MY REVIEW: Saving the best for last? It’s hard to say with this group of talented, sexy tattooists and their other halves. Talon is certainly one of my favs. He’s a hunky former military police with a certain set of skills that goes a long way to keeping his Pixie safe. Zenni aka Pixie is one of my favs too. She’s the pint-sized powerhouse journalist that is always after the truth and says it like it is. Other than the weird name I loved her. After a rough start, she and Talon makes amends and find a connection that’s sizzling. I love his alpha tendencies where she’s concerned and his need to protect and defend. Zen is always pushing to move up the journalism ladder and find more fulfilling stories than fluff and gossip. House of Payne might be an avenue for better things if she can nail the interviews and write a compelling piece. That success seems to be tied to Talon and she gets over the fear factor to see what’s behind the scary exterior. I loved their fast moving romance with tons of steam and hot love. I’m sad that this is the end of this outstanding series. I hope we get a nex-gen in the future with all those kiddos the House folks are popping out. This is an unique series with a great group of characters and a fabulous family atmosphere along with the sexy romances. I’m going to miss these folks! Worth the read!
Title: House of Payne: Talon
Series: House of Payne Series
Author: Stacy Gail
Genre: Contemporary, Urban, Alpha Male Romance
Release Date: August 16, 2021
When ambitious journalist Zenni Greer snuck into a House of Payne charity event, she’d hoped to discover what made the famous tattoo studio tick. What she found was a furious tattooist who didn’t appreciate her snooping around in his booth. When he threw her out the door—literally—she vowed to never cross paths with that terrifying man again.
Talon Levesque, former military police officer and tattooist at House of Payne, isn’t thrilled to be landed with the task of babysitting Zenni when her paper assigns her to profile him and his fellow tattooists. But his first impression of the nosy reporter changes when he sees Zenni in action. Her intellect, her compassion, her sharp wit, her pixie-like perfection—all that and more make for one sexy riddle he’s only too happy to solve.
No way can Zenni write a profile on Talon. He’s too dominating, too arrogant, too pushy… and too damn hot to be legal. She can’t resist his dirty-talking seduction, but she also can’t resist his mysterious past the military has labeled “classified.” When clues to a secret rescue mission that Talon was involved in fall into her lap, she has to decide what’s more important—her career, or Talon?
***This is the twelfth and final book in the HOUSE OF PAYNE series. This contemporary romance includes a rocky prologue, a satisfying epilogue and a whole lot of sexy-times shenanigans in between, with an Alpha male that will make your toes curl. No cheating, no love triangles, no cliffhangers. HEA guaranteed. Due to adult language and sexual content, this book 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.