Beautiful Mess (Rock ‘n Ink Series) by Kasey Lane
Overview by Publisher:
When attorney Jami Dillon strides into the conference room to meet her new client, she’s stopped in her tracks by an all-too familiar figure. Jackson Paige. He’s her tall, tattooed, and sexy as hell hook up from law school-who also broke her heart.
Jackson Paige was, in fact, Jax Pain, the drummer of Manix Curse.
That thing in Jami’s chest tightened, making it hard to breathe.
Jackson Paige, aka Jax Pain, has worked hard to put that unfor-frickin-gettable fling behind him and the nasty secret that made him leave her. Truth is, life as the playboy drummer of Portland’s hottest metal band hasn’t helped him to forget the fiery, sexy woman who stole his heart. Lucky for him, Jami was just hired as his band’s new attorney. But when he sees the look on her face when she realizes who her new client is, Jax wonders if maybe being this close to her again isn’t such a great idea. The explosive chemistry is there, but so are the dark secrets…
Look at this cover!!! How could I resist this book?! The model that portrays Jax is hot, hot, hot! I know you aren’t supposed to judge a book by it’s cover, but this one definitely got my attention!
Jax and Jami have a past together that didn’t end well. Things have changed and they get a second chance. It’s how that second chance unwinds that is so interesting and yes, hot!
Jax gave up law school so that he could persue what he really wanted – being a tattoo artist and being in a band. Jami however, followed the path that was prescribed for her by her horrible parents. She became a lawyer and works in a firm that she doesn’t like.
What makes this book work for me was how the story isn’t just about Jax and Jami and sex. It’s about the evolution of Jami and how she starts to actually live. We see it through her interactions with her brother Mason, her challenging relationship with her parents and the second chance she gets with Jax.
While Jax feels confident in the choices he has made, he never forgot Jami and how their relationship ended. This book deals with ‘second chances’ realistically. The same problems that caused issues to begin with are still there and they have to deal with them. They also have really hot sex!
A fun read! I definitely liked seeing buttoned up Jami fall for the tattooed bad boy Jax all over again!