Dirty, Dark, and Deadly, #2
This is a SERIES. This is BOOK TWO.
“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 everything you know absolutely can hurt you.
The contracts I fulfill are just agreements. Death is a business deal. 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. I’ve lived a life filled with secrets for so long—I forgot what it’s like to… feel.
Until I saw Harper. Until I saw how beautiful she’s become. How perfect, and pure, and innocent of all the ugly that goes on around her. And that dirty promise I refused the night her father turned me into a killer twelve years ago is suddenly on the table again.
Harper can be mine. No—Harper will be mine. All I have to do is complete the mission.
Death is a business deal.
And I just shook his hand.
Reviewed by Jenny & Gitte
J&G: ✯✯✯✯1/2 Stars
“Game starts now.”
Gitte: As I was reading Come Back, I kept thinking to myself….What the F is going on? Can anyone spell whiplash? One minute I thought I had it all figured out, only to having no bloody clue the next! Talk about throwing red herrings, teasers and placing a few U-turns in there! JA Huss writes with passion, emotion and can throw a spin on anything! Oh and let’s not forget the extremely hot nookie and filthy talking! Mostly though, she can have me running in circles yet wanting to come back for more (pun totally intended)!!
‘This whole fucking job is a mess. Nothing has gone right.’ – James
I can’t say I fully understand everything that’s going on even after finishing, but I can’t bloody wait for the next instalment to find out just who’s a ‘good’ guy, who’s the ‘true’ baddie and what’s with all the phones and messages!! Several times through reading we’d send each other texts full of ?????? didn’t we, Jenny!
Jenny: Secrets, twists, secrets, twists and more bloody secrets and twists! My head is spinning! What are you doing to us JA Huss?? My brain hurts and you’re not alone Gitte because I’m not sure I completely understand what’s going on either lol Oh I like your pun! I will definitely be coming back for more too. How could I not? Just what is what and who is who in this steamy, intriguing, suspenseful and thrilling ride!
‘If death is a deal, then love is a promise.’
The nookie….Off. The. Charts! That dirty, dark and dangerous James Fenici could whisper his filthy sweet nothings to me any day!And yes….there were so many texts going back between us with confused looking pictures attached as we tried to piece together and guess what was going on. There so much I NEED to know! Arggghh
Gitte: I loved the vulnerability, the heartfelt emotion and I felt every agonising word at times. What a beautifully fucked up love story in the making! But could I trust it? I don’t know who or what to trust to be honest, though my heart says YES! It was intense…it was emotionally laden at times and had such passion.
“If I tell you to walk through fire, it’s because I know beyond a doubt that you are fireproof. If I tell you to take a bullet, it’s because I know that you are bulletproof. If I tell you to walk away from me, it’s because you know I will come back for you.” – James
I have to say, right now, I’m rooting for Sasha! Sure, I love James *filthy hot and scary* Fenici and the vulnerable, yet savvy killer Harper. But Sasha, well, I adored her character. She was so endearing yet also one hell of a scary kid too! What a combo! I wouldn’t want to get on the wrong side of this kick arse girlie! I really want to find out ‘the what’ and ‘the why’ with her character…I have my suspicions!
“…trust is something you earn. And I’m not sure you’ve earned that kind of trust.” – Harper
We can’t say too much about the story can we Jenny as this is book #2..…hmmm I don’t think I can anyway, everyone was either lying or talking in riddles. I actually haven’t got a clue who I should truly be rooting for, my heart knows though and I do know that I enjoyed being back with James and Harper again and I’m excited for more!
“This feels like hope, baby.” – James
What about you, Jenny, how desperate are we to have it all figured out!?
Jenny: I ditto everything you said there and yes! I’m absolutely desperate for the next book Gitte! The anticipation of waiting will be excruciating! I’m dying to see where JA Huss takes the final book! There’s not a lot you can say Gitte without giving anything away and let’s face it…the surprise, shock and gobsmacking elements of this series are the hooks you and keeps you coming back for more so I’m certainly not going to spoil anything for readers here.
“And I knew the very second I saw you. You were my only reason to live.”
I have suspicions too and so many bloody conspiracy theories I could set up my own department. We were spot on about one thing we guessed…..yay for us! We got one right lol.
I have to say I’m rooting for them all. Is that weird? I adore Harper, she’s a wily one that woman! James…well, just what he’s up to is anyone’s guess and Sasha….you’ve gotta feel for that girl. All are such fascinating characters that’s for sure.
“I’m glad you have no idea what really happens in this world, because I’d die a little inside if you knew.”
Gitte, you and I did discuss a scene from their childhood that made us both feel a little uncomfortable with regard to the feelings expressed and age appropriateness which we still can’t completely get our head around. It was a bit of an issue for us, but didn’t hinder our enjoyment of the book.
So, if you love your stories with heat, passion, intrigue, mystery and revel in the excitement of an author who leaves you running in circles constantly trying to outguess her and her characters, then this series is for you. Another winner (even if we are still a little confused lol) from an author who has become an automatic 1click for us!
**Reviewed on ARC copy provided by the author**
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