Fire Me Up

Fire Me Up

by Kimberly Kincaid

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ISBN-13: 9781420136555
Publisher: Kensington
Publication date: 01/27/2015
Series: Pine Mountain Series , #4
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 1,304,922
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Kimberly Kincaid writes contemporary romance that splits the difference between sexy and sweet. When she's not sitting crosslegged 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. She resides in northern Virginia with her wildly patient husband and their three daughters.

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Fire Me Up 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 33 reviews.
teetee1968 More than 1 year ago
I was dying for Adrian's story - and Kimberly Kincaid did not disappoint! I loved the story of Adrian & Teagan. Neither one of these characters are the hearts and flowers type - totally perfect for each other! They fall hard and fast, no matter how hard they try to fight it. Definitely a twist there at the end! Loved it!
ljtljtljt More than 1 year ago
I am so happy I got the opportunity to once again spend some time in the small town of Pine Mountain, Pennsylvania. The people are candid, the scenery is beautiful, and bad-boy sous chef Adrian Holt is hot and helpful. However, his past continuously dangles in his present, at least for the next 46 days. A motorcycle accident prevents him from physically cooking, yet he finds a way to be a part of Teagan's kitchen, and she can certainly use the assistance. Teagan O’Malley is a paramedic and loves her job. She also loves her father who owns the local bar and grill. He is experiencing some health problems which cannot be ignored, so Teagan steps in to run the restaurant. She is used to the bar and eatery scene because she has helped out for years. However, becoming the new chef is not what she had in mind. Aiden and Teagan have great chemistry and Ms. Kincaid evolves their romantic relationship with caring, some laugh-out-loud moments and plenty of heat, both in and out of the kitchen. They constantly challenge each other, which I found to be fun and endearing. As much as I enjoyed this story, I found the pace to be a bit slow for my tastes. Aiden and Teagan are wonderful together, but it took a long time for them to do something about the feelings that were developing between them. However, with that said, their sexual tension was off the charts! This is a well-written book with some twists and turns that kept me engaged from beginning to end. Although this is the fourth book from Ms. Kincaid's Pine Mountain series, it can be read as a standalone. However, the first three books are really good, so you may want to check them out. Complimentary copy provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.
Staci70 More than 1 year ago
I love Pine Mountain. I have been looking forward to Adrian's book since he first showed up several books ago. Teagan was the perfect match for him. I loved their story, along with all of the twists and turns along the way to their happily ever after. I also love all of the glimpses of the couples from the other books. It really does show what a fantastic small town Pine Mountain is. I look forward to many more books in this series.
Bette313 More than 1 year ago
Loved loved loved this book!! The main characters of this one are Adrian and Teagan and they are absolutely perfect together. He's a big, brawny, bad boy chef who needs to keep working to keep himself sane. She's a take no crap paramedic whose father is ill and needs help running his restaurant/pub. One problem, she absolutely hates to cook!! You will definitely want to grab this book and find out exactly how they help each other out! This latest installment in the Pine Mountain series is one of my favorites. I highly recommend it.
Nicolerko More than 1 year ago
I couldn't wait for Adrian's story and I wasn't disappointed. I wish I could find myself an Adrian. The love he has and what he does makes him perfect hero material. Teagan is such a strong character who definitely needs Adrian in her life. With the struggle of keeping her Dad's bar afloat and working as a paramedic her life is constantly in motion, but fate brings Adrian in her life at the right moment. Adrian needs her as much as she needs him. Enjoy their cray ride to love. Another thing I loved is the recipes at the end mmmm Pulled Pork.
Judy_F More than 1 year ago
Kimberly Kincaid delivers another hot and spicy story in Fire Me Up. Adrian Holt lives and breathes working in the kitchen. When he has an accident he must take it easy in order for his arm to heal. Leisure time is something Adrian never handles very well. He finds a kitchen that needs his help and the owners daughter he can’t stay away from. Teagan O’Malley loves her work as a paramedic. Working in the kitchen at her father’s pub not so much. When the pub is having financial issues Teagan is willing to do her best for her dad. Having Adrian offering to whip the kitchen into shape is a godsend. But Adrian does more then get her fires going in and out of the kitchen. As Adrian and Teagan relationship sizzles there are criminals that are putting the screws to Teagan’s dad. Can these two save the bar and their relationship at the same time? The Pine Mountain Series is wonderful, every book is hot and sexy. Adrian and Teagan from their first meeting you knew it was the start of something special. The cooking scenes between these two are all out smoking hot. This is a wonderful series, don’t miss out.
