Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Elizabeth's Review~ Playing with Fire~ Kate Meader~ Contemporary Romance



“Look, baby. Look at how you wreck me.” 

Playing with Fire is a smoking hot feel good read! If you are looking for a "quick and delicious" delight than look no further! This was my first Kate Meader read and it certainly will not be my last! 


Alexandra Dempsey is a hard working fire woman. As the only female firefighter at Engine Co. 6, she has always had to battle her way to the top. She works hard everyday to prove her worth and make it known that she is just as capable as her male counterpoints on the squad! However successful her career, Alex is in a bit of a dry spell when if comes to men. The combination of her work load and her overbearing brothers has left her single and free to date the countless "losers" that darken her doorstep. 

“Knowing what she did to him made her feel powerful, just as knowing what he did to her made her feel weak.”

Eli Cooper is the Mayor of Chicago. He has always had his eyes on the fiery firefighter Ms. Dempsey and when there is a fire at a campaign event, Eli finds himself right in the arms of the woman of his dreams. Eli takes advantage of the situation and asks Alex to date him in order to boost his campaign ratings. 

“Dammit, nipples, stand down. It's just publicity.” 


While Alex and Eli grapple with the daily drama of the campaign, they both begin to recognize that true feelings are blossoming and the sexual tension is about to burst between the two! 


This was a light and whimsical read perfect for anyone looking for a sexy contemporary romance! Told in dual POV, the dialogue flows effortless between the characters. The plot was well developed and both main characters were extremely endearing. Another winning element for me in this read was the natural build of the plot and the well developed end! I love it when an author leaves no question in my mind regarding the fate of the main characters! Although it is possible to read this book as a stand alone, I did feel a bit "out of the loop" throughout the read as there were multiple references to past story lines from the series. Still, it didn't detract my enjoyment from this book but instead makes me want to hurry up and go back and read the other books in this series!



"Whatever happens, Eli Cooper, you'll always be the tricky, complicated, sexy devious bastard I love."-Alex

Overall, Playing with Fire was a winning read. Anything that can make my heart swoon and leave a smile on my face the entire read is one read you don't want to miss!

~ARC graciously provided via NETGALLEY in exchange for an honest review!~


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