Playing with Fire by Kate Meader
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…
5 plus stars. I loved everything about this book.
I went into this book half in love with Eli and Alex from the small interactions I saw in Flirting with Fire. I was hooked from page one and it only got better from there. This book was hot, hot, hot and I’m not talking about the fires. The interactions between Eli and Alex were so smoking they had my Kindle overheating. several times, but there was so much more to their story that had me head over heels for this firefighting family and the cocky overbearing politico.
A review copy was provided by Netgalley for an honest review.
“A man as powerful, as controlling as Eli Cooper would know exactly what a woman needed.”
“She pushed him back to the desk, poking his chest.
“I may punch you, bite you, crush your nuts between my thighs. It’s going to be the best hate sex I’ve ever had. And your survival is not my first concern.”
“Knowing what she did to him made her feel powerful, just as knowing what he did to her made her feel weak.”
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About the Author
Originally from Ireland, Kate cut her romance reader teeth on Maeve Binchy and Jilly Cooper novels, with some Mills & Boon thrown in for variety. Give her tales about brooding mill owners, oversexed equestrians, and men who can rock an apron or a fire hose, and she’s there. Now based in Chicago, she writes sexy contemporary romance with alpha heroes and strong heroines who can match their men quip for quip.