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.
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.
5+ STAR Review by Jodi for Ruby Red Romance Review
Every time I read one of Lani Lynn Vale’s stories I fall further and further in love with her writing. Just when I think her stories can’t get any better, she goes and writes Mess Me Up. This review is going to be vague at best, but that’s because I want you to read this amazing story and I don’t want to give anything away.
I can’t put into words the emotions I felt reading this book. My heart was shattered for Rome. I ugly cried reading the first part of this book. Part of me hated Lani Lynn Vale while I was reading this part of the story. Why would anyone do anything so painful to a character they are writing? Rome was everything I wanted and more. He was sweet, strong, honest, and heartbreakingly beautiful. I loved this man. I loved how strong he was, even though at times he pushed those who loved him away. I can’t put into words how much I loved Rome’s character. And Izzy…her story is so powerful. She’s so damn sweet. When she should be focused on herself, she only has one person on her mind. I loved every thing about this woman. I loved her backstory. It was beautiful, while heartbreaking at the same time.
Thank you to Lani Lynn Vale for writing this amazing story. I loved every single second of it. Even if you did make me ugly cry. I won’t hold it against you to much. Please check out this awesome story. I can’t wait to see what she has in store for us next.