Mess With Me By Nicole Helm Release Date: August 29, 2017 Publisher: Zebra Book #2 in the A Mile High Romance series Number of pages: 304 Kindle Edition Source: ARC from Net Galley Contemporary Romance M/F Rating: R Read 8/18/17 to 8/20/17
First, I love Sam and I love Hayley. In many ways I love them together and I believe they are meant for each other. Their relationship just made sense, even if everyone else may not have realized that when they threw them together. But somewhere along the way I lost their chemistry. I just wasn’t feeling it the way I wanted to feel it, and even the way I believe I did feel it at the beginning. I can’t explain it and can’t even say if it was because of things going on in my own life that were distracting me or the story or the writing.
The good news is, even without that “feeling” I still really enjoyed this story. Sam had a lot of baggage he needed to unpack and Hayley helped him do that in baby steps. In the beginning, I don’t even think he realized it was happening. Unfortunately, Hayley had a lot of baggage but she was an ace at hiding that fact. Her issues ended up festering and causing problems down the line.
There were things about Lilly in the first book that I wasn’t crazy about. Those problems I had with her crossed over into this story, too. One minute I would think she was going to help the romance along, the next I was getting pissed at her for seeming to keep them apart. And I won’t even get into Will’s actions when it came to the Hayley/Sam pairing. And I like Will! Yet it seemed this couple had to fight against friends and family for no particular reason. (By the way, Hayley’s step-brother is on my list of people I really don’t like!)
All and all this was a good story and a wonderful addition to the series. To be able to see Sam get his HEA and the brothers start a real relationship with their sister is wonderful. Plus, the author did a great job at getting me intrigued about the dynamics between Will and the mysterious Tori. Needless to say, I will be reading the next book in this series.
**I received an ARC of this book courtesy of Net Galley and the publisher in exchange for an honest review**