She can’t forget the man she walked away from . . .
Liza Beaumont knew she was playing with fire when she let smoke jumper Conner Young into her life. Just friends, she promised herself, but she couldn’t help but fall for the tall, blond firefighter who needed her. But loving him got her burned, and she’s not about to risk her heart again.
His one chance to get her back . . .
Conner Young knows he blew his one chance with Liza. His personal losses—and his profession—made him wary of offering any promises he couldn’t be sure he’d live to keep. So he let her walk away, but he never forgot the place she’d held in his heart.
A race to find a missing girl . . .
Until Liza is attacked in the mountains by a rogue grizzly. Her panicked phone call alerts Conner to everything he lost—and still wants. Now, with a teenage girl missing in the woods, and a predator on the loose, Conner and Liza must fight against time and the elements to save her. But when the old friendship ignites into fresh sparks, are they setting themselves up to get burned again? And when disaster happens, will their nightmares pull them apart, or will they find the courage to survive?
My thoughts: PLAYING WITH FIRE is the second in Ms. Warren's self-published series "Montana Fire" but it easily stands alone. I was anxious to read Connor's story (I fell in love with him in the first book "Where There's Smoke" when he was a secondary character. I didn't remember who exactly Liza was, but as I started to read I recognized her from Ms. Warren's "Deep Haven" series, and I also was glad to see some other familiar characters in this
If you like romantic suspense, heavier on the romance, you will love PLAYING WITH FIRE. It does play in with the ripped parachutes in "Where There's Smoke" and leaves you hanging, wondering who is targeting the Montana Smoke Jumpers and why.
My adrenaline pumped as I realized Connor and Liza were tracked by a bear while they were searching for the missing teens from camp. I anxiously flipped through pages as they hunted the forest for the missing teens, trying to avoid the grizzly. Would they find the teens in time? You'll have to read PLAYING WITH FIRE to find out. I highly recommend PLAYING WITH FIRE and the first book "Where There's Smoke" in Ms. Warren's "Montana Fire" series. Don't miss this book -- or any book -- by my favorite author. 5 stars.
Don’t miss the other books in the series: Where There’s Smoke (Book 1) Burnin’ For You (Book 3)