Playing With Fire - Kayla Perrin Title: Playing with Fire

Series: N/A

Author: Kayla Perrin

Genre: Romance

Blurb: It's time to play the players.

Zienna Thomas has finally found a man with forever potential: Nicholas Aubry is charming, successful, easy on the eyes and tender in bed. Everything is great…until Nicholas introduces his longtime friend Wendell Creighton. Zienna already knows Wendell—every luscious inch of him. Once upon a time she'd thought Wendell was The One, but though they burned up the sheets together, he balked at a real commitment.

Now Wendell is back on the scene, eyeing Zienna as if she's a cool drink on a blistering day…and she's feeling the heat, too. Soon Zienna is part of a torrid triangle, wondering which to choose: sweet, soul-satisfying Nicholas or scorching, sexy Wendell. But a wicked part of her wonders, Can't I have both?

The naughty thrill of keeping two lovers in the dark and in her bed is powerful stuff. But Zienna knows she's playing a dangerous game—just how dangerous remains to be seen, because when the truth comes out and the testosterone-fueled rivalry threatens to explode, someone is goingto get burned….

Thoughts: Zienna had finally found a way to move on after having her heart broken. And finally found another guy that might be able to fill the cold ache in her heart. But when her boyfriend asks her to meet his best friend, Zienna is not expecting that man to be the one who broke her heart years ago! But the worst part is that the sparks between them are even stronger than ever. Will they be able to resist their attraction to each other? And will Zienna be able to forgive him when she finds out the true reason he left her?

I can tell you straight off that this book will not be for everyone. Not only is the book based around a love triangle with Zienna having feelings for both men, she does sleep with both men in the novel within a short period of time. She continues to carry on an affair, while technically still in a relationship with the other guy. While I thought the author did an excellent job portraying Zienna's feelings and emotions and describing how she is drawn to both men for different reasons, some people may be turned off by that. While I wish she had broken things off with Nicholas - and been honest about her doubts - life is not always so cut and dried. And the author does an excellent job representing that in this book. And the ending is so shocking - it definitely catches you off guard. The way things unfold is just totally unexpected. Not really in who she winds up with, but in the way things finally occur.

Overall, if you're looking for a stereotypical romance, this may not be what you're looking for. But if you're looking for something a little different, something dealing with relationship struggles on more of a everyday level, you should give this one a try.

Rate: B+

Review by: Sarah

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