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.***
I've been wanting to read T.K. Leigh for a long time now, sadly I haven't had the time, until now. And boy am I kicking myself for not making time earlier. As soon as I get a chance, her other books are at the top of my to be read list, and I can't wait to read them. This book was awesome, and had me anxious to see where it would end up! I was hooked from the very start and had problems putting down my kindle to sleep.
Mackenzie Delano has been hiding since she was young. She's not really Mackenzie though. She is Sarafina Galloway, but no one can know that. I really love Mackenzie. She hasn't had the easiest of lives. She has worked hard for what she does have, but she has lost herself. And nothing will throw her from her scheduled life. Well, until she meets Tyler. He is her mystery man. But, just like everyone else, he has secrets too!
Tyler Burnham has to get Mackenzie to trust him with her biggest secret...who she really is. But what happens when feelings become involved and she isn't just an asset anymore? If his secret comes out, it will break both of them. She is his lightning.
But "sometimes lightning burns"
This book has so many questions. I have no clue how it will all work out in the next book! I don't know if I can wait until the fall for the next one!
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.