Published by: July 4th 2017
Publication date: Erotica, Romance, Suspense
Genres: Adult, Fantasy, Romance
I look her body up and down as I circle her.
I smile a devious, deviant, I’m gonna make you sorry you ever started playing this game with me smile.
And then I take her hand.
I lead her to the elevator.
We go up to my apartment.
I tie her wrists together with rope.
Raise her arms above her head.
And chain her to the ceiling.
It’s my turn.
His Turn by J.A. Huss
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I've followed this series from the very beginning and from all three men, by the time i was at Bric's story, i was antsy. I wanted to know him better. I wanted to know what made him tick. And i sure as heck wanted to get to the bottom of his aloofness considering his many talents. I was more than a little curious to find out how this man, who i've come to find as much darker than either Smith or Quin, would react if he ever found his match. And boy did J.A. Huss deliver when it came to His Turn.
I highly doubt that i was prepared for a new round of the game with either Nadia or Jordan. I doubt that Bric was prepared either. Nadia is a Top; something that Bric claims she isn't since she doesn't understand what being a dominant means. At the same time, she submits beautifully - in the sense that she understands the mentality, the needs and wants of a submissive and that moment when she fully surrenders to it... i felt it myself. Bric knew how to push this girl and she, him as well. And just when i thought it was all over, J.A. Huss turns it all around on us and makes it last longer, finally giving us an idea of who the real Bric (Elias) really is. I absolutely loved this series. Loved the way that they pushed all sorts of boundaries and even made you really think on what's important: the idea of happiness, or actually being happy and feeling it. These characters were nothing like i expected and that made this story even more fascinating and there was no way was i going to let this book stretch out more than necessary because i had to know what was going to happen.
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But then I got to thinking about that. The mind fuck part. Because I’m kind of an excellent mind-fucker. I mean, shit. I went to school to be a psychiatrist. I got pretty far into it before I dropped out. I have a medical degree. I run a sex club. I’ve been playing this goddamned game for more than a decade. And even though I’ve been on a losing streak for a while now, I’m damn good. I’m due for a win. I will win this.
The key to a proper mind fuck is the element of surprise. The target thinks they’re ready for the unexpected, until they’re not.
Nadia was probably pretty pleased with herself last night. She probably ended that call with a huge smile on her face. One hundred percent satisfied.
And she’s expecting retaliation. She had to know I’d tell Jordan about it. She had to know I’d find out she never called him. She had to know I’d be pissed off today.
When I realized that… well, that’s when I calmed down and started piecing together a psychological profile on her.
Nadia Wolfe. Twenty-something. Beautiful. Talented. Ballerina. Control freak. New in town. Rising star. Player of games.
She’s so stupidly simple to figure out, I almost feel sad that she’s not more of a challenge.
I decide the ballerina aspect is my best first move. They are a different sort of person, so most of what I just described probably stems from her choice of occupation. She likes control because she’s forced herself to be in control of things to get where she is in her art.
Think about it. Ballerinas, right? They get up early to go to class or rehearsal or whatever the fuck it is they do first thing in the morning. They have to control themselves in very specific ways. They have to control their muscles, their emotions, their pain threshold, and the pleasure center in their brains. They have to psych themselves up to fit their bodies into the mold of dancer.
They have to conform in many ways. Deviation from the standard is unacceptable, even though they are expected to excel and stand out.
They must look a certain way, behave a certain way, and submit to the whims of those who control their future.
Success, therefore, is not defined by their own perceptions of themselves, but by the perceptions of others. And those perceptions are directly related to athletic skill, beauty, and youth.
It’s a trifecta of psychological disorders waiting to happen.
I’ve got you, Nadia Wolfe. I have your ticket, darling. I know what drives you now.
JA Huss is the 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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