****SPOILER ALERT - DO NOT CONTINUE READING IF YOU HAVE NOT YET READ A BEAUTIFUL MESS*****
A Tragic Wreck is a much more emotional read than A Beautiful Mess is. In my first draft of the story I never had Olivia leaving Alexander. But the more I thought about it, the more that didn’t make sense given her character. This is a girl who, throughout her life, was so scared to get close to people. So we needed to see her suffer an immeasurable loss, and a loss that she caused, to make her realize that her ways needed to change. So that’s why I had her leaving. She wasn’t the type of person to change her ways overnight and immediately jump into a relationship. We needed to see the turmoil within caused by her own actions. And that’s what we see while she’s in Florida and then when she returns to Boston. The first half of the book is very emotionally charged and the reader can really feel the character’s emotions; the ups and downs. We cry when they cry. We laugh when they laugh. I loved writing this part of Olivia and Alexander’s story and I hope you enjoy reading about it and it brings you at least some temporary closure in certain respects. So, tell me… Are you Team Alex or Team Cam?
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? 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.
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. Her debut novel “A Beautiful Mess” has garnered relative praise, having been an Amazon Best Seller, an Amazon Top-Rated book. 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. 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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