Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Review ~ IRRESISTIBLE YOU by Kate Meader

Irresistible You (Chicago Rebels, #1)
by: Kate Meader
Series: Chicago Rebels
Genre: Contemporary Sports Romance
Release Date: August 14, 2017
Publisher: Pocket Star

Three estranged sisters inherit their late father’s failing hockey franchise and are forced to confront a man’s world, their family’s demons, and the battle-hardened ice warriors skating into their hearts.

Harper Chase has just become the most powerful woman in the NHL after the death of her father Clifford Chase, maverick owner of the Chicago Rebels. But the team is a hot mess—underfunded, overweight, and close to tapping out of the league. Hell-bent on turning the luckless franchise around, Harper won’t let anything stand in her way. Not her gender, not her sisters, and especially not a veteran player with an attitude problem and a smoldering gaze designed to melt her ice-compacted defenses.

Veteran center Remy “Jinx” DuPre is on the downside of a career that’s seen him win big sponsorships, fans’ hearts, and more than a few notches on his stick. Only one goal has eluded him: the Stanley Cup. Sure, he’s been labeled as the unluckiest guy in the league, but with his recent streak of good play, he knows this is his year. So why the hell is he being shunted off to a failing hockey franchise run by a ball-buster in heels? And is she seriously expecting him to lead her band of misfit losers to a coveted spot in the playoffs?

He’d have a better chance of leading Harper on a merry skate to his bed…

Kate Meader has tickled your palate with her Hot in the Kitchen series.  She's set your heart ablaze with her Hot in Chicago series.  Now, she's going to introduce you to the world of hockey with her Chicago Rebels series.

Irresistible You, the first full-length novel in the Chicago Rebels series, pairs a star hockey player with his female team owner/general manager, in a forbidden relationship guaranteed to make you fall in love.

Harper Chase knows hockey.  She's spent her whole life around it and is desperate to prove that a female can be just as effective in the front office as any man.  She’s bided her time, sitting next to her father, and thinking the team would pass to her one day.  To her surprise, her father dies and leaves the team not only to her but to her two half sisters as well.  This turn of events is not good but Harper can handle it.  Too bad the old man had more up his sleeves.  Not only do the three sisters who have never gotten along have to run the team together, the second to last place team must make it to the playoffs by the end of the season or it will be sold to someone else.

Remy DuPre has been in the league for seventeen years.  This number-one draft pick has been traded six times in his career.  However, the Stanley Cup has eluded him.  Remy is looking to retire this year, and thinks that he is finally with a team that can get him what he’s been working his entire career for.  Remy gets blindsided when he gets traded to the Chicago Rebels.

Remy makes it known that he isn’t happy with his trade and chooses to not play his best. When Harper confronts him, the two strike a deal.  But at the same time, they realize that they have an undeniable attraction to each other.  The two start up a secret relationship that has Remy knocking Harper’s socks off in the bedroom and out.  The best part is that Remy woos her with his culinary cooking skills and food from his beloved hometown of New Orleans.

Irresistible You was so much more than I ever expected.  I can literally sing my praises for Remy and Harper for weeks, if not months.  The secondary characters are a-m-a-z-i-n-g!  The best part is that all of them are going to have their own stories!!!! Kate has definitely set up high expectations for this series and I’m looking forward to finding out what she has in store for her characters and her readers.

**Received a copy from the publisher and voluntarily reviewed.**

Rating: 5

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In Skates Trouble ~ Review

You can read an excerpt of Irresistible You here.

So Over You releases December 4, 2017.  It is currently available for pre-order.

Kate Meader was raised on romance. An Irish girl, she started with Catherine Cookson and Jilly Cooper novels, and spiced it up with some Mills & Boon. Now based in Chicago, she writes romances of her own, where sexy contemporary alpha heroes and strong heroines match each other quip for quip. When not immersed in tales of brooding mill owners, oversexed equestrians, and men who can rock an apron or a fire hose, Kate lives on the web at katemeader.com.

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  1. Excellent review, Kim!
    I loved this book and the first one, In Skates Trouble, too.

    1. Thanks Chris.

      I'm loving this series. I can't wait for the next book. I really want Dante's and Violet's stories.


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