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How steamy is it? Hot Damn

Publisher's Summary

Savvy PR guru Kinsey Taylor has always defined herself by her career, not her gender. That is, until she moved from San Francisco to Chicago to be with her fiancé, who thought she wasn't taking her "job" of supporting him in his high-powered career seriously enough and promptly dumped her for a more supportive and "feminine" nurse. Now, as the new assistant press secretary to Chicago's dynamic mayor, she's determined to keep her eye on the prize - and she certainly doesn't have time for men.

But that all changes when she meets Luke Almeida, a firefighter as searingly sexy as he is quick tempered. He's also the second oldest of the Firefightin' Dempseys, a family of foster siblings who have committed their lives to the service - if Luke's antics don't get him fired first. When Luke goes one step too far and gets into a bar brawl with the Chicago Police Department, Kinsey marches into Luke's firehouse and lays down the law on orders from the mayor. But at Engine Co. 6, Luke Almeida is the law, and he's not about to let Kinsey make the rules.

©2015 Kate Meader (P)2016 Tantor

Critic Reviews

"Meader's general writing skill and good humor go a long way." ( Publishers Weekly)

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3 For The Narration

A narrator can make or break an audible story and this one broke it.
I struggled to keep up with the characters because her voice didn't attempt to change between characters at all. It was frustrating.
The story itself was good but I'm getting my credit back on this one.
I'll NEVER listen to it or any other book solely narrated by Carrie Brach. She can't handle various characters or male characters at all. She has a good voice and if she were playing one female character ALONE it would have been fine.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Alpha Not Dominating

I loved fireman Luke, who was a strong alpha male -- in the true sense of the word. Luke was protective, caring and supportive of family, co-workers and his community. Unlike the so-called alpha heroes so popular in recent romantic fiction, Luke was NOT dominating, violent, sadistic or misogynistic. Fans of FSOG would not enjoy this story of love and respect.

Kinsey was a pleasant surprise too: an intelligent, assertive and confident woman who did not dumb down or act pathetically weak after meeting hunky Luke. No, Kinsey insisted that Luke treat her as an equal professional, not a ditzy girl. Of course, since Luke loved his adopted sister Alex and his deceased foster mother, he treated Kinsey with respect and kindness.

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Okay romance

Parts of this book were good.

I was engrossed at about hour three, although it took me until then to get into the story.

I liked the characters but it was distracting to follow the stories of two couples in one book. I'd rather have two separate books and more in-depth stories with each couple.

The narration was great though.

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Caution

first the good news. Good story line. It's nice to read a story that makes sense where they're not jumping into bed at the first sight of each other or taking over the office furniture this was a little more realistic
now for the bad news the narrator of this book did a horrible job it made it boring it made it tedious. so I will never buy a book narrated by Carrie Brach. secondly if I wanted to read about two gay men giving each other a b****** that would blow their minds I would buy those types of books so I didn't need to hear about it or read about it or have it in a storyline they tried to put two romances and one book I can understand them introducing the two characters but that should have been a storyline or a book on Allen son might that's my personal opinion.

2 of 4 people found this review helpful