Title: The Firebrand (Chicago Fire #3)
Author: Susan Wiggs
Publisher: Mira 2010
Genre: Historical romance
Rating: 4/5 stars
Reading Challenges: T4MC - Something 'Hot" in the title; Romance; Mount TBR; Seriously Series; Bingo - 3 from series
How I Got It: I own it!
And Lucy Hathaway is running for her life. As she rushes past a fine hotel engulfed in flames, a wrapped bundle tumbles from a window into her arms. Seconds later the building crumbles—and Lucy is astonished to discover the swaddled blanket contains a baby.
Five years later Lucy walks into Rand Higgins's bank and knows: the orphan she rescued that day actually belongs to this ruthless financier. Now, to keep the child she's come to love, she'll have to give up her hard-won freedom and become his wife. But giving Rand her heart? That, she could never have expected…
An enjoyable read, but definitely nothing to get too excited about. I liked Lucy much more than Kathleen or Deborah of the first two books. Maybe it was Lucy's determination or her politics or her general demeanor. But I definitely felt drawn to her. After the fire, I was also attracted to Rand. He hurt and needed someone to understand. I had hoped that Lucy would eventually see that and soften towards him. While it wasn't the best romance series I've ever read, I did enjoy my time.