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.***
Move over Alexander Burnham - it is time for another Mr Burnham to shine!
This series focuses on the youngest Burnham sibling, Tyler. And what focus it is!
After events in the past, Tyler has closed himself off from love. Love em and leave em, that has been as far as his relationships have gone for a lot of years.
Mackenzie has demons of her own that she has pushed to the side but never tried to overcome.
There is an intensity between Tyler and Mackenzie. There is such strong attraction between the pair, but there is something more too.
Both have secrets from each other, and we all know how that always works out!
And when I got to the end of Chasing the Dragon, I knew that it was going to end in some kind of way like it did. There was no other way that this first part of the duet could end. I wanted to yell at Tyler and Mackenzie to stop what they were doing, knowing where things were heading.
T.K Leigh pulled me into this story, and I was dragged kicking and screaming out of it! I was captivated, needing to know more and more about our lovelies. There is a bit of a mystery woven into our story that will keep you on your toes. Who is the good guy, who is the bad?
Ms Leigh took me on an emotional rollercoaster. I laughed out loud at times, wanted to cry at others. The flow and pace of the story was just right. Though set over the period of only a couple of weeks, nothing felt rushed. The progression of the relationship felt natural (I am not a fan of the insta-love relationships we get in so many books).
I loved Mackenzie's best friends - I think we all need friends like them in our lives.
We were left on a bit of a cliffhanger (which Ms Leigh does apologise for at the end of the book), and yes I am impatient to find out what happens to Tyler and Mackenzie, but the wait (which is not going to be toooo long) is well worth the anticipation - delayed gratification and all that shiz!
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.