cover image Heat Exchange

Heat Exchange

Shannon Stacey. Carina, $7.99 mass market (336p) ISBN 978-0-373-00278-8

Stacey (Under the Lights) opens the Boston Fire contemporary series with a sexy, funny escapade. Lydia Kincaid’s father, brother, brother-in-law, and ex-husband are firefighters. She escaped to New Hampshire for a while, but during a family crisis, she comes home to Boston to help run her family’s pub and runs squarely into gorgeous trouble. Firefighter Aidan Hunt has always wanted Lydia, but there’s a big problem: her brother is his best friend, her father is his mentor, and the tough-guy firefighter code puts her strictly off-limits to him. At first, the two sneak around, reluctant to expose their budding relationship to anyone else. But when it becomes public knowledge, Lydia and Aidan are faced with a choice: run from what scares them, or take a chance on a life together. Stacey’s gift for writing easily relatable characters will hook readers and leave them eagerly waiting for the next installment. (July)