Sparking The Fire
Hot in Chicago #3
She wore that dress, was the barometer by which he had measured every woman in the last five years, and she had the 411 on cars? Someone up there hated his guts.
That was the problem with magnets. Attraction wasn’t a choice.
“Hey, do you guys…know each other?”“Depends on your definition of know.”“We had some mutual interests once,” Wyatt said, a pagan gleam in those blue gray eyes. “Bars. Shakespeare.” Sexy pause. “Elevators.”
This feeling of inadequacy comes from his family history and is the reason for him to give the stage to his siblings. Even though he doesn’t show it he cares deeply and it was a pleasure to see how Molly enabled him to bring his feelings to the forefront. The flirty side of him and his dry wit are delicious because they often come out unexpectedly.
“You planning to glare me into orgasm, Marine?”
“I don’t glare. I smolder.”
Molly is a sassy, smart young actress, burned by the media and her ex. She knows that her and Wyatt’s lives don’t mix. The reality of it and the constant reminder by the media make her regret a little that she can’t be the private person he would need and deserve. Wyatt knows exactly what Molly needs as long as his caveman doesn’t surface. Then all bets are off.
The banter between these two is hilarious and delicious – I have marked so many quotes on my Kindle. It’s a trademark of Kate Meader that she knows how to write amazingly witty and clever dialogues. She also puts her stamp on the chemistry between her main protagonists, which is explosive and will leave your ovaries in a tangle. Molly and Wyatt’s love story is a slow burn but once they ignite…holy sh…
“Babe, you deserve better than a quick fumble.
“She scoffed. “Quick? Ha! You are slower than a snail on top of a turtle. I’ve never met a guy who takes his time like you do”
I loved Molly and Wyatt together, they completed each other, loved how they tore each other’s walls down, little by little. The diva ‘tude doesn’t faze this hunk of a firefighter and since it isn’t over the top it didn’t keep me from liking Molly. But the star of this book? Definitely Wyatt.
All the characters, main and secondary, are really well fleshed out. The side cast is pretty amazing and I’m going to read Ms. Meader’s backlist as soon as I have room for it. Gage is my favorite and it doesn’t hurt that he is gay!
There is no question that this author can write. I’m a huge fan.
“Falling in love with you was the easiest thing I’ve ever done. Falling is easy. Staying that way is hard. but I’ve been choosing hard all my life, so why the hell would the life I make with the woman who completes me be any different? I love you like a madman. You’re the air I breathe, my next heartbeat, and I’m never letting go.”