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She’s a hot mess, and he’s intrigued from the first time he sees her. He’s a sexy former athlete who could have any woman and she hopes he doesn’t break her heart.
Amery Walsh’s baseball career ended after an injury. He’s been a talent scout for his team and resident playboy since then. But three chance encounters with Lyla Perkins change everything. This tiny, feisty woman
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Kindle Edition, 367 pages
Published June 26th 2018
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DW
Mar 29, 2019 rated it really liked it
I just had the best time reading this crazy book.
Poor Lyla had me cracking up. Her best friend Nate was just as fun as her. Such a fun read!!
Leila
1.5 cringe-y stars!

and I'll just leave it at that
Nerdy Dirty & Flirty
Jun 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
-Kacie, ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

This is a laugh out loud book! I wasn’t prepared for it to be as hilarious as it was. I was laughing at nearly every scene in the book. It is a great, quick, lighthearted read that will put you in a good mood and make you smile like crazy.

Lyla is a hot mess! She is short, adorable, and hilariously clumsy! There isn’t hardly a time when something is not happening to her or because of her clumsiness. She has a wonderful support system in her best friend/pseudo brother, Nate and
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Erin Lewis
Jun 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
4 star review of Chronicles Of A Hot Mess by S.E. Rose
Another new author to me and I must say I really enjoyed Chronicles of a Hot Mess. Not only was it, romantic, sweet and cute but at I laughed so hard I almost cried.
Amery Walsh is a player, a swoon worthy man about town who becomes interested in the klutzy Lyla Perkins who he keeps running into. Can opposites really attract? After all how can an ex baseball player be attracted to and intrigued by the overly clumsy hot mess known as Lyla?
That
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Britt The Hatters
Jun 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Fair warning, don’t drink anything while reading this. I learned the hard way when I realized just how outrageously funny Chronicles Of A Hot Mess is. This book had me rolling in laughter so much my sides hurt. The over the top hilarity is perfectly paired with a wonderfully sweet romance that will have you swooning making this a must read romcom! I had so much fun reading this!
Lyla is adorably clumsy and plagued with embarrassing moments that had me laughing so hard I was crying. She’s a total
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Ree
Jun 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is a crazy, fun, hot mess of a read! Amery & Layla's story was so sweet, and full of romance, I was laughing out loud for most of it, and swooning for the rest.

Layla is a miniature walking hazard - utterly & completely accident-prone. Most of her "accidents" had me dying! Her clumsiness endears her to Amery, who she keeps running into (literally!) and the two begin seeing each other. Amery has never really considered settling down, but Layla really gets to him. Her opposite in almost every
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Becky Wise
Jun 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Be warned that this is a hilarious, laughing may cause you to pee a little, snorting good times ahead read. You heard me right you will laugh your booty off while reading Chronicles of a Hot Mess. That is one thing I can guarantee. You get so much with this romcom. Before I say a few things about are main focus Amery and Lyla, there are a few people that need to be mentioned. First off there is Gran Mill. You are going to love this no filter grandma. Yep she is awesome and I love her so much. Ju ...more
Claire Annovazzi
Aug 22, 2020 rated it liked it
(audiobook) I wanted to love it much more than I did, but it was still an okay listen. The narration was good, as always with this narrator. It’s just that I didn’t find the right balance of heat and laugh.

The humor seemed a bit forced, one sexual situation after the other, even with some repetitions. As if Lyla’s clumsiness had to involve toys or nakedness in some level.

As for the intimacy, Amery spends the beginning of the book saying that he’ll take it slow with Lyla. But once they cross the
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Jennifer Pierson
Jun 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I've read S.E. Rose's serious books, so I really never saw this one coming, but OMG, I laughed so hard, that my stomach AND my sides are now aching so much, as the talented S.E. Rose can write romantic comedy as well as romantic suspense! There's no other way to describe Lyla Perkins but as a charming hot mess, as her clumsiness knows no bounds, and this is how she & the hero, Amery Walsh met on a plane. Actually, each time they run into each other, it turns into something crazy, which has me sp ...more
Jenn the Readaholic
Jun 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
I wasn’t sure what to expect from this new-to-me author, but I’m so glad I took a chance on this book. Lyla is a clumsy, funny woman who manages to humiliate herself multiple times in front of Amery, yet her heart shines through everything she does and Amery finds himself falling for someone he never expected. This book didn’t have a lot of angst or drama, but it was hilarious and was a perfect story for the couple. I must say, though, that my favorite people weren’t the main characters. My favo ...more
Lisa
Jun 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Hands up if you can totally relate to Lyla? *Raises hand* Lyla is the girl we perceive ourselves to be: clumsy, awkward and accident prone. She is also the girl we want to be as she picks herself up every single time, shakes herself off and continues on with her head held high. Every girl needs an Amery in her life, who sees her as she is and cherishes her rather than make fun of her or walk from her.

