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Rekindle the Flame

(Hot in Chicago #0.5)

3.80  ·  Rating details ·  726 ratings  ·  103 reviews
Cuddle up by the fire with the irresistible prequel to Kate Meader’s smokin’ Hot in Chicago series—originally published in the sizzling holiday anthology Baby, It’s Cold Outside—a superhot e-novella that will warm you from your head to your heart and all the way to your toes!

Chicago firefighter Beck Rivera always knew his destiny would be defined by two things: his dream t
ebook, 129 pages
Published November 30th 2015 by Pocket Star
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Carol [Goodreads Addict]
Sep 30, 2015 rated it really liked it
Rekindle the Flame by Kate Meader is book 0.5 in the Hot in Chicago series. I read this book as part of the Baby It's Cold Outside anthology.

Darcy and Beck have a past. It’s been eight years since Beck walked away from her. Darcy is back in Chicago to help her ailing Grandmother for three months. She is from a prominent family but escaped out from under her father’s thumb and expectations and has gone from little princess to tattoo artist. She is going to help her Grandmother, then she is out of
Lana ❇✾DG Romance❇✾
4 Stars

Nine years on, and nothing had changed. Beck Rivera was still the boy who heated her from the inside out....

What's better than a second chance romance? A second chance romance written by Kate Meader. Something about her writing and her characters just works for me and this steamy little novella was no exception. This book was previously published in the anthology, Baby, It's Cold Outside, but now you can read just the individual story. If you're new to Kate's Hot In Chicago se
Sep 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing

"I’m a Firefighter— What’s Your Superpower?"

Great start of the series. This is a short story, so there are no deep emotions. But we have the opportunity to get to know the characters and the whole crew, who got another book.

This is the story of a second chance love. Very cool told. In truth I even regret that it is only a short story. I absolutely love the heroine of this part. Over the years she grew to kick ass woman. It's pleasure to meet her.

So quick and great to start the series. You c
Claire Robinson
Sep 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: shit-hot-series
5 - "Find 'em hot, leave 'em wet." Stars!

Reading Slump Over!!!

Kate Meaders' writing to me, is akin to crack to an addict!

Loved it!

"When you're in the room, you're my sun."

Going straight onto the next book in the series.

ARC generously provided via Netgalley, in exchange for the above honest review.
Nov 09, 2015 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Kate Meader Fans, Romance
4 Lovin' Those Dempsey Stars * * * *
I found this novella and was thrilled to have me back in The Dempsey's hold. It turns out this quick read was written for another book and now is out there as an additional treat for the series Hot in Chicago by Kate Meader.

Ms. Meader came up with a terrific concept of Firefighters, foster brothers and sister adopted by the Irish Fire Captain Sean Dempsey and his wife. 5 rag tag kids who found salvation in the loving embrace of this couple. They all want to b
Jan 09, 2019 rated it it was ok
He dumped her 7 years ago without any explanation. Now their path has crossed again and within the meeting of an hour, they were having sex.
Some more sex and chit chat but no sorry no groveling, not even an explanation for why he had broken up with her 7 years ago. Back then heroine used to be a weak teenage girl but now after seven years that women turn into a strong beautiful independent woman. And he had the gall to say that whatever she is now is this because of him. Because he broke up wit
Jan 26, 2019 rated it did not like it
Shelves: scribd

1.5* maybe.......... spoilers ahead

I honestly was not a fan of this, generally I do not like second chance romances because the reason for the separation is most times really dumb and then the author expects me to believe that the love was so epic it never died so the reconciliation is usually fast paced.......but then why'd the epic love end so easily in the first damn place???? But I this one

H dumped h 7 years previously, one month after taking her virginity, without exp
Sep 17, 2016 rated it really liked it
Read this in the Baby, It's Cold Outside anthology. ...more
Gretchen  (About That Story)
I loved this! Fantastic story about reconnecting. Entertaining and sexy!

Beck and Darcy are really great, interesting characters. These two have a serious history and I loved all the details about their past. I enjoyed how the past played into the present and how much they've grown and changed. Them coming together was wonderful. So passionate! There were so many sweet, playful, entertaining moments between the Beck and Darcy as well as some extremely hot ones. They have massive chemistry and a
Three and a half stars.

