Book Reviews of Taking the Heat

Taking the Heat
Taking the Heat
Author: Kathryn Shay
ISBN-13: 9780425222003
ISBN-10: 0425222004
Publication Date: 5/6/2008
Pages: 304
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.

3.9 stars, based on 22 ratings
Publisher: Berkley
Book Type: Paperback
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This book had everything. It even made me a little teary eyed! I loved it and it was the first book I have read by this author. Looking forward to reading the rest!!
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It's been three years since Liam O'Neil lost his wife to cancer. When his family pushes him to get out and date again, Liam sets his sights on a young firefighter who works part-time at his family's pub. Sophie Tyler needs the extra money so she can afford to live close to her fire station. Her interest in Liam turns into love as she gets to know Liam and his family. But Liam is wary of falling for a woman with such a dangerous profession. His youngest son, Michael, is depressed and has abandonment issues since his mother died. When Sophie is injured in the line of duty, Michael's reaction makes Liam take a second look at his relationship with Sophie.

This is the third book in Kathryn Shay's O'Neil series. Shay's books always take a look at realistic problems in a relationship. How do you deal with the dangers in your partner's profession? Though I liked the characters, I thought the story spent way too much time rehashing the same conversations over and over. There was an arsonist on the loose who seemed to be setting fires in the same district that Sophie's team covered. It could have been a good suspense story, but was just written as an afterthought with the revelation off-screen. My rating: 3.5 Stars.