Monday, October 3, 2016

Book Review: Sparking the Fire, by Kate Meader

Sparking the Fire is the newest title in Kate Meader's Hot in Chicago series.  We get to enjoy the further adventures in romance of the Dempsey firefighters - foster siblings turned firefighters.

Reading this story, I anticipated the same style of story that I found in the previous titles.  I was happy to read more about each of the previous couples in this book as well.

Wyatt Fox and Molly Cade are a couple with a secret past history.  Each have moved on from the past and found their happiness in their careers.  Wyatt is a firefighter at Engine 6 station, along with his foster siblings in Chicago.  Molly is an actress from LA.

Molly comes to Chicago to film a movie about a female firefighter.  The movie has a story line that is loosely based upon the experiences of Wyatt's foster sister, Alex.  Molly would love to get Alex's stamp of approval on the movie, but Wyatt is not wanting Alex to be involved.  Wyatt, still recovering from an injury, is asked by the department to be the technical consultant for Molly.  Wyatt wants nothing to do with the job at first.  Unable to get out of that duty, he decides to do his best to get through it with minimal damage to his family.

Molly is a woman on a mission.  Having gone through a horrible experience that threatens to ruin her career, she is placing the future of her career on making this movie. She is not only acting in the lead role, but is the producer of the movie as well.  Meeting Wyatt on the set of the movie is a shock to Molly.  As she works with Wyatt, they realize that the old feelings are still there.  Both are reluctant to get into a relationship.  They have each been burned badly by others in their pasts and will have to come to peace with their pasts before they have a chance at being with each other.

This story has lots of surprises.  At times, there are so many things going on at once that I felt like I needed a chart to keep it all straight.  It all works out though in the end.  As with the other titles in the series, there is an HEA.

If you would like to read more reviews about Sparking the Fire, check out the list below of blogs with a review.  Some are also taking part in a giveaway opportunity.

Happy reading and good luck!


Pocket Books
September 27, 2016
ISBN 9781476785936

Praise for Sparking the Fire, Book 3:
“The tale of hot firefighters and the women—and one man—who love them has come to an end. Meader ends this series with role playing, fierce family loyalty and multiple orgasms. The male protagonist goes through a transformation that showcases his vulnerability, insecurities, possessiveness and protectiveness. The many instances of a family sticking together through it all are more than enough to tug on the heart strings, but the steamy sex and sentimental pillow talk make this book a must-read.”
RT Book Reviews Four Star Review, Scorcher

“Can a firefighter and a movie star really make it work? Meader (Rekindle the Flame, 2015) immerses you in Wyatt’s tight-knit family of foster siblings that she’s built throughout the Hot in Chicago series, and readers will feel like part of the family in no time. Her descriptions of Chicago will leave fans wanting to travel to the Windy City and fall in love with their own firefighters.”

About Sparking the Fire, Book 3:
Heating up reading lists this Fall will be Kate Meader’s highly anticipated Sparking the Fire, the “sexy and sassy” (#1 New York Timesbestselling author Jude Deveraux) steamy third novel in the Hot in Chicago series, where former lovers unexpectedly reunite for a sizzling affair that will have the director yelling, “Quiet on the set!”

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.

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…

About the Author:
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

Fire Giveaway:
We are excited to do a Fire Giveaway to celebrate the third in Kate Meader’s Hot in Chicago series, Sparking the Fire. This giveaway will include Flirting with Fire (Book 1) and Playing with Fire (Book 2). You can visit all sites on the blog tour to enter the Fire Giveaways – but keep in mind you can only win once! U.S. only.

Blog Tour:
September 14:
RT Book Reviews - Excerpt

September 20:

September 23:

September 26:
Harlequin Junkie - Interview
Under the Covers - Interview

September 27:

September 28:

September 29:

September 30:

October 3:

October 4:

October 5:

October 6:
The Librarian – Blog Talk Radio Author’s on the Air - Interview Only - Listen Live at 7:30 pm ET!

October 7:

Sparking the Fire buy links:
IBOOKSTORE (ebook)  
KINDLE (ebook)   
NOOK (ebook)   
GOOGLE PLAY (ebook)   

HOT TIP: Kate is also offering a $25 Amazon gift card during the Sparking the Fire release tour. It will run Monday September 26 to Friday October 7. Enter here.

1 comment:

  1. Nice review! Love the cover of the newest book!