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by Gena Showalter

  • Author: Gena Showalter
  • ISBN: 0778304574
  • ISBN13: 978-0778304579
  • ePub: 1806 kb | FB2: 1559 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Fantasy
  • Publisher: Mira Books (January 1, 2011)
  • Pages: 384
  • Rating: 4.5/5
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Playing with Fire ePub download

Playing With Fire, . Part of Tales of an Extraordinary Girl series by Gena Showalter. I knew what was happening here. He teetered on the brink of firing me and was simply trying to work up the courage to utter the words.

Playing With Fire, . And, I realized with shattering fear, I might not be able to talk him out of it this time. By this point in our previous talks, he was usually sending me on my way with a stern (but perverted) warning.

Playing with Fire book. I bought Playing with Fire from a used bookstore almost five years ago right after discovering Gena Showalter's Lords of the Underworld series. Earth, Wind & Fire aren't just a band anymore. Read for the 2015 TBR Challenge-June-More Than One. The challenge is hosted by Wendy the Super Librarian. Gena Showalter is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over thirty books in paranormal and contemporary romances, as well as young adult novels. Her series include White Rabbit Chronicles, Angels of the Dark, Otherworld Assassins, Lords of the Underworld, Alien Huntress and Intertwined.

Author: Gena Showalter. Used to be my greatest achievement was holding a job more than three days

Author: Gena Showalter. Used to be my greatest achievement was holding a job more than three days. Of course I got wicked sick

A daughter!-he shoved to his feet, skidding his stool backward. He prowled to the far counter and withdrew something from one of the drawers. He kept his back to me.

A daughter!-he shoved to his feet, skidding his stool backward. Whatever you say, boss, I said uncertainly. What was he doing? Good. He pivoted on his heel and came toward me carrying a-ohmygod! He was holding a knife!Gasping, I jolted backward and tumbled off the stool. I landed with a thump, the cold linoleum floor doing nothing to cushion my fall. A sharp pain shot up my arms. Air shield, air shield. I needed a freaking air.

Gena Showalter is the New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author of over fifty books, including the acclaimed Lords of the Underworld and Angels of the Dark series, and the White Rabbit Chronicles. She writes sizzling paranormal romance, heartwarming contemporary romance, and unputdownable young adult novels, and lives in Oklahoma City with her family and menagerie of dogs.

Playing with Fire Gena Showalter. barista Belle Jamison dreams of a better job and a decent love life. Until a crazy scientist spikes her mocha latte! Suddenly Belle can wield the four elements-earth, wind, fire and water-with only a thought. Coffee too hot? No problem. The Vampire’s Bride Thanks to Showalter’s great writing and imagination, this story, reminiscent of a reality show with all-powerful gods pulling everyone’s strings, will really appeal. The Darkest Pleasure Showalter’s darkly dangerous LORDS OF THE UNDERWORLD trilogy, with its tortured characters, comes to a very satisfactory conclusion.

Gena Showalter (b. 1975, Oklahoma) is an American Author in the genres of Contemporary Romance, Paranormal Romance, and Young Adult. As of late 2007 Showalter had published 14 books, and been named in two best seller lists. The Stone Prince (Showalter's first published work) HQN Books, September 2004, ISBN 0373770073. The Pleasure Slave HQN Books, February 2005, ISBN 0373770324. Heart of the Dragon HQN Books/ September 2005, ISBN 037377057X. Jewel of Atlantis HQN Books/ February 2006, ISBN 0373770960.

