Monday, October 26

Review: Playing With Fire by Alison Bliss

Title: Playing With Fire
By: Alison Bliss
Series: Tangled in Texas #2
My Copy: Ebook from Publisher
The BookWhisperer's Rating:

Nothing ignites a fire like the perfect match…

Anna Weber is every inch the proper librarian--old-fashioned, conservatively dressed right down to her tightly clipped flaming red hair. She's just moved to a small Texas town, and is determined to spend time with her friend before she has to disappear. Relationships aren't easy for her. She knows too well what it means to be burned. And the last thing she ever wants to do is fall in love…

Especially not with a fireman who's hot enough to set the entire state of Texas on fire.

Cowboy can't resist the fiery little librarian, and he's determined to make her his. Beneath that prim-and-proper exterior is a woman he very much wants to know--if she'd let him. She'll test his patience. His control. Hell, his very sanity. And for the first time, Cowboy wonders if he's found the one fire he can't control...

Part of my job here is to tell you how I truly felt about a book and sometimes it is the easiest job that I have and sometimes it is not.  Today is going to be an in-between.  There were some great things about this book that kept me interested until the very end.  For instance: I did like Anna.  I thought her dislike for Cowboy first off was amazing and since it was something that he was not used to; it made the interactions between them perfect.  And actually, Cowboy wasn’t that bad at all.  He had his overly-cocky moments but when he got down to business, he was a sweet guy.  Now throw in some drama that involves someone setting fires around town and you got yourself a suspenseful romance with some funny, witty lines.

However, there were parts that had me scratching my head.  The back and forth between Anna and Cowboy’s like for each other got tiring. This theme was present throughout the entire book.  It was too much, too bouncy for me.  While I am not going to give anything away, I will say that after one scene towards the end kind of ruined my feelings for Cowboy and Anna’s relationship – I no longer wanted them together.  This change of heart came out of nowhere and left me confused about what just happened.  After the reason was explained, I still didn’t see why one character even forgave the incident.  

And there was also the reason why Anna was always on the run, the realization of what truly happened when she was little, the flashbacks, and how it all came to the forefront.  I had a hard time understanding how this all added up.  I feel like Anna would have realized what happened earlier, maybe her step-father would have had some insight to the incident that happened when she was young, and how this mysterious person still loves Anna after all she put him through without knowing the truth.

So, yes, it was a good book and while I enjoyed most of it, I felt that there were some holes throughout the plot that kept me from loving it.

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