REVIEW – PAYBACK’S A BITCH (Awkward Love, #6) by Missy Johnson


I’m the girl who likes ‘the cock in the back hole.’

At least, that’s what the dating profile my so-called friends set up for me claims. I’m also into BDSM, Furries and ‘I’ll try anything twice.’

I have no idea the profile exists until the replies start rolling in. They range from funny, to downright creepy and everything in between. Just as I’m shutting down my email account for good, a new message pops up.

He’s funny and he’s the only one to suspect the profile is a joke, so I think what the hell? I reply.

When he suggests that we meet, I say yes. When I walk into that bar, he’s sitting at a table, facing the other way. He turns his head just enough for me to be able to make out his face…


It’s Cameron Hunter, one of the rudest, most arrogant assholes I’ve ever had the displeasure of meeting. He’s also the son of one of the state’s most influential judges.

The same judge who’s about to become my step-father…


*****Patty’s Review*****

*****FOUR STARS*****
{ARC Generously Provided by Author}



PAYBACK’S A BITCH, the sixth installment of the ”Awkward Love” series by Missy Johnson, is filled with many laugh-out-loud and steamy moments. This is a sweet and oftentimes silly “stepbrother” romance, and I really enjoyed it. Darcy was the crazy best-friend of the Heroine from ”DON’T GO THERE”. I thought she was just a ditzy and immature twenty-year-old, but in her story, I actually felt a little sorry for her.

Darcy’s birthday is on April 1st and her two besties make it a ritual to play some really extremely horrible practical jokes on her. Honestly, with friends like that, she really doesn’t need enemies. They place a kinky and disturbing ad up on some fetish dating website under Darcy’s name and she starts to receive some bizarre text messages and calls. One sicko actually shows up at her parent’s house and confronts her. Luckily, her soon to be step-brother, Cameron, comes to her rescue. Darcy and Cameron have a hate/hate relationship and enjoy slinging verbal insults at each other, but deep down there’s a simmering attraction burning between them.

Cameron decides to teach Darcy a lesson and reaches out to her regarding her personal add under an alias, and they soon begin an online romance. As time passes, they’re both starting to develop real feelings, but Darcy has no idea that her online love interest is actually Cameron. Cameron knows he has to come clean, but will Darcy be understanding when she finds out that Cameron has been lying to her or will she end up hating him forever?

This one turned out to be my favorite of this series. I thought the plot was entertaining and the characters were likable. I found myself laughing out loud almost throughout the entire book. I even learned about a really disturbing and nasty sexual fetish that actually made me a little nauseous!!

Here are my overall ratings:

Hero: 4.5
Heroine: 4
Plot: 4
Angst: 3.5
Steam: 4
Chemistry Between Hero & Heroine: 4.5

PAYBACK’S A BITCH is currently available.


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