Tuesday, February 18, 2014

**Review ~ BOMB ~ J.A. Huss**

BOMB: A Day in the Life of Spencer Shrike by J.A. Huss
(Rook and Ronin Spinoff)
Publication date: February 17th 2014
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance
Source: I did receive an eARC from the author in exchange for an honest review, but I also purchased my own copy ;)
Rating: 4.5 Bookworms

Synopsis:
Spencer Shrike is a plotter. Known for his ingenious, albeit illegal, plans that keeps the Team running efficiently and out of jail, he carries this same love of order into his personal life. He’s kept his long-time main squeeze on the sidelines for years as he builds the Shrike Bikes empire.

Veronica Vaughn is an explosion ready to happen. Ronnie lives in the here and now. She lives for today. She knows what she wants, and she wants it now. And right now Ron the Bomb Vaughn wants Spencer shrike to leave her the hell alone. She’s done playing his game. She’s done waiting around. She’s moving forward with her own plots, plans, and dreams and she’s moving forward tonight. Ron the Bomb is finally—finally—gonna get some satisfaction.

Too bad Spencer Shrike is standing in her way.








All three guys from the Rook & Ronin series have their own distinct personalities, as well as roles on their team. Ronin is smooth and charming...cool under pressure. Ford has his many peculiarities and his mad skills with a computer. Spencer Shrike has always been more 'what you see is what you get' in my opinion. He's brash and blunt. He's the muscle. And I wouldn't have him any other way. In BOMB though, I was able to see past his in your face-ness to a tiny glimpse of the man underneath.

Spencer first saw Veronica Vaughn outside the campus bookstore. She was yelling at a guy. It was love/lust at first sight for Spencer. It was a day that changed Spencer's life. The day they went on their first date, his world shifted yet again. This day though - the one we're privy to in BOMB, may have repercussions for a long, long time.

I loved being witness to the beginnings of their romance. I also appreciated getting an inkling about why they are where they currently are. Despite Spencer being a guy who says it like it is, he's a bit more complex. And he's as loyal as they come.

BOMB was an excellent precursor to GUNS, which I'm now dying to read. It's going to be an epic culmination of this entire series. I adore Spencer and Ronnie and all the characters that inhabit this world. And I'm grateful to have had this little look at a day in Spencer's life.


25 comments:

  1. I loved seeing how they first me too! I think I am a big Veronica fan. :)

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    1. JA writes some fantastic women for our boys! ;)

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  2. LOVED X 1 MILLION THE FLASHBACKS!!!

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  3. Wasn't Veronica in Manic for a brief but explosive way? I remember thinking she was freaking awesome. First thing's first. Panic. Then Ford and then Spencer. I'll do it right. Great review, Brandee! I love that you love this series so much.

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    1. Yes and yes, Robyn! I hope JA brings your out of your reading slump, girl!

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  4. Brandee, I am not liking you right now. I've been seeing this series around but I wasn't sold til you succinctly characterized the men. You just added 3 more books on my list! Bah!

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  5. One day Brandee one day I will read this series! I promise! I just need an extra day in the week lol Great review!

    Teresa @ Readers Live A Thousand Lives

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    1. I kinda think you'll LOVE it!! Thanks, Teresa!

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  6. The romance sounds great and I have heard so much about Rook and Ronin series and characters

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    1. It's awesome, Brandi. This whole series ROCKS! :)

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  7. Oooh.... fabulous review!! I am looking forward to reading Bomb, but I must read Ford's books first.... But I am on board for the Guns tour!! *fist pump*

    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace

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    1. Thank you, Naomi! And yes you must read Ford. He's gonna rock your world! :) And once you've recovered, Spencer can do it all over again! ;)

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  8. I haven't read the Rook and Ronin series, but I've read so many reviews that I already feel close to the characters. I love that there's this spinoff series as well. Spencer and Veronica seem like a very interesting couple to follow for sure. Fantastic review! Jaclyn @ JC's Book Haven.

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    1. I'm sure you've heard plenty about them from me! ;) Thanks, Jaclyn!

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  9. Sounds so good! I want you to make me a promise, Brandee. If I don't read all of these books within the next few months, I want you to yell at me.
    Seriously, Bomb sounds awesome.

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    1. Okay, I promise Andrea. :) I really think you're gonna love 'em!

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  10. I love Spencer. I need to read this one. I love this series so much.

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  11. Argh! I don't have Bomb yet, I have no idea how that happened, as I was sure I had it on pre-order! *plays with kindle to double check* I need me some Spencer! Sounds hot and amazing :)

    I hope you're having an awesome day, Brandee! *BIG HUGS*

    Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

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    1. I'm sorry Bomb didn't magically appear for you, Lexxie. :( But you definitely need some Spencer. Bomb just made me love him all the more. *sigh*

      I hope your day was filled with awesome! *BIG HUGS*

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    2. I actually won a signed copy of Bomb on JA's FB page :) And a tote bag and some other goodies :) I'm so excited!

      *HUGS*

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  12. Oh I want to read this series. It sounds like Huss knows how to write her characters that each are different from others, which is always a plus in a series and it's spin-offs.

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    1. Huss truly does know how to write unique characters, Lily. I've read everything she's written and loved every book! :)

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