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Four wheels move the body. Two wheels move the soul.ANSON: I was just a mercenary back from fighting the good fight overseas. I was on a quest for my father, my roots, looking for answers. Turk Blackburn, Bent Zealots MC Prez, ordered me on a fresh operation to prove myself, my guts, my valor. Infiltrate the Navajo Rez and find out who is claiming the Zealots’ turf, usingFour wheels move the body. Two wheels move the soul.ANSON: I was just a mercenary back from fighting the good fight overseas. I was on a quest for my father, my roots, looking for answers. Turk Blackburn, Bent Zealots MC Prez, ordered me on a fresh operation to prove myself, my guts, my valor. Infiltrate the Navajo Rez and find out who is claiming the Zealots’ turf, using kids to cook drugs.My partner is the famous badge slut, Ormond Tangier, known far and wide for his mad oral skills, his subservience to anyone in uniform. Mercenaries don’t wear badges, but my dominant side soon has me all over that seductive Spanish servant. A man may as well have a few laughs while on a fatal mission. Because these things never end pleasantly.ORMOND: I was flung into a life-or-death battle against the slimy Iceman, leader of a rival MC. Iceman is running all sorts of questionable ops on Bent Zealots land, and now Anson and I have to prove our street creds just to stake a claim in our own backyard.I’m a friend of cops, firemen, and soldiers alike, but suddenly I only want one man ordering me around. Anson Dineyazzie, macho half-breed hired gun, has stolen more than just my heart. This was never supposed to happen. ANSON: I swear I’m never falling for that service bottom Ormond. I’m accomplishing this op and going back to Afghanistan. But I have to wrest control of this Rez land from Iceman and the lethal hit man who has been trailing us. I’d bury anyone who got between me and Ormond. Does that mean I’m in love? God, I hope not. Don’t think I can take that again. Just need to get back onto the open road and blow the dust from my soul.Publisher’s warning: This book is not for the faint of heart. It contains scenes of gay sex, illegal doings, violence, and forced seduction roleplay. There is no cliffhanger and there is a HEA....

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A Gorgeous Mess Reviews

  • Maya
    2019-03-24 01:47

    I do not think I read the same book that received all of these 4-5 Star reviews. The premise is interesting, the writing is juvenile and the dialogue is down right ridiculous at times. I love gritty MC books but this one was just completely lacking for me. The one positive thing I can say is that it was better than the first book.

  • booklover
    2019-03-07 08:36

    ***ARC RECEIVED FOR HONEST REVIEW***This was an absolutely amazing story that kept me gripping on to my handlebars from the start of the road to the end. It was a bumpy road with a lot of twists and turns, and action aplenty, i totally loved it !!!WOW...... I thought Turk and Lock's story was hot and full of action, well this one was definitely on par with their story. Ormond was first encountered in book 1 (Dangerous Reality) when he helps Turk out with "payment" for a speeding violation. Turk decides to start the new MC club The Bent Zealots and recruits Ormond and a few others with the backing of his ex club and his partner, Lock's ex club. When Turk's shop gets robbed and they decide they need to show everyone that just because they are a gay mc club doesn't mean they can be pushed around Turk contacts his old prez who contacts Anson, a mercenary who is on leave indefinitely after suffering ptsd causing his judgement out in the field to be clouded. Ormond and Anson are sent on a job together to find who is making and selling meth in "their backyard" and to put an end to this so as to put the Bent Zealots stamp on their land. While Ormond is an "out and proud" gay Anson isn't and doesn't want to be out, well not to start off with. He's fighting his own other demons too, trying to find out about his father and trying to help his daughter. Anson is desperately fighting his feelings for Ormond, telling himself he needs to find a "civilian wife" but, the longer they are out on the job together the more he realises that isn't going to happen. He still doesn't know if he'll be able to go back to being a Mercenary which is also effecting his feelings towards Ormond.Will he give in to his heart or will he go back to his normal job after he's helped Turk and the Bent Zealots ?Will Ormond's liking of men in uniforms stop now he's met Anson, will he be able to be a one man's man, can he get Anson to admit to how he feels ?? Only one way to find out............

  • The FountainPenDiva, Old school geek chick and lover of teddy bears
    2019-03-20 02:49

    I. Just. Couldn't. Life is too short for books that suck, and this one worked my second to last nerve. Yes, after the first book in this series I should have known but I hoped perhaps the next book would be better. It wasn't. Between such pithy descriptions of the main characters like "the Spaniard" and "the half-breed", with the adjective "sexy" added for emphasis, to the supposedly bad ass biker club that makes the Keystone Cops look more like Law and Order SVU offering sage advice about drug abuse (because "we're nice drug dealers"), I just couldn't. The attempt at BDSM was painful, and not in the way I'd enjoy. Seriously, asking for a safeword in the MIDDLE of a scene with some random stranger? What. The. Fuckety. Fuck??? To be fair, the idea of motorcycle club comprised of gay alpha males is a good one. Given the homophobia of biker culture, how such an organization would earn respect amongst hard core brothers, especially one percenters, would make for really gritty reading. Just, not by this author. The series is a train wreck and reinforces my belief that biker romance overall needs to die. Quickly. I'm done. It's off my Kindle permanently. I need brain bleach.

