Title: Hot Mess 1
Author: Stormy Glenn
Publisher: Siren Publishing
Release Date: September 22, 2016
Genre(s): Contemporary M/M
Page Count: 133
Reviewed by: Susan
Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5
Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5
Hot summer rain. That is the scent that drew me. The soulful, amber-green eyes that begged to be loved keep me. One look and I know I want Lany Harris to be mine. Convincing him of my good intentions might prove to be harder than trying to convince my superiors that someone is out to get us. I am obviously insane. Cinnamon and whiskey has a delicious scent, and it belongs to S.W.A.T. commander, Lt. Salvador Delvecchio. I want to roll in that scent, sink into it, and never come out. I want to be consumed by everything that is the lethal man who rescued me and decided I belonged to him. I am a hot mess.
This was exactly what I needed! A smaller, clumsy man, getting swept off his feet by a big possessive alpha male. This could have been a shifter book, but without the shifters. Lots of growling and MINE MINE MINE. Insta-love to the max. It was absolutely wonderful!
Lany is a 25 year old small guy who keeps getting into trouble. When he is getting beaten up in the bathroom of a bar one night, he is releaved when a big man comes to his rescue.
Lany is not used to people actually wanting him around, so he is surprised and thinks this man is crazy when his rescuer lets him know he wants to date Lany and isn’t planning on letting him go, ever.
Sal Delvecchio knows this adorable man is his as soon as he lays eyes on him. He has been waiting his entire life to find someone to hold his interest and now that he’s found him, Sal is not letting him go…
I LOVE LOVE LOVED Lany. He was one of the most adorable characters I’ve ever read about.
“How did you keep crashing your car?”
“Well, it wasn’t easy, let me tell you. I tried as hard as I could, but no matter how much I concentrated, things just seem to jump out at me.”
“At your car?”
“Garbage cans, mailboxes, buildings.” I frowned as I went down the list of things I had crashed into over the years. “There was an elephant once, but I don’t think that counts because he hit me.”
And Sal was just the perfect man (and keeper) for Lany. There were growls, there was a lot of MINE, there were hot sexy times and lots of hurt/comfort.
I absolutely loved this book. Is it cheesy? Yes, definitely. It’s Stormy Glenn, so fans of hers know what to expect (although I have to admit that this book actually has way more of a plot than her other books).
I do think that this book will be too cheesy, too OTT insta-lovey for most of my friends, but this hit all of my happy buttons, so I loved it anyway.
This ends in a HEA, but I do feel as if their relationship just got started, so I’m looking forward to the rest of the books about these sweet men.