Review: Games of Fire: by Airicka Phoenix
Sophie has enough problems in her life without Spencer turning her blood to fire, without his eyes freezing and burning her, without his hatred of her. Since his migration into the house next to hers, Sophia Valdez isn’t sure whether she wants to toss him under a bus or kiss that smirking mouth of his. But even as the temperature rises around them, leaping flames of passion, want and desire,everything either has ever known will be shattered by the lurking shadow hounding their every step, wanting revenge.
Spencer Rowth moves to the sleepy town of River Port with his mother and twelve year old sister, Suzy, to escape a deceitful father, an unfaithful girlfriend and a life crumbling much too fast for him to grapple onto only to be smacked upside the head by the last thing he wanted again. Sophie was everything he refused to want. Her temper, her wit, her laugh, her smile, the way her entire body goes up in flames under his hands are things he would rather slam a lid on and forget. Instead, he finds himself falling for the smart-mouth next door. But how long will he have before the evil chasing them catches up? How long before the very thing he never wanted becomes his only thread to sanity? And who is after them? What do they want and why do they want Spencer and Sophie dead?
I received this book to give an honest review.
I have to give this book a 4 1/2 star rating. It is really good and really long. Now first let me say the cover is not what I could pick for this book. It just doesn't seem to go with the story for me.
This was a page turner and left me going what the heck is going on. I had a feeling of who the bad guy was, but when it was revealed it was LIKE OH MY! Are you serious? You have Sophie who is head over heels with feelings for the new guy Spencer! Spencer is just trying to forget all women as he has had some bad experiences. When the relationship blooms into something more serious, well that is when Sophie is put into the crossfire of the person who wants her for himself. Spencer will do whatever it takes just to keep her safe which is what we want a guy to do right? I love Sophie's friends them two were a hoot to read about. You have Lauren who is the friend you want to have your back as she is a wild one who speaks her mind! Jess is more quiet laid back which is cool.
The writing of the story is just awesome. The sarcastic comments between Sophie and Spencer were quite funny!
There is no bad language in the book which is hard to find in a YA now a days. If you are looking for a book that has NO paranormal, spicy ( I mean pretty much not there just a lot of touchy) romance, a mystery, page turner. Then you have to get this book.
There is a part where Sophie is at a party and things occur, she ends up screaming. Now her friend Lauren doesn't come running. Which I found really weird, I mean if I am at a party with my best friend and I end up screaming bet your bottom dollar my best friend is going to come running, just to check out what is going on.
Another thing that bothered me was Sophie's mother. When we first meet her in the book I was thinking oh my she is one of those moms who is very strict. But as the story progressed it was like she was more laid backed than originally in the story.
About the author:
Huddled beneath a perpetual cloud of imagination, International Best-Selling author Airicka Phoenix lives with her husband and four gorgeous children in the beautiful province of British Columbia. When she's not busy playing with her imaginary friends, creating worlds and toying with fictional lives, she can be found reading, polishing her collection of daggers, or chilling with her kids.
Airicka is the creator of THE TOUCH SAGA, THE SONS OF JUDGMENT SAGA, THE LOST GIRL SERIES, and GAMES OF FIRE. Her standalone novel, BETRAYING INNOCENCE will be published Oct 2013 and the conclusion of Finding Kia, book 2 of The Lost Girl Series, REVEALING KIA, will be out Nov 2013. She also has plans to release a Sci-Fi horror/romance, WHEN NIGHT FALLS, Dec 2013.
Airicka also writes adult paranormal & contemporary romance under her alter ego, Morgana Phoenix. She has a paranormal short coming out Dec 2013 in SNOWED IN, An Anthology and CAPTURE ME, Morgana's debut novel will be released Fall 2014.
For more about Airicka, visit her website at: http://airickaphoenix.com/Author/