Author: J.A. Huss
First published June 22, 2014
104 pages, ebook
I am known as the Shadow. A ghost in the night, the one you never see coming.
I live by my own rules, with no boundaries, and I take no prisoners. I am the nightmare you never want to meet.
My name is feared by many, and for a good reason. I am the Shadow.
But everything changes when I met her. She was different, and every dirty promise I ever made, every monster I thought I was, every fact I ever knew came back to haunt me.
My name is the Shadow, and I think I’m in love. This is the first book in the Dirty, Dark, and Deadly series, and it’s a novella that will leave you wanting more.
About the Author
J.A. Huss had never planned to become a writer and had always dreamt of a career as an astronaut. Initially, she enrolled in college to become an equine veterinarian, but the long working hours didn’t appeal to her, so she went to graduate school instead.
However, her Ph.D. didn’t live up to her expectations, and she realized that she wasn’t cut out for science. Therefore, she quit and received a Master’s degree in forensic toxicology to finish her studies as soon as possible.
After graduation, she landed a job as the sole hog farm inspector for the state of Colorado. She spent her days in the Eastern Plains talking to farmers and eventually grew bored of this routine.
As a homeschool mom with a passion for science, she began writing science textbooks and creating online classes for other homeschooling parents. Over time, she wrote more than two hundred workbooks and became the top publisher at the online homeschool store.
However, she eventually covered every science topic imaginable and ran out of things to say.
In 2012, J.A. Huss decided to try her hand at writing fiction. That year, she published her first three books and began a career that would make her a New York Times bestseller and place her on the USA Today Bestseller’s List eighteen times over the next three years.
Her books have sold millions of copies worldwide, and the audiobook version of her semi-autobiographical book, Eighteen, was nominated for a Voice Arts Award and an Audie Award in 2016 and 2017, respectively. Her audiobook Mr. Perfect was nominated for a Voice Arts Award in 2017, and Taking Turns was nominated for an Audie Award in 2018.
J.A. Huss works with her first and only writing partner, Johnathan McClain, who is very different from her in every way possible, yet their collaboration works.
J.A. Huss resides on a ranch with her family in Central Colorado.
Come, by J.A. Huss is an erotic romance novel first published on June 22, 2014. The novel explores the complex relationship between a young woman, Harper, and two dominant men, Merric and Smith.
Huss, known for her captivating and steamy romance novels, delivers yet another sultry and magnetic storyline. The novel is set in an upscale, secretive world of BDSM where pleasure is paramount, and sexual power dynamics reign supreme.
Harper, a curious and adventurous young woman, is drawn to this world, and the two alpha males offer to introduce her to their secret society. They want to show Harper how to explore her sexuality in a safe and controlled environment.
However, as Harper’s feelings for both men begin to deepen, the lines between her desires and reality become increasingly blurred. Huss’s writing in “Come” is of excellent quality, offering an evocative journey into the minds of her characters.
Her skillful development of the main characters, as well as the supporting cast, contributes to a narrative that is both character-driven and plot-driven. The pacing is steady, and the tension is well-managed, providing a well-rounded reading experience.
The author also provides insightful commentary on the politics of power and gender. The relationships between Harper, Merric, and Smith, are complex and filled with contradictions, generating questions about consent, control, and autonomy.
However, there are some weaknesses in the book. The plot is predictable, and the erotic content is occasionally gratuitous.
Notably, the novel could have made better use of its BDSM elements. Overall, Come is an enticing read for fans of the romance genre.
However, the novel is not for everyone, and readers who are sensitive to graphic sexual content may want to give it a miss. Fans of J.A. Huss’s work will enjoy “Come” for its sensual writing and magnetic plot points.
The novel receives a rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars.