Turning Back by J.A. Huss
Series: Turning #2
Also in this series: Taking Turns
Published by Science Future Press on April 12, 2017
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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.
The game Bric had instigated transformed from a quad formation to a triangle, or ménage to be exact in Turning Back. This is the time to tell you to turn back if you haven’t read Taking Turns yet. Trust me, this game is complicated and reading out of order is not an option!
Absence has made the return of their MVP a conundrum and a relief for the remaining players. The reason being is that the end game for all is not as clear cut as it was three years ago when they first agreed to play. Bitterness, doubt, and mistrust dog their initial reunion but their want to push past their concerns over-rules.
There’s a lot going on among the players in the game and they can’t decide whether they are playing or not. It’s complicated by a baby whose father hasn’t been identified. A scandalous situation in most romance novels but not here.
The world is not made for threesomes. It’s made for couples. You’re playing a game. It’s a very dangerous game because it was designed to end. One day it will end. You know that, right?”
The contemporary world that surrounds them highlights the fact that this is never going to be easy no matter how smoothly they interact. They are determined and fearful of the thought that they can only be together when all three are present. The pinnacle of their combined presence was similar to when they played with four team members. Bitterness creeps in at the pain suffered during their separation.
I enjoyed Turning Back every bit as I did Taking Turns and can’t wait for the next book in The Turning Series. The comment Ms. Huss makes in her End of Book Shit (EOBS) was spot on regarding a story needs to be worthy of reading with or without the steamy scenes. Of course, they are off the charts in this series, but they are not what determined my rating. Each and every star was for the intricate and entertaining combination of a non-traditional romance and the complex personalities of the characters, including how they interacted with each other.
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