Review: Playing With Fire by Cynthia Eden


Playing With Fire by Cynthia Eden
Publication Date: August 26, 2014
Reviewed By: Reading In Pajamas/ Donna
Rated: 3.5 Stars


An Old Flame

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’ve enjoyed the Phoenix Fire series and the world Ms. Eden has created. The downside of this book is that I didn’t warm up to Dante until the last third of the story. He was just too detached and I couldn’t get pulled into the romance. I’m also not a fan of torture or at least describing it. So I struggled with that too. It was an intense addition to the series, but the happily ever after smoothed it nicely.

*Review copy provide by Kensington in exchange for an honest review.

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✦The Phoenix Fire Series by Cynthia Eden ~ Reading Order✦
✦Book 1: Burn For Me
Review 4 Stars:
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✦Book 2: Once Bitten, Twice Burned
Review 3.5 Stars:
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✦Book 3: Playing With Fire (August 26, 2014)
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Award-winning author Cynthia Eden writes dark tales of paranormal romance and romantic suspense. She is a New York Times, USA Today, Digital Book World, and IndieReader best-seller. Cynthia is also a two-time finalist for the RITA® award (she was a finalist both in the romantic suspense category and in the paranormal romance category). Since she began writing full-time in 2005, Cynthia has written over thirty novels and novellas.

Cynthia is a “hybrid” author. She has published extensively with New York (her New York publishers include Kensington, Grand Central, and Harlequin), and she has also enjoyed success in her indie writing career.

Cynthia lives along the Alabama Gulf Coast. She loves romance novels, horror movies, and chocolate. Her favorite hobbies including hiking in the mountains (searching for waterfalls) and spelunking. You can find Cynthia chatting daily on Twitter ( or on her Facebook page (