been performing in the circus for nearly his whole life. As
a clown and high-wire juggler, he entertains the crowd and
honors his circus performer parents. When he is injured in
a high-wire accident, however, he has to give up performing
for a while. His best friend Jericho, part owner of the
circus, insists Marcus stay with him until he’s better.
Staying with Jericho is great, especially after Jericho
tells Marcus the secret he’s been keeping, but there’s still
Playing with Fire packs quite a punch for its
length! The story is alternately sweet, hot, sad, and
suspenseful. I really enjoyed reading about circus life.
Both Marcus and Jericho are likeable and sympathetic
characters. Jericho’s willingness to take care of his
injured friend is sweet, and I loved Marcus’ reaction to
finding out how Jericho felt. The suspense angle of the
story adds a lot of emotion. Overall, Playing with
Fire is an entertaining read with a lot to offer.