A Beautiful Mess

A Beautiful Mess

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by 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.

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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 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.

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A Beautiful Mess 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 107 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really cannot believe the high ratings for this book. The writing was a weird version of third person and even fourth person when his father was speaking as if alive. These characters are portrayed as immature teenagers. The plot is ridiculously farfetched because of the way it is written. The H/h are so unlikeable it is impossible to care about them. I really wanted to like this book because everyone else seems to but I was just so disappointed.
mrsscorpion07 More than 1 year ago
I found this book almost by mistake and debated for a few days before I finally broke down and bought it..... I finished the book that I was reading at the time and thought to myself if I really wanted to start it then or read another book.... I finally broke down and started reading it and I amazed how much it sucked me in and I could not put it down was one of the best books that I have ever read!!!! If you are looking for a true romantic story with two really amazing and heart broke characters then this is the book then this is the book for you!! I laughed I cried I bawled I sobed when I was reading this book I am so excited about the second book in this series and then the third.....  TRUELY AN AMAZING BOOK
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Let me describe the plot to this "exciting" book ... sorry, there isn't any ... if it wasn't for many chapters of details description of sexual relations, this book could easily have been condensed into a 20-page novelette. Let's see ... this would be the book: Chapter I -- Olivia has bad dreams about her parents being killed and her own non-death covered up. Chapter II -- Olivia, who is quite rich, runs to the big city after graduating from college, creates a no-challenge, non-descript job for herself, and wastes her life. Chapter III -- bring on Lover who is also rich ... and they do you-know-what endlessly. Chapter IV -- Someone is out to kill Olivia, she finds out, so does her lover who tries to protect her. Chapter v -- Olivia solves problem by running away ... establishes new life ... end of story. (I kid thee not ... that is the story ... my version is probably as exciting as Leigh's) Very little plot, even less suspense, no conclusion. Get real, Ms. Leigh. Even though I got the book free, I feel I got the same treatment as Olivia ... I got screwed.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
WOW.... This Book is Just Completely Amaazing..... You get sucked into a complete whirlwind of emotions, you go from happy to sad to frustrated to angry and you will have moments when you want to chuck your ereader accross the room (not a good idea) I reconmend this book to everyone cos its awesome & so is the author, i am getting extremely impatient waiting for book 2 to be released :D  f
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Amateur writing and immature, unlikeable characters. Kept hoping it would get better, but same melodramatic problems and unbelievable plot lines repeated over and over left me very frustrated. I read the first and second books of this trilogy and won't even bother with the 3rd. I can live with the $8.00 wasted on series, I can't however, come to terms with the fact that I'll never get the hours wasted on reading this juvenile drivel back. :( Hundreds of great romance and other types of books on my Nook....first time ever leaving a review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Amazing book!! The writing was beautiful. You are an amazing author! I loved every page of it..can't wait for the next one!!
JennRG More than 1 year ago
This book was absolutely wonderful! I literally could not put it down and neither will you! Olivia, a lost soul, haunted by a past that she only remembers bits and pieces of. She meets Alexander someone who is a part of her past but she doesn't know it, doesn't remember. This is the beginning of their love story, the good, the bad and the ugly! I cannot wait for the next book in the series called A Tragic Wreck...it can't come soon enough!!
jmhoward07 More than 1 year ago
WOW, WOW, and did I mention WOW. lol The story was Amazing right down to the GREAT sex parts. I loved it. If I didn't have a job that I love and need sleep I don't think I would have put the story down. It was that good in fact 5 stars doesn't even being to cover it it really needs 9 stars :) I enjoyed ever minute of it, OK well maybe not every minute I didn't like the end due to it was the end and I was carving more. The hole waiting period for the 2nd book to come out is going to absolutely kill me I must know what the letter says. I also must know if Olivia stops running and faces Alexander I can't get over she ran and didn't need to. I understood that he loved her to death hell he actually did think she was died well that a hole other part must read to find out what I'm talking about. hehehe It was great Hands down the best funny, tearful and I do mean tearful I caught myself wanting to cry lot's of times or yell at the characters for the stupid parts kinda like I do the T.V. sometimes. lol. Yea it was very well written and most enjoyable. I can't wait for the 2nd book!! This is a MUST READ I mean it. go get a copy and read it. This book was given to me Via T.K. on Facebook for a honest review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book! I had never read a T.K. Leigh book. I am happy that I was granted the honor to read this book. This book makes you laugh, it has mystery and draws you in. I look forward to reading the next book in this series and other books by T.K. Leigh! Great read!
