Sparking the Fire

Kate Meader
Sparking the Fire
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Pocket Books
Release Date
September 2016
Book 3 of Hot in Chicago
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…

Book Review by Delta (reviewer)
Sep 27, 2016   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
153 people found the following review helpful
Unnngh, soooo sexy! I'm a little broken-hearted that this is the end of the Hot in Chicago series!!

Former Marine and current Engine Company 6 Lieutenant Wyatt Fox once shared an erotically fueled week with a nameless, stunning woman, a week he's never forgotten. When America's fallen sweetheart Molly Cade shows up at his firehouse, determined to make a movie based on the big, loud, adopted Dempsey firefighting family, all the feelings of that week rush back in full force. As the CFD liaison for the shoot, Wyatt and Molly spend a lot of time together, and the heat between them can only be denied for so long.

But Molly knows that Wyatt would be miserable in her world. The man's the very definition of private and her life is anything but. The two will have to take a leap of faith if they want to hang on to the once in a lifetime love they've found.

GUYS! This book is soooo good! I'm addicted to the Hot in Chicago series by the awesome Ms. Meader, and though it has some super stiff competition, SPARKING THE FIRE might be my favorite! The Dempsey family is big, loud, brash and lives life to the fullest. They all mourn the death of their dad and brother in a fire, and even though they're not siblings by blood, the fierce love and protectiveness is just brilliant.

Wyatt is the quiet one, the one who shoulders the responsibility of the family. He's stoic, serious and steadfast, except when it comes to Molly. She's been through the ringer after nude photos of her were released, and she's hoping this movie will mark her big comeback. She's wary of the publicity, pissed about the double standards of the industry and determined to make films that she cares about.

Seriously, folks, this is one smokin' hot book! The chemistry, the inability to keep their hands off each other, the sizzle between them even when their eyes meet…SWOOOOOON!!! I'm totally in love with the two of them, and with the introduction of Roni.

Bottom Line: I want MORE!! Consider this a plea for holiday updates, baby novellas and even a high school graduation gathering!!
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Book Review by Pip (reviewer)
Oct 30, 2016
137 people found the following review helpful
This first paragraph it seems, has to be my disclaimer. I've always enjoyed Kate Meader's writing. Like her confident use of words and phrases, the odd bits of humour injected into the book despite the ridiculous exaggerations at times.

‘Sparking the Fire' was one on the ‘to-read' list for a long time, because I couldn't wait to get my hands on the strong, silent and smouldering type, whose mysterious ways intrigued me from the start. But if I liked Wyatt Fox, I found myself detesting everything Molly Cade is. She is unfortunately, anything but irrepressible and spunky and an epic fail of a feminist icon or the independent modern woman, by coming across instead as a spoilt, entitled and flouncy actress who insists on getting her way and to whom everyone must bow, especially Wyatt.

I found it impossible to connect with an immature, reckless excuse of a ‘heroine' who expected life to go her way or the highway, without an inch of compromise and respect when it came to Wyatt, particularly for his job which he knows better than what she proclaims she does.

I struggled, as a consequence. Huffed and puffed through my growing annoyance until I threw it in midway.

That much did I find myself wanting to put down the book because every little thing Molly did or said irked me immensely—and what use is the romance, when I can't even buy into characters I'm not entirely sure are suitable for each other?
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