Review: Playing With Fire by Susan May Warren

Playing With FirePlaying With Fire was a wonderful addition to the Montana Fire series. Conner and Liza are actually characters who readers briefly met in the first Christiansen Family novel, Take a Chance on Me.

However, don’t fret if you have not read that book. The author wove their backstory into this current novel by flashing back to Conner and Liza’s meeting and the friendship that grew between them. I loved getting to see their story develop and watch as they both battled major worries and insecurities about their futures.

I liked both of these characters so much and it was hard to watch them struggle and feel so hurt at times. Learning about the pasts that both Conner and Liza experienced made me feel for them even more. The romantic tension that built up with the turn of each page was fabulous. But not only was the romance great, these characters ended up facing danger upon danger that felt so very terrifying to read about! I enjoyed Playing With Fire from start to finish and look forward to book three in the series.

(5 stars)


Playing With FireFrom RITA award-winning author Susan May Warren comes a new action romance. Book 2 in the Montana Fire: Summer of Fire trilogy.

She can’t forget the man she walked away from . . .

Liza Beaumont knew she was playing with fire when she let smoke jumper Conner Young into her life. Just friends, she promised herself, but she couldn’t help but fall for the tall, blond firefighter who needed her. But loving him got her burned, and she’s not about to risk her heart again.

His once chance to get her back . . .

Conner Young knows he blew his one chance with Liza. His personal losses—and his profession—made him wary of offering any promises he couldn’t be sure he’d live to keep. So he let her walk away, but he never forgot the place she’d held in his heart.

A race to find a missing girl . . .

Until Liza is attacked in the mountains by a rogue grizzly. Her panicked phone call alerts Conner to everything he lost—and still wants. Now, with a teenage girl missing in the woods, and a predator on the loose, Conner and Liza must fight against time and the elements to save her. But when the old friendship ignites into fresh sparks, are they setting themselves up to get burned again? And when disaster happens, will their nightmares pull them apart, or will they find the courage to survive?

Purchase Playing With Fire here.

Don’t miss the other books in the series:
Where There’s Smoke (Book 1)  Burnin’ For You (Book 3)



Growing up in Minneapolis and attending the U of MN, I learned to love city life, although I’m a woodsy girl at heart. Or maybe I’m an adventurer — having lived and traveled all over the world, including Siberia Russia as a missionary for eight years. Probably that’s why my characters can’t sit still, and seem to get into one scrape after another — they’re too much like me! I love God, my family, my country, my church, and feel privileged every day to be able to write stories, that I hope inspire and entertain!

You can connect with the Susan on her website, her blog, Facebook, Twitter, & Goodreads.


About Brittany

I am a homeschooling mother of four children. I am an avid reader and have been for as long as I can remember. I truly enjoy reading and reviewing books I focus my reading and my reviews on Christian fiction, primarily Christian romantic fiction. I hope you will find my reviews helpful in your decisions on what books to read.
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One Response to Review: Playing With Fire by Susan May Warren

  1. carylkane says:

    Great review, Britt! 🙂

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