- Audible Audiobook
- Listening Length: 12 hours and 29 minutes
- Program Type: Audiobook
- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: Harlequin Books S.A.
- Audible.com Release Date: November 1, 2009
- Whispersync for Voice: Ready
- Language: English
- ASIN: B002VBAXP8
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Playing with Fire Audible Audiobook – Unabridged
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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.
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.
Review By: From Me to You ... Book Reviews
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The most endearing part of this, to me, was the relationship between Belle and her father. Such love and devotion, sacrifices are made so her father can get the care he needs and it shows. Belle's father was such a fun character when we got to see him too. You can hear the affection for each other in their voices, even if the father is an incurable flirt.
The story was very interesting and fast pace that kept me glued to the book until the very last word. Gena Showalter is just magnificent story crafter, every detail is planned so well that everything flows perfectly. While it has a serious side, there were some very humorous moments were I couldn't help but laugh out loud. Such a great book, if you haven't read it yet, you need to go get it now and sink into this fantastic story!