Taking The Heat [NOOK Book]

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Kathryn Shay combines the world of a NYC Irish pub and her favorite firefighters in the last of the O'Neil Family trilogy!

“Shay writes an emotion-packed story that presents a realistic view of the romantic and social problems faced by female firefighters. With angst and some hot sex, this dramatic tale also has a nice touch of humor.” RT Book Reviews

Liam O’Neil simply ...
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Taking The Heat

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Overview

Kathryn Shay combines the world of a NYC Irish pub and her favorite firefighters in the last of the O'Neil Family trilogy!

“Shay writes an emotion-packed story that presents a realistic view of the romantic and social problems faced by female firefighters. With angst and some hot sex, this dramatic tale also has a nice touch of humor.” RT Book Reviews

Liam O’Neil simply wants to make it through the day. His son is depressed, his beloved wife died three years ago and he’s lonely! Enter, Sophie Tyler, a firefighter who lives on the edge and likes it that way. Though she carries some of her own baggage, she’s the total opposite of Liam. However, when she begins work at the family pub, they’re drawn to each. Then they fall in love. But nothing can erase the biting fear Liam—and his kids—feel about the danger Sophie is in every day. Eventually, an arsonist upsets the delicate balance of their relationship and they realize they can’t be together. Or can they?

“This is an enjoyable second chance at love romantic suspense thriller. The story line is action-packed in terms of the arsonist subplot and filled with angst re the relationship between Liam and Sophie. Although TAKING THE HEAT stands alone, with the O'Neil family playing major roles, reading the previous tales (see CLOSE TO YOU and SOMEONE TO BELIEVE IN) enhances the experience. Once again Kathryn Shay pays homage to the brave firefighters.” Harriet Klausner

“TAKING THE HEAT is an emotional roller coaster ride that hits so many real life issues facing career women in today's world. As each O'Neil book comes out, I find myself drawn more and more into their world. I'll be waiting very impatiently for the last two brothers' books.” Joyfully Reviewed
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Editorial Reviews

Bestselling Author - Lisa Gardner
“Kathryn Shay never disappoints.”
Reviewer - Harriet Klausner
"This is an enjoyable second chance at love romantic suspense thriller. The story line is action-packed in terms of the arsonist subplot and filled with angst re the relationship between Liam and Sophie. Although Taking the Heat stands alone, with the O'Neil family playing major roles, reading the previous tales (see Close to You and Someone to Believe In) enhances the experience. Once again Kathryn Shay pays homage to the brave firefighters."
Booklist - Book List
"Kathryn Shay packs an emotional wallop!"
Melissa Nix
"Kathryn Shay continues to deliver with this third book in her series on the O'Neil family. Thoroughly satisfying, Taking the Heat, is an emotional roller coaster ride that hits so many real life issues facing career women in today's world. As each O'Neil book comes out, I find myself drawn more and more into their world. I'll be waiting very impatiently for the last two brothers' books."
RT Book Reviews
"Shay writes an emotion-packed story that presents a realistic view of the romantic and social problems faced by female firefighters. With angst and some hot sex, this dramatic tale also has a nice touch of humor. It will be more enjoyable if one is already familiar with Shay's previous stories, and it's not a story that's an escape from reality.” RT Book Reviews
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781452471303
  • Publisher: Kathryn Shay
  • Publication date: 1/24/2011
  • Series: The O'Neils , #3
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 23,249
  • File size: 897 KB

Meet the Author

Kathryn Shay has been a lifelong writer and teacher. She has published 48 romance novels with the Berkley Publishing Group and Harlequin Enterprises, 1 mainstream women’s fiction with Bold Strokes Books and several self-published works. She has won five RT Book Reviews awards, four Golden Quills, four Holt Medallions, the Bookseller’s Best Award, Foreword Magazine’s Book of the Year and several “Starred Reviews.” Her novels have been serialized in COSMOPOLITAN magazine and featured in USA TODAY, THE WALL STREET JOURNAL and PEOPLE magazine. There are over five million copies of her books in print, with thousands sold online. She lives in upstate New York with her husband and children.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 14, 2013

    Love this series!

