Monday, 23 May 2016
Wasted Lust by JA Huss
Author: JA Huss
Genre: Suspense, Romance
Release Date: 23rd June 2015
Challenges: 2016 Read the Books You Buy
Links: Goodreads - Amazon
*There could be minor spoilers ahead for other JA Huss books (Rook & Ronin, Ford/Spencer Spin Offs, Dirty Dark & Deadly, Meet Me in the Dark, and 321)*
Having gotten free of the Company and become an adult in a normal home, Sasha is following her dream of studying dinosaurs, except that isn't going quite to plan. When Agent Jax Barlow approachs Sasha in an attempt to get more information on Nick Tate, the man that left her when she was 13, it leads Sasha back into a life she didn't want in the first place...
Technically Wasted Lust is a standalone, however I for one would highly recommend it being read after Meet Me in the Dark (So basically read the books in the order that I listed them above). 321 is the book that really got me into Huss and even some of the plot from that book fell into place properly for me after reading Wasted Lust! That's how well all those books tie together.
I've loved Sasha since her first appearance in the books (which I'll admit to not reading in the right order!) and this book just topped up that love! Sasha is an amazing character, simultaneously fragile and comepletely kick a**. In a way, I think she's the most stable of the Company characters even if she was the youngest member of the team.
I liked the chemistry between Sasha and Jax, it was clear that there was deinfitely something there and they seemed to bounce off each other well. I actually found myself reading and hoping that Nick wasn't going to turn up and ruin everything between them.
Nick was a slight enigma to me in this book. He hasn't been around all that much in any of the books to say that he's Harper's twin (Harper is the female lead in Dirty Dark & Deadly) and it took me a while to even try to figure out his plan (naturally I was wrong about it). When his motives were revealed I couldn't help but aplaud Huss once again, all the information was there in the book but it was something I didn't suspect.
This was a fantastic ending to the "Company" books, it tied together some loose ends and definitely gave a sense of closure! (Though I am looking forward to seeing the characters again in future books!)