Tuesday, August 15, 2017

IRRESISTIBLE YOU Chicago Rebels #1 Kate Meader

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.

Chicago Rebels #1
Kate Meader
Releasing Aug 14, 2017

in Chicago
series author Kate
returns with her all new, scorching Chicago Rebels hockey series, featuring her signature “steamy sex
scenes, colorful characters, and riveting dialogue” (Romantic Times).
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…

My Review
ARC received for review
Five steamy stars
I first discovered Kate Meader with the series "Hot in Chicago" series.  (If someone has not read this series, run and get it! It is sooooo goood!).  When the series ended I was disappointed but excited to meet the characters in her new series " Chicago Rebels." Unlike her previous series which was about a foster family/ firefighters, this is about a hockey team.  "Irresistible You" is the first book in the series so at first it took me a while to get into the story because the author has to set up the story of the hockey team and also some how makes us care about the three half sisters thrown together by a father who had no qualms about controlling and mentally torturing his daughters. The book is about Harper. She is the oldest and the one who has always wanted to follow in her fathers footsteps.  Her father did everything possible to make sure that she failed at this and even more felt like a failure.  When the sports world of hockey is watching, she is more determined than ever to make "The Rebels" a team that fans cheer for and ultimately win the cup. Harper does not have any easy job.  Her insecurities play a big role in her drive.  She needs Remy Jinx” DuPre to get the team back on track.  Clifford Chase her deceased father was not the greatest of father nor the most motivating of team owner.  Remy wants nothing to do with "The Rebels" his time in hockey is coming to an end and he wants to win the cup and be as close to his home town of New Orleans as possible-near his family. Harper meets him under very peculiar situation and quickly forms and opinion about him.  She sees him as just a typical hockey skirt chaser.  They make a deal she agrees to trade him after he motivates the team and gets them back on track to win the cup.  In the mist of all this they unavoidably form feelings for each other. But Harper has had her heart broken before by a Hockey Player and she is determined not to let it happen again. Since her and her half sisters are representing women in hockey she knows they have ALOT to prove.   
First, I really liked Harper.  She had a lot to prove, mostly to herself. She was complex, driven and vulnerable.  Remy was more than I could have imagined. The first impression is not the real impression and he just melted my heart-and Harpers of course:)  There were moments I had to clutch at my heart and breath!  Besides the great romance ad chemistry I really liked the relationship that the sisters would eventually start to form and continue to form! Isobel's story is next and she is coming head to head with a fierce Russian! 

**Special release week price of just $1.99 **

from Ireland, USA Today bestselling author 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 or a fire hose, and she’s
there. Now based in Chicago, she writes sexy contemporary romance with alpha
heroes and strong heroines who can match their men quip for quip.

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