Irresistible You (Chicago Rebels, #1)
Special pre-order price of $1.99. First in series! 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…

Irresistible You (Chicago Rebels, #1) Details

TitleIrresistible You (Chicago Rebels, #1)
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseAug 14th, 2017
PublisherPocket Star
Number of pages400 pages
Rating
GenreSports and Games, Sports, Romance, Contemporary Romance, Contemporary, Sports Romance, Hockey, Adult, Fiction, Humor, Funny, Womens Fiction, Chick Lit

Irresistible You (Chicago Rebels, #1) Review

  • Kate Meader
    January 1, 1970
    Hey, lovely readers!I'm so excited to tell you all about IRRESISTIBLE YOU, the first book in my new hockey series, the Chicago Rebels. 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. First up is the oldest, Harper, who expected to rule outright and is none too pleased at having to share with the sisters she hardly knows. This ice queen need Hey, lovely readers!I'm so excited to tell you all about IRRESISTIBLE YOU, the first book in my new hockey series, the Chicago Rebels. 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. First up is the oldest, Harper, who expected to rule outright and is none too pleased at having to share with the sisters she hardly knows. This ice queen needs a good melting--and who better than Remy DuPre, a laid-back Cajun center who knows how to burn things up both on and off the ice? *** Special pre-order price of $1.99! *** Learn more about the Chicago Rebels series on my website! And if you can't wait until August, check out the prequel novella, IN SKATES TROUBLE, available now.
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  • FMABookReviews
    January 1, 1970
    Funny, sexy and addictive, 'Irresistible You' is a great start to the Chicago Rebels series! The first book I've read by this author, I really enjoyed Kate Meader's voice and story-telling.Remy (Jinx) DuPre is considered the unluckiest guy in the NHL. He's a star player who is down on his luck. He wants the Stanley Cup and this is his last year to get it. So when he's traded to a losing team, the Chicago Rebels, he's none too happy about it!Harper Chase and her two sisters have just inherited t Funny, sexy and addictive, 'Irresistible You' is a great start to the Chicago Rebels series! The first book I've read by this author, I really enjoyed Kate Meader's voice and story-telling.Remy (Jinx) DuPre is considered the unluckiest guy in the NHL. He's a star player who is down on his luck. He wants the Stanley Cup and this is his last year to get it. So when he's traded to a losing team, the Chicago Rebels, he's none too happy about it!Harper Chase and her two sisters have just inherited the Chicago Rebels professional hockey team, with stipulations. If they can't turn this team around they will lose it! Now, Harper is tasked with getting acquainted and working with her two estranged sisters as well as finding a way to have a winning season. Harper hopes bringing Remy DuPre to the team will be the spark the Rebels need.What neither planned on was the growing attraction to each other. She's not his type, and he's off-limits. But when they are together sparks fly. Harper is a strong female character. She knows what she wants and is smart enough to go after it. What she isn't so well in tuned with are her needs. But no worries, Remy is a good ole southern boy. He knows how to take care of his woman. And he intends to make Harper his!'Irresistible You' had great characters and story development that set up the next books in the series perfectly. I cannot wait to read more about these sisters and hockey hunks!**I received an Advanced Reader Copy. This did not influence my opinion of the book, nor my review.**
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  • Christie«SHBBblogger»
    January 1, 1970
  • Sheyla ✎
    January 1, 1970
    "I skate for her." 5 swoon-worthy Fangs!I love Kate Meader's Hot in Chicago series. She writes romance just the way I like it. Her characters have a sizzling hot chemistry, they can be funny and sweet too.Her Chicago Rebels bring us new hot guys to fall in love with. They are not firefighters (miss you Engine 6) instead they are hockey stars. Need I say more?Three half sisters are forced to come together after they inherited ownership of the Chicago Rebels, a failing hockey team. Their father, "I skate for her." 5 swoon-worthy Fangs!I love Kate Meader's Hot in Chicago series. She writes romance just the way I like it. Her characters have a sizzling hot chemistry, they can be funny and sweet too.Her Chicago Rebels bring us new hot guys to fall in love with. They are not firefighters (miss you Engine 6) instead they are hockey stars. Need I say more?Three half sisters are forced to come together after they inherited ownership of the Chicago Rebels, a failing hockey team. Their father, Cliff Chase was a piece of work and he was tougher on Harper, who's the main character in Irresistible You. "There is no room for sentimentality in this game." Harper Chase has wanted to take over the Chicago Rebels for years but her father never thought she was ready. After he passes, she discovers that she doesn't have all the power. Her decisions have to be approved by her two sisters, Violet and Isobel. The sisters have been estranged and Isobel and Harper found out about Violet just a couple of years ago. This could be a recipe for disaster. Harper needs someone to make the Chicago Rebels come together. Acquiring "Jinx" to help the team is first on her to-do list. Just two problems. One, Remy is not happy with his current situation and second, Harper wasn't counting of feeling attracted to him. "Me want Cajun." Remy "Jinx" DuPre knows he wants a chance at the Stanley Cup but joining the Rebels is not going to help him. He needs to move into a team who has a shot at winning. He's tired of being passed around and losing his chance at the trophy. He just needs to convince his new boss to let him go. Although, the more he interacts with her, the less he wants to leave her.Irresistible You pushed all my happy triggers. Harper and DuPre were great together. Their banter and chemistry were off the charts! Couldn't help but falling in love with both. Harper was a true businesswoman. She was a hard worker despite her father wanting her to fail. Remy was adorable with his family and nieces. He was also super sexy and a great team member. He tried to guide the rest of the team to make better choices and he brought them hope.I'm looking forward to the next few books in the series. The best part is that the other two sisters, Isabel and Violet are already likable and we know who their love interests are. Bring it on, Vadim and Bren! "I speak and you think of sex?""You exist and I think of sex." Cliffhanger: No5/5 FangsA complimentary copy was provided by Pocket Star via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.MrsLeif's Two Fangs About It | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram
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  • Gretchen (About That Story)
    January 1, 1970
    Oh my goodness! I am beyond happy right now. Kate Meader is such a wonderful storyteller. I love her strong women characters and their flaws and battles. I loved Harper so much and loved watching her truly grow through her struggles. And Remy, oh my! Cajun and a hockey player? Can you get any sexier? This man was just so incredibly charming and sweet. I loved them. Fantastic story!!!Full review to come.Complimentary copy received for honest review.
