I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an unbiased review.
Elias Bricman seems like a straightforward man, but he is definitely the most complicated of our gameplayers. In order to get the most from this book, you should read books one and two in the Turning Series. ([b:Taking Turns|33192096|Taking Turns (Turning, #1)|J.A. Huss|https://images.gr-assets.com/books/1480683459s/33192096.jpg|53888729] & [b:Turning Back|33867511|Turning Back (Turning #2)|J.A. Huss|https://images.gr-assets.com/books/1484561509s/33867511.jpg|54871691])
Bric's story unfolds slowly over these three tales, and we get the full effect here. He's left on his own now that Smith and Quin have their happily ever afters. He's happy for them, but it's putting him into a depressing, uncaring spiral of numbness.
He's been "playing" with a member at the club (Jordan), and even though it's not doing much for him, he's intrigued with the latest girl they've been seeing. And he hasn't been intrigued in a LOOONG time.
Nadia isn't suited to their game on the outside, but Jordan sees more. He brings her to Bric as a way to get their own "game" started, and since Bric seems interested, then SCORE. Nadia challenges both men at every turn, and Bric is both frustrated and drawn in at the same time. Between heartbeats he loves and hates her.
There are games afoot, but they may not be what anyone believes they are. Who's playing? Who's left in the dark? You may not know until the very end of this story, and trust me, it's worth it. Ms. Huss even leaves a thread dangling for a spin-off, and I'm hoping we'll see it happen!
Four solid stars. Four and a half for the entire series. If you like angsty, erotic stories - you won't regret reading these books.