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I wasn’t the one who broke her but I played my part.
She came to us when she was ten. I raised her. I loved her. I taught her how to survive in a world of evil men. But it wasn’t enough.
I wasn’t the one who saved her but I did my best.
She needed me as much as I needed her. Bought and paid for on the auction block. But not for the reasons you think. She was my weapon.
I wasn’t the one who lied to her but I hid her truth. She was broken before I got there. Wild and angry. Defiant and bratty. But she trusted me most. She loved me best.
So I set her free.
Indie Anna Accorsi is a woman lost in her past.
A pretty little nightmare.
A gorgeous piece of misery.
A mess of lovely darkness.
She is creeping beautiful.
And now we want her back.
If I had to choose between them, I would die. There is just no way I could only choose one.
I need them all.
I don’t even care if that’s selfish. I want them all.
And if I thought I could have Nathan St. James, then I would take him too. I would keep all four of them because they are each different, and unique, and give me something I can’t get from anyone else.
Every single way they fill me up has been written in this journal. So if it’s not clear by now, there is nothing left to be said. There are simply no words to describe my need.
But I am afraid that you will see this and you won’t understand. And I don’t care if you are Nathan, or McKay, or Adam, or Donovan. I need you to understand.
How many other ways are there to describe Nathan St. James? He is my boy-next-door. He is my best friend. He is the firefly catcher, and the treehouse builder, and the swamp charmer.
Oh, I know what Adam would say. He was running around on you back in high school. And I get it. If Nathan loved me best, he would be more careful with my heart. He’d be like McKay.
McKay is so very, very careful with me. McKay is my soul. He is my trainer. He is the bubble-bath maker, and the hair washer, and the nightmare chaser.
But McKay will never admit that he has always loved me. That I am his first, and only, one true love.
So I have Donovan. Donovan is careful too. He is my mind reader. My note taker. He is the light in the dark, he is the filler of holes, he is the voice in my head that keeps me calm during all the stormy nights of insanity.
But he’s part time we all know it. He will never take me to LA with him. And I wouldn’t want to go. This is my home. Right here. This is where I want to be.
And that’s where Adam comes in. Adam. My owner. My knight. My protector. He is my partner in crime. The fixer of mistakes, the leader of us all, the untouchable one.
He is like a mean old dog who will bite anyone who tries to touch him. Everyone who gets too close.
Everyone but me.
He lets me get close. He lets me touch him all over.
But will he share?
Will any of them share?
Only if I make them.
So this is how I made them…
"Bravo, my mind is well and truly blown! A Brilliant, Mind-Bending Romantic Suspense!" - Goodreads Reviewer MissPetiteBrunetteBookBlog
"An exceptionally well-crafted story, beautifully well-written, with compelling characters, an incredible world-building, and twists and turns that will leave you in awe." - Goodreads Reviewer Avephoenix
"Creeping Beautiful is not the kind of book you simply read. You experience it. You live it. This story and these characters will burrow under your skin and embed themselves in your soul... and you will welcome it." - Goodreads Reviewer Jammie Bebout
"This story expertly laid the groundwork for what kind of craziness we can expect to come next in this series. From the relationship between the four main characters, their secrets that are believed to have been buried and forgotten, and the danger that certainly lurks for everyone involved, this book is a wild ride from beginning to end... and I'd do it all again..." - Goodreads Reviewer Nightbird Novels
"Julie's writing style is so unique and her talent for dark is unrivaled, truly. Creeping Beautiful is a story that hooks you from page one and does not let go, staying with you far beyond the final words and leaving you waiting with baited breath for more." - Goodreads Reviewer Jennifer Tyronney
"This story is such and emotional roller coaster I didn't know if I wanted to cheer, yell, cry and throw my kindle across the room and throw a tantrum myself... AND I WOULD DO IT ALL OVER AGAIN!!!!" - Goodreads Reviewer Tami czenkus
"You don't just read a Huss book, you live it, you feel it, you emerge yourself in it. It takes you forever to get over the book hangover. Is it worth it? So worth it!" - Goodreads Reviewer Pam Schaeffer
"I loved loved loved this book. There are so many secrets and JA Huss is mastermind at secret telling. I kept thinking there couldn't be another surprise, but I was wrong! Right up through the epilogue, she was dropping bombs on me. I cannot wait for more!!" - Goodreads Reviewer Meow Meow
