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Slack: A Day in the Life of Ford Aston

(Rook and Ronin Spinoff #1)

4.27  ·  Rating details ·  3,824 ratings  ·  366 reviews
A Standalone Novella (approximately 80 pages)

Ford Aston is not too picky about what he wants out of Christmas. He’s not into this holiday—like at all. He doesn’t do presents, or family dinners, or parties, or church.

He does pets. And he’s got one lined up for Christmas Eve. In fact, it’s the highlight of his day. And if he can get through drop-in visits, nosy twelve ye
Kindle Edition, 77 pages
Published December 17th 2013 by Science Future Press
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★★★★! Slack (Prequel). Ford Aston has settled back into the life of Dom playing with his pets!

“I like to be in control. I like to call the shots. I like to be obeyed unconditionally. And almost all of the girls who make it beyond the first appointment do that, and do it well.”

This Duet is a spinoff of the Rook and Ronin trilogy. Ford Aston first appeared in trilogy, but you don’t have to read in order to enjoy his stor
Dec 08, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
5 I’ll be Ford’s pet stars!!!

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FORD! From the first moment I met Ford in the Rook and Ronin series, I fell hard. I don’t know what it is about him. He’s a little different, and I love all his strange and wonderful qualities!

I loved getting to ‘spend the day’ with Ford. Getting into his head, seeing all the many sides of him. Ford is a complex guy. Not only do we see the normal Ford, we get to see a bit of his sweet side. I’m so happy that Ford is getting his own spin off book! This was a grea
Dec 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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5 gagging for it stars

Ford’s the guy we all were a little gun shy with at first, the guy that made us question his intentions and ultimately made us question why the bad guy doesn't get the freaking girl! But there was no way to avoid falling for him once we met him in Manic & Panic. And now after getting a new glimpse into him in Slack I think it’s safe to say there won’t be a pair of dry panties out there after we get to see him in all his glory in TAUT.

This is a day in the life of Ford. We
Jennifer Kyle
Dec 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Ford is the son of a psychiatrist, socially unacceptable genius, con-man hacker, film producer and this reader LOVES him madly!!

This novella is NOT to be missed by Ford fans. This story shows all of his MANY sides including his interactions amongst his friends, family and a young girl he meets named Sasha.

I have to say he is one of the most fascinating fictional characters that I have read to date. Remember his pov from Panic? UGH his feelings for Rook just broke my heart.

I expec
Amy | Foxy Blogs
SLACK: A Day in the Life of Ford Aston, is a prequel to TAUT: The Ford Book, and can be read as a standalone novella.
As a Ford fan since he made his appearance in Manic I knew I had to know more about him.

Ford doesn’t celebrate Christmas Eve or Christmas for that matter. He’s bound and determined to avoid anything that deals with the holidays at all cost. One little brace-faced girl starts to melt his Grinch heart. Sasha and Ford Forever. XXOO, heart, heart, flower.

My pre-review (view spoi
Farah *Professor Dean's Beauty*
Dec 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Farah *Professor Dean's Beauty* by: Jennifer Kyle

Wow, this book really is something else!

Ford Ashton is so much more than I thought he was...

Why he has his 'pets'....

I loved him at the end of Panic and if I didn't live Ronin so much I really wish he could be the one who ended up with the girl... He truely deep down has a heart of Gold....

"Rook, of course. She’s not a freak. Her sick ex tried to make her into one, but she’s not a freak. She wants the fairytale—I’d go for that if I could have Rook. I would. I’d give her the fairytale if she w
*J* Too Many Books Too Little Time
Wow Ford I just want to give you a big ole hug!!!

Ford is different. He's anti-social. He has pets. He's borderline criminal.

But he's also intriguing. And smart. And sexy. And despite what he thinks....he's caring.

He thinks he's in love with Rook.

Slack was a day in the life of Ford. Timeline wise it was Christmas Eve leading up to the big NYE reveal.

We get a look at Ford and one of his pets--and I have to wonder if we haven't seen the last of her. Ford assisting on a mission and meeting the
Dec 16, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4 Pet Training, Covert Ops, Future Love Interest, Heartbreaking Stars * * * *

When J.A. Huss created her series staring Rook and Ronin, she also provided us when another element... someone very special... someone who teased us... played with our affection and emotions... someone who could be very very dangerous while standing in place...

