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Summary

Fate. Destiny. Karma.... She’s mine.

It all started with a broken heart.
And a breakup party.
Rock stars. Circus freaks. And a bachelorette party.
Too. Much. Booze.
An embarrassing tattoo.
And a twist of fate.

Her name was Danny.

I thought she was the one.
But then I lost her.
And I never thought I’d see her again.
Now...I’m a mess.
I’ve had my heart broken - more than once.
And my band's broken up.
I’ve sworn to myself that I’ll never fall in love again.
Time to focus on new music and my new band.

As soon as I sober up from my latest breakup party....

But then there she is.
Standing in the rain, looking at me.
My dream girl.
My destiny....
Danny.
I missed my chance with her once.
Maybe this time...I’ll get it right.

©2019 Jaine Diamond (P)2022 Jaine Diamond

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loved it

I absolutely love it, I couldn't put it down, I have enjoyed all the dirty books but ash was one of my favourites

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just didn't hold my interest

just didn't hold my interest, I'm sure others would like it but for me a test of endurance. I'm thinking I'll avoid the author going forward, well narrated but they're probably culpable for my lack of engagement too.

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Ashley - my dream book boyfriend

I love love love this book.

Ashley is such a complex beautiful damaged person who just wants to be loved. Enter Danica the lady we all want to be kind caring gentle non judgemental .

Gorgeous story that just keeps giving.

Well done Jaine Diamond every new book becomes my new favourite. No mean feat

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Yesss!

After reading the Dirty books, it’s good to know what happens to Ash. Can’t get enough! I’m looking forward to listening to the rest :)

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loved it

Just loved it, Danika was great for Ash, just hope he doesn't screw it up, it looks like he might.

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fabulous

good narration. well written. will continue with the series. great characters particularly Ash .

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  • Christen
  • 11-11-19

Warning! Do not read before Dylan’s Dirty book!

If you’ve read the Dirty series, this is a spin-off that was released too early in my opinion. It has spoilers that ruined Dylan’s book for me! I’m going to listen of course, but I’m so mad that I already know the outcome. Grrrr! Couldn’t they have just waited until after just one more book!?!
Having said that, if you haven’t read the Dirty series, I would absolutely do that first! But, this book was great! I love Ashley and his girl. I love that she was able to heal him so thoroughly, yet so subtly. Great listening!!!

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  • Heather Confessions Of A Bibliophile Creighton
  • 27-07-20

Ash is finally getting his happy ending!!

💜 Confessions of a Bibliophile Review 💜

Ashley Player is FINALLY getting his happy ending! I have been waiting for sooo long!

Hot Mess by Jaine Diamond is book one of the Player's series but we met Ash awhile ago in the Dirty series.

❝𝑇ℎ𝑒𝑟𝑒 𝑠ℎ𝑒 𝑖𝑠. 𝑆𝑡𝑎𝑛𝑑𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑖𝑛 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑟𝑎𝑖𝑛, 𝑙𝑜𝑜𝑘𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑎𝑡 𝑚𝑒. 𝑀𝑦 𝑑𝑟𝑒𝑎𝑚 𝑔𝑖𝑟𝑙. 𝑀𝑦 𝑑𝑒𝑠𝑡𝑖𝑛𝑦… 𝐷𝑎𝑛𝑛𝑦.❞

This boy has gone through heartbreak after heartbreak and I'm so glad he's finally met his match. I will say I was very interested to see that his story ended up being M/F after Ash was so heavily involved in ménages as well as being bisexual, his story could have gone either way but I adored Danica, I just hope Ash keeps his *bleep* in his pants in the future... otherwise, we may be seeing a bit more of him in the future...

As far as the audio, I've only recently gotten into "listening" to my reads so I have zero complaints as far as the performance, etc.

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  • CAROLYN 🔹🔹🔹🔹🔹🔹
  • 16-10-19

A FLAWLESS ALL-CONSUMING ROCK GOD ROMANCE

Yes, this is a Rockstar romance.. but wow.. wow.. WOW it’s so so much more.. in fact it doesn’t, IMO, come better than this. It’s a refreshingly different approach too as Rock God Ashley Player’s lifestyle spins out of control after breaking away from his band and after yet another heartbreak.. until he sees Danica buying flowers in the rain. This awesome, weighty (16+ hr), slow-burn romance is about a handsome bisexual damaged love-lost Singer and an Interior Designer with a beautiful face and soul.. and, through understanding, emotional support and many wise words, love finally blossoms and blooms. But first there’s a mistaken identity where a sweet second-chance encounter becomes a first chance for Cupid.. and Fate and Destiny does the rest.

A very enjoyable and engaging dual POV storyline which was both well-written and well-paced.. and each chapter overflowed with electrifying feels as Ash’s character development grew and grew. The characters were loveable, loving, smart, giving, sweet and loyal.. and their chemistry connection oozed from the fully-packed chapters as the relationship-driven plot picked up speed, sizzled, smouldered and scorched it’s way to the happy (for now) ending. As well as a beautiful love story, this first slice of the Players series reintroduces you to past characters from the Dirty series and meshes them in with varied new characters. It also includes you in the birth of a brand new all-star grouping and sets the stage for the next book in the now newly formed Players rock band.

