Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Sparking The Fire - Kate Meader - Review


About Sparking the Fire, Book 3:

Heating up reading lists this Fall will be Kate Meader’s highly anticipated Sparking the Fire, the “sexy and sassy” (#1 New York Times bestselling author Jude Deveraux) steamy third novel in the Hot in Chicago series, where former lovers unexpectedly reunite for a sizzling affair that will have the director yelling, “Quiet on the set!”


Wyatt Fox, resident daredevil at Engine Company 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. But then in struts Molly Cade: the woman who worked his heart over good, and then left him in the Windy City dust.


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 into the big time. And she’s not going to let anything stand in her way—even a certain brooding, blue-eyed firefighter she’s never quite been able to forget…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…

4.5 Stars 

Although this is the third book in the Hot In Chicago series, it is the first book by Kate Meader, that I have actually read and it can easily be read as a standalone. 

Sparking The Fire is Molly Cade and Wyatt Fox's love story. Molly and Wyatt spent one week together having an anonymous sexual encounter, only five years later to find themselves back in each others path's working together. Molly is an actress and Wyatt is a fireman working as a consultant on her latest movie. 

Both these characters are incredibly like-able and intriguing. Molly is strong, kind and intelligent. She's a bit vulnerable, battered and broken as a result of events preceding and following her divorce from her ex-husband. Wyatt on the other hand is a broody, surly, gruff hero. He's incredibly protective of those he cares about and at times comes across as an alpha neanderthal. Molly is committed and determined to get her career back on track, and Wyatt is just as determined to protect his family's privacy. One thing that both these characters have in common is that they are both incredibly guarded, Molly due to her marriage and Wyatt due to interactions in his early childhood. 

This book is told from a dual point of view, which is my preferred preference for a romance, and the intimate scenes were well written. The chemistry between the hero and heroine was hot, fun and flirty. 

I really enjoyed the secondary characters in this book, particularly Wyatt's Dempsey siblings, an endearing, like-able and believe-able group. This group of foster siblings have a special bond, and their banter was both fun and humorous. 

I thoroughly enjoyed this book, it was quite engaging and entertaining and incredibly well written. I will be adding the other books in this series, to my never ending tbr list and I look forward to reading more of Kate Meader's books in the future.

Kate Meader was raised on romance. An Irish girl, she started with Catherine Cookson and Jilly Cooper 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.