Beautiful Mess (Bailey's Boys #1)
Working in a wedding cake shop sucks when you've just been dumped.
Bailey Frost has a recipe for disaster: one cheating ex, one big glass of liquor, and three well-meaning male friends who think her lack of a sex life is funny. Before she knows it, she's confessed tha...more
Unfortunately the beginning was quite confusing? Who were these guys, what was their relationship to Bailey? Roommates? Brothers? Why is it so hard to add a clarifying sub-clause?
Again the classic mistake writing short novella': no real introduction, to description, and active-speech-plastered-behind-active staccato.
On the plus side, the narrative, Bailey's voice is refreshingly honest and funny. Quarter into the book I really enjoyed listening to her rambling thoughts and was curious if not a l ...more
I just love the slang & the English humor. I would definitely read more from this author.
Haha, these Brits sure talk funny; I love their expressions. This book is pretty good! :)
Hey! There's a pretty hot love scene in it. :P
Oh, friends to lovers, one of my favourite tropes. :D
With a HFN ending - which was ok, 'cause these crazy kids are all of, like, 23 years old. ;D
But the heroine is an insecure, virtually virginal, unaware-of-her-own-beauty wedding cake saleswoman. I'm getting tired of her - she's EVERYWHERE. :|
And why do I ...more
The writer's voice didn't work for me (as I suspected would be the case) - it was a bit too 'young'. I liked the idea of the heroine living platonically with a couple of guys, but as it turns out, there were too many characters for such a short story, so the only one you ever got a good sense of was the protagonist. I didn't feel like I knew the first ...more
This gal has two male roommates (Olly & Tom) and one pseudo-male roommate (Linc). Dude is always over. They give her the male version of pep talks after a break up. Not all that good, but entertainingly funny! All except for Linc. Oh did I mention, Bailey works at a Bridal shop baking wedding cakes?! Yuuup! You got ...more
First off: okay, self-publishers, I've had it. I'm going to start taking pieces of stars off when you don't supply complete information with your releases. I mention this here (since this is one of, oh, ten or fifteen I'll be reviewing in this batch that qualify) because it's my favorite of the Kindle shorts I've read in this batch, and thus points off are going to be most notable here. When a review goes from one star to half a star, who' ...more
"Chan was Olly's girlfriend. He called her his Hentai Princess after some weirdo Japanese porn. Tentacles we're involved. Never google it."
Oh yes, the things you find out about boys when you live with the ...more
I liked the deliciously awkward hero (and have no idea where the comparisons to "Twilight" from other reviewers are coming from) but found the general tone kind of off-putting; the characters regularly make gay jokes and call ...more
All of that would have been fine, except noth ...more
Wickedly funny and and wildly romantic, PLUS my all-time favorite "friends-to-lovers" plot. *happy sigh*
Unfortunately, I think this is another one where the "erotica" tag (which I am fully in favor of) might distract the smut-shy romance readers. It may be graphic, but THIS IS A ROMANCE. Maybe I'll start a Listopia list....
Bailey has just been dumped by her evil boyfriend, Craig, and her flatmates Tom and Olly, along with their friend Linc, take it upon themselves to cheer her up with pizza and a bottle of Jagermeister. The alcohol leads Bailey to admit under duress that she’s never had an orgasm during sex before, a confes ...more
When I downloaded this free short story I had no idea it was exactly what I needed to cheer me up! I adore this book since my sense of humour leans towards the silly and ridiculous elements found in everyday life. So it’s no surprise that Bailey’s friends, Tom, Linc and Olly, the hilarious, crazy and over protective men are my favourite characters. Especially since they ...more
I read this some time ago but I didn't think to write a review, simply because it was an one-afternoon read between release dates. But then I said "What the heck?" aaaand now I'm writing this review. Yeah, I'm funky like that.
Anyway, Bailey works at a cakeshop and she's just been dumped. So while she's mopping around she realizes that she and her friend Linc have a connection. And then t ...more
I mean it was just sorta....Meh...an okay read, I guess....hmm... i didn't hate it....I did like the premise...it sorta reminded me of that show < a href="http://www.fox.com/new-girl/"> New Girl but it didn't really deliver....
it's written in first person, which I wasn't expecting....if it hadn't been so short, I'd have been more annoyed by that fact. Add to that, for such a short length, there were a few too many characters!
And a lot of the story seemed ...more
Bailey was fun to read, she was unfortunate in love... and sex, but she found what she was looking for in the less expected person, that was sweet to read.
Beautiful Mess was a free Kindle book I downloaded on September 5, 2012 for the Why Buy the Cow? challenge.
Recently, I started reading a book by Lucy V. Morgan and there was something about the way she wrote millenials that clicked with me. They were real, funny, nonPC and silly without being complete morons. But that book (which I'm still reading) is a bit heavy for me at the moment so I decided to look for something lighter by her. Beautiful Mess didn't disappoint (the title makes it seem really angsty, but it isn't really.)
This book had 3 of my favorite book tropes ever:
1. What I call ...more
This story does have swearing in it but, t ...more
Low score is for use of derogatory terms that I am uncomfortable reading, and they were in large volumes.
I think with minimum effort she could have come up with adorable derogatory terms (she did it quite often) that didn't use offensively stereotypical terms.
Not interested in the follow-up books.
Bailey's boyfriend has broken up with her and she's crying all over the place. Her male roommates are trying to cheer her up along with Linc, their friend who hangs out with them but actually doesn't live in the apartment. Linc invites her over to the house to escape the noises of her roommates' Valentines celebrations and she finds out he's had a crush on her for years. Really cute story.
Lucy V. Morgan writes sharp contemporary fiction, usually with a liberal splatter of filth. She is the author of the dark, hot KNIVES & FLOWERS duo and the stand-alones TWISTED SUMMER and BEAUTIFUL MESS.
In her new adult parody, TOUSLE ME, Lucy pays homage to her genre in the best way she knows how: by mocking it mercilessly.
Lucy lives in Engl ...more