He’s trying to protect his heart…
She’s a shell of the girl she once was…
Can he chase away the demons threatening to destroy her?
Mackenzie Delano craves control. After tragedy strikes during her freshman year of college, she compensates for the helplessness she felt by micro-managing every aspect of her life, from her business life to her social life…to her love life. But she wasn’t expecting to cross paths with a mysterious man who seems to invade her every thought.
Tyler Burnham has been living his life with one rule in mind…never fall in love. Focusing solely on his career, he is able to remain a detached observer of life… Until a case is dropped in his lap, forcing him to form an intimate relationship with a sharp-tongued woman in order to obtain the location of a man deemed an enemy of the State.
When Tyler finds himself falling for Mackenzie, will he be able push his feelings aside and recover the information he needs? Or will he put the mission and their lives at risk to follow his heart?
Chasing The Dragon is the first installment of a two part series of deception and betrayal where nothing is as it seems.
***Note – Chasing The Dragon is the first book in a two-book duet and is a spin-off of T.K. Leigh’s USA Today Best Selling Beautiful Mess series. It is not necessary to have read that series in order to read this duet, but it will contain a mild spoiler from the third book in the Beautiful Mess series, Gorgeous Chaos.***
My gawd…. TK Leigh outdid herself with this one. I was given an arc in exchange for my honest review.
“I want to fill your vacant heart with whatever you need… lust, love,reverence. You name it and I’ll give it to you.”
Mackenzie controls every aspect of her life after her heart gets broken, years prior. She meticulously keeps everything in order. She has no time for love.
Tyler is given a case to retrieve information from a woman who lets no one in. Neither one was expecting to have the other infiltrate their every thought. If they want to have a relationship, they need to break all the rules and follow their hearts.
“I’ll ruin you. I’ll destroy you. If you let me in, know that I will dismantle everything. Your world, your existence, your life. Everything.”
If you’ve read any of T.K. Leigh’s previous novels, you’ll go into this one with high expectations. This one far exceeded any expectations I had. ‘Chasing the Dragon’ was an emotional, thrill ride of epic proportions. I was a big Team Cam member, but Tyler has definitely given him a run for his money. Imagine taking the best parts of Alex and Cam and putting them together… THAT is Tyler. Did you just swoon a little?
“I’d rather you break my heart than to never have felt it beat to begin with.”
I saw TK Leigh was putting out a new book and I knew I HAD to read it. She’s just one of those authors that you know you won’t be disappointed with their work. I was at the edge of my seat the entire time reading this. You will go through an entire range of emotions and be physically exhausted by time you get to the last page. THAT is the measure of a good book… I didn’t want it to end.
5 out of 5 stars
reviewed by lisa
T.K. Leigh, otherwise known as Tracy Leigh Kellam, is the USA Today Best Selling author of the Beautiful Mess series. 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.
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.