PLAYING WITH FIRE (Tangled in Texas #2) by Alison Bliss


(Tangled in Texas #2)
by Alison Bliss
Oct 26th 2015

“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…


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My Review:

Oh my goodness! PLAYING WITH FIRE is a scorching hot and sexy read! I expected nothing less about the legend that was Cowboy from author Alison Bliss as a follow-up to her debut book, Rules of Protection, and nothing less than excellence is what she gives her readers. Again. The plot is sexy and romantic, yet mysterious with a dash of danger. The characters have fun, yet realistic, well-developed personalities and the dialogue is charming with just the right amount of wit and snark. The core group from the first book in the Tangled in Texas series, ROP, are all back. Their friendships establishing a strong base and balance for the story.

Cowboy, the local legend and player, doesn’t know what to think of the pretty new librarian. His usual charm and panty-melting grin doesn’t seem to have the same power over her. Despite his best, and very consistent, efforts to get her to go out with him, she keeps shutting him down. He’s not used to being told no and is only more intrigued by her refusal. Anna Weber isn’t as immune to Cowboy’s charm as she tries to make him believe, but she has too many secrets of her own to give into the temptation. She’s all too aware of his reputation and doesn’t want to get burned, so she fights her desire for him even though he’s clearly irresistible.

Loved this book! I love it when the unexpected woman brings the player to his knees. Throw in a little danger, some intrigue, a lot of laughs, and steamy sexin’ scenes on the way to the HEA and you’ve got a book I didn’t want to put down. 4.5 stars

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About Alison Bliss:

Alison Bliss

ALISON BLISS grew up in Small Town, Texas, but currently resides in the Midwest with her husband and two sons. With so much testosterone in her home, it’s no wonder she writes “girl books.” She believes the best way to know if someone is your soul mate is by canoeing with them because if you both make it back alive, it’s obviously meant to be. Alison pens the type of books she loves to read most: fun, steamy love stories with heart, heat, laughter, and usually a cowboy or two. As she calls it, “Romance…with a sense of humor.” She loves to read anything with a good love story and great sex!

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