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Series: Deception Duet #2
Published by: Inc / Tracy Kellam
on October 13, 2015
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Romantic Suspense
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I should have resisted him, but I couldn’t. My addiction to him was all-consuming, the high from his touch unlike any other.
Without him, I couldn’t focus, couldn’t think, couldn’t breathe.
With him, I hated myself for being too weak to fight the devil himself.
And Tyler Burnham was the devil.
He used me.
He lied to me.
But he loved me. And he still does.
Unable to stop thinking about the man who deceived her, Mackenzie Delano struggles to move on and forget that Tyler Burnham ever walked into her life. But she still aches for him, despite his betrayal. Her mind is at war with her heart, a war that could be the difference between living and dying.
Tyler Burnham is lost without Mackenzie. As he contemplates the meaning of everything, he tries to find a way to prove that his feelings for her are true. That he would walk through fire to keep her at his side. That he would sacrifice it all…his career, his fortune, his life…to protect her.
The truth is, he may just have to…
Slaying The Dragon is the suspense-filled conclusion to T.K. Leigh’s Deception Duet.
I wanted to approach this book like it was a high-priced antique. I wanted to look at the beauty of the cover and the intrigue of the synopsis. I didn’t want to rush it. I wanted to savor it. With this being the conclusion of Tyler and Mackenzie’s story, I knew once I started, I would NOT be able to put it down. I would devour it whole, and I would look up and it would be over and I would be sad. My plan was to take it slow, but after staring at the cover and re-reading bits and pieces of Chasing The Dragon, Book 1 in the series, where it all began, I shot my plan all to HELL! There was no going back, and suddenly I didn’t care anymore. I wanted, NO, I NEEDED their happily ever after like I needed another breath. T.K. Leigh has THAT much power of me. It’s scary really! She is just too DAMN good at what she does!
T.K. Leigh once again, works her magic in the last installment of the Deception Duet series. She knows how to reel readers in from the get-go. With unforgettable characters and a suspenseful, sexy, and adventurous storyline, you will be hooked until the very last word is read. From the very beginning, there has been twists around every corner. I know you have questions. I had A LOT! Fear not, my romantic suspense junkies, SLAYING THE DRAGON will pull you from every single direction, making you crave more with every turn of the page. With its lively plot, heated sexual tension, surprising twists, and engaging characters, Leigh’s latest is another WINNER!
If you are looking for something sexy, edgy, captivating, and emotionally gripping, the Deception Duet by T.K. Leigh is definitely for you! It is a MUST READ in my book, and it will always have a special spot on my bookshelf where I can look at it from afar and pick it up whenever the mood strikes, which will probably be quite a bit.
“Wait, Mackenzie!” Tyler cried out after me. “Tell me what you want me to say and I’ll say it! Letting you walk away from me once was the biggest mistake of my life. I won’t do it again.”
I spun around just as I was about to open the front door. “You let me walk away from you?” I hissed, my teeth clenched.
“That’s not what I meant.” He ran his hands through his dark brown hair and I could see the desperation wash over him. “What I meant to say is all the lies, all of it… I’m so sorry I put you through it. But do you think I regret any of it?” His eyes grew more intense and impassioned, his chest heaving as he poured his heart out to me. “Not for a second.”
I glared at him, waiting for him to explain.
“If it wasn’t for all the lies, for my assignment, I never would have met you, so I’m not going to say I regret a fucking second of any of it. I don’t care what it takes to win back your heart. You can push me away all you want. You can tell me you’ll never forgive me, that there will never be an us again, but I will always come back for you. A hundred times. A thousand times. I will fight for us until I take my last breath.”
He stepped toward me, grabbing my hand in his, caressing my knuckles in such a delicate way that made me want to melt into a puddle.
“Please, Mackenzie…” He leaned toward me, brushing his lips against my forehead, kissing me so delicately, so lightly. “Serafina,” he whispered, “tell me what it will take and I’ll do it.”
Despite everything he had just said, I simply couldn’t let him back in. Relationships were based on trust, and Tyler took my trust and used it against me. I couldn’t forget that, no matter how much my skin yearned for his touch.
“You want to know what it’s going to take?” I asked softly, freeing my hand from his grasp.
He nodded, nervous anticipation radiating through his body as he looked at me with eager eyes.
“It’ll take one more time,” I murmured, opening the door. Peering over my shoulder, I saw his deflated expression. “It will always take one more time.”
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