June 12, 2015
Blog Hop - Dirty, Dark & Deadly
This week, in preparation for the release of JA Huss' new book, WASTED LUST, we've taken a closer look at her Dirty, Dark and Deadly series, which is the first series where we get to really see what kind of person Sasha - the heroine in Wasted Lust - is. Let's look back at this week's blog hop posts, and don't forget to enter the giveaway for an e-copy of both Come and Come Back.
Meet the Player
James Fenici, a.k.a. Six, a.k.a. Tet, is a stone cold assassin - one of The Company's best. At first glance, it doesn't seem as if anything can take him down. That nothing could penetrate his tough exterior, both literally and figuratively. Through the course of the Dirty, Dark & Deadly series, we see that there are many facets to James Fenici. Yes, he is hard enough to threaten to kill a young teenager - repeatedly - and mean it. But, he's also soft enough to make the sweet life-altering promises to Harper that girls need to hear. James is an enigma. You are always curious as to whether we were seeing the real James. He wears many faces, and it's hard to tell which one is true and which ones were masks. I'd like to think that he's the realest when he's with Harper.
Who's That Girl?
Harper is a tough nut to crack. But, really, who can blame her? Her father had planned to hand her over to a man in exchange for his services, like she's a commodity. When she objected to that plan in her own special way and ran away, she effectively placed a price on her head too. It's no wonder that it's hard for her to trust James. We see Harper fighting her own mind and experience throughout the Dirty, Dark & Deadly series. What she has seen and knows about The Company tells her that she shouldn't trust James when he says he loves her and wants to protect her. But, what she is feeling is a different story entirely. She comes to realize that she loves him too, and initially that scares the crap out of her because it throws her off her game. She's looking for her twin brother, and she didn't plan on anything or anyone getting in the way. Harper waffles between vulnerable and stalwart, and honestly, I loved both sides of her. It shows that she's strong but not unaffected by what's going on around her. And, ultimately, her love for James ends up saving them both.
A Love Affair
The Dirty, Dark & Deadly series isn't your typical love story. But, when so many stories are so very similar, that's okay. It's a welcome change. James knew Harper would be his from the moment he met her. Never mind the fact that she was only a child then. He saw how incredible she was even then. However, when two people grow up living among deadly assassins, it can throw a wrench into their happily-ever-after. James does what he has to do to stay alive until that moment when he can take Harper away from the madness that is in both of their lives. Harper didn't know she needed James as much as she did. But, when she needed him the most, he was there, fighting for her. The best part is that Harper fights right alongside him. No one but Harper would be able to complete James.
Dirty, Dark & Deadly - My Thoughts
The Dirty, Dark & Deadly series is like an onion. Just when you think you get it - you know what's going on and who's on who's side and what everyone's motives are - JA Huss peels back another layer of OMG, and you realize, you didn't know squat. I typically go for the more traditional romance stories, but the story of James and Harper really got me in the feels. Oh, it wasn't sappy in the least. But, it demonstrated how, even the most hardened people can find love with the right person. And, it introduced me to teenage Sasha, a.k.a. Assassin Smurf, who we will be getting to know even better in a very short time...
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Experience James, Harper and Sasha for yourself with the Come and Come Back box set. Finish off their story with Coming For You.
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Only two weeks are left in our review of J.A. Huss' series until Wasted Lust is here! Be sure to check out the other blogs in the hop...
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.
You can chat with her on Facebook (www.facebook.com/AuthorJAHuss), Twitter (@jahuss), and her kick-ass romance blog, New Adult Addiction (www.newadultaddiction.com).
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