Monday 9 March 2015

Review: Playing with Fire by Kat Black

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.

Review: I was so excited about reading this book, it took me a few pages to get into it but then once I had made in rods, that was me, couldn't put it down. The first book in this series was serious hot and steamy, the sexual tensions lept o the page in front of your eyes. Although this book is slightly slower in pace and there seem to be slightly fewer sex scenes, those scenes really are hot hot hot! 

I love the relationship between Annabel and Aiden. I love Aiden as a character, I think he is kind and generous and a real old fashioned gentleman whilst still being up to speed with modern society etc. He is obviously awesome in bed but he really takes care of Anabel and wants to better himself in the business world as well. I didn't like Anabel as much in this novel. I think she was melted during the first novel and now she seems to have lost that hard edge and been left with an indecisive nature. She seems to flip backwards and forwards in what she wants, don't we all, but at the same time I found this a little annoying. It doesn't take away from the storyline, she just grated on me a little. 

There are some glorious settings in this novel. As this is set between London and Ireland, we have the balance of the bustling busy restaurant and then the glorious Irish countryside and I have to admit, I feel in love with the Irish scenes somewhat! I really enjoyed reading about the moody ocean and the rolling hills. The part of the story that is set in Ireland really slows down the pace of Anabel's worrying, she seems comfortable there and this made for some really easy reading, we get to meet aides family as well who are highly entertaining. 

Overall it was really great to find out what happens next to Ms Frost and Aiden Flynn and I really enjoyed this novel sequel. If you haven't read the first in this series, I would definitely recommend reading that first as I think otherwise, you'll have a bit of catching up to do. If you're a fan of the first novel, you definitely won't be disappointed in this sequel and I'm sure you'll love getting better acquainted with Aiden Flynn once more as much as I did! 

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