Monday, October 3, 2016

[Pat's Review]: "Sparking the Fire"

Sparking the Fire by Kate Meader
Publisher: Pocket Books (September 27, 2016)
Series: Hot in Chicago, 3
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Kate Meader’s blazing Hot in Chicago firefighter series has “everything you want in a romance” (RT Book Reviews, Top Pick)! The flames of desire burn out of control in this sexy third novel when ex-lovers unexpectedly reunite for a sizzling affair that will have the director yelling, “Quiet on the set!”

Actor Molly Cade, America’s fallen sweetheart, finally has her shot at a Hollywood comeback with a dramatic new role as a tough-as-nails firefighter that promises to propel her back to the big time and restore her self-respect.

Wyatt Fox, resident daredevil at Engine Co. 6, needs a low-key job to keep him busy while he recovers from his latest rescue stunt. Consulting on a local movie shoot should add just enough spark to his day. Especially when in struts Molly Cade: the woman who worked his heart over good, and then left him in the Windy City dust.

Their story is straight out of a script: irrepressible, spunky heroine meets taciturn, smoldering hero. But these two refuse to be typecast, and when the embers of an old love are stoked, someone is bound to get burned…

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Reviews of Meader's Previous Novels:

One Week to Score (#3) -- Pat

Playing With Fire (#2) -- Pat

Pat's Review:

This is the third book in Ms. Meader's firefighters series and the eclectic group of siblings called the Dempseys. It is centered around Chicago Fire Station #6 where the Dempseys's are a big part of the fighting force, including Alex, the only sister, who has made quite a name for herself as an advocate for women's rights in the workplace.

Wyatt Fox, one of the foster brothers, is on three months of rehab leave after shredding his shoulder tendons in a rescue. He is offered the opportunity to be a liaison for a film company making a movie about firefighters. He is not excited at first, but when he hears the name of the producer/actress, Molly Cade, he is all in. Five years ago he and Molly had a one night stand that lasted a week. A lot has changed, but he has never forgotten her.

Molly Cade was a rising star in Hollywood, until her former husband (also an actor) threw her to the wolves. Paparazzi, internet photos, and a dead-in-the-water career now haunt her. She is producing and starring in this firefighter movie she hopes can be patterned after Alex Dempsey's colorful career, but meets stone walls all along the way from the family. When she meets the liaison, Wyatt, she is excited, embarrassed and a teeny bit hopeful she might get to meet Alex . . . not to mention the sizzling attraction that still smolders between her and Wyatt. She never thought she would see him again after their hot encounter, but here he stands.

"Fox. Wyatt Fox. License to thrill and send your panties plummeting." 

This very entertaining novel can be read as a stand alone, but I highly recommend reading the first two books in the series to better understand the unusual dynamics of the Dempsey family. This book is sexy, funny and I couldn't put it down.


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Pat received an e-ARC of this book from the publisher, via NetGalley.

*Note: The quote used belongs to Kate Meader; TBQ's Book Palace does not claim it. Any mistakes or typos in the quotes are my own fault.

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Thanks for the review, Pat! :)


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