Sparking the Fire by Kate Meader…Blog Tour Stop with Giveaway & Review






Pocket Books

September 27, 2016

ISBN 9781476785936




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 Times bestselling 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…

Sparking the Fire buy links:







KINDLE (ebook)

NOOK (ebook)


My Review:

Sparking the Fire is the final installment in Kate Meader’s Hot in Chicago Series, and while I hate typing that the series is over, it ended with one of the best books I’ve read this year.

This book kicks off with one of the sexiest and delicious prologues my eyes have ever had the treat of reading.  A week full of anonymous role-playing between two strangers both at a crossroads in their lives lead to this final night and it was a beginning I knew would lead to one hell of a story.  And did it ever. Wyatt and Molly never thought they’d see each other again after that night, but five years later some kismet puts them back together and they soon realize the memories of that week never dulled and the flame that burned for each other never burned out.

Let the fun begin…

I’m a sucker for a second chance romance and a damaged hero.  Mix in a smart and sassy heroine and a family dynamic like Wyatt’s and this book is a complete winning combination.  Wyatt’s broody, I’m-not-worhty-of-love, lone-wolf-in-a-pack, protective, loyal, intense personality was both heartwarming and heartbreaking.  I adore that man.  Watching him evolve from not thinking he’s worthy of someone like Molly and not feeling like he deserved all the life his family breathes into his days to finally accepting that he is worthy and deserving was just incredible.  I can’t even tell you how many times I “aww”ed and sighed dreamily while reading.  Wyatt definitely holds a spot in my top ten book boyfriends of all time.

Molly is such a perfect match for him.  She’s opposite him in many ways but very much the same in others.  She is smart, strong, funny, determined, sassy, and very real.  She’s also vulnerable and in need of Wyatt’s brand of loyalty and protection, protection of both her emotions and her safety.

The range of emotions I experienced while reading these two was off the charts and simply sublime.  Oh, and I wouldn’t be doing my job right now if I didn’t mention the heat between them is off the freaking charts!  Sexual tension and chemistry in spades, written so damn well, it’s impossible not to fan yourself and feel like you need a cigarette after reading!

I also have to say how much I loved how Ms. Meader included Wyatt’s family into this book.  I adore this crew.  This colorful, playful, diverse, and fiercely loyal family are characters I will surely miss but will undoubtedly be on me re-read list for years to come.

This entire series is a series you need to read.  I guarantee you won’t be disappointed! And, yes, this is 100% a Laughing Cow book.  Possibly even a Laughing Cow book with a nice glass of wine….yep, I just upped it up a notch there!

Thank you, Ms, Meader, for this incredible series and for giving me late night giggles with “tyrannical spooning”.  You rock!


Five Loves

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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.

To be entered, comment on this blog post with the title of the last book that made you cry


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 katemeader.com.



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.”


Blog Tour:

September 14:

RT Book Reviews – Exclusive Excerpt only

September 20:

Heroes and Heartbreakers – Exclusive Excerpt + Giveaway

September 23:

USA Today’s Happy Ever After – Exclusive Excerpt only

September 26:

Harlequin Junkie – Spotlight + Giveaway

Under the Covers – Interview

A Midlife Wife

Mrs. Leif’s Two Fangs About It

September 27:

Collector of Book Boyfriends

Literary Gossip

The Romance Reviews

Once Upon a Twilight

Straight Shootin’ Book Reviews

September 28:

Four Chicks Flipping Pages

In Between the Pages

Reviews by Crystal

Read Love Blog

September 29:

Abigail Books Addiction

Read Your Writes

Booklovers for Life

Dirty and Thirty

September 30:

Lush Book Reviews

Art, Books & Coffee

Jack of All Trades, Master of None

The Lovely Books

October 3:

The Romance Dish

Margie’s Must Reads

Girl Meets Books

Dirty Girl Romance

Jen’s Reading Obsession

Jackie’s Books ‘n Bags

What’s Better Than Books?

TJ Loves to Read

Curvy and Nerdy

Hot Guys in Books

KT Book Reviews

October 4:

About That Story

Love is a State of Mind

Closet Geeks and Slow Mo

Book Junkiez

Books Are My Friends, Come See Why

Off-Grid-Momma’s Bookshelf

Fire and Ice Book Reviews

Polished Book Worm

Ingrid’s Book Blog

Thoughts of a Blonde

E-Reading After Midnight

October 5:

Cocktails and Books

WTF Are You Reading?

Alathia Paris Morgan

The Reading Café

Those Crazy Book Chicks


The Sassy Bookster

Always Booking

I Love Romance

Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews

Kitty’s Book Spot!


October 6:

Bea’s Book Nook

Kricket’s Chirps Romance Blog

Ever After Book Reviews

Marie’s Tempting Reads

Jenerated Reviews

I’m A Sweet And Sassy Book Whore


A Fortress of Books

Author Liaisons

Sexy Bibliophiles

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

October 7:

Once Upon a Page

Ramblings from this Chick

Southern Yankee Book Reviews

Dog-Eared Daydreams

Oh My Growing TBR


After Dark Book Lovers

Literary, Etc.

Misty’s Book Bin And More

Fiction Fangirls

The Book Quarry


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.


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  1. Lyric & Lingerie by Tracy Wolff and Katie Graykowski was the last book that made me cry.

  2. Laura Lovejoy- Brunk says:

    Thats almost an impossible question. I love books and reading, but rarely have i ever cried. Off the top of my head, Succubus Blues series by Richelle Mead….i cried when i read the last book in the series. It was such a perfect ending, sad, but happy sad.

  3. ALWAYS AND FOREVER by Soraya Lane

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