Title: A Beautiful Mess
Series: Beautiful Mess #1
Author: T.K. Leigh
Publication Date: Aug. 28, 2013
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance/Mystery
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.
My ****4 Star**** Review
First, let me warn you there’s a maddening cliffhanger at the end. However, there’s no waiting on the next book, so that’s awesome!
So, this book didn’t suck me in with the first chapter, but it was before 10% that I started getting sucked in. This is one of those books where you’ll be screaming stuff like, “How can you be so stupid?!?” to the characters, but you won’t want to stop reading. Plus, now that I’ve had a couple weeks to chew on my thoughts, it’s not those annoying moments that stand out for me. It’s the overall story. It’s a hot romance shrouded in mystery. Sometimes things get a little dark, too. Oh, but Mr. Burnham is HOT, so that always brightens things up!
So, I didn’t run to pick up the next book, but I’ll definitely be grabbing it. I do look forward to finishing the series, getting all the answers, and more of Alexander Burnham.
I recommend this to all fans of contemporary new adult romance, especially if you like a bit of mystery in your stories! Oh, and you can pick it up free on Amazon right now, so you’ll definitely want to run and grab it if you haven’t already!