Welcome to my stop on the Tasty Virtual Book Tour for FIRE ME UP, book four in the Pine Mountain series by Kimberly Kincaid. My stop contains a review, an excerpt, and a giveaway. I hope you enjoy your visit.
***eARC provided by publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest and unscripted review.
Blurb for FIRE ME UP:
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…
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When his boss returns early from her honeymoon, Adrian Holt is ordered to go home and take some time to relax. She tells him there’s more to life than being her sous chef at the restaurant. He disagrees but agrees to go home and get some rest before the dinner rush. The last thing he expects is to have mini-van clip his motorcycle and send him flying against the asphalt. When a gorgeous red-haired paramedic insists on taking care of his injuries, he has no clue where it’s going to lead but he’s willing to follow those luscious lips anywhere.
Teagan O’Malley has seen her share of bad accidents and when a motorcycle is involved she always fears the worst, but her new patient seems to think he’s more Superman than human and perhaps he is. Well, he quickly becomes her hero in the kitchen.
Kimberly Kincaid never ceases to amaze me at how true to life her characters become to us, and Adrian has always been a little bigger than life for us in this series. In FIRE ME UP, she shows us just how caring, and real, this big man is and Teagan is just the woman to bring it out in him.
We learn a lot about Adrian in his story. We discover his past has been holding him back from living life, keeping him where it’s safe – in the kitchen. After his accident, he’s happy to help out Teagan in her bar especially after Carly won’t let him back in the kitchen at La Dolce Vita because as she points out to him, he needs to heal both physically and emotionally. Carly has her own news, which shakes up the kitchen but she isn’t going to allow Adrian to run roughshod over her, no matter how big he is or invincible he thinks he is.
Teagan and Adrian make a perfect match, Superman and Red – love that! She doesn’t take any lip off Adrian, and he can’t give her enough lip action. He doesn’t call her Red just because she’s a redhead. And as usual, don’t read FIRE ME UP while hungry. I swear my stomach actually growled at one point. I’m a not a pulled pork fan but those sliders sound delicious and don’t even get me started about dreaming about those gnocchi. And then, we get treated to a tease of Nick Brennan – delicious! I'm already smitten with that guy.
I absolutely recommend FIRE ME UP, book four in the Pine Mountain series by Kimberly Kincaid because Kimberly never disappoints. Even when you think it might be a bit predictable, turn the corner and get surprised. Adrian is just the man I always wanted him to be and I couldn't be happier than to step aside and allow Teagan to enjoy his love. If you’ve read this series from the get-go, don’t miss this one and if you haven’t tried out the Pine Mountain series, you could start with this one but honestly, I’d start the beginning and work your way to discovering the big man, Adrian Holt. He can help this redhead out in her kitchen any time.
Happy Reading Everyone!
Want to read a taste of FIRE ME UP? Click HERE for an excerpt.
About the Author:
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.
TOUR WIDE GIVEAWAY
FIRE ME UP, a Pine Mountain novel by Kimberly Kincaid, Kensington-Zebra Books, available now in print and ebook formats at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Kobobooks.
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