#Review, #HoP, #Contemporary, House of Payne: Styx by Stacy Gail

Sydney used to make plans. All her life she’d trained to be a ballerina, but that “plan” had turned out to be nothing more than a pipe dream. Reality now consisted of hunting down petty thieves and refusing to make any more pie-in-the-sky plans for her life. That’s why she’s never approached the sexiest man she’s ever laid eyes on. Never again would she be crushed by pointless dreams.
 
Fate, however, has plans for her.
 
Styx Hardwick isn’t big on plans. As a tattooist at House Of Payne, he’s the black sheep in a family full of pragmatic cops. Now that his twin brother’s getting hitched, all eyes turn to him, the last of the single Hardwick siblings. Getting through his twin’s wedding is gonna be hell.
 
Or so he thinks.
 
When a pocket-sized goddess crashes into him with terror in her eyes, Styx’s world turns upside-down. Even scared out of her mind, Sydney is still the hottest thing to have ever graced his life. He offers her a deal—pretend to be his girlfriend until the wedding, while he does his damnedest to protect her from the danger closing in.
 
As a plan, it’s almost foolproof.
 
Almost.
 


 I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader’s Copy of this book


OMG!! Welcome back to Chicago and the awesome House of Payne gang!!  
Styx is the “King of Coverups” as he likes to say, at the most awesomest tattoo studio in the world House of Payne.
Sydney is a secret shopper for a chain of grocery stores in town.  Their meet cute is totally crazy!!  Hint it has to do with her job, but they don’t meet in a store. I can’t get over the way they meet, it’s totally unique and crazy!
Sydney is so good at catching shop lifters at  her job as a secret shopper, that someone is trying to KILL HER and she runs into Styx literally to hide.  See totally crazy!!
What unfolds is a crazy story of a “pretend” couple, a family of cops,  and near death misses.  The only thing that I didn’t like is that we never get to see Styx let Sydney’s crappy family have it.
Crap!! I almost forgot to tell you about the most amazing scene,   a scene straight out of my daydreams with my favorite HoP artist Max and favorite ex hit an for the Bratva Polo!!!  This whole dang book is full of drool worthy moments so make sure you have a towel ready, LOL!!!  Stacy Gail makes sure that there is lots of hotness, love, and funny in this series and that is why it’s one of my favorites.
I so can’t freaking wait for Loki!!!

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A competitive figure skater from the age of eight, Stacy Gail wrote stories between events to pass the time. By fourteen, she told her parents she was either going to be a skating coach who was also a romance writer, or a romance writer who was also a skating pro. Now with a day job of playing on the ice with her students, and writing everything from PNR and cyberpunk to contemporary romance at night, both dreams have come true.

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