Nothing ignites a fire like the perfect match…
Anna Weber is every inch the proper librarian–old-fashioned, conservatively dressed right down to her tightly clipped flaming red hair. She’s just moved to a small Texas town, and is determined to spend time with her friend before she has to disappear. Relationships aren’t easy for her. She knows too well what it means to be burned. And the last thing she ever wants to do is fall in love…
Especially not with a fireman who’s hot enough to set the entire state of Texas on fire.
Cowboy can’t resist the fiery little librarian, and he’s determined to make her his. Beneath that prim-and-proper exterior is a woman he very much wants to know–if she’d let him. She’ll test his patience. His control. Hell, his very sanity. And for the first time, Cowboy wonders if he’s found the one fire he can’t control…
Playing With Fire is the second book in Alison Bliss‘ Tangled in Texas series. I haven’t read the first book, but I didn’t think that is was a problem, as it read well as a standalone.
Anna moved into the small town for the position of being the owner of a library, but what her friends don’t know is that she’s really hiding from a man that wants her and only her, so she hopes to settle down and hide here, but she knows deep down that she may have to run and hide again, so Anna is wary and frightened of any new relationships. Anna is soft but she definitely speaks her mind when she has to and she’s not afraid to do that with a pushy but smokin’ fireman called cowboy.
Cowboy is not only a fire fighter but the he’s their captain. He’s a smooth talker, a playboy, and definitely one you need to be on the lookout for. But underneath, he’s a sweet caring man that just wants more out of his relationships. When he meets the librarian he realizes that she is just what he needs, too bad she’s not interested.
So his interest doubles. He ups his game, and it’s funny to listen to all the put downs that Anna has for him. I laughed throughout this whole book, at Cowboy’s attempts of trying to win Anna over and Anna finding a way after time after time to douse those flames.
All the characters were very well developed, and the plot progressed well with the story. The whodunnit part, I thought was a little predictable, but I’m not going to give anything away.
The one lingering question that will be on my mind is…. What is Cowboy’s real name? Will we find out in book three?
I am looking forward to book three in the Tangled in Texas series. And I may just have to go and look for book one.