Book Review: Playing With Fire by Nancy Adams



I couldn’t even finish this book.

The first few sentences seemed promising, but the more I read, the worse it got. The dialogue was mundane and the writing amateurish. One minute the heroine is pining for her husband, and the next – literally- she’s attracted to the stranger who remembers her from what I can only describe as a puzzle convention. Really?

Taking her that quickly killed the story for me. It made her heartbreak insincere, which makes the plot obsolete. There was no taking it day-by-day, no growth – just one minute she’s in angst and the next she’s attracted to the stranger to the point her body is reacting. I just couldn’t get with this, even with a novella.

This is pretty much all I can say. By page twenty I was done.

Rating system: Cups of coffee – the less the better

0: You won’t need any coffee to stay up for this one. It’s intriguing enough all on its own.
1: You’ll stay up late, but not all night. Brew one cup.
2: You’ll read as long as you’re not tired. If you are, two cups should do the trick.
3: I hope you got plenty of rest; you’ll need it, or at least 3 cups.
4: If the cable goes out, read the book. It’s better than nothing, I guess. Oh, don’t forget your brew!
5: Find anything else to do- it doesn’t matter what it is. Don’t waste your coffee. Too much caffeine is bad for you.

My rating: 5 cups of coffee

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