Mess me up is the first book in the Bear Bottom Guardians series by Lani Lynn Vale. This is a MC Romance. To me it was more of a contemporary romance since the MC was mentioned but did not have a staring roll. The story was very good and did keep my attention, and even made me cry.
The key players in the book are Roman an ex football player who now works as a prison guard and is in the Bear Bottom Guardians MC. Isabella is a hard working house keeper. Both have not had the best lives. Izzy was raised by an abusive father and married an abusive man. Roman was raised by parents who never showed they really cared, but had no qualms about begging for money after Some became famous.
Rome hooked up one drunken night with Tara, not knowing she was dating his best friend. In the after math of that one night Rome looses his best friend and Tara becomes pregnant. Now 4 years later Tara dumps their dying son on him and takes off leaving him to deal with the death of their son.
Izzy was hired by Tara to clean her house and became close friends with the dying boy. After Tara leaves, Rome will do anything to make his sons final days happy so when he asks Rome to call Izzy he doesn't think twice. Unbeknownst to Rome his pen pal who he tells everything to in his letters is none other then Izzy. She doesn't tell him until 6 months after his son dies though. Rome knows he likes Izzy in person and he knows there was a connection with his pen pal but is he ready for a relationship? Izzy has her own issues is she ready ready for a relationship?