    I wish that the author would continue with this truly enjoyable series! What a peek into Liam's life!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 25, 2013

    Highly recommended

    Enjoyed it a lot

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  • Posted December 11, 2012

    Highly recommend!!

    Kathryn Shay is such a good author. The books I have read I have truly enjoyed. Everything is so REAL. Liam O'Neill and Sophie's story takes us into the NY firefighters life and shows us what really goes on, not only in the fire house, but in the actual disaster scenes. This story also shows us how people deal with the personal issues and the conditions involved in sharing your life with a firefighter. Loved it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 28, 2012

    A+++++

    Great book and quick read. Had to keep a tissue handy.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 27, 2008

    a real thriller romantic novel

    This book was the best I have read in a long time. I could not put it down. Fire is a very good topic to write on because something dramtic can happen in a instient. This book should be made into a movie and have a squeal to tell the readers what more happened in there life.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 17, 2008

    Another unforgettable, heart warming story

    However, if you hadn't read the previous novels that involve the O'Neil family, you'd be somewhat overwhelmed with who's who. I can't wait for the next one.

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    second chance at love romantic suspense thriller

    Three years ago Liam O'Neil¿s wife Kitty died leaving him to raise their young sons by himself though he gets help from his caring beloved family. In New York he meets firefighter Sophie Tyler at his family owned Bailey¿s Irish Pub, and to his amazement and shock he is attracted to the beautiful strawberry blonde, Sophie reciprocates his allure. --- However, with 9/11 still fresh after another anniversary, Liam fears dating Sophie because he rationalizes his sons could not cope with her dangerous occupation if something tragic should happen to her. Sophie has her own 9/11 memory that interferes with her seeing any man. Yet they begin seeing each other until a deadly serial arsonist sets booby-trapped fires to kill firefighters Liam and Sophie begin to reconsider their relationship. --- This is an enjoyable second chance at love romantic suspense thriller. The story line is action-packed in terms of the arsonist subplot and filled with angst re the relationship between Liam and Sophie. Although TAKING THE HEAT stands alone, with the O¿Neil family playing major roles, reading the previous tales (see CLOSE TO YOU and SOMEONE TO BELIEVE) enhances the experience. Once again Kathryn Shay pays homage to the brave firefighters. --- Harriet Klausner

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 14, 2014

    Venus lol

    I liked this book alor ,,) :)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 4, 2014

    Shay does it again!

    Powerful story. Had everything of both wounded people struggling to overcome great difficulties and finding a way to live and love togther.

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  • Posted August 2, 2013

    Need to read this series

    Great read

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 10, 2013

    Wasn't disappointed!

    The 3rd in the series was as great as the first 2. Liam is adorable and I love his and Sophie's story. And I enjoy how the author continues the stories of the other characters. Great reads!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 27, 2008

    Wonderfully sexy and funny

    Taking The Heat by Kathryn Shay is an exceptional story of the O¿Neil family. ----------- Liam O¿Neil enjoys his job cooking at the family pub. With the death of his beloved wife Kitty several years ago he has been raising his boys alone. Liam hasn¿t wanted to risk his heart or his boys in getting involved with a woman. Those plans change when firefighter Sophie Tyler & co start to frequent the pub. ------------- Sophie Tyler has always wanted to be a firefighter. It¿s always been a major part of her life. When her roommate moves out she takes a part time job at the pub to make ends met. Working with the good looking O¿Neil men is overwhelming, especially Liam. This quiet widower tugs at her heart. ----------- Sophie and Liam have an attraction that is sensational. It is hot and sexy. As they begin seeing each other both are mindful of his kids. But can Liam handle the stress of Sophie putting her life on the line every day. _____________ Taking The Heat is another exceptional story of the O¿Neil family. Sophie and Liam¿s journey isn¿t an easy one but its real, heartfelt and deeply moving. Kathryn Shay¿s characters feel like friends you want to get to know. I am looking forward to the next book in this series.

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