Up in Smoke by Kate Meader ~ Release Blitz w/ 4 Star Review!


Kate Meader
Release Date: February 22

Lives are on the line at Engine 6 … and so are hearts.

Newly-minted firefighter Abby Sullivan is exactly where she wants to be: Chicago Fire Department’s Engine 6, the station where her mom blazed a trail as one of the first female firefighters in the city. The first to fall in the line of duty, too. All Abby wants is to succeed, but that’s a tough proposition when people only see a feel-good story, a token woman failing at a man’s job, or the princess in need of protection. And the man tasked with watching her six? 

Lieutenant Roman Rossi, the one person she can’t let close. 

Having the daughter of his boss and nemesis under his wing shouldn’t be a problem for Romanβ€”he’s a professional and can treat her like any other firefighter rookie. Except she happens to be the gorgeous woman he once shared a slice of cherry pie with, followed by the hottest, sweetest, most pulse-pounding kiss of his life. He didn’t know her name but he had planned to find out.

Now Roman knows exactly who Abby is: a threat to his self-control more dangerous than a five-alarm blaze. Lust has no place in the firehouse, and a distraction like Abby with her electric blue eyes, waves of flame-red hair, and freckles Roman wants to map with his tongue, is one he can ill afford. 

Because one wrong move … and it could all go up in smoke.

Up in Smoke is the first in the brand new Hot in Chicago Rookies series about firefighters navigating the trials of new jobs and sizzling romances as they find their place in the world and the love of a lifetime.

Buy Links

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Feels 2
Storyline 4
Steam 4
Overall Rating 4
Kindle eArc provided by Author
Reviewed by Ladyballs

This was a quick, cute read as the first book in the Hot in Chicago series. Roman is a lieutenant at a firehouse. A single dad who’s not open to any relationships at this point in his life. His life is content with enough excitement dealing with work, a kid and his crazy twin sister. Out one night, he meets a hot woman who he shares a steamy moment with and he can’t get her out of his mind. Abby is a brazen, determined woman who has strong family ties to the firehouse community. She was immediately attracted to Roman and after the kiss they shared, he knocked her off her feet. Imagine both their surprise when Abby shows up to his firehouse as a recruit under Roman. This turns into a lot of should we/shouldn’t we…will this affect our working relationship…will we be distracted…conversations. I wish there hadn’t been so much debate over this. But all the discussion does build a slow burn between these two that may not be so easy to put out.

This book was a fast read but had glued to each page. I loved watching these to fall for each other. Roman is a hot alpha who may be grumpy at times but has a heart of gold. Watching him fall for Abby was so fun. I also loved all the other characters in this book. Especially Roman’s twin sister and coworkers. I hope to see some of them get their own stories.

Meet Kate Meader

Originally from Ireland, USA Today bestselling author Kate Meader cut her romance reader teeth on Maeve Binchy and Jilly Cooper novels, with some Harlequins thrown in for variety. Give her tales about brooding mill owners, oversexed equestrians, and men who can rock an apron, fire hose, or hockey stick, and she’s there. Now based in Chicago, she writes sexy contemporary romance with big-hearted guys and strong heroines – and heroes – who can match their men quip for quip.

Connect with Kate Meader

Newsletter: https://www.katemeader.com/newsletter

Website: https://www.katemeader.com

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Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/katemeader/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/KittyMeader  

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6551743.Kate_Meader  

BookBub: https://www.bookbub.com/authors/kate-meader

Reader Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/578930782228475/

Amazon Author Page: https://amzn.to/3kFUYcJ

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