Genres: Contemporary Romance
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 into 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.
Title: Heat Exchange
Author: Shannon Stacey
**ARC provided in exchange for an honest review**
What I loved:
If you want a book that is just a romance novel, Heat Exchange is a perfect fit! There isn’t anything paranormal, nobody gets kidnapped, and there is nothing super suspenseful about it. The book deals with real relationship problems-communication, jobs, past hurt, family expectations. I also loved that while Lydia and Aidan were the main characters, you get to see how Ashley and Danny work on their marriage. While the guys work for Boston fire, this book isn’t about firefighters. I enjoyed that the author didn’t unnecessarily create drama. The story moves along simply with the daily trials and tribulations of normal people trying to find a balance in their lives! I am excited to see who the next book focuses on (there are lots of hotties in the fire department who need love!)
What I didn’t love:
It took me a bit to get into this book. I was at maybe 30% before I felt like I was interested enough to keep reading. That is the trouble with romance books when you read a lot of romantic suspense and paranormal romance-sometimes the pace of a plain old romance seems a bit slow!
If you like…
Jill Shalvis, Julie James,
Buy it on Amazon (Available August 25th)