Title: Hot Mess 3
Author: Stormy Glenn
Publisher: Siren Publishing
Release Date: December 1, 2016
Genre(s): Contemporary M/M
Page Count: 160
Reviewed by: Susan
Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5
Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5
Two years ago, to the night, my world changed when Lt. Salvador Delvecchio rescued me from a beat down and decided I belonged to him. A year ago, he changed my life once again when he asked me to marry him. We were soul mates, which was why I was so confused that Sal wasn’t there to celebrate our anniversary.
As I sat there alone, waiting on Sal, I had to wonder if the things in life I found important, were important to Sal.
Two years ago, to the night, I found the man of my dreams and rescued him from a beat down. I grabbed onto him and refused to let go. I knew he felt the same when he agreed to marry me a year later. Lany would do everything to be with me, which was why I was so confused when he didn’t come right to the hospital when he learned of my injuries.
As I sat there alone, waiting on Lany, I had to wonder if the things in life I found important, were important to Lany.
Hmm, definitely my least favorite of the series so far.
While I still really like Lany and his SWAT commander boyfriend, Sal, I felt as if this story needed a lot more suspension of disbelief than the first two books.
In this Lany and Sal are confronted with family trouble on Sal’s side. He hasn’t talked to his parents since they kicked him out 20 years ago, but Sal has always wondered what happened to his brother. When his brother is severely injured Sal and Lany all of a sudden have a toddler to take care of since Sal’s brother wrote them a letter saying if anything happened to him to take care of his son.
But then it turns out Sal’s father owes the mob a lot of money and tried to kill Sal’s brother to get his hands on more money (since Sal’s brother is loaded).
Now Sal and Lany have to negotiate with the mob to make their family safe again…
I wasn’t a big fan of the storyline with the whole mob business. Nothing really happened with them and it was a bit boring.
I was also constantly waiting for scenes with baby Cole, but that never happened. The baby was always asleep or in another room or with Lany’s parents. That was just weird.
And I can handle plotholes just fine, but why we never even saw Sal’s brother or heard from him or baby Cole again was very strange. Especially since Sal’s brother wanted to leave his child in their hands when something happened to him. But they’re never mentioned again.
Now it seems like I didn’t enjoy this book at all, but that’s not true. I still really liked reading about Lany and Sal, but I enjoyed the first two books way more.