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A Tragic Wreck

Beautiful Mess, Book 2
Narrated by: Anadelle Waters
Series: Beautiful Mess, Book 2
Length: 10 hrs and 55 mins
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Haunted by her past, Olivia Adler flees Boston for a beach in Florida, leaving everyone behind. 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. 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 the woman he loves. 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 lain 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?

©2014 T.K. Leigh (P)2014 Tantor

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 09-05-19

skippable

I skipped most of this book as the beginning was boring and not much changed from the beginning of book 1 to book 2

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 01-12-18

Disappointed<br />

SPOILERS!!!*****
Narration was great. The story was awful. It went on and on and on and was very repetitive. One of them was always pushing the other way, was always in terrible pain and for the love of God somebody was always crying. I love when a male character can be vulnerable and cry but even Alexander cried too much. The story really hasn't moved along. Alexander still hasn't told her the truth. and now we know exactly how the next book is going to go. Adele's going to tell her the truth she's going to leave Alex again, how many times will that be? Simon's going to come in get all close to her and she's still going to be in danger. It''s hard for me not to finish a series once I start it but right now I just don't think I can listen to it any longer.

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  • KRaesMom
  • 12-11-18

This trilogy has EVERY SINGLE TROPE EVER

This is a review for the entire trilogy.

Stupid descriptions...like someone giving an "irritated yet contrite look"...wut?
Unrequited love? check.
"big plot twist"? check...although I saw it coming.
Unrealistic bad guys? check. They were so one-dimensional.
CIA guys, navy seal guys, everyone is filthy rich so the story doesn't really have to take into account that they should GO TO WORK and can't spend all day in bed? check.
This female lead is rather unlikable. I can't even figure out why ALL the guys in the book fall madly in love within a day of meeting her. She is a semi-functioning alcoholic who whinges and whines about EVERYTHING despite regular therapy.
Amnesia? check.
Repetitive sex scenes? check. (even if what some of what they do isn't "vanilla", by the time you've heard it for the FOURTH time, it becomes wrote...also? Author needs to find a word other than "undone". I got SO sick of hearing that one.)

***spoilers****
Faked deaths? check.
Implausible motivations? double check. Like...she leaves him because she's protecting herself from having to live without him...?
Utter stupidity? quadruple check. They JUST got back together for the third time and she realizes mid-coitus that she forgot to take her birth control and they decide together that he should come inside her.
People are trying to kill her suddenly for something that happened over 20 years ago because of course they are.
She was pregnant, but she lost the baby when she was raped, shot and repeatedly kicked and then she's in a coma, but at least she no longer has amnesia.

***end spoilers***

This is not an original work. It's every storyline general hospital ever had all in one series (minus the Cassedine weather controller machine from the 1980's)...and I wasted HOURS hoping that it would get better.

The ONE thing the author does well is describing sadness. The narrator was meh.




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  • Carrie Renteria
  • 02-06-18

Emotionally charged and powerful storyline

This is one of those audiobooks you could listen to over and over again. T.K. Leigh delivers an incredible story about Olivia and Alexander that you just cannot help but be sucked into right from the start, and Anadelle Waters not only brings them to life but gives them new meaning as she delivers a superb performance.

A Tragic Wreck is the second book in the Beautiful Mess series, which is the continuation of Olivia and Alexander's story. This story is filled with angst, drama, intrigue, and so much suspense that you'll be wondering if you're the guilty party before everything is said and done. I honestly cannot recommend this book enough. The characters are amazing and the chemistry is off the charts. If you've not listened to it you most certainly should add it to your list.

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  • Shauna Erickson
  • 01-05-18

Do not like!!

I want my money back. this book is awful!! I cannot stand how this story was written.

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  • elizabeth rabe
  • 03-11-16

Very Disappointing

This book was just a drag on from the first book. I was hoping for a beautiful love story, but all I got was a ridiculously long drawn out let down.

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  • Erin
  • 09-06-16

Trilogy Review 2 of 3

The narration was good. See my review of Book 1 for more detail.

Book 2 is a little bit of interesting mixed with a whole lot of painful. The side stories and characters are actually pretty cool. However, the push-pull of Alex and Olivia is way OTT. They both are complete morons. I was like, "Well, good. Here are some relatively stable people that I hope they hook up with instead of each other because they are totally toxic, basket cases together." There's an almost cool twist….that never really materializes. Then…the stupid… it burns. Let's see. What to do when bad stuff happens? Hmm 1- Run. 2- Hide. 3- Booze. 4- Sex. Yes, very mature.

*****MINOR SPOILER******
Alex is supposedly a SEAL, yet he can't manage to stop a woman (who is supposedly in danger and needs a protection detail) from fleeing his house (for no damn reason other than she is an immature twat) even though she has to wait for an elevator in order to leave. Then, Mr. Security Expert can't manage to catch her outside, screams her name and then bends over SOBBING on the street having lost her. Alex is a SEAL? Hell no. Maybe an emotionally unstable florist but not a freaking SEAL. No way. Also, the "cleaner," Donovan, has to be the most incompetent criminal ever written. His "target" is a very gullible and dimwitted woman who regularly flees her security and has no clue to life, and he can't manage to abduct her? Give me a break.
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I'm still hanging in, though I really am regretting investing in the 3 books at this time. There appears to be good writing and a decent story underneath the many moments of pure stupidity. This one ends a bit happier, and promises better things to come. Still hanging in there and enduring. Hoping for a BIG payoff in Book 3 to make this all worth it.

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  • Dawn
  • 09-03-15

Slowed down a bit for me

I really enjoyed book one of this series, this book however was a little annoying. Sometimes I think an author decides they want a trilogy and the middle book ends up filler, I think this was the case. I am anxious to see if this author can finish well in the third book because this one felt like a waste of my time.

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  • Rebecca Whaling
  • 21-01-15

Terrible!

I felt as if I had to read this book as I read the first and am invested in the characters but I could not enjoy this book! The back and forth between Olivia and Alexander was awful! She would leave him then want him back and then he wouldn't take her back and then decided he couldn't live with out her. This whole book was pretty much a waste of my time.

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  • S
  • 11-01-15

This book was SOO long

It could've been cut in half. She kept writing the same thing over and over. It took all I had to keep listening to the darn thing. I almost don't want to read the last one.