Thursday, July 2, 2015

ARC Book review: Heat Exchange (Boston Fire #1) by Shannon Stacey

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eARC Provided by publisher through Netgalley

Lydia Kincaid's shipping back to Boston, but she's not happy about it. She left to get away from the firefighting community—her father was a firefighter, her brother's a firefighter and, more important, her ex is a firefighter. But family is number one, and her father needs her help running the pub he bought when he retired. Soon, Lydia finds it hard to resist the familiar comfort and routine, and even harder to resist her brother's handsome friend Aidan. 

Aidan Hunt is a firefighter because of the Kincaid family. He's had the hots for Lydia for years, but if ever a woman was off-limits to him, it's her. Aside from being his mentor's daughter, she's his best friend's sister. The ex-wife of a fellow firefighter. But his plan to play it cool until she leaves town again fails, and soon he and Lydia have crossed a line they can't uncross. 

As Aidan and Lydia's flirtation turns something more serious, Lydia knows she should be planning her escape. Being a firefighter's wife was the hardest thing she's ever done, and she doesn't know if she has the strength to do it again. Aidan can't imagine walking away from Boston Fire—even for Lydia. The job and the brotherhood are his life; but if he wants Lydia in it, he'll have to decide who's first in his heart.

Lydia Kincaid was tired of the Boston firefighter community and her nosy but lovable family and friends so she left town. Her job at a restaurant in New Hampshire isn't really her thing either but no one knowing her is a relief for a while until her sister needs her help at the family bar. Not wanting to go but knowing her sister needs her she heads back to Boston. Going back has it's perks when sexy Aidan Hunt catches her eye. Unfortunately he is her brother's best friend and a firefighter like her brother. Aidan knows that Lydia is supposed to be off limits but he just can't seem to stop thinking about her. Before long they are sneaking around but are they falling in love or just playing around. This is the first in a new Firefighter series by Shannon Stacey. While i enjoyed Lydia and Aidan they didn't pop off the page for me. It got kind of boring between them somewhere in the middle. I was more interested in the secondary couple. Lydia's older sister Ashley and her husband Danny who are working through a separation of their marriage. Danny is this brooding firefighter and Ashley is dying waiting for her husband to share his feelings with her. They got to me a lot more than the main couple.  I'm curious to see where the next book in the series goes. I enjoy firefighter books so i am hoping the next book will be more in the vain of the Ashley and Danny. Lots of potential for a good exciting series here.

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