Review ~ A Mess of a Man by A.M. Hargrove

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From USA TODAY BESTSELLING authors of Cruel and Beautiful, A.M. Hargrove and Terri E. Laine bring a new full-length standalone New Adult Contemporary Romance. This novel includes mature content, not suitable for younger readers. (Rated R)

Womanizer, Man Whore, Player, Heartbreaker are all familiar names to Ben Rhoades. He prefers Money Man or Sex God, but he doesn’t let other people’s opinions rule him. And he’s only gotten worse without his compass, his best friend, whose devastating death at a young age has taught him a valuable lesson about not getting too close to anyone … ever. Until one smart and stubborn woman with eye-catching curves throws him for a loop and refuses to be tamed.

Samantha Calhoun has her life on track even after the shattering break-up with the guy she’d thought she’d wanted to marry. With her chin held high, she focuses on her career, building her business and making a success of it all. Only a chance meeting has her lost in a set of alluring steel gray eyes that have her steps faltering and her heart leaping out of her chest. Forewarned by not-so-flattering rumors plus his no-holds-bar rules, she tries desperately to play his game while guarding her heart.

Only they have no idea of the journey they’re about to undertake when their lives collide. Ultimately they’ll tackle the biggest test of their lives because she is his game changer. The one, who through the ensuing wreckage, can domesticate the mess of a man that he is.


This was the very first novel that I have read of A.M. Hargrove, and it was an absolute pleasure to read a book this good! Hargrove does a fantastic job in setting a delicious storyline which will have her readers begging for more – just like the lead character Ben Rhoades does his leading lady Samantha Calhoun.

When we are introduced to Samantha our heart breaks for her after her slimy ex boyfriend dumps her and she decides to become easy and carefree. This new lifestyle works out excellent once she cannot resist the hot, heartbreaker Ben Rhoades. Ben’s reputation as a womanizing, manwhore gets back to the saintly Sam, who has a decision to make.

The chemistry between Ben and Samantha are off the charts and the sex scenes are out of the world in the heat they create! Be forewarned and prepared that Hargrove has the ability to make you want more after reading the hot sex scenes between the two. Hargrove’s ability to write scenes that are this sexy and hot is a talent.

A Mess of a Man also shows the softer side of Ben, as he is dealing with the loss of his childhood best friend. Hargrove does a fantastic job in developing Ben’s character, ensuring that he is a well rounded character. Readers are able to see his softer side, his fears and his thoughts with the loss of his best friend. The tragic loss spills over into his private life with Sam and it will leave you stunned.

A Mess of a Man is a definite must read and addition to your To-Be-Read Shelf. If you are into sexy, hot, men who can swoon you off your feet, then Ben Rhoades is the man for you. Hargrove showcases her writing style and ability in the phenomenal love scenes between the two characters and writes a storyline that is highly addictive. Don’t forget to pick up A Mess of a Man and add it to your list to be read! You won’t regret!



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