Review: Hot Mess by Jaine Diamond

Posted November 14, 2019 by Shari in Reviews / 6 Comments

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Review: Hot Mess by Jaine Diamond
Hot Mess

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Series: Players #1
Genres: Rock Band Romance, Contemporary Romance
Published by Indie/Self Published
Released on August 9, 2019
Pages: 610
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased
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The Delight

Ash oh Ash, this one’s forย  you! Ash has been one of my favorite characters in the Dirty Series. He just wasn’t lucky in love. But I am delighted to say he finds it here, but I am afraid he might lose it if he isn’t careful.


Ashley Player is having another break up party. It’s not his first one either. It’s also not as healing as he thinks. This one though could be the one that changes everything. Drunk off his ass, pouring down rain, he sees a woman he thinks he met years ago at his other break up party and had her name tattooed in a very delicate place. Trying to hit on her, she escapes out the back of the store and now he doesn’t know if he dreamed it or not. But he is going to find out.

Danica knows who Ashley Player is and she knows he is mistaking her for her twin sister. Flustered she escapes, but can’t stop thinking about the soulful man who she crushes on from afar. She isn’t her sister and she won’t betray the sisterly bond. That doesn’t mean she can’t make him a client when he finds her. Now she is redecorating his condo and he is making some crazy demands.

Ashley finds out soon after he finds Danica she isn’t the one he met years ago who he thought was the one. He also isn’t going to get involved romantically again. Did that enough. He just wants to have some fun without all the hassle of falling in love. Just he doesn’t act like a guy who isn’t falling for the woman of his dreams even if he tries really hard.

Danica for her part knows he has been hurt and she is determined she will never be another in a long list to hurt him. She is the sweet wonderful woman you wish every hero could have. She’s shy, loyal, sweet and sexy all rolled into one. The complete opposite of her sister.

This is a hard romance. You don’t want Ash hurt again, but this is the female for him. He is also bi-sexual and while that doesn’t cause problems in this story, it might in the future. It doens’t help that Ash’s band broke up, but a new opportunity opens up with the first girl friend to dump him and she isn’t doing this for love, she’s doing it for business. Now these two spend a lot of time recruiting and smoozing. Lots of changes are coming. Will this cause even more problems.

This is a good start to a new series. I am sure Ash’s story isn’t over. It’s just getting even better. Just not sure how the author is going to do it. Looking forward to the next story of this new super band. It’s going to be Dirty and full of Players!

Challenges Met

Review Writing Challenge #60
Bad Boys of Romance Challenge #22
Literary Pickers #46 –ย  Raincoat
New Release #27
New To Me #30 – New Series


About Jaine Diamond

Jaine Diamond is a romance author, fond of writing the love stories of built and badass men endowed with massive hearts, and strong, complex women she’d love to have a cocktail with.

She lives in beautiful Vancouver, Canada with her real-life romantic hero (Mr. Diamond) and their daughter, where she reads, writes, and drinks copious amounts of tea.

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Shari is the Delighted Reader. Married to her Prince Charming and mother to two Princesses and one Prince. When she is not slaving away as Cinderella she loves to get lost in the pages of a good book. Never without a reading device and a few good paperback books, because she never knows when she might get 5 minutes to read!

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Sophia Rose
2 years ago

Oh, she really does sound sweet and giving. Hope the next book brings things about for them both.

2 years ago

it’s nice that you found a new good series!

Carole Rae
2 years ago

They took the title to my autobiography ๐Ÿ˜‰ hehehe
But I am intriguied!