Mr. Match: A Mister Standalone
Book 5, The Mister Series
J. A. Huss
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Oliver Shrike thinks ahead. He likes to make lists and tick off boxes. He plans, he plots, and he’s got everything under control.
Until one day he sees my videos on his dating site. The private erotic videos I make just for him.
When I’m looking at the camera I can practically see his face. Hear the internal arguments. Feel his desire.
Because I’m that kind of woman.
You should delete my videos, Oliver Shrike. It’s your job to keep that dating site on the up and up.
But you don’t, do you?
You watch them. You get off to them. You crave them.
Every week I make a new one with you in mind. I’ve got you addicted to my body, my moans, my secrets.
I’ve hooked you now, Mr. Match. You’ve been in control for way too long and this is where it ends.
Epic conclusion to an incredible series!
Well, it's done. Mr. Match, the fifth book in the Mister series is here and all the questions and events and clues that have been building since book 1 finally come to a head and we get the whole story. I feel kind of bereft today that I've finished and there's no more. As hard as it was to get to the end of the previous 4 books and have to wait for the next one to come out, at least I knew another would be coming, but this is it.
Mr. Match is the final book, the only book that you need to have read all 4 of the previous books before getting to this one. Oliver Shrike. I have been waiting not so patiently to get his story. I first met Oliver in Happily Ever After: A Day in the Life of the HEA when he was just five years old. The only boy of Spencer and Veronica Shrike, living with five sisters. I couldn't wait to find out what he was going to be when he grew up, where his life would take him.
Reading the first 4 books has filled us in pretty well on how drastically Oliver's life changed when he was just a freshman in college when he and four of his friends were accused of rape. Now, ten years later, he is still running Hook Me Up, an online dating service he started with his sister Ariel when he was just a teenager.
Katya Kalashova kept me guessing throughout this book. She's suddenly back in Fort Collins after four years of being away. Why is she back now? Now, when each of the Misters have once again been put through the wringer, still dealing with fallout from the "fateful night" ten years ago? Is she involved with one or possibly more, of the outside forces who seem bound and determined to destroy the Misters?
I love how we are taken into Oliver and Katya's heads with the chapters being told in alternating points of view. The flashbacks to the six months Oliver and Katya spent together were some of my favorite moments in the book. Ms. Huss writes steamy sex scenes yes, but she writes the "feels" even better. As she mentions in the EOBS, sometimes sex isn't about the sex, it's about the feels and let me tell you, she nails the feels perfectly.
This book kept me on the edge of my seat, had me guessing at every page what was going to happen next. The twists and turns in this story left me spinning. Who is really behind The Silver Society? How do the Russians and Lucio Gori Senior fit into the whole scheme of things? Are the Misters finally going to find some peace and get their happily ever afters?
I am so impressed with how Ms. Huss kept all the details straight, and let me tell you, there's a lot of details to remember over the course of 5 books. Once again I pictured a big white board with each of the Misters on it, with lines crisscrossing it tying each clue and scenario together. There were several characters I was glad to see big red X's over their faces, and others I still had a question mark on until the very end.
I am anxiously looking forward to Five Aston's book, which will come out later next year. His story is going to be one heck of a ride, I just know it!
Brilliant conclusion to the Mister series, Julie!!
Spectacular finish to a great series!
The grand finale of the Mister Series, Huss delivers in her usual spectacular way. All questions from the ongoing mystery are answered in this installment and Ms. Huss does not disappoint. Oliver Shrike, a.k.a. Mr. Match reunites with his perfect match, Katya (Kat), who has a tragic, violent history, and is trying to save her sister from the same fate she has suffered. Oliver is the perfect book boyfriend—he stole my heart, and Kat fits in well with all the other Missus. This story has everything I want in a book: Romance, mystery, heart-stopping excitement, angsty love, humor and hot, hot sex. There’s one scene that melted my kindle.
Huss’s ability to tell complex stories, keeping you on the edge of your seat, turning the pages as fast as you can, is remarkable. Her characters have depth, her plots have twists and turns you never see coming, and she makes you love characters that are flawed in the worst ways. If you’ve never read a Huss story or series, the Mister series is a perfect place to start. For Huss fans, there are references to other characters and stories that give us fans a little thrill.
One note: Although the other books in this series are technically standalones, this one must be read last.
Julie's writing is magical. Every time I read one of her books, I am in awe of how her imagination works. This whole series was so good, and I'm sad to see it end, but looking forward to the next series. Oliver Shrike makes his father proud, in my eyes. I love him!! And this story wrapped most everything up in a superb way.