ARC Review – CHASING THE DRAGON by T.K. Leigh @TK_Leigh

ARC Review – CHASING THE DRAGON by T.K. Leigh @TK_LeighChasing the Dragon by T.K. Leigh
Series: Deception Duet #1
on May 11, 2015
Genres: Romantic Suspense
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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.***


WOW! What a ride! T.K. Leigh brings so much passion and intensity into her stories. Her words have a way of hypnotizing me, holding me captive until the very end. Every single time I finish a novel from this author, I am left speechless, at a loss for words, with my emotions all over the place, completely, utterly, and wonderfully spent. As a huge fan of Ms. Leigh’s BEAUTIFUL MESS series, I just knew she would bring her ‘A Game’ in this new spin-off series. It has got to be so hard when starting a new series after such a successful one. You have such high expectations to live up to. I’m here to tell you the expectations were surpassed in CHASING THE DRAGON. Once you get a taste of Tyler Burnham, there is no going back. Step aside Alexander Burnham. It is Tyler Burnham’s time to shine.

“I want to fill your vacant heart with whatever you need…lust, love, reverence. You name it and I’ll give it to you.”

I mean…COME ON! Total SWOON-WORTHY is he not?! CHASING THE DRAGON is about a woman who not just craves, but requires control. It’s about a man who will do what it takes to knock her off her axis and give up that control. She was supposed to be an assignment, nothing more. But when she ends up surrendering to him, giving up her control, and carefully placing it in his hands, the lines begin to blur, and walls start to crumble. How far will Tyler go to get the answers he needs from the woman who is digging her way into his heart and soul? Lies and deception can break a human being, especially one as vulnerable as Mackenzie Delano. Someone already broke her heart a long time ago. Will she be able to survive another blow?

Both of the main characters were amazing. T.K. Leigh is a master at creating these beautiful, complex, and strong heroes and heroines, and Mackenzie and Tyler are no exception. Mackenzie is a strong, independent, woman who is living her dream. Even with all of the heartache of the past, she is not looking to break anytime soon. Tyler Burnham is a gorgeous, successful, charming man. Tyler pushes Mackenzie, takes her out of her element, makes her stable life a little less stable. The control that Mackenzie covets is easily taken away by the man with the hypnotizing green eyes. He has her going off schedule and she no longer had the sudden urge to follow routine. She finally felt free.

“Truth or dare,”

Deception. It has the power to destroy everything, and for Tyler Burnham, it has the ability to take away his lightning strike.

Oh, all the feels, the suspense, the passion! It’s overwhelming. It’s intense. It’s beautiful. I believe T.K. Leigh has another Bestseller on her hands. CHASING THE DRAGON is a definite must read that will leave you stunned and craving so much more. It’s an incredibly engaging story that is sure to leave you breathless.

One cool looking masculine handsome man

About T.K. Leigh

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). 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.

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

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