Healing was my obsession… until she walked into my classroom.
Charlotte Ash: bright, young, traumatized, and my newest Art Therapy student.
I’ve taught many people how to conquer their demons through art. But Charlotte’s demons threaten to consume us both.
From the moment we lock eyes, I can’t stop watching her, can’t get her out of my head. She haunts my dreams and awakens my most depraved desires.
I’m addicted to her darkness. I crave her pain.
And I want her in the worst way.
I know I’m a monster, but I can’t bear to stay in the shadows anymore.
I need her by my side. Forever.
But what if my sweet Charlotte can’t give me all I demand?
What if, instead of healing her, I leave her broken… just like me?
Playing with Fyre is the first book in the Fyre & Ashes series, a dark stalker romance. This book contains material some may find triggering, such as sexual violence, swearing, blood, and mature themes.
*** Please note: this book was first included as a short story in the Stalkers Anthology. It has been revised, and has additional content. ***
Hailing from the notoriously sunny South Africa, Logan Fox writes deliciously dark and twisted romance. Her books feature gruff, grumpy alphas that, although broken, can almost always redeem themselves to their feisty heroines. Her couples have enough chemistry to fog up an ice rink, and her stories the kind of the grit and grime she loves reading herself.
The following ratings are out of 5: Romance: 💋💋💋💋 Heat/Steam: 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥 Story/Plot: 📙📕📗📘📔 World building: 🌎🌏🌍🌎🌏 Character development: 👨🏻👱🏻♀🧔🏻👩🏻👱🏼
The heroine: Charlotte Ash – She suffered intense trauma and was told by her therapist to try the Art Therapy course at the local college. She has a growing crush on her professor despite what happened to her in the past.
The Hero(es): Professor Gideon Frye – he teaches and Art Therapy Class and has a dark past. He is a psycho most assuredly but a handsome one and he has an all consuming obsession with Charlotte.
The Story: Charlotte is scared and traumatized and is trying her best to work through her issues. Though she is taking antidepressants and needs sleeping pills to get a nights sleep without nightmares. However, in place of the nightmares she has been having passionate dreams of her professor.
As the story goes on we find out how much of a stalker Gideon really is, but also how Charlotte can’t seem to resist him. I love stalker romance, and I really liked this book, but have to admit that this is a bit disturbing. Though he is acting as a professor it is Art Therapy and he has both psychology and art degrees so for him to be so deviant is a bit weird. Not to mention stalking and scaring a trauma victim.
But like I said, I love stalker/obsession books and this was a good one. I also love books about sociopaths and psychopaths that fall in love and Gideon Frye is all that and more. This is a pretty short story and was originally in the Stalk*ers anthology. However, three more chapters were added to this one. I can’t wait till Under Fyre (book 2).
I voluntarily read & reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts & opinions are my own.