Review: Lovely Darkness by J.A. Huss

☆☆➹⁀☆ 4 stars☆➹⁀☆☆

About the Book:

Sometimes I wish it was just him and me.
Sometimes I wish there never was an Indie or a Donovan.
That McKay and I just ran away together when we were young.
Sailed around the world. Climbed mountains. Learned to parachute. Did whatever we wanted and never thought about this place, or the Company and our place in it, ever again.

Sometimes I wish we were broke, and uncomfortable, and stressed out about things like rent, and food, and bald tires.
I wish we had done it differently.
I wish I had listened to Gerald.
I wish I wasn’t thirty-seven years old, filled up to my neck and choking on regrets.

Lovely Darkness is about love, and regrets, and accepting the truth—even if it breaks you. It is the last book in the dark romantic thriller series, Creeping Beautiful, and must be read in order.


My Thoughts:

Author J.A. Huss’ The Creeping Beautiful series officially concludes with her latest novel, Lovely Darkness. There are twists and turns. There are many answers and a few lingering questions. There are multitudes of messages full of meanings. This book has it all.

The story is told by multiple narrators. All those main characters that I have grown to care about have a say. Sometimes a multiple POV provides the reader with more insight than the main characters, but in Lovely Darkness, it creates much suspense and few reveals. Who is the winner, the controller, the person holding all the cards, the master of the board? Not telling. You’ll either love it or hate it!!

The denouement somewhat wraps things up, but not entirely. And, isn’t that just like real life? Author J.A. Huss has given long-time fans a satisfying conclusion and yet left the story is open enough for readers to project their desired future for beloved characters.


Available for pre-order everywhere through March 29th – then it will be in Kindle Unlimited and only available at Amazon:






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, 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. 

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