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 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 passion, want and desire,everything either has ever known will be shattered by the lurking shadow hounding their every step, wanting revenge.
Spencer Rowth moves to the sleepy town of River Port with his mother and twelve year old sister, Suzy, to escape a deceitful father, an unfaithful girlfriend and a life crumbling much too fast for him to grapple onto only to be smacked upside the head by the last thing he wanted again. Sophie was everything he refused to want. Her temper, her wit, her laugh, her smile, the way her entire body goes up in flames under his hands are things he would rather slam a lid on and forget. Instead, he finds himself falling for the smart-mouth next door. But how long will he have before the evil chasing them catches up? How long before the very thing he never wanted becomes his only thread to sanity? And who is after them? What do they want and why do they want Spencer and Sophie dead?
What it is really about:
"The guy who rounded the corner and appeared in the doorway behind Sophie was clad in nothing but a pair of black jeans slung low over tapered hips. Black leather bands clasped his wrists, just under the scrawling black, grey and white sleeves inked into his toned arms, twisting up to narrow shoulders in a winding design. There were four jagged gashes tattooed into each of his pecs, as though he'd had his chest clawed by a large animal. A silver chain with dog tags on the end dangled down the center of his chest, drawing attention to washboard abs and the carved V disappearing into the waistband of his unfastened jeans."
- Games of Fire by Airicka Phoenix
All I can say is:
The book is built first on the (hot) tension between Spencer and Sophie, and then on the whole thrill-factor surrounding that young couple. I have to say that this book was a really fast-paced reading, which I loved from beginning to end. Airicka couldn't have had any idea what Spencer would do to me... ;-)
It's nice that for once the typical hurt-girl-meets-right-guy-story was changed up in this book and it's definitely a keeper, this story.
Sophie is just the girl we all want to be. Not too good, not too bed and still with a great group of friends and good grades. She lives her life the way she thinks it's best, mistakes and all, and takes everything step by step. She isn't so trusting in what she feels for Spence at first, but then, once she realizes what she wants, she goes for it, still making sure though to guard her heart when she thinks things came to a dead end.
The twist at the end... BOY, I did not see that coming from the beginning. I eventually had my suspicions, but I have to admit that Airicka did a great job making you doubt what you think is the outcome.
All around all I can say is as far as book boyfriends go: DO NOT MISS SPENCER ROWTH...
"He definitely won major hottie of the decade in her book."
- Games of Fire by Airicka Phoenix
Yep, he wins that with me, too!
(All pictures found on google and aren't owned by me.)