That someone is Ford. Ford is part of Ronin's past and now present. He is the producer of the biker show Rook has been a part of. He has taken Rook, shown her how
Dec 22, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Oh Ford...

But, it's okay.

I enjoyed a day, but I need more - on to the next book!
4.5 stars for the Prequel to Ford's full length book; "Slack" is just a taste of what a day with Ford looks like. This day happens to be Christmas, and I must say that I fell in love with Ford even more. There is just something about him that is vulnerable and lonely; even though he is quite the asshole. I mean, he has sex with women who he calls his "pets", and basically he doesn't even care enough about them to know their name. He also doesn't let them talk while the whole time they are in his ...more
MELISSA *Mel Reader*

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Ford Aston is a gorgeous, intelligent, complex man who I feel is a little lost. On the outside he is this confident, self centered guy who doesn't need anyone. On the inside he is a vulnerable, lonely man desperate to be loved. Ford doesn't like complicated emotions and doesn't do relationships. What Ford does is Pets. He gets satisfaction without having to put any effort into conversation or caring about someone else's feelings.

Anytime Ford has tried normal dating or caring it hasn't wo
Jess-i-ca ~Sometimes a Gif Witch~
4.5 FORD Stars!

Bless Ford's freaky little heart! He's so strange but

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He doesn't like showing emotion. The one thing he can control is his reactions.

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He is anti-social and doesn't really like to be around people much.

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Except for Rook.

Unfortunately even though he is in love with Rook she is taken by Ronin.

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So since he can't have Rook, Ford just sticks with his pets....

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Ford is hot though...and I mean H-O-T!

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and deep down he's a good guy, so he will find someone to love him.

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Ford Aston has intrigued me since he first graced the pages of Manic (Rook & Ronin #2). He was a bit player there, but shrouded in this sexy mysterious fog. I instantly wanted to know more about him.

Huss delivered a little more of Mr. Aston in Panic (Rook & Ronin #3) and it was enough to make me fall head over ass for the guy. Truly...He's now officially tied for favorite book boy. Ever. Those are pretty big words for me as my favorite book boy is a long standing relationship. ;)

We know very
Ang (Sizzling Pages)
5 get your freak on stars

Mr. Rutherford Aston is having a really bad, screwed up day. Worst of all, it’s Christmas Eve. Scrooge that he is, Ford does NOT do holidays or merriment. He does “pets”. Not planning on spreading holiday joy, all he wants is to be entertained by his current submissive “pet” and nurse his broken heart. Total detachment – that’s how he likes to live his life. As it turns out, his plans fall through. From the
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Review: Surj

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Well for a novella, my oh my what an eye opener this was. I had already fallen head over heals for Ford Aston whilst reading the first three books in the "Rook & Ronin" series, but this little introduction to his story really did cement my feelings for this beautiful, very complex and often misunderstood man.

I loved having the opportunity to rummag
Kelli C
Dec 17, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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EEEEEKEEEk! Ford's wall are starting to crumble!

I Have Never been a Ford fan, but OMG...this man needs a flipping hug, a good vanilla lay, and some romance! As much as I want his tale, I do not want it to be with Rook..she is with Ronin...and honestly, he needs better!

So, patiently I wait for Taut...hoping J.A. Huss doesn't let me down!
❤️ Diana ❤️
What a fun little read and into the mind of Ford!! At first I didn't know what to think of Ford when I met him in the Rook and Ronin series. He was an ass and he just didn't do it for me. Then came Panic (which if you haven't read you must) and the epilogue. Oh that epilogue! That's when Ford Aston stole my heart!! So it was great to get in his head. This is one day in his life. Christmas Eve before the NYE party in the epilogue in Panic! We meet his "pets" his mom (which is very touching ) but ...more
Kim Bailey
Dec 08, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: perfect-novella
5 Ford freaktastic stars

**Second Read review**
Well it’s been a hot minute but my love affair with Ford has not diminished. It was really nice to revisit this book after so long and love it all over again.
Of course, now I just need more ... guess I’m moving on to Taut ❤️

*Original Review*
I absolutely adored Ford in Panic. Knowing this was just a quick peak at his side of the story I was really just hoping for more of that dark, gritty & inticing personality. What I actually got was a bit less of
Patty ~ Wrapped Up In Reading Book Blog
5 Ford Stars

Slack gives us a little peek into Ford's world.
He's not into relationships, unless the woman is Rook.
Since he can't have the woman of his dreams, he passes time with "pets".

