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Monday, May 12, 2014

Review: A Beautiful Mess by T.K. Leigh

4.5 Stars
This book was a great read. It kept me entertained throughout and anxious for Mr. Burnham to tell Olivia his secret...or rather Olivia's secret. Olivia is a trouble 27 year old. Her feelings of abandonment are justified. She lost her parents at a very young age and then her uncle, the only family she knew, died as she finished up college. However, Olivia has managed to be humble and has slowly allowed a few close friends into her life. She is taking it day by day.

Mr. Alexander Burnham is on top of the world. He's sexy and rich. However, he lives each day with guilt. Losing his best friend as a child has haunted him into his adulthood.

When Alex saves Olivia from an attacker, both of their lives are changed. Olivia finally allows a man to spend the night and she talks to him. Alex, living a no-strings attached lifestyle similar to Olivia, also lets her in. Although neither say it, both are head over heels in love.

Maybe I should have liked the end, because it builds up the anticipation, but at the same time it really made me dislike Alex. Throughout the book you learn about Olivia's past and why she is distant. You see her shine through her music and it allows you a little peak into what Olivia is really like. She is a fun loving, down to earth girl. Alex, on the other hand, a didn't care for. I would have like to have seen him a little stronger. Instead he is whining and pining over his dead friend, when the love of his life is right in front of him. He knows that she is scared and can run at any moment, but instead of telling Olivia the truth, he keeps his secret.

I am excited to start the next book. I have mixed feelings about the ending and about Alex (which is why this book got a 4.5 and not a 5 star rating) so I am hoping the next book will change my mind about him!


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