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Slaying the Dragon by T.K. Leigh
Series: Deception Duet #2
Published: October 13th 2015 by Tracy Kellam
Print Length: 361 pages
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Mystery
Target Reader: New Adult
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I should have resisted him, but I couldn’t. My addiction to him was all-consuming, the high from his touch unlike any other.
Without him, I couldn’t focus, couldn’t think, couldn’t breathe.
With him, I hated myself for being too weak to fight the devil himself.
And Tyler Burnham was the devil.
He used me.
He lied to me.
But he loved me. And he still does.Unable to stop thinking about the man who deceived her, Mackenzie Delano struggles to move on with her life and forget that Tyler Burnham ever walked into her life. But she still aches for him, despite his betrayal. Her mind is at war with her heart, a war that could be the difference between living and dying.
Tyler Burnham is lost without Mackenzie. As he contemplates the meaning of everything, he tries to find a way to prove that his feelings for her are true. That he would walk through fire to keep her at his side. That he would sacrifice it all…his career, his fortune, his life…to protect her.
The truth is, he may just have to…
Recommended for readers 18 & up due to strong language, explicit sexual situations, and graphic violence.
This is the second book in a two-book duet, which must be read in order. If you have not yet read Chasing The Dragon, please start there.
REVIEW BY ALEXA
After jaded with Chasing the Dragon, Slaying the Dragon feels like redemption of TK Leigh. With this level of complexity and intensity, this is clearly not an easy reading. The story originally running super slow to describe the destruction of Mackenzie’s feeling from post-stranded relationship with Tyler. Chasing the Dragon also tells how Mackenzie struggle to survive and trying to step out of the turmoil of his love. While the mysterious villain continue to make acts of terror threatening her life.
With a terrific writing and the complexity of story line, it gives suspenseful aura. It will make you think hard to unravel the mystery behind all the terror with a twist that is almost difficult to predict until the end. TK Leigh maintain a sense of tension reader’s curiosity by providing slow play surprises.
The romance side was very dramatic with restlessness and a feeling of deep excavation. I’m frustrated with the process of the tug of their relationship to achieve a second chance. But this story would spoil the flashback scenes and emails with full of quotes that melt your heart. Tyler appear more human in here. Behind his tough appearance, he also slid trying to survive from parting with Mack. I could feel the emotion and seems so real. Mackenzie did appear stronger and trying to moving on, but her uneasy feeling create my sympathy levels go up and down throughout this story.
Slaying the Dragon is a journey full of suspense that drain all the emotion I had. This story also made me believe with true love is worth to fighting for. It is a story about redemption, second chances and love without limits.
Excerpt from SLAYING THE DRAGON by T.K. Leigh
“Wait, Mackenzie!” Tyler cried out after me. “Tell me what you want me to say and I’ll say it! Letting you walk away from me once was the biggest mistake of my life. I won’t do it again.”
I spun around just as I was about to open the front door. “You let me walk away from you?” I hissed, my teeth clenched.
“That’s not what I meant.” He ran his hands through his dark brown hair and I could see the desperation wash over him. “What I meant to say is all the lies, all of it… I’m so sorry I put you through it. But do you think I regret any of it?” His eyes grew more intense and impassioned, his chest heaving as he poured his heart out to me. “Not for a second.”
I glared at him, waiting for him to explain.
“If it wasn’t for all the lies, for my assignment, I never would have met you, so I’m not going to say I regret a fucking second of any of it. I don’t care what it takes to win back your heart. You can push me away all you want. You can tell me you’ll never forgive me, that there will never be an us again, but I will always come back for you. A hundred times. A thousand times. I will fight for us until I take my last breath.”
He stepped toward me, grabbing my hand in his, caressing my knuckles in such a delicate way that made me want to melt into a puddle.
“Please, Mackenzie…” He leaned toward me, brushing his lips against my forehead, kissing me so delicately, so lightly. “Serafina,” he whispered, “tell me what it will take and I’ll do it.”
Despite everything he had just said, I simply couldn’t let him back in. Relationships were based on trust, and Tyler took my trust and used it against me. I couldn’t forget that, no matter how much my skin yearned for his touch.
“You want to know what it’s going to take?” I asked softly, freeing my hand from his grasp.
He nodded, nervous anticipation radiating through his body as he looked at me with eager eyes.
“It’ll take one more time,” I murmured, opening the door. Peering over my shoulder, I saw his deflated expression. “It will always take one more time.”
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
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). 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.
T.K. Leigh is represented by Jane Dystel of Dystel & Goderich Literary Management. All publishing inquiries, including audio, foreign, and film rights, should be directed to her.
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