Guns by JA Huss
**THIS IS NOT A STANDALONE BOOK. YOU MUST READ ALL THE OTHER BOOKS IN THIS SERIES FIRST. ALL. OF. THEM.**
Spencer Shrike is a man with a plan. Get in. Get out. Move on. He loves Ron the Bomb, and her safety is the only thing on his mind these days. But life is a tricky bastard, and conning criminals for the better part of ten years brings its own set of problems. Sure, Rook lied her way out of a sticky situation, covering for crimes Ronin, Ford, and Spencer committed, and getting them all off scot-free in the process.
But not everyone is buying Rook’s story, and Spencer is desperate to figure out who’s in town setting them up for a fall.
Veronica the Bombshell Vaughn has put up with Spencer Shrike’s shit for years and where has it gotten her? A big fat nowhere. No ring, no house, no kids, and no promises. In fact, Spencer is worse than ever—completely distant and moody. She’s done sitting at home, pining over a man she can’t have.
But she’s not opposed to fighting for him.
Ron the Bomb fights hard and she fights dirty, so she’s willing to do whatever it takes to get Spencer’s attention.
But now there’s another man in town with his eye on her. He’s got secrets too, but unlike Spencer, Bobby Mansi is more than willing to let Veronica in on them.
The entire Rook and Ronin series comes full circle. Every con, every lie, and every skeleton in the closet is back for one final shot at vengeance and the only way to set it right… is to get out the guns.
* SERIES READING ORDER *
Spencer Shrike is all business and all about plans. He plans out everything…everything! The back-in-time memories JA takes us to is helpful in tying the current happenings to events of the past. This also further solidifies the plans Spencer’s put in place because of said situations. From the begging of Rook & Ronin, JA’s “team” she’s put together has left each of their defining marks on my heart and in my mind. I got hooked on Ronin, then on Ford, and now on Spencer. Spencer is protective of his Bombshell, Veronica Vaughn, and his techniques of doing so made me want to slap the shit out of him at times. And he would’ve deserved it too! But Spencer always had a purpose and never goes into a situation without a plan. Every move is planned. Every move. Guns, well let’s just say it’s full of guns, it’s full of cocked and loaded guns! Some remain concealed and some are whipped right out and firing wildly. There’s also revenge, paybacks, and the angst…holy shit I was sweating. In Guns, JA left me with pain from loneliness and feeling left out; anger, anxiety, and fear about what’s to happen; beauty from love of trees and buckeyes and pound puppies and holding hands; and tears at the honest beauty of eye contact, finger entwinement, and words spoken. Veronica/Bombshell/Ronnie is badass, independent, loves guns and will tell you how it is and not give a fuck what you think about how or what she has to say. She wants to be a part of something and she wants her part to matter. She left her mark on me, that’s for sure! Ronnie is on my team, no question!!
JA has also gifted us with the absolute best, ever Epilogue-Part Two!! No words..excitement beyond belief!! Give this a try & get crushed on Spencer!! Rating: 5 stars