Savvy PR guru Kinsey Taylor has always defined herself by her career, not her gender. That is, until she moved from San Francisco to Chicago to be with her fiancé who thought she wasn’t taking her “job” of supporting him in his high-powered career seriously enough—and promptly dumped her for a more supportive and “feminine” nurse. Now, as the new assistant press secretary to Chicago’s dynamic mayor, she’s determined to keep her eye on the prize: no time to feel inferior because she’s a strong, kick-ass woman, and certainly no time for men.
But that all changes when she meets Luke Almeida, a firefighter as searingly sexy as he is quick-tempered. He’s also the second oldest of the Firefightin’ Dempseys, a family of foster siblings who have committed their lives to the service—if Luke’s antics don’t get him fired first. When Luke goes one step too far and gets into a bar brawl with the Chicago Police Department, Kinsey marches into Luke’s firehouse and lays down the law on orders from the mayor. But at Engine Co. 6, Luke Almeida is the law. And he’s not about to let Kinsey make the rules. ~ Goodreads
Source: TalkSupe – THANK YOU!!!!
Review: I had read Melting Point – a novella from the Hot in Chicago series – and LOVED it! LOVED! Braine from Talk Supe was kind enough to loan me the previous book – Flirting with Fire (because she’s awesome like that) and I’m happy to say it was just as good.
Flirting with Fire started out as your standard hot firefighter/feisty girl trope but turned into a really strong romance with lots of sexy times and real life complications.
I gotta say, I wasn’t a fan of Luke’s alpha male posturing in the beginning. That’s just not a turn on for me but I was pleased at how well Meader developed him into something more without making him overly angsty and tortured. I grew to adore him. He is tough and alpha but he’s also willing to make the BIG gesture to win over the girl. Sa-woon.
Kinsey was his perfect foil. Strong, self reliant yet willing to support Luke (& his family) and do the right thing even if it cost her.
Both of them have loved and lost, but make themselves vulnerable to each other, knowing that this is more than just a fling.
I think what I love about this series most - more than the romances – is the sense of family and how the love interests become part of that extended family. It’s written really well. Even though I know each Dempsey firefighter is going to get their story, it doesn’t feel like sequel bait.
Fun, sexy and sweet – I definitely recommend this series for anyone looking for romance with heart.
Flirting with Fire is part of my Blogger Shame reading challenge hosted by Herding Cats & Burning Soup to clear out those older books that keep getting pushed aside because...Ooh! New! Shiny!