Gorgeous Chaos by T.K. Leigh Review & Giveaway

Gorgeous Chaos by T.K. Leigh

Gorgeous Chaos by T.K. Leigh

This is the third book in a three book series that must be read in order. If you have not read both A Beautiful Mess (Book 1) and A Tragic Wreck (Book 2), please read those first.

Beautiful Mess Series Reading Order:
A Beautiful Mess – Book One
A Tragic Wreck – Book Two
Gorgeous Chaos – Book Three

How long can you keep a secret from the one you love? How can you possibly say the words that will rip both your worlds apart?

Finally able to face her fears of abandonment, Olivia Adler begins to prepare for the next phase of her life. But Alexander Burnham is still holding on to all the secrets about Olivia’s past, trying to protect her. As days go by, Olivia is slowly starting to remember her past and Alexander realizes it’s only a matter of time until she puts all the pieces together and figures out who he is…

And who she is…

But if she remembers, her life could be in even more danger than it already is, and Alexander cannot have that happen. When shadows of Olivia’s past threaten not only her life, but also those around her, will Alexander finally put Olivia’s needs ahead of his? Will she be able to put all the pieces of her past together in order to save her own life and those that she’s close to? Can she figure out who she can trust and who is threatening her very existence? Gorgeous Chaos is the explosive conclusion to T.K. Leigh’s Beautiful Mess series.

Olivia awoke from an afternoon nap, admiring the beautiful man sleeping peacefully next to her. She glanced around the large bedroom, the duvet and several pillows thrown on the floor. A grin spread across her face, thinking about the amazing sex she had with Alexander just a few hours earlier. She pried herself out of his arms and went in search of a much-needed bathroom.

Grabbing her jeans and sweater, she threw them on before quietly walking over to the door, thankful when it didn’t creak and wake up Alexander. After finding a bathroom, she went to see if his mother needed any help getting things ready for that evening.

The house was eerily quiet as she walked down the stairs searching for Colleen. “They must all be outside,” she said to herself. She headed in the direction of the back door, when a room off the hallway caught her eye. She stopped dead in her tracks, a memory rushing back. Her fifth birthday. Her mama had made her a cake in the shape of a Care Bear. She could have sworn she remembered her mama and the green-eyed boy from the dream sitting beside her in that very room, singing to her as she blew out the candles on that cake.

Turning, she headed toward the ornate dining room, the table and chairs all covered with sheets. Walking around the room, she felt as if she had been there before, but that was impossible. She hadn’t even known Alexander for a year and this was the first time he invited her home with him. Still, the smell and sounds in that room were strangely familiar.

She scanned the walls and her eyes settled on a large picture frame covered with a white sheet. The other portraits weren’t hidden. Curious, she slowly made her way to the center of the room where the enormous frame hung. She gingerly began to raise the sheet, wondering what was underneath.

“Olivia, dear! There you are!” Colleen called out, startling her.

She jumped, placing her hand over her chest. “Colleen. I’m sorry. I came downstairs to see if you needed any help, and I guess I got a little sidetracked.” She shrugged her shoulders, feeling guilty that she was caught snooping around.

Colleen walked over to Olivia and placed her hands on her shoulders, trying to lead her out of the room and away from the large family portrait of Alexander and Olivia as children. “I understand. It happens to the best of us.”

“Colleen,” Olivia said, raising her voice. “Why is that portrait covered up?”

She stopped, turning to look at her. She hated having to lie to the poor girl, particularly when her son should have simply told her the truth by now. He swore he would tell her, and she didn’t want to interfere…not yet, anyway. “I’m sorry, Olivia. It’s just that whenever Alexander comes home, I try to rid the house of any memories of…”

“Oh,” she said, understanding. “I should have known.” She turned to head back upstairs, her shoulders slightly dropping.

“Olivia, dear!” Colleen called out.

She stopped and faced her.
“He loves you very much. I’ve never seen him so happy in all his life, even when he was a little boy.” She smiled before retreating back outside, leaving Olivia alone with her thoughts about Alexander and why the dining room in that house brought back memories of her fifth birthday.

 

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I don’t say this often, but the entire Beautiful Mess series is as close to perfection as a series can be. I was so conflicted between being happy and sad upon starting this book because I knew it would be the end of my time with Alexander and Olivia. There were so many questions to be answered and I wanted to know them, but I really didn’t want this adventure to end.

The conclusion to this series was AMAZING!!! I loved absolutely everything about Gorgeous Chaos. The passion and love between Olivia and Alexander is so powerful. There isn’t anything that he won’t do for her. And, while that is a good thing in most cases, we finally see what happens when Olivia finds out just how far Alexander has went to protect her.

There is so much action and revelations packed into this book, that it left me physically tired after reading. I wanted to devour each page, but I needed to take my time just so I could process everything that was happened. And, the BIG reveal…OMG, it was HUGE!!! We have a new gem in the literary community, and her name is T.K. Leigh!!!


