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Playing with Fire (Blackmore, Inc.)

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Marianna will do anything to save her father’s company—even hire her ex to help. When old desires catch like wildfire, she won’t let it consume her…but sometimes playing with fire means getting burned.

Following their forbidden teenage romance, Marianna Ruiz never thought she’d see Simon Rodriguez again. So when she does, she feels… Shocked? Angry? Tempted? All of the abo
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Kindle Edition, 161 pages
Published January 1st 2019 by Harlequin Dare
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Natalie
Jan 08, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I was sent this book to promote the book launch and for an honest review.
Hot hot hot!
What more can i say!
This book was such a lovely light, steamy, enjoyable read. The storyline was easy to follow and as for Simon....Yum!!
I definitely reccomend this book for a steamy thriller, you wont be dissapointed.
Isha Coleman
Dec 29, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: first-reads
Playing with Fire (Blackmore Inc., #2) by Rebecca Hunter  
 
She needs him. He wants her. Will their past history be the undoing of a second chance?Hunter makes sure readers feel the burn with Playing with Fire. The intensity of Marianna and Simon is suffocating. Danger surrounds them, attraction fuels them, lusts drives them, but forever may prove just out of reach.
SBee Reviews
Jan 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
~A forever first love~

Eleven years has gone by before Simon sets eyes on the one woman he can never seem to forget, in the middle of a situation he could not just stand by and watch. He had returned to his home in Miami, but fate placed him face to face with Marianna. Even while his past was flooding back to taunt him, she clearly needed his help. But when Marianna follows him back to Australia and wants to hire him as her personal bodyguard, Simon knows he cannot say no to her. The question is,
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Valeen Robertson (Live Thru Books Blog)


Marianna loved Simon with all the intensity of her young 18-year-old heart, but it wasn't enough to withstand her father's manipulations. Now years later, Simon is back outside her home. He's trying to let her go, truly, knowing she isn't his. But when he sees her ex manhandling her, Simon's protective instincts draw to the surface. Now they're back in each other's lives. Will they get a second chance now that they're both adults and the source of their breakup is no longer present? Can she let
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Merry Jelks-Emmanuel
She has loved Simon since she was eighteen but her father found a way to drive a wedge between them. It has been over ten years and Simon is back looking at the place that caused him both love and his greatest loss but seeing Marianna accosted by her ex husband who was looking non to happy had him jumping out of his car and running up the drive way to her aid. Marianna was determined to find out what was exactly going on with her fathers shipping company and just what was he conniving ex up to. ...more
Kathy
Jan 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love second chance romances and this was a wonderful one. Loved Marianna & Simon. They fell in love as teenagers but their fathers didn't approve (to put it mildly!). Mari was rich and Simon wasn't. Fast forward 11 years and they meet again. Both fathers are dead but that doesn't mean that everything is easy. Mari is newly divorced with an abusive ex that co-owns her father's company with her. Mari isn't convinced that everything is on the up and up so she starts investigating on her own. ...more
Jo
Jan 01, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
First review of 2019, and it's with a solid offering from the Dare imprint.

Solid is good.  Solid hits all its marks.  Solid delivers a decent contemporary romance.

As with the first in the series, this isn't a story chock full of surprises, but it is another character driven story.  The back and forth between these two is fun to read, and their chemistry is palpable.  Overall, a decent follow up to its predecessor.

I voluntarily reviewed an advanced reader copy of this book.
Nancy
Dec 31, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Can she allow herself to play with this fire again after all she went through with was just teenage love? No matter how hard he try’s with those gorgeous green eyes and sexy hard body she must stay strong but she does need one thing from him. His security company and protection.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
poppy
Dec 31, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I just love a good second chance romance and Marianna and Simon's book did not disappoint it was well written and these two were just great together. They were head over heels for each other when she was eighteen until her dad drove them apart now ten years have passed and Simon is back and the first thing he does is save her from her ex-husband. This is a good book and I would recommend it.
Tanya
Jan 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
She thought she would never see him again but there he is. She hires him and it uncovered some odd dealings in her father company. They get steamy behind doors. What has she found out? Will they carry on? Follow them and see

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Miss Piggy
Jan 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I received a free copy of this book however all thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.
I loved this! It grabbed me from the first page, kept me til the last and enthralled me in between. Well worth your time to read it.
Jennie Seaman
This book was an amazing second chance romance. I fell in love with Simon just as Marianna did. I loved their relationship. I loved the setting in Australia. I can't wait to go back and read the first in the series and see what comes next for Blackmore Inc.!
Rebecca Hunter
Aug 19, 2018 marked it as to-read  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
*Simon and Marianna's story*

This is an emotional, intense and super-sexy first-love story with a little twist of suspense. Simon and Marianna start in Miami and then move to Sydney, Australia (of course) in their search to uncover secrets in Marianna's business...and her life.

I just LOVE this book, and I can't wait for you to read it! If you like sexy bodyguards, enemies-to-lovers and revenge sex that never works out as intended...then Playing with Fire is for you.
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Zeee  (I Heart Romance & YA)


Playing with Fire is the first Rebecca Hunter book I read and it won't be my last! This book ticked all my boxes - second chance romance - check! A balance between steam and relationship development - check! Let's just say that I am one happy reader!

As you know, I am such a fan of second chance romance and class disparity romance! The hero, Simon, is a second generation Cuban who worked in his father's construction business and the heroine, Marianna is the spoiled daughter of a rich Cuban busine
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Award-winning author of sensual, emotional adventures of the heart. Reader, traveler, former English teacher, chocolate lover, and keeper of a very messy desk.

Over the years, Rebecca has called many places home, including Michigan, where she grew up, New York City, San Francisco, and, of course, Stockholm, Sweden. After their most recent move from Sweden back to the San Francisco Bay Area, she and
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