Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Review ~ GOOD GUY by Kate Meader


Good Guy (Rookie Rebels, #1)
by: Kate Meader
Series: Rookie Rebels
Genre: Contemporary Sports Romance
Release Date: July 30, 2019
Publisher: Kate Meader
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He’s a Special Forces veteran making his pro hockey debut. She’s a dogged sports reporter determined to get a scoop. She’s also his best friend’s widow...

Fans can’t get enough of Levi Hunt, the Special Forces veteran who put his NHL career on hold to serve his country and fight the bad guys. So when his new Chicago Rebels bosses tell him to cooperate with the press on a profile, he’s ready to do his duty. Until he finds out who he has to work with: flame-haired, freckle-splashed, impossibly perky Jordan Cooke.

Also known as the woman he should not have kissed the night she buried her husband, Levi’s best friend in the service.

Hockey-stick-up-his-butt-serious Levi Hunt might despise Jordan for reasons she can’t fathom—okay, it’s to do with kissing—but her future in the cutthroat world of sports reporting hangs on delivering the goods on the league’s hottest, grumpiest rookie. So what if he’s not interested in having his life plated up for public consumption. Too bad. Jordan will have to play dirty to get her scoop and even dirtier to get her man. Only in winning the story, she might just lose her heart...

In this standalone romance set in the Chicago Rebels world, a new generation of players take to the ice and learn that all’s fair in love and hockey.



At 30 years old, Levi Hunt is the oldest rookie in the NHL. After college, instead of going to the NHL he decided to join the military. Levi then spent nine years being a Green Beret. Now that he's served his country, he's ready to get back on the ice. Pure luck and player injuries land Levi in Chicago as a center for the Chicago Rebels. Levi now finds himself as the “it” man and everyone wants to interview him. Levi is happy to talk hockey, but his life before hockey and his time in the Green Beret are off limits.

Jordan Cooke is a sports reporter. She's been covering AHL games in the Midwest. She now has the opportunity to work for Chicago Sports Net covering the Chicago Rebels. This is an opportunity Jordan has worked for. But in the male-dominated world of sports, being a female reporter is a hazard. It seems the only reason Jordan is even being considered for the job is because she has a previous relationship with Levi. Levi and her husband Josh were both in the Green Berets. In fact, Josh was Levi's best friend. Levi was Josh's best man at his wedding and also a pallbearer at his funeral. Jordan knows she has her work cut out for her because Levi oozes disdain for her with a single look.

Chicago Rebels CEO Harper Chase forces Levi to play nice and answer Jordan’s questions. Harper even allows Jordan to travel with the team. As Levi slowly opens up to Jordan, he reveals parts of himself he’s never revealed to anyone before. The two slowly give into their shared attraction. Levi’s trust issues and Josh lay between them.

Good Guy was so good. The characters of Levi and Jordan are great. However, there were a few times when Jordan’s wanting to make a name for herself rubbed me the wrong way. The secondary characters are simply the best. Honestly, Kate Meader writes the best male characters. Good Guy is the first book in the Rookie Rebels series which is a spin-off of the Chicago Rebels series. This is a standalone read. However, if you have read the Chicago Rebels series, you'll be happy to see some familiar faces. I’m looking forward to the next book in this series.

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

Rating: 4.5

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The Chicago Rebels Series:

In Skates Trouble ~ Review
Irresistible You ~ Review
So Over You ~ Review
Undone by You ~ Review
Hooked on You ~ Review

Originally from Ireland, Kate Meader cut her romance reader teeth on Maeve Binchy and Jilly Cooper novels, with some Harlequins thrown in for variety. Give her tales about brooding mill owners, oversexed equestrians, and men who can rock an apron, a fire hose, or a hockey stick, and she's there. Now based in Chicago, she writes sexy contemporary romance with alpha heroes and strong heroines (and heroes) who can match their men quip for quip.

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