  • Sue
    2019-02-27 06:32

    As discovered in the first book of The Bent Zealots series, just being gay in a somewhat homophobic world is tough enough...BUT when you are a biker in a club filled with criminal activities, drug dealing and alpha-male womanizers, wanting to play for the other team can be downright deadly and unacceptable. So the new club was formed of mostly gay members but with some sympathetic allies and women who like to hang around and watch men together (knowing they will never be old ladies).In A Gorgeous Mess, Anson is a mercenary and is recruited by Turk (the MC Prez) to find out who is using their club's turf to make and sell drugs.Ormond is a make-up artist to the stars, close personal friend to any man wearing a uniform and is thrown into a partnership with the somewhat closeted Anson. Their first encounters are rough and lacking in any romance...the M/M sex in this book is graphic. Unfortunately, the relationship these men have is lacking an emotional connection at the beginning and it takes a whole lot of club drama, dirty business and some close calls to push these men together into a more intimate and personal connection.A few surprises are left at their doorstep and from what started as an uneasy partnership to bring down some drug cooking dealers, they build a real romantic (albeit dominant and bordering on extreme physical) partnership.Anson is the one who is struggling the most...he wants to know about his father, has a daughter who is on drugs and wants to find her and had no desire to be out and proud as his lover Ormond (or even his fellow MC brothers) fact he doesn't even identify as gay or even bi at first.I really liked the progression of this relationship as well as the growth of Anson, as he realizes what he wants and needs in his life and goes for it. I also liked the reality of the fact that even though the Zealots were a gay MC...there still exists a certain amount of pressure and prejudice even amongst their own ranks. A surprise appearance near the end of the book leaves a door open for more questions and discoveries about his father which I am sure will be in the third book.As with the first very informed going is violent, graphic, contains some themes that are upsetting and depicts male sexuality in its rawest form. The romance aspect is way different from the typical biker book where it's males and females battling it out in bed and in the club...and not two men which completely changes the dynamics.***** 4.5 ***** "open your mind and heart to the possibilities" stars

  • JustJen
    2019-03-25 00:50

    4.5 star review by The Blogger Girls.I loved this story every bit as much as the first book, . A Dangerous Reality This one is a little different though, or I should say the guys are a bit different.We met Ormond in the previous book. He has a badge or uniform kink, in that blowing men in uniform really does it for him. Needless to say, he doesn’t ever get any traffic tickets. He owns up to his slutty ways though, fully admits he is a total cumslut, but he is thinking it is time to start changing his ways.Anson is former military/turned mercenary. He was sent home from the sandbox after it appeared his PTSD was getting the best of him. He returns home to visit the MC to find out more about his elusive father of whom nobody will say a word. In the meantime, at the request of that MC, he takes a job helping out the newly-formed Bent Zealots MC to rid them of their little problem with theft and turf encroaching.Ormond’s knowledge of the rez and experience with the law enforcement earns him a spot as Anson’s partner. Now, here is where these two are different. They are both used to being lovers at a distance. Neither has gotten close to anyone (or at least not in a long time in the case of Anson), and they both like it a bit rough. Ormon likes to be dominated and used, and Anson is more than happy to do the dominating and rough sex. There are no quick declarations of love here, though Ormon realizes pretty early on that Anson is exactly his type. After Anson, he has no desire to submit to random blowjobs. It just takes a little convincing to bring Anson around.Anson gets much more than he bargained for or even knew he desired when he found his home with Ormond and the Zealots. These guys have a different kind of relationship, but it works for them, and it’s easy to see at the end how right they are for each other.This story moves along at a quick pace and has plenty of hot dirty sex and exciting action. I really enjoyed this and love the gay biker gang theme. They are not without their problems, but they are looking to be a force to be reckoned with, and I am looking forward to more of their stories.

