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(Firefighter Heat #1)

3.66  ·  Rating details ·  169 ratings  ·  38 reviews
Reporter Sara Jack has the Fever to do a story on The Hot Line. There's no better man to help with research than Mitch Adams. The solid stud is all pro, but in Sara he's met a woman willing to fulfill one of his fantasies - if they're ready to accept what comes next. ...more
Kindle Edition, 96 pages
Published August 7th 2014
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Nov 03, 2014 rated it really liked it
3.5 RATING- Light on story, heavy on sex! Well written, a few laughs. Cathryn Fox definitely knows how to write a hot steamy scene. I enjoyed it but can't rate it higher because there just wasn't much to work with outside of the sexy bits. Definitely worth a read if you're short on time and looking for some sexy fluff. I plan on reading the next novella in this series when I need something lite. ...more
Dec 22, 2014 rated it really liked it
Received an ARC for review

Oh yeah, smokin' hawt fireman. This was a great novella. It just needed to be longer. There are two more friends to go, and all three of their stories are in the book, Hot Line. Now I wish that phone number worked around here.
Nov 20, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Whew, what a fun and scorching hot read! Ms. Fox never fails to dazzle by combining an engaging plot with lots and lots of sexy bedroom steam.

Sara Jack is a reporter for the Gazette, a very local paper in her hometown of Trenton, Iowa. She seeks bigger pastures and would love to write for Entice, a trendy publication based in Chicago. Being in The Windy City to attend her best friend's wedding, only makes the idea even more attainable. In the midst of all the wedding happenings and enjoying her
Jennifer Schultheis
Nov 08, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Fever by Cathryn Fox is one hot little read. I thoroughly enjoyed reading Fever and didn't want it to end. Fever kept me entertained throughout the whole book. The characters were witty and interesting. Sara and Mitch are wrong for each other and both are warned to stay away from the other. He's a no strings playboy and she's the small town girl, who's only in Chicago for a short period of time. Sara gets a business card that's from The Hot Line.....which is a number where women call to get get ...more
Feb 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
This book includes a multitude of steamy sex scenes, so if that's not your thing, this book probably isn't for you. If you like hot sex with a sexy fireman, however, this is your book. All of that being said, the book does have a story line, but was dominated largely by sex. Sara is in Chicago for her best friend's wedding. Mitch has been warned to stay away from Sara, the small-town girl with a potentially fragile heart. All bets are off, however, when she calls the Hot Line. This was a sweet, ...more
Bette Hansen
Dec 25, 2014 rated it really liked it
Sizzling! It was meant to be a night for fulfilling fantasies and a little research. It turned into that and so much more. This is a sexy hot quick read that is completely entertaining. I recommend this one!
May 22, 2016 rated it really liked it

Nothing this short, should be so sensuous and engaging. And as naughty as it is, I still felt like characters were nicely developed. Very sexy. Very well written. Definitely recommended.
I read this story as part of the Hot Line anthology.

Hot Line
May 05, 2021 rated it really liked it
Shelves: h-h-in-uniform
Sweet and sexy. Although I would have to admit that there are times that I think the steamy stuff is too much as I think it comprises almost 20 percent of the novella (view spoiler), but nonetheless, it wasn't cringeworthy. I also think that this one ended too soon and I hope that the next novellas would wrap it up for me or something. ...more
Deb Moncrief
Mar 03, 2020 rated it liked it
Fever (Book 1 of the Firefighter Heat Series) by Cathryn Fox was definitely steamy, but lacked depth. I wish there was more character development and more of a plot. I have read other books of hers that I really enjoyed, but found this one to be okay.
May 02, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: ebook-arc
This very short one was okay. I liked the characters Sara and Mitch, and the chemistry between them was very steamy, but I felt like there wasn't much to the story except for sex. I would have liked for the book to have been a little longer so that there could be more character development as well as more fleshing out of the storyline. ...more
Jan 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arr-arc-r2r
Cathryn Fox - Fever

Sara Jack. Reporter.
Mitch Adams. Firefighter.

Chicago. 3rd POV. Instalust. Away for a bff wedding. Erotica. Romance. Contemporary.

Wow! This one is good, too good. My kitty purred at every mention of Mitch Adams. His dirty talk, his sensual act. Welcome to my favorite hero list Mitch! My newest book boyfriend.

The writing style is sooooooooooo good, detailed but not over. When overdetailed description in erotica sometimes made me cringe in disgust, this one makes me tingling all
Sep 17, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: holly
Review can be read at It's About The Book

This is a racy, straight-up sexy erotic novella that takes you right into the action as firefighter Mitch Adams shows his moves to small town visitor Sara Jack, who’s looking for a fantasy in the big city.

Mitch and all the other firefighters at Chicago’s station 419 took turns answering desperate lady’s calls on the “Hot Line,” a special phone number they’d had hooked up in their station for women to call who needed a hot firefighter to come and take
Book Gannet
Phew! This is one smoking hot read. That title perfectly fits as the action between Sara and Mitch is feverish from the start. It also reads like innuendo bingo from the first page, so if sly remarks about hoses, kitties and more firefighting references than you can shake a stick at isn’t your thing, you might get annoyed by it. I mostly found them funny, though sometimes at inappropriate moments – there’s a whole kitty resuscitation conversation that was far more silly than sexy, but that might ...more
The BookChick

My actual rating of the story is 3½★. I definitely would have rated it a solid four stars had it been longer but I'm rounding my rating up because I enjoyed the story.

