Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Games of Fire By Airicka Phoenix

Games of Fire
Games of Fire
Author: Airicka Phoenix
16+YA Book
4 out of 5 Stars


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?

My Review

Holy hell this book was good! This is my second book by Airicka, and let me tell you I was not disappointed. I love the romance suspense books and this was my first YA one. Airicka has written this one for a more mature YA audience and I wouldn't suggest it for anyone under the age of 16. This book is written well with the current times. It amazed me that one of her lead characters, Spencer, who is a teenager, has multiple tattoos and the body description of a twenty year old. This is so true to the way teenagers are these days. Many readers will be able to relate to the situations between Spencer and Sophie. Heartbreak is such a common thing for teenagers in high school that it can scar them in ways that can affect future relationships. This is one of the many hurdles that Sophie and Spencer need to overcome in their story. The romance so sweet between Spencer and Sophie, and the suspense was awesome. It was intense and exciting, and keeps you on the edge of your seat. This book was really enjoyable and I am curious to see if Airicka will continue with Spencer and Sophie's story in another book. Get it, I know you will be happy you did.
“I won’t bite,” he said, probably meaning it as a joke.

“Oh if only that were my only problem,” she sighed under her breath.


She shook her head. “Nothing.”

She took his hand, slipping her icy fingers through his. The electric sparks tore a fiery path down the length of her arms, nearly melting the ice beneath their feet. She shivered involuntarily and felt his fingers flex.

“All right?” Had his voice always been so husky?

She dampened her lips. “Yeah…” The single word died in her throat as she was pulled towards him. Her heart tripped. Her lungs stilled. The heat of his body rushed over her with the subtle scent peppermint, leather, spices and smoke.

A soft mist blew around them. Raindrops glistened in his hair, shimmering under the pale glow of the light post. His eyes were shadowed beneath wispy fringes, but the silver in them glinted like pools of liquid mercury. Her breath caught. It must have made a sound because his fingers tightened. His shaky exhale caressed her flushed face.

“This,” he whispered so quietly she almost didn’t hear him. “Is why you are so bad for me.”

Author Bio:
 Airicka Phoenix is the best-selling author of the Touch Series with short stories in Whispered Beginnings: A Clever Fiction Anthology and Midnight Surrender Anthology. When she's not hammering away at the keyboard, she can be found banishing pirates or crawling through the attic looking for lost treasure with her kids. She loves baking, gardening and reading. She also likes to travel and take pictures of everything she comes across. When asked, Airicka describes herself as a sarcastic basket case that has an unhealthy addiction to chocolate, old movies and really bad jokes. She loves to laugh, make friends and write. If she could have one wish granted, it would be to spend one day as a fly-on-the-wall inside Stephen King's mind. If she could have two wishes granted, she would ask for a castle dedicated entirely to her overwhelming collection of books.

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1 comment:

  1. Thank you so very much for this beautiful review and for being a part of the Games of Fire Tour!! <3