Prequel novella to the Hot in Chicago series.

Beck Rivera and Darcy Cochrane had a romance as teens. He was the Puerto Rican son of a gangbanger fostered by firefighter Sean Dempsey, full of rage and violence. She was the heiress to millions. He broke their romance off and she fled Chicago heartbroken. Now she's back to look after her grandmother and they run into each other again in Dempsey's bar.

Beck's rejection was a pivotal moment in Darcy's life and she used it to brac
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Nov 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Oh, Kate Meader. You sure know how to write a man that’ll send a girl up in flames of love and lust and heat and argh….all the good things. Beck Rivera—I love you.

Following in his foster father’s footstep to join to CFD was a given for Beck Rivera. Holding on to his first love, Darcy Cochrane was…not. He let her go once, and now—thanks to drunken Christmas revelers—she’s back in his life, and boy, is she different.

This time, Beck’s going to hold on to his girl, no matter what. All he has to
Old flames reconnected. Beck and Darcy were their high school firsts and loved each other for all of 3 months before Beck dumped her with no reason and walked away. She was the daughter of pretentious wealth and he was the ex gangbanger adopted by a firefighter. Now 7 years later, Darcy is a sought after tattoo artist and Beck is a firefighter just like he planned.
I love this trope but it is so rarely done right. Happy to say this time I was totally satisfied!
He had his reasons, which were unse
Rekindle the Flame is an adult contemporary romance short-story written by Kate Meader. I listened to the audio version as part of the romance anthology titled Baby, It's Cold Outside, which has this story titled as Bringing the Heat. It is also #0.5 in Ms. Meader's Hot in Chicago series. This was my first exposure to a series that now has me very, very interested.

I really liked this one...a lot! Rekindle the Flame was a VERY close second favorite in the anthology. Yes, it's about firemen
Sep 22, 2015 rated it liked it
This novella kicks off the Hot In Chicago series and boy what a great series this will be. Darcy and Beck come from different worlds but when they were younger they used to date.

Now years later both have changed but this holiday season they reconnect and the Sparks are still there.

I love second chance love stories. They are so sweet. I enjoyed how Darcy changes and didn't want to be controlled by her father. She grew into her own and did what she wanted. Beck is older and wiser, now that Darcy
Maria Rose
May 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Previously published in the Baby It's Cold Outside Anthology

Firefighter? check. Hot bartender? check. Combine the two (into one hottie), add in a tattooed rebel and you have a wonderful reunited lovers story that introduces some new delicious male characters that are featured in the Hot In Chicago series. I appreciated that Darcy was hesitant to give Beck a second chance and was cautious in her approach with him. Also I really liked Darcy's character in general, being free to be herself finally
Cyndi Becker
Sep 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars
Super sweet and sexy second chance romance centered on Beck Dempsey and his first love Darcy Cochrane. RTF is a quick read and as with all books by Kate Meader, it's sultry and fun.
*The Angry Reader*
Mar 27, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2018
Cute. Novella. 9 years later a once prissy good-girl (turned bad ass) is reunited with her firefighting first love.
Anne - Books of My Heart
3.5 probably. This was a fun and sexy story. It's a decent introduction to the world and some of the characters. For a half book length, it does a good job with these characters and their sexy times. It helps being a second chance romance, so they already know each other. It does not have much on the firefighter part of Beck's job, which is why I am reading the series, but hopefully in a full length book the firefighter part can be covered a little bit more along with the relationship part.
"The one who got away" mixed in with "if you love someone set them free".

This story was part of Baby, It's Cold Outside holiday anthology before being released as standalone novella. Rekindle the Flame was prequel to the Hot in Chicago series, stories that revolved around the Dempseys, a family made of foster siblings raised by a heroic firefighter Sean Dempsey.

As individuals, both characters were very likable. I especially enjoyed Beck's interactions with his siblings. The fact that this si
Kate Meader
May 19, 2015 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
Shelves: i-wrote-this
Previously published in BABY, IT'S COLD OUTSIDE.

