Friday, 17 July 2009

Review – Playing With Fire – Mina Carter






Back Of The Book

When you play with Fyre, you just might get burned.

Raelyn Borne has a fiery passion to save her home. Unfortunately, lawyer Logan Fyre, is as ruthless an opponent as they come. With him, she can’t bribe or threaten her way out of this one.

When backed into a corner, Raelyn has a tendency to get sassy. And now she's desperate enough to enter into a dangerous game with Logan.

Does she have the strength to play with Fyre -- without getting burned?

Content Warning: Hot, ruthless lawyer, scorching sex and a woman with a secret. Chocolate cake optional.



"Look here, you can't do this. Or would you like me to add assault to the charges as well?" Rae's heart rate tripled as he reached out to tuck a strand of hair behind her ear, the leather of his gloves brushing her skin in a sensual caress. A small gasp escaped as her eyes darted to his.

" hardly think a little kiss would stand as assault, do you?" His words were a whisper against her lips before he claimed them with his. His first touch was exploratory, the second a long slow tasting of her lips and the third blew her mind.

Warm and firm, his lips coaxed hers apart, his tongue sweeping in to taste her. She shivered at the touch as he moved closer, so close she could feel the brush of his coat against the front of her tunic.

She lost all sense of time, heat and need hitting her in the same moment. That she was trying to throw him out a moment ago slid away as he kissed her. Shock held her immobile for a moment but then her lips moved beneath his. Within seconds she was kissing him back, her hands reaching up and her fingers spearing into his short blond hair to hold him to her. She was breathless when he lifted his head. Her lips formed a small pout of disappointment as the kiss ended.

"Very good at what you do," he breathed, his pupils dilated and his breathing ragged. Obviously the kiss had affected him as much as it had her. "So who's this Ray Borne? Your boyfriend, lover or pimp?"

Rae gasped as the implication of his words hit her like a sledgehammer. He was serious, he thought she was a prostitute!

�None of those things." She gritted her teeth and pushed at the broad expanse of his chest. "Get away from me, you bloody oaf!"

"So who is he? I'd like to have a word with him." He backed off, amusement in his eyes as he looked her up and down. "Perhaps hire your 'services'."

"The only thing you'll be getting from me is a knee where it hurts." She marched past him and yanked the door open so hard the bell on the back rang madly, almost dancing out of its curled bracket. "Now, leave. Or I'll be calling the police."

He grinned, a smile of amusement crossing his face. Rae just wanted to slap it off. Repeatedly. She took a deep breath, reining in temptation. She didn't need a charge of assault against her. And much as she'd like to, she knew there was no way she could charge him for assault on that kiss. Not when she�d enjoyed it so much herself. She was one sick puppy, probably needed therapy. Lots of it.

"I thought you needed a name to call them? Tell me where Ray is and I'll give you my name." He adjusted the fit of the leather gloves on his hands and speared her with a direct look.

"You're looking at 'him.' Raelyn Borne. I�d offer my hand, but you're just leaving Mr...?" She trailed off, her head tilted in curiosity as she waited for him to supply his name.

"Fyre. Logan Fyre."

She felt the blood drain out of her face. This was Fyre? Of Jensen and Fyre? It had to be. There was no way it couldn't be with her luck.

Playing With Fyre © Mina Carter


Raelyn Borne is almost at the end of her tethers with the high handed manner of a company trying to buy her property. Not only was it her home, but it was the home she has always dreams of, longed for and now that she owned it and her business is there as well – there is no way she was going to roll over and give up without a fight.

Never a truer thought was there for Ray, as Logan Fyre was not about to give up on a patch of land that was  all he needed to complete his project. Deciding to tackle the bull by the horn – so to speak – he gets the shock of his life when after meeting Ray, he wakes up in the hospital with Ray now firmly apart of his life.

Ray is determined to do every thing she can to keep her home, while Logan is determine to have his cake and eat it too – but in the game of love, everything and anything goes and  someone must lose.

A new to me author Mina Carter’s PLAYING WITH FIRE has a very early Mills and Boons feels to it, and it worked for me on so much level. Young girl trying her hardest to make it happen for her, battles against a ruthless corporation – only this corporation comes in a package that is Logan Fyre and he is all man.

Fate plays a hand in throwing them together and Ray took it from there with dire consequences. Logan does his bit as well to upset the apple cart – with both of them in a struggle to get what they each want – something had to give.

I liked this book, it had a quick pace to it – really nothing to tax your brain in terms of a plot – it was an introduction to two people who more or less deserved each other, mixed it up with a sassy mouthy heroine who gave as good as she got and a hero who was at the top of his game – this was so much a delightful read…

I will be looking out for more from this author – I liked her voice, alot.


4 Speak To Me:

Blodeuedd on 18 July 2009 at 08:34 said...

I do like her play with words, very nice to name the hero Fyre. I do fall for things like that

Yvette Kelly on 18 July 2009 at 09:42 said...

Are those Mills & Boon books still around?I remember being 15 and spending my school holidays with an aunt and reading all her M&B books,in a 1 month space period.The joy of no responsibilities...

Erotic Horizon on 18 July 2009 at 13:37 said...

Hey Blodeuedd...

That was the fire thing - that attracted me to the book.

It was a nice read..


Erotic Horizon on 18 July 2009 at 13:38 said...

Hey Yvette..

M&B's are still around and I am lucky to say - I still love reading them every chance I get...

This book was a reall joy to read.. good beside fodder...