Review: Passion Rising by JA Huss & Johnathan McClain

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Passion Rising (Original Sin Series #4)
Romantic Suspense

What it’s about:

Old demons are back.

Maddie’s dealing with the fallout of her choices. Safety and happiness are relative, elusive things she’s desperate to have. But they will forever remain out of reach until the demons of her past are laid to rest.

Tyler’s mistakes resurface to haunt him and he’s just beginning to understand that money can’t fix a broken relationship. He must open his heart and search for answers he’d rather not find.

She wants peace in a world made of chaos.
He wants to rid himself of a lifetime of guilt.

They’re soul mates, but that’s no guarantee.
They’ll need to rely on each other to find their happily ever after.
Because the fight never ends—it just gets easier with someone at your side.

 

My Thoughts:

Ever wonder what happens after the HEA of a romance novel?  Passion Rising sort of answers that question for Tyler and Maddie.  This rather existential, final book in the Original Sin Series thoroughly shows the growth in the characters as they evolved from total messes to a united front in honoring their lost loved ones.

Maddie and Tyler face their emotional demons, specifically the specter of Scotty, whose opinion mattered greatly to both of them.  His core values are a beacon shining light into both their souls. Scotty’s epitaph of “For those I love, I shall sacrifice” works equally well to describe the passionate devotion that Maddie and Tyler share.

While I loved that readers got some follow up on Maddy and Tyler, I felt the last book meandered a bit (almost like Maddy and Tyler’s prior years wandering through their daily lives).  I had hoped for some answers to my questions about Pete and the DEA, but didn’t get them. I did get a funny, heart-warming story about two complex characters, and for that, I am thankful.

Passion rising is the emotional conclusion to Julie A Huss and Johnathan McClain’s humorous, sexy, action-packed series, Original Sin.  Where these lovable characters end up is anyone’s guess, but know that where one goes, the other will follow.

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Purchase: 
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About the authors:  Two accomplished writers come together to create unforgettable sexy romance. JA Huss is the New York Times bestselling author of 321 and has been on the USA Today bestsellers list eighteen times. Johnathan McClain is a veteran actor and writer whose work, either performed or written, is probably airing on at least one of the channels on your television right now. You can contact them on their website www.hussmcclain.com or find them at their social links below.

STALK JULIE
FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/AuthorJAHuss
TWITTER: https://twitter.com/JAHuss
INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/jahuss/

STALK JOHNATHAN
FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/misterjmcclain
TWITTER: https://twitter.com/misterjmcclain
INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/misterjmcclain/

JOIN THEIR FACEBOOK FAN GROUP: https://www.facebook.com/groups/shrikebikes/

 

 

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