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Peek Inside Playing with Fire

Anna Weber is every inch the proper librarian—old-fashioned, conservatively dressed right down to her tightly clipped flaming red hair. She knows too well what it means to be burned. And she will never, ever fall in love–especially not with the town's red-hot fireman. But Cowboy can't resist the fiery little librarian. She'll test his patience. His control. Hell, his very sanity. For the first time, Cowboy's found the one fire he can'tcontrol...

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Nothing ignites a fire like the perfect match…

Anna Weber is every inch the proper librarian–old-fashioned, conservatively dressed right down to her tightly clipped flaming red hair. She’s just moved to a small Texas town, and is determined to spend time with her friend before she has to disappear. Relationships aren’t easy for her. She knows too well what it means to be burned. And the last thing she ever wants to do is fall in love…

Especially not with a fireman who’s hot enough to set the entire state of Texas on fire.

Cowboy can’t resist the fiery little librarian, and he’s determined to make her his. Beneath that prim-and-proper exterior is a woman he very much wants to know–if she’d let him. She’ll test his patience. His control. Hell, his very sanity. And for the first time, Cowboy wonders if he’s found the one fire he can’t control…



"Holy hotness! You're gonna want to Cowboy up! Bliss's humor and heat kept me turning the pages way past bedtime." - Samanthe Beck, USA Today bestselling author

"This book was literally EVERYTHING! Just saying that I loved it is not enough because this book was too good. Alison Bliss delivered another fantastic romance that was equal parts funny and suspenseful and kept my interest from the very first page." - The Rambling Book Junkie

"I loved every minute of this book! It had the makings of a perfect romance story, it was packed with spine tingling mystery, feisty banter, and steamy scenes that left me blushing. Anna and Cowboy were perfectly matched, their chemistry was off the charts and helped to create some very hot and spicy encounters that left me fanning myself. This is definitely one of the most impressive first reads I have read in a while. Cowboy is sure to satisfy all your reading needs, and leave you with a smile on your face." - Red's Romance Reviews

Additional Details

ISBN: 9781633754737
Series: Tangled in Texas, Book 2
Release Date: Oct 26, 2015
Page Count: 380
Imprint: amara next
Genre: contemporary, cowboys, law enforcement/firemen
Tropes: opposites attract, ugly duckling

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By Julie October 27, 2015


This is the second novel in the Tangled in Texas series and since I absolutely adored the first, I had super high expectations for this one. The lovely Ms. Alison Bliss shot me an email last month and said she didn't know if I would have the time to read Playing With Fire but she wanted to offer it ...more

By Billie October 23, 2015

********I received this ARC for an honest review*******

I LOVE THIS BOOK!! ~ PLAYING WITH FIRE ~ The second book in The Tangled In Texas Series. Both, Rule's Of Protection, and Playing With Fire, can be read as standalone's.
Another Excellent Read by Author Alison Bliss!

Appen ...more

By Brittany September 30, 2015

Playing With Fire is the second book in Alison Bliss' Tangled in Texas series and I absolutely loved it!

This can be read as a standalone but follows the story of Cowboy, who we met (and loved) in Rules of Protection.

When I heard Cowboy was getting his own story I was excited. I also thought is there ...more

By Karie October 27, 2015

Wow! Cowboy's character in Rules of protection was your loveable playboy type, so that is what I was expecting in Playing with Fire. Don't get me wrong, he can still get the female population all hot and bothered with his sexy smirk or his flirting. The one main difference is, he has met his match w ...more

By Dana October 26, 2015

Alison Bliss has done it again!!!

Alison's debut, Rules Of Protection was one of my top reads last year and this follow up and second book in the Tangled In Texas series is just as amazing! We met Cowboy in the first book and I have been eagerly awaiting his story ever since. The consummate play boy, ...more

By Barbara October 08, 2015

Alison Bliss wrote another 5 star book ... This book brings out laughter crying and WTH just happened ... Cowboy makes his debut in Rules of Protection but you don't need to read that first ( both are stand alone books )... but this book is all about him and Anna which I love. Anna is conservative l ...more

By Bette October 13, 2015

Anna Weber is the new librarian in town and she fits the role perfectly. Conservative dress, quiet, old fashioned, but there's something about her that draws the attention of one very sexy Cowboy! Problem is, Anna has secrets. Those secrets make letting anyone get too close impossible. Cowboy is out ...more

By Megan October 26, 2015

Let me start this review by saying that not only was this book utterly fabulous, I know for a fact that it’ll be one of my top reads of this year because it was that good. To say that I loved Playing With Fire is putting it very mildly, and the fantasticness of this book is nowhere near mild. This b ...more

By Dawn October 28, 2015

Playing with Fire is book 2 in the Tangled in Texas series.
Cowboy is a firefighter hes hot and sexy and is the towns womaniser he doesn’t want relationships or commitments fun is the name of the game with Cowboy until he sets his sights on timid Anna.
Anna is on the run,never feeling she can settle d ...more

By Shelly November 08, 2015

Another great one by Ms. Bliss, could not put the book down until the end. ...more

By Red Cheeks Reads October 26, 2015

“I was going to say you looked like an angel. But that’s not quite right. With your fiery red hair, deep blue eyes, and that rebellious little pout, I think you look more like . . . a fallen angel.”