"Creeping Beautiful is an intense, emotional, and skillfully written dark romantic suspense story that captivates you from the cover. " - Goodreads Reviewer Cheryl Graham-Petit
"I FELT THIS BOOK. Creeping Beautiful is a masterful story that held my attention and kept me thinking to the very last word. Outstanding." - Goodreads Reviewer MR
"I read this book straight through in one sitting. I just could not walk away. The characters are so complex and broken in their own way, yet fit perfectly together. Be prepared for a tangled web of lies and layers of questions that will keep you guessing."- Goodreads Reviewer Melissa Wright
"The book is downright pure brilliance, that is the bottom line! If you are looking for a thrilling, mysterious, sexy and sometimes dark book/series that will have you on the edge of your seat, that will have you so engrossed that you may hope you've got money for a takeaway to feed the kids because there's not a chance your putting the book down! That will have characters that you will adore and connect with, and will stay with you long after you've finished reading it and can be read over and over again... Then this is the book for you!!" - Goodreads Reviewer Poppy1102
"*boom* Mind. Blown. This book is freaking AH-Mazing! This is a romantic suspense with tons of twists and turns, you never know what to expect! That ending ya'll. I didn't see it coming!" - Goodreads Reviewer A
About the Author
- ASIN : B07YD1V66T
- Publisher : Science Future Press (February 19, 2020)
- Publication date : February 19, 2020
- Language : English
- File size : 1511 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 530 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #16,426 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Reviewed in the United States on February 19, 2020
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Adam Boucher, Core McKay, and Donovan Couture have secrets, but they are joined by their past as Untouchables in The Company, and joined to Indie. Adam is on Les Fleurs Island to attend an auction. He wants to make his own team to carry on The Company tradition. He finds a ten-year-old Indie Anna Accorsi. She is a throw away, not valuable to anyone because she is wild, young, and creepy. Adam sees potential. Donovan sees someone to psychoanalyze. McKay can’t walk away even though she has the capability to destroy them. Indie is the perfect addition to their team. What exactly is this group up to? The answer to this question isn’t easy to reveal because – secrets.
Creeping Beautiful is the definition of a WOW story. It is JA Huss at her finest. It is everything I love about this author. It keeps me guessing. The characters are sexy, creepy, mysterious, and loveable. Each chapter is from one of the team’s point of view. The plot is intricate and tight, keeping the focus on the characters, while so much action is happening. There are twists and turns that make me nervous and hold my breath one moment then tie my stomach in knots the next until I start to breathe again. I didn’t have a clue what would happen from one page to the next, but I knew it would be a thrill. From the beginning, I was hooked, following the breadcrumbs that expose the past, the present, and the potential future.
Creeping Beautiful is a suspense-filled adventure. Huss takes us on a trip back to her wicked Company world with a completely new cast of characters, and the return of some old friends and foes. Expect surprises at every turn. I love that Creeping Beautiful has old characters and events from the past sprinkled throughout; shining new and unexpected insight on what you think you know. This doesn’t mean you must read The Company before reading Creeping Beautiful . It is a standalone novel. It is fun visiting this world again with the new and some of the old. There is a satisfying ending with the promise of more in the future. I can’t wait for more. A must read from one of my favorite authors.
This story is going to be an excellent audio. I can't wait to get my copy.
This story takes place in the world of The Company, an underworld organization that sets its own rules and takes the law into its own hands. It is a complex weave of characters and happenings that we experience in both the present and back into the past as Indie, Donovan, Adam and McKay navigate through the only life/nightmare they have ever known. The relationships between these four is complex and always evolving and they each have a dark side while they carry their own secrets and live in a world where nothing is as it seems.
I highly recommend this engaging story and I can’t wait to see what comes next in this series!
Rarely does a book leave me speechless... I had to take some time to compose my thoughts before I could even think about how to right a review for this one that would do this story justice.
