Step by step…
Sage McCormick never had a stable home until he joined House of Payne. It’s such a sweet gig he’s even willing to get involved in events like its annual charity auction. Everything is just about perfect, except for the newest recruit, Mads. She refuses to fit in, and he’s determined to find out why. Getting her sexy ass involved in the auction is only the first step in getting close to her… in more ways than one.
Leap of faith
The cocky charm Sage exudes like a pheromone bowls Mads over straight into his bed. But as Sage tries to coax her into thinking of the House as her new home, she realizes she has a decision to make—listen to the poison her father spews, or put her faith in the man she loves.
***This standalone contemporary romance contains lots of cursing from both the hero and heroine, multiple sex scenes, and a protective Alpha male who will use any trick in the book to get his chosen woman out of her shell. No cheating, no love triangles, no cliffhangers. HEA guaranteed, along with a satisfying epilogue. Due to adult language and sexual content, this book is not intended for people under the age of eighteen***
Another House of Payne original! I love this series with the sexy tattooists, staff and their leader, Sebastian Payne. All the characters are unique and that includes Sage “the rage machine” and newcomer, Mads. He’s been around for a while and had an instant thing for the beautiful Mads. She’s new to the House and sorta has an ulterior motive for being there. Her dad has an age-old grudge against Payne and is using his daughter for some revenge. This story had a rough start with these two for me and continued with Mads’ weird dad and Sage’s misplaced rage. I did like Sage’s protectiveness with Mads and his sexiness when he went after what he wanted. And he wanted Mads from the beginning. Their romance is fast, hot and sweet. She’s a little soft to his hardness. The drama seemed overblown especially the reaction to Payne’s new requirements for the Art Auction. I loved Mads’ sister, nurse Serena. While this wasn’t my favorite, I always love catching up with the House folks and meet the newbies for future stories. Terrific writing, crazy good characters and heart throbbing romance makes this a must read series. I look forward to the next installment.