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August 27, 2015

Loved It: Melting Point by Kate Meader

Series: Hot in Chicago 1.5
Format: ARC
Release Date: August 31, 2015 
Publisher: Pocket Star
Source: Publisher
Genre: Contemporary Romance | MM

Things are heating up at Engine Co. 6 in this original e-novella from Kate Meader’s sizzling Hot in Chicago series! Superhot playboy firefighter Gage Simpson has one particular man on his mind: Brady Smith, a recalcitrant, moody chef who makes Gage melt from the inside out. Features a sexy sneak preview of Playing with Fire!

Firefighter Gage Simpson has it all: the job of his dreams, the family of his heart, and no shortage of hot guys lining up to share his bed. “Fun and easy” is his motto—and it’s kept him sunny through a painful upbringing and steered him away from trouble. But when trouble comes knocking in the form of a sexy, scarred, tattooed chef with a harrowing past and zero communication skills, Gage can’t help but be drawn to the flame.

Brady Smith isn’t fun. And easy isn’t in his vocabulary. When cocky Gage swaggers into his restaurant kitchen, the former Marine-turned-five-star-chef is blindsided by the firefighter’s beauty. Then confused that this golden guy with the sparkling blue eyes and the body of a god might be interested in him. As desire flares and temperatures rise, Gage and Brady will have to figure out if the heat between them is just a temporary flash—or the beginning of something real.



It's no secret that I instantly fell in love with Kate Meader's Chicago firemen, and her writing for that matter, when I read Flirting with Fire a few months back. It was a hot, sticky, and engaging HEA that had me, and a few others, wanting for more. What is it about? Well at the core of the series are the Dempsey brood, a foster family whose bond is that, if not greater, than one forged by blood. They're truly a lively entertaining lot, and I guess Hot in Chicago is, in essence, the Dempsey HEA (and then some). MELTING POINT is Gage's.

Things to know about MELTING POINT:

  • Though reading Flirting with Fire is not required, I still suggest you do so that way you get a full history of Gage, his family, and his angsty love affair with Brady Smith. The latter's so uptight it took a motorcyle accident a few doses of Vicodin to loosen him up. *wink wink*

  • Yes, MELTING POINT is and MM romance, but don't be intimidated or turned off. I myself am not the biggest MM romance reader, but I totally loved this one. It's very classy, light, funny, and truly romantic. 

  • There's a lot of food talk here so either eat before and/or while reading MELTING POINT and I suggest you do it during the day otherwise KMeader will give you the munchies. Or as per the graphic inserted below, will have you thirsting for a good cocktail... or two. 

  • Though a novella, MELTING POINT has a lot of heart. Brady Smith is a former Marine and suffers from PTSD and his episodes are not pretty. It was a tough process witnessing Brady get from point A to B, dealing with his demons and realizing that he deserves happiness like the rest of us.

  • Gage! Oh Gage, you are such a dream boat! So loyal, tenacious, and enduring! Brady's meltdown wasn't tactful to say the least. Yet Gage took it all in stride, allowed Brady to breathe and still hung in there until the latter finally realized that he's won the jackpot with Gage. 

  • On a side note, Eli, the current Mayor, was a real dick in the first book. I can't help but love him a bit in this installment though. He was part of Brady's Marine company (is that the right term) and helped Gage handle Brady's "situation". I can't wait for pretty Alex to whoop his ass though, I'm sure their book is going to be very entertaining.

So romance fans, make sure you check out Hot in Chicago, or all of KMeader's books for that matter. It's guaranteed to make you laugh, swoon, heck give you all the feels you're looking for in a romance novel. Don't miss out!






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    1. It is! If you love romance and solid HEA's you'll enjoy this immensely!

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  2. I'm not a big MM reader, but I read a short story the other day and loved it! So glad you enjoyed this one Braine!

