The Pleasure of Panic by J.A. Huss
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Suspense and Mystery, Pleasure and Panic!
The following ratings are out of 5:
World building: 🌎🌍🌏🌎🌍
Character development: 👱🏻♀️🧔🏻👩🏻👱🏻♂️👩🏻🦱
The heroine: Issy Grey – she owns a women’s empowerment company where she trains women to stand up for themselves. She does public speaking engagements and is a 7th degree black belt in jiu-jitsu and has a history which made her who she is today.
The Hero(es): Finn Murphy – an FBI agent who was corrupt in the past but has a second chance. He killed his father who was also a corrupt agent and feels a lot of guilt for that and the things he has done in his past.
The Story: Issy meets Jordan through her friend Chelle and is introduced to Jordan’s games. Chelle thinks Issy would like a game surrounding the pleasure of panic, but Issy’s fantasy is more about doing something like a scene in a sex club where other people are watching. When Issy’s business is called in as a tip to the FBI and a bunch of C4 is found on the premises. Issy thinks it is all part of the game.
This book was really good and you never know what it going on or whether any of it is part of a game or if it is all real. I liked how Finn was a good character who has also been bad in the past. He was dominant and sexy but also had this other side to him. And Issy was so strong, but also vulnerable and I thought it was great how she could kick butt and take names whether it be an FBI agent or a Mafia boss.
The narration was terrific! Aiden Snow and Savannah Peachwood were perfect for Finn and Issy. Teddy Hamilton again played the part of Jordan as he did in the first book and he has just the right amount of snark and arrogance in his tone to be perfect as Jordan, the game mastermind.
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