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Hot Mess

(Messy Love #1)

4.09  ·  Rating details ·  284 ratings  ·  80 reviews
There’s always that one girl who has all these dreams, yet she can’t reach them because she’s constantly tripping over her own two feet.

That’s me. I’m that girl. The unorganized, chaotic, hot mess.

I’m the struggling artist who refuses to give up my love for pizza just because society constantly shoves thin, perfectly toned bodies in my face saying that’s what women are s
Published May 2019 by R. Linda Novels
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Naadira  Moodley (BookedMercy)
Hot Mess was entertaining and charming. I 100% absolutely adored this book. It was a like a breath of fresh air. I feel so light and energized after reading this. It was the perfect start to my morning.

Wren Keller is a quirky pizza loving, wine drinking, fuzzy sock wearing artist. Her parent have passed away and left her with all their wealth but that is quickly diminishing and she can’t access her trust fund for another two years so she has to come up with a way to earn money, fast. It is diffi
Christy Bailey
Jun 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Oh how I loved reading this! Such a cute light hearted read by an amazing author! It was full of hilarious and swoony moments that had me smiling and laughing most of the way through! If your looking for a good mood picker upper this is for you. And even if your not it's still for you. Lol! Amazing read!
Oct 04, 2019 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: freebie
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Dilek VT
Oct 04, 2019 marked it as not-appealing  ·  review of another edition
The humor in the book is not my cuppa... Also, the hero and his girlfriend make fun of the heroine's weight... uhmm, no, not cool! ...more
April Symes
Hot Mess by R. Linda is book 1 in the Messy Love Series. This is Wren Keller and Tate Montgomery's story. And what a great read it is!! This is full of heart, heat and humor. A real gem- a lightweight comedy that is full of feels, romance and hilarity. Tate and Wren really make this story shine. I do wish it didn't have that HFN feel because it leaves everything up in the air but that does allude there will be more books with Wren and Tate , it seems. Other than my one minor issue with the story ...more
May 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Such a fun, easy read!

I really enjoyed R Linda’s scandalous series so I couldn’t wait to get my hands on Hot Mess.

After reading so many dark books recently Hot Mess was exactly what I needed!
Full of hilarious moments, this book was a light hearted read which had me cheesy smiling at my kindle!

I related so much with Wren, as I am a hot mess express most days. I loved that this book wasn’t full of drama but in no way did that take away anything from the story.

I totally recommend this book if
D.L. Gallie
May 29, 2019 rated it really liked it
Hot Mess was everything
I laughed out loud many times, I craved pizza and wanted to vagina punch Rachel
Wren and Tate are awesome and I totally want a Wren in my life
Hot Mess is an easy fun read I can’t wait for more in the messy series...and pizza
HEChapter -Tina J
POV ~> Alternating first-person

The title font is a bold, fun mess that fits the book name and synopsis. The layered photoshopped model composition is okay in thumbnail preview but loses its togetherness once full size. Regardless, the bright colors on the cover were enough to initially catch my eye and the synopsis caught my attention. This sounded like it would be an entertaining book!

Wren’s parents left her everything when they passed away two years ago but the immediate assets have dwindled t
May 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc, romcom
Ok. First things First. I have waited over a month to use those pizza pictures. I saw them and thought HOT MESS NEEDS THESE PIZZAS!
Now why would I need Pizza’s? Wren, lovely, laughable, corky, smart, adorable Wren is obsessed with Pizza. I mean, a bit unhealthily obsessed if I do say so myself. Not an obsession that I would disagree with. A good unhealthy obsession.
Wren is a hoot. She is chaos’s sister. Not the earth ending in fire chaos, more like food everywhere, not ever knowing what is goi
Christine C
May 28, 2019 rated it really liked it
This was a fun, easy read. Wren is an artist whose parents died unexpectedly and she can’t part with the house or their belongings, even though she is struggling to keep the bills paid. She finally decides to rent out the mansion while she lives in the pool house. Tate is a famous model who needs a place to lay low and let some bad publicity blow over.