NicoleChronister25 More than 1 year ago
This is a definite MUST read!!! Add it to your TBR list and enjoy :) TK Leigh does an exceptional job with her characters as well as the story. She knows exactly how to pull you in and have you coming back for more. It might be a cliffhanger, but it's one that I'm happy to wait for the next installment.  OH. EM. GEE. This book had me on the edge of my seat wondering what was going to happen next. I was hooked from the very beginning. It's a story that you don't want to put down. Which as we all know doesn't happen as often as we would like, but this story satisfied all my needs.  Olivia had to grow up losing everyone she ever loved, so she never let anyone get close out of fear they would leave her or she would lose them. Not a very healthy way of living, but it worked for her. That is until Alexander came into the picture. He turned her world upside down and rocked it in more ways than one. He pushed her and made her want to run, yet at the same time opened her up to the idea of love.  Alexander is a very successful business man who lost someone very special at a young age. Deep down he felt as though she wasn't really dead so he spends his life searching for her. *SWOON* This man knows how to use words. He lost his best friend when he was 9 or so he thought she died... I can't help but love this man. He's everything you could possibly want in a book boyfriend!!! SWOON away ladies ;)  I loved the characters as well as the storyline. I was a little bummed it was a cliffhanger, but i'll be waiting as patiently as I can for the next installment. I had several emotions while reading this, yet towards the end I was more pissed off at Olivia more than anything. She had everything she could want, yet she just ran away. I hope she can open up her eyes and realize what she left behind. As for Alex, I was a little shocked at how easily he gave up once she left. For someone that was searching his whole life and finally found her, I would of assumed he'd hunt her down at any cost. *sigh*  Overall I rate this book a 5 out of 5. I highly recommend you add this to your list and pick it up once it becomes available.  Thanks T.K. Leigh for the great read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I Loved this book. I really enjoyed the adventure that T.K. Leigh took me on though her charters of Alex and Olivia. Yes they both have some issues to work through. But this book has me wanting more of Mr.Burnham. I can not wait for the next installment of this journey. Thank you T.K. Leigh for this Beautiful Mess that you have drawn me into.CourtswifeEG
Anonymous 7 months ago
I loved this book. The characters, the plot, the suspense, the sex, it was all great! Definitely recommend for those who love a good mystery and don't mind some sex scenes. It's not hard core bdsm or anything, it's steamy and tasteful, in my opinion. I can't wait to read the next book!! I also love that they're musicians and the author provides the playlist at the end of the book. 252 pgs
Anonymous 9 months ago
I was completely absorbed by this book from the start. The roller coaster of emotions i experienced with Alexander and Olivia was a wild ride that i can't decide if I love or hate. Off to find book two!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was pulled into this book from the first word and captivated until the last. The characters are full of life and easy to relate to. I was not ready for the book to end and am waiting anxiously for the second book of the series to be released. This is a great read...I did not put it down once. Thank you to T.K. Leigh for a magnificent story!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Olivia has a past that she has no memory of and the hottie Alexander is a good guy looking for his  best friend who he was told past away but he never thought so. One crazy night Olivia gets into a crazy scary situation that Alexander is a night in shining armour that is there for her and helps her out but something happens and the past starts to come back to her.  She is a runner when she gets scared. Can't wait for the next one. Great book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book and can't wait for the sequel. TRUST ME, you will not be able to put it down!