We meet Lyla when is having one of the worst days of her life so far. It is a catalogue of incid
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Julia Red Hatter Book Blog
Jun 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
You guys, Chronicles of a Hot Mess had me crying laughing through like 75% of it! It had just the right amount of sweet romance and just the right amount of hilarious comedy. Lyla is a hot mess. No doubt about it. She has the worst luck ever, and I believe some of that bad luck rubs off on her bestie Nate. It's that bad. Through all the mishaps though Lyla stays sweet and sassy. She's a breath of fresh air. She owns who she is even while being completely mortified. Amery is some hot stuff. He's ...more
Jackie Wright
Jun 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
If you are looking for hilarious laugh out loud moments as well as some sweet hot romance Chronicles of a Hot Mess is the book to read. This is a new author to me and I really wasn’t sure what to expect but she gave me everything I could ask for in a romantic comedy.
Layla is that adorable girl that always manages to humiliate herself, she is clumsy she is funny but you could never laugh at her you can only laugh with her as she humiliates herself multiple times in front of retired baseball play
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Dimple
Jun 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2018
You guys, Chronicles of a Hot Mess was ridiculously adorable! This new to me author knows how to bring the groans and giggles!

My girl, Lila needs a bubble to protect herself... from herself. She's a walking caution sign, a frequent faller, a cute catastrophe. When she crashes into Amery, she finds herself falling right into her destiny.

Amery, former pro baller turned scout, spends his time searching for talent, so he knows a good thing when he sees it. He's immediately drawn to the cute little
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Rady Reads
Jul 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
>Audible<
This author and also the narrator were both unicorns to me. I immensely enjoyed the story of a clumsy Lyla and Amery the hot former baseball player.
I laughed all the time because Lyla´s clumsiness was like the title of this book says.... a mess. She just literally flew into Amery's arms and that´s the beginning of their story. Their attraction was feelable through the whole book.
When you add Lyla´s modern and very YOLO Nan-Mil and her best friend Nate into the mix, it was perfection.
I
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Alphas Do It Better Book Blog
4 stars

You guys, Chronicles of a Hot Mess was ridiculously adorable! This new to me author knows how to bring the groans and giggles!

My girl, Lila needs a bubble to protect herself... from herself. She's a walking caution sign, a frequent faller, a cute catastrophe. When she crashes into Amery, she finds herself falling right into her destiny.

Amery, former pro baller turned scout, spends his time searching for talent, so he knows a good thing when he sees it. He's immediately drawn to the cute
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Thuy Taylor
Jun 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
This book was pretty cute. Lyla was quite the adorable klutz. Amery is the Hot ex MLB player who is quite taken by her. He cannot stop watching this hot mess, there is just something about her. What girl wouldn't want to catch a very attractive pro player's eye? She's quite confused as to why he would want to be around her. I liked this story, the only thing I was kinda getting tired about was the amount of times her klutzy tripping would show, it became a little much but it doesn't change what ...more
Wendy Livingstone
Jun 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is a new author to me, and my word, I cannot wait to read more from her. Amery is an ex baseball player, who is now a scout and total playboy. Lyla is feisty and clumsy. These two are total opposites, yet so perfect together. If there is one thing I love about stories, is when there is comedy, and this one has it in spades. There are so many laugh-out-loud moments. This is a well written flawless story, which is humorous, romantic and sweet, and this all leads to an all consuming page turne ...more
Elizabeth
Jun 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arcs
It’s a funny, sweet read with some seriously swoon worthy moments. I like the set up of how the MC’s initially meet and how they internally question their feelings for each other, but it doesn’t become obsessive, it more natural. Amery is this nice guy who shows his alpha side when required, and Lyla, while her klutzy-ness was a little too over the top for my tastes was still a fun character to read. You’ll love the secondary and tertiary characters just as much as the MC’s. If the author based ...more
Jennifer Alexander
Jun 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
BEWARE! Don't drink anything while reading. You will end up with a mess allover if you do. This story had me laughing from page one all the way to the end. It was such a sweet love story about the playboy and the girl who caught his attention but is the biggest hot mess around. 2 complete opposites that seem to have a great effect on one another..loved reading the chemistry between them!
Read.Review.Repeat Blog
Jun 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
BEWARE! Don't drink anything while reading. You will end up with a mess allover if you do. This story had me laughing from page one all the way to the end. It was such a sweet love story about the playboy and the girl who caught his attention but is the biggest hot mess around. 2 complete opposites that seem to have a great effect on one another..loved reading the chemistry between them!
Krista Sandor
Jun 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Love it! Such fun!
Janine - The World Was Hers for the Reading
Lyla Perkins was having a rotten day, and her clumsiness wasn’t helping. All she wanted to do was prove herself at her new job, but she was kind of a hot mess instead and was just waiting to be fired by her new boss.

