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Playing with Fire

Book 1, Mended Hearts

This book can be downloaded and read in iBooks on your Mac or iOS device.


A new standalone romantic suspense from a NYT Bestseller. Intended for mature readers.

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.

A woman with a secret past. A man determined to protect her. A dangerous passion that could cost them both everything.

Customer Reviews

Playing with Fire

Playing with fire is the first book in Lexi Ryan's series Mended Hearts. It definitely starts out blazing. It is a stand alone book, but she has characters from her New Hope series, and it's written where you do it need to read the other books, but why wouldn't you?! They are all incredible as well as Playing With Fire. I recommend you read them as well. This is Max's and Doc Phoenix's story. Nix has a lot of hidden secrets keeping her from having any kind of relationship. But Max is making it hard for her to keep that from happening. I like how the characters comes and go from the New Hope series. I still love William! The all play a role in the book, and we are introduced more with Cade, who it appears his story is next. Nix's past has come back to haunt her. Demons she thought were gone, are once again keeping her closed off to the one man that loves her. I admit it was a very thrilling and romantic book that keeps you engaged during the whole story. I enjoy very much a book that has twists and turns and keeps you guessing. The love story of Max and Nix is very real, and had me rooting for Max the whole story through. A very lovable, hot and sexy thrilling ride. Already can't wait until the next story in is series. Thank you Lexi!

Loving Max and Nix

There are spoilers if you have not read the prior New Hope stories especially the Here and Now series....

Max and Nix... This was such an amazing and emotional story. Max has had much heartache as we have seen after Hannah chose Nate, but he is an amazing father as he raises his daughter. Nix moved to New Hope to escape her past and she guards those secrets, especially after she has lost one love after telling him the truth. Max and Nix have a solid chemistry that Nix is not willing to give in to as she can't go through that again. However, Nix's past seems to be catching up to her as things start popping up and she finds safety in Max.

Will these two be able to truly escape Nix's past and let the chemistry they have ignite? Will her past take her away from Max and New Hope altogether? This is an amazing suspenseful love story that keeps you guessing until the end. I love all that Lexi has poured into all the New Hope stories!

Playing with Fire by Lexi Ryan

All I can say is WOW! Just when I think Lexi Ryan can't top her last book...she goes and does it AGAIN!

Max and Nix's story had me on the edge of my chair most pages while I was trying to put together the pieces of the story. This story was so compelling I whined when I had to put the book down to attend to my real life. I felt this story was told so well that I could see it coming to life in my mind while reading it. Great Book and Incredible Author!!!

I don't give spoilers as I don't like being told the story before I have had a chance to read it. All I can say is hurry and order this book ASAP! So good I didn't want it to end.

Now I sit impatiently for Lexi Ryan's next book.........

Patricia Greco

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Playing with Fire
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  • $3.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Suspense
  • Published: Jul 07, 2015
  • Publisher: Ever After, LLC
  • Seller: Ever After, LLC
  • Print Length: 300 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Series: Book 1, Mended Hearts
  • Version: 1.0
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.5 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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