize how stupid that is. I trust no one
and I have very good reasons for that. I’ve learned over the course of my life
that people are selfish. People are out for themselves. People are liars. I
have a lot of experience in being lied to.
Bricman definitely fits all those assumptions I have about people. And then

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JA Huss is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of more than twenty romances. She likes stories about family, loyalty, and extraordinary characters who struggle with basic human emotions while dealing with bigger than life problems. JA loves writing heroes who make you swoon, heroines who makes you jealous, and the perfect Happily Ever After ending.

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Turning Back Turning Back by J.A. Huss
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Title: Turning Back
Author: J.A. Huss


Hell yes!!! I read the first book in the series, and couldn't get enough. Or at least, it seemed as though i couldn't get enough. And then Smith got out of the game that he, Bric and Quin played for almost a decade when he met Chella. Quin's heart had been torn to shreds when Rochelle left the game, and finding out that she was pregnant and had gone to see Bric for advice, destroyed their friendship for a year... a year of moping, torment, going through the motions and hoping for the best. For 6 months Bric knew that Rochelle had had a child, something that he kept from Quin and when Chella comes back with a PI who managed to find the elusive girl that tore them apart, Bric needs to make a decision: to have her come back or tell her to stay away. Only Rochelle has plans of her own, plans that involve the men she fell in love with and a new family.

The second book in the series was completely different from the first book. It felt more emotional, more explosive in the conversations between each character, between Smith, Rochelle, Chella, Bric and Quin, whereas in the first novel it felt more like a game, to find out who would crumble first or who would leave. I still loved this book; how could you not when you get a firsthand look at how Bric and Quin would be with children, and Smith's complete 180 in wanting children (and i do mean plural) and actually spending his own money for the things that he wants rather than living off donations. Is it necessary to read the first book to understand the second? Personally, i don't think so, but to get a better idea of who the players are and how their dynamic worked before Smith left, yeah, i would suggest reading the first. There's no denying that there's something about each man that makes them irresistible and intriguing, and i for one, can't wait to find out exactly what Bric has been hiding and just how dark he'll become.
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