Book Review: Playing with Fire (Tangled in Texas #2) by Alison Bliss


Playing with Fire

Playing with Fire by Alison Bliss

B&N (only $3.99!)

Amazon (only $3.99!)

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…


My Review:

Holy. Hotness! Okay, so I’ve been on a massive adult and NA kick after reading the Revelation series by Randi Cooley Wilson. I’m not quite ready to switch over to YA books as of yet, because….well….I want some steaminess….. Can you blame me?! I’ve been having an issue finding NA recs, especially since I don’t overly loved the whole “girl is broken and needs fixed” same old theme. So, I went to my local library’s ebook website and stocked up on a whole bunch of goodies.

Playing with Fire is possibly the best book I’ve read in 2015. Ok….maybe not. I did read a Kelley Armstrong and Cinda Williams Chima book closer toward January, but you know what I mean! This was amazing! I loved every single minute of it! I can’t even begin to tell all of you how much you need to go buy and read this book RIGHT NOW! I’m even going to provide purchase links at the top of this post so it’s just one quick click away from you. Because you need this on your Kindle or Nook or phone NOW!

Cowboy was such a sexy character. I thought that I was going to have a bit of an issue with him, because his name is really stupid, but it didn’t bug me in the slightest. He was tough, hot, independent, sexy, considerate, and rough around the edges. He could act like a perfect gentlemen one moment and a rough, sexy…well..cowboy the next moment. I loved him. Seriously, this book is worth reading JUST for him.

The only slight downside to this book is that Anna can be kind of obnoxious at times. Not always, and I DID like her character, but there were a few moments that I just wanted to shake the stupid out of her. I did really enjoy, though, how independent she was. She really stood up for herself and didn’t take any crap from anyways. Yet, she still had the sweet, shy, innocent thing going on. It was really quite the mixture!

I didn’t figure out what was happening in this book until it was revealed at the end. I probably figured it out a couple of pages before then, but I was blindsided! I love that the author had so much going on in this book and could still shock me.

One thing that I didn’t like, and the thing that’s going to knock this book down a half of a star, is what the author did with Alison’s parents. I don’t want to give too much away, because I don’t want to ruin it for you, but I wasn’t impressed with that storyline. I felt that it was unnecessary and made it seem a little silly. Did it take away from the book? No, not at all. It was a separate thing that only has like a one minute plot, but I didn’t like it.

Go read this book NOW!


Pages: 250

Published on October 26th, 2015

Published by Entangled Publishing

Rating: [rating: 4.5]