by Kate Meader
Series: Chicago Rebels #1
Published by: Simon and Schuster
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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…
IRRESISTIBLE YOU by Kate Meader is the first book in her Chicago Rebels contemporary romance series. Sexy, charming and hot Meader shares Harper and Remy’s story as they melt the ice and kick off this series featuring three sisters and the men they fall for.
Holy Hotness! Wait until you meet veteran hockey player Remy “Jinx” DuPree. This sexy Cajun hockey player stole my heart. The man can cook, reads books to discuss with his tween nieces, loves his family and whispers sweet, sexy French terms of endearment. Remy has his eyes on obtaining a Stanley Cup and retiring. He is tired and ready to start a family of his own. His team has a shot but those plans go all to hell when he is drafted by the worst team in the league the Chicago Rebels. Worse yet, the franchise is in financial trouble and run by three sisters who are rumored not to even like each other.
From the onset the chemistry between Harper and Remy was electric, but Harper is trying to fill a position in a man’s world and all eyes are upon her. She cannot afford to be distracted, and she needs Remy focused on bringing the team together and winning. I love the back and forth stubbornness between these two and enjoyed the way things heated up. The romance felt genuine and Meader kept the drama to a minimum.
I fell hard for Remy and Harper has Daddy issues. She is very focused on her career but sees her successes and failures as a reflection of her personal worth. She has been hurt by her sisters but also doesn’t open up and keeps her emotions checked. As their friendship and relationship develop we see character growth in Harper. I loved seeing her loosen up and enjoy stolen moments of happiness.
Foodie lovers will enjoy all of the Cajun dishes mentioned in this story. My only disappointment was not finding recipes to accompany them. We need a Remy DuPree cookbook. The man was hot in bed and sizzling in the kitchen.
We learned a little about the sisters and I am looking forward to their stories. We also spent time with key hockey players. I will be curious to learn more about this motley crew. A lot of time is spent at the rink, and we get some hockey talk. It was nice seeing that these threads were well researched. Meader also took us to New Orleans and any time a book does this I smile and long to visit the city again.
IRRESISTIBLE YOU delivered a passionate, smexy read with character growth and heart.Cajun hockey player Remy DuPree will melt your heart in Irresistible You by Kate Meader Click To Tweet
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