Audiobook Release: Three Two One by J.A. Huss

Three, Two, One (321)
J.A. Huss
Publication date: January 27th 2015
Genres: Dark Romantic Suspense

ONE GIRL

Battered, barefoot, and huddled under a bookstore awning in the pouring rain, Blue only knows one thing. After fifteen months of captivity, finally… she is free.

TWO FRIENDS

Self-made millionaires JD and Ark are not out to save anyone when they stumble upon a wet and shivering girl one early Sunday morning. But when you sell sex for a living and salvation rings your bell… you answer the call.

THREE SOULMATES

After years of searching, love lifts the veil of darkness, and three people—with three very big secrets—find themselves bound together in a relationship that defies the odds.

Or does it?

Love. Lust. Sex.

This trinity might be perfection… but not everything should come in threes.

WARNING: This is a STANDALONE non-traditional M/F/M ROMANCE with a non-traditional ending.

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CAUTION: If you thought this book was stop-your-heart-sexy in print, just wait until you hear Sebastian York narrate the sexy scenes between JD, Ark, and Blue.! DO NOT LISTEN TO THIS BOOK IN PUBLIC, IN FRONT OF CHILDREN, OR YOUR HUSBAND (unless you listen together and want to get lucky!)

☆☆➹⁀☆5 stars☆➹⁀☆☆

Review:

After having read the teasers for J.A. Huss’ Three, Two, One, I was surprised at the beginning of the novel. I had to re-read the first page to get my head in the right place and let go of my presumptions. Then it hit me. Rethinking the teasers and page one, I internally screamed, “Noooooooo”!

J.A. Huss has done it again; I took her bait, and she reeled me in like a catfish for a Friday night fry-up.

Ms. Huss has written another fabulously suspenseful erotic novel. I couldn’t put it down, and I didn’t want to finish it. I knew before I got to the end that I would be re-reading this book in order to soak up all the little details that I undoubtedly missed in my anxiousness to learn what happened to Ark, J.D. and Blue. J.A. Huss has an uncanny ability to build in just the right amount of tension in her stories to produce the effect of a pot that is perpetually on the verge of boiling. The reader knows there is something bigger just under the surface, but no one is privy to what that something bigger is. The characters hold secrets close to the vest and the reader only knows what the characters share with one another. Just about the time the reader is ready to start chewing finger nails, the story explosively culminates like a pressure cooker blowing its lid.

Throughout the story, details of the main characters, Ark, J.D. and Blue are slowly leaked out as they get to know one another better. It is a little frustrating, but good things come to those who wait. The secondary characters are not overly developed, but they’re understandable and serve their purpose as antagonists, foils and supportive protagonists. The line between good guy and bad guy/sinner and saint was hazy at times and that added to the mystique of that underlying “something bigger” and made me question who were the true protagonists in the story.

The book starts in present day and then jumps back to the main characters’ first meeting. Based on the first page, I thought the story would be told only from one character’s point of view, however, the story is told by both Ark and Blue. I found it very interesting that although the story has three main characters, the multi-POV story didn’t include all the main characters’ perspectives. The exclusion of J.D.’s POV was a brilliant decision that greatly benefitted the story tension and mystery. Three, Two, One includes interesting commentary on society, truth and redemption.

I would love to go into more detail of the quotes I enjoyed or plot points that I didn’t like, but this is a story best appreciated when starting the story knowing nothing about the plot (so avoid reviews with spoilers). In the end, all is revealed. Nothing about the ending resembled my presumptions based on the teasers or the first page of the book, however, it was a very, very satisfying ending after a very wild and steamy journey.

NC-17 content. Not suitable for readers with heart conditions or delicate sensibilities. Perfect for andrenalyne junkies or fans of intense suspense and erotica.

And the audio version…so much more raw, gritty and intimate.  The audio book is smolderingly narrated by Sebastian York and  Ava Erickson

EXCERPT:

I walk quietly over to the door and press my ear against it to listen. I can hear the clicking of a computer keyboard, then the rolling wheels of a chair. Finally soft footsteps as he pads towards the doors. I back away, afraid of being caught. But he doesn’t slide them open. Instead, the lights flick off and then his footsteps retreat. I hear the crack of a beer bottle being opened, and then a sigh.

I slide the doors apart, just enough to peek inside.

There’s a large monitor on the desk sitting on front of a wall of windows. And on the screen are the images he took of me this morning. Of JD and me. And of the three of us out on the terrace. They flip by, hundreds of them, at least. Maybe thousands. I look over at the couch where he’s sitting with a beer propped up on his leg, staring at me.

“You can look at them if you come in here to do it.”

I don’t know how he wants me to respond, so I’m unsure if I want to look at them or run back to JD’s room and hide.

“I’m sorry about that,” Ark says, clearing his throat. “It’s just… JD stopped thinking about her, ya know? It took him so f#@$^&g long to stop thinking about her. And now here you are with a clue. And…”

I step into the room.

“And he’s gonna go looking for shit again, I just know it.”

I take another step towards him and Ark pats the space on the couch next to him. “I love these pictures. Come look at them with me.”

I take two more steps, and then I’m within arm’s reach and he slips his hand in mine.

My body shivers from his touch, but I let him pull me the rest of the way, and take a seat as he lets go. My butt is barely perched on the cushion, my hands in my lap, my body on high alert in case he wants to hurt me.

But he doesn’t. He surprises me by scooting away, propping his back against the armrest, and stretching out his legs behind me. They are long and in the way, so now I can’t lean back.

He takes a swig from his beer. “I saw you this morning. God, has it only been one day?” I know what he means. It feels like I’ve been in their house forever. “And answers were the last thing on my mind, Blue. I mean, f@#k. I’d given up, just like JD. I gave up a while back, actually. Just accepted that this was the way things were. The way my life was gonna go. But f%&k.”

I don’t know what any of that means, but I take that it’s not good by the way he finishes the beer and then throws it across the room, where it lands cleanly in an open-top trash can near the desk. “Get me another one, will you?”

I look down at him and squint.

He stares back. His eyes are bleary, and red, and now that I look closely, tired. Not tired like he needs sleep. But tired in a way I can relate to. The kind of tired where your body feels heavy and your mind feels empty. “Never mind,” he says in a soft voice that I’ve never heard before. He says it, but he doesn’t stop staring.

“What?” I ask, getting uncomfortable.

“Why’d you come in here?”

“I was…” I was looking for my money so I could leave. But this guy. These guys… they are pulling me towards them somehow. JD and his charm. Ark and his distance. And despite the fact that they take advantage of girls for a living, they feel very… vulnerable. It feels precarious. Like the whole thing might come crashing down at any moment. Like they are held together by some invisible thread. And not some mental connection or shared experience, either. Although I have no doubt they have all that too.

Held together by a thread that’s invisible because it’s nearly gone.

We are alike, then. Aren’t we?

Three people brought together by the early-morning rain.

Two of us clinging together, trying to stick it out. Ride the wave until it crashes, and then help each other up to start all over again.

One of us already dead. Still walking, but not living. Waiting to be saved. Or maybe wanting to be the one who does the saving.

Author Bio:

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.

You can chat with her on Facebook (www.facebook.com/AuthorJAHuss), Twitter (@jahuss), and her blog, New Adult Addiction (www.jahuss.com).

If you’re interested in sneak peek teasers, or information on her upcoming personal appearances, you can join her newsletter list (http://eepurl.com/JVhAr) and get those details delivered right to your inbox.

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