mamalovestoread22 More than 1 year ago
Hot little romance story with a culinary twist!! Highly recommend the Pine Mountain series, I have truly loved reading every new addition to the series!! Ms. Kincaid has created a can't miss series!!
froggy29532DC More than 1 year ago
What an awesome addition to the Pine Mountain Series. This fourth book in the series is all about Adrian Holt and Teagan O'Malley, both of whom we briefly met in previous books from this series, but now it is their turn to shine. And shine they do! Adrian is a handsome, hunky, hot chef at the resort restaurant who lives only to be in the kitchen. All he wants to do is keep his nose to the grindstone, work and stay out of trouble. But when he gets in a motorcycle accident, the paramedic on duty definitely looks like trouble to him. Teagan is that paramedic, she is a sexy, headstrong, and independent woman, whose only fear is the kitchen. When Teagan learns that her father is sick, among other things, she will face her worse fear to help him. After the accident leaves Adrian with a broken arm and time on his hands, he offers to help Teagan out, he might not be able to cook, but he can offer advice and tell others what to do, a job he is well suited for. You will have to read the book to find out why Adrian works so much, why Teagan is afraid of a kitchen, and all the other little tidbits of fun and angst that happens between these two. A fantastic book, and I highly recommend it. You can read it as a standalone, but is so much better if you read the entire series, so that you understand the relationship between all the characters.  Kimberly Kincaid, once again you wrote a winner, and I give it FIVE glowing stars!! I also loved their nicknames for one another, Superman and Red. Can't wait for the next book in the series, and hope that I get another glimpse of these two, just to see what they are up to.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sorry but really not interested in a felon as the romantic interest. Especially one that is spineless.
PJ16 More than 1 year ago
I love this series and this book was just as good as the rest.  She writes great characters that you can identify with and a great story.  You get a great mixture of laughs, spice, tension and some sweet heat.  She introduced us to some new characters in Pine Mountain and I can't wait for the next book. 
JensReadingObsession More than 1 year ago
Another great addition to the Pine Mountain series! Adrian is a sex-on-a-stick chef - need I say more?  Teagan is no damsel-in-distress, but she needs help running her dad's bar. Together they generate heat in and out of the kitchen.  I loved that Teagan never once hesitated trusting Adrian, even when she finds out about his past and the reasons why he can't officially work for her.   Overall a light read with a hint of danger and no drama between the main characters.  The recipes at the end are great - I'm really looking forward to trying the pulled pork. ARC via NetGalley for the purpose of providing an honest review. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it!
TheSassyBookster More than 1 year ago
Food, chemistry and danger make for the perfect ingredients in FIRE ME UP! Teagan O’Malley can handle herself in a crisis, after all she does that every day in her job as a paramedic, but this time she may not be able to because she needs to take over the kitchen at her father’s bar after the cook left them in the lurch. The problem is she has very few skills in this area and no handy solutions until fate steps in in the form of Adrian Holt. Adrian is keeping a low profile in Pine Mountain and is not looking to make any waves. He just wants to cook and is doing fine until he is sidelined by an accident and forced to take a leave of absence by his boss. Now he’s got all this time on his hands with nothing to do, until he finds himself helping Teagan keep the bar afloat. As Teagan and Adrian spend time together, they find themselves generating enough heat to power up the kitchen and cooking up dishes to tantalize the senses. Teagan is a girl after my heart. She’s tough, assertive and feisty, all of which hide past hurts, but she’s also a nurturer, taking care of everyone around her. Adrian is Harley-riding chef, big and quiet with a protective streak a mile wide. He is also a nurturer, only he cares through his cooking. FIRE ME UP was fun to read because there was no game-playing between Adrian and Teagan. They admitted their feelings about each other easily and without any drama. They were honest and upfront with each other and gave their all once they committed to a cause. When danger came calling, they each took chances that put them in harm’s way to protect each other. FIRE ME UP is an easy and enjoyable read.   *ARC provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review*
gaele More than 1 year ago
