Release Day Review: Mess Me Up (Bear Bottom MC #1) by Lani Lynn Vale

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 Bare 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.

Oh dear LORD! This book broke my heart; and put it back together all within the pages of the books.  

Roman Pierce is a single father to a wonderful boy, Matias while Isadora Solis, is their cleaning lady. She forms a connection with Matias; him becoming the only person she can actually stand – Isadora’s friendship with Matias and Matias obvious love for his father, Rome – lays foundation to a friendship that was as beautiful as it was soulful.  

When the unthinkable happens – Rome and Isadora find themselves lost with nothing but each other to hold on to. And from the ashes of this tragedy rose a beautiful relationship that was nothing short of enchanting.  

Rome and Isadora are two people who have learnt again and again that have learnt not to depend anyone but themselves. They are also fiercely loyal and protective about the people who have their love and adoration.  

I adored the progression of their relationship – from friendship to soul mates wasn’t easy one, especially after a tragedy, but Isadora’s loyalty and understanding of Rome’s pain almost hurt to read about.  

This is by far, one of the nest books by Ms. Vale – and seeing her grow through all her books has been a privilege to watch. I can’t wait to see where she takes this series off to! 

⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ .5

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Lani Lynn Vale is a USA Today Bestselling Author of over thirty titles. She is married with three children, two dogs, two cats, a donkey, and a couple (a couple also meaning over twenty) chickens.

When she’s not writing, you can find her curled up in her favorite chair reading.

Lani is married with three children and lives in the Great State of Texas.

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