Tate and Wren have incredible chemistry. Even their bickering is entertaining. Wren’s friend Eva is funny, too. I love Wren’s free spirit and abil
Rosalee Graham
May 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely loved everything about this book. I loved the characters and their personalities. I loved the banter between the characters and their relationships.i loved the setting of this story and how well it fit with the characters. Wren is literally goals. I loved how her relationship with Tate changed throughout the book. Such a fun and flirty plus witty story. Definitely get you some pizza beforehand because as much as Wren eats the deliciousness it had me craving pizza to hear about it. I ...more
Susanne Scott
May 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This was a great rom com! I love a good belly laugh whilst I read and this one delivered!!
R. Linda is a fantastically talented author and love how she likes to keep her characters grounded and very ‘normal’ and relatable.

I loved the interaction between Tate and Wren and how hilariously accident prone she is, usually due to his actions.
I especially liked that he was the one who realised his feelings first and took steps to ensure Wren would be his. His thoughtfulness and pure alpha hotness was s
May 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Wren was a woman we can all see ourselves in. She was apologetically real and I fell in love with her instantly. Trent was so well written and knowing who he was based on helped with the shirtless sweatpants scenes. R. Linda has always written really amazing book boyfriends and this one is no different. I felt connected to Wren as someone who loves Pizza and is almost too broke to afford it. I opened the book and didn't put it down until I was done. Great book by a great author! Can't wait too s ...more
May 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: page-turner, arc
Hot Mess by R. Linda is book 1 in the Messy Love Series. This was a great rom-com! R. Linda is a fantastically talented author and it's so great that I discovered her!

This is Wren Keller and Tate Montgomery's story. It is full of heart, heat and humor. A real gem- a lightweight comedy that is full of feels, romance and hilarity. Tate and Wren really make this story shine. This is a sweet and beautiful story with fantastic main characters and a great story.

I loved the interaction between Tate and
Kara (Rotella Reads)
May 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arcs
5 pepperoni topped stars!

What a hilarious and fun romance read by R. Linda! The heroine Wren was absolutely wonderful with her pizza obsession and artistic quirkiness! The hero Tate was dreamy, sexy and sweet! This book had me laughing and squirming with delight.

I was quite pleased to see some detailed steamy scenes from this author since it’s not her usual writing style. It added to the heat this read needed!

Hot Mess was a little on the short side and left me wanting so much more at the end! It
Ann-Maree Howarth
May 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I was laughing out loud from the very first page with this author that I have had sitting on my Kindle for some time but have not read until now. This is her new release that is a wonderful light-hearted read about Wren, a young lady trying to make it in her messy life. This is an extremely entertaining read that will give you that feel good feeling without all the drama some books will give you to fill up the pages. Girl meets Boy – Boy upsets Girl – Boy wants Girl – Girl wants Boy – Boy wins G ...more
May 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
4.5 ⭐
[I received a digital arc for an honest review]

Hot Mess is my first R. Linda romantic comedy and it was hilarious! It's an easy fun read that will have you laughing out loud.

"I needed to rent out their house. It was the only way to ensure my love affair with pizza would survive."

Wren is a hot mess. She's a struggling artist who needs to survive the next two years until her inheritance kicks in. Until then, she's drowning in bills and refuses to give up her late parents possessions. To make
Cate at Fiction Beer & Cupcakes
OMG!!!! Everyone must read this book. I loved it from beginning to the very end.

Wren Keller has been struggling to sell her artwork to afford her life since her parents passed away 2 years ago. Not being able to touch her trust fund for at least 2 years, Wren has decided to lease her house out to make ends meet. Having not found someone worthy enough to lease her house, she opens the door to come face to face with bad boy Tate Montgomery.

“I liked pizza and beer too much to care my hip bones di
Jun 03, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: series, read-in-2019

If you’re looking for a fun, quirky romance, then you need to pick up Hot Mess by R. Linda today!

Wren is down on her luck, and needs to make some money, so what does she do? She ends up renting out her house to the one and only Tate Montgomery. Things should be easy, she will get the money she needs to get the debt collectors off her back, she can continue her love affair with pizza, and Tate can get some of the privacy he needs. The problem is, these two
Caroline F
May 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
This was a fun, enjoyable book.

"Tate Montgomery. The Tate Montgomery. Model. Bad boy. Hot as, well...a hot potato."

Wren Keller is in dire straits. She's essentially a poor little rich girl orphan. She has no access to liquid assets for another two years. In the meantime, she's desperately seeking employment whilst working on her art. In a last ditch attempt to raise money, she's made the difficult decision to put her family mansion up for rent. Imagine her shock when she finds the bad boy of the
May 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
🍕🍕🍕 Do not stand between a Wren and her pizza!! 🍕🍕🍕

This Romantic Comedy from R. Linda is laugh out loud funny, and I can only be impressed with her imagination as she wrote some of the bizarre situations that Wren got herself into.

