Title: Playing With Fire (Guarded Hearts #1)
Author: Ashley Piscitelli
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.
My name is Ashley Piscitelli and I love reading and at times finish a book in just a day. I love reading romance books! I feel like being able to lose yourself in a book in one of the more exciting aspects. The books I love to read and write will be ones that make you feel for the characters. You should have an opinion on every character in a book. Whether you love them, hate them, or think they are up to something. I live in Philadelphia Pennsylvania with my husband, two kids, and two dogs. On top of starting a writing career I am a full time student, and a full time mom. I love spending time with my kids, although I have to hide the computer from them when I am writing! I love being active and being able to do any activity outdoors. I have always thought as an author the most important critic is your reader, so I would love to hear from you. If you read the book and loved it or hated it, tell me. As long as it is in a constructive way I will always answer and interact with you. I want fans to feel free to tell me what they want for the characters in the story and what they want to see happen.