Release Blitz Review: A Fine Mess by Kelly Siskind

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A Fine Mess
Author: Kelly Siskind
Series: Over The Top, #2
On Sale: August 2, 2016
Publisher: Forever
Format: eBook
Price: $3.99 USD

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Some guys should come with a warning label…

Sawyer West is Mr. One-Night Stand. He doesn’t do relationships or promises or feelings. He’s never cared enough to get involved. Until Lily Roberts. She’s sweet and shy and sexy as sin, and resisting her is testing his self-control. She believes Sawyer can be a better man, and for the first time in his life, he wants to be. But change isn’t easy, and Sawyer would do anything to protect Lily from his past self. Even break his own heart…


Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Kelly Siskind is one of my newest favorite authors of the year. After reading the first book in the Over the Top series, My Perfect Mistake, I was instantly a fan. I love her writing style and humor. I was super excited for the chance to be part of the blog tour for the second book in the series, A Fine Mess.

A Fine Mess was another witty, sex romance like My Perfect Mistake. It was also something more. The story went a little deeper this time. It delved into issues I didn’t expect. I knew there would be a love triangle for Lily, with her attraction to Sawyer and fear of giving up her long-time boyfriend, Kevin. I just didn’t realize Lily’s backstory would be deeper than her relationship with Kevin. Kelly Siskind did a wonderful job with Lily and her issues. She really made them relatable and understandable. They way Lily accepted her past, dealt with it and made the changes she needed to move forward was inspiring.

Sawyer was definitely swoonworthy. His support of Lily was so sweet. Although, he was pretty stupid when it came to his own issues. I wanted to throttle him a couple of times, but he totally made up for being hard-headed in the end.

Lilly and Sawyer’s romance wasn’t just all about their personal growth, though. It was also about their connection and chemistry. They could read each other beautifully and that carried over to their time between the sheets. Their comfort with each other combined with the nine months spent pining for each other made for some extremely hot sexy times.

I truly loved A Fine Mess. It was a beautifully written romance. There was just the right amount of humor, turmoil and depth. I can’t recommend it enough. It’s a must-read for romance readers. I would highly suggest this book and the rest of the Over the Top series. I can’t wait to find out what’s up next in the next book for Raven and Nico!


She holds up her new treasure. “Found a good one.” The blue stone in the center of the ring catches the light of a nearby lamp, the thick band decorated with filigree.

“Okay,” I say. “You first.”

She swallows and peeks at me from below her lashes. “There was this man.” Another swallow. “He was a soldier about to be shipped off to war.” She scrapes her teeth over her bottom lip. “He bought this ring but didn’t propose to his girl before he left. He was afraid. He didn’t think he’d do right by her. But he held on to it during every battle, and every horrible night. When he got home and realized he was being foolish”—she looks at me with glassy eyes—“the girl had fallen for someone else.”

Single Lily fights dirty.

My pulse kicks up a notch as I approach her. I stop a foot away and hold out my hand. “The ring, please.”

Trembling slightly, she places it in my palm, her fingers grazing my skin.

“A man,” I say, turning the band over, “proposed to the girl of his dreams with this ring.” I step closer. “He worshipped her. I mean, she was hot as fuck”—eye roll numero cinco—“but they were meant to be, like real soul mates. Then the unthinkable happened.” I shift my feet until there’s barely an inch between us.

Self-control at DEFCON 2.

“What happened?” she whispers.

I grin. “A car fell on her. Freak accident. Dropped from the second story of a parking garage. Nasty mess.” I grab her hand and place the ring on her finger as she mumbles something about my maturity. I knock her toe with mine. “Quiet. I’m not done.” Numero seis. I clear my throat. “Although the man loved his wife more than anything, he pawned the ring. He knew it was special. He hoped the next person to buy it could be as lucky in love as he was.”

That stops the eye rolls.

She looks at the ring, then at me, then back and forth again.

Her lips part. Her chest rises.

Sirens ring: DEFCON 1.

I’m a thrill seeker. Cliff jumping, fast cars, steep slopes—you name it, I love it. The adrenaline rush gives me Spidey-sense, and my pulse shoots from one hundred to 220 in ten seconds flat.

Leaning in to kiss Lily is like skydiving without a chute.

I don’t give her time to turn me down, not a moment for either of us to overthink. Heart in my throat, I taste her lips. Yep, strawberry. She’s soft and tentative, then eager, a whimper escaping when our tongues swipe. I grip her harder and walk until I have her pressed against a table. She tugs my hair. I grab her ass. The next whimper is louder, the sound shredding what’s left of my self-control. I need to hear what other sounds she makes, need to hear her fall apart. Will she chant my name or pray to her maker? Will she scream or groan? Our mouths move faster, hands greedier, my jeans barely containing me. If I don’t stop soon, we’ll be giving these antiques enough stories for another century.

By the time I pull away, she’s swallowed my heart.

Over The Top Series


My Perfect Mistake, #1
A Fine Mess, #2

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Kelly Siskind CREDIT Eirik Dunlop

A small-town girl at heart, Kelly moved from the city to open a cheese shop with her husband in Northern Ontario. When she’s not neck deep in cheese or out hiking, you can find her, notepad in hand, scribbling down one of the many plot bunnies bouncing around in her head.

She laughs at her own jokes and has been known to eat her feelings-Gummy Bears heal all. She’s also an incurable romantic, devouring romance novels into the wee hours of the morning.






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