Taking the Heat

Book 3: The O'Neil Family

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

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?

Taking the Heat audiobook by Kathryn Shay | Author
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Format: Unabridged
Narrator: Jeffrey Kafer
Time: 8h 35m


“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 Club

“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 enhance 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

The Details

Publisher: Kathryn Shay
Published: October 2010