Sunday, April 6, 2014

Review for A Beautiful Mess by T.K. Leigh

Title: A Beautiful Mess
Author: T.K. Leigh
Rating: 4
Reviewer: Amber

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. 

A Beautiful Mess is just that, one big beautiful mess.  I absolutely loved this story.  This  book has romance, steamy scenes, and lots of angst.  It was easy for me to become attached to the characters.  T.K. Leigh does a great job making you emotionally invested in the characters of this book.  You want them to be happy and for things to work out for all of them.
I absolutely loved Alexander.  He is a strong alpha male with a dirty mouth.  He is sweet, protective, and dominating.  He doesn't do relationships and that has worked for him until he meets Olivia.
My heart broke for Olivia.  She had to endure so much in her life.  She has put up walls her whole life, trying to keep others out.  She goes through life just trying to make it from one day to the next.  Olivia doesn't do relationships either.  It makes it easy to keep people at arms length.
Alexander and Olivia both have issues they need to deal with.  Their is so much chemistry between Alexander and Olivia.   This book will leave you wanting more of them.  I can't wait to read the next book to see what happens.  If you like romance, angst, and great chemistry, you will love this book.

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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