Review: Mess Me Up 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.
This is truly the perfect name for this book, because it did in fact Mess Me Up.
Rome is a man in a position that I hope I never have to be in. The anguish and hurt of this man go soul deep. When life gives a man something beautiful and precious it changes him. When that beauty gets taken it makes men like Rome last st in their own world. Everything about this man made me swoon. I even forgave him for his transgressions because sometimes people have to deal with thing in their own way. In their own time.
Izzy is an angel with attitude. The women is strong, straight up and caring is an understatement. A woman who has suffered yet holds her head very high. Determined, hardworking and selfless in so many way. The way Izzy gives herself is unique and a thing of beauty. She knows heartache yet continues to look for the good.
Lani Lynn Vale has me reading through tears with Mess Me Up. Emotional is a complete understatement when it comes to this book. It’s deep and intimate. It’s heartbreaking and healing. It’s so much more than any words I’m able to try to describe. I have read many books by Ms. Vale but none have affected me the way Mess Me Up did. If you’re an emotional sap like me, several parts of this book will be very tough to get through. However if you push on just as I did you will be amazed at the beauty that is contained within this book.
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.