Playing With Fire by Kate Meader…Blog Tour Stop, Review & Giveaway

Welcome to the blog tour for Playing with Fire by Kate Meader!

We are excited to do a Fire Giveaway today for Kate Meader’sPLAYING WITH FIRE blog tour. The Fire Giveaway will include Flirting with Fire and Baby, It’s Cold Outside (which includes Kate Meader’sRekindle the Flame, the prequel Hot in Chicago e-novella which will publish 11/30/15 for $1.99!)

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.

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Pocket Books
September 29, 2015
ISBN 9781476785929


The scorching-hot Dempsey siblings continue to fight fire with fire…

Her heart’s in his line of fire…
Heating up reading lists and leisure time long after the summer heat has cooled will be Kate Meader’sPLAYING WITH FIRE, which tells the story of rookie firefighter Alex Dempsey. She may be the only woman in Engine Company 6—and may have burned through thirty-four dates in the last ten months—but she’s got everything under control. At least until she rescues Eli Cooper, Chicago’s devastatingly handsome mayor, from a hotel blaze. These two have clashed before—Eli’s a brilliant politician, used to the spotlight, and Alex has no use for a man who can smooth-talk anyone into anything, including his bed. But after their headline-grabbing encounter, Alex is the one starting to sizzle…

…but first she’ll set his world aflame…
Eli Cooper has one goal: winning the next election, and Alex, his sassy savior, may be the spark he needs to light up his sputtering mayoral campaign. “Dating” the female firefighter who saved his life is political gold, but her total lack of filter makes Eli incensed—and more than a little hot and bothered. For the sake of ratings, their bickering will have to wait until they get some privacy…

And once these two are alone together, there’ll be no way to extinguish the flames in Kate Meader’s second sizzling installment in the Hot in Chicago series,PLAYING WITH FIRE!

My Review:

Playing With Fire is the second book in author Kate Meader’s Hot in Chicago Series. I adore this series and this book was such an amazing addition. Packed with heat, tension, and emotion I loved everything about Alex and Eli’s story.

Alex and Eli have had quite a volatile relationship but it was always with an underlying sexy push and pull vibe. Never wanting to admit they were attracted to one another, the banter that went on between them was delicious and prickly at the same time. Now they were faced with a situation that put them in extremely close quarters and would test just how far their attraction went. Would it turn into a relationship that would burn hotter than and fire Alex had ever fought or would it sizzle and burn out like a flame getting drenched with cold Chicago snow?

Oh man, Alex and Eli. I’m just going to sit here for a minute and sigh dreamily. These two were off the charts hot and the sexual tension between them was like nothing I’ve ever read. But beyond that, the emotional connection Eli and Alex build is so beautiful and meaningful. They both have tragic pasts and it truly brought them together in a most special and deep way. Their story isn’t a walk in the park and their happy ever after certainly doesn’t come easy but it was so worth it for both of them. Their personalities were so different and their upbringings equally diverse but they completed one another so perfectly and the balance they bring into the relationship is simply spectacular. I also have to mention that Ms. Meader wrote one of the HOTTEST scenes ever….good lord the mirror scene had me fanning myself. It was scorching!

Ms. Meader brings so much into her stories. She is a writer who gives so much depth and dimension to her characters that I can’t help but feel as thought they are real people we could go and have dinner with. They have quirks and wonderfully individual character traits. I love that about her writing. She also gives so many facets to the story, which makes for interesting moments, sprinkles of drama, and never a lull. I truly appreciate her writing and will always look forward to reading her work!

Oh!  And shout out to Alex being a regular sized woman, not model thin, and Eli for loving that about her!

Thank you, Ms. Meader, for once again knocking my socks off and giving us a book that I couldn’t get enough of!


Five Loves

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“Meader packs the flawless second Hot in Chicago romance with superb relationship development…and note-perfect dialogue…The secondary characters play their parts beautifully, and Eli and Alexandra are a captivating couple…”
—Publishers Weekly starred review

“Thank you, Kate Meader, for creating a heroine who does not fit the status quo! The idea of a plus-size female firefighter being described as sexy and irresistible makes this book stand out. Meader also provides readers with steamy sex scenes, colorful characters and riveting dialogue. The themes of staying true to yourself and the impact of family legacies make for an interesting storyline. This tale is a real page-turner.”
—RT Book Reviews four and a half star “scorcher” TOP PICK GOLD review

About the Author:

Kate Meader was raised on romance. An Irish girl, she started with Catherine Cookson and Jilly Coooper 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 atkatemeader.com, Twitter, Facebook, Goodreads and Pinterest.

Please note that each participating blog will do a Fire Giveaway: one copy each ofFlirting with Fire and Baby, It’s Cold Outside (which includes Rekindle the Flame,the prequel e-novella which will publish 11/30/15 for $1.99!) 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.

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9/28: Night Owl Reviews, Author Chat

Week 1, three Fire Giveaways per day 
9/29: A Book Whore’s Obsession
Abigail Books Addiction
Night Owl Reviews
9/30: The Literary Gossip Book Blog
Mrs Leif’s Two Fangs About It Book Blog
In Between the Pages
10/1: Talk Supe
The Romance Dish
Four Chicks Flipping Pages
10/2: Harlequin Junkie
Bea’s Book Nook
Collector of Book Boyfriends

Week 2, two Fire Giveaways per day 
10/5: Read Your Writes Book Reviews
Fire and Ice Book Reviews
10/6: Cocktails & Books
10/7: Bookish Temptations
Art Books Coffee
10/8: Ramblings From a Chaotic Mind
WTF Are You Reading?
10/9: Romance Obsessed Book Blog
Fiction Fangirls
Red Cheeks Reads

Week 3, one Fire Giveaway per day 
10/12: The Lovely Books Blog
10/13: Margie’s Must Reads
10/14: The Book Enthusiast
10/15: Short and Sassy Book Blurbs
10/16: About That Story

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