Beautiful Mess(Rock –N-Ink series, #2) by Kasey Lane
Published: Sourcebook Casablanca 2017
Cover and Internal Design by Sourcebooks, Inc. Cover Art by Craig White
Read this on my LG Tribute, downloaded from Freading.com but you can also grab books 1 and 2 of the Rock-N-Ink series on Amazon/Kindle today!
It is that feeling you get when the ride is over. You do not want to close the book, but alas, it is over.
I have enjoyed both Beautiful Crazy and Beautiful Mess- a LOT.
In Beautiful Mess, we meet JamiLynn Dillon, Mason Dillon’s little sister and prim and proper attorney at law.
JamiLynn’s heart was broken by the heartthrob drummer, Jackson “Jax Pain” Paige five years ago while she attended college. She did not expect to run into him at his own tattoo parlor, Tatuaggio, and once again old feelings stirred up in her heart for this super gorgeous man who took her heart and body, gave it a ride she has not forgotten, then discarded her by walking out on her years ago.
When Jax sees Miss Prim and Proper Jami, it is as if whatever was missing in his soul, was finally piecing itself back together again. However, there are two problems: she is Mason’s little sister and he walked out on her all those years ago.
With all the heat and old feelings of regret and guilt building up,you begin to wonder if the two will ever make it.
Between Jax’s reason as to why he left, and Jami not being able to let go of the past nor let her hair down and then the fact that her parents have more control of her life then need be, it will take a miracle for these two to rehash the past safely and just get on with it.
This book earns five purple hearts for excellent pacing, memorable characters, and a storyline brimming with sizzling sensuality, camaraderie and lots of rock and roll and ink.
First of all, I loved this series because how can you go wrong with music, tattoos and romance? You just can’t.
Jamilynn may be an attorney but she has her heart trapped in a steel cage and for good reason. A boyfriend in high school hurt her. Badly.
Then in college, she meets Jax who is her artistic, amazing hot tutor and then Jax walks out on her- it is pretty understandable why she does not want to fool around with Jax Pain(or any dude) anymore, but darn it, Jax knows the right words to say and it helps that he is older, wiser and have discovered new ways to bring her to new heights(in bed and in life)
“Because right now, right here, Jax Paige knew only one thing for sure: he wanted JamiLynn Dillon more than he wanted his next drum solo, more than he wanted a multimillion dollar contract.”(Beautiful Mess, pg. 112 , 2017).
I could not get over the feels and chills and outpouring of sexuality and equal amounts of pure adoration and love Jax had for this woman.
JamiLynn may be cute and very smart but she was really damaged by her past, which actually made her equal parts stoic but also a teddy bear underneath. We rejoice when she realizes she is just like everyone else, she is a part of something bigger and the past does not have to keep her.
Did I mention the scorcher bedroom scenes(SWOON!)
Or the way Jax defends her and constantly dotes on her?
My favorite scene of all is when he receives a text message from her that she is tired and wants to go home but he is there. At her place. Waiting for her and fixes her tea, soup and rubs her feet after a hard day.
Can I get an AMEN!
The tone of the book is marshmallow sweet with the savory sauce of romance I was looking for.
If you are into rock n’ roll and tattoos you will love this one.
Be sure to check out Kasey Lane at www.kaseylane.com for more of her books!