Jan 15

My Kinda Mess by Lacey Black Review



All her life, Lexi Summer has dreamed of one thing: to become a mother. As the youngest of six, she’s accustomed to the chaos and camaraderie that comes with a big family, which is why she has been anxious to get a jump on this next phase in her life. She thought she had it all: the perfect house, husband, and future. Until one secret rips it all apart.

Nothing in Linkin Stone’s life has been easy. Raised by a single mom, working two jobs, and helping with his much younger twin brothers which keep him on his toes. He busts his butt to right the wrong of someone from his past and keep the ones he loves safe. He doesn’t need anyone or anything. But that all changes the moment he meets his sexy, feisty neighbor, Lexi.

When fates collide, two people on separate paths suddenly find themselves traveling the same road. Could an easy friendship turn into something more? Or in the end, will their decision kinda create one big mess?

*Though part of a series, this book can be read as a standalone. It is intended for those 18 and over due to graphic language, descriptive sex, and the world’s most inappropriate grandparents.



I’ve been a fan of Lacey Black’s since the release of her first book, Trust Me. I absolutely love the unique way she vividly captures life and love in a small town. Small town romances, especially revolving around a big family, are a favorite of mine. I love to get lost in a series of stories about small-town, big families, and it is Lacey Black who always comes to my mind first when that’s what I’m in the mood to read.

My Kinda Mess is the fourth book in her Summer Sisters series. Set in the beach town of Jupiter Bay, the series is based on the six Summer sisters as they find love in their quaint town. This is Lexi, one of the twin youngest Summer sisters, and Linkin’s story. Lexi was in the midst of a divorce from her high school sweetheart when she met Linkin. Lexi, a hairstylist, and her ex-husband, Chris, had been growing apart for years, but it was a deception that dashed Lexi’s dream perpetrated by Chris that put the final nail in the coffin of that relationship. The chemistry between Lexi and Linkin sizzled from the start, but with her fresh out of a long-time relationship and vowing to steer clear of bad boys, Lexi is a bit hesitant to give in to this attraction. It isn’t until she takes the time to really get to know Linkin that she discovers the great guy hiding behind the cocky smirk. An ample supply of the hilariously inappropriate grandparents’ antics along with plenty of interaction from Lexi’s big, boisterous family and Linkin’s sword-wielding, twin eight-year-old little brothers round out My Kinda Mess into another winner from Lacey Black in a series full of them.

My Kinda Mess was a beautiful love story between two people who were perfect for each other. Their happily ever after kept my heart racing, got cheeks burning and had me laughing out loud from cover-to-cover. Lacey Black’s My Kinda Mess gets five smooches from me!

~ Danielle Palumbo