  • Susan Foulkes
    2019-03-06 06:44

    The second book of the Bent Zealots MC series does not disappoint. It picks up neatly from book 1 (but can be read as a standalone novel) by re-introducing Ormond, badge slut extraordinaire,from book 1 and introducing Anson, a half breed mercenary,who is asked to take on the job of finding out who is intruding on to the Bent Zealots' turf and exploiting the disaffected youth on the rez.Neither man is on the market for a relationship but the sparks fly from their first encounter. They both try to deny the strength of their feelings but events conspire against them.As with book 1 this is gritty and down and dirty,in both the action and the hot sex. There are fights, explosions and stand off moments, as you would expect in an action story, and our heroes, or rather anti-heroes, do their fair share when it comes to provoking mayhem.However, it is the underlying themes that make this book stand out from what is becoming a crowded genre. MC stories are apparently "the new black" or whatever the literary equivalent is.Neither of these men would ever be voted "citizen of the year" but they both have an inner core of morality, and of wanting to do the right thing, that sets them above the norm. This is seen in their relationships, with each other, with fellow MC members and with family.The writing is, as you would expect from Layla Wolfe, crisp and to the point.She gets her story across succinctly whilst still painting pictures that put you in the scene.Personally, I can't wait for book 3!

  • ♣️ Lynda ♣️
    2019-03-08 06:25

    DNF @ 37% This had such high ratings I decided to give it a go although I found the first book to be mediocre at best. Wow, that was a mistake! The writing to me here is even more ridiculous and hard to follow than the first book. I couldn't even LOL at parts like in the first book because I had NO IDEA what the author was saying! Who says Twatwaffles? or Shillyshallying? WTF are Bowling Ball Eyes?NO MAS!!

  • Donna
    2019-03-10 01:53

    Advance ARC....I loved Anson and Ormond.... Anson, finally free to live open and honest, close his past and welcome a new family... Ormond, finally seeing he's worth so much more, that he deserves to be loved. Didn't like the truck scene (you know) Thought this was great and I can't wait to see where you take us next!!!!Amazing

  • Sheila
    2019-03-11 00:38

    This was an ARC given to me by the author in exchange for a timely and honest review. Before I started reading this one, I read the first in the Bent Zealots series and I'm glad I did because I knew more of the people and had background information I wouldn't have had otherwise.The two main characters are:Ormond, an openly gay biker who is known for doing 'favors' for men in uniforms and Anson who is a straight (as far as the world can see) ex-military, current private mercenery. Both men are living their lives based on false beliefs about themselves and neither one is truly happy.The element of this story that propelled it into 5 stars and beyond was the emotional growth experienced by both men and the maturation of the relationship that develops between them.As I delved in to my reading it didn't matter that I wasn't a non-Caucasian gay or bisexual man and therefore could not possibly understand what that reality was like in our culture. It didn't matter because Ormond and Anson yanked me into their hearts and souls and I had to hang on while external forces violently uprooted them from their stagnant comfort zones and whipped us along for the ride.Both men immediately feel something electric with the other the very first time they met, which results in a rather steamy scene before they even knew one another's names. The realization, very soon after that impulsive incident, that they were going to be working closely together on an important MC job made them both uncomfortable.Anson initially wanted to continue the purely sexual acts with Ormond, without feelings or any other kind of relationship between them . As long as no one found out that he was possibly gay then he felt safe at least, if not happy. A bright happy future with someone he loved and who loved him back wasn't something he ever considered being possible in his future.Ormond, it soon became clear, felt that his sexual skills were all that he had to offer anyone so he didn't mind being that lustful outlet for Anson.Even early in their growing friendship it was apparent that Anson was struggling with his feelings for Ormond. Ormond's sexual past wasn't a secret from anyone, so Anson knew of all the promiscuity. He discovered that he "wanted to whack him upside the head and tell him to get some self-respect...he didn't need to open wide for every chunky in order to feel desirable. That he was desirable without all that." To me, that was a huge turning point for Anson. He started from then on being more open with his affection and feelings with Ormond. He wanted to protect him and make him feel good about himself.Just as Anson had aided Ormond in the realization of his intrinsic worth as a beautiful, kind and truly lovable man, Ormond knew how to best help Anson be more comfortable with who he really was in his sexual orientation and slowly he became more content in just being himself all the time and not only when the two men were alone. Ormond allowed Anson to feel like he was the one in charge in their relationship at all times, always the manly and macho one, even if it was just an illusion at times. Anson may have grown more relaxed in himself and in being a 'them' together, but he was still an alpha male needing to exert his dominance and possession of all things, especially his Ormond.Over the course of the book there is plenty of action and danger and unexpected curveballs life throws at them which serve to bring the characters closer as best friends trusting one another literally with their very lives...but I'll let you read those events on your own. I don't want to ruin a single bit of this beautiful, viscerally moving love story.

