Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Release Day: Playing with Fire (Hot In Chicago series Book 2) by Kate Meader


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…

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Playing with Fire is the second book in the Hot in Chicago series by Kate Meader. I am a big fan of this series and this book is great!

Firefighter Alexandra (Alex) Dempsey is the sister in the Dempsey clan of adopted sibling firefighters. She feels that she has always had to prove herself and her skills as one of the few female firefighters in the Chicago Fire Department. She has also had a hard time with dating and relationships.

Eli Cooper is the mayor of Chicago. We have seen him in the first book of the series, Flirting with Fire. He doesn’t have a great relationship with the Dempsey family. Eli frequently locks heads with Alex and they constantly insult each other whenever they are together.

After a fire where Alex helps rescue Eli, their relationship shifts. They decide to start a “fake” relationship to get more support for Eli’s upcoming election. What they don’t count on are the real feelings they are developing for each other.

Alex and Eli have instant chemistry from the first time they meet. There is a sizzle between them that explodes when they finally get together.

The relationship Eli and Alexandra embark on is a beautiful one. Eli is always supportive of Alex, her feelings and wants to help her feel better about herself. Eli also shows Alex that he is willing to change his life after Alex learns circumstances of his past that upset her.

You will not be disappointed with this story. I highly recommend reading it and the other book in this series! I loved it and am looking forward to reading Alex’s brother Wyatt’s story which is next in the series.

About Kate: 

Kate MeaderOriginally 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.

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