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GUNS – THE SPENCER BOOK – A Rook and Ronin Spinoff by J A HUSS





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.

**I’m fucking serious. ALL. THE. BOOKS. Every character, every plot point, every word was written for a reason. And that reason is THIS LAST BOOK.



Reviewed by Gitte & Jenny ~ 4.5 Stars

“The first rule of Shrike Club is never talk about Shrike Club.”

G&J: We’ve decided not to say anything about the story-line of GUNS at all; we don’t need to and we can’t. Saying anything about this FINAL COUNTDOWN is to spoil the ending culmination of a fantastic series; an intense and sexy journey which had us HOOKED!

“Let me take you somewhere else, Veronica. Be my canvas, be my fantasy…” – Spencer

This series has been pure indulgence; it’s had us fanning ourselves whilst we’ve fallen in love; debated conspiracy theories, teared up and had extensive freezer time. J.A Huss has written some brilliant characters with such depth and intrigue; an addictive series which will always be very special to us. There’s not been one single time reading these books where we haven’t gotten completely caught up in the storyline; where we haven’t discussed the characters at length and where we haven’t been gagging for the next one in line.

“You will never forget this day, Veronica Vaughn. For the rest of your life, whenever someone asks you what the best day of your life was, this will be in your top three.” – Spencer

“What about the other two?” – Veronica

“We haven’t made those memories yet, Bomb. But we will.” – Spencer

GUNS left us satisfied; we’ve come full circle…and now we know and WOW!!! Reading every single story up until this moment has led us to this crescendo. We finished reading with a sigh, a smile, a satisfied heart, a racing pulse as well as a loud laugh at the epilogue which ROCKED!

We’ve had boy crushes; these blokes were LUSH and girl crushes, these chicks were kick arse; namely Bombshell! Jenny crushed on Ronin…big time! Gitte crushed on Ford…massively! Both of us cheated on Ronin and Ford with Spencer in GUNS. Yep, we bloody loved them all!

“Veronica, I am the motherfucking boss.” – Spencer

We make no apologies for any of this.

“There is always time for candy pussy…” – Ronin

So, the last instalment, did it live up to being the end where everything is explained and loose ends are tied up? Absolutely! But not only that, JA Huss cleverly introduced some new characters whom we’ll see more of and she did it in a way that came naturally and made sense. And wow….we think we’re in for another treat or two there. Bring it ON!

We love this Author’s writing, it’s seamless, it flows and it’s addictive. Her characters have flaws yet you fall in love with them; you sympathise and you find a connection. Will we be one-clicking this Author? Hell yeah, we have been for a while now and long may it continue!!! Go pick this series up if you haven’t already!

“God would not put another Ford on this Earth. There’s no way he’d do that to humanity.” – Spencer

Check out and purchase GUN here

GUNS: The Spencer Book: (Rook and Ronin Spinoff)

Rook and Ronin Books

TAUT and SLACK can be read as standalones though we recommend reading in order.
BOMB is a prequel to GUNS and is not optional if you plan on reading GUNS.

TRAGIC: Rook and Ronin, #1

MANIC: Rook and Ronin, #2

PANIC: Rook and Ronin, #3

SLACK: A Day in the Life of Ford Aston (Rook and Ronin Spin-off)

TAUT: The Ford Book: (Rook and Ronin Spinoff)

BOMB: A Day in the Life of Spencer Shrike: Rook and Ronin Spinoff

GUNS: The Spencer Book: (Rook and Ronin Spinoff)

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