Monday, August 21, 2017

[Pat's Review]: "Irresistible You"

romance novel covers, contemporary romance, sports romance, Irresistible You by Kate Meader
Irresistible You by Kate Meader
Publisher: Pocket Star (August 14, 2017)
Series: Chicago Rebels, 1
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Hot in Chicago series author Kate Meader 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, a chip on his shoulder, 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…

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Other Meader Reviews:

In Skates Trouble
One Week to Score
Playing with Fire
Sparking the Fire

Pat's Review:

I've long been a fan of Ms. Meader's contemporary romances. I was excited to try this first in a new hockey series, and it was funny, very sexy, and had great characters!

Harper Chase, daughter of Clifford Chase, hockey legend and owner of the Chicago Rebels, has hockey in her blood. His sudden heart attack and death shook the franchise. She felt she had been groomed for taking over the team, until the reading of the will. Her father was laughing from the grave. Suddenly she has two step-sisters who are thrust upon each other to make something out of this bedraggled team. Isobel, a rising star in the women's hockey field had a career ending injury, and now is coaching a team in Canada. Violet, a product of a one night stand and the youngest is a spitfire, inked go-getter. They seldom saw each other and had no "sisterly" feelings, but they all wanted the benefits stated in the will, an impossible task. They had to do this together.

Remy Dupre, likely in his last year of playing, was traded from Boston to Chicago. It's an understatement to say he was not happy. All he wanted to finish his career was The Cup, and he knew that wasn't going to happen with the Rebels. He is Cajun, loves his family of four sisters, and his parents. He has wanted to be a pro hockey player since he was a young boy. He and Harper clash at every turn; he wants out, she needs him to stay. But Remy has a compromise: he will play his heart out until the All Star game and trading time rolls around. He wants to be traded to a Cup contender. Reluctantly, Harper agrees.

There is also an underlying spark that snaps every time they see other. Harper had a frightening experience dating a hockey player, which changed her life, and her relationship with her dad. But Remy is different, isn't he?

Spending so much time with Remy she sees the man underneath all those pads. He's warm, caring and a perfect gentleman. Not to mention gorgeous, and she's falling under his spell. He wants to take it further, but the team is all she has right now, so hiding their relationship is the only choice. The Rebels are winning, thanks to Remy's skill and relationships with the other players. How is she going to trade him, but more importantly, how can she lose him?


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Pat received an e-ARC of this book from the publisher, via NetGalley.

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Thanks for the review, Pat! 

Have you read Kate Meader? Do you have a favorite hockey romance series?


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