Worth a credit? This talented author’s work is truly compelling.. and yes this is (IMO) definitely creditworthy. Jaine Diamond is a new (to me) author and I’m now eagerly going back to slowly pick-off all the previously missed Dirty band members one by one. I would recommend hearing them first if, like me, you missed them because the past member’s relationships are a bit entwined with this story.. however that’s not at all essential - just preferable. Fantastic narration by Ava and Lee brought it to life, injected the feels and made this an unforgettable five star audiobook.

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  • Sonia Hackett
  • 02-08-20

Best Story in the entire Dirty/Players Series!!

This is the story that anyone who has read A Dirty Wedding Night, Dirty Like Seth, and Dirty Like Dylan has been waiting for!! Those stories give a glimpse of Ashley Player, especially Dylan's story, but Hot Mess is all about Ash! If you've read the Dirty Series (hopefully in order), your heart will go out to Ash so by the time you get to his story, you will absolutely love him!! By far my favorite character/story!!

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  • Summer
  • 26-10-19

ABUSLTY LOVE

what can I say love Jaine Diamonds books and Hot Mess is no different. this book delivers all the right feels in all the right places. Lee Samuels and Ava Erickson do a fantastic job of bringing Ashley and Danica to life!! I loved Lee Samuels so much that Im listen to other books he does.

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  • Lottie
  • 15-10-19

Hot Mess of swooning hearts.

OH yes, girls, this was a book I'll read over and over again, because, you never see it coming at the beginning then you cheer them on.

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  • Wonder Woman
  • 22-03-22

OMG! So so Hot!

Absolutely loved the Dirty series and was waiting for Ash’s storyline! It’s so intriguing and incredibly sexy! Also, the narrators are awesome! 5 stars across the board! Xander is next and I cannot wait to dig into his story!

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  • Hopelessly seeking Happily Ever Afters
  • 11-10-21

Ashley & Danica

Audible review. Dual POV. Book 1 in the 4 book Players series. 'Flames & Flowers' is a free novella available on the author's website that gives even more of this couple's HEA. Both narrators did an excellent job. Trigger warnings: drugs and alcohol.

Ashley has suffered heartbreak in both his professional life and his personal life. It all started when his mom left him with his dad and walked away from them both when he was young. After suffering years of missing his mom he finally looked her up only to find out she'd been dead for a year. Falling for all the wrong women and men becomes his pattern until he runs into the woman he thought he'd never see again.

Danica has led a fairly good life up to this point, close family and a successful career in interior design make her feel comfortable with who and where she is. One rainy night on a random errand for her ex she runs into The Ashley Player!!!! Knowing he's intoxicated and has her confused with her twin sister, she slips away to avoid unnecessary drama. Little does Danica know, Ashley is not giving up so easily. JP

Reading Order:
Dirty Like Me* (Dirty #1)
Dirty Like Us (Dirty #0.5; 2)
Dirty Like Brody (Dirty #2; 3)
A Dirty Wedding Night (Dirty #2.5; 4)
Dirty Like Seth (Dirty #3; 5)
Dirty Like Dylan (Dirty #4; 6)
Dirty Like Jude (Dirty #5; 7)
Dirty Like Zane (Dirty #6; 8)
Hot Mess (Players #1)
Filthy Beautiful (Players #2)
Sweet Temptation* (Players #3)
Lovely Madness (Players #4)
Flames and Flowers (Players free novella; 5)

*free bonus epilogue through the author's website.

1st listen 10-04-2

*****Spoiler Alert*****

Seth & Elle have their daughter Emma. Matt joins Ashley & Summer as they start their band. Brody & Jessa get married. Ashley invites Danica to move in.

Epilogue: Ashley watched Matt & Danica together.
Bonus Epilogue: Xander's thinking about their new band. Ashley says he plans to marry Danica. Xander gets a message from his best friend's virgin sister.

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  • Dxxxx
  • 24-09-21

Hot, Sexy, Vulnerable, Passionate, Funny

Ash has so many personality traits that he draws you in and doesn’t let you go! More please, more please, more please! I couldn’t put the book down, but I didn’t want to get to the end of the book either. Through the other books in the Dirty Universe you come to love Ash with his sexy rock star body and playboy ways, and his brokenness that bleeds into everything he does. Hot Mess gives you the background to his life and why he’s looking so hard for love, but it also gives you the woman who can bring him to his knees with her down to earth style and attitude. They come together to make each other better in a tantalizing story that keeps you wondering if they will ever truly get together, but then leaves you dying to know more about how Danica blossoms while she’s with Ash and how he deals with the monogamous relationship. Plus who wouldn’t want to know more about the new band he’s forming? Absolutely can’t wait for Xander’s book and any glimpses given into how Danica and Ashley’s relationship continues to grow. I read the book first, and then listened to the audiobook, and OMG, words are so inadequate to describe the rumblings you feel from this sexy story in audio!

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  • Jaycee Angelman
  • 05-09-21

there is a glitch and it doesn't play

Well I can't hear anything so let's say don't waste your money on this