This firefighter needs a rescue ...
I might be a rookie Chicago firefighter, but I’m on top of the world. I’ve just earned my spot on Rescue Squad at legendary Engine 6, can get all the action I want both in and out of the bedroom, and am possessed of an enviable sneaker collection. Nothing can harsh my vibe except her—Cassandra Ferguson, my brother’s sister-in-law, or as I affectionately label her: the blister-in-law. Ever since I met her, she’s looked down her perky little nose at me, never mind that I’m a good foot taller. Apparently, I offended her with a few risqué jokes and an offer for a fun, no-strings night—crimes that have relegated me to lower than dirt in St. Cassandra's eyes.
These days we’re at a stalemate. Don’t get along, can’t get along. Only when tragedy strikes, we have no choice but to put our animosity aside for the sake of our hurting niece and nephew, who need us now more than ever. As co-guardians, Cassie and I are enemy combatants in an uneasy truce, flailing around in a no-man’s land of grief and lust, forced to work as a team.
Thing is, when Cassie and I team up—when we really work together—the results are explosive. In a sexy way. In an amazing way. Maybe … in every way. But with stakes this high, we can’t get it wrong.
Even though it feels so, so right.
Opening this book right before work wasn’t my smartest move. It’s one of those riveting, emotional
stories that makes you resent having to adult. I greatly resented not being able to devour it in one sitting.
Like most great enemies-to-lovers stories, the snark and banter started immediately. Cassie and Sam,
connected through marriage of her sister to his brother, have always had a contentious relationship. The
two rarely see eye-to-eye. Unsurprising since they’re complete opposites. Cassie’s sensible and cautious
while Sam is a fun-loving himbo.
Circumstances force them together and each sees a different side of the other. Sam has more depth than
Cassie or anyone else gives him credit for. Sam realizes there’s a reason Cassie has always been the rigid,
responsible sister. The longer they’re together, the less their differences matter and the more they’re
drawn to each other. The heated exchanges turn into an entirely different type of heat. The kind that
Kate Meader excels at writing.
I truly enjoyed Cassie & Sam’s journey finding each other and for one of them, the family they’d always
yearned for, and the other, something they never realized they wanted. I hate that this is the final Hot in
Chicago Rookies book, but what a way to wrap up series! Hot to the Touch is another steamy, often
funny, and extremely emotional read I highly recommend. For a more enjoyable experience, I suggest
reading books one and two in the series first.
Hot to the Touch
Best book I’ve read this whole calendar year. I read it in one day. Excellent! Thank you.
Filled with emotions
I knew this book was going to be fill with emotion. But I didn’t know it would hit me as hard as it did. I full on ugly cried like it was my job. And I honestly wouldn’t have it any other way.
This series as a whole has rung me dry in the best way possible. But Sam and Cass burrowed deeper into my heart than a couple has in a good long time. Trying to work together, despite their differences and personal animosity ( especially on Cassandra’s part). Hiding their grief as they navigate Maya and Spence through their own sorrow and towards a new life.
Oh, and shooting off flames and smoke while they do so. The chemistry is outstanding, as is the dialogue. From the snark to the honesty, every interaction was so well written and had layers of things said but also unsaid. I adored it all! And all the wonderful secondary characters that I’ve loved from other books were right there. That’s the icing on the cupcake.
I’ll miss these Chicago Rookies, but I’m excited to see who will be born from the pen of Kate Meader in the future. 5 stars.