* Review * HOT TO THE TOUCH by Kate Meader

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* Review * HOT TO THE TOUCH by Kate MeaderHot to the Touch by Kate Meader
Series: Hot in Chicago Rookies #3
Published by Kate Meader LLC on August 22, 2023
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The next book in the Hot in Chicago Rookies series features playboy firefighter, Sam Killian!

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.


Unputdownable angsty goodness! Kate Meader tore my heart out and slowly put it back together again with the latest book in her Hot in Chicago Rookies series and I absolutely loved every emotional minute of it! The characters are sassy and attention grabbing, the situation they find themselves in is heart wrenching, and the family they manage to forge out of scattered pieces is simply beautiful. Team Sam all the way!

I adore Sam. He’s a fun-loving guy who wears his heart on his sleeve and let’s his love and adoration be widely known as he enjoys living life to it’s fullest. When faced with turmoil and adversity, he was quick to step up and make the darkest day brighter again. I couldn’t have loved his character more.

Cass on the other hand is hard-nosed and judgmental in a way that doesn’t afford her as close of relationship as she might otherwise have with people if she went with the flow a little more. I did like her, and I enjoyed watching Sam soften the wall she wore around her heart.

I highly recommend this book as well as the entire series to anyone that enjoys a close knit firehouse with members who work hard, play hard and love the hardest of all.


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