Monday, March 4, 2013

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 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.”

My Review:

Once again Airicka has wowed me with her creativity! I love how real her stories seem especially Games of Fire. It's full of suspense, thrills, mystery, teenage angst, love, obsession and darkness that I've come to love.

Sophie is your average teenage girl with her group of besties that I would've loved to have had in high school. She is one if the sweetest girls in the world and gets suckered by her mother into meeting the new neighbors with a tuna casserole in hand. She finds herself staring at the sexiest jerk she's ever seen and she can't help but feel something for him. Things start to change within the group of besties with the new hot jerk in town. Jealousy rears its ugly head and you wonder who's face it belongs to.

Lives are threatened and relationships are tested as you are thrown on this roller coaster of awesomeness that could only be created by the talented Airicka Phoenix! I wasn't sure what to expect as far as story goes with Games of Fire. All I knew was that Airicka wrote it and I knew that it was going to be epic. And I was so right!

You seriously need to stop reading this review and get your copy of Games of Fire so we can discuss!

Kudos Airicka on writing such an intense thrilling read!

About Airicka:


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. Thank you so much for this wonderful review!! I can't tell you how elated I am that you enjoyed Games of Fire! Thank you! <3

    1. You are most welcome! It is such an intense read that I'll be reading it again very soon :)