I’m a fan of this series: Kimberly Kincaid brings a slice of small town life, complete with the intrigues and issues common to life where everyone knows your name.  Teagan is helping out her father on her off time, his illness and his turning to a loan shark has put the  Double Shot Bar and Grill in jeopardy, and well, Teagan is competent, capable and able to handle anything.   I loved Teagan with her snarky wit, her self confidence in all things BUT kitchens and her ability to give just as good as she gets. This is no shrinking violet, and she will bite the bullet to get things done, even if she feels completely over her head.   Adrian is the town bad boy, well, as bad as anyone ever is in Pine Mountain.  Big, bold brawny biker with a bit of a protective attitude,  he’s been appearing in earlier stories dishing out advice and the occasional right hook.  His first love is cooking, but not taking the time to rest and relax meant he dropped his motorcycle and broke his arm.  And chefs most certainly need two. Six weeks healing time means Adrian is on R & R, and for a man who never seems to relax, this is torture. Not to mention that free time and loose ends for Adrian equals trouble- and trouble is the last thing he needs to find with his parole officer lying in wait.  We have good girl Teagan, EMT, family driven and completely horrified that her father turned to a loan shark now facing her worst nightmare: the kitchen.  The edgy bad boy Adrian who was floundering for a while, and getting into trouble, now pouring all of that energy into his passion for cooking, and with one arm and six weeks of healing, again at loose ends. When he steps into Double Shot  for a quick bite, and comes face to face with a harassed Teagan, who happened to be the redhaired EMT who treated and scolded him after his accident – the story quickly heats up.  Adrian can’t understand Teagan’s fear and dislike of the kitchen, and with one arm, he’s not quite able to step in to solve her every issue.  But, he can help, and since his own boss, Carly, won’t let him back in her kitchen while he’s healing, he needs something to occupy his time. Teagan’s kitchen at the Double Shot is just perfect – now to get her to agree.  Oh the chemistry! And food chemistry! OFF the charts hot, I so want that gnocchi, but only if Adrian comes to make it, I’m adventurous in the kitchen, but not a fool! These two are snarking their way to friendship and more, Adrian is dishing out attitude and leave me alone vibe is deftly handled by Teagan, she bristles and gentles him, while revving that motor of attraction. Adrian is constantly off-balance, even as he contemplates whether or not he dares to act on the attraction. And these two fight like cats and dogs: fighting their own  issues and fears more than one another.  All while developing a connection that is electrified with heat, and perhaps a tiny hint of chilés~ With an ending that is just perfect, a touch of danger from the loan sharks and returning visits from characters from earlier books – this is a fun, welcome back to Pine Mountain: sure please fans of the series, and encourage others to start from the beginning.  I received an eArc copy of the title from the publisher via NetGalley for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review:  all conclusions are my own responsibility. 
Got_Romance_Reviews More than 1 year ago
Adrian has been the big silent type since the beginning; ever menacing and the reader never quite knowing what to expect the man.  His story is my favorite yet! Adrian has been a part of the series from the beginning.  Always stealing the limelight, but never demanding it.  With his quiet presence, he demanded order and obedience in his kitchen, but due to one wrong move, he’s a man floundering with no purpose. Something is not right at Teagan’s family bar.  The vibe is off and people are not showing up for work.  Not to mention her father is looking not his best.  Worried about the state of things, she takes a leave of absence and is determined to get things back in order.  Too bad she stinks in the kitchen and things are far worse than she ever expected. With Adrian without a kitchen and Teagan without a cook, they take on a taxing relationship.  Teagan who would burn water is going to cook in the kitchen while Adrian supervises.  Soon things take a sharp turn for the worse and Adrian needs to guard his heart and his position in life.  He is also a man who won’t let people down.  With a plan and a way, they are going to get the bar back on track.  Who knows what will happen along the way to these two lonely people who always thought they were fine going on in life on their own. I loved Adrian and Teagan.  They had amazing chemistry and Ms. Kincaid made magic on the pages with these two.  Both are very stubborn and they fight their attraction the whole way, but when they connect, it’s spectacular!  Ms. Kincaid has written such a great story and it sounds like she is going to keep on giving with the next story being about the mysterious Nick Brennan.
gromine49 More than 1 year ago
My favorite thing these days are books that, even though they are part of a series, they are great as a stand alone book. Teagan is a paramedic and her father owns a bar and grill. Adrian is a chef, that after a motorcycle accident, has time to kill because he can't cook with a bum shoulder. They are hot together from the start and you are involved in the story from the start and the pace is great. Can't wait for the next story and now I have to read the previous stories because I have now become obsessed with this author.
