This book series – Hot in Chicago – I heard about from one of my favourite authors Lauren Layne, and I immediately went and bought book 1 Flirting with Fire. It was awesome. So, as soon as I finished it, I immediately went and bought book 2 Playing with Fire.
It must be noted that there a couple of novellas in this series too. One of those is Melting Point, and oh my goodness. It is beyond a doubt one of my favourite books now. The storyline was awesome. It was hot, with great banter, good depth and fantastic characters. Just thinking about it makes me want to read it again.
But I digress. From Goodreads:
As the only female firefighter at Engine Co. 6, Alexandra Dempsey gets it from all sides: the male coworkers who think she can’t do the job, the wives and girlfriends who see her as a threat to their firefighter men, and her overprotective foster brothers who want to shelter their baby sister at all costs. So when she single-handedly saves the life of Eli Cooper, Chicago’s devastatingly handsome mayor, she assumes the respect she’s longed for will finally come her way. But it seems Mr. Mayor has other ideas…
Eli Cooper’s mayoral ratings are plummeting, his chances at reelection dead in the water. When a sexy, curvaceous firefighter gives him the kiss of life, she does more than bring him back to the land of the living—she also breathes vitality into his campaign. Riding the wave of their feel-good story might prop up Eli’s flagging political fortunes, but the sizzling attraction between them can go nowhere; he’s her boss, and there are rules that must be obeyed. But you know what they say about rules: they’re made to be broken…
Now, the only thing I didn’t like about this book was the cover. And I didn’t like it because Alex is the firefighter, but in this cover it doesn’t look like it. She looks like the babe who’s hanging off the firefighter. It’s a complete shame because she’s so badass.
However, that’s the only thing I didn’t like about this book. Because overall this book was awesome and I loved it.
Eli and Alex are a great couple. They challenge each other, and demand better and more from each other. They push each other, which to me is fantastic. But, for all that they are extremely competitive and A type personalities they learn to bend, and to compromise in order to make their relationship work because as they realize – winning is great, but winning and losing out on each other blows.
This is a great series, in general, (please go read it, you won’t be disappointed) and this book was amazing.