Published by Self-Published on 7th July 2015
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Issues, Romance
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Dr. Phoenix Reid isn't who she seems...
Everyone knows a phoenix rises from the ashes. What they don't talk about are the people she drags with her into the fire.
I thought one hot night with Max Hallowell was harmless. I never expected it would force me to face my past or bring back the man who swore he'd never let me go. Now Max wants to help me. Wants to save me. But if I let him, he'll be destroyed. I can already smell the flames.
A woman with a secret past. A man determined to protect her. A dangerous passion that could cost them both everything.
Reviewed by Kelly
*I received an eARC in exchange for a review*
Oh wow! I went in to Playing With Fire expecting one of the sexy stories that I love Lexi Ryan for. I definitely got that but I also got a whole lot more. And I loved it!
There were twists and turns galore in Nix’s story and there were lots of times when I wondered just how Lexi Ryan would resolve them for Nix so that she could have her HEA. Hell, I began to wonder if Nix would even get her HEA! Her past wasn’t something she ever spoke about with her close circle of friends so her life before her arrival in New Hope was a mystery. Playing with Fire shed light on that and wow, poor Nix. I ached for what she’d had to endure. Lexi Ryan kept me on the edge of my seat as I read, and I was left wondering just what the heck was going on! Bravo!
What to say about Max, sweet, sweet Max? Possibly the most caring and patient (fictional) guy on the planet! I loved reading his interactions with Claire and reading about his life with her. I loved how he knew that Nix needed time and a non-judgmental ear to listen to her past and he gave her both of those things. I’m not sure how Lexi Ryan does it but, yet again, I’ve fallen for a New Hope guy. Do I really have to choose my favourite?
Playing with Fire can be read as a standalone so you’re fine to dive in and meet Nix and Max. Make some space in your diary though because I can guarantee that you’ll want to meet the rest of the gang!