Sparking the Fire, by Kate Meader

5 fully engulfed flames stars!!




Okay this is definitely my favorite book in this series. (I’m not counting Gage’s novella because he will always have my heart)  I’m so excited to finally read Wyatt’s book!! I couldn’t wait to see the thought that goes on behind those impassive eyes.  Molly is the perfect heroine for him; she has a tough outer shell but is really soft underneath.

Wyatt in previous books is so stoic and the quiet one of the Dempsey clan.  He’s the reliable one… the one calm person in this big, loud, act first and think later family.  In previous books you get to see him but rarely hear him.  When Wyatt speaks you know it’s because he has something profound to say he doesn’t waste words. In the previous books it is talked about how he has a secret meeting once a week and no one has any idea where he goes or why. Well that cat is out of the bag in this one, but it’s a great twist and I loved it. The fact that Wyatt is so undeniably family driven is one thing that I love.  The Dempsey’s have such a nice banter/humor between them.  I love that they aren’t afraid to call each other out on their bullshit. This family is definitely what the kids would call # goals.  Wyatt is getting a second chance with possibly his one true love.  I am such a huge sucker for second chance at love stories…Also can we just talk about the part that I am not a fan of beards at all… and well I LOVED it on Wyatt.  I still don’t think I’ll let my husband grow one but Wyatt wore his well 😀

Molly is such a great pairing for Wyatt because while he is all silent and in the background, Molly is super sunshine and in the spotlight.  Molly is a really famous actress and has been burned by the spotlight recently. She is finally doing her comeback as a firefighter.  She would really like to have Alex Dempsey’s signature of approval on the film but there seems to be one thing standing in her way Wyatt.  I loved that they had a history, it was a small history but it was enough for me. Molly is trying to find herself and become a strong woman.  However Wyatt is making that super difficult for her.  She slowly finds herself sucked into the great wonderful family of the Dempsey’s. (Can I become one please!) Molly has always wanted that tight nit family bond.  Also the chemistry her and Wyatt put off is crazy! Gage may still be my favorite character though, I’m so glad I read his novella.

Obviously this series would be hot because it’s about firefighters, but I think what brings it home for me about Kate Meader’s writing and this series is the family bond. The family bond in these books outweighs any steamy scenes by tenfold. I can’t believe I just typed that.  Don’t get me wrong Kate Meader will have steam coming out of your ears but you emotionally connect with her characters so well because of the normal family bond. I highly, highly suggest this series…

Thank you NetGalley, Kate Meader, and Pocket books for a copy of this book in lieu of my honest review.  This book is already out so please go buy it immediately, and grab the first two while you are at it!!





Pocket Books

September 27, 2016

ISBN 9781476785936


Praise for Sparking the Fire, Book 3:

“The tale of hot firefighters and the women—and one man—who love them has come to an end. Meader ends this series with role playing, fierce family loyalty and multiple orgasms. The male protagonist goes through a transformation that showcases his vulnerability, insecurities, possessiveness and protectiveness. The many instances of a family sticking together through it all are more than enough to tug on the heart strings, but the steamy sex and sentimental pillow talk make this book a must-read.”

RT Book Reviews Four Star Review, Scorcher


“Can a firefighter and a movie star really make it work? Meader (Rekindle the Flame, 2015) immerses you in Wyatt’s tight-knit family of foster siblings that she’s built throughout the Hot in Chicago series, and readers will feel like part of the family in no time. Her descriptions of Chicago will leave fans wanting to travel to the Windy City and fall in love with their own firefighters.”


About Sparking the Fire, Book 3:

Heating up reading lists this Fall will be Kate Meader’s highly anticipated Sparking the Fire, the “sexy and sassy” (#1 New York Times bestselling author Jude Deveraux) steamy third novel in the Hot in Chicago series, where former lovers unexpectedly reunite for a sizzling affair that will have the director yelling, “Quiet on the set!”



Wyatt Fox, resident daredevil at Engine Company 6, needs a low key job to keep him busy while he recovers from his latest rescue stunt. Consulting on a local movie shoot should add just enough spark to his day. But then in struts Molly Cade: the woman who worked his heart over good, and then left him in the Windy City dust.



Actor Molly Cade, America’s fallen sweetheart, finally has her shot at a Hollywood comeback with a dramatic new role as a tough-as-nails firefighter that promises to propel her back into the big time. And she’s not going to let anything stand in her way—even a certain brooding, blue-eyed firefighter she’s never quite been able to forget…Their story is straight out of a script: irrepressible, spunky heroine meets taciturn, smoldering hero. But these two refuse to be typecast, and when the embers of an old love are stoked, someone is bound to get burned…


About the Author:


Kate Meader was raised on romance. An Irish girl, she started with Catherine Cookson and Jilly Cooper novels, and spiced it up with some Mills & Boon. Now based in Chicago, she writes romances of her own, where sexy contemporary alpha heroes and strong heroines match each other quip for quip. When not immersed in tales of brooding mill owners, oversexed equestrians, and men who can rock an apron or a fire hose, Kate lives on the web at


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5 thoughts on “Sparking the Fire, by Kate Meader

  1. I just love it when characters are not only lovers, but friends and are part of a family. It makes them so much more appealing. I love that you’re really dedicated and include all this extra information for the ones that want more information.


  2. I just love it when characters are not only lovers, but friends and are part of a family. It makes them so much more appealing. I love that you’re really dedicated and include all this extra links and comments for the ones that want more information.
    What do you think about a male main character in adult romance who doesn’t have muscles on his muscles? Have you encountered any?


    1. I’ve had some average guys with typical “workout” bodies not huge guys. Jill Shalvis does nice normalish guys. I will have to say the Rainbow Rowell in her adult books does men in a normal way. Not to sexy they all have flaws. Have you read any Rainbow Rowell?


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