When former pro-baseballer turned talent scout Amery Walsh saw the tiny hot mess walking towards him, and all he could envision was an angry tinkerbell . . . who was also a bit of a klutz. Completely intrigued, he wishes he had gotten her phone number, but when their plane lands, she
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Bette
Jun 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Fabulous Story & Narration🎧 A Heartfelt RomCom!

Chronicles of a Hot Mess
By: S.E. Rose
Narrated by: Monica King

This fabulous story was a delight to listen to! It is my first book by S.E Rose and it will not be my last, I enjoyed her writing style, the story and characters she created are realistic and easy to relate. There are some hilarious moments, laugh out loud moments in this book guaranteed to put a smile on your face. I adored the characters, Lyla Perkins is your hot mess and what a mess she
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Kelly
Jun 26, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: books-2-blog
A basically enjoyable read that wasn't quite my cup of tea

This was a new to me author so I wasn't quite sure what to expect going in. I really enjoyed the main characters, particularly Lyla, and the author did a great job of making me feel her emotions. Between her clumsiness and her friends, Lyla provided a lot of laughs but there was a lot more to her character; she was talented and caring and she could totally kick a$$ when she needed to. She and Amery had great chemistry together, and I lov
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Cate at Fiction Beer & Cupcakes
You guys this book was SOOOO FREAKING GOOD. There were so many moments I would bust out laughing and have to cover my face from turning 50 shades of red while working in the ER. I mean I have seen some things, but damn...that bathroom scene was hilarious! Lyla happily ASS-isted Nate in a thing or two! LOL! I would not recommend reading this book at work, or else your coworkers are going to look at you something crazy.

I was not prepared for Lyla Perkins. I wasn’t prepared to fall in love with he
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Susan Homan
Apr 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Chronicles of a Hot Mess

This was my first book by S. E. Rose and based on this one, I look forward to reading many more, although apparently a lot of her others are more serious than this one. If you want to laugh, and enjoy great characters, hot moments, a klutz, hot baseball players (current and ex), grandma, gay best friend, pick this up, I really don't think you will be disappointed. Lyla is a klutz with a huge heart and lots of spunk. Nate is her best friend/brother, and they both live with
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Lisa
Jun 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: audio
Loving this story! It’s filled with hi-jinks and lots of laughs. I couldn’t put this down or shut off my audio player. There is a lot that happens in here. I laughed, chuckled and was filled with shock a couple times (that Gran-Mil!). This is going on my favorites list and will be listened to again! That Lyla is one HOT MESS!

All of these characters make this story what it is...funny. But there are a few who stand out. First let’s talk Lyla. She is clutz extraordinarie. Most of this story involv
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Jennifer Mangum
Jun 16, 2020 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed it but didn't love it

I had been wanting to read this book for a while and finally got around to reading it. I loved the sweet build of Amery and Lyla's relationship and all of the silly events and mishaps that were part of Kyle's hot mess personality. I think part of the thing that made it hard for me to fall for this book is just the style it was written - like most of the chapters start with either Alert or Kyle's name like it should be read from their POV which isn't an uncommon sty
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Zamantha
Jan 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
OMG!

This book was everything to me. I laughed, cried, and just had all of the feels!

My sweet Lyla, she was the typical average girl but seriously a hot mess! I couldn't keep myself from laughing at all of the things that kept happening to her. But she was also just a girl wanting to be loved in this big old world and not knowing if she was capable of having it. Until she met the beautiful Amery.

Amery, damn boy. He was fine for sure. He was so amazing and seriously he took everything in stride
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She loves all things wine, coffee, and cats. In her non-existent free time, she enjoys traveling, going to concerts, binging on her favorite shows, and reading, especially if it's a good mystery or
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