    Naomi @ Naomi’s Reading Palace

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    1. In that case, give this one a good whirl. It's written tastefully for us vanilla/non MM readers

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  3. This sounds amazing, Braine! And I absolutely love your drink quote :)

    I thought I already had this series on my wish-list, but I didn't. You know I love a good M/M romance, and firemen are definitely yummy :) Great review!

    Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

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    1. I know you do :)

      Get the books, you'll love it!

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  4. I just went to make sure I had Meader's books on my tbr...yep, they were there. If you're gushing about the romance, it must be good. ;) I don't read a lot of M/M but I've become somewhat of a fan this summer, so I'm really interested in Melting Point. But I'm actually interested in the entire series so I'll definitely check it out. Oh, and is it awful that you've made me crave a cocktail at 6 in the morning?!? ;)

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    1. Join the club! I'm thankful nobody drinks in the house otherwise I'll be in trouble lol

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  5. M/M, you say? Well, sign me up! I'm not familiar with this series, so I'm glad you brought it to my attention. :)

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  6. Firemen and good food being talked about sounds good to me

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  7. Hard not to fall in love with hot firemen right? :P Glad you loved this!

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    1. Everyday heroes that are not so average, that's for sure.

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  8. What is it about firemen, I ask you...? As far as I'm concerned, it's one of the deepest mysteries of the Universe!

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    1. Lol, they're like juicy charred burgers. Always delicious hahaha

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  9. I still have dipped my toes fully into M/M romances yet but like that this is a little light and flirty. They sound seriously sexxy as all hell!

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    1. Same here, but I managed to handle it. Give it a whirl and ease yourself slowly...

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  10. I don't mind it if a romance is an MM! It's still a romance in the end ;) It's love at the end of the day, and that's what matters. Love and food though, with firemen? That's AN INSANE formula!

    Faye at The Social Potato

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    1. Oh yes, I'm a hopeless romantic too! Love wins all the time in my book ;)

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  11. Oh, yes! I'm going to need to read this series! A novella with heart...I love those kinds of novellas. I'm a regular watcher of the show Chicago Fire. I think I might need to READ about some Chicago firemen now, woot!

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    1. I've been meaning to check out that series. Is it any good?

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  12. Lots of food talk and a good romance? I love it when there's food talk in a book. This sounds like a great series. I haven't read a lot of MM romance so far, but I am willing to give it a try if the book appeals to me. Great review!

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    1. Yup, you can always DNF if it's not to your liking. But at least give it a try before you swear it off :)

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  13. Oh that looks yummy, so does he. Thanks Braine!

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    1. Yup, charred, just the way I like it ;)

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  14. Sold! I was in because Brady is a chef - but it sounds good too!

    Karen @For What It's Worth

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    1. Let me know if you liked/loved it!

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    2. Psst. Just finished and I LOVED it! Super steamy but very romantic too!

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  15. That sounds super hot! Gonna have to get this one.

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  16. Good to know this is classy and light. That cover is smokin hot!

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    1. Yeah I don't think I can do full on MM erotica just yet

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  17. I just saw this last week in a GoodReads giveaway and it was the first time I'd heard of the series/book. I can see why you were hooked. The dealing with PTSD and all that foodie stuff sounds like an interesting background for the story.

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    1. It was a great combo. I related to them in that they're emotional cooks and eaters! lol

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  18. I think I have Flirting with Fire, so the series is mixed M/F and M/M? I read my first thanks to Laura Kaye and actually was surprised how much I enjoyed it, I think it part because I was already connected to the characters from the beginning of the series.

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    1. Yes ma'am, I hope you try the first book soon. I know you love family drama/series.

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  19. I need to read more books with hotties (aka firemen) like nowwww! :D

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    1. I wish I have 3 extra heads so I can read what I want at the same time :/

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  20. Wow I love that cover and the sound of this one! I have got to check this series out. Great review!

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  21. Ahhh glad I read since I don't really do m/m romances. I wouldn't have expected that. I thought she was m/f only. Good to know.

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