Title: A Beautiful Mess
Author: T.K. Leigh
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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 change everything. 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?
"People only have to call me Mr. Burnham in the bedroom," he whispered in her ear. She gasped, her eyes growing wide. He smiled, rubbing his thumb over her bottom lip. "Call me Alexander...For now."
ReviewI’ll start by saying it’s my own fault – as soon as I saw “Book One of the Beautiful Mess Series” I should have known that it wouldn’t be wrapped up neatly with a bow at the end of the book… but it didn’t stop me from hoping!
Olivia certainly is a beautiful mess, and while she is able to form close attachments she always runs (even from friendship) before someone else can leave her. She’s carrying a lot of baggage from losing her parents in a car crash when she was just a little girl.
After a night out with her friends, she is attacked by an ex boyfriend in an alley on the way back to get her stuff from work. Along comes Alexander… massively wealthy, super hot ex SEAL guy that owns the building she works in. Enter love… but it turns out there is a history with these two – Alexander is the boy with the green eyes that Olivia has dreamt about her whole life. Alexander figures out the connection first but chooses not to tell Olivia. Olivia knows he is keeping something from her – something important – but obviously doesn’t know what.
This is a beautiful love story that I thoroughly enjoyed reading. It’s well written with an excellent sub plot. Can’t wait for book two! I give A Beautiful Mess 4.5 Stars!!
About the author...T. K. Leigh, otherwise known as Tracy Leigh Kellam, is a producer / attorney by trade. Born and raised in New England, she now lives in Southern California with her husband, dog and three cats, all of which she has rescued (including the husband). 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’s run over 15 fulls and too many halfs to count), or trying to convince her husband that it’s time to give yoga another try. Unlike Olivia, the main character from her debut novel, "A Beautiful Mess," she has yet to qualify for the Boston Marathon.
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