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.
BUT WILL A NEW SHOT AT LOVE LEAVE HER BURNED?
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…
I think I smell smoke, actually no I don’t but if it meant super-hot and sexy firemen come knocking at my door, well then burn baby burn. Sparking The Fire is the third book in the Hot In Chicago series and overall was a pretty good book. I do think though that it was missing that extra bit of heat that I was looking for. We have been waiting for Wyatt’s book since the series started and the little peeks and glimpses we had only sparked (see what I did there? Yes horrible pun I know but be forewarned there will probably be more in this review) my interests for his own book more. While Wyatt and Molly share a past, I was hoping for a backdraft to happen between them, that the intensity of the fire between them would just explode (see told you I wasn’t done with the puns). While I liked it, I just didn’t love it and felt a little let down in the grand scheme of things. Don’t get me wrong it does have some heat, some angst, and sexiness but I wanted more. This may not have been my favorite of the series but I still enjoyed it and would recommend it to you all.
Wyatt and Molly were an interesting couple in a lot of ways. They had great chemistry, there was a lot of appeal in reading about them and about their story.
Unfortunately, I am not sure I was ever convinced that they were a couple together for the long haul. There was a lot of time spent emphasizing the differences of their lives and that seemed to have more weight. There was an effort at the end to show that it could work...but I am not positive I believed it.
Other than the possibly not HEA, I did enjoy this book. The characters seemed like real people. The dialog was effective. The chemistry was explosive and compelling. I would have liked this a lot more if I was able to fully buy into the relationship of Molly and Wyatt and believe it was for the long haul.
But, I do recommend the book.
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.