  • Valérie
    2019-03-07 02:29

    I received this ARC.I fell in love with this series with the first volume, I had liked the way Layla had kept the appropriate personality of the bikers, it is the raw, cutting writing which doesn’t make in the elegance, but I love it. It’s violent and graphic, and I don’t speak only about the sex, there are no differences between a classic bikers club and that describes by the author. This second volume is in the same lineage, the couple formed by Anson and Ormond is terribly sexy, and nevertheless these two men are very different. We know moreover Ormond, because he had been introduced in «A dangerous reality ".Être homosexuel dans le monde violent et homophobe des motards est très difficile, alors le nouveau club gay est une bouffée d’air frais, qui permet d’exprimer sa passion. Anson est un mercenaire recruté par Turk (héros du premier tome) pour découvrir qui est celui qui vole des drogues dans le dispensaire et pourquoi. C’est un homme qui souffre d’un syndrome post-traumatique, violent et dominant, Ormond est l’opposé complet, maquilleur de stars, il est littéralement accro à tout ce qui porte un uniforme (un cliché irrésistible sous la plume de Layla), ce n'est pas cependant une fleur fragile, ni un innocent. Ils vont faire équipe, le début de la relation est à l’image du mode de vie des bikers, pas de sentiments, pas de tendresse, c’est sale et cru : « je te veux, je te prends ou je veux ».Mais comme dans toute romance, il y a autre chose qui va se profiler certes pas d’une manière traditionnelle, Anson étant très complexe se refusant à se reconnaitre gay, mais étrangement un lien va se créer. Même s’ils essayent de le nier, les évènements vont décider pour eux. Anson et Ormond ne pouvaient pas être plus différents, et pourtant quelque part ils sont semblables et complémentaires. Comme dans le premier volume, le rythme est haletant, si vous cherchez de la douceur, passez votre chemin, nous sommes dans le milieux des motards et même si ce club est particulier, il y a de l’action et du sang, le style est simple et va droit au but, pas dans la finesse. C’est un genre particulier, mais qui ne laisse pas indifférent.

  • Jacque
    2019-03-13 06:27

    I was sitting on the fence when I read the first book in the series. That’s always a disappointment when you can’t decide if you liked it or not. However, I decided to give A Gorgeous Mess a try just to see if it was me or the book. And… I find this second book much better than the first.I think it was Ormond that got me. Badge slut and a special effect make artist? So yeah, he’s a sub and has a thing for men in authority, plus being a biker. But the artist thing I just found completely out there. Anson for me at first seems to be an odd combination of merc and PTSD. Their first meeting was a fairly hardcore ‘wham bam thanks for the BJ, man’ moment. Followed up by a unexpected ‘uh oh’ when it turns out Anson is a friend of Turk’s and he’s there to help them out. Yeah I found that a wincer especially since Ormond is out and proud and Anson, not so much. Both have deep personal issues they need to deal with which made for some intense moments. Still quite a bit of harsh language here and plenty of characters with the craziest names for bikers I have ever heard. Twinkletoes, Dipstick, Thymus Gland? *Shakes head* The sex while fairly tasty does have a few dubious moments where I was wondering if was forced or was it consensual. As in the first book, expect violence and drugs. Still, readers of MC and gay bikers will enjoy Layla Wolfe’s Bent Zealots.I received this book from the JeepDiva for the express purposes of an honest review. The opinions and rating of this review are solely mine and in no way was I compensated.Stars - 4, Flames - 4

  • Alison Chewning
    2019-03-26 01:32

    ~~ I was given an ARC for an honest review ~~A Gorgeous Mess by Layla Wolfe was another sexy book in the series. Holy Cow this book was sexy and action packed loved every minute of it. A Gorgeous Mess (The Bent Zealots MC, #2) continues after A Dangerous Reality. In which Ormond a member of the Bent Zealots MC helps out when Turk also a member of the Zealots store is robbed. Turk calls his Prez after the robbery and having problems with the local Indians from the Reservation. Turk's Prez sends Anson who is a mereanary who is on leave for a mission that went wrong. Ormond and Anson are sent out to see who was behind the robbery and dealing meth in their territory. Ormond is a proud gay man who isn't afraid to show the real him out in public. Anson is dealing with his daughter who is using meth and trying to find out what happened to his father.Holy smokes this book was fantastic I couldn't put it down. Loved Anson and Ormond being together. Also loved all the guys from the Bent Zealots.Can not wait to see what happens next and to follow The Bent Zealots on more adventures.

