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PLAYING WITH FIRE
GENA SHOWALTER
ISBN# 0373771290(paperback)
ISBN# 1552545725(ebook)
September 1, 2006
HQN Books
225 Duncan Mill Rd. Don Mills, Ontario, Canada M3B 3K9
Paperback/E-book
$6.99/$6.30
384 Pages
Paranormal
Rating: 5 cups

Belle Jamison’s day begins like any other, late for work and chewed out by her boss. The events that unfold for Belle turn out to be anything but ordinary. After much commotion across the street from the coffee shop where she works, she inadvertently consumes a secret formula, goes home, and promptly becomes violently ill.

Rome Masters, paranormal investigator, is sent to “neutralize” Belle. When Belle does not take the news lying down, Rome decides to spare her, for now. He has his own uses for Belle’s newfound powers, and a dark secret of his own.

Belle and Rome embark on a mission to find the scientist who created the formula in hopes of discovering an antidote, and fend off the evil man who wants to use her for his own diabolical plans. With the help of Rome’s beautiful ex-wife, and Tanner, an empath whom Belle befriended when she carjacked his Viper, Belle must learn to wield her supernatural powers without them consuming her.

Ms. Showalter has created an amazing story of fantastic proportions. The heroine is smart and sassy and never fails to say what she thinks. The supporting characters are complex and interesting. This novel is exciting, entertaining, and sexy, as well as laugh-out-loud funny. Do not miss it!

Bonnie-Lass
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