A Tragic Wreck by T.K. Leigh
Series: Beautiful Mess #2
Genres: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Suspense
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?Buy the Book •
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 heart-breaking Beautiful Mess series
Olivia and Alexanders story picks up where book #2 ended. Olivia is in Florida hiding away from her friends and Alexander. She ran off thinking she was protecting Alexander from herself and her issues but what she doesn’t realize is she is in far to deep with Alexander. His memory haunts her and she is a complete mess. She meets Cam whom wants to befriend the sad woman he passes daily when heading out surfing. Olivia believes Cam will be a good distraction to get her mind off Alexander…..or so she thinks.
Alexander is a mess back in Boston. After spending some time looking for Olivia he is trying to move on with his life. Though he never completely gives up his search for her, I feel like he was taking moving on to the extreme. At this point in the book he really pissed me off. Despite his lack of telling Olivia what REALLY is going on with the threats and beefed up security back in book #1, I still loved him. The direction he is heading in the first part of the book knocked him down a few pegs on my internal book-boyfriend-o-meter.I was surprised at how quickly he was moving on and to what level he was taking it to. Of course he gets his s*** together and goes after his woman. Once he and Olivia are reunited he quickly redeemed himself and became that sexy, dedicated alpha male I love so much.
“There’s no one else for me. Only you. You’re my Eve. Always and forever.”
The threats from her past are still present in this second installment. New developments are made and ghosts from the past arise. I love that this series is not only an epic love story but also has an amazing mystery woven throughout each book. I can not wait to see how everything plays out in the third book!
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). She always had a knack for writing, but mostly in the legal field. It wasn’t until recently that she decided to try her hand at creative writing and is now addicted to creating different characters and new and unique story lines in the Contemporary Romantic Suspense genre.
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.