  • Marinieves Cordero
    2019-03-10 05:47

    4.5 stars! While reading this story my thoughts were that it is incredible that the theme of being part of the MC's world it’s a common denominator with the first book but the author wrote to completely different stories in terms of the events of the same. Anson and Ormond couldn't be more different but at the same more alike. Anson has been asked to help Turk and Ormond is his partner in trying to discover the reason and who is behind the robbery at Turk's dispensary. Also Anson wants to find the truth about his background.One of the things I like about this story is the easiness of the relationship between Anson and Ormond. Anson still needs to admit his truth and Ormond needs to learn to value himself. They complement each other well.Between bikers, killings, self-discovery and finding the truth this book is action packed.The author made sure the characters are well written. I am seriously hoping for more books in the series. ARC received from the author in exchange for an honest review

  • Sheri
    2019-03-06 05:34

    After reading A Dangerous Reality, I became a huge fan of Layla Wolfe's. Her writing is quirky, with a touch of humor, and the way she describes the scenery of Arizona...pure magic. Plus, I so love the names she gives these bikers! I was super excited to dive in to A Gorgeous Mess with the hunks of the Bent Zealots MC. I was happy to have some followup with Turk and Lock. I love those two! The cast of characters in this book are totally on point with the story. Each have their own unique style that makes these books so fun to read!A Gorgeous Mess is the story of Ormond and Anson. Both strong and handsome, and each wrestling with their own demons. Ormond and Anson's smoldering passion for each other was smokin' hot and the sex was intense! Fireworks! Anson might be my new favorite Zealot! (Sorry, Lock!) Kudos to you, Layla! I'm ready to get my next Bent Zealot fix!*Copy given for an honest review.

  • LennaWright-Berry
    2019-03-24 00:49

    This was a fantastic read worth more then 5 stars. Talk about Dom/Sub, wow with their dirty talking you can image what they are going though in their emotions. Anson happens to be Riker (Bare Bones old brother) one of many kids whats to know what happened to his old man but in the beginning he is at the Bare Bones Club House and Ford wont tell him againt unless he helps out Turk with finding who stolen Turks weed, a test of trust for Anson in exchange for info on Riker. Thats were he meets up with the badge chancing deep throater Spanish hotty Ormond. These two got it bad for each other but one is still deeply in the closet and is afraid to pop is head out for a second, but the sex scenes are sizzling.

  • Lee Todd
    2019-02-25 05:36

    * I was given an ARC for an honest reviewI read this book as a stand alone (this being my first Layla Wolfe story I've read).I enjoyed the alternating POV's between Anson and Ormond but found some of the dialogue to be too flowery and eloquent for a bunch of gay bikers (a little more realism would be good).My overall impression was that this was a good story....not a great story.

  • Jolene
    2019-03-08 08:39

    I received a copy in exchange for an honest review. Loved how this continues over from A Dangerous Reality. It was great how it told how one question their own sexuality and find the answers they need. Really liked how the old characters and new characters seamlessly combine.

  • Becky Lewis
    2019-02-23 04:31

    So I didn't know how I would like a book about gay men since I had never read one before, but this book was good. It actually surprised me how good it was. And adding bikes into made it all that much better. Excellent writing skill. Loved the book. Now off to read the first one of the series lol.

  • Tovah Levine
    2019-03-03 08:35

    all I can say is HOT! The actual passion these guys shared was epic, they just knew what buttons to push and what not to push. they ripped my heart out in the beginning and by the end they mended it back together.

  • Lisa Brick
    2019-03-24 00:50

    rating to's hard to do on my phone.

  • Terry
    2019-03-02 05:30

    ARC- I relly liked badge slut Ormond and I'm glad he found his soul mate . I loved the relationship of Ormond and Anson. I really glad Anson found love , and peace he deserves it . Great job Layla .

  • Andrea Gillan
    2019-03-01 06:25

    Mercinary to mushyAnson is home from Afghanistan looking for his father. He is sent to help Turk with the Bent Zealots and finds more than he bargained for.

