Published by: July 4th 2017
Publication date: Erotica, Romance, Suspense
Genres: Adult, Romance
I look her body up and down as I circle her.
I smile a devious, deviant, I’m gonna make you sorry you ever started playing this game with me smile.
And then I take her hand.
I lead her to the elevator.
We go up to my apartment.
I tie her wrists together with rope.
Raise her arms above her head.
And chain her to the ceiling.
It’s my turn.
EXCERPT:I spend the whole day stewing about Nadia and her covert attempt to take back control. I have gone through every emotion. Anger came first. Bitch. Why is she even playing if it’s just gonna be a mind fuck?
But then I got to thinking about that. The mind fuck part. Because I’m kind of an excellent mind-fucker. I mean, shit. I went to school to be a psychiatrist. I got pretty far into it before I dropped out. I have a medical degree. I run a sex club. I’ve been playing this goddamned game for more than a decade. And even though I’ve been on a losing streak for a while now, I’m damn good. I’m due for a win. I will win this.
The key to a proper mind fuck is the element of surprise. The target thinks they’re ready for the unexpected, until they’re not.
Nadia was probably pretty pleased with herself last night. She probably ended that call with a huge smile on her face. One hundred percent satisfied.
And she’s expecting retaliation. She had to know I’d tell Jordan about it. She had to know I’d find out she never called him. She had to know I’d be pissed off today.
When I realized that… well, that’s when I calmed down and started piecing together a psychological profile on her.
Nadia Wolfe. Twenty-something. Beautiful. Talented. Ballerina. Control freak. New in town. Rising star. Player of games.
She’s so stupidly simple to figure out, I almost feel sad that she’s not more of a challenge.
I decide the ballerina aspect is my best first move. They are a different sort of person, so most of what I just described probably stems from her choice of occupation. She likes control because she’s forced herself to be in control of things to get where she is in her art.
Think about it. Ballerinas, right? They get up early to go to class or rehearsal or whatever the fuck it is they do first thing in the morning. They have to control themselves in very specific ways. They have to control their muscles, their emotions, their pain threshold, and the pleasure center in their brains. They have to psych themselves up to fit their bodies into the mold of dancer.
They have to conform in many ways. Deviation from the standard is unacceptable, even though they are expected to excel and stand out.
They must look a certain way, behave a certain way, and submit to the whims of those who control their future.
Success, therefore, is not defined by their own perceptions of themselves, but by the perceptions of others. And those perceptions are directly related to athletic skill, beauty, and youth.
It’s a trifecta of psychological disorders waiting to happen.
I’ve got you, Nadia Wolfe. I have your ticket, darling. I know what drives you now.
Lord have mercy! Never underestimate the writing talents of J.A. Huss. She is an amazing writer and never disappoints. I know going in that her books are going to be different and her characters will work their way into my heart even if I don’t expect it.
His Turn is the third book The Turning series by JA Huss. We finally learn everything about the real Elias “Bric” Brickman and what makes him tick. I don’t know why I’m surprised that Ms. Huss always shocks me (in a good way) with her stories but she always does.
If you read the other books in this series, you know that Elias Brickman owns The Turning Point Club, an exclusive sex club. For years he and his close friends, Smith and Quinn, find a woman and play sex games until one of the four calls it quits. This is their life since their college days.
His Turn picks up immediately after Turning Back. Bric is in a bad place emotionally because his friends move on from the games. He misses his partners in the games, and he knows he is the reason they stay away. I’m not sure Bric is sorry for deceiving his friends though. He longs for the players with whom he is the most comfortable. He is grieving for the fun and camaraderie with Quinn and Smith, and he misses Adley.
Enter Jordon Wells. Jordan has worked his way into Bric’s inner circle over the first two books. Now he is the only player left who understands the game. Or does he understand Elias Brickman’s game? Does Jordan have ulterior motives for playing with Bric? Is Jordan out to win the game and the girl this time, leaving Brickman alone again?
Elias and Nadia both have some heavy baggage that they hide (or try to hide) from everyone they know. Of the three female leads, I like Nadia the best. She is a ballerina and has all the dedication and skill that is necessary to succeed in the field. She is a good match for Bric as she knows how to play. She is very successful at mind games like Bric and has some of her own games running.
Elias Brickman’s personality evolves over the three books. By the time we get to His Turn, Bric is broken and indulging in too much alcohol. He is tired of losing, and he is jealous of the relationships his friends have. Elias is his own worst enemy and can be hurtful and mean spirited in the name of winning. Jordan is trying his best to bring him out of his funk, but it isn’t working. Then, after a trip home, Bric’s demons take over in the worse way.
His Turn is told in the alternating points of view of Elias and Nadia. I repeat--I love Julie’s writing style. Her storytelling always grabs me from page one. The mix of heavy emotional pain, suspense, and electrifying sex scenes is captivating, sometimes tense, and sometimes heart breaking but always entertaining. Brickman’s character is well developed from the beginning of the series. We learn a little more about him in each book to the point that I am thoroughly invested in his story. I enjoy getting to know these characters and look forward to more about Jordan and possibly Lawton Ayers in the future. I highly recommend His Turn and The Turning Series. You won’t regret it.
JA Huss is the USA Today bestselling author of more than twenty romances. She likes stories about family, loyalty, and extraordinary characters who struggle with basic human emotions while dealing with bigger than life problems. JA loves writing heroes who make you swoon, heroines who makes you jealous, and the perfect Happily Ever After ending.
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