Monday, May 25, 2015

Blog Tour + Review: Chasing the Dragon by T.K. Leigh

Title: Chasing the Dragon
Series: Deception Duet #1
Author: T.K. Leigh
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Publish Date: May 11, 2015
Review Source: eArc
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 an amazing book! I will start off by telling you this is a cliffhanger but holy MOSES is it intense. I was hooked from the beginning. I couldn’t put this baby down even if I tried. You know when a book is so good that you keep thinking and wondering how it’s going to end? Well, this story is one of those that keeps you on the edge of your seat guessing. I love when a book isn’t predicable. 

Mackenzie has had a hard life. She was whisked into a life of secrecy and tragedy at such a young age. Trying to break free she goes off to college and meets some amazing friends. Then disaster happens and she holes up into herself. Feeling the need to take control of her life she turns into quite the control freak. She has to have control of every aspect of her life since she was deprived of being in control growing up. She refuses to let anyone in with the exception of her best friends. 

Tyler is just fascinating, a very handsome businessman that has his own skeletons in his closet. He too doesn’t let anyone in to his life that is until his brother gives him a case. He has to seek out and befriend Mackenzie. However, a friend isn’t what he got. After months of following Mackenzie, he thought that he could enter her life unaffected. Come to find out he found himself deeper than he ever thought was imaginable. Can Tyler and Mackenzie break out of their shells that they have been hibernating in? 

I can’t stress enough how amazing this book was. The story has so much going on you won’t know what hits you. I absolutely loved Mackenzie’s best friends. The characters melded so well that you feel as if they are your best friends too. I fell in love with Tyler; he’s so mysterious and forward. Mackenzie is a strong character but so vulnerable as well. 

The only thing I can really complain about this story is that I don’t have part two!! Is it fall yet??

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.


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