ReneeEntress More than 1 year ago
4.5 Stars If you have not already I recommend reading the below before this one: Turn Up the Heat (Pine Mountain, #1) Gimme Some Sugar (Pine Mountain, #2) Stirring Up Trouble (Pine Mountain, #3) Teagan is working in her father’s pub. Adrian is on a leave of absent he was forced into. They are about to fire up the kitchen with all the hot, sexy, chemistry these two are throwing around. With a sexy chef to help her out, she might be able to start the right kind of fire just for them. Will the fire they light be forever or just a passing flame? You get a little more of the other characters from the series and a few new ones. I highly recommend this book and this series. Can’t wait for the next installment in this series.
Lashea677 More than 1 year ago
I was given Fire Me Up by Kimberly Kincaid for an honest review. This is a hot read. I loved Teagan and Adrian's interactions with each other. These are two strong people. So strong that they see falling in love as a weakness. Read this book.
aRomancelover More than 1 year ago
Adrian and Teagan are a perfect match. I love this series! Adrian was just as hot as I expected. Superman and Red are perfection. 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. ***eARC provided by publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest and unscripted review.
Caroles_Random_Life More than 1 year ago
4 Stars! Wow! I really liked this book a lot. This is the fourth book in the Pine Mountain series but it can be read as a stand alone without any problems. I did read and enjoy the first book in the series, Turn Up the Heat, and enjoyed seeing some familiar characters but they played a very small role in this book. This book is really all about Adrian and Teagan. I found both of the characters to be very likeable. Teagan is tough and very dedicated to her job as a paramedic. She also spends a lot of her time working at her dad's pub where she is never afraid to jump into any situations where things are getting out of hand. She is determined to take care of her father even if it means she has to spend time in the kitchen. Adrian is a chef. He belongs in the kitchen and spends almost all of his waking hours at the restaurant at the resort. Unfortunately, he suffers an injury on his way home from work which pushes him out of the kitchen. Adrian is nearing the end of his parole and wants nothing more than to stay out of trouble and be able to move on with his life. He feels lost and doesn't know what to do with himself without being able to go to work. Fate steps in and Adrian finds himself helping the paramedic who treated him learn how to cook in her father's kitchen. The chemistry between this pair was amazing. It really felt like they belonged together and I liked that it didn't take them the whole book to figure that out. I really liked how food and cooking took such an important role in this book. The parts of the book where they cooked together were really some of my favorite and the recipes at the end of the book were a fun surprise. Who knew that cooking could be so sexy? I really enjoyed how this story was told and I thought that the writing was very well done. The story did a really nice job of staying focused and giving us information at just the right moment. There were a few things that seemed a bit predictable and a little far fetched but I expect that in any work of fiction. I would highly recommend this book to any fans of contemporary romance. This is the second book by Kimberly Kincaid that I have had a chance to read and I definitely plan to read more in the near future. I really need to go back and read the other books in this wonderful series as soon as I get a chance. I received an advance reader edition of this book from Kensington Books via Net Galley for the purpose of providing an honest review.
Guitarmomma19 More than 1 year ago
As a paramedic, Teagan can handle anything. But when faced with her dad's illness and floundering business, she finds that she is in way over her head. With no cook and even less employees than needed, she must face her demons and enter the kitchen to save her dad's bar. Sexy sous chef Adrian has been going for weeks, running on fumes. When he is in an accident on his motorcycle that could have been so much worse than a broken arm, his life changes irrevocably. Six weeks off with idle time doesn't set well with him. Walking into the Double Shot Bar and Grill, he finds new meaning to living his life with no regrets. When Teagan and Adrian stop fighting their intense attraction and finally give in, they are combustible. But when a new threat enters the picture and threatens Teagan, Adrian will do whatever it takes to keep her safe. Even if it means losing her.  I loved these two. Their sexual tension is off the charts, and the playfulness they bring to each other is refreshing. Love, love, love this series and this book!!
