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Hot Mess

(Players #1)

4.37  ·  Rating details ·  1,632 ratings  ·  226 reviews

Fate. Destiny. Karma… She’s mine.

It all started with a broken heart.
And a breakup party.
Rock stars. Circus freaks. And a bachelorette party.
Too. Much. Booze.
An embarrassing tattoo.
And a twist of fate.

Her name was Danny.

I thought she was The One.
But then I lost her.
And I never thought I’d see her again.
Now… I’m a mess.
I’ve had my heart broken—more than once.
And my band'

Kindle Edition, 606 pages
Published August 9th 2019 by DreamWarp Publishing Ltd.
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Nov 07, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This book is really really really no kidding long. I do not mind long boom if the story is really engaging. Unfortunately engaging is not for this book. The first 70% of this book is only telling about the character separately and its really dragging. I think the author is introduce the characters and develop the character development. But because it is told separately, I lost interest.

When Ash and Danika finally gets together, the sex is hot. But in my opinion not dirty enough, considering Ash
Aug 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Hot Mess lives up to the name. It IS a hot mess, or rather HE is lol. It's Ashley Players book. Yes THAT Ashley! Yes the same one we've been (trying lol) to patiently wait for his happily ever after. Okay yes I did love that Amber and Dylan got together,but not at the cost of Ashley's happiness. And I might still be a tiny bit still mad about it. Ok no I haven't totally forgiven Jaine, but boy did she make up for it! She outdid herself!
Ashley Player is just that. A player. Boy,girl, both ,didn't
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Aug 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: missy
If you’ve met Ashley Player in the Dirty series, then you’ve been waiting with bated breath for Ash to finally get his happily-ever-after! I know I have!

Ash has been through the wringer between the breakup of his band and multiple romantic breakups. He’s a mess—a Hot Mess. But so damn likeable and loveable and you just want him to find happiness in life and love. And at last he does!

Ash and Danica are magic. Pure magic. They’re smart, funny, snarky, and ridiculously talented. And holy hell, sex
Giorgia ~ Reads
I loved this book.

Now, I don’t know if I loved it because I’ve been wanting to read Ash’s story since like 3 books ago or this one is genuinely that good.

Yes it’s long and I can probably see where some people are coming from in saying that not much happened for it to drag that much, but.... I wouldn’t have it any shorter, actually, can I please have some extra scenes from the future where they are disgustingly happy and have a dozen kids?

What is probably really jarring or out of ordinary is t
Ga Books LoverX
Aug 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
QUICK NOTE: Words cannot describe how thrilled I am/was to receive an ARC of Hot Mess by Jaine Diamond. I am a HUGE fan of the Dirty series and have been looking forward to Ash having his own story since at least the middle of that series. This guy loves so freaking hard that it was almost painful to see him get so invested/connected to the people in that series and then the other person went and got their own HEA, leaving Ash on the side. I am so happy that Jaine took her time with this book an ...more
Elisa Glendenning

I love Jaine Diamond’s books and have long anticipated Ash’s story in this spin off series from the Dirty books. Really loved that all the characters are still around. I’ve missed them. I was so happy that Ash finally got the girl, Danica; who deserves 100% of Ashley’s devotion!!! Was, therefore, a tad disappointed in the epilogue as I see trouble ahead. Given Danica’s insecurities of Ashley’s attraction to the opposite sex, I was left frustrated. Does Ashley really love her? Has he l
Aug 21, 2019 rated it liked it
Overall I liked it. I have felt so bad for Ash through all the Dirty books, and it was great see his HEA. However, the book was ridiculously long. It should have been half the length. I was also pretty ticked off at the epilogue. WTH was that? I might feel different if Matt’s book was next and we got some explanation soon, but nope! I enjoyed it though. Loved how much the Dirty family played into it as well.
Aug 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
WOW!! Soooo I just finished hot mess! HOT!! Scorching HOT!! I absolutely loved this book. I have been a fan of Ashley Player through the books in the Dirty series and was so excited to receive an Arc for this book. I loved Ash’s story sooo much. I stayed up to 4 am to read this book and that is something I rarely do unless the book is one I just can not put down. Jaine you have outdone yourself again. I fell in love with Ashley even more throughout this book. He is the most damaged man who loves ...more
Aug 19, 2019 rated it liked it
I loved Ash in the previous books and hated he kept getting his heart broken. So I really wanted a great relationship for him, an intense and special one. But Danica was just so nice. And boring. She let everyone walk all over her and never had any backbone. No sass, no feistiness, which I love in a main character. I guess I wanted more connection, and I never felt it between them. I still enjoyed it, until the epilogue. What the hell was that? This was just an ok book for me.
Anna Theurer (Anna's Bookshelf)
4.5 stars When I discovered that Ash was getting his own book, I was positively thrilled. I fell in love with this rocker when he was first introduced in this author’s Dirty series and my adoration towards him continued to grow with each scene and book he was written into. The poor playboy rocker was always falling in love, but never being loved in return or in the way that he deserved. I just knew what whoever he ended up with, male, female, or both, would be special, but I also knew it wouldn’ ...more
Kelly Greer
Aug 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It does not get better than this. I swear I highlighted half the book, because it was giving me all the feels! I have been waiting for Ash's story since A Dirty Wedding Night. And it was SO worth the wait!

