Have you grabbed Hot Mess yet?
What do you do when the whole world has seen you getting down and dirty in a broom closet?
I, Elle Evans, am on the run.
Not from the fuzz—although that would be more exciting.
No, I’m on the run from the four-year-old private tape that, thanks to my vengeful ex, has probably already ruined my vlogging career.
There’s nothing like the entire world knowing what you look like mid-O.
Creek Keys, Florida, is a million miles away from NYC and the perfect place for me to hide for the rest of summer until I can figure out what I’m going to do. Something that’s easier said than done since my new landlord’s daughter thinks you’re God’s greatest gift. Even better? Their beach house is right next to the one I’m renting, so there’s no getting away from her—or her hot, British dad.
Who most definitely does not think I’m role model material.
He might be right.
The problem is that neither of us can say no to her.
Or each other.
Sunny Shelly’s Review: 4 Stars
I loved the message behind Hot Mess: things aren’t always what they appear.
Popular vlogger Elle hightails it to the Florida Keys after her ex releases a sex tape out of revenge. She’s hoping to escape the scandal where no one knows her, but she ends up living next door to a single dad, who is the father of her biggest fan. At first, Theo is hesitant to get to know Elle and tries to keep sweet Ari away from her idol. But Theo soon discovers that the Elle renting his vacation property is sweet and kind, and nothing like the person he thought she would be simply because of a sex tape.
As Elle deals with the ramifications of the tape that she didn’t know existed, Theo and Ari end up being her biggest support system.
There is a really nice relationship that develops between Ari and Elle again, as Elle becomes a mentor to the young girl. The scene where she explains how things on the internet are distorted was fantastic, and resonated with me. Great writing on Emma Hart’s part!
As with EH’s last few books, there is also a crazy crew of Wild senior citizens who bring lots of laughs to this story!
Hot Mess was definitely an enjoyable read. Low drama, low angst, lots of laughs. I received an advanced copy and voluntarily left a review.
Emma Hart is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over thirty novels and has been translated into several different languages.
She is a mother, wife, lover of wine, Pink Goddess, and valiant rescuer of wild baby hedgehogs.
Emma prides herself on her realistic, snarky smut, with comebacks that would make a PMS-ing teenage girl proud.
Yes, really. She’s that sarcastic.