* Review * UP IN SMOKE by Kate Meader

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* Review * UP IN SMOKE by Kate MeaderUp in Smoke by Kate Meader
Series: Hot in Chicago Rookies #1
Published by Kate Meader LLC on February 22, 2022
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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 nosy 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.


Risk and sensual goodness all rolled up into one hot read! Kate Meader is once again delivering spot-on angst, passion and camaraderie revolving around a Chicago firehouse and I loved every single minute of it! If you were a fan of her previous firehouse series, you’ll recognize many familiar faces and get some updates on how some of our old favs have been enjoying life. Roman and Abby had an adorable meet cute and a wild ride along the way before their eventual happily ever after. I loved them and can’t wait for more in the series!

Roman and his precocious daughter are adorable and easy to fall for. I loved seeing him get to overcome the way life had knocked him down and find love again.

Abby is gutsy and a real go-getter and I loved her success.

I highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a tight-knit firehouse filled with co-workers who quickly become friends and true family. I’m looking forward to watching more of them find their forever as the series progresses.


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