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Games of Fire

3.97  ·  Rating details ·  1,356 ratings  ·  169 reviews
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 passio
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Published February 14th 2013 by Airicka Pheonix (first published January 14th 2013)
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Feb 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Holy Popsicles!!
This was intense.
I was on the edge of my chair the whole way through!

3% in I was like,



I started off here

and ended here..


With a whole lot of crazy in between!

Meet Mr.Gogeous-Jerkface Spencer


And Blondie Sophie


Sophie gets a new neighbour in the name of Spencer Rowth.

He is rude and dismissive.
A major hottie
Wrong in all the right ways.
Hot then Cold
But seems to be there to save her every time she turns around.

Sophie can't help but be drawn to Spencer
Mandy (I Read Indie) Anderson
It was becoming apparent very quickly that the bogeyman no longer resided beneath her bed or in her closet, but stepped into the world beyond the dark. It had stepped into her world where it could frighten her whenever it pleased.

From the moment that Sophie meets her new gorgeous next door neighbor she is weak for him. The only thing is he is completely hot and cold with her. You see, Spencer has been hurt before and has sworn off girls altogether; believing they are cheaters and only out to hur
Kendall {Book Crazy}
Feb 13, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites, arc, blog-tours
OMG! This book was epic! The characters, the plot, just everything about it screamed awesome! Once I started reading, I honestly couldn't stop! I would tell myself to just read one more chapter but I always found myself reading like 5 or 6 more chapters! The plot was so beautiful but it was full of suspense and action at the same time! I adored the relationship development between the two main characters as it was slow and it definitely developed at the right pace for the plot as well! The plot ...more
Jan 04, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Flipping flapjacks Airicka Phoenix has blown my mind once again!

This book I shamelessly bought for only 99 cents. If this book doesn't go #1 I would let anyone of you come in my house and take ALL my chocolate. Get it now, while you have the chance and read it. That way when she is one of New York Times best can sqeeek and jump up and down saying you know her.
This books is so refreshingly realistic. Such a captivating read, it left me powerless to do anything else, but read. This
Jul 13, 2014 rated it liked it
No sé si es porque veo las películas de los fines de semana de Antena 3, que es que desde el primer capítulo (prácticamente) sabía quién era el acosador. Mientras que todos estaban celebrando que habían capturado a los supuestos acosadores yo estaba como

mientras pensaba "A Sophie seguramente la secuestren, a Spencer lo hieran y ella piense que está muerto, pero al final no lo estará, la rescatará y todos serán felices"

Me ha gustado y me ha sorprendido, porque hace ya tiempo que lo empecé y lo a
Brianna Lee
“Games of Fire” by Airicka Phoenix

I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.

I love Airicka Phoenix’s work! This book is a prime example why. IT ROCKED! 5 STARS, hands down – I really loved it. From the moment I read the first page, I didn’t want to put “Games of Fire” down. I was literally walking around holding my kindle and reading, sitting with my iPad and reading, and at other times reading the story from my phone! I swear if it weren’t for that thing in life call
Vanessa Vendrasco-Aere

Plot wise, I wasn't very impressed. It wasn't very original, but it had its moments, and thats what I lived for. The beginning was very similar to Obsidian (the first book of the Lux series by Jennifer Armentrout) with the obsessive type relationship of Twilight and had a stalker/ thriller aspect and ending very similar to Deadly Little Secret (first book of the Touch Series by Laurie Stolarz) all without the fantasy aspects of course. There you go. If yo
Krystal Marlein
Jan 02, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I sit here the day after finishing this book trying to put into words the magnitude of feelings I have for this latest story written by the always brilliant wordsmith Airicka Phoenix, and I'm having difficulties because nothing I say feels good enough to do it justice.
If you've read any of Airicka's other works than you already know the beauty that is her writing and this story is just as beautifully written. I honestly cannot get enough of her writing. It's unique in it's style, it's beautiful
Mar 02, 2013 rated it did not like it
I was able to finish the book, but I ended up skipping so many pages in between! The only reason I even took the energy to keep on skimming was to make sure that my guesses were correct. The story was so aggravatingly predictable and unrealistic. Protagonist gets in trouble. Protagonist runs into a "solid wall of muscle" that just happens to always be the mysterious, bad boy Spencer. Spencer saves the day and then withdraws within himself to stay away from said Protagonist. *Yawn* I never wavere ...more
Mar 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Firstly, I want to know why this book is (was) only 0.99 (AUS) on This books deserves to be much more expensive. Since it was only one dollar, I wasn't expecting much. If it hadn't been for so many awesome reviews, I don't think I would've bothered. Thank god I did.