A truly gifted author is someone who can take a group of people that, given their stories, you would not normally like and turn them into people that you love. This is the case with this story. The plot moves at the perfect pace and the author takes the time to develop each character over the years. Just when you think you know what they are about, BAM, you're wrong. Then you find yourself pulled in even deeper just waiting for the next twist.
This book is storytelling at it's best. It has just the right amount of twists and turns, passion and heartbreak that all come together and make a recipe for a great story. I found myself wanting to put everything else in my life on hold so I could stay in their world and see what happened next.
It has been awhile since I have read a story that left me feeling the way this one did. Fans of JA Huss know she is a master writer but with this one she really knocks it out of the park. I am in love with these characters and I cannot wait to see what is in store for them next.
POV: switches between McKay, Indie, Adam and Donovan
Quick hook or slow starter? 5 (I was hooked from the first chapter)
Character development: 5
Level of Romance between characters: 5
Passion/Heat level: 5 (Not a lot of sex in this one, I know, its a shocker, but what there is was well done and fits with the story)
Angst/Heartbreak: 5 (This is a rollercoaster ride from start to finish)
Cliffhanger?: Not really a cliffhanger but the story is far from over!
I said it above and I will say it again, I loved this book. Do not wait, get your copy today and get ready to have your mind blown in the best way possible!
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5 stars - less than a day to read because I cannot put it down. I only give 5 stars if it has managed to engage extra emotions from me - extreme lol moments or real teary moments etc. A 5 stars book tends to have me raging about cliff hangers and (legally and not creepily) stalking the author for release dates.
4 stars - 2 days to read or less. A book that I have quite enjoyed reading, feisty MC and some racy scenes with thier romantic interest. I would definitely follow a series and author for 4 star books.
3 stars - takes around 2/3 days to read, usually because I have become distracted and less engaged in some sections but by the end the end I have enjoyed the overall story and would read any sequels.
1/2 stars not given, as I have usually returned it without finishing as I'm not engaged. .
If you are new to JA Huss, please get reading because this is one hell of a ride on a journey that has been cleverly interwoven with several series and many beloved (and not so beloved) characters. Intertwined and connected with The Company, a deadly, secret organisation, this is a good place to start or an intriguing addition to this amazing world.
Fanflippingtastic, I loved it....my head is in a mess of the very best kind!
Indie Anna Accorsi has been missing for four years, since the fateful night of her 20th birthday. She returns to McKay with no memories of that night and a sketchy description of where she has been. He calls Adam and Donovan to return home, she needs them all.
I mentioned romance above, it is, but not in the traditional sense, even with the knowledge it features four men and one woman.......mwahaha! Dont let that put you off ;-) This book has a timeline of 14 years, the details of which we learn from four of the characters pov, starting when Indie was aged ten. I loved that each character told a specific seperate part of the timeline, which made a complicated story very clear. The fifth person Nathan, the boy next door, although we don't hear from him is integral to the story.
I don't want to give anything away, so if you enjoy a well written, dark, twisted story with depth and detail that will mess with your mind, then this is for you. There is suspense, mystery and so many secrets. The more secrets JA Huss reveals, the more intricately her web of intrigue is weaved!
I was hooked from the first page and I cant wait for what happens next! 5 huge stars
As always, I found myself engrossed in learning about each of these new additions to the world of The Company. Indie, Adam, McKay and Donovan are intense, interesting, multi-faceted and woven into each other with emotional ties that have been years in the making. Intelligent writing which sets a pace that leaves no room at all, for idling around, Creeping Beautiful is a masterpiece of twisted thinking, mystery, emotions and, as is always the case with a book by JA Huss, I could not put it down. With a long term plot in the making, I am going to bask in the joy of knowing that so much more is to come. Bliss!!! 💖💖💖😱💖💖💖
This group of people are Company. Adam purchases Indie, aged 10 at an auction. She's to be his weapon; an assassin. He owns her. McKay trains her, feeds her, cares for her. Donovan's role is to keep her sane. This story is told from all their points of view. Then there's Nathan, the boy next door, a friend.
The story skips between the present and the past, as we learn of events that gradually bring Indie's story up to date.
There's mystery, suspense, the warped view of life being part of the Company. And then there's a twist. It all leaves me wondering what will happen next in their story.