Author: Kate Meader
Cuddle up by the fire with the irresistible prequel to Kate Meader’s smokin’ Hot in Chicago series—originally published in the sizzling holiday anthology Baby, It’s Cold Outside—a superhot e-novella that will warm you from your head to your heart and all the way to your toes!
Chicago firefighter Beck Rivera always knew his destiny would be defined by two things: his dream to follow in the footsteps of his legendary foster father Sean Dempsey and his teenage passion for heiress Darcy Cochrane, the one girl who could both stoke and cool his fire. Loving her meant setting her free and breaking her heart—and his. But when a chance reunion at his family’s bar, sparked by a drunk Santa, places her in his path again, destiny can no longer be denied.
The last thing heiress-turned-tattoo-artist Darcy Cochrane needs is the rollercoaster of emotion stirred up by her first love: sexy, gorgeous man-on-fire Beck Rivera. But he always had such talented hands. And more talented lips. And...maybe one time can’t hurt. Then she’ll send him packing like he did to her all those years ago. But Darcy and Beck soon discover that nothing ignites holiday flames like rekindling a lost love...
5 out of 5 stars
This book was a short and sweet read that made me feel like my heart was going to burst by how happy it made me. Even though I already knew how Darcy and Beck's story was going to end given that I had already read two other books in this series, Flirting with Fire and Melting Point, I still thoroughly enjoyed this book like if I was meeting these two characters for the very first time. I loved getting to see just how these two rekindled their romance and attained that HEA that is still thriving in the rest of the books in this series. Having read the other books in this series, when reading this it also made me happy to see the other characters before they attained their own HEAs and I don't know why but getting to see Luke pre-Flirting with Fire and Gage and Brady pre-Melting Point made me too happy.
Anyway, this book was also just really enjoyable all on it's own. It's a second chance romance at it's best and I had no complaints about anything that happened in this book. It was flawless and while I'm not a new to this series I loved how perfectly it set up this world leading the way for the following books in this series. Overall, I really loved this book if that wasn't already obvious and I highly recommend it because you can never go wrong with a second chance romance featuring a hot firefighter!