  • T.L. Reeve
    2019-03-06 00:51

    Four wheels move the body. Two wheels move the soul.ANSON: I was just a mercenary back from fighting the good fight overseas. I was on a quest for my father, my roots, looking for answers. Turk Blackburn, Bent Zealots MC Prez, ordered me on a fresh operation to prove myself, my guts, my valor. Infiltrate the Navajo Rez and find out who is claiming the Zealots’ turf, using kids to cook drugs.My partner is the famous badge slut, Ormond Tangier, known far and wide for his mad oral skills, his subservience to anyone in uniform. Mercenaries don’t wear badges, but my dominant side soon has me all over that seductive Spanish servant. A man may as well have a few laughs while on a fatal mission. Because these things never end pleasantly.ORMOND: I was flung into a life-or-death battle against the slimy Iceman, leader of a rival MC. Iceman is running all sorts of questionable ops on Bent Zealots land, and now Anson and I have to prove our street creds just to stake a claim in our own backyard. I’m a friend of cops, firemen, and soldiers alike, but suddenly I only want one man ordering me around. Anson Dineyazzie, macho half-breed hired gun, has stolen more than just my heart. This was never supposed to happen.ANSON: I swear I’m never falling for that service bottom Ormond. I’m accomplishing this op and going back to Afghanistan. But I have to wrest control of this Rez land from Iceman and the lethal hit man who has been trailing us. I’d bury anyone who got between me and Ormond. Does that mean I’m in love? God, I hope not. Don’t think I can take that again. Just need to get back onto the open road and blow the dust from my soul.Okay, where to begin? When we last left the Bent Zealots, they were just forming their MC. Things are still in the works. Turk and Locke are going strong, but someone is poaching on their weed and on their turf. Enter Anson and Ormond.It took me a minute to realize who Ormond was. Yes, I know I just read Turks book a little over a month ago, but I had a momentary lapse of synapses output. (I had a brain fart.) So, as soon as I realized who Ormond was, I became giddy. Ormond is the badge chaser. He loves a man in uniform and will do anything…I repeat…anything to get info when needed or to help himself out of a ticket.Anson is a rode hard and hung up wet kind of guy. He’s battle hardened and in the closet. On some mandatory R&R, he decides to head back to the Bare Bones to find his father but instead is offered a job with the promise of intel on his pops, Riker. But, what he also finds out is that his teenage daughter is a meth-head and in serious need of help because, she’s also pregnant. So, Anson takes the job in hopes of a, learning more about his dad and b, finding his daughter. This Bent Zealot book ran a little slower, which isn’t a bad thing. In the first book, everything was action forward. There weren’t lulls in the story and it seemed to have several different plot threads woven into one book. Anson and Ormond on the other hand, ran at an even keel, which I loved. It was nice to focus on the characters. Their ideology. I loved that both men were polar opposites, or seemed to be that way, but when you caught a glimpse of them individually and together with both of their guards down, you see two men yearning for the same thing.Ormond’s story in the beginning twisted my stomach. He knew what was happening wasn’t right, but even then, there was a thread of vulnerability to him. He even questions himself afterwards with the age old why me mentality. Why did this happen? Could I have done something different? Then he questions whether or not he wants to continue down the path he’s on.Anson on the other hand is a worrier. If his brothers found out about his dalliances would they accept him? Does he really want to go back to the desert? Is he really ready to settle down? He’s a complicated PTSD kind of guy. It hits him sometimes when he’s least expecting it and he even makes the comment, “when I’m on my meds, I feel clearer.” Of course I’m paraphrasing it, but you can tell the difference in his character. He’s not quick to knock someone out, and he’s reasonable.I did enjoy Brick Mantooth. I actually feel bad for the kid. He’s doing something he shouldn’t be, but he wants to make money for his family. He’s a stand up kid in my book, because the way I look at it is this, what would you do to make sure your family is taken care of? And of course, Twinkletoes…who doesn’t love him? By far my favorite character.Overall, I enjoyed the book. I loved the slower pace. I continuously told myself one more page and ended up reading another chapter. I can’t wait to see what happens next. Please tell me Moog gets a book soon. The good doctor is another of my favorites and I can’t wait for his story.

  • Gaele
    2019-03-08 06:48

    Have you ever met something that was so wrong it was so utterly right? The first moment of a frozen hot chocolate, or a spiced hot chocolate that has a little bite from the inclusion of cinnamon and peppers? That sort of moment when everything you are says that something shouldn’t work so well – but it does anyway, and you want more.That is exactly the tone that Layla Wolfe has struck in her Bent Zealots MC series, and the latest book in the series, A Gorgeous Mess, is ringing all the bells in perfect harmony. These are bikers: so the language carries the ability to make sailors blush, the men are broken and not always nice people, there is violence and gore, and some incredibly hot scenes that focus on power shifts between the two men in this developing relationship. And still, this is a male-male love story, full of heart, insecurities, revelations and emotions.I would suggest that you read book one, A Dangerous Reality first: information about the background of the club, as well as an introduction to one of the main characters in this story, Ormand, is important to really understand some background, even as Wolfe does make efforts to provide some information along the way. At any rate, whether or not you’ve read the first, you will find yourself unable to resist it.In this story, Ormand is given his chance at something more than his usual, and strangely empty encounters that have been his stock in trade for the last few years. A badge bunny, his predilection for dominant men in uniform has damaged his self-esteem. Ormand is hard not to like: by far the least ‘biker’ of all the men in the Zealots, his exotic Spanish looks, his ability to read people and his work in special effects prosthetics add depth and body to his character. But it is his heart, the little boy lost under the good humor, thoughtful comments and assurance in his abilities as a solid power bottom that bring light and make him someone you want to know.Anson on the other hand is a ptsd-suffering, hard as nails somewhat isolated and isolating man: a mercenary for a US contractor in Afghanistan, he has serious conflicts in his life: from his early years as a half-Navaho boy on the reservation to the shame about his sexuality, and his boat-load of anger doesn’t help. Riding the ragged edge of control, deep within there is a man who needs love and acceptance: but mostly from himself. With a daughter he barely knows whose mother died as a result of illness and drug addictions, Anson is on “leave’ from his job, and has decided to fix some of his past.Mixed in with the action: the threats from other clubs, drug chefs, cartels and even some internal dust-ups between Anson and the patched-in members of the Bent Zealots, Ormand and Anson’s relationship starts to grow on both of them: almost without them noticing. While Anson is never wholly comfortable with defining himself as a gay man, there is, quite early on, no doubting his desire for Ormand, even if it is wholly a sexual thing at first. Because, Ormand sees the man beneath the carefully constructed façade, and isn’t afraid of him. Not much at least.And this is where the story is so wrong it is right: two broken and damaged people: and they are both VERY broken, should not feel so right and complete. But Anson and Ormond are broken in ways that the other can fix, pushing them toward healing and growing personally even as their relationship is solidifying into permanent. Both men were craving family: one that loves and accepts you without question and do they ever get that, and more.Language, action, violence, drugs, racism, anger, heat and heart are all packed into this story, and I can’t help but want more. Fans of Motorcycle Romance will love this gritty story!I purchased an eBook copy of the title for my own library. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.