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  • CL
    January 1, 1970
    “You need to speak her language, Remy.”“Poppa,” he said with a heavy sigh. “There ain’t a dictionary invented that would help me understand Harper Chase.”ARC received from: the PublisherRating: ★★★★★Trope: Sports RomanceChemistry: Off the charts Scorchio One-Sentence Summary: Strong petite female Versus a large Cajun hockey playerReview: In 1995 Susan Elizabeth Phillips gave us Phoebe Somerville, in 2009 Rachel Gibson gave us Faith Duffy and now in 2017 Kate Meader gives us the indomitable Harp “You need to speak her language, Remy.”“Poppa,” he said with a heavy sigh. “There ain’t a dictionary invented that would help me understand Harper Chase.”ARC received from: the PublisherRating: ★★★★★Trope: Sports RomanceChemistry: Off the charts Scorchio One-Sentence Summary: Strong petite female Versus a large Cajun hockey playerReview: In 1995 Susan Elizabeth Phillips gave us Phoebe Somerville, in 2009 Rachel Gibson gave us Faith Duffy and now in 2017 Kate Meader gives us the indomitable Harper Chase the new owner of a Hockey team who has to overcome all obstacles including a spiteful ex, 2 half sisters, a large dose of misogyny and one large burly irritable Cajun hockey player!When the Hot In Chicago series came to an end, I held a minute's silence for the end of the scorching hot series and wondered what could possibly top a trilogy (give or take a novella) about hot firemen ....... erm, how about a series about hockey players and the three half-sisters who have inherited the team!!!I can't even begin to describe the insane chemistry between Harper and Remy .... my words simply aren't good enough. All I can say is that from the scene in the rain in New Orleans all the way to the very end, you will feel like you need the entire Engine Co. 6 to come armed with their hoses (oh my, the double entendres!) to cool you down. Harper is everything you would expect from a strong businesswoman tasked with whipping a bunch of men into shape. It is clear that issues with her father in the past affect her decisions and relationships in the present but these do not weigh down the story and instead give her character depth and flaws. Remy is the real surprise. When we and Harper meet him he has a half-naked girl draped across him and he is resistant, to put it nicely, to accepting that he has been traded and backs Harper into a corner before he is willing to try his hardest on the ice. We soon learn though that he has a heart of gold and family is the most important thing to him and is pretty much the perfect guy in every sense, even if takes Harper awhile to believe it.“That’s all good advice. You should listen to it.” She put a trembling hand on the door, her ear straining to hear movement outside, which was incredibly difficult when your heart was pounding like a jet engine.“Harper, I love you.”Oh. That pounding heart cannoned out of her chest, plopped unceremoniously to the floor, and flapped about on the dirty linoleum.He loved—he couldn’t, and even if he did, he shouldn’t. She ignored that dumb flapping heart. She had to.“I’m sure your behavior in tonight’s game won’t have any impact on your trade. Maybe a two-game suspension, but you’ve been playing well and you’re positioned perfectly for the next part of the season. For a run at the Cup.”She knew she sounded hard-hearted, but it was necessary. Inside, she was a hot mess, but outside she was Clifford Chase’s daughter, team owner, and acting GM of the Rebels. Her heart would take no part in this decision.“Did you hear what I said?”Heard it, enshrined it, am already making Remy ♥ Harper T-shirts and picking out china patterns.She spoke to the door. “I’m not what you want, Remy. I’m not this nurturing mom type who can change diapers while she makes million-dollar deals. You have a plan: the Cup. A family. A happily ever after. I can’t give that to you.”“Yes, you can, Harper. You can do anything you put your mind to, baby.”“The championship,” she coughed out. “That’s what you want.”“And I still intend to get it. But there are greater goals, Harper. There are greater prizes.”Harper and Remy aside, we also get to meet Harper's sisters, Isobel and Violet who have their own issues to deal with alongside future romances with Vadim (who no doubt is sexier than his name sounds. This is a reconciliation romance so needless to say I am totally looking forward to this!) and Bren respectively. As always in a Meader series, their books are set up well in this first novel and have you wishing their books were available to read rightaway. (Like seriously, at the risk of sounding like a drug addict jonesing for their next fix, who do I have to blackmail around here to make that happen ... ;)Not even halfway through the year I think I've found my favourite romance of 2017.Remy needed to finish this interview so he could whisk his femme away for a spot of off-ice passion. “Kayla, you asked if my relationship with the team owner affects my game. Here’s the only answer I can give you. Every day, I skate for my teammates, I skate for my family, and I skate for myself.”Staring into Harper’s dancing green eyes, he spoke from the depths of the heart that belonged to this incredible woman.“But mostly, I skate for her.”Originally posted @ Love's A State Of Mind
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  • Saly
    January 1, 1970
    Rating 4.5 starsReview coming soon! ARC provided through Netgalley.
  • ♛ Mademoiselle Smut ♛
    January 1, 1970
    ❤ 5 MINOU STARS ❤SEXY HOCKEY PLAYER? CHECK.POSSESSIVE ALPHA? CHECK.STRONG HEROINE? CHECK.CUTE, BUTTERFLIES IN THE STOMACH, NICKNAMES? CHECK.SIZZLING CHEMISTRY? CHECK. CHECK. CHECK. Those blue pools still wavered between her eyes and mouth. "I'm gonna kiss you now, minou." She might have nodded. She might have blinked. One for yes, two for hell yeah. I've read some of the books in the Hot in Chicago series but I can definitely say I loved this book more and can't wait for Isobel and Vadim's story ❤ 5 MINOU STARS ❤SEXY HOCKEY PLAYER? CHECK.POSSESSIVE ALPHA? CHECK.STRONG HEROINE? CHECK.CUTE, BUTTERFLIES IN THE STOMACH, NICKNAMES? CHECK.SIZZLING CHEMISTRY? CHECK. CHECK. CHECK. Those blue pools still wavered between her eyes and mouth. "I'm gonna kiss you now, minou." She might have nodded. She might have blinked. One for yes, two for hell yeah. I've read some of the books in the Hot in Chicago series but I can definitely say I loved this book more and can't wait for Isobel and Vadim's story. This one took me with surprise if I should be honest. I wasn't expecting to get sucked in from the first page until the end. It was SO GOOD. I loved every second of it and I didn't want it to end. But it did. And now I have to wait sooo loooong for the next book. WHY KATE MEADER? After losing her father, Harper Chase and her two estranged sisters inherits the Chicago Rebels. A hockey team with weak, troubled members. Harper has always loved hockey, not playing the sport but she has always wanted to work with hockey players. Her father had never really thought Harper could handle it, now is her chance to prove them wrong.To fix the team, Remy DuPre or Jinx, has been traded out of Boston and to the Chicago Rebels. And he is not happy about it. His goal is to win the Stanley Cup and he knows that won't happen playing for the Rebels. Remy wants to make a deal with Harper, a deal that will mostly benefit himself but also do some good for the team, he will help the team but she'll have to trade him. She agrees in desperation for her team and her career. Harper is different from the usual girls Remy goes for but she also the one woman who makes him feel things he does not wish to feel. But she's still his boss and whatever attraction they feel for each other cannot develop into something more. But after one 'accidental' kiss, things start to heat up between Remy and Harper, and they both have to fight whatever is happening between them for the sake of their careers. For Harper, it is everything to own the Chicago Rebels and for Remy, the cup is his dream and goal. So will they give in and risk it all and just do it on the ice? Or will they keep fighting it for the sake of their careers?Harper and Remy's relationship was absolutely awesome! I adored them. They made me laugh out loud and had me buzzing in my seat. Not only did I love the main characters, but I loved Harpers sisters, Isobel and Violet, and Remy's teammates and cannot wait for the coming books in this series. If you love hockey romances this one is for you! Staring into Harper's dancing green eyes, he spoke from the depths of the heart that belonged to this incredible woman. "But mostly, I skate for her." Irresistible You (Chicago Rebels #1) By Kate Meader is expected to be published August 14th 2017.https://mademoisellesmut.wordpress.com
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  • Stephanie
    January 1, 1970
    4.5 great start to a new series stars. I enjoyed this book and this couple more than I even thought I would. I have read this author before and I enjoyed her Hot in Chicago firefighter series very much but I wasn't sure about the premise of this one (the female owner / player). But the star of the first few books of this series is definitely going to be the 3 sisters and their relationships and personalities, which shouldn't surprise given the great family and relationships I've seen this author 4.5 great start to a new series stars. I enjoyed this book and this couple more than I even thought I would. I have read this author before and I enjoyed her Hot in Chicago firefighter series very much but I wasn't sure about the premise of this one (the female owner / player). But the star of the first few books of this series is definitely going to be the 3 sisters and their relationships and personalities, which shouldn't surprise given the great family and relationships I've seen this author write before. Don't get me wrong, the hockey is good and the team and the guys are great. And I enjoyed Remy a ton - very funny and sweet (eventually) and I liked the way he really persued Harper. But I cannot wait for more of the sisters. Well done and I highly recommend this book and I will definitely be purchasing the future books in this series. *I voluntarily reviewed an advanced reader copy of this book provided by the publisher through NetGalley.
