I loved Heat Exchange. This book quickly drew me into the character’s lives, problems, dreams, and work. The life of firefighters and their families come alive as you read about the fires and everything involved, you realize that it isn’t always perfect. Friendships are tested as Lydia and Aidan hide their evolving relationship from family and friends. At times, you’re going to want to smack some of the characters upside their heads for being so dense, but for other characters, a hug would be more in order.
I thought the pacing of the story was perfect. You’ll never want to put this book down. It’s addicting! You’ll want to know more about all the different firefighters. There are a few graphic sexual scenes, but they are done extraordinarily well. This story is about love…and more than just the love between Lydia and Aidan. This is a perfect beach book, or rainy day story.
Lydia left Boston after her marriage fell apart. She had to get away from the firefighting community and their ‘brotherhood’. Even though she only goes to New Hampshire, it’s far enough that she doesn’t have to deal with her family every day; however, when her sister calls needing help, Lydia quits her job and is on her way to help. Back in Boston, Lydia starts working in her family’s pub, a local hang out for firefighters where she meets Aiden, and this is when things start to heat up.
Lydia Kincaid's shipping back to Boston, but she's not happy about it. She left to get away from the firefighting community—her father was a firefighter, her brother's a firefighter and, more importantly, her ex is a firefighter. But family is number one and her father needs her help running the pub he bought when he retired. Soon, Lydia finds it hard to resist the familiar comfort and routine, and even harder to resist her brother's handsome friend Aidan.
Aidan Hunt is a firefighter because of the Kincaid family. He's had the hots for Lydia for years, but if ever a woman was off-limits to him it's her. Aside from being his mentor's daughter, she's his best friend's sister. The ex-wife of a fellow firefighter. But his plan to play it cool until she leaves town again fails, and soon he and Lydia have crossed a line they can't un-cross.
As Aidan and Lydia's flirtation turns into something more serious, Lydia knows she should be planning her escape. Being a firefighter's wife was the hardest thing she's ever done and she doesn't know if she has the strength to do it again. Aidan can't imagine walking away from Boston Fire—even for Lydia. The job and the brotherhood are his life; but if he wants Lydia in it, he'll have to decide who's first in his heart.