Lexi_13 More than 1 year ago
HOLY FREAKING CLIFFHANGER!!!! OMG! This book was AMAZING! I loved every second of it....The chemistry between Olivia and Alexander was HOT! Olivia lost her parents when she was just a kid and Alexander has a connection to her that she doesn't know about. When a guy that Olivia was "screwing" attacked her after she broke it off Alex came to her rescue. Alexander changes Olivia in the most amazing ways but Olivia is still scared. When Olivia feels like she's getting to attached to Alex she starts to pull away but can Olivia's fear keep her from finding true love....will Alexander ever tell her what the connection he has to her past is....This is a MUST read!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A Beautiful Mess is a Beautiful read! One of my favorite books of the year... T.K. Leighs debut novel couldn't have been better! Her characters, Alexander and Olivia are really down to earth compared to some out there. It was really a nice change to have the characters actually have a "friendly" relationship before hopping into bed. There are a lot of funny and hot one liners, and some hot sexy going on... One of my favorite lines comes when Alex and Olivia have just recently met and he tells her..."People only have to call me Mr. Burnham in the bedroom". Alex is a little Dominant (not in the RROP kind of way) but also so tender and loving. Olivia is a little screwed up with abandonment issues, and Alex is just trying to "open her heart" to love and a real relationship..not the love em and leave em kind she's used to. In A Beautiful Mess you will find some laughter, some heartbreak, lots of sexy and disappointment that the book ends...I can't wait for the sequel...A Tragic Wreck...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I can not say enough good things about this book. It had me from the beginning to the end and i want more. It is a twisted love story with alot of hurt and some healing.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A Beautiful Mess had a bit of everything! Romance, suspense and mystery, and of course hot sex! The characters were different than the standard girl meets domineering billionaire, it may have been that to some extent, but wasn't thrown in your face like other books. The author made me care about these characters, and I had so many emotions running through me by the end of the book, I want the next one to be here. Now. A must read!
MaggieMG More than 1 year ago
Oh my Alexander,what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive. Quite an awesome,romantic suspense story between the main characters, Alexander and Olivia. A Beautiful Mess captivated me from beginning to end. Lots of unexpected twists and turns. Alexander was on an emotional mission to find his childhood interest,Olivia. Twenty years later, they reunite and sadly she has no recollection of Alexander nor their past. They eventually become an item and sparks fly with intense "muy caliente" intimate scenes. Yet their past secrets that they both harbor may keep them together or tear them apart. I highly recommend A Beautiful Mess. It will not disappoint. Thank you T. K. Leigh for a great read and sleepless nights. Looking forward to A Tragic Mess!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A Beautiful Mess is a MUST READ book. This book has it all: romance, sexy situations and mystery. You are going to fall in love with the characters (lovely and sexy characters!) and live the story as you were actually there. T.K Leigh really did excellent!! How the lives of the characters are linked it's such a master piece! (You will have the need to have a Mr. Burnham in your lives) Plus she puts a playlist that goes with what's going on in the story, great songs with the best story. It is one of those books that you will stay until 3AM reading it just to know what happens next.  Prepare yourself to cry, laugh and love!! Waiting anxiously for book 2!! EXCELLENT job T.K! 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed reading this story. The characters are well-developed, which also made them annoying...Alex has had 5 years to open the envelope from his father and Olivia runs every time things get to be too much...both are over 25 years old and this behaviour seems to be a bit juvenile to me. I look forward to reading the next installment and seeing how this story continues...
bucmjt 3 days ago
A Beautiful Mess by T.K. Leigh is almost like deja vu for me. It is very fast paced and absorbing. And oh, the cliffhanger.. But thoughout, I felt as if I had read this before. I even checked my lists a couple different times. Its a good story, really well written, almost too familiar.
Anonymous 7 days ago
Very immature...Shocked this series had a high review.