GUNS:The Spencer BOOK (Rook and Ronin Spinoff) By JA Huss
Synopsis:THIS IS NOT A STANDALONE BOOK - IT IS HIGHLY SUGGESTED THAT YOU READ ALL THE PREVIOUS NOVELS AND NOVELLAS BEFORE STARTING THIS BOOKSpencer Shrike is a man with a plan. Get in. Get out. Move on. He loves Ron the Bomb, and her safety is the only thing on his mind these days. But life is a tricky bastard, and conning criminals for the better part of ten years brings its own set of problems. Sure, Rook lied her way out of a sticky situation, covering for crimes Ronin, Ford, and Spencer committed, and getting them all off scot-free in the process.
But not everyone is buying Rook’s story, and Spencer is desperate to figure out who’s in town setting them up for a fall.
Veronica the Bombshell Vaughn has put up with Spencer Shrike’s shit for years and where has it gotten her? A big fat nowhere. No ring, no house, no kids, and no promises. In fact, Spencer is worse than ever—completely distant and moody. She’s done sitting at home, pining over a man she can’t have.But she’s not opposed to fighting for him.Ron the Bomb fights hard and she fights dirty, so she’s willing to do whatever it takes to get Spencer’s attention.But now there’s another man in town with his eye on her. He’s got secrets too, but unlike Spencer, Bobby Mansi is more than willing to let Veronica in on them.
The entire Rook and Ronin series comes full circle. Every con, every lie, and every skeleton in the closet is back for one final shot at vengeance and the only way to set it right… is to get out the guns.
This one is bittersweet...I am a huge fan of this series. I was beyond excited to read it, but now I'm sad it's over. No more Ford and his idiosyncrasies and Spencer's caveman tendencies. They have all taken up permanent residence in my heart. It has been one wicked, good ride! This is NOT a standalone so make sure you read all the books prior to Guns. There are a lot of things going on that won't click if you haven't and trust me...you want to be up to speed. Guns is my favorite in the series next to Manic. 5+ Stars
Guns takes us on the final job for the "Team". The past has finally cornered them. The plan is unraveling before their eyes and there isn't a damn thing they can do about it. Spencer is driving himself crazy with worrying about Veronica and keeping her squeaky clean, well out of the line of fire. He learned long ago to keep the ones you love far away when things go to hell. But keeping her away is only hurting her more. This job is getting stickier than they anticipated as more players enter the game, making it even more dangerous for all of them.
“We’re in agreement, then? One last job.”
“One last job,” they all reply together.
I get up and walk out of Ford’s house and get in my truck before they see the look on my face.
Because that’s what they all say, right? Just one last job to make things right.
And we all know how that ends.
That one last job just f*#$s it all back up again. That one last job is usually the opening scene of a very long, f'ed-up movie. That one last job always, always ends up with someone dead.
I’m just hoping that the dead guy at the end of our story isn’t one of us. Because if one of us dies, this will never end.”
Veronica "Bomb" Vaughn is at the end her rope with Spencer. Her heart is broken because Spencer treats her like yesterday's trash and she's had enough. But a mysterious man shows up with an even more mysterious agenda and Bomb is faced with the hardest decision of her life. Spencer and the "Team" have left her in the dark long enough so she decides to make her own move. Sh*#'s about to get messy but holy crap on a finger...I had no idea the twist it would take. Absolutely brilliant if you ask me! And two epilogues? Loved them both but especially number 2. I hope we see more of Five and Rory.
“He turns towards me and one hand comes up to cup my face. “I don’t want you to get hurt. I don’t want my mistakes to come back and hurt you. I’ll die if something happens to you.” His eyes stare into mine and he swallows. “But I’m the one who’s been hurting you with this plan. And I just want you to know, Ronnie. I’m sorry. I’m sorry,” he says again. “It’s just… we’re in a lot of trouble, baby. And I hate to bring you in on it like this. But I don’t want you to think I never cared if something happens and I never get a chance to tell you—”
He stops and I’m crying all over again. I hug him close and bury my face in his chest.”
OTHER BOOKS IN THIS SERIES
(99 CENTS) ROOK AND RONIN OMNIBUS: TRAGIC - MANIC - PANICAMAZON: http://amzn.to/1oufHcjFORD NOVELLA: SLACK: A Day in the Life of Ford AstonAMAZON: http://amzn.to/J3neRCFORD NOVEL: TAUT: The Ford bookAMAZON: http://amzn.to/1dNTjseBOMB NOVELLA: A Day in the Life of Spencer ShrikeAMAZON: http://amzn.to/1gRv6AH
JA Huss is the author of the Amazon bestselling Rook and Ronin series, the epic science fiction I Am Just Junco series, and hundreds of kid-friendly science books in subjects such as biology, physics, anatomy and physiology, astronomy, and forensics. She has an undergraduate degree in equine science and a master’s degree in forensic toxicology. She has never taken a creative writing class and she hopes she never will.