In Love With Adult Romance Tour & Giveaway: A Beautiful Mess by T.K. Leigh

a beautiful mess



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.


“Fine, whatever. Keep denying it. You love him. Deep down. You may not realize it just yet, but you will. You’re in deep already, girly, though I know you’re scared to death to admit it. But you need to realize that your fear of getting close to people is not real. It’s merely a product of choice, of thoughts that your mind has created. So get the fuck over yourself, Olivia, and let yourself be happy for once. Because no matter what happens, you are going to get hurt in life. But it’s so much better to have jumped into the ocean and get stung by a jellyfish than to never have felt the salt water between your toes at all.” Kiera turned and walked away, leaving Olivia speechless.

Olivia walked through the front doors of her building and hurried to the elevator, wanting to get back to her office and some sense of normalcy, even though nothing had been normal about her life since she met Alexander Burnham. He entered her life in a whirlwind and had quickly implanted himself in nearly every facet of Olivia’s existence. She thought about him every second of every day. And Olivia didn’t know how she felt about that.


I will admit that I was very excited to read A Beautiful Mess and had high expectations because I had been seeing it all over Facebook, and boy, it did not disappoint!!! Alexander. Yes, his name alone gets a sentence because he is just that special. He is a GROWN man doing what he is supposed to do – protecting the love of his life!

Olivia had a traumatizing childhood that has turned her into a young woman with commitment issues. She runs through men without a care in the world until she meets the one she just can’t seem to shake. Alexander. There’s that name again!!!

Olivia and Alexander’s relationship is one that is built over time and it is one that seems more realistic than others in books. This isn’t an overnight romance. The tension builds up and there is a strong foundation, but is it strong enough to overcome the past?

T.K. Leigh does an excellent job of writing complex characters and a story that kept me up way too late at night. My only “complaint” is that now I must wait for book 2 in this series. I’m waiting T.K.!!!

DISCLAIMER: I received a complimentary copy of A Beautiful Mess in exchange for an honest review.








T. K. Leigh, otherwise known as Tracy Leigh Kellam, is a producer / attorney by trade. Born and raised in New England, she now lives in Southern California with her husband, dog and three cats, all of which she has rescued (including the husband). 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’s run over 15 fulls and too many halfs to count), or trying to convince her husband that it’s time to give yoga another try. Unlike Olivia, the main character from her debut novel, “A Beautiful Mess,” she has yet to qualify for the Boston Marathon.




Win an eBook copy of A Beautiful Mess by T.K. Leigh. The giveaway is open internationally and will end on 10/4/13 at 8pm EST.

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  1. Thanks for the great giveaway 🙂

  2. Brandy Myers says:

    Looks great, thank you!

  3. shauna ambriz says:

    Awesome review, thank you.

  4. Jessica R says:

    Thanks for the giveaway! This book looks great. I LOVE the cover!

  5. I’ve been hearing great things about this book. Would love to win a copy!

  6. This book sounds wonderful, and I love the review. Alexander his name alone is a sentence.. 🙂 Clever! Would love love to win a copy of this book.

  7. Michelle Moon says:

    Awesome review 🙂 thanks for giving me a chance to read and review it for myself!!!

  8. Mary Lowery says:

    Great read!

  9. Thanks for the post and your thoughts, this looks wonderful and amazing! Seriously I love a book with well developed character that touch all my emotions, so this looks like it will be perfect for me!

  10. vernadene says:

    thank you for a chance to win. i am dying to read this one.

  11. Thanks!

  12. I really want to read this, it has some great reviews and sounds really good!
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  13. Beautiful Book Cover!!!

  14. Awesome,thanks for the chance to win.

  15. thanks for the giveaway

  16. Diana Doan says:

    I love the cover and the synopsis!! Looking forward to reading it. Thank you for the review and giveaway 🙂

  17. Carol Savoy says:

    Thanks for the giveaway. This sounds like a good series to read!

  18. Mary Preston says:

    A great review thank you. The title sums it all up very well.

  19. Karen Arrowood says:

    Another incredible looking and sounding book! Thank you so much for letting us know about this one. 🙂

  20. Thanks for the giveaway!!! *fingers crossed*

  21. Thanks you for the wonderful, amazing giveaway 😉

  22. Christina says:

    Glad to have found you! Always happy to support another milspouse! 🙂

  23. Great giveaway 🙂

  24. Thanks for the giveaway 🙂

  25. I love your blog & being on TK’s street team with you

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