tfail24 More than 1 year ago
Adrian.... So glad he finally got his book and man was it a good one. I was so excited to finally get ahold of Adrian and of course I didn’t want to let him go. We see him face the aftermath of the accident, see Carly force him out of her kitchen, and see him realize that he is not living life to the fullest like he promised his Nonna he would. He thinks that they kitchen balances him and that it is HIS life – until he meets Teagan O’Malley. Teagan don’t want to be in a kitchen, but she has to help her dad during a health crisis and has no choice but to be in the kitchen. Teagan helps Adrian after the accident, so he says that he will help her with the kitchen BUT that he can’t work for her because of this parole. He also lets her know from the very beginning that it is only temporary and that he will be leaving as soon as his arm is healed and he can return to his job at the resort. Things go south when the load is paid off and Teagan is in danger. It hits him then that he is living life all wrong and that Teagan is his life now and not the kitchen. Adrian does return to the kitchen BUT which one does he choose? Read Fire Me Up to find out. YOU WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED.
Alwaysscrappin More than 1 year ago
Adrian Holt is a the sous-chef with for La Dolce Vida’s. He lives to cook and does not feel comfortable unless he is in the kitchen up to his elbows in his latest creation. However, all of that comes to a screeching halt when he is in an accident on his motorcycle on his way home one day from work, breaking an arm and dislocating his shoulder. He is on mandatory medical leave from the resort, but has no idea how to relax when he is not cooking. What will he do to fill his time before he loses his mind? Teagan O’Malley is the paramedic who responded to Adrian's accident. She is also the daughter of a bar and grill owner - a restaurant that is in touble. When her father falls ill and can no longer take care of the bar, Teagan steps in to keep the place afloat. She can take care of the front of the house, but has no clue how to cook. Will she figure out a plan to help her father keep is dream? Fire Me Up is a fun read. I adore Adrain and his patience with teaching Teagan how to cook and the other staff how to run a restaurant and bar. I would love for him to teach me how to cook - the recipes included at the back of the book look incredible. I love Teagan's devotion to her father and keeping his dream alive. There were several times when I wanted to shake her and ask what she was thinking but I do admire her love for her dad and his bar. While this is book 4 in the Pine Mountain series, but it can very easily be read as a stand alone.
AuroraDawn5 More than 1 year ago
Kimberly Kincaid never fails to delight, and in the latest book in her  Pine Mountain series, she presents us with another love story that’s as sweet and as hot as La Dolce Vida’s cuisine.   We’ve met Adrien, the book’s hero, in previous Pine Mountain stories.  Carly’s sous-chef was the tough guy who clocked Jackson in Gimme Some Sugar when he thought he’d intentionally hurt Carly during an argument in the restaurant parking lot.  He also provided a bit of sage advice to Gavin when the later struggled with his attraction for Sloane.  In Fire Me Up, he takes centre stage when a broken arm gained in a motorcycle accident earns him several weeks of unwanted leave from his chef’s job. Without the job he loves, he is completely at loose ends when he stumbles into the Double Shot looking for a bite to eat and comes face to face with Tegan OMalley, the pretty, red headed paramedic who treated him after his accident.   During her off hours, Tegan helps her father run the bar, but at the moment she’s short of staff and desperate for cash to pay off a loan shark who holds the marker on an unwise loan her father took out to help pay for his medical needs. Even though his damaged arm makes it impossible for Adrian to actually cook, he definitely knows his way around a kitchen, and helping Tegan with her staffing problem seems like the perfect way to show his gratitude for her medical aid. Of course, nothing in book land is quite that simple and before we reach the surprises in the last few pages,  Fire Me Up has seen a lot of romance, some very spicy love scenes, a little mystery, some cops and robbers and some even some dynamite recipes you can cook at home Fire Me Up is a perfect read for a cold winter weekend, or a deck chair in the hot sun on that much needed tropical vacation.  
Patsy-S More than 1 year ago
Fire Me Up is Kimberly Kincaid’s fourth Pine Mountain novel. You don’t need to have read any of the others in the series to enjoy this book. However, if you are new to this series you will want to read about the other residents of Pine Mountain when you finish this one. Adrian Holt is a chef with a past. Teagan O’Malley is a paramedic overwhelmed with family problems. The two met when Adrian is in a motorcycle accident and Teagan responds to the scene. Because of his injury Adrian must stay out of the restaurant where he works, Teagan needs help with her father’s pub. Teagan’s father has both health and money problems. Adrian is going crazy not being able to work and Teagan knows nothing about how to run a kitchen. So Adrian offers to help her learn how to run a kitchen. When these two get together things definitely get fired up. I can’t wait for the next installment in the series.