Slaying the Dragon by T.K. Leigh – KATIE’S REVIEW

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I loved the original Mr. Burnham, and I wanted to know if the other Mr. Burnham can live up to the reputation.


5 stars


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 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…

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Wow! What a roller coaster ride Slaying the Dragon was! I was enthralled from beginning to end! One minute I am fighting back the tears, feeling the losses and hurt alongside with the couple; the next, I am riding high on the feelings evoked in me. I caught myself biting my nails many times as I tried to figure out who was behind the multiple tragedies that had struck Mackenzie and her family. TK has managed to keep you enthralled not only with the drama, but also the love story of Mackenzie and Tyler.

Slaying the Dragon picks up within a few days of the ending of Chasing the Dragon. I loved Tyler and Mackenzie in Chasing the Dragon and I hoped that I would still love them after all the deception and lies from the first book. Tyler is not as intense and demanding as his brother is, but he has had different life experiences. Tyler has suffered tragedy and devastating loss in the original series, A Beautiful Mess. After feeling his losses right alongside him, I wasn’t sure if I would be able to love him and Mackenzie. Lesser other authors would not have been able to pull it off, but I definitely loved the couple! Tyler is more of a quiet alpha compared to his brother; his dominance sneaks up on Mackenzie, and she easily submits to him.

I really sympathized with Mackenzie in this book. She bore her soul to Tyler in Chasing the Dragon, but she was then burned. Slaying the Dragon find Mackenzie alone and vulnerable after she leaves Tyler. I really felt for the woman. She has done nothing wrong, but yet life seems to be punishing her.

I really enjoyed reading the follow up conclusion to the story of Tyler and Mackenzie, and loved the way it turned out!

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