Styled by Piper Lawson Oh my God I looooved the banter!

Expected publication date: March 29th 2017
Number 3 in Travesty series
By Piper Lawson who “read and write stories where the girls aren’t doormats, the guys aren’t assholes, and secondary characters aren’t second-class citizens.
Enjoy!

I have a type. Tall. Blond. Sarcastic. Awkward as hell.

That’s right, my type is me. Because I’m better off spending my time alone than with a guy.

Which doesn’t matter since this month, I’m on an open-ended ticket to LA to find a new boutique for TRAVESTY. Not to find a rebound for the breakup that blew my mind. I’m ready to forget all about dicks.

Too bad Ethan Cameron sinks that dream before I get on the plane.

The SoCal realtor might be my business partner’s older brother, but he’s the wrong guy to help us out. Ethan’s arrogant and self-centred, with a dentist’s wet dream smile and pecs that might have their own hashtag. More girls pass through the backseat of his car than through the doors of our SoHo boutique.

He’s also wrong for me. And the more he thinks he knows me, the more I need to prove he doesn’t.

But I can’t ignore the fact that I need Ethan’s help finding a boutique to put TRAVESTY on the map. And no one knows LA style like Ethan.

I survived private school. Growing up with one parent. Dating a gay guy. I can survive one month with Ethan Cameron.

Right?

 

4,5 stars

 

What happens when you’re barely 10% in the book on the morning train and that you have so much  FUN that you can’t stop smiling like a goof?

Well you just HAVE to send this message to the author: ” Hi Piper, I’ll be quick (on the train) I just wanted to say I’m so sorry we leave far from each other because I’d love to be your friend in “real life”. I bet we would have a great time because I LOVE the banter!!!”

 

Yes that was me reading this book. And every of Piper’s books. I love many things in her stories but above all else I dig her humor! The stories are always playful, light but with a little bit of angst, some twist and wonderful characters.

I follow Travesty’s bunch from the start now and they’ve become my friends. They are all relatable and all have their trademark: Lex serious and dedicated; Ava a little bit crazy and fun, Dylan the hot “in love” nerd, Nate the hot shot and commanding lawyer…

 

Styled is Jordan’s story. And I was really curious about Jordan as she’s more closed off and we did not get to know her as well as Ava and Lex. She was like an afterthought in the first books. A side character important for Travesty but always a little in the Lex and Ava’s shadows.

 

I loved Jordan with Ethan. They were just right together.

Ethan has been hurt in the past and is now seen as a manwhore, someone who “flosses his teeth with the thongs of his conquests”. At first glance he seemed a real piece of work and self-centered  guy with the pic he mistakenly sent to Jordan.

“In a previous life I must’ve done something right, because my d!ck is my best asset. I like to think it’s best appreciated in 3D, along with the surround sound of a woman moaning. But nobody’s going to one-up me on anything sex related. That’s like beating the Warriors at home—it just doesn’t happen.“ 

He was “The Playboy” to everyone but I discovered he had much more layers. He was not just a hot bod (think Chris Hemsworth in Thor and yes I can see you drooling now) with a toothpaste commercial smile. He was also smart, loyal and protective.

Added bonus: who would not love a guy respecting a girl with a brain?

Jordan is the girl who’s “fixing problems”. Always focused, never wrong and socially awkward sometimes.  She’s the girl in jeans and jacket, not the “girly girl”.

When every adolescent girl had been lining up for her pair, I was in my room drowning my sorrows in Matt Bellamy’s vocals. I’ve made my peace with it. Boobs sag. Brains don’t. “

She’s way too uptight and serious at first glance but I adored her sarcasm. The banter was genius!

When Ethan meets Jordan, she’s not impressed by this hot male even if he’s picked her interest among other things (she’s a hot blooded female). But the more they spend time together the more they open up to each other. The quick remarks were flying by and I had a hoot. They just clicked together. Ethan helped Jordan to let loose. He had her feel free and alive.  Jordan made him realize he craved more in life than he got so far, something deeper and meaningful.

 

 

Their relationship and the banter are not the only perks of this book. I loved that Piper always build the story around a project, something close to the character’s heart. I’m now invested in Travesty’s future and I was really happy to read more about the growth of the clothes line. The girls business is developing into something real and I loved reading about all the ups and downs of such business.

 

So would I recommend this book? Of course if you want something playful, easy to read with relatable characters. You’ll just have a wonderful time reading about Travesty’s crew again!

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