Review: Pretty Little Mess by Nichole Rose

Published Feb. 2023


Falling for her grumpy mountain man boss was not part of this sunshiney hot mess’s plans for Galentine’s Day.


Welcome to Winthrop, WA. Population: Screwed.

When I answered Deacon Cromwell’s ad for an assistant, roughing it with a mountain man was not what I had in mind.

But I’ll give anything a shot. Just so long as it doesn’t shoot back.

When my grumpy new boss finds out he hired…well, me…all bets are off.

He’s way too hot to handle.

And I’m dying to be handled.

If we don’t kill each other first.

I mean, accidents happen in the wild all the time, right?!


When I placed an ad for an assistant, I expected someone who knew about life in the mountains.

Instead, I got saddled with the prettiest little mess I’ve ever met.

Cordelia’s mouth never stops moving, and the only thing hotter than that pink hair is her temper.

I have no business putting my filthy hands all over her, but she’s itching for someone to settle her down.

And it damn sure won’t be anyone but me.

This hot mess is mine to tame.

Paul Bunyan, save me! This grumpy mountain man and his hot mess heroine are hot enough to start a forest fire. If you enjoy laugh-out-loud romantic comedy, hot mess heroines, and steamy romance, you’ll love Cordy and Deacon!

Valentine’s Day? This group of single besties hasn’t celebrated since, well…they don’t want to talk about that. But this year looks a whole lot different. Thanks to a bottle of wine and a ridiculous Galentine’s Day pact, they’re conquering their fears, one outlandish adventure at a time. Love wasn’t supposed to be in the cards, but they’ll tumble headlong into it anyway when they meet the men of their dreams in the last places they expected.

Seven of your favorite instalove authors are taking you on a rom-com adventure to remember this Galentine’s Day. Buckle up. These feisty heroines are going down in infamy!

May be spoilers: 

Pretty Little Mess is part of The Galentine’s Chronicles. It has 11 chapters with an epilogue and is about Cordy and Deacon.

Cordy and her friends decide to do things neither if them would do otherwise. 

Cordy and Deacon meet when she answers his /sister’s ad. 

Definite instaconnection connection/ love. 

I really loved this one. Very funny. Kept a smile on my face the whole way through. 

She’s a virgin and it never asks about his love life.

Super sweet, super steamy. Light spanking. Hot.

This was just a cute story of them getting together. 

Reads fast and easy. 

No real drama, no cheating, no ow/om drama, no separations. 

Epilogue is 5 years out and they are happily married with boys. 

I gave it ★★★★★. Have you read it? What did you think?

  • Faithful-since-meeting 
  • Fast-read 
  • Married-kids
  • Funny
  • Steamy
  • Virgin-heroine 
  • No drama 
  • No separations 

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