TAUT by J.A. Huss Review & Giveaway

TAUT: The Ford Book by JA Huss
(Rook and Ronin Spin-off)
Published January 20, 2014
Contemporary, Erotic Romance, New-ish Adult


TAUT IS A STANDALONE NOVEL – you do NOT have to read any of the Rook and Ronin books first.

Ford Aston is known for many things. Being an emotionless, messed up bastard, a freakishly smart social outcast, and a cold, domineering master who keeps “pets” instead of girlfriends.

And after Rook broke his heart, he plans to keep it that way.

Ashleigh is known for nothing, and that’s exactly what she’s got going for her. She’s broke, stranded in the mountains with a three month old baby, and Ford Aston is screwing with her head.

Big. Time.

And she plans to mess with his right back.

It’s a coy game at first, filled with flirting, and innuendo–but Ford soon realizes something is not quite right with Ashleigh. In fact, something is seriously, seriously wrong and the closer they get to their final destination, the closer Ford gets to the truth.

One night of devastation, self-loathing, and emptiness turns into the best thing that ever happened to Ford Aston. But one day of in-your-face reality threatens Ashleigh’s whole existence.

Since A LOT of people have been asking here is the scoop on how this book fits in with my Rook & Ronin series:

Ford first appears in Rook and Ronin #2, Manic. He has a bigger role in Panic, R&R #3, and then he has a novella, called SLACK. This TAUT book is only FORD. It’s not really part of the R&R series, as that plot has all been sidelined for this one romance book.

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18807831-taut

I have loved every single book in the Rook and Ronin series, and Taut was no exception. It is a standalone and all about Ford. Poor ol’ Ford! He is in love with his friend’s girlfriend and he decides to leave instead of watch them be together. But, Ford’s issues go much deeper than an unrequited love.

Ford is one of the most flawed characters I have read about recently in a book. On the surface, he seems shallow and sick. J.A. once again has wrote a flawless book and made me empathize with the main character. And, I dare to say that there’s a part of me that likes Ford even more than Ronin! Excellent!!!

DISCLAIMER: I received a complimentary copy of TAUT in exchange for an honest review.

J. A. Huss likes to write new adult books that make you think and keep you guessing. Her favorite genre to read is space opera, but since practically no one reads those books, she writes new adult science fiction, paranormal romance, contemporary romance, urban fantasy, and books about Junco (who refuses to be saddled with a label).

She has an undergraduate degree in horses, (yes, really–Thank you, Colorado State University) and a master’s degree in forensic toxicology from the University of Florida. She used to have a job driving around Colorado doing pretty much nothing but shooting the breeze with farmers, but now she just writes, runs the New Adult Addiction and Clean Teen Reads Book Blogs, and runs an online science classroom for homeschoolers.

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Signed copies of: TRAGIC, MANIC, PANIC, SLACK, and TAUT by JA Huss. PLUS a custom made sterling silver “Ford’s Favortie Pet” necklace and signed swag pack. (Open internationally)

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  1. Sense of Authority 🙂

  2. nurmawati djuhawan says:

    protective and loyal..

  3. Always in control!

  4. Confidence

  5. jodi marinich says:

    book sounds good

  6. Thanks for being on the tour, Tiffany! I’m glad you liked it! 🙂

  7. Ashleigh Hazelwood Gross says:

    I love the confidence and loyalty of an Alpha lol and maybe the bossiness….

  8. Carrie Stevens says:


  9. Shandra Torbett says:

    I like possessiveness. There’s nothing more fun than jealousy on an Alpha Male’s face.

  10. Mary Preston says:

    I have to go with confidence.

  11. Loyal, overprotective, very sexual and confident 🙂


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