Thursday, October 9, 2014

Playing with Fire by Cynthia Eden

 Cassie Armstrong has plenty to atone for. The daughter of the most immoral researcher ever to pick up a scalpel, she's determined to use her own brilliance in genetics to repair the damage her family has done to the paranormals. Especially Dante, the first of the phoenixes, the one they call the Immortal. He's been haunting her dreams since she was a little girl, and she's been trying to ease his pain for almost as long. If only he remembered any of it...Dante doesn't know what Cassie's story is. He almost doesn't care. The minute he sees her, all he can think is mine. But there's more to the pretty little doctor than meets the eye. And Dante isn't the only one to notice. He can't trust her, but he can't stay away - and if he wants to learn her secrets, he's going to have to fight like hell to keep them both alive...

I haven't read Cynthia Eden in a good long while, but what I do know is she has not lost her touch for writing the Paranormal. I loved this book so much. I did not, however, read the first two in the series but I was still able to navigate and enjoy my way thru this story. I did wish the reader was able to get more into Dante's head and his feelings [or lack-thereof], but I still enjoyed his character. He was authentic and realistic. As realistic as a Phoenix can be. I say authentic because if we're talking about the oldest living Phoenix and someone who has lived centuries I believe they would have a disregard for life that matched Dante's. Now Cassie - I admired her drive to undo what her father had done, but at some point don't you just give in and say this situation is FUBAR? I loved the chemistry between Dante and Cassie and the idea of Dante continually resurrecting and sometimes retaining his memories of her. Good read!

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