He was supposed to look out for her, not kiss her senseless…
Au pair Uma is all kinds of wrong for single dad Zach. She is his son’s nanny, a twenty-three-year-old virgin, and a guileless ingenue to boot. Zach knows all of that.
Then why can’t he rein in his lust for her?
If there is one man Uma should not be attracted to, it’s the father of the adorable five-year-old in her charge. Once burned twice shy, Zach is the captain of a Paris water polo team and a wealthy entrepreneur who can have any woman he wants. No strings attached.
Small wonder he goes all out to shun Uma!
But when, with the help of a bottle of fine wine, Zach confesses all the dirty things he’d like to do to her, Uma astounds him by saying she wants that, too.
What’s a man to do but oblige?
Besides, it’s not like it’s the end of the world. They’re both sensible, level-headed adults. They’ll just have a bit of fun and then go back to normal, as if nothing happened.
As if feelings weren’t already getting in the way.
Genre: Romance – sports, single-dad, virgin
Part of a series: Yes – Book 1 of the Game Time Series, Follows book 3 of The Darcy Brothers Series (Uma and Zach were introduced in Noah’s book and Noah makes a cameo in this one)
POV: Dual Uma and Zach
Steam Level: Slow burn
At this point I think it’s safe to say that I’ve read nearly all of Alix Nichol’s books. It’s been a pleasure to see her talents grow along with her comfort level in the more intimate scenes. I also love that she has epilogues now (that was a complaint before). I like to see the couple after their HEA.
Playing with Fire is no exception. The writing is fantastic. The slow burn between Uma and Zach mixed with a realistic insight to Uma’s culture and the consequences that their love affair can bring is done well and respectfully. This is a beautiful story that kept me hooked from the start. It’s a very fast read and i finished it in three sittings (it probably would have been one or two but I need sleep in order to function). If you’re looking for a sweet romance with some steam and a hot single-dad then Playing with Fire is the book to read.
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