“Stacey’s gift for writing easily relatable characters will hook readers and leave them eagerly waiting for the next installment.” —Publishers Weekly on Heat Exchange
From New York Times bestselling author SHANNON STACEY
Meet the tough, dedicated men of BOSTON FIRE—and the women who turn their lives upside down
Lydia Kincaid’s shipping back to Boston, but she’s not happy about it. She left to get away from the firefighting community—her father was a firefighter, her brother’s a firefighter and, more importantly, her ex is a firefighter. But family is number one and her father needs her help running the pub he bought when he retired. Soon, Lydia finds it hard to resist the familiar comfort and routine, and even harder to resist her brother’s handsome friend Aidan.
Aidan Hunt is a firefighter because of the Kincaid family. He’s had the hots for Lydia for years, but if ever a woman was off-limits to him it’s her. Aside from being his mentor’s daughter, she’s his best friend’s sister. The ex-wife of a fellow firefighter. But his plan to play it cool until she leaves town again fails, and soon he and Lydia have crossed a line they can’t un-cross.
As Aidan and Lydia’s flirtation turns into something more serious, Lydia knows she should be planning her escape. Being a firefighter’s wife was the hardest thing she’s ever done and she doesn’t know if she has the strength to do it again. Aidan can’t imagine walking away from Boston Fire—even for Lydia. The job and the brotherhood are his life; but if he wants Lydia in it, he’ll have to decide who’s first in his heart.
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Stacey (Under the Lights) opens the Boston Fire contemporary series with a sexy, funny escapade. Lydia Kincaid's father, brother, brother-in-law, and ex-husband are firefighters. She escaped to New Hampshire for a while, but during a family crisis, she comes home to Boston to help run her family's pub and runs squarely into gorgeous trouble. Firefighter Aidan Hunt has always wanted Lydia, but there's a big problem: her brother is his best friend, her father is his mentor, and the tough-guy firefighter code puts her strictly off-limits to him. At first, the two sneak around, reluctant to expose their budding relationship to anyone else. But when it becomes public knowledge, Lydia and Aidan are faced with a choice: run from what scares them, or take a chance on a life together. Stacey's gift for writing easily relatable characters will hook readers and leave them eagerly waiting for the next installment.
There’s a low pressure system building with Heat Exchange.
Do these women own a backbone?
It's a preemptive review, I know, but not even 100 pages in and I'm beyond frustrated with these weak female characters and myself for buying this book. Here's hoping for a little willpower both for these women and for me to think before I buy.
I enjoyed this book so much I did not want it to end but I was also eager to see that happens next. Shannon Stacey has given us two couples to pull for in this book. Can't wait to start the next book in this series.