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 nosey 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.
Up in Smoke is the first in the brand new Hot in Chicago Rookies series about firefighters navigating the trials of new jobs and sizzling romances as they find their place in the world and the love of a lifetime.
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A new series that I will follow closely for sure! The first in the series about rookie Chicago firefighters, when Abby Sullivan and Roman Rossi will have to learn how to navigate throughout their work and their hearts without going up in smoke…
For once, Roman has found a woman who intrigued him and shared a great chemistry with until the moment he understood that these sparks would lead to nowhere, when he saw her in his firehouse.
The slow burn between them was kinda intense, driving them crazy somehow. The main characters had a lot to lose even if they tried so hard not to act on it.
They couldn’t help to be attracted but one wrong move and everything would go up in smoke.
I adored the characters’ chemistry and banter. Roman and Abby had both strong personalities and were not afraid to speak their minds. They tried to manage to separate the two, but as the story unfolds it just increases their feelings. From a sweet meet-cute to something more.
Brought some angst to the story, some emotional times (especially with Roman’s daughter), fun ones and mostly seeing one of my favorites characters ever was really the icing on the cake. Up in smoke is definitely a great first installment. A sizzling romance with plenty of chemistry and emotion.
I can’t wait to read more.