Contemporary, Dark, Erotic, Reviews, Romance

/ Book Review / Taking Turns (Turning #1) / J.A. Huss /



Release Date-18th January 2017
Genre-Erotic romance (M/M/M/F)
Kindle Edition-337 Pages


I’ve never been afraid of the dark…but that doesn’t mean I wanted to live in it. And maybe everyone wants what they can’t have, but I should’ve thought it over before I accepted the key and unlocked the door to their forbidden world. 

Number One is mostly silent. He watches me with them very carefully. His gaze never wanders. His interest never wanes. 

Number Two is mostly gentle. But it’s the other side of him I like best. The wild side. 

Number Three is mostly reserved. He refuses to cross the line. Even when I beg. 

It was carnal, it was sensual, and it was erotic. That’s it. That’s all it was supposed to be. A trip into the dark. A peek into the forbidden. 

I just didn’t expect to like them. 


I heard the door open and close and said nothing. And the footsteps coming down the hallway towards the bedroom. I even heard him say, “Hey.” So softly. “You awake?” Like he didn’t want to wake me. 

I listened as he stepped into the closet. There was that slick sound a man makes when he pulls his tie through his shirt collar. I heard the unclasping of his watch. The jingle of his belt buckle and the shuffle of his pants as they dropped to the floor. 

I even heard his moan as he stood over me. I could feel his shadow from the streetlamp outside like it was heat. 

Then the bed creaked, the mattress sank. And his warm, hard body straddled me. 
Still, I said nothing. 

I just buried my face in the sweet scent of the pillow and closed my eyes, feigning sleep. 

“Rochelle,” he whispered, leaning over me. His fingertips gently brushed the hair away from my shoulder. His mouth pressed against my skin. “Did you miss me? God, I’ve missed you. Two weeks is too long. We need to renegotiate.” 

He nipped my neck. Kissed it. Licked my ear as he positioned himself to begin. 

And I said… nothing. 

Even though my name is not Rochelle. 
That’s why I’m here. Tied up and gagged inside the closet. Sitting in the dark as three men on the other side of the door argue about where Rochelle went, why I was in her bed, and what they should do next. 

I should be scared but I’m not. 

I should be screaming, but I won’t. 

Because this just feels very, very right. 

And the only thing on my mind is… what will happen next? 

Taking Turns (Turning, #1)

Taking Turns by J.A. Huss
My rating: 4.5 of 5 stars

This was so much more than what I was originally expecting; what I was anticipating here was a really hot menage type or quad as this actually has four participants and while this was certainly steaming hot in nature and intent this was also so much more than that.
Totally surprised me this did and in a totally good way as well.
This story revolves around a game; A very adult dark game called taking turns.
And what we have here is a decadent descent into all that is sensual and sexy as our girl Chella spirals further down the rabbit hole as she explores in depth her inert hidden nature.
Smith, Quin and Bric all aboard this ride also and all with there own particular reasons for playing.
One, Two and three each with there own set of bizarre rules agreed on by all; the end game, well it’s all four finally playing together as one whole.
As our tale evolves it quickly becomes apparent that one player is much more invested in the prize and is determined to win by giving Chella exactly what she needs to enable her to move forward with himself as her ultimate home.

I will give you that, Chella. I will fill in the deep, dark hole you’re so desperate to cover up with whatever it is you’re doing here with us, and I will make your longing go away. That’s my present.

So I adored all the men here But my hands down favourite was Smith; He has such a quirky atypical guy and I adored the fact he was just so intense and didn’t play with a full deck.
He was my main man here all the way.
The others were OK and all but Smith just had that slight edge for me.
So this was an excellent read that was seriously and surprisingly very emotive.
If I had one criticism here for me it would have been Chella herself I did find her at times to be slightly unreasonable in her attitudes to others.
Well mainly Smith if I’m being honest I think she treated him rather unfairly originally and it got my back up hence the half a star deduction.
As a whole, this is one that I’m happy to recommend just be aware before embarking here this is a romance with multiple partners and is fairly explicit in nature if you’re like me then that last sentence will only entice you to want to read this more.
Taking Turns (Turning, #1) is the first instalment in a new series but this can be read as a standalone as far as I am aware the next part continues on with Rochelle’s story.
So I managed to grab this when it was free so I lucked out there folks.
All opinions expressed in this review are entirely my own thoughts.



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