Audiobook Review: Heat Exchange (Boston Fire #1) by Shannon Stacey (Narrator: Tatiana Sokolov)

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Heat Exchange Book Cover Heat Exchange
Boston Fire #1
Shannon Stacey (Narrator: Tatiana Sokolov)
Contemporary Romance
Harlequin Audio
August 25, 2015
7 hours


Lydia Kincaid left Boston to get away from the firefighting community; 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. She's his mentor's daughter. His best friend's sister. The ex-wife of a fellow firefighter. But his plan to play it cool fails, and soon he and Lydia have crossed a line they can't uncross.

As 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; 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.


Heat Exchange is book one in the Boston Fire series by Shannon Stacey.

I’ve seen some excellent review’s for this series that have made me want to check it out; besides that just look at that cover. Who doesn’t want a sexy hot firefighter.

This was my first taste of Shannon Stacey. It was a nice start. I enjoyed the premise and the heat.

Lydia know’s what life entails as a fireman’s wife. She doesn’t want that again. I can see her perspective, but I felt she shouldn’t close herself off; because not all are like her ex-husband. After her divorce she escapes town for a few year’s, but comes home when her sister, Ashley calls, needing her support and help. Now, she’s back where she didn’t want to be and falling for her little brother’s best friend.

Aiden he’s a hard worker, sweet, caring, sexy, and best friends with Lydia’s brother, Scotty. He shouldn’t be falling for his best friends sister; however he wants to take the risk and see what happens.

I had fun with Heat Exchange. I really liked Aiden. He was sweet, kind, and willing to put himself out there. He helps Lydia get over the past and move on. Lydia I liked, but at times I got frustrated with her. I can’t put my finger on what, but she did have her moments. Their romance was genuine and earnest. Which I really liked. The author also added great emotional growth and passion. It was honest and relatable.

Stacey has created genuinely likable and relatable characters in her Boston Fire series. I enjoyed all the Boston Firemen introduced along with all the other characters.

We are treated to a little side story as well featuring Ashley and her husband Danny in their separation and struggle. Besides that Ashely brings a little honesty to Lydia that she doesn’t want to hear, but needs.

Heat Exchange was enjoyable and I’m looking forward to continuing the series.

Narrator: This is my first taste of Tatiana Sokolov as a narrator. I enjoyed her voices and how she added a little Boston accent to her characters. I had a good time listening and recommend the audio.

Rated: 3.5 Stars
Narration: 4 Stars

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I'm an outdoor sun loving reader living near San Fransisco. I’m a mother, wife, animal & book lover. I'm the owner, reviewer & mind behind Angel’s Guilty Pleasures. My favorite animals are horses & dogs. As for reading I love all things paranormal & urban fantasy & my favorite shifters are dragons.

8 comments on “Audiobook Review: Heat Exchange (Boston Fire #1) by Shannon Stacey (Narrator: Tatiana Sokolov)

  1. Another author that I haven’t read but want to at some point.

    • I hope you enjoy and thank you for visiting!

  2. I really enjoy this author and I got the first few of these from the library and managed to get 1-2 for review at the end. I also went with the audio version.

    • That’s great. I’ve only listen to a few, but plan to finish the series. It was enjoyable.

  3. How exciting – your first Shannon! I LOVE her Kowalski family books and others. This is a really good series, too. I like that although it’s BIG CITY, it still has the feel of small town because of the tight-knit group.

    • I agree on the feel of the book. I’ll have to see if my library has any of her other series in audio, maybe Kowalski family. I enjoyed this first test and plan to listen to more.

  4. I’m glad you enjoyed this one. I haven’t read any of her books and love a good firefighter romance. Aiden sounds like a dream. 🙂

    • He is a dream. I saw some good reviews for this series and so I figured I’d give it a go. I enjoyed and plan to listen to more in the series. I do like sexy firefighter romance now and then.