Pretty Nightmare (Creeping Beautiful, #2). ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Pretty Nightmare by J.A. Huss

My rating: 5 of 5 stars.



I have them all now. Just the way I want them.

McKay, the one who loves me deepest.

Adam, the one who protects me fiercely.

Donovan, the one who tells the truth.

They are my friends, they are my lovers, they are my world.

And Maggie belongs to all of us—no matter who her father is.

This is the family I’ve always wanted.

This is the family I deserve.

And I will do whatever it takes to keep them.




I have a secret that could ruin everything.

But I’m not keeping that secret to hurt her.

Nathan St. James needed to go.




I made a plan that could ruin everything.

But I did it to save us in the end.

The Company needed to come back.




I told a lie that could ruin everything.

But I didn’t tell the lie to them—I told it to myself.

Carter is closer than we think.


There is something truly wrong at Boucher House on the Old Pearl River.

Some hidden evil lurking deep inside the woods.

Nothing about their blissful life is what it seems.

Because just when they think they have it all—he shows up to take it back.


Pretty Nightmare


I jumped right back in to the lives of Adam, Mckay, Donovan and Indie. They are all such compelling and interesting characters with different backgrounds yet so similar in that they were all raised within the Company. I think what the Company does best is to mess with the minds of children. So these people and the people they know are all a bit crazy.

In this book they are all back together after the 4 years that they were apart from the time the incident occurred on Indie’s 20th birthday. She finally did what they always feared and went completely nuts on them. They all nearly died, especially Indie’s 2 year old daughter Maggie. Indie still has no recollection of the 4 years she was away or why she did the things she did that night. She also can’t remember the time before she came to live with Adam and Mckay, when she was on the island.

Donovan also lived on the Island when he was young and he doesn’t remember much of his childhood either. He knows he had a twin named Carter, but can’t remember him. He knows that when he was 15 and Indie was sold, he was the one that talked Adam into buying her but he has no recollection of why. So he and Indie are trying to recover their memories together.

Adam is still trying to learn things about the company that he wasn’t privy to before. He knows much of it should be in his father’s records, but he has searched everywhere at Old Home and in his Father’s house in the city but has come up empty so he is trying to find the files. Adam likes to be always in control and the leader.

Mckay is angry at Adam for taking Maggie and leaving him alone those four years. He was bought at nine years old by Adam’s father and they had never been apart for very long before that. He is coming to terms with the fact that he loves Adam but he has the anger that is keeping them apart and Mckay has some secrets as well. Things that were going on when Adam was recovering from the time Indie hit him in the head with a candlestick.

So much mystery in the background of each of them, plus there are others that may or may not be dangerous to them. Is Nick Tate still alive? Carter (Donovan’s evil twin), sent a card on Maggie’s birthday saying he was her father. Is that true? Is she Nathan’s? The boy next door was supposedly killed by Indie that night of her 20th birthday. So when he calls Mckay but hangs up does that mean he is dangerous to their happiness? This book is awesome, the characters are so deep and flawed that you can’t help but feel for each of them. I couldn’t put it down.

I voluntarily read & reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts & opinions are my own.


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