Publisher: Pocket Books
Pub. Date: September 29, 2015
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Source: Print ARC
Rating: 4.5 stars
From popular romance author Kate Meader comes the second novel in Hot in Chicago, a brand-new, sizzling series that follows a group of firefighting foster siblings and their blazing hot love interests!
As the only female firefighter at Engine Co. 6, Alexandra Dempsey gets it from all sides: the male coworkers who think she can’t do the job, the wives and girlfriends who see her as a threat to their firefighter men, and her overprotective foster brothers who want to shelter their baby sister at all costs. So when she single-handedly saves the life of Eli Cooper, Chicago’s devastatingly handsome mayor, she assumes the respect she’s longed for will finally come her way. But it seems Mr. Mayor has other ideas…
Eli Cooper’s mayoral ratings are plummeting, his chances at reelection dead in the water. When a sexy, curvaceous firefighter gives him the kiss of life, she does more than bring him back to the land of the living—she also breathes vitality into his campaign. Riding the wave of their feel-good story might prop up Eli’s flagging political fortunes, but the sizzling attraction between them can go nowhere; he’s her boss, and there are rules that must be obeyed. But you know what they say about rules: they’re made to be broken…
"You know I don't believe in fairy tales, but I believe in writing my own story."
I had way too much fun reading Playing with Fire. Dare I say that I may have enjoyed it more than any other books in the series. Mainly because I love Eli. He is an arrogant bastard and I just adore arrogant bastards; especially ones named Eli. Then there is the fiery and spunky Alex Dempsey, whom I absolutely love. I liked her "give no shits" attitude; the one that was always used against Mr. Hottie Mayor.
Alexandra is the lone girl and sister of the Dempsey clan full of 'hot' firefighters. As brothers it's their duty to take care of and protect their sister from everything, including the pompous ass, Eli. Things between them heat up and their sexual chemistry is off the charts... I think I spent the whole book smirking and giggling because these two were just so stinkin' cute...er...sexy.
"The only person who needs to hear my plans is the woman who will be on the receiving end of every filthy, depraved thing I plan to do to her."
Eli offers her to help him win the election but at a cost. She is in danger of being
"I like when you call me that. I makes me feel...sexy."
If you're looking for a sexy new book to read, come over and meet Alex and Eli...you won't regret it. They are seriously so stinkin' fun. I swooned so many times and the dialogue between the two was a riot. I've already looked at the preview for the next book and I can't tell you how excited I am that we are getting more!! I love these sexy firefighters and the women (and men) that have saved them.
We are excited to do a Fire Giveaway today for Kate Meader’s PLAYING WITH FIRE blog tour. The Fire Giveaway will include Flirting with Fire and Baby, It’s Cold Outside (which includes Kate Meader’s Rekindle the Flame, the prequel Hot in Chicago e-novella which will publish 11/30/15 for $1.99!) You can visit all sites on the blog tour to enter the Fire Giveaways – but keep in mind you can only win once! U.S. only.
PLAYING WITH FIRE
A HOT IN CHICAGO NOVEL
September 29, 2015
“Meader packs the flawless second Hot in Chicago romance with superb relationship development…and note-perfect dialogue…The secondary characters play their parts beautifully, and Eli and Alexandra are a captivating couple…”
—Publishers Weekly starred review
“Thank you, Kate Meader, for creating a heroine who does not fit the status quo! The idea of a plus-size female firefighter being described as sexy and irresistible makes this book stand out. Meader also provides readers with steamy sex scenes, colorful characters and riveting dialogue. The themes of staying true to yourself and the impact of family legacies make for an interesting storyline. This tale is a real page-turner.”
—RT Book Reviews four and a half star “scorcher” TOP PICK GOLD review
About the Author:
Kate Meader was raised on romance. An Irish girl, she started with Catherine Cookson and Jilly Coooper novels, and spiced it up with some Mills & Boon. Now based in Chicago, she writes romances of her own, where sexy contemporary alpha heroes and strong heroines match each other quip for quip. When not immersed in tales of brooding mill owners, oversexed equestrians, and men who can rock an apron or a fire hose, Kate lives on the web at katemeader.com, Twitter, Facebook, Goodreads and Pinterest.
Watch this interview with Kate Meader!
Hot in Chicago buy links:
►Playing with Fire (9/29/15) is second in the series.
►Rekindle the Flame is the prequel e-novella which will publish 11/30/15 for $1.99!
►Flirting with Fire (3/24/15) is first in the series.
►Melting Point (8/31/15) is the mm romance e-novella from the series.
Blog Tour Schedule-
9/28: Night Owl Reviews, Author Chat
Week 1, three Fire Giveaways per day
9/29: A Book Whore’s Obsession
10/1: Talk Supe
10/2: Harlequin Junkie
Week 2, two and three Fire Giveaways per day
10/6: Cocktails & Books
10/7: Bookish Temptations
Week 3, one Fire Giveaway per day
10/12: The Lovely Books Blog
10/13: Margie’s Must Reads
10/14: The Book Enthusiast
10/15: Short and Sassy Book Blurbs
10/16: About That Story
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