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  • Cocktails and Books
    January 1, 1970
    Kate Meader has brought some Cajun hotness to hockey! I loved Remy and Harper's story. Despite a rocky start, these two balanced each other perfectly. Neither of them tried to change who the other was, instead wanting to be the one that stood behind the scenes supporting. As with any Kate Meader book, she manages to give the perfect balance of witty, banged up characters, chemistry, snappy dialogue and sexiness to make you wish you could jump right into book 2.I look forward to reading more of t Kate Meader has brought some Cajun hotness to hockey! I loved Remy and Harper's story. Despite a rocky start, these two balanced each other perfectly. Neither of them tried to change who the other was, instead wanting to be the one that stood behind the scenes supporting. As with any Kate Meader book, she manages to give the perfect balance of witty, banged up characters, chemistry, snappy dialogue and sexiness to make you wish you could jump right into book 2.I look forward to reading more of the Chicago Rebels series.
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  • nick
    January 1, 1970
    3.5/5Really enjoyed this one, especially the chemistry. I have a feeling the next book will be better though! I need to know more!RTC
  • Irene
    January 1, 1970
    4.5 starsAnother wonderful read by Kate Meader, I loved Irresistible You!Review to come closer to release day.
  • A Klue
    January 1, 1970
    (For a limited time this book is $1.99!)Kate Meader is an author I find irresistible, folks. Having loved her “Hot in Chicago” and “Hot in the Kitchen” series, you can bet I’m thrilled she’s taking her romance writing skills to a whole new level by heating up the ice in her latest hockey themed series, The Chicago Rebels. I must confess Remy, the hero, rubbed me the wrong way in the beginning. He came across hurtful and harsh at first, mainly because he was not happy about being traded to a team (For a limited time this book is $1.99!)Kate Meader is an author I find irresistible, folks. Having loved her “Hot in Chicago” and “Hot in the Kitchen” series, you can bet I’m thrilled she’s taking her romance writing skills to a whole new level by heating up the ice in her latest hockey themed series, The Chicago Rebels. I must confess Remy, the hero, rubbed me the wrong way in the beginning. He came across hurtful and harsh at first, mainly because he was not happy about being traded to a team that was on a major losing streak, just when he thought the Stanley Cup was within his grasp. He lashes out at Harper, the heroine, without knowing what’s at stake in her future and what she has endured in her past. He basically forces her into a deal with the devil type agreement that she can’t refuse. However, once he does get to know her, this raging Cajun turns sweet talking and can’t keep her out of his thoughts or his hands and lips to himself whenever she’s around. Their instant attraction and infatuation with one another leads to off the charts chemistry and forbidden steamy scenes that leave you wanting this good guy/family man hero to get hand-wringing Harper to put it all on the line for them to be together.There is a great build up to their relationship and quite a bit of angst as Harper struggles with what she fears will be the aftermath of dating one of her players. All this occurs in a well written backdrop featuring sub-characters who I can’t wait to see get their own HEA, as well. Yeah, I’m especially excited about the Scottish captain of the team that seems to have quiet, sad eyes for a certain wild child sister. But I will have to wait for that since Isobel will take center stage in the next book, So Over You. A Russian is coming in that second chance storyline, my fellow romance book-loving friends. You better brace yourself. He seems to be carrying quite a grudge and is definitely a ladies man. You’ll get to meet him in the opening teaser chapters at the end of this book. Well, here’s to hoping my review will help you decide if this book is a good match for you. Kate Meader makes it impossible for me to resist her romantic tales, regardless of the theme.Romance Safety Gang: (view spoiler)[ Opening scene makes it look like Remy is a partier/manho player. Soon you get to know him and see that is not the case. He is throwing a party and a bimbo is sitting on his lap attempting to make out with him. Later you learn he is actually quite the family man. The past couple years Harper has another guy definitely interested in her but she’s just not into him. However, many of you may feel like she is stringing him along since she even spends holidays with him at his mom’s place. Mainly because she has nowhere/no one else to be with. They aren’t intimate. He only makes brief cameo appearances. She does wonder if she should start dating him though, because Remy should be off limits to her. There are times Remy reminds himself she isn’t his usual type and wonders if he should not pursue her. He wants to get married and start a family after retiring, and Harper doesn’t seem the marrying/mothering type. There is a lot of them sleeping together, then Harper pushing him away. (hide spoiler)]Title: Irresistible You, Series: The Chicago Rebels (Book 1), Author: Kate Meader, Pages: 400, stand-alone but part of a series, hockey team owner/manager, good guy/family man type hockey player, VERY steamy scenes, HEA, no OW drama, OM wants to date her, keeps pushing hero away after being intimate, can feel their chemistry, no rape, reference to previous boyfriend physical abuse incident.Book .5 - In Skates Trouble (Addison & Ford), 5/1/17, Pages: 158Book 1 - Irresistible You (Harper & Remy), 8/14/17, Pages: 400Book 2 - So Over You (Isobel & Vadim), 12/4/17, Pages: 300(These comments are based on an advanced reader copy distributed via NetGalley in exchange for a fair review. No compensation was provided to this reviewer, nor is there any affiliation between the reviewer and author/publisher/NetGalley.
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  • Alison
    January 1, 1970
    I swear I read the first couple of chapters of this book before but I just can't remember where.Clifford Chase, maverick owner of the Chicago Rebels hickey team, was an SOB. After his death, his three daughters from three different women (two wives and a mistress) learn that he has left the Chicago Rebels to them equally. Under the terms of his will the three women must work together to take the team to the playoffs. If they fail then they lose the team.Clifford's oldest daughter Harper is devas I swear I read the first couple of chapters of this book before but I just can't remember where.Clifford Chase, maverick owner of the Chicago Rebels hickey team, was an SOB. After his death, his three daughters from three different women (two wives and a mistress) learn that he has left the Chicago Rebels to them equally. Under the terms of his will the three women must work together to take the team to the playoffs. If they fail then they lose the team.Clifford's oldest daughter Harper is devastated by the news. She has worked long and hard at the club and truly believed that her father would leave the team to her, she thought he recognised that she had earned it, now she realises that he never considered her to be suitable, even though HE was the one who ran the team into the ground, and that this ludicrous provision in his will was just the icing on the cake.Harper's only chance of turning the team around is her latest signing, Remy “Jinx” DuPre. He gained the nickname because every team he has been on just failed to win the Stanley Cup, until he left. Harper thinks that Remy has what it takes to lead the team by example and get the players playing cohesively. Remy however has already decided that this is his final year, his final chance at the Stanley Cup and he isn't going to get it with a losing team like the Rebels. He isn't above playing dirty to get what he wants, even if he finds the short, skinny, bossy woman somewhat arousing. Finally they come to a deal. Remy will give 110% to the team for three months IF Harper agrees to trade him to a team that has a shot at the Stanley Cup after that time.But as the negotiations, threats and blackmailing turn into joking and late night texts things turn warm between Harper and Remy. But can a woman managing an NHL team really have a relationship with one of her players?I really liked this. Kate Meader has a great way of writing and, if you like hot sexy hockey players then this book is for you. I don't even like the New Orleans accent and I was hooked! Kate Meader also balanced the off-the-charts desire for each other with Harper's obvious and understandable fears about how she would perceived if anyone found out about their relationship, or even their secret agreement.I'm looking forward to the next book, featuring Harper's sister, a former National Women's Hockey Player for the Buffalo Betties, Isobel Chase.I received a free copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in return for an honest review.
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  • Abby Green
    January 1, 1970
    A gazillion stars! The first in Kate Meader's Chicago Rebels ice-hockey series gets off to a sizzling start when Harper Chase is left the management of a hockey team by her deceased father. The only problem is that she has to share that responsibility with her two half-sisters with whom she has a somewhat strained relationship, to put it mildly.Luckily, in skates sex on legs - Remy DuPre - with all his rippling muscles and drawling southern boy charm. Harper knows that the last thing she needs n A gazillion stars! The first in Kate Meader's Chicago Rebels ice-hockey series gets off to a sizzling start when Harper Chase is left the management of a hockey team by her deceased father. The only problem is that she has to share that responsibility with her two half-sisters with whom she has a somewhat strained relationship, to put it mildly.Luckily, in skates sex on legs - Remy DuPre - with all his rippling muscles and drawling southern boy charm. Harper knows that the last thing she needs now is the distraction of sex, and especially with one of her own players! It's a disaster in the making...or else it's possibly her last chance of redemption...Meader is one of the best contemporary voices out there. From the first word you're hooked. She creates believable characters that are flawed, sexy and so dynamic that they're impossible to ignore. Her dialogue is sparkling and side-splitting funny. And the sex...the SEX! Knicker melting stuff.It's hot, scintillating, moving and very passionate. Read it NOW!p.s. I can't wait for Violet and Isobel's stories...
