Lives are on the line at Engine 6 … and so are hearts.
Running an engine crew in the Chicago Fire Department is my dream job, and between that, my awesome kid, and my nosey sister, I lead a pretty great life. Bruised and burned by my marriage, I don’t have time for dating or drama, but I always have time for pie. And when I share a slice of cherry with a sweet redhead, followed by the hottest, dirtiest, most pulse-pounding kiss of my life, I start to rethink the possibilities.
Until that woman walks into my firehouse and upends my well-ordered world.
Abby Sullivan is now a rookie firefighter on my crew and a threat to my self-control more dangerous than a five-alarm blaze. My job is to watch her six when all I want is to watch her fall into my bed. Lust has no place in the firehouse, and a distraction like Abby with her electric blue eyes, waves of flame-red hair, and freckles I want to map with my tongue, is one I can ill afford.
Because one wrong move … and it could all go up in smoke.
Up in Smoke is the first in the brand new Hot in Chicago Rookies series about firefighters navigating the trials of new jobs and sizzling romances as they find their place in the world and the love of a lifetime.
Up In Smoke
This was a fantastic story. This is one I’d read again. It’s that good!!!! I really enjoy your writing style, Kate. I laughed and I cried and super loved the HEA!!!!! Thank you.
Great start to a new series
Sigh, I loved Roman Rossi. Roman had been in a loveless marriage, he is now divorced and raising his daughter. He runs into Abby Sullivan at a local diner, when she tries to steal his cherry pie. They end up sharing the pie and talk for hours. They both feel the connection and are excited for the potential for something more. Of course, Abby is a new firefighter and when she shows up for her first day, her new boss is Diner Guy, Roman. This is a fun forbidden romance with great potential for future romances. While this is the start of a new series, it is connected to other Kate Meader series. I received an advanced reader copy of this book from the author for my honest review.
🧯 ARC REVIEW 🧯
Review: 3.75/5 ⭐️
Steam: 2/5 🔥
#upinsmoke is the new spin-off firefighter series by @katemeader
Roman is a now single dad after a messy divorce who needed a fresh start. Moving to Chicago with his sister is where he ended up. He’s an LT at Engine 6 and ready to work. After some ragging from coworkers and his sister, he agrees to be set up on a blind date, who never shows. So where else other than a diner for pie would he end up? Talking to the woman next to him showed him what he’s missing. Now he needs to see if he’s got enough game to keep her around. Until the next shift at work blows his plan up welcoming in the new rookie to the firehouse.
Abby knows what she wants. That’s to be a great firefighter like her late mother. It’s hard for her to meet anyone with her job and personality. She thought fate stepped in and she met that guy, everything she wanted when she stepped into that diner. Hoping to hear from him soon, but anxious to start her new job at Engine 6 firehouse she holds off. Then seeing her new superior was a shock to say the least. Can she put her feelings aside or is their chemistry too much to avoid? Can she separate sex and emotions to have the best of both worlds? Or is it all going to burn to the ground?
I liked this book. It was cute, had some laughs and steam but i really loved the side characters too. Roman was in a tough position of finally meeting someone but turns out she’s so perfect because of how alike yet opposite they are. Abby likes to push buttons, it’s in her DNA like her mother. I’m glad that she stopped being so stubborn and finally stood for hat she wanted. Can’t wait for more in the series!