Review and Giveaway: Creeping Beautiful by J.A. Huss


☆☆➹⁀☆ 5 stars ☆➹⁀☆☆

About the Book:


I wasn’t the one who broke her but I played my part.

She came to us when she was ten. I raised her. I loved her.

I taught her how to survive in a world of evil men.

But it wasn’t enough.



I wasn’t the one who saved her but I did my best.

She needed me as much as I needed her.

Bought and paid for on the auction block.

But not for the reasons you think.

She was my weapon.



I wasn’t the one who lied to her but I hid her truth.

She was broken before I got there.

Wild and angry. Defiant and bratty.

But she trusted me most.

She loved me best.

So I set her free.

Indie Anna Accorsi is a woman lost in her past.

A pretty little nightmare.

A gorgeous piece of misery.

A mess of lovely darkness.

She is creeping beautiful.

And now we want her back.

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My Thoughts:

Three hot men, one boy next door, and one white-hot mess of a girl create a ripe garden of possibilities in J.A. Huss’ Creeping Beautiful.  The author’s superb scene setting, fantastically tormented characters, and intricately entwined plot make for the most enthralling reading.  Just like the intriguing cover, Creeping Beautiful is filled with fabulous symbolism that kept me questioning everything and everyone from the start to the finish.

Indie, Adam, McKay, Donovan and Nathan’s story is told in multiple POV, and the timeline toggles back and forth from the present to various points in the past that have greatly affected the main characters. Interspersed in the narrative are a smattering of recorded conversations that add to the story and character development in addition to creating an interesting story layout. Ms. Huss provides an excellent backstory and character development.  Creeping Beautiful is the perfect setup for a series without feeling like a series starter book, until the incredibly suspenseful cliffhanger ending.

Creeping Beautiful is definitely a standalone read, however, for long time fans, who have read the author’s prior work, you can see the parallel and concurrent timelines of various other stories via literary Easter eggs.  This story left me (and clearly a few characters) wondering who is running the show, and whose version of reality is closest to the truth.  The book left me thirsting for more, and I know that the author will fill my cup and then some as the series progresses.






(Signed copy of Creeping Beautiful)

About the Author:  JA Huss is the New York Times Bestselling author of 321 and has been on the USA Today Bestseller’s list 21 times in the past five years. She writes characters with heart, plots with twists, and perfect endings.

Her new sexy sci-fi romance and paranormal romance pen name is KC Cross and she writes novels and teleplays collaboratively with actor and screenwriter, Johnathan McClain.

Her books have sold millions of copies all over the world, the audio version of her semi-autobiographical book, Eighteen, was nominated for a Voice Arts Award and an Audie Award in 2016 and 2017 respectively. Her audiobook, Mr. Perfect, was nominated for a Voice Arts Award in 2017. Her audiobook, Taking Turns, was nominated for an Audie Award in 2018. Five of her book were optioned for a TV series by MGM television in 2018. And her book, Total Exposure, was nominated for a RITA Award in 2019.

She lives on a ranch in Central Colorado with her family.

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