Fire Me Up
Pine Mountain # 4
By: Kimberly Kincaid
Releasing January 27th, 2015
IF YOU CAN’T STAND THE HEAT…
Teagan O’Malley can handle a crisis. She’s a paramedic, it’s her job. But she never expected to land in the kitchen of her father’s pub, with no notice, no cash, and no room for error. The kitchen is not her favorite place. Lucky for her, she just scraped a bad-boy chef off the pavement after a motorcycle accident—and something about him says he can turn up the heat in more ways than one.
Adrian Holt has had a rough few years, and he’s not eager to get tangled up in anything more complicated than a good risotto. But with a broken arm and a head full of bad memories, he needs a challenge to keep him sane. Teagan’s dare-me attitude and smoldering mess of a bar are just what the doctor ordered. And the two of them together might cook up some even better medicine…
I loved absolutely every aspect of this story.
Teagan and Adrian together were just fire and spice. The verbal ribbing between them was energizing, the physical chemistry explosive, the mental connection so utterly sweet, making their team work seamless and effortless. They made such a harmony together, both in and out of the kitchen, their desire to take care of each other just melted my heart - watching them fall in love was magical.
The threat from the loan shark, and from the parole officer, brought tension and pressure to the story, giving it even more depth.
The action in the kitchen, the love of food, the passion to get it right, kicked up my adrenaline going. The rush of service, the stress of line service, the non-stop noise of the tickets coming in, the prep, the burn in your feet and back after long shift - AH, I cherished every word.
The loyalty and unity of the staff, to pull it all together and save the pub, and how the small town gathers its forces, and together they make it happen made me want to cheer. The planning, organizing and agony of the permits for a big event all so familiar to me, made me smile.
With invigorating details of the hospitality industry seen from the small town pub's point of view, mixed with a marvelous romance, and drizzle of suspense in a nicely flowing story only deserves
~ Five Spoons!
Kimberly Kincaid writes contemporary romance that splits the difference between sexy and sweet. When she's not sitting cross-legged in an ancient desk chair known as "The Pleather Bomber", she can be found practicing obscene amounts of yoga, whipping up anything from enchiladas to éclairs in her kitchen, or curled up with her nose in a book.
Kimberly is a 2011 RWA Golden Heart® finalist who lives (and writes!) by the mantra that food is love. Her digital Line series is all about the hot cops and sexy chefs of Brentsville, New York. She is also the author of the Pine Mountain series, which follows small town singles as they find big-time love. Kimberly resides in Virginia with her wildly patient husband and their three daughters.
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