Author: Ashley Piscitelli
Title: Playing With Fire
Series: Guarded Hearts #1
Release date: July 15th
Madison Stevens has had a shitty life, her mother died at the age four and her father has always blamed her for it. She went through the foster system and is now attending college. Her boyfriend Chris is not willing to share Madison with anyone, not even her friends.
Her first day at college she meets Carter James, who makes her want everything she never thought she could have. She knows that she should ignore her feelings for Carter, but it’s not as easy as it sounds.
As Carter and Madison begin to fall in love, they face many obstacles. Their biggest one is Chris who is not going to let her go easily.
Playing with Fire will be the first book in a three book series. It is about the obstacles that stand in your way on the path to love. It tests the characters strength and commitment to each other on every level from old boyfriend/girlfriends, to insecurities, and throws a little violence and scheming into the mix.
“Chris was like fire. It was pretty to look at but if you got too close you got burnt, and if it wasn’t controlled it would destroy everything in its path. Doing what I was about to do with Carter was dangerous, but what can I say I never had parents to warn me not to play with fire.“
My dad looked at me for a second then shook his head. “Well, what are you gonna do about it? Your mother always said, ‘The choices we make and the chances we take determine our destiny.’ What do you want your destiny to be Carter?”
I already knew the answer to this I had been thinking about it all day. “I want to tell her how much I love her. I want to be with her, make her laugh, and be able to be the one to hold her when she is upset. I want to show her how amazing she is and be the first person in her life to treat her like that. Every time she comes in a room I can’t take my eyes off of her. When she touches me sometimes I need to remember how to breathe.”
He smiled at me. “Well, you have four days with her to show her how it could be. I would take advantage of that if I were you.”
He was right, I needed to show her how it feels to be loved. I know at this point she hasn’t had that since her mom. “Thanks Dad, you really helped.” He sat back in his chair and turned the TV back on.
Tomorrow was going to be day one of make Maddy mine.