  • Emma Allsop - Perusing Princesses
    2019-03-18 04:35

    4 CrownsBook 2 in The Bent Zealots MC series. This series is a spin-off from the authors Bare Bones MC series. However you do not need to have read those books or indeed book 1 in this series as it can be read as a standalone.Ormond Tangier - Special effects make-up artists to the stars, Member of the newly formed Bent Zealots MC and self-confessed badge slut. Ormond's naturally submissive personality means he thrives on the attention he gets from an alpha male in a powerful position. So when he is partnered on a job with the very straight and extremely dominant Anson, he is soon forgetting all about his usual need for a badge and finds himself in need of the 1 man that may be out of his reach.Anson Dineyazzie - Mercenary, Half Native american and very much in the closet. Back in the U.S and suffering from the effects of time spent in the Middle East, at 37 he is determined to find out more about his father, a member of the Bare Bones MC. Turk Blackman, the Prez of BZ can help, but he needs Anson to help him as well. Tasked with finding out who is using reservation kids on the Zealots turf to cook up Meth, he is paired up with the stunningly handsome Ormond. And that might be the biggest task of all - excepting his true sexuality or staying away from a man that has him feeling things he doesn't want to.This is a great series. Heavy on the club action, unlike other MC reads this club is made up of gay men. Each story comes with both the club action that I love, but also focuses on 2 characters that each have issues holding them back from finding true happiness.Ormond is openly gay but is also a man that has a very specific kink. This however masks the fact that he is lonely and actually suffers with self confidence about finding someone that can love him. It means that he only ever enters into empty relationships that often leave him unfulfilled.Anson on the switch side is destined to stay in the closet. No-one knows he is gay and he has kept that side of himself active only overseas. When in the U.S he will only sleep with women and has a troubled 17 year old daughter to lay testament to that. Ormond however has the power to make Anson change his rules and take risks he has never taken before. So the question is - Can these 2 very different men with a strong attraction to each other, step out of the comfort zones they have created to protect their hearts. Well you will need to 1-click yourself and find out.If like me you love your MC and M/M romance, then this series is a MUST READ. It is a real insight into both the dealings of an MC, Native American traditions and of finding love when and with a person you don't intend to. Well done Ms Wolfe, a great sequel to this unique MC series.

  • Feliz
    2019-03-13 05:25

    more of a 3.5 or 3.75, if only for the awesome setting desciptions. If you think about reading this book, then seriously, read the publisher’s warnings first, and heed them if you think any of them might come too close to your comfort zone. The warnings are all true. Plus, those heroes aren’t nice people. They deal in drugs - on a grand scale – and use drugs, they kill and maim without scruple in territorial fights or in revenge and think of women as objects of utility. But they also rescue a truckload of abused dogs (literally; this was the hardest part to read of this book for me); they adopt abandoned babies and fall in love and appreciate the harsh beauty of the land they live on. The setting was this book’s greatest strength. Arizona, the Navajo reservation are painted in vivid colors; the descriptions transported me right there on the barren, rubbish-strewn plains. I also felt I got a good impression of the people living there, people who are so poor they’d do anything to survive, even connive at crime of all sorts, if they don’t commit it themselves. Powerful and depressingly realistic. Same as the background plot; all those things – the meth labs, rivaling drug gangs, cartel killers, the desperate youths – fit the set and made a great stage. The romance part, on the other hand…well. If you take away all the swearing, the manhandling and crudity, Anson and Ormond’s relationship boils down to an insta-love, match-made-in-heaven thing. One blowjob and bam! Cupid’s arrow hits the bull’s eye. Which isn’t necessarily a bad thing, but a bit of a letdown as against the awesome background setting. Anson and Ormond are both deeply flawed men – Anson with his mercenary, PTSD backstory and Ormond with his lack of self-respect and his obsession with figures of authority. They both weren’t exactly likable. The fact that they grew on me despite myself would be testament to skilled writing, though. But their dialogue – I realize they are people in a book, but they talk like people in a book, too. Which, compared with their swearing and dirty talk, just made me cringe. All in all, if you like a loud, fast-paced read and don’t mind crudeness and violence, if you like your heroes flawed and tough with a well-hidden softer side, you’ll certainly enjoy this book. Once again I can only confirm the publisher’s warning: This book is not for the faint at heart.reviewed for

