Sunday, March 3, 2013

Blog Tour Stop: Games of Fire by Airicka Phoenix: Review

Welcome to my stop on the Games of Fire blog tour.  This tour is hosted by Lady Amber.  My stop includes my review of this story.

Book Name: Games of Fire
Author: Airicka Phoenix
Publisher: Airicka Phoenix
Release date: Feb 14, 2013
Genre: Young Adult Thriller and mystery with a strong dose of romance.
Warnings: Strong language and mild sexual content
Formats: ebook & paperback

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?

My Review

Games of Fire was flat out AMAZING!!!!  Once I started this book, I could put it down.  I loved everything about it.  Games of Fire was a captivating story that had me completely hooked after the very first page.  I always love stories where I get to see these sexy bad boys show their softer sides.  The characters in this story have suffered through some terrible situations, and I was able to feel the raw emotions that they were portraying.  All the characters in this story were developed and showed growth.  Spencer really grew throughout the story.  He was so heartbroken that he completely changed.  He put up so many walls and would let any female get through.  As the story progressed, I got to see those walls slipping and see him turning into the guy he used to be, and also allowing himself to love again.

I really liked Sophie as a character.  She was sweet and didn't push Spenser.  She waited until he was ready and and was there when he needed her.  I also loved how stubborn she was.  She never gave up.  The banter between Spencer and Sophie had me laughing so hard at times.  They are so hilarious thereto,.  Spencer is just and all out sexy, sweet and romantic guy.  He becomes so protective over Sophie as the story progresses.  At first he is so confused as to why he can't stay away from her.  He tries really hard to let Sophie in. 

Airicka did a fantastic job with this story.  There were so many twists and turns in this story that it left me completely shocked.  It was a little predictable on who was causing all the trouble, but that didn't take anything away from the story.  Even though I had it figured out since the beginning, the the things that the ms=mystery person did shocked me.  Like I said, I felt everything the characters felt.  This story felt so real to me.I am really hoping that there will be a sequel to this story , because I would love to see what happens to Spencer and Sophie.  I just love them.  This book is a book that I will continually to reread, because it was just perfect.  It had me enthralled after the very first page and would let go.  This is a MUST read everyone!!!


“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.”

Author Bio

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:

Other Novels: :
~”>Touching Smoke (Touch Series, book 1) ebook
~> Whispered Beginnings: A Clever Fiction Anthology (ebook)
~”>Whispered Beginnings: A Clever Fiction Anthology (Paperback)
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1 comment:

  1. Thank you so, so much for this beautiful review. I can't tell you how happy I am that you enjoyed Games of Fire! Thank you! <3