She is a pizza loving clumsy and brilliant artist who is completely comfortable in her own skin. I absolutely adored her, especially her penchant for pizza, and one would be silly to get in the way of her segmented prizes, or lose an arm in the process! Hell, the woma
May 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely loved this story, that’s one thing i love about R. Linda she can write such different books and execute them so dam well.

This thing i loved about this book was that The main character Wren was a girl that we can all relate to, clumsy, not super skinny, not perfect but most of the time loved who she was and never apologised for it and in a way she got the happy ending we all dream about, wether you think of a hot Chris Hemsworth or a hot book boyfriend, a hot sports star you know it
It was good

••*** There's a will or a possibility of a few or a lot of spoilers****•••

I thought hmmm; the Description ehhh... not sure if it's going to be good or not! But dang it was actually good. I laugh a lot while reading this book. Wren was hilarious, especially when it came to her pizza. But what I realize is that often that a lot of authors have written books about women who are big bone & that they have either been disrespected for being more signi
Mrs Kindle Addict
May 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2019-favourites

This was such a fun, refreshing, light hearted read!

Wren is rich (on paper) but finds herself in need of money. She tries to hunt down a job but with no experience no one will hire her! so she decides to rent out her family’s home. This is where Tate Montgomery comes along. A super sexy celebrity! He needs a place to lay low for a bit and stay out of the public eye. So it's the perfect solution, for Tate to become Wrens new tenant. Now watch this hot mess unfold....

I was literally smiling
Ga Books LoverX
May 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Love, Love, Love!!!!! This is a fabulous read from R. Linda who I have been a fan of since her first book in the Scandalous Series- Bailey and the Bad Boy! I must say that this one has definitely topped out as my favorite book by her!

I have a HUGE girl-crush on Wren. Like for real, you know how people have book boyfriends? She is my new book girlfriend, I freaking love her. Tate is pretty awesome as well and I love how open but a little arrogant he is but Wren is awesome.

Wren is in a bit of a bi
Jun 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
This was the first book I've read of R. Linda's but I'd definitely be looking to read more in the future!

Hot Mess is a funny laugh-out-loud romantic comedy centering around Tate, a model in need of a hideout, and Wren, an artist that can't afford to keep the lifestyle her parents left for her. She decides to rent out the mansion while still living in the pool house.

I loved Wren. She seemed very real while reading, loves pizza, and has the most awesome ideas on how to make art. (bra slingshot?)

Rina's Reads
May 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
• I received an ARC but am leaving an honest and voluntary review •

R. Linda had me hooked with the title.
Hot Mess is something that I am on a daily basis so I knew this was a must read for me.

Her characters are real. They screw up, they aren't perfect and that is why I am so drawn to her words. I like real. I like feeling that connection with the characters and my love for Wren was instant. I even wrote her a letter once I had finished reading.

Dear Wren,
I feel you speak to me on a spiritual lev
A Book Lover's Emporium Book Blog
Hot Mess is a light, humorous read. As the story progressed, a strong connection developed between the characters, which added depth to the story.

I was quick to fall in love with Wren. Her quirky and fun personality drew me in. It took some time to warm to Tate. Yes, he had the looks and the body, but his attitude could use some adjustment. Once he sorted out his priorities, he became the perfect romantic hero.

I enjoyed reading Hot Mess, however, I felt the pace was slightly off and there were
Jun 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
Hot Mess
By R. Linda
4 stars
Reviewed on behalf of 3 Degrees of Fiction Book Blog

I thought that Hot Mess was a fun and entertaining read and one that I really enjoyed reading. I’ve not read anything by this author previously so this books was great introduction to a new author. I liked the light heartedness to it; the book was really refreshing to read. The main character Wren was wonderful to read about, she was really relatable and I thought that the author write about her in a way that made her
Sissy's Romance Book Review
Hot Mess by R. Linda is the first book in the Messy Love Series. This is the story of Wren Keller and Tate Montgomery.
Tate is a very well of Celebrity who made a bad decision that the press jumped on. Per Tate's agent he is asked to go away for a while, which leads him to rent out Wren's mansion. Wren is a struggling artist although her parents were very well off left her everything but can't access the full amount for a few years and what was available has been gone through. All is left for he
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