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...
In August 2014 I read the first book in the Tangled in Texas series ‘Rules of Protection’ by Alison Bliss. Not only did I completely fell in love with her writing and this series, I also became a part of her street team. Soon I not only was a big fan of ‘Rules of Protection’, but also came to know Alison Bliss a little more. Not only is she a great author but she’s also a very kind person who really cares for her fans. So when her new book ‘Playing With Fire’, the second book in the Tangled in Texas series was available for reviewing, I signed up as soon as possible. I was super excited to start reading and when I finally was able to, I didn’t stop until the very end.
In ‘Playing With Fire’ we meet Anne Weber, a librarian who knows how to hide herself between books and boring clothes. Anne has just gotten a new job as a librarian in a small Texas town, a town she visited before almost ten years ago. Anne loves the little town and its people, but she also knows she won’t be able to stay for long. When handsome playboy ‘Cowboy’ starts noticing her, Anne doesn’t know what to think. All she wants is to stay away from Cowboy, since she just knows he is trouble, but her body and heart seem to want something else.
Cowboy has always had a reputation for being a total womanizer, and he always made sure his reputation stayed in place by flirting with every woman who came to town. But when Cowboy meets Anne his life changes instantly. All Cowboy wants it to spend time with Anne, but Anne is the only woman who doesn’t seem to want to spend time with him.
For a very long time I was waiting to finally read the second book in this series. And now I just can’t believe I’ve read it already. I should have read slower… I should have been able to enjoy it longer… Well.. Who am I kidding? This series is meant to devour!! From the moment I started reading ‘Playing With Fire’ I just couldn’t stop. This is just such an addicting read, you really can’t stop until you know how it ends. The romance is sweet, hot and just makes you fall in love with those characters.
The two main characters Anne and Cowboy were great and I loved them from the very first page. Especially Anne. I loved how shy and even a little naïve she was. But most of all I loved the way she acted and reacted when Cowboy was near her. Her reactions definitely made me laugh at times. And although I really don’t like arrogant man, Cowboy was a character I liked from the moment I read about him in ‘Rules of Protection’. Somehow you just know there is more to this character than his arrogance.
The best parts about this book were definitely the ones were Anne and Cowboy were arguing about Cowboy’s reputation and why they shouldn’t date. It definitely made me laugh a lot.
But not only is this book a great, steamy and hot romance but there’s also quite a lot of mystery. I really loved the combination of these two genres.
Yes, this book definitely gets 5 stars from me. I just love this series and I can’t believe I have to wait again to read the next book in this series.
Alison Bliss is definitely an author who should be watched.. because she can really write!
About the Author:
As the youngest of five girls, Alison Bliss has never turned down a challenge...or been called by the right name. Her writing career may have started out as a dare by one of her sisters, but Alison hasn't put her pen down since.
She grew up on a small island off the Texas Gulf Coast, where most of her childhood vacations consisted of camping or hunting trips to the deer lease. Although she'll always be a Texan at heart, Alison currently resides in the Midwest with her Iowa farm-boy husband and their two sons. With so much testosterone in her home, it's no wonder she writes "girl books."
She's an animal lover, a closet video game enthusiast, and 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's an avid romance reader who enjoys penning 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."