A Beautiful Lie (Playing with Fire Series) (Volume 1) - T.E. Sivec I couldn't finish this one. Why? Let me tell you! The biggest problem with this book is her impersonal writing style. It's impossible to connect with any of the characters and believe me, I wanted to. The story has a lot of potential but it felt like someone was telling me what was happening rather than feeling like I was right there with the characters. The angst between Garrett and Parker became annoying because I had zero connection to them. This whole story fell flat- wouldn't be on my list of recommendations.