TRIGGER WARNING: This book contains flashbacks of violence and drug abuse, and the impact of these factors on family members. If you have issues with these elements, this book is not for you.
Chicago’s premiere tattoo studio, House Of Payne, is across the street from the Mad Cow diner, but it might as well be on another planet as far as waitress Paradise Simone is concerned. She’s a good girl from Waukegan with a past she’d rather forget, and a future that goes only as far as the next day. What does she know about superstars and paparazzi?
But Pari does know danger when she sees it, and tattooist Max Kulagin has it written all over him. A proper Waukegan girl should know to steer well clear, but she can’t resist Max when he leaves beautiful, intimate art sketched out on cheap diner napkins.
Beautiful, intimate art…of her.
Max knows ugliness. He was born in it. Raised in it. Had it shoved down his throat every goddamn day. So when he stumbles across true beauty, he worships it. There’s a deep sensuality in the waitress who likes to suck on her pen whenever he’s around, and he’s just the man to bring that beauty out in her. She might be a lady in the street, but one look at Pari tells him she’s going to be a freak in the bed.
And in the shower.
And while he’s driving with her head going to town in his lap.
The life Max leads might be in the spotlight, but it’s Pari who gets caught in the glare. When her past catches up to her, it’s her life that holds all the excitement, and not in a good way. But there’s no force on earth that can take Max’s beautiful Paradise away now that he’s finally found it.
***This standalone, mildly erotic contemporary romance contains a woman with an oral fixation and a man who’s happy to encourage it. There are multiple sex scenes that include oral sex. 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***
This was my first alpha male book I️ have read in a while and I️ have to say I️ missed my love of bossy boys! I️ adored this love story between Max and Pari!! It’s the true opposites attract and holy hell do opposites work! I️ loved how you could feel that they belonged together. For once I️ loved that an alpha male had to work for it even though Pari was falling for him. The angst in this book was off the chart and like any good alpha Max brings the heat! I️ loved that with this story the author gave us the backstory on Pari and really connected her to me and to the story! Max is everything I love, he has a filthy mouth, tattoos and he’s sexy as hell! Like everything he says I️ imagined him saying to me and I️ wanted to lick my kindle!! Pari is the complete opposite and you understand that due to her past but she has some sass that makes her perfect!! Usually once I️ get to book 6 in a series I️ find myself saying ok time to move on but with House of Payne I just find myself saying I WILL TAKE ONE MORE PLEASE!!!