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  • Lana ❇✾Dirty Girl Romance❇✾
    January 1, 1970
    Yum! I'm officially hooked on this series and can't wait for moreFull review to comeARC courtesy of publisher in exchange for an honest reviewFind me on:
  • Celestine
    January 1, 1970
    This Rebel uses guerrilla tactics.The opening gambit of this hockey romance novel is filled with irony when team owner Harper Chase tells her new, wayward center that he is a Rebel now and he has to play by her rules. Lucky for us the twist to that statement just gains speed like a puck slapped across the ice.Harper Chase has been sitting it out on the bench, paying her dues in countless ways to her chauvinistic father, and with his untimely death she finally has a chance to run the family hocke This Rebel uses guerrilla tactics.The opening gambit of this hockey romance novel is filled with irony when team owner Harper Chase tells her new, wayward center that he is a Rebel now and he has to play by her rules. Lucky for us the twist to that statement just gains speed like a puck slapped across the ice.Harper Chase has been sitting it out on the bench, paying her dues in countless ways to her chauvinistic father, and with his untimely death she finally has a chance to run the family hockey franchise her way. The first thing she wants to do is get a living legend to lead her team back from the brink of obscurity, so in the way of queens confident in their monarchy, she buys him - or at least his contract. Though not happy to be wearing the Rebel jersey in what was supposed to be his Stanley Cup year, Remy is a rebel to the core, and he decides to make Princess Harper pay for his crushed hopes. Too bad her voice alone is enough to get him hot and bothered.Immediately author Kate Meader sets up a reluctant - and irresistible - attraction between the at-odds leads. The one-liners that illustrate this dynamic are irrepressible. And because it is irresistible I will share with you one of those fabulous lines that will put Remy and Harper in perspective: "I don't take orders, Harper. I barely take suggestions." But I will contain myself and not gush about the fleeting and witty observations that burble out of the narrative. Just take it from me, those little bits totally make this novel worth reading.The other great thing in this book are the descriptions. The graceful brute. The cooking Cajun. The sexy red stilettos. An ailing crooner. An adorable dog with flatulence. And I could go on and on.The beating heart of this story is Temptation, with a capital "T". Nothing good can come of a romance between a team owner and an employee with a chip on his shoulder. There is some personal history, too, that builds walls. But these two just can't ignore the magnetic pull. Early in the book there is this one scene where Remy is floored from across the room at the sexy appearance of Harper not wearing her workday bun and pencil skirt, and he is virtually drooling at a bare shoulder. Before the evening is over he maneuvers her into a secluded corner, laying his lips on that spot on her collarbone that has tantalized him all night. It is a sublime episode that underscores the compulsions that rock these two usually controlled people.Another great thing about this book is that conversations didn't go the way I expected. I would leave a page as discombobulated as the romantic leads, thrown for a loop I didn't anticipate. And yet it all made perfect sense. Stupid me, pulled in by romantic stereotypes. There really isn't much about Remy or Harper that should be classified as stereotypes, because I just had too much respect for them. And they had too much respect for each other. And they enjoyed each other. Even their pillow talk was filled with affection and humor.The theme that played second string in this hockey story was the relationship among the sisters. They were universally plagued by Bad Dad and artificially conned into joint team management - and each sis was such an individual. I expect their connection will unfold more in subsequent books in the series, but I wanted more to be mined from that particular situation. But don't let that one, tiny little nit-pick dissuade you. In order to convince you to pick up this highly entertaining sports romance novel, I will quote Kate Meader, who in turn quotes Wayne Gretzky: "You miss 100 percent of the shots you never take." 4.5 rounded to 5 stars.Book source: ARC via NetGalley.
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  • Pavlina Read more sleep less blog❤❤
    January 1, 1970
    Excited to read this one ❤❤❤❤❤    
  • Zoe
    January 1, 1970
    I loved it! Sexy & Sweet!Full review to follow shortly closer to publication date.
  • Chris Carroll
    January 1, 1970
    I just love Kate Meader! Another winner! Review to come
  • Dali
    January 1, 1970
    What an in credibly swoon worthy hero! Remy is going directly to my book boyfriend list!!Review pendingIrresistible You kick off book in the Chicago Rebels series by Kate Meader. It is a standalone, hockey full of deliciously swoony, sexy, and sweet moments. Told from both points of view, with a happy ending.Amazon -> http://amzn.to/2wpZ1OZ* I was given an ARC of this book courtesy of the author via NetGalley. The excerpts taken are from that copy. *More reviews * Stalk us on FaceBook * As we What an in credibly swoon worthy hero! Remy is going directly to my book boyfriend list!!Review pendingIrresistible You kick off book in the Chicago Rebels series by Kate Meader. It is a standalone, hockey full of deliciously swoony, sexy, and sweet moments. Told from both points of view, with a happy ending.Amazon -> http://amzn.to/2wpZ1OZ* I was given an ARC of this book courtesy of the author via NetGalley. The excerpts taken are from that copy. *More reviews * Stalk us on FaceBook * As well as Twitter * Pinterest Board for Book Teasers
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  • ✰ BJ's Book Blog ✰Janeane ✰
    January 1, 1970
    ARC received via Netgalley for an honest review You had me at hockey!This is my first Kate Meader read, however it won't be my last.Now, I am a real sucker for a hockey hottie (that's what she said!) so it was a no brainer to read Irresistible You. Once I picked it up, what it really was was irresistible to me!Once I started, I couldn't stop reading Harper and Remy's story. Their spark and banter drew me in, their family and friends kept things rolling, and I just needed to know more.I love the ARC received via Netgalley for an honest review You had me at hockey!This is my first Kate Meader read, however it won't be my last.Now, I am a real sucker for a hockey hottie (that's what she said!) so it was a no brainer to read Irresistible You. Once I picked it up, what it really was was irresistible to me!Once I started, I couldn't stop reading Harper and Remy's story. Their spark and banter drew me in, their family and friends kept things rolling, and I just needed to know more.I love the premise of Harper and her sisters now owning a hockey team *singing sisters are doing it for themselvesThe story flowed well, there is great character development, lots of emotion - and now I am impatiently waiting for the next book!Can't wait to see where the story takes us.