In short, Games of Fire was brilliant.

Loved the characters, connected with the story, and was just plain sucked-in and enthralled by the amazing storytelling. Spencer was Daemon Black (Lux series) meets Jace Wayland/Herond
May 18, 2014 rated it did not like it
When you see that beautiful cover you don't expect a horrible book, but that's just what happened. I don't know how to describe this book. At first I thought that maybe I understood wrong and this book had some paranormal scenes in it.

The love was instant and went from cold to hot to ice cold to horrible.
The plot was predictable. I felt that the scenes were cheesy. If you have read more books like these you know what they will do and say next.

Sophia is almost 18 years old and when Spencer moves
Jan 01, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc, review, ebook
OMG!!! What a book high! Games of Fire is Airicka Phoenix's best work by far! It's full of excitement, suspense and oh so much more. I loved every bit I couldn't wait to get to the next page, each page brought on more excitement and drama, so INTENSE!!! The connection between Sophie and Spencer was HAWT! Every time I put Games of Fire down, I couldn't stop thinking about and when I slept I would dream about it. I have to say I knew all along who the "stalker" so to speak was. There was so much e ...more
Kathryn Jacob
Feb 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Games of Fire by Airicka Phoenix is an out of this world book.

It starts out when Sophia Valdez the main character gets a new neighbor named Spencer Rowth. Spencer is a type of bad boy in the book. Sophie starts to gets smirks and stares by Spencer that play with her mind just like fire. She doesnt know if she should ignore him or kiss those smirks off of his face.

Spencer Rowth must stay away from her or things will be getting steamy and hot.

This book was an AMAZING read and I was so happy that
So first and foremost, when i went into this book i was under the impression that it was paranormal because the side thing over there ---> says someone put it under paranormal/fantasy, well its not. But don't let that stop you from reading this because i am usually strictly paranormal reader and i loved this book. Usually compt. fiction makes me feel really bored after awhile, it was not the case here and if you are the same as me then i promise you won't get bored!!!

Okay now to the regular
Jan 04, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This book had me from the very first sentence.


There are a few reasons I really looked forward to reading this book. The wonderful and amazing Airicka is a fellow Canadian, like me who I consider a friend. Also, British Columbia was a favorite spot of my mom's, and it was nice to read about places I was familiar with. I've never been to BC, but being from Canada, I have heard of a few places there. I do know it rains A LOT in BC, and was always jealous when they would rarely get snow,
Sabrina Olteanu
Jan 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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Sep 18, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Sam by: Airicka Phoenix
As reviewed for: book-boyfriends

So... Spencer... I mean, let me talk about... Spencer... What did I intent to say? Oh, I wanted to talk... Spencer.......

No, for real, I need to get a grip!

So, Games of Fire is what comes up on your reading list when you ask an author for the hottest guy she has. She said Spencer was what the girls go for... So let me tell you what YOU SHOULD go for...

What the book is supposed to be about: Sophie has enough problems in her life without Spencer turning her blood t
Jan 01, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Will update review after posting on my blog on the 24th! ::evil grin:: Yep just gotta wait honey!

Oh wow! All these emotions running through me right now. There are just so many one can feel while reading a book. I never expected to feel so many throughout the story... Touched, happy, irritated, embarrassed, sad, frightened, scared, jealousy, frustrated, angry, frisky, amazed, giddy, concerned, anxious, crushed and certain. Yes I had to look up most of those feeling words, but man each and every
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"I never wanted her so utterly and completely the way I want you and that scares me. I don't like the idea of falling for a girl with that much power over me."

I have highlighted 69 parts of this YA thriller *hell, even some whole pages!* that I would love to share with you and giggle about, but dayum, I would be going for days and days!

GoF had everything a good book should have. A sexy scmexy smokin book boyfriend. And let me tell you Sophie & Spencer's first meeting. You will laugh your as
Jan 05, 2013 rated it it was amazing
"I never wanted her so utterly and completely the way I want you and that scares me. I don't like the idea of falling for a girl with that much power over me."

I have highlighted 69 parts of this YA thriller *hell, even some whole pages!* that I would love to share with you and giggle about, but dayum, I would be going for days and days!

GoF had everything a good book should have. A sexy scmexy smokin book boyfriend. And let me tell you Sophie & Spencer's first meeting. You will laugh your as
Feb 17, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Airicka Phoenix has done it again! If I could bow down in front of her right now I would. This lady is amazing and the stories she writes blow my mind EVERY time. Games of Fire is no exception. This book had my eyes glued to the first page and I didn't stop until I'd read it in one sitting. I neglected pretty much everything but the basic necessities which consisted of quick toilet breaks.

