“Wasted Lust” Book Review

July 8, 2015 / 10 comments

“Wasted Lust” Book ReviewWasted Lust on June 24th 2015
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A girl with regrets…
Sasha Cherlin died the night she let Nick Tate walk out on her for a life of crime. Her very essence was destroyed when they broke their promise to one another.

A man with remorse…
Nick Tate made his choice with her future in mind. He loved Sasha enough to know that leaving her behind was the only way to keep her safe.

A path to revenge…
Special Agent Jax Barlow understands the bond of love and he plans to use it to get justice. Nick and Sasha will do anything to rewrite their past. He’s counting on that to bring them down.

Liezel’s Thoughts:

I don’t even know where to begin with this one. I guess it’s best to just come out and  say that this has got to be one my Top 5  favorite reads this year! J.A. Huss truly never disappoints in delivering one captivating  drama.

I do have to admit that the book was a bit confusing  at first (which is my own fault) since I skipped some of the pivotal books written before this book was released but in all honesty it was pretty easy to pick-up on. One thing I thought was helpful was  taking the time out in reading the synopsis of  Dirty, Dark and Deadly Series , 321 and Meet Me In The Dark. That way you  have a better idea of the timeline and are aware of the characters involved.

About “Wasted Lust” ….the story revolves around the “reformed”  assassin Sasha Cherlin. At the very young age she was trained by the Company to become a murderer. Her and her closest friends took down the Company years ago. She then becomes a free agent… or so she thought. Fast forwarding to current time she no longer identifies with that person she once. She altered her image significantly and is now  a plain grad student.

Things however change when she finds herself being stalked by one Agent  Jax Barlow. At first she assumes the worst, that her crimes have finally caught up with her but Sasha isn’t who Agent Jax is after. She becomes the stepping stone to getting to the primary target – Nick Tate.

Sasha hasn’t been in contact with Nick ever since he left her heartbroken ten years ago. She thought she blocked everything “Nick” but now that she is pulled back into that world again the emotions that she buried deep down in her psyche begin to resurface. She also realizes then that even if she is rich and successful she is unhappy.

There were so many factors that  contribute to these feelings of sadness and  Jax just so happens to be right there to help her through it. At first, I was very suspicious with his intent and also became exasperated with Sasha for giving in so easily but as the story unfolds we find that his intentions aren’t malicious as expected. This is just one of the many twists  in this story.

If you asked me what I loved most about “Wasted Lust”… it would be its’ unpredictability. The twists and turns are endless! You barely recover from one unexpected event when another one is dropped upon you. It definitely kept my heart racing especially towards the end.

What I also found impressive  besides the jaw-dropping storyline was the very well-developed characters. Sasha, Jax and even Nick were beyond intriguing and complex. As a matter of fact, ALL of JA Huss’ characters are such and that is one of the reasons why she is one of my favorite authors.

J.A. Huss never fails to amaze me! With all the books that’s she’s written she always manages to keep her stories fresh and exciting. I can not praise her enough for her extraordinary creativity. Loved this book and I can not wait to see who among the new characters that were mentioned in the Epilogue will end-up getting their very own story.

The Verdict:


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About J. A. Huss

J.A. Huss never wanted to be a writer and she still dreams of that elusive career as an astronaut. She originally went to school to become an equine veterinarian but soon figured out they keep horrible hours and decided to go to grad school instead. That Ph.D wasn’t all it was cracked up to be (and she really sucked at the whole scientist thing), so she dropped out and got a M.S. in forensic toxicology just to get the whole thing over with as soon as possible.

After graduation she got a job with the state of Colorado as their one and only hog farm inspector and spent her days wandering the Eastern Plains shooting the shit with farmers. After a few years of that, she got bored. And since she was a homeschool mom and actually does love science, she decided to write science textbooks and make online classes for other homeschool moms. She wrote more than two hundred of those workbooks and was the number one publisher at the online homeschool store many times, but eventually she covered every science topic she could think of and ran out of shit to say.

So in 2012 she decided to write fiction instead. That year she released her first three books and started a career that would make her a New York Times bestseller and land her on the USA Today Bestseller’s List eighteen times in the next three years. Her books have sold millions of copies all over the world, the audio version of her semi-autobiographical book, Eighteen, was nominated for a Voice Arts Award and an Audie award in 2016 and 2017 respectively, her audiobook Mr. Perfect was nominated for a Voice Arts Award in 2017, and her book, Taking Turns, was nominated for an Audie Award in 2018. Johnathan McClain is her first (and only) writing partner and even though they are worlds apart in just about every way imaginable, it works.

She lives on a ranch in Central Colorado with her family.

10 Responses to ““Wasted Lust” Book Review”

  1. Erika

    Not sure….haven’t read any good books this summer! I need to find one soon! 🙂

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