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  • Hannah
    January 1, 1970
    ARC REVIEW TO COME
  • Amy A
    January 1, 1970
    4.5Harper Chase has been working toward her goal of running the Chicago Rebels hockey team her entire life. Despite being the daughter of the owner of the team, and NFL legend Crawford Chase, Harper has worked her way up from the bottom to learn all the ins and outs of the business. So when her father passes away and Harper learns the fate of the team is contingent on her and her half sisters successfully leading the team to a season win (which seems like an impossibility considering the Rebels 4.5Harper Chase has been working toward her goal of running the Chicago Rebels hockey team her entire life. Despite being the daughter of the owner of the team, and NFL legend Crawford Chase, Harper has worked her way up from the bottom to learn all the ins and outs of the business. So when her father passes away and Harper learns the fate of the team is contingent on her and her half sisters successfully leading the team to a season win (which seems like an impossibility considering the Rebels are the second worst in the league) Harper is blindsided by the news. But it's not the first tough time Harper has faced in her life, and she assumes it won't be the last. Her strategy toward meeting the goal set before her rests on the shoulders of Remy DuPre, a talented hockey player almost on his way out. Harper knows with his talent, he could pull the team together, however, she doesn't bank on Remy not exactly being happy about his addition to the team. But as these two clash, they quickly discover an attraction that won't be stifled despite the risk involved if their relationship is discovered. Irresistible You was one of those wonderful books that I didn't know I needed until I was already engrossed within its pages. It was a nearly perfect read for me, and the set up for more with the characters in future books is really promising. The attraction between Remy and Harper was built up to perfection. I loved the enemies-to-lovers / "office" romance trope that this particular story deals with. Harper's reluctance to become involved with Remy is completely valid due to events in her past that makes her weary of the complications that can arise with such a hook-up. But it also speaks true to how she, as a woman in what is considered a man's world, would be picked apart by the very industry that she loves with all her heart. The double standard that Harper and her sisters have to deal with is front and center, and it's definitely something that will continue to pop up with the remainder of the books in the series I suppose. Really, though, Remy was just the best hero to Harper's heroine. His understanding for Harper's situation is great, even though he doesn't want to give outsiders and critics the power to determine he and Harper's relationship status. He tries everything to convince her that the only opinions that matter are his and hers. In an instance where many authors would have thrown in an almost unnecessary conflict between our main characters to draw them apart, I appreciated the way Kate Meader navigated through Remy and Harper's courtship. It rang true for me. I loved it. Kate Meader is no stranger to highlighting sibling relationships as can been seen in her Hot in Chicago series. Here, it's the only aspect that I wish we got a little more depth on. Half-sisters Harper, Isobel, and Violet have such a checkered past between them, and with the mandate that they all be involved in the team in some way, shape, or form, it's an opportunity for them to get past the issues between them, and grow closer. As I say I would have loved more depth between the sisters here, but I'll leave off with the caveat that since this is a series, hopefully readers will see them continue to grow together in the remaining books. If that's the case, I'll be satisfied, but as of right now, I'm left wanting more. Which I suppose is not a bad thing. Kate Meader definitely leaves us with a pretty nice set-up (and one of my favorite romance tropes) for the next book / sister. I wish it was out now. This series is definitely one that has binge-worthy potential.*ARC provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
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  • Didi
    January 1, 1970
    3.5 starsI'm gonna be upfront and admit I know zilch about Hockey, coming from an equatorial country. What I know or watch about the sport has been mostly from books or movies; but even that tiny, teensy bit of had been enough to get me to like (the sound of) it and the (romance) stories about it. That saying, sadly the technicality of this sport still eludes me.Irresistible You is the first to Kate Meader's new steamy Chicago Rebels series that centered around the three half-sisters who inherit 3.5 starsI'm gonna be upfront and admit I know zilch about Hockey, coming from an equatorial country. What I know or watch about the sport has been mostly from books or movies; but even that tiny, teensy bit of had been enough to get me to like (the sound of) it and the (romance) stories about it. That saying, sadly the technicality of this sport still eludes me.Irresistible You is the first to Kate Meader's new steamy Chicago Rebels series that centered around the three half-sisters who inherited the declining team and the (hockey) players. It's - for want of a better word - an "office affair". On the spotlight this time were Harper - the eldest Chase - and Remy DuPre, a newly acquired Hockey veteran who wanted to win Stanley cup before retiring from the ice. I have to say my first impression of Remy was not a good one. I got that he's pissed of his trade into the team while he already had his own agenda. But it's very underhanded of him to "blackmail" Harper for a gentlemen's agreement. It took a while for me to warm up to him. And I got the secondary character Bren St. James to thank for that ...along with the strong desire for Bren's story on future installment in the series (fingers-crossed, given the hints thrown along the pages). Harper's character was not what I expected, after reading about her in In Skates Trouble. I especially loved the awkward and wary bonding process the Chase sisters dealing with. In fact, theirs trumped over Harper and Remy's love affair for me. Don't get me wrong, the romance side of this book was scorching hot. But Harper's conflicting feelings over her younger sister - which reflected her own unhappy childhood - was what got my heart twisted. That her past set her apart and made her standoffish to any closeness was just heartbreaking. With this book only the first full novel of the series though, we still have long to go with the Chase sisters. The ending might be predictable, but I thought the reveal and the whole arrangement was so sweet that I FINALLY warm up to Remy. Yes, close to the end of the story. But let's face it, I knew going in that Harper and Remy would have their happy beginning. So I really didn't begrudge them their happy ending. :)Advanced copy of this book is kindly provided by the author/publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
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  • Avid Reader
    January 1, 1970
    Irresistible You (Chicago Rebels #1) by Kate Meader4 starsM/F RomanceTriggers: Abuse, cheating (not the MC)I was given this book for an honest review by Wicked Reads.Remy is on his way to winning the Stanley Cup - or so he thinks. For years he's been trying to achieve that last prize. Known in the league as Jinx, he hasn't been able to shake that. Despite coming towards the end of his career, he isn't keen on being traded to the last place team - or a team that is trying to rebuild with an unort Irresistible You (Chicago Rebels #1) by Kate Meader4 starsM/F RomanceTriggers: Abuse, cheating (not the MC)I was given this book for an honest review by Wicked Reads.Remy is on his way to winning the Stanley Cup - or so he thinks. For years he's been trying to achieve that last prize. Known in the league as Jinx, he hasn't been able to shake that. Despite coming towards the end of his career, he isn't keen on being traded to the last place team - or a team that is trying to rebuild with an unorthodox manager - the first woman, Harper and her sisters.Harper has been trying to prove herself to her father all her life. He was a hockey player - hockey manager and a horrible father. He cheated multiple times and had several daughters. Each daughter was given a place - but they must fulfill his will in order to obtain the money he left them. It's his finally dig at Harper. She's a strong, confident woman, but she kind of turns to mush when Remy looks her way.Harper and Remy are an explosive duo. They both have tempers and both know they should stay away from each other. However, their chemistry and pull are difficult to ignore. With Remy's New Orleans charm and is awesome family, Harper sees what she has been missing.When a blast from Harper's past comes back to nag at her, her sisters and Remy will stand up for her. This is truly a story about overcoming the past, putting to bed old demons and knowing your own worth.I cannot wait for the next story.
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  • Mags
    January 1, 1970
    4.5☆This first book in Kate Meaders new Chicago Rebels Hockey Series was extremely enjoyable to read. As it caught my attention from the very start. Especially with that first fiery interaction between Harper and Remy. Which had me hooked and it stayed that way throughout. As Harper and Remy were really great likable characters. Who had so much chemistry and I loved the relationship that develops between them. Plus all the secondary characters were extremely likable too. Including Harpers two ha 4.5☆This first book in Kate Meaders new Chicago Rebels Hockey Series was extremely enjoyable to read. As it caught my attention from the very start. Especially with that first fiery interaction between Harper and Remy. Which had me hooked and it stayed that way throughout. As Harper and Remy were really great likable characters. Who had so much chemistry and I loved the relationship that develops between them. Plus all the secondary characters were extremely likable too. Including Harpers two half sisters Isobel and Violet. Not to mention Remys teammates and I'm really excited to see what this series has to offer next. As for Irresistible You. It was sweet, sexy, fun, entertaining and engaging. And I would definitely recommend It to others.**I was kindly provided with an ARC by the Publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review**
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  • Jennifer
    January 1, 1970
    * A review copy was provided by the author/publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review * Will leave final star rating and review after release day....Follow Us at :: Book Bitches Blog | Facebook | Twitter
  • Sarah
    January 1, 1970
    I was given a copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads. Wow! This action packed, knicker melting hockey romance had my feminist heart doing a happy dance by the end of the second chapter. The first in a series about three half sisters who inherit a failing NHL franchise, this is the story of Harper, the oldest sister and the team’s general manager. Harper is fierce and she is determined to see her team through to the playoffs. This series is a breath of fresh air in an oversaturated I was given a copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads. Wow! This action packed, knicker melting hockey romance had my feminist heart doing a happy dance by the end of the second chapter. The first in a series about three half sisters who inherit a failing NHL franchise, this is the story of Harper, the oldest sister and the team’s general manager. Harper is fierce and she is determined to see her team through to the playoffs. This series is a breath of fresh air in an oversaturated sports romance market. While I love hockey and enjoy sports romances, too many of the books - even those by really popular authors - have become predictable and formulaic. While the romance here is slightly predictable, this story is much more than a romance and I really enjoyed reading about hockey from a female owner’s perspective. Only Bianca Sommerland has attempted this angle before and this series will work for a wider, more PG audience than Sommerland’s fabulous books attract. In this series, the focus is as much on the on the three Chase sisters and the complicated relationships between them as it is on the romance between Harper and Remy. All three are fascinating women. Harper is a businesswomen. Isobel has a coaching career after retiring from hockey and Violet works part time in a tattoo shop. Their father’s will forces them to work together but his death and their proximity also dredges up family secrets and skeletons. The oldest sibling, Harper seems cold, hard and a little ruthless at first. I respected and admired her from the start but it wasn’t until we learned some of her history that I was able to warm to her. As she lets her sisters and her team into her life, Harper becomes a much more likeable character and I really loved watching her fight her attraction to Remy.I’m not sure if there are any real life Cajun NHL players but I’d like to think so. Remy is a charming bastard and he also gets better as we learn more about him, his family and his past. The chemistry between these two is hot. There are a few steamy scenes in this story but there is much more story than sex and I really liked the balance. I loved this book and I’m already looking forward to the next story in the series.