  • Niki Driscoll
    2019-03-03 06:51

    This is book 2 in the Bent Zealots series and as a sequel it does not disappoint. I have found that in most continuations of an original story that some of what attracted you to the original is lost and I am happy to say that is not the case with A Gorgeous Mess. The focus of the storyline may have been centered on the relationship of our favorite badge bunny Ormand and in the closet bad ass mercenary Anson but it still dealt with the development their club. Being a gay biker is not an easy task and comes with its own set of problems. Anson and Ormands relationship starts as a typical Ormand pick up but quickly grows to more as they are thrown together day after day in joint task. I enjoyed getting to know more about the MC members and watching as Anson and Ormand grow as individuals. This is not a flowers and candy type of book, it deals with really dark topics and is a very graphic view of what it means to live and be a biker. I found the story to be well written, presented in a realistic fashion and it kept my attention to the very end. I look forward to the next adventure of the Bent Zealots MC.

  • Sassy Beta Reading & Review
    2019-03-15 02:35

    I loved book 1 of this series and was expecting this one to be as intense and breathtaking as book 1 but it wasn't at first. It took me a bit to really get into the story. The beginning just didn't grab my attention. It seemed to drag on and was overly detailed. After the first few chapters is when the story picked up for me. Once it got going, I really liked it. This book had action, suspense, D/s, hot m/m sex, but no real romance per se. Yes the two characters realized they were meant for each other and didn't want anyone else, but there was no real declaration of love.This can be read as a stand alone. The story concept was good, the characters dialogue flowed nicely, but the detailed descriptions were overdone in my opinion in the beginning but leveled off as the story progressed making it an enjoyable read. All in all, a good read. I am anxious to read more of the Bent series.Would I recommend this book? YesWould I read more from this author? Yes...bout ready to start her Bad to the Bone Series (which I think this series is a spin off from)Sassy Beta Reading &

  • LLEPBook Blog
    2019-02-27 07:53

    A Gorgeous Mess is the second book in the Bent Zealot MC series. In this book, we are treated with Ormond and Anson. We briefly met Ormond in the first book, A Dangerous Reality. Let's just say that A Gorgeous Mess hits the mark with the dirty and gritty M/M erotica. I mean, who doesn't want to read about some hot man on man biker action? I knew Ormond would be quite the character from his brief scene in his first book and I was not disappointed. He is scorching in this book. Anson is the newbie in this book, who is dealing with some drama. The story line with Anson and Ormond is great and you feel the connection between these two characters. I loved seeing Twinkletoes again! He made me laugh in the first book. So good to see he made an appearance in this one as well. A Gorgeous Mess delivers to you an action filled book that has some very hot and sexy m/m scenes. You won't be disappointed with A Gorgeous Mess.Reviewed by ShannonLLEP Review Team

  • Tanya Rae ~ TaSTy WordGasms
    2019-02-25 00:38

    I am one of those lucky people that received this ARC for an honest review. I really enjoyed reading A Gorgeous Mess by Layla Wolfe. After all I get to read about 2 gorgeous men that fall in love with each other. Now this book is not for everyone. You seriously need to read the WARNING: "PUBLISHER'S WARNING: This book is not for the faint of heart. It contains scenes of gay sex, illegal doings, violence, and forced seduction roleplay. There is no cliffhanger and there is a HEA." If you do not like reading m/m reads then stay away from this book.This story is about Anson Dineyazzie a thirty-seven year old gorgeous half breed mercenary and Ormond Tangier is a Spaniard from Spain. A tall good looking man with periwinkle blue eyes. Ormond is a make-up artist that loves a man in uniform. He is the bottom. Enough, of me telling you about these hunks. You need to read this book as long as you are okay with the WARNING!!!!I give A Gorgeous Mess 4.5 OOOOo's (O's for Orgasms)