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Chasing The Dragon (Deception Duet Book 1) by [Leigh, T.K.]
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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?

***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 Bestselling 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.***

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2570 KB
  • Print Length: 438 pages
  • Publisher: Carpe Per Diem, Inc. / Tracy Kellam (11 May 2015)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
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  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #86,234 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)

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**this review kinda sorta contains spoilers but nothing soecific**
T.K. Leigh has done it again, she's made me fall in love with another Burnham. Tyler is just an enigmatic and sexy and sweet and just perfect like his older brother without the anger. I was hooked with this story from the beginning and when I got to the end I wanted part 2 so much, I can't wait for part 2. I love how it ends with out the OMG cliffhanger but it does leave you wanting more.
The characters are all so loveable and their relationships feel real. Kenzie and Tyler are meant be together and i hope th get their HEA in book 2. I think there is more to the story of her dad which is what makes this book so good, it keeps you guessing.
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I give this book 5 stars. If I could give it more i would. I love everything that T.K Leigh writes. This story has everything. It has passion, tension, love, lies, betrayal, anger, lust, sadness. I was on my the edge of my seat the whole time i read this. I could not put it down. While I was not reading, i was thinking about the story line and the characters. Like all of T.K's stories, Tyler and Mackenzie's story will stay with me. I recommend her stories to anyone that will listen and if they don't want to listen, i tell them anyway. Written with such excellence. She is truly and inspiration. I can't wait to read more from this amazing author. Well done and PLEASE keep writing.
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5.0 out of 5 stars An emotional thrill ride of epic proportions.... 11 May 2015
By Lisa - A Risque' Affair Book Blog - Published on
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***** 5 stars *****

my gawd.... TK Leigh outdid herself with this one. I was given an arc in exchange for my honest review.

"I want to fill your vacant heart with whatever you need... lust, love,reverence. You name it and I'll give it to you."

Mackenzie controls every aspect of her life after her heart gets broken, years prior. She meticulously keeps everything in order. She has no time for love.
Tyler is given a case to retrieve information from a woman who lets no one in. Neither one was expecting to have the other infiltrate their every thought. If they want to have a relationship, they need to break all the rules and follow their hearts.

"I'll ruin you. I'll destroy you. If you let me in, know that I will dismantle everything. Your world, your existence, your life. Everything."

If you've read any of T.K. Leigh's previous novels, you'll go into this one with high expectations. This one far exceeded any expectations I had. 'Chasing the Dragon' was an emotional, thrill ride of epic proportions. I was a big Team Cam member, but Tyler has definitely given him a run for his money. Imagine taking the best parts of Alex and Cam and putting them together... THAT is Tyler. Did you just swoon a little?

"I'd rather you break my heart than to never have felt it beat to begin with."

I saw TK Leigh was putting out a new book and I knew I HAD to read it. She's just one of those authors that you know you won't be disappointed with their work. I was at the edge of my seat the entire time reading this. You will go through an entire range of emotions and be physically exhausted by time you get to the last page. THAT is the measure of a good book... I didn't want it to end.
11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Oh, all the feels, the suspense, the passion! It’s overwhelming. It’s intense. It’s beautiful! 11 May 2015
By Shayna Renee's Spicy Reads - Published on
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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.

*Gifted copy provided by the author in exchange for an honest review *
10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing!!! 11 May 2015
By Stacy Hahn - Published on
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Chasing The Dragon is everything you expect from TK Leigh and more! There is mystery, suspense, drama, secrets, betrayal, intrigue, passion and love!

Mackenzie's life has been one of secrets and sadness having to hide who she is for her own protection. After being betrayed by the man she loved and trusted Mackenzie sought comfort in control and not letting anyone in except for her two best friends. She thinks she is perfectly happy living that way until she meets a gorgeous man who sweeps her off her feet. No matter how hard she tries to not let him affect her, he does.

Tyler Burnham is working an assignment with his brother for the FBI. He is to get in a relationship and gain information from a woman whom the FBI claims has information affecting national security. He has been living in his past pain, grief and loneliness. Not making a connection to anyone for more than the physical, so he felt he could do his job no problem. Get in a relationship with his asset to get information to get his job done. No risk there since he has felt nothing since the death of the love of his life. Only it wasn't that easy.

Tyler and Mackenzie have an instant attraction and chemistry that leave them both off kilter and questioning everything they thought they believe. Tyler is absolutely swoon worthy and knows just what to say and do. Soon he finds that he is feeling things he hadn't felt in years and he is torn. How far will Tyler go to find out what he's looking for? Will he abandon his assignment or deal Mackenzie the worst type of betrayal ever?

This book overwhelmed me in such an amazing way. I could not get enough! My heart and mind could hardly take the emotional roller coaster ride it was on. This is book one of a two book duet, and I am beyond excited to see what is to come!
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars There's a new Mr. Burnham in town! 11 May 2015
By T. Krohn - Published on
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I received an ARC in exchange for a honest review.

Mackenzie meticulously plans everything in her life. She needs order, a routine. Something happened to her in college and it broke her. Her routine keeps her grounded. It gives her a sense of control.
Tyler keeps himself busy with work to try and block out the past. His new assignment takes him to Texas. Tyler is just trying to do his job. What he didn't expect was to develop such strong feelings for the woman he was hired to get information from.
To say that sparks fly when they are around each other would be an understatement. No it wasn't just sparks, lightning struck and left them both forever changed. But sometimes lightning burns. They are chasing the dragon together. But what will happen when the truth comes out?

I have read all of T.K Leigh's books and have loved every single one of them. I started this book with high expectations and she did not disappoint! I loved the storyline. I found myself racing to the finish to see what would happen. I'm looking forward to reading the next book. I have always been Team Alex so I never thought I'd find myself saying this but I can't deny it. Move over Alexander there's a new Mr. Burnham in town!!!
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars For years she has been this new person yet she has never felt like she belonged 11 May 2015
By Samaris - Published on
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Mackenzie has not lived a normal life by anyone’s standards. I mean who could when at a young age she was dragged from her home and sequestered with a new identity and in a new city without being told why? For years she has been this new person yet she has never felt like she belonged. She has changed not only her name but who she is as well. Long gone is the trusting, carefree girl and in her place is a control freak who has to plan her life down to the minute and someone who no longer knows how to trust. When Tyler pursues her with a passion she doesn’t know what to do. This man has the ability to make her feel and share all the secrets that have haunted her since childhood. Tyler knows that he shouldn’t develop feelings for Mackenzie. She is after all an assignment but he can’t help the way she draws him in. The more time he spends with her the more sucked in he becomes. When it appears that her past is catching up to her in more ways than one Tyler goes into full on protection mode. But can either of them survive the secrets that brought them together? Can the past finally been laid to rest and both of them still come out in one piece? A tale that will suck you in til the very end.