Wednesday, 15 February 2017


Title: Played
Series: Fire & Lies #2
Author: Lilliana Anderson
Genre: Erotic Thriller
Release Date: February 15, 2017


The gripping follow up to Partners (Fire & Lies - One)

Be careful who you trust…

It’s something I thought I knew but with Chloe Donovan, all of my reason seems to fly out the window the moment I’m around her.

Blinded by lust, persuaded by love. I hedged my bets on our forever. 


And both times, I lost. 

She’s gone. 

And once again, she’s ruined my life.

Stuck helping a federal agent by the name of Drake Jefferson, I’m biding my time until I can find where she is.

I won’t be giving up my partner in crime to the authorities. I’ll be dealing out my own brand of justice, and when I’m done, I don’t care if I rot in prison for it.

Chloe Donovan had better start sleeping with one eye open. Because I’m coming for her.
I let her in, and she played me.
I won’t be trusting her a third time.

My Review -- 4 stars

I really enjoyed this book although I am wondering where the romance was in it. The plot is fast paced, exciting,well written and full of suspense /intrigue.

The two main characters are NOT a couple but instead are in love with someone already. If you've read book 1 you will know Aiden's background story but you can read this without having read that book. However I didn't care too much for Chloe, I think this would have been different if l had read the previous book.

I liked how Aiden struggled with his feelings for Chloe and that he remained angry at her. This felt more genuine and realistic.

I found the mix of first person chapters for Aiden and Caitlin easy to read and very enjoyable. I did struggle when the book swapped to third person POV for other characters. This is partly what lost an otherwise good book a star. For me the book didn't focus enough on either 'romantic relationship' enough so these felt under developed.

The plot idea was excellent and the story is really easy to read. However there is just so much going off that this needs to be a much longer, more detailed book as it all felt a little rushed and under developed.

That aside I still enjoyed it and read it in a day.

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Bestselling Author of the Beautiful Series, Drawn, and 47 Things, Lilliana has always loved to read and write, considering it the best form of escapism that the world has to offer.

Australian born and bred, she writes New Adult Romance revolving around her authentically Aussie characters with all the quirks you’d expect from those born Down Under.

Lilliana believes the world should know Australia for more than just its beaches and outback. Book after book, she successfully brings to life city and suburban characters much to her readers’ delight.

When she isn't writing, she wears the hat of 'wife and mother' to her husband and four children.

Before Lilliana turned to writing, she worked in a variety of industries and studied humanities and communications before transferring to commerce/law at university.

Originally from Sydney's Western suburbs, she currently lives a fairly quiet life in suburban Melbourne.

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