A Graceful Mess by Nacole Stayton

Title: A Graceful Mess
Author: Nacole Stayton
Publication Date: August 25, 2013
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Hiding behind the anguish from my past, my coyness seeps off of me like an aroma. I have felt like a stranger in my own skin, trying to claw my way out for far too long, allowing very few people to see past my façade…until my eyes met with his. I felt a sudden rush of energy all the way to my core. It jolted me in ways I never thought possible.
Never in a million years would I have expected to be in the mess I am today. It all leads back to the night Parker Porter turned my world upside down. The night his hazel eyes undressed me, peeling away the layers of the woman I tried so hard to be. He awoke desires that burned deep within me and changed me in one quick glance, leaving me vulnerable and exposed, picking up the shattered pieces of my carefully constructed life…a life I should not be living…a life I was not born into, but placed into by the state of Maine.Parker opened a door that I am far from closing until I have answers and am able to face the life I was destined to live. I just have to decide if his love is worth the mess.

“They say be careful of the quiet ones.” –Grace


I immediately became a fan of Nacole’s after reading her debut novel so I was very excited to read this new one. I was so happy that the storyline was something different than others that are currently out in this particular genre. That alone kept me interested to see what would happen next.

A Graceful Mess moves at a great pace, there are enough details provided and the character development is one that made me feel connected to Parker and Grace. And, while I didn’t love Parker as much as I loved Kyler (from The Upside of Letting Go), he still brought the HEAT! Great second book from Ms. Stayton
DISCLAIMER: I received a complimentary copy of A Graceful Mess in exchange for an honest review.
At first I wrote to see if I could do it. I surely didn’t grow up and think I wanted to be a writer. A good friend and author peer of mine, said “I’ll do it if you will,” and so we did. When I was writing my first novel I wanted it to mean something. The Upside of Letting Go is my soul on paper. When it hit Amazon’s top 100 and became a bestselling novel, it was a magical day. I had succeeded. After that, I wrote because I couldn’t stop. Characters roamed my brain day in and day out, and there A Graceful Mess was thought of. I wanted to try my hand a something a little spicier. Still, AGM has a meaning that I hope people walk away from it with, but it is also sex on a stick. It was so fun to write, and I love reading reviews where readers rant about the sexiness of Parker Porter. But truthfully, I write stories that hopefully reach someone and convey messages. If my words reach one reader and help them, or let them know they’re not alone, then my job is done. That’s why I write.

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  1. Carol Savoy says:

    Oh yes! I want this book!

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