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Twenty-four-year-old barista Belle Jamison dreams of a better job and a decent love life. Until a crazy scientist spikes her mocha latte! Suddenly Belle can wield the four elements-earth, wind, fire and water-with only a thought. Coffee too hot? No problem. Hair in need of a blow-dry? Done. Gorgeous government agent Rome Masters has been sent to neutralize Belle. But he's not the only one after her. Together they must outrun the rogue agents on their trail and find a way to control her powers. There's just one problem: the sparks Belle and Rome generate are even hotter than the ones flying from her eyes-and with her future on the line, now is the worst possible time to fall in love....
In the first third of the book, I gave up on reading it.
Then, later, decided to give a second chance, and I was able to finish it because it got better.
The main character it's unbelievable in a bad way.
Her mind is a complete chaos, and I can't relate or understand a person like that, well, because people like that doesn't exist.
It's the kind of character without any common sense and even small talk gets side tracked on some nonsense unrelated discussion. All possible development during dialogues is frequently sidetracked and ruined.
Example of the nonsense: Never ever trust the guy helping you, but invite some random guy passing by, to a motel for sex. It was an excuse to escape, but where were the trusting issues this time?

Happened too many times. I understood the purpose of presenting such a chaotic mind, but it just makes her unbelievable.

Anyway, the plot is interesting and after the first third of the book, I can say I enjoy following the story.
So, if you don't mind you main character doing stupid things and making nonsense decisions, then you will be able to enjoy it, because it truly gets better and even gets some funny moments.
Playing with Fire
Someone had related this romance to Kat and Bones and I must respectfully disagree. The romance just didn't hit that level of intimacy and I felt like the ending (as far as the romance) was forced...that the characters weren't there yet. Now the story line was very enjoyable and I actually laughed out loud at some parts. I loved the side kick and I can't remember anything but his (self given) nickname: Crazy Bones who is 19 years old with blue hair and piercings and a bit of a pervert. Oh I just found it, Tanner. That kid made me laugh.

-Belle (the main character) shouted, "Are you calling me easy?" Tanner: "Close your pie hole, Viper. I'm not meaning no disrespect, okay?"

-Tanner when lifting Rome's (the hero's) head: "My God," he grunted. "You weren't lying. What kind of cat chow has this heifer been eating?"

-Tanner, when Belle and Rome are questioning a captive who "belted out a little-girl scream": "...Tanner ran into the room and slapped him. `You should be ashamed of yourself!'"

Ok, so the story line: something happens to Belle where she acquires superpowers and Rome is sent to "neutralize" her. Rome works for a faction of the government and "Pretty Boy" works for an opposing group and they both want to use Belle's new powers.

The beginning of the book is annoying because Belle keeps trying to get away and it seems that every stupid female is always trying to get away from the one person who can help them so that they can "think". Idiots! Yes, that is it, run away so the bad guys can find you! But if she hadn't run away we wouldn't have met Tanner and as evidenced by my quote's above, I just love that kid.

I also didn't like Belle's jealousy over Rome's ex-wife. It was embarrassing. Not saying I wouldn't be jealous, but I hope I wouldn't act like that. I was cringing while I read those parts. Yuckth.

I can't decide if I want to read more, not because I didn't like this book but because I read the premise of the second book and it feels too angst-ridden to me. Someone said Rome is really mean, so I think that would bother me. We shall see.
Belle Jamison leads an ordinary life, sort of. She can't keep a job and she has no love life. She's just about to lose her job at a coffee shop when a strange thing happens. During a melee, a scientist slips Belle a compound that gives her supernatural powers. Now she can start fires, freeze people and control the elements. Pretty cool, huh?

While Belle is suffering with what she thinks is the flu, or food poisoning, government agent Rome Masters enters her life. Rome knows he should turn Belle over to his employers, but he can't quite do that. He wants her to help him with a problem. While running from two different groups of people, the pair fight a powerful attraction that has built between them.

Playing with Fire is a fantastic blend of humor, warmth, sex, and adventure. Belle is an unlikely heroine, who struggles to control her new abilities. Rome is a sexy agent that I fell in love with the minute he entered the room. Together, Belle and Rome make a powerful pair. One of the things I loved the most about them was the care and concern they showed not only for each other, but for their family members.

Playing with Fire is a roller coaster ride that will take a reader through spills, chills and thrills. When it's over you'll be wondering what's next for the fascinating characters, and their unique supporting cast, which includes fun loving Tanner and a sexy agent who can plug himself into an electrical socket, literally. The tagline on this novel says "Tales of an Extra Ordinary Girl." This book definitely lives up to its boast.


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