Thursday, April 10, 2014

Review: A Beautiful Mess by T.K. Leigh

A Beautiful Mess (Beautiful Mess, #1)


What happens when you lose everyone that promised they would always be there for you? How can you protect the few pieces of your shattered heart that remain?

Olivia Adler is a woman with a troubled past. After losing her parents at the young age of six and being raised by an uncle who she lost years later, she refuses to get attached to anyone, including friends. For the past decade, she has been able to remain unattached to any man, too worried about losing someone to get too close. Until Alexander Burnham walks into her life one night and changes everything. But he has issues of his own. And he’s keeping a secret that could turn Olivia's world upside-down. Will Olivia let Alexander in enough for him to get close and protect her from a force threatening her very existence, or will she push him away, scared of letting Alexander in, in order to protect her heart?

A Beautiful Mess is the first installment of a three part series sure to captivate the heart with a story of secrets, courage, and love.

Recommended for ages 18 and up due to sexual situations, language, and mild violence.

Wow… I am a new fan and lover of Mr. Burnham… I didn’t know what I was missing.

This novel has been sitting in my TBR for a little while now, coming highly recommended by several readers, but I never seem to have the time to sit down and bump it up on my list. I’m very angry with myself for not meeting Mr. Burnham sooner!!!

This story is so full of twists and turns. Olivia has a painful past, only she can’t remember it all… Afraid to get close to anyone for fear of them leaving her. Until Alexander walks into her life that is…

Alexander spent his entire life mourning the loss his childhood best friend. Everywhere he turned he thought he would see her. When Olivia literally bumped into his life, his world was turned upside down. Owning his own private security company he makes it his mission to protect her, only she doesn’t know the true danger lurking around the corner.

This story tugged my heartstrings! Mr. Alexander Burnham.. Swoon!! Olivia is a very self-conscious woman but when Alexander is around all self control is thrown out the window, she has never felt more alive.  I can’t believe I didn’t know how much I was missing and can’t wait to jump into A Tragic Wreck!!

T.K. Leigh, otherwise known as Tracy Leigh Kellam, is a producer / attorney by trade. Originally from New England, she now resides in sunny Southern California with her husband, dog and three cats, all of which she has rescued (including the husband). She always had a knack for writing, but mostly in the legal field. It wasn’t until recently that she decided to try her hand at creative writing and is now addicted to creating different characters and new and unique story lines in the Contemporary Romantic Suspense genre.

Her debut novel “A Beautiful Mess” has garnered relative praise, having been an Amazon Best Seller and an Amazon Top-Rated book. Recently, the book was named by The Guardian as a top reader-recommended self-published book of 2013 as well as a 2013 Reader’s Favorite in Publisher’s Weekly in addition to being named an Amazon Romance Editor's Fan Favorite for Top Debut Author and Best Page Turner.

When she’s not planted in front of her computer, writing away, she can be found running and training for her next marathon (of which she has run over fifteen fulls and far too many halfs to recall). Unlike Olivia, the main character in her Beautiful Mess series, she has yet to qualify for the Boston Marathon.

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