Spin the Bottle
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Zane has his sights set on the odd little woman with her funny rules. When their first kiss doesn't end well, he can't understand why she won't give him a second chance. Now he's seriously determined to make her see they can be explosive together.
Lettie has always believed a kiss will determine how the relationship will go. Her disastrous lip-lock with Zane is a strong indication she's not moving forward with him. He won't take no for an answer, though, and does the sweetest things to change her mind, including opening his home to over fifty animals while she cleans up the smoke damage at the local shelter.
Sparks fly as Lettie does her level best to extinguish their attraction to one another. At the same time, Zane is doing all he can to fan those sparks into flames.
Having been hurt in the past, Lettie has devised a "kiss test" in order to determine if a relationship will be successful or not. In theory, it makes sense, but our hearts and emotions aren't ruled by theory. They're ruled by emotions, feelings-things that can get messy. After suffering from another disappointing relationship, Lettie is given the opportunity to start fresh in Pamona Gulch as the director of the area animal shelter. Animals, Lettie understands. People, not so much.
Pamona Gulch Fire Department has partnered with the animal shelter to sell calendars. Zane, a firefighter in Pamona Gulch, has volunteered to model for the calendar. Upon arriving for his photo shoot, Zane's attention is immediately captured by Lettie. When she kisses him and it ends in disaster, she tells Zane they aren't meant to be. Challenge accepted!
Zane's never felt such a pull to another woman as he's more of a "player". One kiss from Lettie and he knows she's the one. He just has to convince her. When the shelter suffers damage due to an arsonist, Zane opens up his home to Lettie and her animals--all 50 of them! Although Lettie knows in her heart that Zane is different, she can't leave her doubts behind...
Spin The Bottle is the third novel in the Playing With Fire series. It was by far my favorite! While it is a stand alone novel, the underlying story of an arsonist is introduced in the first novel. So, I would encourage one to read the series in order. I loved Zane's caring heart. It was cute that he wanted to "bond" with his new puppy over Skye and had a nightly date with his puppy while out of town. When Zane's alpha side came out at the shelter, I was elated (and needed a cold shower)! Subtle obviously didn't work with Lettie! Lettie was truly deserving of a HEA and new girlfriends! I read a gifted copy and all opinions stated are my own.
Fast, addictive read.
This one starts out differently than the first two in the Playing with Fire series—with some mystery/crime drama, so I’m hooked right away. This installment is for Zane and Lettie; Zane is damaged but he’s mostly got handle on it… and he is delicious. Lettie runs an animal shelter so what’s not to love there?
There’s no shortage of cuteness with all the animals involved in this one and lots of laughing out loud happened for me. Conley did a good job of keeping it rooted in reality, even for this long-time animal hospital worker.
Zane and Lettie fall fast and hard, but there’s still no shortage of drama along the way. Without spoiling it, I’ll simply say it’s really satisfying. :) Conley also sets up a mystery, so as if Katie and Logan didn’t torture us enough while we wait for their story, there’s even more reason to need Hot Lava.
Three books in, I’m still completely addicted to this entire cast, and the town itself.
The editing and ng are proofing professional and the formatting is gorgeous; the interior is in great shape.