Playing with Fire
"It has true dedication climbing its burning ladders. Its romantic heat seems to collect at the ceiling."
-James Wolcott, VANITY FAIR
"Shapiro has literary sensibilities to be reckoned with...she manages to weave insights of love, family and religious tradition into her story with unobtrusive skill."
-SAN DIEGO TRIBUNE
"A sophisticated erotic loss-of-innocence novel, suitable for reading in one steamy sitting. It should do a bang-up box office business when it becomes a movie, provided it's produced with one-tenth the subtlety Shapiro brought to the writing of it."
"An intense, steamy tale of one young woman's coming of age...a tight, well-written novel...a sleek, noteworthy first effort."
-THE PITTSBURGH PRESS
"A novel that, in illuminating the problems of coming-of-age, generates nearly as much light as heat."
"Sleek and languorous...balancing glitz with integrity...and the eroticism of wealthy, glamour and forbidden love."