Just a Few Turning Reads #review

Posted June 11, 2018 by Berls in Just a Few Books I Read, Review / 2 Comments

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This feature is for short reviews, reviews of books in a series where it might feel repetitive, or (as Michelle suggested) books I was too lazy to write a “real” review for. Today’s books all come from the same trilogy, Turning by J.A. Huss.

This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.
Just a Few Turning Reads #reviewTaking Turns by J.A. Huss
Published by Science Future Press on January 18, 2017
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Erotica
Pages: 337
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased

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.


I heard the door open and close and said nothing. And the footsteps coming down the hallway towards the bedroom. I even heard him say, “Hey.” So softly. “You awake?” Like he didn’t want to wake me.

I listened as he stepped into the closet. There was that slick sound a man makes when he pulls his tie through his shirt collar. I heard the unclasping of his watch. The jingle of his belt buckle and the shuffle of his pants as they dropped to the floor.

I even heard his moan as he stood over me. I could feel his shadow from the streetlamp outside like it was heat.

Then the bed creaked, the mattress sank. And his warm, hard body straddled me. Still, I said nothing.

I just buried my face in the sweet scent of the pillow and closed my eyes, feigning sleep.

“Rochelle,” he whispered, leaning over me. His fingertips gently brushed the hair away from my shoulder. His mouth pressed against my skin. “Did you miss me? God, I’ve missed you. Two weeks is too long. We need to renegotiate.”

He nipped my neck. Kissed it. Licked my ear as he positioned himself to begin.

And I said… nothing.

Even though my name is not Rochelle. That’s why I’m here. Tied up and gagged inside the closet. Sitting in the dark as three men on the other side of the door argue about where Rochelle went, why I was in her bed, and what they should do next.

I should be scared but I’m not.

I should be screaming, but I won’t.

Because this just feels very, very right.

And the only thing on my mind is… what will happen next?

I can’t believe I didn’t write ANYTHING on Goodreads after finishing Taking Turns! This book was dark. It was sexy. It was addictive as hell. And seriously twisted. I have to say, this series represents what I LOVE about JA Huss. She pushes boundaries like no ones business. So when you’re looking at a girl who is in a relationship with not one, not two, but three guys… complete with rules about sharing and who gets what day… yeah, boundaries are going to be pushed. Is it about sex? Absolutely! Is it so much more. Hell yes. Like all Huss erotica I’ve read, it has another element to it that takes you places. I don’t want to spoil it, so that’s all I’ll say about the dark twists. But I recommend it to anyone ready and willing to push their boundaries.
4 stars Pretty Great

This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.
Just a Few Turning Reads #reviewTurning Back by J.A. Huss
Published by Science Future Press on April 12, 2017
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Erotica
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased

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.

Seriously? Nothing on this one either y’all. I was seriously slacking when I read this series I guess. Not even a rating 🙁

I remember that I liked this one even more than the last. I went into it so intrigued because Rochelle had pulled this whole disappearing act. I wanted to know why and more about her. And I was already attached to the other characters, so that pulled me along too. I didn’t expect to like her as much as I did, but HELL I loved her. Turning Back was also dark and sexy and addictive, but not in the same ways as Taking Turns was. You definitely feel the game coming to an end, because emotions have changed and so have relationships. I finished this really eager to read the third and final story.
4.5 stars I loved it

This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.
Just a Few Turning Reads #reviewHis Turn by J.A. Huss
Published by Science Future Press on July 4, 2017
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Erotica
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased

I look her body up and down as I circle her.Mine?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.

Wow! Epic Fail on my part – another no review, no rating on Goodreads. Good thing these books were so good that I remember them really well. This is the one that BLEW MY EFFING MIND. Bric has been darker than the rest for the whole trilogy and way more mysterious. I think I always wanted to know his back story the most. And I finally got it. I think also there’s the dancing element in this and since I LOVE dancing/dancer books, that added to my love of this book. The heroine, Nadia, is a ballarina with a fairly mysterious back story of her own. She is his match and I loved their back and forth. The sexual chemistry and tension lit this book up. Anyway, the reveals and that sexual tension are what made this book for me. And, of course, I love the neat bow at the end of the trilogy. Another great one from Huss!

5 stars Flipping Fantastic

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2 responses to “Just a Few Turning Reads #review

  1. Oh my! Wanna know something? I STILL haven’t read books 2 and 3 in this series. Not because I don’t have them…I do. Just haven’t gotten there yet for whatever reason. But I plan to get them read before Book Bonanza. Especially since they tripped your trigger so much that you could remember things despite not having written anything on Goodreads. 😉 So happy you loved this series, Berls!
    Hope you have a wonderful week!! {{{BIG HUGS}}}

    • Right?! You know that means they were good! I can’t believe I’ve read Huss that you haven’t. It feels like an accomplishment lol! Get them read though, seriously 🙂 xoxo