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.
Release Date: August 25, 2015
Boston Fire #1
Review copy provided by publisher
I'm a huge Shannon Stacey fan and was loved every single one of her Kowalski books. I was super excited to start reading her new Boston Fire series.
I totally and completely loved Heat Exchange. Lydia Kincaid comes from a family of firefighters, and even was married to one for a while. She has sworn off every being in a relationship with another firefighter, so of course the only man she is attracted to is Aidan Hunt, who happens to be her brother's best friend in the world. I loved that both Aidan and Lydia tried to fight their attraction to one another, which Aidan had been doing since they were teens. Their first kiss was a scorcher and it only got hotter from there. They had some pretty big hurdles to cross to make their relationship work, which not only included Aidan being a firefighter, but the fact that Lydia is only in town to help her sister Ashley out for a bit. I really liked Aidan and Lydia as a couple and wanted them to be able to get past all issues to be together.
I loved the secondary storyline about Ashley and her husband Danny. Both Ashley and Danny still love one another, yet Danny doesn't open up enough to Ashley and so they are currently separated. While I didn't love the step Ashley took to try and get Danny to talk and be more open, I did love that they ended up growing closer and being a stronger couple because of the separation.
I think Heat Exchange was an awesome start to the Boston Fire series. I loved both the Kincaid family and the firefighter family story lines. I can't wait to read the rest of the books in the series.