Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Review: Playing with Fire by Gena Showalter

Playing With Fire by Gena Showalter
Available: Now
Reading level: Adult

Synopsis from publisher’s website:

Twenty-four-year-old barista Belle Jamison dreams of a better job and a decent love life. Until a crazy scientist spikes her mocha latte! Suddenly Belle can wield the four elements—earth, wind, fire and water—with only a thought. Coffee too hot? No problem. Hair in need of a blow-dry? Done.

Gorgeous government agent Rome Masters has been sent to neutralize Belle. But he's not the only one after her. Together they must outrun the rogue agents on their trail and find a way to control her powers. There's just one problem: the sparks Belle and Rome generate are even hotter than the ones flying from her eyes—and with her future on the line, now is the worst possible time to fall in love….

My thoughts:

Playing with Fire is the first novel in Gena Showalter’s Tales of an Extraordinary Girl series. This book was so much fun. I felt it could easily be mistaken for a young adult novel because of the cover and title. Be warned this one is definitely NOT for kids. This book contains several steamalicious scenes.

The characters in Playing with Fire were fabulous. Belle is the twenty-something protagonist who has to learn to control her new superhero powers. Rome is the sexy bad boy sent to kill her. All of the secondary characters were a blast too. The author must have a killer sense of humor because this book was full of quick-witted and sarcastic dialogue. It made me laugh out loud many times. I can’t wait to get my hands on the next book in the series, Twice as Hot.

Check out Gena Showalter's blog here.


  1. I really want to get into Gena Showalter's Lord of the Underworld series!

    Anyway, I have an award(s) for you!

  2. Me too! I love her writing style!

    Thank you so much for the award!