There’s no doubt that Scout Upton earned her nickname. From the time she was an orphan bouncing from foster home to foster home like an unwanted stray, she’s had an uncanny ability to scout out trouble. Now an integral part of House Of Payne’s dominance in the world of ink, her “trouble” alarm triggers every damn time world-renowned fashion photographer, Ivar Fournier, comes around.
Former model-turned-photographer, Ivar is notorious for making or breaking supermodels, both on camera and off. But when it comes to Scout, he can’t get a foot in the door. She doesn’t buy his charm or his story of wanting to spotlight body art for his next exhibit. Maybe because that’s exactly what it is—a story. Despite being born in a world of privilege, there’s a terrible darkness behind his practiced smile, and it all stems from a past he needs to understand. Scout holds the key to that mysterious past, and if he has to break her apart to get it, that’s exactly what he’ll do.
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This series keeps getting better with each story. Scout and Ivar both have tragic back grounds, but they work so well together. Scout is a foster child who bounced through the Chicago welfare system for years before landing in a loving home as a teenager. Ivar was raised in a noble French Canadian family by his grandmother because he was the supposed evil offspring of an assault. Jump forward to present day. Scout has a talent for reading people and is the main problem preventer and personnel manager at The House of Payne elite tattoo salon. Ivar is an elite model turned high fashion photographer who has the knack for showing a person's true self. She protects the castle and he approaches her asking for access to photograph a book about their body art. She suspects he is hiding something and in reality he is. He came for answers about his past, but fell for a brilliant sexy woman. One little lie made before many truths causes conflict for them, but they are both strong fighters who deserve a happy future. I was rooting for them the whole way.