Title: Good Girl
Series: A House of Payne Novella
Author: Stacy Gail
Release: March 28, 2021
Genre: Contemporary Romance
***TRIGGER WARNING*** If you are sensitive to the devastation drug use/addiction can bring to innocent family members such as children, this book may not be suitable for you. Proceed with caution.
“I’m what you’d call a good girl.”
Though “boring girl” might be more accurate, as far as Serena Daniels is concerned. Working as a pediatric nurse, she’s not exactly knee-deep in eligible bachelors, and the most exciting thing she’s done lately is mix her colors with her whites. The last time she asked a man out, he stood her up, then didn’t bother to contact her for weeks. Clearly, she isn’t the only one who thinks she’s boring.
“Just how bad could this good girl get?”
Life is a string of crazy messes and brilliant moments for real estate mogul Lorenzo Salvatore, and he never knows which one he’s going to get next. On the one hand, he’s got a traumatized son who is his whole world. On the other, he’s got the smart-mouthed nurse he stood up. Getting back into Serena’s good graces will be tough, but with those bedroom eyes and killer legs becoming the center of his fantasies, he won’t stop until he gets her right where he wants her—in bed.
The bad and the good
Getting together with Lorenzo would definitely liven up Serena’s life, but Lorenzo’s made it clear that he and his son are a package deal. When it seems that all Lorenzo wants is a new mother for his boy, will Serena be willing to settle for that, when her heart wants so much more?
***This novel is a standalone romance featuring characters first introduced in HOUSE OF PAYNE: SAGE. While an ex-wife is mentioned, there are no love triangles (because I frigging hate them and they make me stabby), no cheating, and no cliffhangers. HEA guaranteed. Due to adult language and sexual content, this novel is not intended for people under the age of eighteen.***
A competitive figure skater from the age of eight, Stacy Gail began writing stories in between events to pass the time. By fourteen, she told her parents she was either going to be a figure skating coach who was also a published romance author, or a romance author who was also a figure skating pro. Now, with a day job of playing on the ice with her students, and writing everything from steampunk to cyberpunk, contemporary to paranormal at night, both dreams have come true.
Mr. Moneybags and Nurse Meanie! A couple of sexy hot characters along with a precocious nine year old boy makes for an exciting read. It’s quick and moves fast as wonderful nurse Serena meets the challenge of the wealthy businessman that decides she the one. I love the House of Payne series with all the fabulous men and women of that series. This story is HOP adjacent story with Mads’ sister Serena being featured as the workaholic pediatrician nurse and her relationship with her patient, Mattie and his helicopter-dad Lorenzo. He’s a swoon-worthy hero with a dirty mouth and a hot body. Serena is a change of pace after all the gold diggers vying for his attention. There are emotional situations in the story with Mattie trauma and his troubled mother. There’s also an uplifting ending with wonderful family and friends. Mads and Sage make an appearance especially in the terrific epilogue. It’s short and sweet with a sexy romance and a fantastic family. Great addition to the House of Payne series.