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Friday, March 18, 2016

Review: Flirting with Fire (Hot in Chicago #1) by Kate Meader


Flirting with Fire (Hot in Chicago, #1)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 fiancĂ© 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. ~
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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.

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Blogger Shame

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!


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14 comments:

  1. I have become library addicted, so I have to put those aside too...well I just HAVE to try to get that sci-.fi book first and then!

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  2. Now this sounds like something that might turn me into a pyromaniac... ;) I really do think I need to try a book by this author. AND I also need to find that fire station. :D

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    1. I've enjoyed this series and I think it's called - the Hot in the Kitchen?? series.

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  3. Nope, it's not on loan anymore, it's yours. I think I have a spare copy of book 2 in the back, let me look for it and when I find it I'll send it your way.

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  4. I can't always handle the whole alpha male thing, so I'm glad it worked out okay with these characters! Thanks for sharing.

    -Lauren

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    1. I didn't like him at first but he's a good guy with good grovel lol

      I really dislike alpha guys!

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  6. I'm here for Chicago.

    I'm actually surprised that the author was about to write Lukes background without getting super angsty. I've seen a lot of books where the male's domineering presence is justified by his "troubled past," which can be worrisome.

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    1. He has a troubled past - he was in foster care, has an ex that really screwed him over - but it wasn't all woe is me...I will treat people like crap now.

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  7. I really admire authors that can write alpha heroes like this!! I do need to pick this author up...I love those yummy fire men!! :)

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    1. I'm not a fan of alpha men at all (with a few exceptions) but she did a great job.

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  8. Oh dang. I enjoy hers and was supposed to read this for book club earlier this year but it was when the herd was going through stuff and I ended up skipping that month. Up the TBR pile it goes!

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