I absolutely ADORDED Rules Of Protection so when I saw Playing With Fire up for review I got giddy ...more

By Between My October 14, 2015

Meet Anna, the staid, eyeglass-wearing librarian. Enter Cowboy, our “favorite” lothario and fireman. Mix these two together, and watch the chemistry flair up! If there ever was an example to “never judge a book by it’s cover,” it’s this couple!

In Alison Bliss’s second book in her “Tangled in Texas,” ...more

By MsChris1161 July 01, 2017

Oh my goodness! PLAYING WITH FIRE is scorching hot and sexy read! I expected nothing less about the legend that was Cowboy from author Alison Bliss as a follow-up to her debut book, Rules of Protection, and nothing less than excellence is what she gives her readers. Again. The plot is sexy and roman ...more

By Dawn October 16, 2015

Playing with Fire is the follow-up to Alison Bliss' debut, Rules of Protection. For the most part, you can read it as a standalone with no problem, but why would you want to miss out? Do yourself a favor and read Rules of Protection, 'cause that one's awesome, too!

Anna is hiding from something, but ...more

By Kristin ~ Book Lovers Obsession October 10, 2015

Playing With Fire is book 2 in the Tangled in Texas series and is Cowboy's story. We met Cowboy in Rules of Protection and we know he's a bit of a playboy. He's sexy, quick witted, and loyal. He's also a member of the fire department and is investigating a couple of unsolved fires, including the one ...more

By Ann October 19, 2015

Playing with Fire is book #2 in the Tangled in Texas series.

O my gosh Alison you have done it again! I loved this story! We met Cowboy in Rules of Protection. I was excited when I heard he was going to have his own book.

Cowboy is sexy, fun loving, and a real ladies man. Is there a lady out there t ...more

By Angela October 27, 2015

Amazing!!! I have been dying to read Cowboy's story and it was everything I was expecting and more! This book really had it all for me. There were some great, typical Ms Bliss, laugh out loud moments which were just as well written as the heartfelt heartbreaking moments. And as far as steam level go ...more

By Lynn October 16, 2015

Great read! There's hot sex, lots of intrigue as you try to figure out what Anna's secrets are as well as what's going on around the town. Really good characters!

Anna Weber is new to Liberty, TX. She has come to town to take a librarian position and be close to her friend Bobbie Jo for a bit. She pl ...more

By Zuray yaruz7 October 29, 2015

Yesssss Alison Bliss did it again!!!! This was so good. I remember when I finished reading Rules of Protection and wanting nothing more but to read about Cowboy falling hard in his ass so I was so happy when she told me the next book was about him. And is here . And I just read it. And it was amazin ...more

By Maureen October 26, 2015

In August 2014 I read the first book in the Tangled in Texas series ‘Rules of Protection’ by Alison Bliss. Not only did I completely fell in love with her writing and this series, I also became a part of her street team. Soon I not only was a big fan of ‘Rules of Protection’, but also came to know A ...more

By Gina October 06, 2015

I received an ARC (Advanced Review Copy) of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Have you ever read a book in a series where the author spends so much time introducing a new character or re-introducing old ones that you lose the plot and interest?

Well, this is NOT one of those books!

I have anx ...more

By Julianna November 08, 2015

Move over Jake because Cowboy has the reins! Whoo! I absolutely love this story. I spent all day coming back to Cowboy and Anna’s story. Every chance I got you’d find me with my kindle and a huge grin. You’ll be laughing right along with these characters. 

Cowboy is not only a fire fighter but the C ...more

By Tarsha October 13, 2015

**ARC provided by publisher for an honest review***

This is my first book by Alison Bliss and it was a good choice for me. This book seems to be a standalone from the first book. Which I will be reading in the near future. I was able to read this book and not feel lost at all.

The two main characters ...more

By Catherine (The Sassy Bookster) October 26, 2015

Cowboy is a man who loves women, is skilled at picking them up and has the reputation to prove it. But you wouldn't know this by Anna Weber's reaction to him. He just can't seem to wow her with his considerable charm and that's something that has never happened to him before. The sweet librarian is ...more

By Jamie October 24, 2015

I received an arc for an honest review.
Alison has done it again – written a raging hot romance with all of the fun and drama you could want.

Anna is the epitome of what you think of when you imagine a librarian – she is super conservative in both her clothing and her demeanor. Yet there is something ...more

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Alison Bliss

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Alison Bliss

Alison Bliss is a bestselling, award-winning author of humorous, contemporary romances. A born and raised Texan, she currently resides in the Midwest with her husband, two kids, and their dogs. As the youngest of five girls, she has never turned down a challenge or been called by the right name. Alison believes the best way to find out if someone is your soul mate is by canoeing with them because if you both make it back alive, it's obviously meant to be. She writes the type of books she loves to read most: fun, steamy love stories with heart, heat, and laughter. Something she likes to call, "Romance...with a sense of humor."

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