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

Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Flirting With Fire

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


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The first installment in Hot in Chicago, a brand-new, sizzling series from Kate Meader that follows a group of firefighting foster siblings and their blazing hot love interests!

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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4.5 out of 5 stars

This was an excellent read! A full, detailed, rich story with well rounded characters that had real depth and vulnerability. Together Luke and Kinsey had fantastic chemistry and where both challenging which made for great animosity and playfulness. There were a major amount of sparks flying between these two which made for some hot-hot-hot times! Loved it!

Kinsey and Luke had a great build to their relationship. It was a bit complicated but fun and sexy. Kinsey was this super strong woman and she's really feisty. I love the journey she went on. I thought she was an extremely well written character. And Luke, oh man, hello hot, sexy, sweet (and stubborn!) fireman. Together they were awesome. This story had great development and good pacing. Loved their verbal sparing. There was also bit of angst and drama and a whole lot of passion.

There are several POV's at play and it made it extremely entertaining. Not only was there Kinsey and Luke but there was a side story with Gage that was really great. I loved meeting all of Luke’s foster siblings and learning all their details. I like the family dynamic they’ve created and look foreword to everyone's stories. I really liked Alex but I am super curious about Wyatt. The strong, silent types always get me.

This was such a fantastic introduction to the series. I want more of the siblings, I want to know their stories. Give me more! It just made my heart happy!!!

Complimentary copy received for honest review.



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Originally from Ireland, Kate cut her romance reader teeth on Maeve Binchy and Jilly Cooper novels, with some Mills & Boon thrown in for variety. Give her tales about brooding mill owners, oversexed equestrians, and men who can rock an apron or a fire hose, and she’s there. Now based in Chicago, she writes sexy contemporary romance with alpha heroes and strong heroines who can match their men quip for quip.

Kate is represented by Nicole Resciniti at The Seymour Agency.


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Other books in the HOT IN CHICAGO Series

Playing with Fire 2

Playing with Fire (Hot in Chicago #2)

Release Date: September 29, 2015




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4 comments on "Review: Flirting With Fire (Hot in Chicago #1) by Kate Meader"
  1. WOOT WOOT! I love me some fireman :) Also love the fact that this is a hot-headed fireman hooking up with a PR gal? What a great yin/yang.

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    1. It really was! I am looking forward to the next one. :-)

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  2. I think I may save this one for the beach this summer!! Feels like a beach read ;)

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    1. That's a great idea! I think it would be the perfect beach read. :-)

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