Pocket Books Presents: Playing With Fire + Giveaway

 The scorching-hot Dempsey siblings continue to fight fire with fire…
Her heart’s in his line of fire…

Heating up reading lists and leisure time long after the summer heat has cooled will be Kate Meader’s PLAYING WITH FIRE, which tells the story of rookie firefighter Alex Dempsey. She may be the only woman in Engine Company 6—and may have burned through thirty-four dates in the last ten months—but she’s got everything under control. At least until she rescues Eli Cooper, Chicago’s devastatingly handsome mayor, from a hotel blaze.
These two have clashed before—Eli’s a brilliant politician, used to the spotlight, and Alex has no use for a man who can smooth-talk anyone into anything, including his bed. But after their headline-grabbing encounter, Alex is the one starting to sizzle…

 …but first she’ll set his world aflame…
Eli Cooper has one goal: winning the next election, and Alex, his sassy savior, may be the spark he needs to light up his sputtering mayoral campaign. “Dating” the female firefighter who saved his life is political gold, but her total lack of filter makes Eli incensed—and more than a little hot and bothered. For the sake of ratings, their bickering will have to wait until they get some privacy…
 And once these two are alone together, there’ll be no way to extinguish the flames in Kate Meader’s second sizzling installment in the Hot in Chicago series,PLAYING WITH FIRE!


My Thoughts
This is the easiest review that I have ever had to write!  EVERYTHING that Kate Meader has written in this series to date is fabulous!
Every story, from Rekindle The Flame on, is written with a realism that puts the reader into the mind and heart of each character from word one.

Though different, each of the leading men or in the case of Playing With Fire, our leading lady, Alex.
Is imbued with a hidden sense of emotional  vulnerability, which is juxtaposed against  both the riggers of their profession, and a very snarky outer persona.

As if all of the above reasons aren't enough to make you want to drop everything and run out to grab this series.  There is also a strong sense of family that features as a continuous theme in each respective read.  This bonded theme unites the Dempsey clan in both work and play.  It also makes each book a "home away from home" for audiences.
Miss Meader's books read less like stories, and more like a collection of experiences shared between friends.  Readers are truly made to feel as if they "know " the characters.  One comes to understand the nuances of the cast, and as such, is able to "get inside their heads".

While singing praises, one must not forget the romance!  Each book is ablaze with passion, sex, and romance of the highest order.  Never one for prescriptive writing, authoress Meader can be counted on to make her romance fresh and thrilling from book to book.
There is always a fully developed love story to be had.
No corner cutting here.  From back story to "happily" there is always a full on...and very sensual thrill ride to be had.

Playing With Fire:  Alex
I had to take the time to spotlight Alex's story; due to the fact that she turns the tables a bit in her story.
As the only woman featured as a lead in this series thus far, and carrying the reputation of a badass firewoman.  Seeing her play the damsel to Eli's "white knight " is quite the switch.  In the same token, seeing Eli in a romantic light is a treat not to be missed either.

Reviewer's Note:
You will note that I have kept my review rather general.  This has been for several reasons.
Firstly, I have read every volume of the series to date, and while it is my intent to interest the reader in said series; it is not my goal to spoil any aspect of audience reading experience by doing so.
Secondly, I would rate the entire series 5 stars. As such to dissect each volume here would make this review very long!
Lastly, I want you to READ and ENJOY the series just as much as I have!

Buy The Book

Hot in Chicago buy links:
Cover.FinalPlaying with Fire (9/29/15) is second in the series.
Rekindle The Flame by Kate MeaderRekindle the Flame is the prequel e-novella which will publish 11/30/15 for $1.99!
Flirting With Fire by Kate MeaderFlirting with Fire (3/24/15) is first in the series.
Melting Point by Kate MeaderMelting Point (8/31/15) is the mm romance e-novella from the series.

About Miss Kate
KateMeader (1)Kate Meader was raised on romance. An Irish girl, she started with Catherine Cookson and Jilly Coooper novels, and spiced it up with some Mills & Boon. Now based in Chicago, she writes romances of her own, where sexy contemporary alpha heroes and strong heroines match each other quip for quip. When not immersed in tales of brooding mill owners, oversexed equestrians, and men who can rock an apron or a fire hose, Kate lives on the web at katemeader.com,Twitter, Facebook, Goodreads and Pinterest.

We are excited to do a Fire Giveaway today for Kate Meader’s PLAYING WITH FIRE blog tour.  The Fire Giveaway will include Flirting with Fire and Baby, It’s Cold Outside (which includes Kate Meader’s Rekindle the Flame, the prequel Hot in Chicago e-novella which will publish 11/30/15 for $1.99!) You can visit all sites on the blog tour to enter the Fire Giveaways – but keep in mind you can only win once! U.S. only.

The Giveaway!

This is all you have to do to WIN!
1.  Tell me in the comments ehat makes you HOT AND BOTHERED!
2.  Be  18
3.  Give a valid email.
4.  Reside in the US. 


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