*HEY! It's my stop in the GAMES OF FIRE BLOG TOUR! "Games of Fire" by Airicka Phoenix is such a good book! I have my review posted today for everyone to see. I gave this book 5 STARS! I looovveedd Spencer and Sophie! You probably will too! Make sure you check this book out sometime soon. Use the links you'll find in this post to find the book, as well as her other books. ENJOY!!*
Games of Fire
Feb 14, 2013
Young Adult Thriller and mystery with a strong dose of romance.
Strong language and mild sexual content
ebook & paperback
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Games of Fire Synopsis:
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?
*~This full cover on the print book is beautiful!~*
“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. “What?” 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.”
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. For more about Airicka, also on how to win giveaways, read author interviews and reviews, visit her website at: http://airickaphoenix.com/Author/?cat=10
MY REVIEW of "GAMES OF FIRE":
I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.
I love Airicka Phoenix’s work! This book is a prime example why. IT ROCKED! 5 STARS, hands down – I really loved it. From the moment I read the first page, I didn’t want to put “Games of Fire” down. I was literally walking around holding my kindle and reading, sitting with my iPad and reading, and at other times reading the story from my phone! I swear if it weren’t for that thing in life called responsibilities, I wouldn’t have put it down. But you know…someone has to take care of the kids right?! I would definitely recommend this book to people who have read any of Airicka Phoenix’s other books, and anyone in general looking for a great read.
Sophie Valdez and Spencer Rowth are neighbors. Spencer just moved in next door, he is the new boy in school, and he’s hot. From the moment Sophie met Spencer she has been confused by his actions. One second, he is devouring her with his eyes, and the next second he is either yelling at her or storming off. She learns he had his heart ripped to shreds in the past and doesn’t trust females. How can Sophie convince him not all girls are the same? While Sophie and Spencer figure out exactly what they mean to each other, there is an ever-present shadow watching their every move. At first Sophie is oblivious to the stalker’s presence, but as her relationship and understanding with Spencer increases, so does the stalker’s boldness. Find out who the stalker is, what they want, and why they are after Sophie and Spencer. Is it random? Is it jealousy? Or is it revenge? You will have to buy and read “Games of Fire” by Airicka Phoenix to find out! I know you’ll want to see what the verdict is on Sophie and Spencer’s relationship too!
Ahh! I LOVE this book! I know I already said this but…this book rocks. Airicka Phoenix rocks too Seriously. You need to buy this book right away and read it. I absolutely love the characters of this novel. I feel like there wasn’t a single character that was unimportant or should have been left out. Ms. Phoenix is very talented and has a way of writing that everything you read in her stories is significant. I was instantly in love with Sopie. She is the kind of girl that I would love to hang out with. Sophie is just a real girl in her vintage tees and jeans. I’d love to swap clothes with her sometime! I related with her on many levels, her situation with Spencer one of them. As for Spencer…he is just an all-around rock star. From the first scene he was introduced, I was in love – even though he wasn’t the most polite man in the world. But what can I say? I fall for the bad boys…but the ones who are secretly good guys on the inside are the best. I understood why Spencer was so guarded towards females. I would have thought it were crazy if he didn’t have any type of wall up to protect himself. I just loved how Sophie and Spencer clicked though, even when they were arguing. They had such strong chemistry between each other and their attraction was palpable. I am a sucker for happy endings and I just wanted them to have theirs; I was routing for them from the very beginning. You’ll have to read “Games of Fire” to see if they got their fairy tale though.
This novel is for Young Adults. However, some of the language and sexual content is not suitable for readers under the age of sixteen. I would recommend this 5 STAR novel to readers interested in YA, Romance, Thrillers, and Mystery. Also, if you enjoy the New Adult genre then I think you will like this book as well. I definitely think that you should add “Games of Fire” by Airicka Phoenix to your To Be Read list, along with the rest of Ms. Phoenix’s work…it will be worth it!
*Thanks for stopping by! I love helping out Airicka Phoenix. It's an honor to read and review her books and share all this information with you guys. I love the cover of the book too, did you know she did that all by herself?! Yup! She also did my blog button and banner. If you ever need any graphic work done, hit up Airicka's Mystical Creations. As you can see, she rocks! Alright everyone, I hope you enjoyed everything! Happy Reading & Writing!*