I was jumped. But nobody believed me.

They would have killed me if I didn’t fight back. 

Only once I started, I couldn’t stop myself.


The cops arrested me.


The town raged against me.


The judge made an example out of me.


Everyone abandoned me except my little sister.


Ten years later, she’s set to marry one of the men that destroyed my life. 

And all she wants is her big brother at her side. 


I didn’t think things could get much worse until Natalie Bell steps out of her fancy car with red-bottomed heels to check in at my Lodge. 

A city girl doesn’t quite fit into my life out here in the wilderness. But when she’s ready to stand up for me against my biggest enemies, she happens to fit quite nicely at my side.


This fire inside of me used to be fueled by hate. Now, I only burn for her.  

They can try to force me back up on that stake and light every match in their books.

But I’m a different man now.

You see, once you learn how to live in the flames, they can no longer hurt you.


"This story will have you on the edge of your seat as the fire blazes from every direction, but the hope, loyalty, love and second chances glow so bright they won’t ever burn out!" -Tracey, Life Reads with Friends Blog


"It feels as if author C.E. Johnson has written this cast of characters straight into my heart!" -Misty's Corner Reviews


"Wow, wow, wow! I fell hard and fast for Owen and Natalie’s love story!" - Lover of Books


"C.E. Johnson does this incredible thing were she balances romance and suspense together to take you on a heck of a ride and Watch Me Burn was exactly that."  -Sofie, Books and Dogs


"I love a book where the couple leans on one another and where the woman is also protective of her man."  -Melissa, Goodreads


"This book was utterly amazing! The author wrote an amazing story with characters that you absolutely love and some you absolutely want to smack, with a story of twists and emotionally charged love story!" - Courtney, ReadonReader


"This is a beautifully written story which is filled with angst, drama, danger, suspense, twists, emotions, and love, which all leads to a fun and entertaining read." -Wendy, Goodreads


"Everest, Gill and Whack are men that will steal your heart. Talk about broken, broody men!" -Book Reviews by Chrissyb


Each book in the Elements of the Heart series are complete standalones! You don't have to read them in order! But if you do, Watch Me Drown is the first in this interconnected standalone series! You can find it here now!