Series: Hot in Chicago #1
Author: Kate Meader
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: March 24, 2015
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About Flirting with Fire: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 fiancé who thought she wasn’t taking her “job” of supporting himin 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 isthe law. And he’s not about to let Kinsey make the rules.
Flirting with Fire Review:
Ugh, I hate how long it took to get this read and reviewed, especially when I loved it so much. I started it around release day and loved it from page 1. But then the same week it released, I got a job offer. You know how that ended up. 🙂 Anyway, since it was the book I was reading when I packed up the rest of my books, it got a little lost in the move. It was in the bag of odds and ends I kept out until the very end, thrown together while the movers carried out the furniture. I only recently found it!
I ended up going back and starting from the beginning. Not because I needed to refresh my memory, but because I remembered it being good enough to reread already. 🙂
First of all, it actually got the portrayal of PR & marketing right, and you know how I love that. A week or so before reading this I read a book where it basically said all marketing agencies did was pitch. How about no? What the hell are they pitching for, then? Lol.
Anyway, the book was great. Kinsey and Luke’s chemistry was off the charts, and the perfect amount of “I hate you” and “I love you” that’s in some of my favorites, like Beautiful Bastard.
Some of the other characters were so asshole-ish it was hard to believe. And trying to introduce two couples as “secondary” couples (in addition to Kinsey and Luke) felt a little packed. It left me feeling like I didn’t see enough of either of the secondary couples.
But other than those minor details, the book was amazing, and I loved it!
About Kate Meader:
Kate Meader is the author of the sexy new series Hot in Chicago, coming soon from Pocket Books. When not writing she works in an academic library in Chicago. Visit her at www.katemeader.com.