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    Mess Me Up by Lani Lynn Vale

    4.5

    Our Recommendation

    Let me tell you, the title is very apt. This book messed me up, had me wiping my eyes several times, and it was fairly low on the relationship angst. It was everything else that Rome and Izzy went through that hit my heart. I still have a hangover from it, and it’s probably one of Lani Lynn Vale’s best books I’ve read so far. She introduces more great characters that I’m excited to read about in future books, but Rome and Izzy are the perfect couple to start this new series. I loved their letters they wrote to each other, both seeking connections and finding them amongst words first, then in person when they meet because of Rome’s son. There was some suspense thrown in and family drama, but Lani loves to give her readers some great men that back their friends and women when the going gets tough.

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    Let me tell you, the title is very apt. This book messed me up, had me wiping my eyes several times, and it was fairly low on the relationship angst. It was everything else that Rome and Izzy went through that hit my heart. I still have a hangover from it, and it’s probably one of Lani Lynn Vale’s best books I’ve read so far. She introduces more great characters that I’m excited to read about in future books, but Rome and Izzy are the perfect couple to start this new series. I loved their letters they wrote to each other, both seeking connections and finding them amongst words first, then in person when they meet because of Rome’s son. There was some suspense thrown in and family drama, but Lani loves to give her readers some great men that back their friends and women when the going gets tough.

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    Publisher Synopsis

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    When Rome Pierce moved to Bear Bottom, Texas, it was his intention to lay low. To not be seen. To find a way to heal his body and soul—as well as his son’s.

    Nobody would know by looking at him that he used to play professional football. Not with the Bear Bottom MC cut covering his back, and definitely not with his friendly smile completely obliterated.

    No longer is there charm in each smooth word that comes out of his mouth. What’s left is an angry, bitter, scared man that’s terrified one day he’s going to wake up and his entire world is going to be gone.

    Nobody knows what drove him to leave the game he loved—nobody but her.

    She’s the one person that has helped him make it through the dark days and even darker nights. She’s the bright and shining star in his pitch-black sky.

    And he doesn’t even know her name.

    He should be afraid that she knows things that not anyone—not even his best friend—knows.

    Yet, with each encounter, he gives what little bit of his soul remains, and before he knows it only two people on this earth—one dying, and one too afraid to live—make his life worth living.

    Until one day he has to choose—the love of his life, or the life he brought into this world.

    Two impossible situations. One decision that would change him forever.

    ASIN: B07DMB69DK

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    I loved that she wasn't a thin girl. I loved it even more that she didn't look like she'd break in half the first time my hips met her ass as I powered inside of her.
    It was either move or die, and I wanted to live -- at least long enough to feel the sweet clench of her pussy as she came, at least once.

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    EXCERPT

    Rome

    RP’s Biggest Fan,

    I’m not sure how you became my therapist, or how we even got to the point of being pen pals, but I’ll take what I can get.

    I could use a friend.

    So, you want to hear about my life? How it’s nowhere near as glamorous as everyone makes it out to be?

    Where should I start?

    How about the paparazzi. They’re awful. They follow me home. They follow me to work. They follow me to my son’s appointments—though technically, they don’t know he’s my son. Luckily. That was one thing I did manage to do right—keeping him out of the limelight.

    Lucky for me, too. Or, at least for him.

    And if the paparazzi wasn’t bad enough, my ex was only with me for my money—because she knew that I had it.

    If there was one thing I could erase from my life, it would be her.

    But, if it wasn’t for her, I wouldn’t have my son…and at this point, he’s the single bright light in the sea of darkness that is my life.

    Last week she threatened to sue me because I broke the custody agreement we have for our son. Do you want to know what I did? Nothing. Not one damn thing. I stayed at her house while she went away for the day, and I put a drink on her coffee table.

    Let me repeat that…I put a drink on her coffee table.

    Ok, so it was a Coke can, and I didn’t use a coaster… but I’d finished the damn thing. It was completely empty, it wasn’t sweating, and it didn’t leave any sort of mark.

    But, with the way she reacted, you would’ve thought that I’d carved my initials in the table using a screwdriver or something.

    Oh, and let’s not forget what my team manager wants me to do.

    He wants me to pose naked except for a strategically positioned football for Sports Illustrated.  When did Sports Illustrated stop focusing on sports in favor of selling what’s sexy?

    You told me last week that you weren’t sure that you were going to write anymore. I realize that this back and forth we have going on isn’t normal, but if it doesn’t bother you, it doesn’t bother me.

    I hope you write to me soon, RP’s Biggest Fan.

    Rome.

    My first foray into the Romance genre came my freshman year in high school English, where the teacher had us all read books from several different genres. So, my first book boyfriend and PnR introduction, if you will, was Richard Merlin, from The Wizard of Seattle. Prior to that, I’d only read Fantasy or Sci-fi, with a little teen horror thrown in for angst. I was reading The Vampire Diaries decades before it was even a twinkle in the eyes of the producers. Now, I am addicted to PnR, always reading at least one book a week about vamps, wolves, angels, demons, Fae, or overall magic.

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