Sophie's life gets a little complicated when Spencer Rowth moves in next door. He is all kinds of hot with h
Heather andrews
Jan 19, 2013 rated it it was amazing
First off let me be clear I love Airicka and all her writings, but so far this is her best work in my opinion. In each book she publishes you see her writing grow more and more, it's like watching your child grow into an adult. Now onto the review itself, which had a lot of notes and things highlighted on my kindle for it lol. I first fell in love with Sophie while her and her mom were talking, "We should go over," her mother said decidedly. "I have a casserole in the freezer we can take. It'll ...more
Jan 05, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
I'm sitting here thinking of how I can review this book and give it the justice it deserves. I don't want to give any spoilers, so it's gonna be so hard for me to reign myself in this one, lol.

This book was by far Airicka's best book. From the first few paragraphs, I was catapulted into this book...into this world she was describing. Man, does she have a way with words. I've never traveled to British Columbia, I'm not even sure I've seen it in pics, movies, on TV, etc....and yet I could pictur
Nanette Bradford
Jan 04, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Ok so yeah, it's no secret I love Airicka Phoenix. She writes a mean book and this was no exception. I was thinking that this was going to go a whole lot differently then what it did, I mean wow! My heart was literally in my throat the whole time. As I'm reading through Spencer and Sophie's saga and thinking, Oh I know what's going to happen next. I was so wrong. Up and down I went thinking this and getting totally thrown for a loop every time.

This wasn't your average good girl meets bad boy and
Shelly Schulz
This book blew me away. I've read one of Ms. Phoenix's books before and I found myself enjoying that one as well. However, Games of Fire is probably one of my favorite things I've read in a while. The set up is a little standard, good girl lives with good parents, attends Church each week, has good friends, and the best guy friend since they were all little. Enter bad boy hottie who moves in next door, who all in one instant manages to turn her on and shut her down at the same time.

There's more
Sneha Tripathi
Sep 29, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2014, read-for-review
This author is amazing. she has a writing technique that makes a book of 400+ pages to be read within a day, and that's what I did. I really am a fan of your writing, Airicka.
I liked this book but not loved it. Insta love/lust is so common now a days that it really is annoying now. But, truth to be told if I didn't like something, there was certain elements that overtook my dislike and added on to my liking points about this book. Just like Lauren and her point system.
what deducted the points:
Feb 03, 2013 rated it really liked it
Review: I received this book for free from the author in exchange for an honest review. This is the first book by Airicka Phoenix that I have read at this time, although I do own a few of her other books but haven't had time to delve into them quite yet. I really loved reading Games of Fire. It kept me engaged and it was filled with surprises. My only issue was I had already guessed the biggest secret after the first few chapters, so when I actually got to it I was a little disappointed just bec ...more
Feb 14, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: omg-love-it
Once again Airicka has wowed me with her creativity! I love how real her stories seem especially Games of Fire. It's full of suspense, thrills, mystery, teenage angst, love, obsession and darkness that I've come to love.

Sophie is your average teenage girl with her group of besties that I would've loved to have had in high school. She is one if the sweetest girls in the world and gets suckered by her mother into meeting the new neighbors with a tuna casserole in hand. She finds herself staring at
Feb 06, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Just finished Games of Fire and OMG...Wow!!! I absolutely loved this book!! I started reading it at 7:30pm and 2.5 heart-stopping hours later, I'm sitting her writing a review. Airicka Phoenix totally blew my mind with this book. It was so real and emotional and intense. I totally got sucked into the story and I couldn't put it down. I was so into the story I probably wouldn't have noticed if my house was on fire.
Games of Fire has everything a good book should have - romance, action, sarcastic h
Ashley Wallace
Mar 25, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I was gifted this book to write an honest review

I have to say, I've never read one of Aricka's books but I did have some of hers on my to read list. I feel like an idiot. I started this book at 10am and I just finished it at 9:20pm. Yes I read the damn thing all day because I was so captivated and in love with the back and forth of Spence and Sophie! I could of read about them forever. My gah Spencer is one sexy slice of manly gorgeousness! I have to say I figured out rather quickly who the real
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“The fiery tickle of outrage burned up her throat. “How the hell would you know that when you never gave me a chance?”
Something dark and scorching flickered behind his eyes. “Because no other girl has ever made me want to forget all my own rules for them.”
“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 whispered across her face.
“This,” he whispered so quietly she almost didn’t hear him. “Is why you are so bad for me.”
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