Ash begins this book, beautifully broken. He's swearing off love, refusing to be hurt again. And by the end, our Ash is whole - really for the first time since we've known him. ::heart eyes:: Ashley Player is a romantic, and I'm not sure he knew it! Watching him go from perpetual bachelor to a
Aug 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ashley Finally Has His Story!!!

We’ve met Ashley in the Dirty series (which was outstanding in itself!!) and he sure has lived up to his name…Ashley Player. Now that his band has broken up and he’s has been on the losing end of many relationships that meant something to him he is again having his “break up” party. During the bender he runs into the girl that has earned herself a tattoo on his upper inner thigh…or so he thought.

Danica is the twin of the “tattoo girl” and Ashely swears there is som
Aug 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ya'll this book was sooo worth the wait! Resident bad boy rocker Ashely Player and super sweet and overly nice girly girl Danica Vola may seem like complete opposites but believe me when I say that their chemistry together is off the charts H-O-T HOT! Throw in the mysterious "DANNY" tatoo, a twin sister and a bunch of exes and you'll find yourself not wanting to put this book down! This story not only allowed us readers to take a deeper look inside Ash's life, it also allowed us to see the early ...more
Aug 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book was just the best I've read since Jessie and Jude 'a books , which are my favourites . I love the characters from all the previous Dirty books appearing at various points in the story. You don't need to have read the other books as this can easily be read as a standalone. It just helps if you have as you understand a bit more of the back story.

What's not to love about Ash ? I like his chemistry with Danica it's sizzling and she's just the perfect girl for him. I loved her just as much
Caroline Doig
Aug 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow I ❤️❤️❤️ this story it’s amazing so if you’re like me and you love rockstar stories that have the good, bad, emotional, funny and sometimes really stupid things that they do then this is the perfect book for you. I loved Ashe’s and Danny’s story it’s amazing but sorry guys I’m not going to give any spoilers this story is just too good for me to ruin but I will tell you it’s definitely a Hot Mess and Jaine Diamond is a genius what more can I say?. This is an amazing story it’s a 5 +++++ plus ...more
Aug 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

THIS IS A MUST READ... Raw and Steamy as Hell

Thank you Jaine Diamond for letting ARC ‘Hot Mess’ but this honest opinion of book.

Just Yummy..... OMG!!! this book is a panty dropper.
I have always loved Ashley Player from the ‘Dirty’ Series. He has always been that brooding mysterious bad boy, but this book shows so much more. Honestly be prepared to set urself up for Author Jaine Diamond, an amazingly written new series based round Ashley player Adventures. I know I can not wait to read the next b
Shay Rosauro Willis
It was a delicious read. Ashley Player has been unlucky in love and it is great to see him find someone who is devoted to him. I really have a soft spot for this character he appears in four books of The Dirty Series which I highly recommend reading prior to reading this so you can get in on all of Ash’s escapades. I was in the middle of another book that I was enjoying when I got a notice that I got an advanced copy of Hot Mess... I had to put it down because I couldn’t wait for this book. I wa ...more
Dyan Layne
Aug 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
I love Ashley the most!

