Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Playing with Fire (Hot in Chicago #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…


I recently discover the Dempsey family and I am hooked. There has been build up to playing with fire in the previous books in the Hot in Chicago series. Alex is out to prove she is just as good as any male fire fighter while also looking for her one true love. Recent events have placed Alex on the bad side of Mayor Eli Cooper. Eli is the handsome Mayor, Ex-Marine, son of a late prestigious judge. Eli has been tied up the past months dealing with the Dempsey family who can’t seem to keep themselves out of trouble while trying to be re-elected as the Mayor. A near death experience forces Alex and Eli to work together and bring them closer together.
From the first time I read about Alex and Eli I felt the connection. These two were meant for each other they know how to push each other while supporting one another. I love how Kate developed their relationship and we saw it build. Although they hit their rough patches, there was no doubt that they wouldn’t make it through together. The family dynamic and the protective brothers round this story out. I will definitely be recommending this book to others and I am excited for the next one.

This review was prepared by Michele Flaville. An ARC was provided in exchange for an honest review.

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