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The Book Barista Reviews: Playing With Fire by Kate Meader

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Title:  Playing With Fire

Series:  Hot in Chicago #2

Author:  Kate Meader

Release Date:  September 29, 2015

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ISHO SummaryFrom 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…

isho-my-opinion2This series has been great so far so I was pretty darn happy about getting this ARC from Netgalley.

If you read the first book in this series, Flirting With Fire, you were introduced to Eli and Alexandra and the chemistry between them was unmistakable.  So I was definitely looking forward to seeing how their story panned out.

Eli is the sexy Mayor of Chicago and Alexandra is the only female fire fighter in the city.  It’s as if they love to hate each other.  The two constantly go head to head until she saves the mayor’s life and then he gets a great idea on how to liven up his campaign.  Unfortunately, as the mayor, he is her boss and he’s sure that starting up a relationship with Alexandra would be breaking the rules. Not to mention that he has a secret that he doesn’t want anyone to find out about.

I actually love these two together.  Their head to head banter was great and they were sexy and hot.  Kate Meader had me hooked from the very beginning.  I gave Playing With Fire five flaming cups of coffee.

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To play along, just answer the following three (3) questions…

• What are you currently reading? • What did you recently finish reading? • What do you think you’ll read next?

Here’s where I’m at:


What I am currently reading:

Vicious Cycle by Katie Ashley

You know me and biker books. I love them!  Although I have quite a few Katie Ashley books on my to read list, this is the first book by her that I am reading.  I just started yesterday.  So far so good.


Flirting With Fire by Kate Meader

I became aware of this book because and author I’ve enjoyed was reading it.  Let’s be honest, who doesn’t love a sexy fire fighter?  It’s been a long time since I’ve read a fire fighter book.  I am enjoying this one so far.

What I recently read:

Zack by Sawyer Bennett

I read this and loved it so much.  I’ve enjoyed the whole Cold Fury Hockey series.  Sawyer Bennett did not disappoint.  I’ll be posting my review on June 11th.

What I plan to read next:

Ride Steady by Kristen Ashley

The sound you heard earlier today, and couldn’t place, was me squeeeeeing because NetGalley finally sent me this ARC.  As I’ve mentioned before, I love biker books (see above). But I especially love Kristen Ashley’s Chaos MC. Mostly because Chaos MC President Kane “Tack” Allen is my FOREVER BOOK BOYFRIEND!

Now go ahead and tell me what your W…W…W… are.