Review: Gorgeous Misery by J.A. Huss

☆☆➹⁀☆ 4.5 stars ☆➹⁀☆☆

About the Book:

Wendy Gale isn’t the kind of girl you marry. She’s not even the kind of girl you date. She’s not a friend with benefits, she’s not one-night-stand, and regardless of what she thinks, she has never been a rebound.

Wendy Gale is kind of girl you kidnap and lock in your basement so she can’t ever escape. She’s the kind of girl you tie up. You put a collar on her. A leash. Handcuffs. You chain her to things and gag her mouth. A blindfold isn’t a bad idea, either.

Because Wendy Gale is the kind of girl you grab on to—any way you can—and you never let go.

Wendy. Babe. You only need to know one thing about me, OK?

I will never let go. 

Bookbub: https://www.bookbub.com/books/gorgeous-misery-creeping-beautiful-book-3-by-ja-huss

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/59357029-gorgeous-misery

My Thoughts:

Wow! Where to start? J.A. Huss’ latest installment in her Creeping Beautiful series, Gorgeous Misery, everything that the early reviewers say it is.  It is a wild ride.  It is full of twists and turns. Best of all, Ms. Huss masterfully weaves together several of her series and shows just how interconnected they are.

Beyond the crazy good story weaving, Grogeous Misery gives long time fans like myself, another perfect look at some loved, hated and misunderstood characters.  Creepy Wendy…she is not so creepy.  Adam Boucher and Nick Tate?  They are every bit as questionable and untrustworthy as ever. Merc and Sasha?  As much as I love these two, they are mere catalysts to the real action going on.

I was hooked from the start, and couldn’t put the book down.  There is a lot going on and the storytelling drew me in deep.  There were so many times that I questioned what was real and what was an illusion. The ending is a huge cliffhanger, that left my jaw hanging wide open!  Thankfully, readers have just a few weeks to wait for what is sure to be an incredible end to the Creeping Beautiful series.

About the Author: J.A. Huss never wanted to be a writer and she still dreams of that elusive career as an astronaut. She originally went to school to become an equine veterinarian but soon figured out they keep horrible hours and decided to go to grad school instead. That Ph.D wasn’t all it was cracked up to be (and she really sucked at the whole scientist thing), so she dropped out and got a M.S. in forensic toxicology just to get the whole thing over with as soon as possible.

After graduation she got a job with the state of Colorado as their one and only hog farm inspector and spent her days wandering the Eastern Plains shooting the shit with farmers. After a few years of that, she got bored. And since she was a homeschool mom and actually does love science, she decided to write science textbooks and make online classes for other homeschool moms. She wrote more than two hundred of those workbooks and was the number one publisher at the online homeschool store many times, but eventually she covered every science topic she could think of and ran out of shit to say.

So in 2012 she decided to write fiction instead. That year she released her first three books and started a career that would make her a New York Times bestseller and land her on the USA Today Bestseller’s List eighteen times in the next three years. 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, and her book, Taking Turns, was nominated for an Audie Award in 2018. Johnathan McClain is her first (and only) writing partner and even though they are worlds apart in just about every way imaginable, it works.

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

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