Taking The Heat

Taking The Heat

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by Kathryn Shay
     
 

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If you’ve followed Kathryn Shay’s firefighters, then you’ll love the NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author’s O’Neil books. TAKING THE HEAT will grab your attention because it takes place in the world of firefighting and firefighter romances.

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If you’ve followed Kathryn Shay’s firefighters, then you’ll love the NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author’s O’Neil books. TAKING THE HEAT will grab your attention because it takes place in the world of firefighting and firefighter romances.

“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, chef at Bailey’s Irish pub, 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. Clearly, she’s not Liam’s type. But when she begins work at the family pub, opposites attract and they’re drawn to each other. Then they fall in love. Still, 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?

Praise for TAKING THE HEAT:

“This is an enjoyable second chance at love romantic suspense thriller. The storyline 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 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

Also available: the O’Neil brothers’ stories in SOMEONE TO BELIEVE IN, CLOSE TO YOU, HIGH STAKES and ALWAYS AND FOREVER, contemporary romances with hot heroes and the strong women who love them. Don’t miss these Irish romance series of novels.

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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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781452471303
Publisher:
Kathryn Shay
Publication date:
01/24/2011
Series:
The O'Neils , #3
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
85,535
File size:
918 KB

Meet the Author

A NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author, Kathryn Shay has been a lifelong writer and teacher. She has written dozens of self-published original romance titles, print books with the Berkley Publishing Group and Harlequin Enterprises and mainstream women’s fiction with Bold Strokes Books. 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, along with hundreds of thousands downloaded online. Reviewers have call her work “emotional and heart-wrenching.”

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Taking The Heat 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 20 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I wish that the author would continue with this truly enjoyable series! What a peek into Liam's life!
bertie43 More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed it a lot
RockyRN More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book and quick read. Had to keep a tissue handy.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
harstan More than 1 year ago
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
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I liked this book alor ,,) :)
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Powerful story. Had everything of both wounded people struggling to overcome great difficulties and finding a way to live and love togther.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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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freybabyKF More than 1 year ago
Great read
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.