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  • Mary
    January 1, 1970
    I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads. Harper Chase needs something,anything, to go right. Having to run the Chicago Rebelswith her half-sisters is only one of the major challenges she faces. Failing to make the play-offs this season means that everything they work hard for will be for naught. Their dear old dad put a stipulation in his will that if the Rebels fail to make the play-offs then the team has to be sold. For all that he loved hockey, Clifford Chase d I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads. Harper Chase needs something,anything, to go right. Having to run the Chicago Rebelswith her half-sisters is only one of the major challenges she faces. Failing to make the play-offs this season means that everything they work hard for will be for naught. Their dear old dad put a stipulation in his will that if the Rebels fail to make the play-offs then the team has to be sold. For all that he loved hockey, Clifford Chase didn't believe that women had a place in the front office.Remy DuPre is ready to make his final run at the Cup after having missed it last season. That was until he was traded to the worst team in the league. With a huge chip on his shoulder, he's determined to do the bare minimum until he can get Harper to trade him.What Harper and Remy failed to take into account was the attraction between them, and not just physical attraction. Remy listens to Harper and Harper inspires him to be better, to do better.With the odds stacked against them, should they keep their romance hidden or bring it out into the light? The choices they make not only affect them, the team, but their families as well.
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  • Amelia
    January 1, 1970
    With its compelling sports theme and engaging romance, the first book in the Chicago Rebels series is off to a fabulous start. While hockey does play a very important part in the story, many additional topics become the focus from time to time. From family drama to secret desires to commitment, the book explores these issues with much depth. Kate Meader has the ability to make me a believer when it comes to each situation created, as characters are convincing while events are always true-to-life With its compelling sports theme and engaging romance, the first book in the Chicago Rebels series is off to a fabulous start. While hockey does play a very important part in the story, many additional topics become the focus from time to time. From family drama to secret desires to commitment, the book explores these issues with much depth. Kate Meader has the ability to make me a believer when it comes to each situation created, as characters are convincing while events are always true-to-life. Every development in IRRESISTIBLE YOU is realistic, heartfelt, and profoundly affecting.Although Harper Chase had been the vice president of the Chicago Rebels, her father had always made any decisions related to the professional hockey team. But when her parent recently passed away, she took over the general manager duties while trying to work with her two sisters as stated in the will. Unfortunately, the team seldom wins, which makes it in desperate need of an overhauling. Harper has already implemented one big change by acquiring a player from another team. Yet the man appears to have no intention of abiding by all of her rules.When Remy “Jinx” DuPre heard he had been traded, the long-time player was upset as he thought his current team might win the Stanley Cup this year, and he really wants a championship before he retires. Assisting Harper in making the Rebels a better team is certainly not how he wants to finish his career. When Remy makes his demands known to his new boss, she has some requirements of her own, and being in full agreement could possibly change both of their futures.From the very beginning of IRRESISTIBLE YOU, I was totally captivated by the clever circumstances imagined by Kate Meader. Having three women manage a hockey team is definitely not the norm in this league, and the hidden demands of their father’s will double the pressure these sisters must face. Harper is the oldest and is trying to prove she is just as capable as a man in leading a pro team to victory. I really felt for her, as her troubled past is exposed in numerous ways. There were occasions when I cheered her on, and then other instances where I was moved because her feelings are laid bare. The sexual tension between Harper and Remy is intense from their first meeting, and it gradually becomes sky-high after further interaction. This is one time I can honestly say their yearning for each another was also experienced by me because details associated with their lusty cravings are vividly portrayed. How this couple expresses their emotions is always genuine, and I really enjoyed seeing this strong man come across as so compassionate. Remy is truly an ideal hero, as he is understanding, can carry on a thoughtful conversation, yet is extremely sensual and even intelligently witty.The consequences of a hockey team player becoming romantically entangled with his female boss are expertly handled by Kate Meader, and my anxiety kept increasing over what Harper and Remy would ultimately end up doing. So many scenarios could take place, and I never knew how any situation would turn out. There are several hints about the following story in the series, and I am very eager to discover what happens.I voluntarily reviewed the book from the publisher via NetGalley, and all comments are my honest opinion
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  • Hope
    January 1, 1970
    ARC review4.5 STARSIRRESISTIBLE YOU is simply irresistible. And I’ll give you two words why.Remy DuPre.Sigh. Remy is irresistible. He is a nurturer. He cooks. He is a star hockey player. He gives good orgasms. Is there anything he can’t do?!?! He is such a gentleman! And of the highest order! His family is all women and he cannot wait for his own family. A totally swoonworthy hero if I’ve ever read one. And to think I was ready to write him off in the first chapter. Shame on me.And Harper is jus ARC review4.5 STARSIRRESISTIBLE YOU is simply irresistible. And I’ll give you two words why.Remy DuPre.Sigh. Remy is irresistible. He is a nurturer. He cooks. He is a star hockey player. He gives good orgasms. Is there anything he can’t do?!?! He is such a gentleman! And of the highest order! His family is all women and he cannot wait for his own family. A totally swoonworthy hero if I’ve ever read one. And to think I was ready to write him off in the first chapter. Shame on me.And Harper is just as fantastic as Remy. She is a fighter and a feminist and a smart business woman. She is someone your daughters can look up to. She is trying so hard for her team to be successful and she is working on her relationship with her estranged sisters. Their bonding nights were delightful. I look forward to the future Chase sister books.The chemistry, the dialogue, the sweetness, the food…yes, the food! IRRESISTIBLE YOU has it all. It is an excellent story and I enjoyed it a lot.
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  • Christine
    January 1, 1970
    A slow start, but a gorgeously romantic powerhouse finish. Harper, having inherited with her two sisters the Chicago Rebels hockey team is convinced that sex and hockey do not mix. I admit that I found the private Harper a difficult character to understand much less like. But, having met Remy, the Cajun French-speaking, family-loving, dumb gift-giving, and jambalaya-cooking hockey star, I am so glad that I stayed to the sweet end. Kate Meader does family dynamics beautifully. Some of the scenes A slow start, but a gorgeously romantic powerhouse finish. Harper, having inherited with her two sisters the Chicago Rebels hockey team is convinced that sex and hockey do not mix. I admit that I found the private Harper a difficult character to understand much less like. But, having met Remy, the Cajun French-speaking, family-loving, dumb gift-giving, and jambalaya-cooking hockey star, I am so glad that I stayed to the sweet end. Kate Meader does family dynamics beautifully. Some of the scenes with Harper and her estranged sisters Violet and Isobel were as dramatic or emotional as those between Harper and Remy. I wanted the sisters to bond just as much as I wanted a HEA for Harper and Remy. Also, I enjoyed that the guys on Remy's team are becoming a family unit as well. The guys arguing over the "most lethal fruit" had me laughing out loud, while grumpy Bren's attempts to talk honestly with Remy made me hope that the gruff Scot is sequel bait. Harper was a difficult character to understand or enjoy. That said, I'm looking forward to the future of the Chicago Rebels - those on the ice and off. The preview for the next Chicago Rebels teasing about jockish Isobel and Russian manwhore hockey star Vadim was scorching. Sign me up, please. 4.5 very intrigued starsNote: I received an ARC in exchange for a honest review.
