Wednesday, June 22, 2016



Series:  Beautiful Mess #2

Author:  T.K. Leigh

Publish Date:   01.27.14

Publisher:  Tracy Kellam/Cat Head Biscuit, Inc.

Category /Genre:  Contemporary Romance, Suspense

Recommended for:  18+ due to sexual content and violence

Grammar/editing:  A – near perfect

Received from:  T.K. Leigh (in exchange for an honest review)

Goodreads:  A Tragic Wreck

Date completed: 01.13.14


Description from the publisher:



Sequel to T.K. Leigh's "A Beautiful Mess."

How can you continue living when you’re living a lie? How can you convince your body to stop feeling, your soul to stop caring, and your heart to stop beating?

Haunted by her past, Olivia Adler flees Boston for a beach in Florida, leaving everyone behind, trying to shut the world out. Remaining a relative recluse in her self-imposed prison, she tries to turn everything off, wanting to feel nothing. But a new acquaintance won’t let that happen. After being away from Alexander for a month, his voice constantly ringing in her head, reminding her that her inability to confront her demons will not only destroy her, but also him, can she really be expected to want to feel again when it brings nothing but pain?

Back in Boston, everywhere he turns, Alexander Burnham is reminded of Olivia… His Olivia… He tries to dull the ache left in his heart the only way he knows how… in the bed of a beautiful woman. But Alexander isn’t about to lose his Olivia. After a clue comes to light regarding Olivia’s whereabouts, can he convince her to return to Boston with him? When a force that has laid dormant for months resurfaces, can Alexander still protect her from the unknown danger? And when Alexander comes face to face with a shadow of both his and Olivia’s past, will he be able to tell her the secret that is threatening to tear them apart?

"A Tragic Wreck" is the continuation of T.K. Leigh’s heartbreaking "Beautiful Mess" series


This is the second in the Beautiful Mess series.  They do need to be read in order. 


My friendly warning:  Have a box of tissues on hand before you start reading.


Olivia has run away, again.  She has escaped Boston, and Alex, fearful that her craziness is more than Alex can survive. 


She hides out on a small island in Florida, making herself a recluse watching the surf and the surfers.  One of those surfers, Cam, has noticed the sad, beautiful woman sitting on her patio.  Olivia tries to lose herself emotionally with Cam, but all she truly feels is her pain of loss.  Meanwhile, in Boston, Alex continues to mourn his loss as well.  He is trying to move on, losing himself in a former lover, but Olivia is always on his mind.  When Olivia’s location is revealed, he drops everything to go to her.  Can he convince her to return to Boston?  To return to him?  To allow him to protect her?


The day T.K. contacted me and told me that I would be one of her few to receive an ARC of this book, I started squealing like a little girl.  That lasted for about three full days.  My husband truly didn’t understand my excitement.  He didn’t understand that not only was I honored, but we are talking about Mr. Burnham!!


When you read this, you will be torn between rooting for Cameron or Alexander.  You don’t believe me, but you will be.  Cameron is sexy, smart, sweet, and gentle.  He protects Olivia and encourages her to grow in ways you will not see coming.  Then, of course, there is Alexander, alpha, dominate, protective Alex, who has loved Olivia since the day she was born.  Poor Olivia, torn between the man who provides a haven of safety and calm and the man whose electric pull on her is unfathomable.  Don’t forget, we also still have the bad guys.  Why are they so intent on locating Olivia?  What do they want from her?  What will they do to her?


I said this about A BEAUTIFUL MESS and it is true of the sequel:  This is an extremely well-written, edge-of-your-seat, page-flipping action, suspense, love, and friendship story.  I absolutely LOVE this story.  I will be continuing to stalk T.K.  (you know, the good way) until I receive GORGEOUS CHAOS.   My offer to be her wife still stands!


Beautiful Mess series:

  1. A Beautiful Mess
  2. A Tragic Wreck
  3. Gorgeous Chaos (coming June 2014)




originally posted 01.26.2014 on my previous website closed that site because I promoted authors and their books


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