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?

About the Author

T.K. Leigh, otherwise known as Tracy Leigh Kellam, is the USA Today Bestselling author of the Beautiful Mess series, in addition to several other works. Originally from New England, she now resides in sunny Southern California with her husband, beautiful daughter, and three cats. When she’s not planted in front of her computer, writing away, she can be found training for her next marathon (of which she has run over twenty fulls and far too many halfs to recall) or chasing her daughter around the house.

T.K. Leigh is represented by Jane Dystel of Dystel, Goderich & Bourret Literary Management. All publishing inquiries, including audio, foreign, and film rights, should be directed to her.


Olivia Adler lost her parents 23 years ago in a car accident, an accident that Olivia barely has a memory of. Since then she has been on her own except for a group of her close friends living close by in Boston. Her life has been fairly simple, lay low, keep to yourself, and no dating. That doesn’t mean no sex, it just means, no strings and no boyfriends. Olivia must be in control of any relationship in her life. After she is attacked late one night after leaving a bar, Alexander Burnham comes to her rescue.
Alex owns a security company, and wants to make sure that Olivia is safe, and seeks to know more about her immediately. Alex is one of the most eligible bachelors in Boston, and like Olivia he must doesn’t desire any relationships just straight up sex. After his brief encounter with Olivia, Alex looks for reasons to run into her and see her again. They begin dating but both are resting on the side of caution on new territory for both. Alex knows Olivia from somewhere; could it be “his Olivia” from years ago or just a series of loose coincidences? It quickly becomes clear that someone is after Olivia, but does he have the answers anymore and will Alex be able to protect her from a stranger and herself at the same time?
I have had this book on “to be read” shelf for quite awhile and I am now kicking myself for not reading it sooner! This was an amazing book, descriptive, detailed, like I was watching a movie in my head. Alex is for sure a book boyfriend, with his arrogance, alpha male, money, and beautiful presence. At first you think that Olivia is just another conquest for him, but she isn’t, he genuinely cares about her and will do just about anything to protect her. Isn’t that a dream guy for most of us? This book really encompassed so much, suspense, romance, and holy hot steamy sex!
If you liked 50 Shades, Slyvia Day’s Crossfire Series, or the Kathleen Turner Series by Tiffany Snow, then you will fall head over heels in love with this novel. Seriously, stop what you are doing and read this book now! I give you fair warning (one that I ignored) this book will leave you with a serious cliffhanger and a major book hangover. Get ready for the next in the series! This book is geared toward anyone 18 and over due to sexual content, language, and violence.
Thank you to T.K. Leigh for the opportunity to read and review such an amazing book!