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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).
Her debut novel “A Beautiful Mess” has garnered relative praise, having been an Amazon Best Seller, as well a Number 1 Best Seller in Romantic Suspense, Women’s Action and Adventure Fiction, Women’s Crime Fiction, and Women’s Psychological Fiction. 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.
The sequel to “A Beautiful Mess”, entitled “A Tragic Wreck”, became an Amazon Top-50 Best Selling Book on the day of its release. It is also an Amazon Number 1 Best Seller in Women’s Sagas, Women’s Psychological Fiction, Women’s Action and Adventure Fiction, and Women’s Crime Fiction.
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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Set the mood for us…when you’re writing, you have to…

Be comfortable. I do most of my writing from my couch in my yoga pants. I also need music. Like a lot of other authors, I have a separate playlist for each of my books. One time, I was working on my current WIP and had the playlist for my Beautiful Mess series playing. That was not working at all. I’m a big music fan and I feel that it evokes certain emotions from me as I write that I can then relay into the book. So when I have the wrong playlist on, it’ almost gives me writer’s block.

What has been the most surprising and upsetting part of your literary journey?

The most surprising part to this day is still getting messages from readers who enjoyed my books. It always means so much when people reach out to you and say that it spoke to them on a certain level. I think the most upsetting part is the bullying and backstabbing that goes on. I distance myself from all this as much as I can, but no one can really escape it. There’s not much you can do when internet trolls find your book, but when other authors try to bring you down, that’s a big disconcerting to me. I don’t feel as if I’m in competition with any of my fellow authors. If one of us succeeds, we all do.

When you’re not writing, what authors do you enjoy reading? What are you currently reading?

I read a little bit of everything from romance, to thrillers, to women’s fiction, to comedy. My favorite authors are Hunter S. Thompson and Carl Hiaasen. Right now, when I’m not working on my WIP, I’m re-reading Stephen King’s 11/22/63. I absolutely adore this book.

If you had to write your life story, what would the title be? How does that title portray your story?

Undecided. Mainly because it seems like every ten years or so I do a big profession change. I was a music major when I first began college. Then I switched and ended up with a degree in criminology and political science. I went on to law school. I’m a member of the California bar, but I don’t practice. It’s not for me. So I started working in the TV field as a producer. Now I’m writing. But, I have to admit, I really enjoy this. In fact, when I first began writing my Beautiful Mess series, I was just doing it for fun. I had no intention of showing it to anyone else. But then their story kept calling to me. I couldn’t get into any other book that I was reading because of Olivia and Alexander’s story, so I decided to send it to a group of Betas to see if it was any good. And it was their response that pushed me to publish. So I guess even if I decide to do something else down the road, I think I’ll always still write on the side.

What are three things readers might be surprised to learn about you?

I was able to read at a very young age because my parents instilled such a love of books and reading. I was the first person in my Kindegarten class to read out loud to the students. It was some story about a mouse. I wish I could remember it.

When I write, I tend to block out my scenes in real time. I think it goes back to my theater background. I see the scene play out in my head. There’s this one scene from the second book in my Beautiful Mess series, A Tragic Wreck, where Olivia is singing a Z.Z. Ward song at a bar – Put The Gun Down. You should have been in my living room when I was blocking that music number. There was a bit of booty shaking (with my notepad in hand to take notes.) It’s a good thing the hubs wasn’t home.

I loved playing softball growing up. In fact, I remember one game where I was warming up (I was the pitcher.) The ump came to start calling the game, saw one pitch come in, and left to go get some protective gear. I was one of the fastest pitchers in the league. I couldn’t do that anymore, but I loved it when I could.

Why do you think your writing matters?

I think it matters because it speaks to certain people on a certain level. The characters I create are relatable. Everyone has that best friend like Kiera. Or they’ve sometimes felt that things would never get better so they ran like Olivia only to find out that the people they ran from are those that mean the world to them. These are all typical human experiences and reactions, so I hope that it speaks to people because of that.

What can your fans look forward to next?

Well, I do have a stand-alone novel that I will be publishing October 6, 2014 (tentatively). It is titled Heart of Light and for those of you that have read my Beautiful Mess series, it’s the story of that surfer that we just couldn’t help but love… Cam. It’s a bit of a darker book, but it’s not a dark romance. There’s no kidnapping and Stockholm Syndrome here. It’s a story of survival when the odds are stacked against you. And you all get to find out why Cam wanted to become a psychiatrist. I’m in the thick of revising it now for my Beta team and am an emotional wreck, but I love him and I love this story. I definitely found myself stepping a bit out of my comfort zone with this one, but I think I needed to be, based on Cam’s character.

Thank you again for allowing me to interview you on Tiffany Talks Books. Are there any last words for those who are reading this interview?

Thanks so much for having me!!!

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