TAUT: The Ford Book

TAUT: The Ford Book Book Cover TAUT: The Ford Book
Rook and Ronin Spinoff
J.A. Huss

From Amazon.com:

TAUT IS A STANDALONE NOVEL - you do NOT have to read any of the Rook and Ronin books first.

Ford Aston is known for many things. Being an emotionless, messed up bastard, a freakishly smart social outcast, and a cold, domineering master who keeps "pets" instead of girlfriends.

And after Rook broke his heart, he plans to keep it that way.

Ashleigh is known for nothing, and that's exactly what she's got going for her. She's broke, stranded in the mountains with a three month old baby, and Ford Aston is screwing with her head.

Big. Time.

And she plans to mess with his right back.

It's a coy game at first, filled with flirting, and innuendo--but Ford soon realizes something is not quite right with Ashleigh. In fact, something is seriously, seriously wrong and the closer they get to their final destination, the closer Ford gets to the truth.

One night of devastation, self-loathing, and emptiness turns into the best thing that ever happened to Ford Aston. But one day of in-your-face reality threatens Ashleigh's whole existence.

Foxy's Review:

**5 “I’m in” stars**

TAUT can be read as a standalone even though the last scene of Manic is the prologue for the this book. If you have never read the Rook & Ronin series the author does an excellent job of letting you know what is happening so that you don’t feel lost when you dive into TAUT.

Ashleigh is down on her luck and stranded in a snow storm when an angel of mercy offers her a helping hand. Even though she has a lot of self respect and isn’t going to allow anyone to make her feel worthless she has to learn to put her trust in this stranger.

Ford has been hurt by the only girl he has ever wanted. He’s on the run to escape his former life when he gets stuck in a snow storm.
Ashleigh has the best description of a young Ford – a nerdy little prankster.


Ford’s description of his well loved first vehicle best describes the type of relationship he wants.

But I wanted to earn my first vehicle, to make it worth something to me. I wanted to be invested in it and I didn’t want it to be perfect. It wanted it to be flawed. I wanted it to be a work in progress. I wanted to rescue it.”

I love Ford. He was perfectly flawed in this book. Ms. Huss does an excellent job writing his POV. A lot of times when authors write the male POV they make his inner thoughts girly. Ford holds to his true personality in and out of his head.

*My pre-review* (view spoiler)

Rook & Ronin Series is the main series that these next two ‘spin offs’ are connected with: The Ford Book and The Spencer Book. Ford’s spin off can be read as standalone.

Timeline between these three series:
{#1 R&R} Tragic | My review
{#2 R&R} Manic | My review
{#3 R&R} Panic | My review
{#.5 Ford} SLACK: A Day in the Life of Ford Aston | My review
{#1 Ford} TAUT: The Ford Book
{#.5 Spencer} BOMB: A Day in the Life of Spencer Shrike
{#1 Spencer} GUNS: The Spencer Book

SLACK  A Day in the Life of Ford Aston (Rook and Ronin Spinoff) TAUT  The Ford Book (Rook and Ronin Spinoff)
SLACK – prequel | TAUT – Ford’s book
Both can be read as a standalone

**courtesy of author J.A. Huss in exchange for an honest review.**

Author: Foxy

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