Saturday, July 26, 2014

**#COYER Review ~ Come Back ~ JA Huss**



Come Back (Dirty,  Dark, And Deadly #2)
by JA Huss
Genre: Erotic Suspense
Release Date: July 21, 2014
Source: I received an eARC in exchange for an honest review. I also purchased an ecopy.
Rating: 5 Bookworms

“Secrets keep the darkness alive,” Harper tells me. But that’s not how I see it at all. Secrets keep me alive. The truth is overrated. Honesty is never the best policy. And when your job involves killing the most dangerous men on earth, knowing more than you should, will get you killed.

"Death is a business deal," I tell her back. And I make that deal every chance I get. Secrets are currency in my world. I pay my debts with them. I feed on them. They ground me in the present and they promise me a future.

But Harper Tate is everything I've ever wanted. She is my promise, she is my past, she is my future. She can be mine. She will be mine. All I have to do is complete the mission.

There's just one problem.

I have no idea what it is.

I have reviewed more books by JA Huss on my blog than by any other author. Yep, I've read everything she's written - at least all her fiction. :) And every time she blows me away. She has this way of writing a pulse-pounding, suspenseful story. She creates these characters that are flawed and so real you can't help but love them - even if they're not exactly the definition of a 'good guy'. And all her stories are like puzzles. She gives you a little piece here and a funny-shaped piece there - you think you've found the perfect place for the pieces and then she knocks the table and all the pieces are scrambled again. *sigh* And I love her writing all the more for keeping me guessing.

Come Back provides several more pieces to the James and Harper puzzle. We see them, along with the newest member of their 'team', Sasha, moving towards an end goal. However, they each just might have different end goals. They're not sure they can trust one another and yet they're the only ones they have to trust. And they all believe they're being set up but don't know by whom. Nor are they sure who's working for whom.

James and Harper's relationship moves forward and then seems to take two steps back. James makes very clear his end goal where Harper is concerned. But Harper is leery. For her part, Harper is falling - and falling hard for James. I liked the history between them that was revealed. And it provided another small piece in the puzzle. 

I can't imagine living the sort of life these three have. But Huss does a great job of conveying it. And it seems as though Harper was untouched, relatively, by the life her father has given her. Then we see just how much that world touched her. 

I was thrilled with the reappearance of Sasha. We first meet Sasha in Slack and she stole my heart right along with Ford's. This is a worldly, world-weary 13 year old, despite not having traveled all that much. She was raised around the 'business' and she is a tough cookie. She doesn't pull any punches and will call James on his shit. Sasha definitely kept things interesting.

So, I loved every nail-biting, head-scratching, confounding minute of Come Back. I think I picked out some corner pieces of the puzzle. I can't make out any of the pieces that are going to fill in the final puzzle...well, I could put forth a few theories on what I think the final picture will be but knowing Huss, I'm completely wrong. I can't wait for the next pieces to be revealed and I'm absolutely certain I'll enjoy the assembly.


  1. I didn't read your review, Brandee, even if I just finished reading Come Back myself. It's just that I haven't written my own review, yet, and I don't want to be influenced by your beautiful words ;) I loved this one, though! A solid 5 star read for sure :)

    Be careful on the road, and enjoy your trip out east! *BIG HUGS*

    Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

  2. Dirty, Dark & Deadly is a cool series name, how can you not pick up a series like this?

    Enjoy your vacay!

  3. Ack. I'll never get caught up on Huss at this rate. I'm so glad you enjoyed Come Back, Brandee! And not surprised at all!

  4. That is it... I am done reading your review for JA Huss because all they do is make me feel bad for not starting any of her books yet lol. One of these days i will fix this. great review

    Teresa @ Readers Live A Thousand Lives

  5. Didn't read it....... I have it and I don't want ANY spoilers! I am sooooo excited!

    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace


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