Author: Kat Black
Published: February 26th 2015 by HarperCollins Mischief
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Blurb: The steamy story of Annabel Frost and Aidan Flynn continues … Can you handle the heat?
Before Aidan Flynn had swept into her life with the destructive force of a wildfire, Annabel Frost had thought she'd had all she needed from her life. A successful career, financial independence, emotional restraint. Things that were safe, secure, steady. Everything her childhood hadn't been.
Aidan represented none of that. Reckless and risky he'd been the red hot flame that melted the icy layers of her long-frozen heart. Having run from him once, Annabel should have learnt to leave trouble well enough alone.
But now Aidan is back, turning up the heat. And regardless of the danger of getting herself badly burned, Annabel can't seem to resist the temptation to play with this particular fire.
*First of all I would like to thank the publisher for sending me a copy of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.*
Review: Playing with Fire is the sequel of Melting Ms Frost where we met Annabel, an ice queen who ruled her restaurant with iron hand and had no interest in personal relationships. Until Aidan. This gambler Irishman loves challenges and Annabel sure is one. But then Annabel and her mum's past came back to almost destroy them. This story begins six weeks after they ended in hospital and Annabel run away from Aidan because she realised she cared too much for him. But Aidan is back and determined to give them another chance.
In this story we get to know Aidan and Annabel so much more. They start dating and we see new sides of them. Annabel is almost ready to give herself to Aidan (not completely but close) and we start loving and understanding her a bit more, the ice queen has slowly melted. Aidan is the perfect gentleman, always anticipating Annabel's needs and giving her space when she needs it. You can tell how much he cares about her. And in the bedroom he forgets his gentleness and gives us some really sexy scenes.
It was also lovely to get to know Aidan's family in Ireland, a setting beautifully described by Kat Black. I just wanted to jump on a plane and visit the Emerald Isle (let me know if Aidan is available for guided tours). All in all Playing with fire is a beautiful tale that Aidan and Annabel's old fans (and I'm sure new ones too) will love. Full of drama and with some unexpected twists, I am sure it will keep you hooked for hours until you know everything about this explosive couple.