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Playing With Fire

4.18  ·  Rating details ·  17 ratings  ·  12 reviews
At the tender age of eighteen, Jessie Bacelli learned the truth of evil. After the murder of her father, Jessie steps in to take care of her younger sister, Annie, while following in her father’s footsteps and becoming an agent for the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Dedicating her career to bringing down Luther Rabago, the man responsible for her father’s death, she does ...more
ebook, 239 pages
Published September 17th 2013 by New Concepts Publishing (first published September 10th 2013)
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Ryan Snyder
Jan 17, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I'm torn between a 3.5 and a 3.7
[3.5 being the average rating I am prone to giving a book I liked]

While the book was good, It is not one that will stick in my mind. I would recommend to suspense readers though.

Oh! Also, I must mention the title and cover are gorgeous and adequately fit the story-line and characters. (:

This book is a mixture of Suspense and contemporary with strong elements of romance. The book is told in third person points of view, alternating the focus on s
Jul 28, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Review of Playing With Fire by Cassandra Bella:
I was given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I was drawn in to the story from the start. Chapters One through Four set the stage, providing the back story for the heroine’s motivation. I actually liked this technique as it helped you to feel the pain and relate to Jessie’s determination to avenge her father’s killer, rather than thrusting the reader into present day with only a passing reference to Jessie’s motivation. The
Cassie Brooker
Aug 12, 2015 rated it liked it
Playing With Fire by Cassandra Bella
Review done by Cassandra Brooker

I give this 3 stars.

I received an ARC for an honest review.
It started off kind of slow for me and it was confusing. I didn’t know where this was going but I kept reading. We meet Alec who is cocky and gets shot. He thinks he is dyeing but I guess fate wants to intervene.

He meets Jessie and she is not happy about her partner. He is good looking but that is all he has going for him.
Aug 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This book was a gift in exchange for a fair and honest review.

This story begins with the murder of Jessie and Anna’s father and the aftermath.

It then moves forward to the present where Jessie is an FBI Agent working under her late father’s partner, Brett. Her entire focus is on bring down anything and anyone connected with Luther Rabago who executed her father. She is succeeding at that too well in fact.

Luther on the other hand is tired of things going awry an
Jan 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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I'm usually hesitant to read romance novels because they can get too cheesy describing sex. I'm always reminded of the guidance counselor in 10 Things I Hate about You and her repeated references to "his turgid member" (eye roll). However, I love crime stories. This book is a whirlwind ride with just the right amount of crime, revenge and naked fun times to meet all my needs. I enjoyed the metaphorical and literal fires ignited throughout the story. And I found myself cheering the characters on ...more
Sep 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Annie and Alec both work for the FBI. Annie’s father was an agent for the FBI, too. Her dad was murdered while working a case when Annie was getting ready to graduate high school. Annie stepped into her dad’s shoes to raise her little sister, take care of her helpless mother financially, to work for the FBI and go after the man who killed her father. But, this murderer was one step ahead of her. Murder, mystery, suspense and love sum up the book for me. Annie is used to taking care of everyone a ...more
Jan 23, 2014 rated it really liked it
Playing with Fire is a fast paced, entertaining romantic suspense novel. The heroine, Jessie Bacelli, an FBI agent, is focused on taking down the man who orchestrated her father’s murder. When she begins to get too close, the criminal she is chasing ups the ante by kidnapping her sister. She has to work with a fellow FBI agent, Alec, to save her sister and avenge her father.

I liked that all of this was set up very early in the book. The author was able to create well developed charac
Leah Keys
Jul 31, 2015 rated it liked it
When Jessie loses her father as a teenager she vows to raise her younger sister and work to one day take revenge on the man who killed her father in cold blood. She follows in her father’s footsteps to become a Federal Agent in order to make life difficult for the evil Rabago. But when he kidnaps her sister it becomes a cat and mouse game. She must try to find her sister and exact her revenge before time runs out while fighting the growing feelings she has for her partner, Alec at the same time. ...more
Deborah Kilduff
Jan 22, 2014 rated it really liked it

I enjoyed Playing with Fire by Cassandra Bella very much. If you are a mystery/adventure lover with a little sexual tension mixed in, this is the book for you. Ms. Bella does a very good job of mixing the action of the crime, chasing down the bad guys, and the “will they or won’t they “ sexual game being played by the main characters. The basic premise is revenge for a father’s murder, with a kidnapped sister added in. The female lead character spends most of the book chasing the bad guy and the
Aug 18, 2015 rated it really liked it
Cassandra Bella's "Playing with Fire" was a wonderful book. This is the second one of hers I have read and again I wasn't disappointed. The book opens with the tragic death of Jessie's, the main character's, dad. Which leads her joining the FBI to seek revenge for her father’s murder.Throw in hot chemistry between between Jessie and her partner, Alec Chambers and the kidnapping of her little sister. You have the perfect combination of suspense, romance, and drama. Loved it!
Donna H
Jan 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
From the first page, Cassandra Bella captivated me with her opening sentence, "Something wasn't right." This immediately made the hair on the back of my neck stand up. I was eager and a bit apprehensive for what was about to happen. I thoroughly enjoyed the suspense Bella described, wanting more at every turn of a page. Of course, the romance was an added bonus.

Wynonna White
Jul 16, 2015 rated it really liked it
This book keeps you on your toes. Death, fear, love, worry all play big parts of this book. What happens to whom is what kept me turning page after page in this book. This is a good thriller with a love story that may or may not happen in the end.
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Born to Write Love Stories

Cassandra Bella believes it wasn’t just the fact that she was born the day before Valentine’s that she was fated to write romance. Intrigued by deep emotions that touch the heart and that special spark of falling in love, she enjoys creating stories and characters that leave her readers with a smile on their face and a tear in their eye.

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