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  • Nicole McCurdy
    January 1, 1970
    Kate Meader Irresistible You 5* review by Nicole @ Emerald Books---->For someone who sure does have an aversion to actually playing sports, I absolutely love reading about them. It's the unimaginable thrill, the camaraderie, the in-fighting, the drama, the exuberance and adrenaline rush of a win and the suffocating defeat and melancholy of a loss but above all, it's the romance and passion and fire that helps elevate the win to something more, or that is there to soften the blow of the loss- Kate Meader Irresistible You 5* review by Nicole @ Emerald Books---->For someone who sure does have an aversion to actually playing sports, I absolutely love reading about them. It's the unimaginable thrill, the camaraderie, the in-fighting, the drama, the exuberance and adrenaline rush of a win and the suffocating defeat and melancholy of a loss but above all, it's the romance and passion and fire that helps elevate the win to something more, or that is there to soften the blow of the loss- Sports romance, is without a doubt my favourite sub-genre in romance. I've read an inordinate amount of them in my four years reviewing books and because of this my standards are pretty high flying. I had actually taken a break from reading them, as I was disappointed by numerous recent ones, but it was only by glorious chance that I came across Kate Meader and her new ice-hockey novel that has three of the most intriguing, engaging and kick-a$$ heroines to date- three estranged sisters, coming together however reluctantly to tackle an arduous task most men would welch at- the running of a failing ice hockey team.'"All the ghosts of New Orleans had my back. This is a town that roots for forbidden passion, you know."'Let me start by telling you this book is utterly incredible. The pace, the action on the ice rink, how the plays are described and the interconnecting relationships and drama that unfold, create this immensely exciting, romantic and thrilling story. When they win, you feel it right along side them. Their struggles and hopes are tied into your own. The range and personalities of each and every character draws you in. The suave accents, the rebels, the loved up ones, the bad guys we all love to hate and the insecure but brave ones, and In particular Harper Chase- our fierce, independent and courageous heroine. She is truly remarkable and her newest acquisition to the team also sees these wonderful qualities.I've never wanted a fictional book hero to be more real, than I did Remy DuPre (gah! even his name is awesome to say). This man is the very definition of what a hero should be. He is chivalrous, loves his mammy, plays like a demon on the ice, knows when to take charge but also when to hand over the reigns to his woman. He's equal opportunities, can kiss in the New Orleans rain and make a mean sandwich. A fed and well f***** woman is indeed a happy woman and by the end of this book I was swooning and sighing like a Jane Austen character. Kate Meader has given her readers heroines that every little girl should want to emulate and heroes that every little boy should aspire to be. Individually these two are beautiful souls, a little lonely, lost and unsure but fighters at heart. Together they make one of the best and stunning couples I've had the pleasure to read. They are each others touchstones in a chaotic world of sports, media and uncertainty.'"Think I've forgotten all you've done for me, Harper? I'm letting those memories of our night together fuel every stride on the ice, every pass of the puck, and every shot between the pipes. And when I need to refill the well, I take myself in hand, remembering those sexy sounds you made when I was buried deep in the heart of you." This review is a rather long-winded way of saying that you definitely need this book in your life and even if you aren't a sports fan, you'll still want this book in your life. It's sensual, exciting, hope filled and you get a terrific happy ever after as well as a sneak peek at the next book. Can it be December already please!*******************************************************************************Get started on this brand new hockey series for FREE!IN SKATES TROUBLEA harmless flirtation on a dark hotel balcony quickly flames out of control …Kindle: http://amzn.to/2pQqoBf Nook: http://bit.ly/2poqT60iBooks: http://apple.co/2ozPaRrKobo: http://bit.ly/2pQx5DxGoogle Play: http://bit.ly/2po1PvQIRRESISTIBLE YOU by Kate MeaderA female team owner with everything to prove and a Cajun hockey veteran with nothing left to lose! Pre-order for $1.99. Price goes up the week after release. Amazon: http://amzn.to/2ktKuiMNook: http://bit.ly/2ktBFkUiBooks: http://apple.co/2k4aYXkKobo: http://bit.ly/2jy3E2D Google Play: http://bit.ly/2k0sZW5Find out more about the Chicago Rebels at: http://www.katemeader.com/chicago-rebels
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  • Terry
    January 1, 1970
    4 1/2 Stars! Harper Chase and her 2 half-sisters inherit the Rebels hockey team from their father. But the only way they'll get to keep this 2nd last place team, is if they make the playoffs. Harper has lived and breathed "hockey" since she was a little girl, trying to get her father's attention, while he was already on to his 2nd family ... with his 2nd little girl. In order to try and take this failing team into the playoffs, she signs on the well-known Cajun hockey player "Remy" to get the te 4 1/2 Stars! Harper Chase and her 2 half-sisters inherit the Rebels hockey team from their father. But the only way they'll get to keep this 2nd last place team, is if they make the playoffs. Harper has lived and breathed "hockey" since she was a little girl, trying to get her father's attention, while he was already on to his 2nd family ... with his 2nd little girl. In order to try and take this failing team into the playoffs, she signs on the well-known Cajun hockey player "Remy" to get the team moving. But Remi doesn't want to play for a failing team … it's his last year in the NHL and he wants his name on the coveted Stanley Cup. So he makes a deal with Harper that if he can get the team into a semi-playoff state by trade deadline, she will trade him to a team that has a chance at winning the Cup. But neither one of them counted on the sparks that would fly between them and how great they would be together.This is a heartwarming story that will make you laugh, cry and everything in between. And did I mention the steamy scenes ... well, let me tell you, Ms Meader sure knows how to write steam! A great beginning to a new series. I can't wait for the other sister's stories.I received an ARC copy courtesy of Gallery Threshold Pocketbooks through NetGalley in exchange for a honest review.
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  • Rosa Sharon (iScream Books Blog)
    January 1, 1970
    "Women threw themselves at hockey players, even older past-their-prime jokers like him." Irresistible You was my first book by author Kate Meader. That sexy cover and intriguing synopsis caught my attention and I had to give it a try. The verdict is that I loved it! I will most definitely be back for more.Harper has been trying to win a place in her father's heart her whole life. First she wanted his affection, and later she strives for his approval. Her biggest mistake was not being born a man "Women threw themselves at hockey players, even older past-their-prime jokers like him." Irresistible You was my first book by author Kate Meader. That sexy cover and intriguing synopsis caught my attention and I had to give it a try. The verdict is that I loved it! I will most definitely be back for more.Harper has been trying to win a place in her father's heart her whole life. First she wanted his affection, and later she strives for his approval. Her biggest mistake was not being born a man. Nevertheless, she's determined to prove that she has what it takes to turn their hockey team around and bring them into the competition for the Stanley Cup. Her biggest obstacle is that she needs someone to be on her side. Someone the team would respect, someone able to lead the team and build the morale. She's only doing her job when she trades for Remy to be that team player. Too bad he's not happy about her decision. He's being a jerk, refusing to give it his best to prove a point. To prove to her that she needs him. She doesn't want to need him... but she does... Remy is a sexy Cajun with enough charm to have not only the women lined up, but the men too! And it's not just his charm, it's his cooking that draws a crowd. He gives credit to old family recipes, especially his mawmaw's. He might travel light, but his stockpot is a necessity. Unfortunately, he's having to pack it up against his will. He's been playing on his current team for five years and he was positive that he was almost there. The Stanley Cup was within his reach when the new owner for the Chicago Rebels yanked it away. He might not have a choice, but he doesn't have to like it, and he doesn't have to like her. But he does... Ladies, get ready for your heart to melt and your panties to incinerate. Get ready to laugh and sigh. And then join me as we wait for the next amazing book in the Chicago Rebels series. The line forms here...
