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.***
Let me start I love Mr. Burham. So when I heard that Mr. Burnham's brother will have his own book, I had to get my hands on it! I knew that Tyler would be different than his brother. However I had no idea how much.
Tyler is a man with his heart on his sleeve. Now I cannot say this is the case with each girl he meets. With Mackenzie around, it makes it a challenge to prevent this. Despite her being part of his mission, their relationship grows to more than what he wanted.
At the end, more people in The Beautiful Mess book series get involved. As T.K. Leigh's book before, the plot evolves to a story with twists and turns that left me completely perplexed. Such a tease with the cliff hanger!
As I have said before, I do not know of any book I have not loved from T.K. Leigh. I am looking forward to the next installment of Tyler and Mackenzie.
I rate the book a 4.4.
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.