4.5 SIZZLING Stars
This was my first Kate Meader read and I'm looking forward to more from her. I had so much fun with this!! While this is the second book in a series, it can be read as a standalone.
I'm a big fan of the love-hate thing and this one had all that craziness and more in spades. Alexandra Dempsey is firefighter and Eli Cooper is the mayor, the typical politician and also, technically, Alex's boss.
At the outset, like Alex, I wasn't a fan of Eli. He seemed full of ulterior motives and double-talk but I must admit, I grew to love him.
I just adored Alex! She was strong, courageous but also fragile and soft.
“The woman rocked the curves of Marilyn Monroe, the no-filter mouth of Chelsea Handler, and the spirit of Amelia Earheart.”
And Eli was sexy and once you got to know him, sweet and vulnerable too. And the banter and quips between these two were laugh out loud hilarious and at times, sexy as all that!
"Weirdo, stalker, jagoff-" "You planning to kiss my cock later with that mouth?"
And Alex and Eli had off the charts chemistry.
“There was nothing between them but panty-melting attraction.”
“But the kiss was like him – just too damn good. Warm and brutal, providing answers to questions she never knew she had.”
I highly recommend this book. This is a great contemporary romance with complex and likable main characters and secondary characters that steal your heart (Alex's family -- her brothers are awesome!). This was a funny, sexy, at times emotional, hot and romantic read. I'm looking forward to the next book in this series!
**An ARC provided via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.**