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  • Stephanie
    January 1, 1970
    I am all about hockey romances, so of course I was excited to read Irresistible You, but this book was more than I ever could have wanted. This book is so different than every other hockey romance I've ever read. I mean, 3 female hockey team owners? When does that happen?! It was AMAZING. They were given the team, but everyone expected for them to fail. That definitely didn't happen! Harper and her estranged sisters banded together and showed that women do belong in professional sports.Also... R I am all about hockey romances, so of course I was excited to read Irresistible You, but this book was more than I ever could have wanted. This book is so different than every other hockey romance I've ever read. I mean, 3 female hockey team owners? When does that happen?! It was AMAZING. They were given the team, but everyone expected for them to fail. That definitely didn't happen! Harper and her estranged sisters banded together and showed that women do belong in professional sports.Also... REMY. Who doesn't love a gorgeous hockey player with a hot ass? Seriously. Harper was obsessed, and from Kate Meader's description, I can understand why. AND THE FRENCH! I don't know how Harper lasted as long as she did. Remy about killed me everytime he called Harper "minou". It was really great seeing a man support a woman, especially in this situation. Harper had soooo many people rooting against her, for no other reason than because she is a female. I definitly think Remy was a perfect match for her, because he supported her wholeheartedly.I cannot wait to read more books from this author, especially more books about the Chase sisters and the Chicago Rebels.
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  • E
    January 1, 1970
    The first in Kate Meader's Chicago Rebels ice-hockey series starts with a bang when Harper Chase is left the management of a hockey team by her deceased father. The only problem is that she has to share that responsibility with her two half-sisters, who Harper doesn't get along with. The team is not doing well but to hang onto the team Harper has to deliver a successful season. This is where Remy comes in, with his charming Cajun personality, skills on the ice. and an chemistry with Harper that The first in Kate Meader's Chicago Rebels ice-hockey series starts with a bang when Harper Chase is left the management of a hockey team by her deceased father. The only problem is that she has to share that responsibility with her two half-sisters, who Harper doesn't get along with. The team is not doing well but to hang onto the team Harper has to deliver a successful season. This is where Remy comes in, with his charming Cajun personality, skills on the ice. and an chemistry with Harper that would melt the ice he skates on. I truly loved this story, the personality of the two main characters was amazing and I loved the interactions between the two. The family aspect is really interesting to me and I love how they are slowly getting to know each other and I think the next two books in the series are going to be amazing. This is the first Kate Meader novel I have read but with the great storytelling, realistic people and an amazing writing style I will definitely be adding the next books to my TBR list.
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  • Cristina Wood
    January 1, 1970
    OMG This book was downright addictive! I couldn't put it down. I absolutely loved the chemistry between Remy and Harper. Their attraction flowed off the pages and had me rooting for them. From the brilliant plotline to the fun side characters this book has it all. I did have to google translate the French parts but sooooo worth it.. Everytime he said Minou I wanted to melt. I loved Harper’s dedication to the team and the fact that she really tries hard to pull her sisters into a circle developed OMG This book was downright addictive! I couldn't put it down. I absolutely loved the chemistry between Remy and Harper. Their attraction flowed off the pages and had me rooting for them. From the brilliant plotline to the fun side characters this book has it all. I did have to google translate the French parts but sooooo worth it.. Everytime he said Minou I wanted to melt. I loved Harper’s dedication to the team and the fact that she really tries hard to pull her sisters into a circle developed just for them. Remy was insanely sweet, sexy and very witty. He is really trying to win for her team and her as well. Watching Harper trying to control everything and it all falling apart is the best thing that could happen to her. It teaches her to love more and to let others in.Meader is one of the best contemporary authors I have encountered out there. From the first word you're hooked. She creates believable characters that are flawed, sexy and so dynamic that they're impossible to ignore. Her dialogue is sparkling and side-splitting funny. It's hot, scintillating, moving and very passionate. I can't wait for Violet and Isobel's stories...
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  • Truusje
    January 1, 1970
    Irresistible You is the first book in Kate Meader’s new (ice) hockey series. I loved her Hot in Chicago series so I was excited to read this one. The series focuses on three estranged half-sisters who jointly inherit a hockey team from their father. Irresistible You tells the story of the eldest sister, Hunter, who already worked for the team and who didn’t expect having to share the team with her two sisters. The hero is Remy, originally from New Orleans and freshly but unhappily traded. I like Irresistible You is the first book in Kate Meader’s new (ice) hockey series. I loved her Hot in Chicago series so I was excited to read this one. The series focuses on three estranged half-sisters who jointly inherit a hockey team from their father. Irresistible You tells the story of the eldest sister, Hunter, who already worked for the team and who didn’t expect having to share the team with her two sisters. The hero is Remy, originally from New Orleans and freshly but unhappily traded. I liked the characters and how they grew, especially Hunter. I absolutely loved Remy’s Cajun French, and the food. He really makes a great hero. I also enjoyed reading about their interactions with their families, and I think I’d have liked to see more of the bonding between Hunter and her sisters. Hopefully, there will be more of that in the rest of the series. I liked the romance as well but it felt a little underdeveloped.The setting worked for me quite well. My hockey knowledge is negligible but that never interfered with my understanding of the story. In fact, for a book with a hockey player hero set during the hockey season, there was very little hockey in it. There are also a few things that I felt should’ve been tied up before the end of the book (e.g. the playoff clause in her father’s will, Remy’s plans for his retirement), but maybe they’ll be dealt with the next book(s).So I liked the book, but I didn’t love it. I felt it could have use some more flesh on its bones (maybe Remy could have fed is some of his amazing food?). I also heard the echo of Susan Elizabeth Phillip’s Chicago Stars series (another series that I love). Of course, a book about a Chicago sports team and its female owner(s) will always have some similarities with SEP’s books, but I felt the echoing might be a little too loud in this case.For me this is a 3.5-star book.*** I received an ARC through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review ***
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  • Les Joseph
    January 1, 1970
    Kate Meader + hockey = two of my most favorite things! Throw in some Remy DuPre ... and oh. my. I think Remy is going to be a favorite for a VERY long time. The French, the cooking, the swagger, the charm. Yeah, he was to die for. From the first word, this book had me hooked and I could not put it down. I really liked Harper, too, which is saying something because she's not the most likable of women. I loved how strong she was though, how driven and focused, even if it didn't always come from th Kate Meader + hockey = two of my most favorite things! Throw in some Remy DuPre ... and oh. my. I think Remy is going to be a favorite for a VERY long time. The French, the cooking, the swagger, the charm. Yeah, he was to die for. From the first word, this book had me hooked and I could not put it down. I really liked Harper, too, which is saying something because she's not the most likable of women. I loved how strong she was though, how driven and focused, even if it didn't always come from the right place. She has her vulnerable moments which definitely helped in softening her up. It's a fine line to write a very strong, independent woman that doesn't come off brash and cold and Kate handled this brilliantly (no surprise there!) Also no surprise? The steamy sex scenes. Remy can dirty talk like no one's business and when he drops some French in there, yeah, not only was Harper a goner but anyone else who reads this book, too. As always, the banter was wicked sharp and witty and so funny. Remy's parents were phenomenal and added a very nice layer to a story already about family. I'm looking SO forward to learning more about Isobel and Violet. This was such a fun book. Romantic and sexy and swoony. And it has Remy ... he's the best ever. Full review to come closer to release day on www.prettysassycool.com
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