Title: Sparking the Fire
Author: Kate Meader
My Rating: A-
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Series: Hot In Chicago #3
Main Characters: Molly and Wyatt
Release Date: September 2016
Publisher: Pocket Books
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Sexual Intensity: hot
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 to the big time and restore her self-respect.
Wyatt Fox, resident daredevil at Engine Co. 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. Especially when in struts Molly Cade: the woman who worked his heart over good, and then left him in the Windy City dust.
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…
The thing that absolutely makes this book is the scintillating history between Molly and Wyatt. I loved the glimpse the reader got of the two of them five years before in the prologue when they never even knew one another's name.
Now, it's five years later and everyone knows Molly's name since she's a big name movie star, but that's not all she's known for since naked photos of her were leaked last year. Now, she's trying to revive her reputation and wants to do that with the story of Wyatt's sister, Alex's, crazy career within the Chicago FD. That's something Wyatt doesn't want and he has secrets of his own about why it's so important that the story doesn't happen.
I've loved this series just because of the family orientation of it, even though most the siblings aren't true siblings...just foster brothers and sister, but that family tie ran so deep in this story and I loved that. I also adored Wyatt. He's a strong, silent, alpha type who's always kept himself somewhat separate from the rest of his family. His character arc in this book is magnificent and so fun to watch unfold. My heart ached for him and just the whole visceral loss of his brother Logan that still hurts so much even 9 years after his death. The addition of Roni added so much to that story line.
And the fact is...I simply adored Molly and Wyatt every time they were on the page together. They are explosive together and it's not always in a sexual. The two of them bring out big passion in the other...even for the normally staid Wyatt.
And of course, we can't talk about this book without the whole family. I love them all so much, but Gage and Brady are still my favorites and I loved that their characters played such a large part in this book. The scene after Roni walked in on the two of them together...OMG, I was rolling. I bookmarked it because it was such a good, funny scene.
I just adore this series.
I received a complimentary copy of this book in return for an honest review.