I received a free copy of Playing with Fire from the publisher in return for an honest review.
Playing with Fire is a hard one for me to rate. I was initially enjoying Julia's story but then it switched to Lorenzo's and although Lorenzo's story was as enjoyable as Julia's, they didn't come across as being linked to each other very much at all. I'm not a huge fan of dual story-lines, they have to be done extremely well for me to enjoy them, in this case they were each enjoyable on their own but felt like completely separate stories rather than two related timelines.
The ending felt rushed and implausible, quite frankly I felt Julia's conclusion was a bit of a let down. I was really hoping the two different timelines would come together a lot better than they did in the end but they remained as distant then as they were throughout the whole book.
I'm dithering between the two and three stars. Usually I love Tess Gerritsen books but this one didn't work for me in it's entirety. As a result I'm going for the two stars because of how separate the story-lines felt to each other, they just didn't mesh well at all in the end for me.