Playing With Fire
Hot in Chicago #2
By Kate Meader
Publisher: Pocket Books
Release Date: September 29, 2015
Sexy, gorgeous and brilliant are words often associated with Chicago Mayor, Eli Cooper. None of those words would be used at the Dempsey dinner table. Eli has managed to make enemies of the entire family, their co-workers and the firefighter unions for his cuts to their pension program in an effort to bring Chicago's budget under control. Alex's problems with the mayor are more personal. There was that incident involving Alex's older brother, Luke (Flirting With Fire, Book 1), another involving Alex's unfortunate tendency to act before thinking, the fact that Mr. Mayor is a chauvinistic jerk who doesn't think women should be firefighters, and the sexual sizzle that snaps, crackles and pops any time Alex and Eli are in the same vicinity. Nobody is mentioning that!
When Alex rescues Eli from a fire at a downtown hotel and sparks fly between them at the press conference, Eli's campaign manager convinces him that "dating" Alexandra is exactly what he needs to resurrect his flagging re-election campaign. Eli is the consummate political animal and Alex's mouth has no filter. You have to know this is going to be fun. And it is! It breathes new life into Eli's campaign but he may have bent the truth a bit (okay, a lot) to convince (blackmail) Alex into agreeing to the scheme. The desire between these two is off the charts and once they start spending time together, their fake relationship starts to become all too real. And when they finally give in to all that pent-up desire? Well, let's just say there's a good chance they're going to set the whole city on fire. Her brothers are going ballistic, Alex's co-workers aren't any happier, and this wasn't at all what Eli's team had in mind. Then there's the little fact that Eli's been lying to Alex all this time. When the truth finally comes out, things get really hot in Chicago!
I am so enjoying Kate Meader's Hot in Chicago series! I've been anticipating Alex and Eli's story since they first hit the pages in Flirting With Fire and it's everything I had hoped for. These are two complex characters with multiple layers who are made for one another, in the bedroom and out. I love how they challenge one another. I appreciate the honesty between them. The rapid-fire banter sizzled and led to (fanning myself) some burn-the-sheets-up scenes that did not disappoint! But mostly, I like that they ultimately love and accept one another for who they are, flaws and all. Isn't that what we all hope to find?
If you like sassy, sexy, contemporary romance don't miss Kate Meader's Playing With Fire.
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 November 30th 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! Leave a comment to enter the giveaway. U.S. only.
I'll announce the winner of today's giveaway at 7:00 pm EST.
A HOT IN CHICAGO NOVEL
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!
About the Author:
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.
Watch this interview with Kate Meader!
►Rekindle the Flame is the prequel e-novella which will publish November 30th for $1.99!
►Flirting with Fire (3/24/15) is first in the series.
►Melting Point (8/31/15) is the mm romance e-novella from the series.
Kate Meader’s PLAYING WITH FIRE blog tour:
9/29: A Book Whore’s Obsession
10/1: Talk Supe
10/2: Harlequin Junkie
10/6: Cocktails & Books
10/7: Bookish Temptations
10/12: The Lovely Books Blog
10/13: Margie’s Must Reads
10/14: The Book Enthusiast
10/15: Short and Sassy Book Blurbs
10/16: About That Story