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
Olivia Adler doesn’t do serious relationships. Keeping things simple, keeping people at a distance, is how the beautiful woman lives her life. Until one night in an alley when Olivia’s life is completely turned inside out, and Alexander Burnham comes to her rescue. His big green eyes and protective take charge attitude take Olivia by surprise, and she finds herself falling for the man. Although she knows he is keeping secrets, and that he has the power to destroy her heart, she can’t help the draw she feels toward him.
Trying to win Olivia’s heart, while protecting his secrets is not an easy job, but Alexander wants the only woman he has ever loved. He will do whatever it takes to keep her safe and by his side.
Alex and Livi take us on a suspenseful, erotic and emotional journey.
A Beautiful Mess is overflowing with suspense, which lead me to have positive and negative feelings regarding the story. I love the idea of the unknown, the suspense of wanting more, the need to continue with the story. However, I found myself frustrated with the unknown at times, even yelling, JUST OPEN THE LETTER ALREADY! Even with my frustration, I am dying to know what will happen in A Tragic Wreck, and plan to continue with the series. I hope to get the much need answers soon.
The erotic scenes between Alexander and Olivia were electric. The sexual connection between the two is off the charts! T.K. Leigh did an amazing job with stimulating descriptions that made some sweltering scenes.
The emotions of the story had me all over all the map. I felt each emotion right along with the characters, and found myself attached to each of them.
Anadelle Waters is the narrator for A Beautiful Mess. Anadelle has a smooth voice making for a pleasurable listing experience. She does a great job with conveying the emotions of each character, and giving each character a unique sound.
I would recommend this audiobook.
NARRATED BY: ANADELLE WATERS
LENGTH: 9 HRS AND 51 MINS
SERIES: BEAUTIFUL MESS, BOOK 1
RELEASE DATE: 9/2/2014
PUBLISHER: TANTOR AUDIO