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His pets are always blondes or redheads, never brunettes like Rook, the object of his affections.
This story takes place after the first season of Rook and Spencer's reality show has been filmed, and after Rook's dangerous trip back to Chicago where she went to get the evidence Det. Abelli was after.

There's qui
4 Ford- I'll Be Your Pet Any Day Stars!!!

Holy shit! What a delicious asshole! In just under 100 pages, I think I am sold on my new book boyfriend! This is exactly how I love my book boyfriends- dark, brooding, complex, and SEXY AS HELL!!!

"I am the first to admit that my rules are unreasonable. My behavior is atrocious. My indifference is derogatory. But if the pets don't care, why should I?" - Ford

Slack is the novella prequel to Taut which is Ford's story. In Slack, we get to spend a day w

I love Ford. Period.
I love how committed, faithful to his friends.
This book is short and I recommend that you read the first 3 books in the Manic series before you read Slack. You will have a better understanding of Ford and his friendships.
The book is just a day in the life of Ford on Christmas Eve. Ford may come off as heartless, but he is anything but that.
I thought that there is not much that the author can do in 77 pages with Ford, but I was wrong. In this story we see Ford play with his
Dec 18, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

I WANT MORE FORD!!!! This was such a great teaser, but I need a full book of FORD!

Can't wait to get my hands on Spencer's book.
Dana ~ The Dirty Smut'atter

Where do you even start with Ford Aston? I really want him to find his one and I know Rook isn't it!! I really hope that that wish he made upon the star comes true.
~ Cariad ~
Jan 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
5 hook, line and sinker stars baby!

Friggin hell! This one has wrung me through a wringer of emotions and it's only a quick novella for God's sake!!

Honestly, I haven't read any of the other books in this series, but it works as a standalone and I was a goner the moment I started it.

I didn't know what to do first with Ford...

The thing is I ended up with...

And so it's straight onto Taut! LOL

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Jana Aston
Dec 08, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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How does a hot, wealthy, semi socially awkward single guy spend Christmas Eve? Well, he’s got a “pet.” And a questionable buddy who needs a ride from the airport. There’s also a 12 y/o girl who convinces him he does indeed need to buy Christmas gifts, which she’d be happy to sell him, complete with complimentary gift wrap.

Have you ever read a book and wondered what the guy was up to before the book started? Before he met “the girl?” Well Ford is having dirty sex with a “pet” and mooning over a
Dec 17, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
OMFG .... I am ON FIRE!!! Ford...where have you been all my life?

I thought I was in love with Ronin, but OH MY FLIPPIN GOD, Ford is like the hottest freakin man in book land.

Ford wants Rook. Rook loves Ronin. Ford is lonely and only does pets. And what I wouldn't give to be his pet...

"You're a good pet."

""I'm going to turn your cheeks bright red for your disobedience. But I'll make it worth it if you're a very good girl.


We met Ford in JA's second book, Manic and even more of him in
S.M. West

Okay, I'll admit that while Ford intrigued me in the Rook & Ronin series, I kept him at arms length. I think it was because I SO wanted Rook with Ronin that I did not want Ford to cloud my thoughts. But after having spent "a day in the life of" Ford Aston...OMG, I am in LOVE.

I know he's weird and he's got issues but Ford is damn HOT and I want to know more about him! I know he's brokenhearted over Rook and I do feel for him. I want him to have his HEA.

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Jan 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing

When I first met Ford in the Rook and Ronin books, I thought he was weird and a bit of an ass. However, the more I read about Ford, the more I fell in love. Now, it's true love forever (Nicole + Ford) :)

The highlight of this book was watching Ford interact with Sasha Alena Cherlin, the young girl from the antique mall. That part was so funny and sweet...I think I fell even more in love with Ford. I really hope Sasha makes an appearance in the next book, because I am dying to
Dec 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
My last read in 2013!
I heart all things FORD!

Couldn't have ended this year with a better man!
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