Kudos to Jaine for keeping him true to his sexuality - I was so afraid it would get swept under the rug! I'm not as forgiving as Ashley, as I still don't like Amber and Dylan after how they betrayed him in Dirty Like Dylan, and I still don't care about them as characters any more. Ash deserves EVERYTHING good and he seems to be getting there - I hope! Loved his story. I don't think it's quite over yet. He's got his woman, his new band and a HFN - as this series continues I
Aug 28, 2019 rated it really liked it
Don’t get me wrong I liked this book a lot but the epilogue is very confusing. I hope this is a HEA story and that Ash and Danica are just seen as cameos for the rest of the series. I loved their chemistry and I loved that Danica understood him.
Karen Cimms
Dec 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Ashley Player, despite often being an asshole, stole my heart in this book. I also loved Danica. What a perfect story. I can't wait to read more in the Players series.
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It was so great to read another book from Jaine, I loved her Dirty Series and judging by this first book the Player series is going to be just as good. Rockstar Ashley Player was a character in the Dirty series as a friend of the band Dirty. At the end of that series he had lost all the people he fell in love with and it seemed there was no HEA on the horizon for him.

But fate had other ideas for him. He had never forgotten a girl called Dani who he met at a ski resort in Alaska and in a night o
May 06, 2020 rated it liked it
It’s okay.... til some point for me.

I don’t think I have the right to rate the book but if so, it’s a 3. I only could do so long of the description of how attractive all the characters are over and over. I couldn’t relate to them and perhaps, I have to read the other books to understand the band mates/ the environment. I do love the beginning of it and I was pretty okay of him being bi And figuring things out. Yet When I am struggling to read about the characters (which is way too many, I can’t
What kind of ending was that!?!?!?

Ash wants love and has had problems in all of his relationships. During the book we know he' s bisexual and has had both women and men. Ok great but the point of the book was him wanting to love and be loved. He finds that with Danika. Great story, couldn't wait for the HEA but instead we get Matt the new band member he wants to sleep with. I'm at a loss. So now he wants the love of his life and a random guy because the guy is hot? I'm so mad at this ending and
Aug 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I fell in love with Ash in a previous book and couldn't wait to get my hands on his story. The book didn't go the way I imagined and I'm glad, this was so much better. A slow burn romance with all of my favourite characters from previous books mentioned throughout, a story that kept me hooked and an epilogue that has seriously got me wondering. I love rock star romances and the world that Jaine Diamond has created is a pleasure to visit. This new series is going to be epic if this first book is ...more
Shawna Shankar
Aug 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
Pretty good!

I loved all the Dirty books so I was super excited about this new spinoff series. It did not disappoint! I found this book to be a little more surface. Not as deep. Wish there was a bit more depth but overall a good read I would recommend. Seemed like Ashley's story doesn't get all tied up in a HEA. Almost a cliffhanger if you ask me! Definitely more for him and Dani to resolve in their relationship because...MATT.
Laura Swanson-Taylor
Omg this was an amazing read. I dont give spoilers so don't ask, but dude I loved some of the plot twists.
Aug 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Love it
Dec 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindle-unlimited, d
oh Ashley, you dirty, dirty unicorn :) Loved this!
Carla  Moreira
May 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Finally Ash's Story

I've been waiting for this love affair ever since I met Ash In the Dirty series. I loved that series way more than I'd like to admit... and frankly was a little bummed out when I reached the end. But this!!! This book was the bomb! What a great first book for the Players series. It was sexy, and funny and had a few really heart felt moments. I really liked the mix of spice and nice in this book. I think Jaine as a talent for telling a story that feels real and a little raw wit
Aug 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Ashley Player's book was better than expected and I expected a lot considering he is my favorite Jaine Diamond character. Admittedly, I was nervous about the whole sister/twin situation. I'm not a fan of dating sibling's exes, however this was different.
Drunk Ashley meeting Daniella while in Alaska at his break up party. He gets her name tattooed onto his body, proposes marriage and never see her again. That is, until his next epic break up party several years later. Drunk again, Ashley sees wh
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