REKINDLE THE FLAME is Beck and Darcy's story, a prequel novella to the Hot in Chicago series. If you've read the BABY, IT'S COLD OUTSIDE anthology, then you may have already come across REKINDLE THE FLAME, about a sexy Latino firefighter and an heiress-turned-tattoo-artist who re-ignite an old teenage love. Firefighters. Check. Tattoos. Check. Reunion romance. Triple check! If you don't have the anthology, you can now pre-order the novella separat
Oct 26, 2015 rated it liked it
Kate Meader has brought her reader a sexy festive novella in the prequel to her Hot in Chicago series.

Girl walked into a bar, hooked up with her destiny.

With a passionate chemistry and history, Darcy and Beck were both likeable, yet something was still missing; it could be the shorter length, but their reignited feelings felt a little rushed and whilst there was romance, I didn't really become invested in them.

"Problem catching a breath, miss? I can help. Qualified EMT."

Don't get me wrong
This book was good, but could have been much better! The characters seemed more focused on revenge sex and not letting each other close than on actually falling for one another again. Heck, they fell into bed more than they actually got to know one another! The writing was good, however, and the story felt complete, even with this being a novella, so that is a testament to the author's ability to keep a reader entranced! I'm definitely wanting to try the next book in the series, even though this ...more
Mar 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
Great start to a new author & new series for me. ...more
Reagan I
Feb 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Really enjoyed this quick read. It was obvious from the beginning how much Beck loved Darcy. A lot of quirky and funny banter between the two but also a seriousness that I could appreciate.
Sheyla ✎
Aug 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing

Kate Meader's Hot in Chicago series is one of my favorites.

This is the novella which was featured in Baby, It's Cold Outside and it's all about Beck and Darcy.
I read the other books first, so it was great going back and seeing Eli, Luke and Gage before they fell in love.

Beck Rivera made a mistake. Seven years ago he let Darcy leave town. He wanted her to conquer the world. He didn't feel he was good enough for her. He was just a kid and his only ambition was to become a firefighter, just l
Angy Potter - Collector of Book Boyfriends
book review: 5 stars

Ay Dios Mio, que caliente! (Oh My God, that was hot) I loved this story. The characters were amazing. Beck is my first Novio Literario Latino (Latin Book Boyfriend). He was super hot, has the most beautiful blue eyes, he speaks with very sexy spanglish and he is puertorican! I totally saw Ricky Martin with blue eyes. HaHaHa. Darcy was a great character. She’s strong, independent, and she does whatever the heck she wants. It was great reading both of their POVs. He was so swee
Dec 09, 2015 rated it really liked it
I have seriously fallen behind in all that is Kate Meader. It's time to get caught up again! I love her writing and her unique style of storytelling. I've already read book one of this series and realized that I missed this novella which was a prequel to the series in the Baby, it's cold outside anthology. So, when I saw it on netgalley I decided to pick it up.
Beck is an ex-gangbanger who is now a firefighter and works alongside the rest of the Dempsey's in the family bar. He is currently on fo
Kim Reads (Read Your Writes Book Reviews)
Rating: 4.5

Rekindle the Flame reminds me of why I love Kate Meader. She brings heat and humor, with those darn it, “I knew I shouldn't drink and read moments.” I can only wonder if she's this funny in person.

Rekindle the Flame is a second chance love story at its finest. As teenagers, Darcy Cochrane and Beck Rivera had a loved filled couple of months. But the two were from different worlds, she is the daughter of one of the richest men in Chicago and he is the foster son of a legendary Chicago f
Jaime ~ Fiction Fangirls
This is my first Kate Meader read, but I promise after meeting Beck and his hot, firefighting foster brothers, it won't be my last. I loved the storyline of this one (duh, second chance romance!) and the quirky one-liners/catch-phrases (sex point average, nonversation) were the best! The heat, the sweet and the funny, this story had it all! Now, if you'll excuse me, I'm off to utilize my one-click finger on this Hot in the Kitchen series I just discovered.

'"Find 'em hot, leave 'em wet,' he murmu
AJ's book-reMarks
Oct 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Received an ARC from Net Gallery for an honest review.

Kate's Hot in Chicago series is extremely hot and should come with an extinguisher, or at least a mini fan. This series is about Firefighting Dempsey's, a family of foster siblings who have committed their lives to the service just like their foster father who died in service as well as their oldest brother Logan. Every member of the Dempsey clan has issues; Beck is no different. As a difficult teenager, he fell head over heels for Chicago's
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