Mitch, the consummate playboy, was felled by Sara, the small town girl with big city ideals. The pace of their relationship is fast and occurs over the span of a few days. The pair fulfill each other's wildest fantasies and then their emotions come into play. Sara discovers that the real Mitch is much deeper than the charming
Nerdy Chic
Oct 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Another scorching, sexy read by Cathryn Fox. Sara is a reporter, looking for the story to make her career. Mitch is a sexy hot firefighter who can't take their eyes off of each other when they meet at a bar.

"Mitch had a raw sexuality about him that screamed of sex, sin and… danger . Sara shivered. Almost violently. Surprised at just how much his carnal edginess aroused her."

When Sara gets a card to call The Hot Line, a line to get her own sexy firefighter to offer some "assistance", of course sh
Christine Stanley
Feb 01, 2015 rated it really liked it
ARC Received from NetGalley for honest review

This was the first time I had ever read a book from this Author so I wasn't really sure what to expect.

I will say that it was a bit different writing style than I am used too but it didn't deter me from enjoying the story at all. I found it to be a really fast, easy read that flowed effortlessly.

The story line was catchy and hot although at times I found it a bit too rushed for me which made it a little less realistic for me. That being said all of th
Krista Jenks
Feb 26, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, netgalley
Sarah is a small town reporter who has come to spend time to spend time with her friends with her family. She has decided that she wants to write a steamy article that will get her noticed and make her career better. While hanging out with her friends. They introduce her to the Hot Line a phone number you can call when you are in need of a hot man.

What Sarah doesn't know is when she calls the Hot Line the man that picks up is Mitch the hot firefighter she meet at the bar when she was hanging ou
Dec 21, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: netgalley-books
I have to say I enjoyed this. There wasn't that nasty fight where communication didn't happen and if it did life could have been easier. Mitch and Sara showed just how to communicate.

Mitch is a hot fireman who is used to one night stands. That's all he wants. Sara is from a small town and just wants to be happy. When they first see each other their chemistry fires rapidly. After one phone call and one night together they can't get enough.

Like I said it was a good read and it's quick too.
Heather andrews
Dec 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Short, hot steamy read with a naughty fireman I loved it. Mitch he's all about fixing Sara's 'kitty' problem, "tell me, Sara. How long has it been since your kitty has purred?" Sara is not a shy girl she goes after what she wants and is bold while doing it, "maybe seeing you naked will help with the resuscitation." Sara gripped his shirt and tugged." Mitch sometimes has to tell his girl to slow down, "keep that up and my tool will run out of power before I get started. And I don't think your kit ...more
Jessica Alcazar
OK, so not too much to say here except it's HOT and quick and easy to read. I liked the story and I also liked both Sara and Mitch. The story was engaging and the sex was HOT ... what more can I say about a book this short without giving you a play by play? Not much.
If you're looking for a satisfying HOT quickie, this book will work for you!
Copy provided by NetGalley for an honest review.
Jan 05, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2015, netgalley
Thanks to NetGalley for the Advanced Copy

It was quick read. It only took me only a day to finish.
This was different from other books I have read.
I wish there was little more at the end between Mitch and Sara.
I felt it was bit rushed at the end. But it was different from All the billionaire bachelor stories.
Christy Tyler
Dec 29, 2014 rated it really liked it
Hot, steamy, sexy short story about a fireman, what's not to love? I wish it was just a bit longer since she was in town for two weeks it seems that two nights is just not long enough to set up a forever ending. ...more
May 19, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2015
Wow - really just WOW! This is a great start to what is sure to be a smoking series! With memorable characters and a fun, hot storyline it is a great escape!

I was given this book in exchange for an honest review via Netgalley.
Pam Batchelor
Nov 17, 2014 rated it really liked it
A very hot quick read. There isn't a lot of storyline, but there is a lot of bedroom action. If your looking for a short hot read before bed- this is what your looking for ...more
Dec 03, 2014 rated it really liked it
This is a really good story about a sweet small town girl and a playboy firefighter. One phone call changes both Sara and Mitch's lives. ...more
Dec 06, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2014
I got this as part of the Steam collection
Jan 07, 2015 rated it liked it
Found the writing style to be a little cheesy (descriptions were over the top/ too much).
Jan 11, 2015 rated it liked it
A fun quick and easy read. Enjoyable
Jan 17, 2015 rated it it was ok
This book is all steam and not a lot of plot. If you're just looking for a steamy read without a lot of character build-up, then this is your story. ...more
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New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Cathryn Fox is a wife, mom, sister, daughter, aunt and friend. She loves dogs, sunny weather, anything chocolate (she never says no to a brownie) pizza and red wine. Cathryn lives in beautiful Nova Scotia with her husband, who is convinced he can turn her into a mixed martial arts fan. When not writing, Cathryn can be found Skyping with her son livin ...more

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“Hello.” Sara’s soft, sexy voice sounded on the other end.  “Mitch?” “Yeah?” Forgoing pleasantries and getting right to the point, she said, “My kitty stopped purring.  I think it needs to be resuscitated.” ” 0 likes
“You mentioned something about needing resuscitation?”  Her pussy quivered as she mentally visualized him breathing life into her kitty and easing the tension inside her.  Her knees buckled and she forced them to straighten.  Unable to find her voice she gave a quick, tight nod. He flashed her a bad-boy grin, and in a low, barely controlled voice, he said, “I believe a little mouth to mouth is in order.”  Mitch’s hand slipped between their bodies and cupped her passion-drenched sex.  Pleasure engulfed her and she nearly orgasmed right there, on the spot, all over his hand.  She clamped her thighs together and leaned into him, her nipples crushed into his chest and tightening to the point of pain.  She made a sexy noise and shifted.  He sank to his knees, and shot her a glance, all traces of humor gone from his eyes.  “Or, rather, a little mouth to kitty.” ” 0 likes
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