So Over You (Chicago Rebels, #2)
Three estranged sisters struggle to sustain their late father’s failing hockey franchise in Kate Meader’s sizzling Chicago Rebels series. In this second entry, middle sister Isobel is at a crossroads in her personal and professional lives. But both are about to get a significant boost with the addition of a domineering Russian powerhouse to the Rebels....Isobel Chase knows hockey. She played NCAA, won Olympic silver, and made it thirty-seven minutes into the new National Women’s Hockey League before an injury sidelined her dreams. Those who can’t, coach, and a position as a skating consultant to her late father’s hockey franchise, the Chicago Rebels, seems like a perfect fit. Until she’s assigned her first job: the man who skated into her heart as a teen and relieved her of her pesky virginity. These days, left-winger Vadim Petrov is known as the Czar of Pleasure, a magnet for puck bunnies and the tabloids alike. But back then... let’s just say his inability to sink the puck left Isobel frustratingly scoreless.Vadim has a first name that means “ruler,” and it doesn’t stop at his birth certificate. He dominates on the ice, the practice rink, and in the backseat of a limo. But a knee injury has produced a bad year, and bad years in the NHL don’t go unrewarded. His penance? To be traded to a troubled team where his personal coach is Isobel Chase, the woman who drove him wild years ago when they were hormonal teens. But apparently the feeling was not entirely mutual.That Vadim might have failed to give Isobel the pleasure that was her right is intolerable, and he plans to make it up to her—one bone-melting orgasm at a time. After all, no player can perfect his game without a helluva lot of practice...

So Over You (Chicago Rebels, #2) Details

TitleSo Over You (Chicago Rebels, #2)
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ReleaseDec 4th, 2017
PublisherPocket Star
Rating
GenreRomance, Contemporary, Sports and Games, Sports, Contemporary Romance, Sports Romance

So Over You (Chicago Rebels, #2) Review

  • Lana ❇✾Dirty Girl Romance❇✾
    January 1, 1970
    4 STARS I would like to apologize. Properly.” Her lungs went on hiatus. He couldn’t mean what she thought he meant. “Apology accepted,” she said cheerfully, though it came out chipmunk style. Alvin would be so proud. “You choose to act clueless about what I mean?” “Are you offering to apologize with your penis?” “It is my most improved area.” Is it any wonder I've been obsessed with all things Kate Meader ever since reading her first book? The woman is the queen of banter and she writes some o 4 STARS I would like to apologize. Properly.” Her lungs went on hiatus. He couldn’t mean what she thought he meant. “Apology accepted,” she said cheerfully, though it came out chipmunk style. Alvin would be so proud. “You choose to act clueless about what I mean?” “Are you offering to apologize with your penis?” “It is my most improved area.” Is it any wonder I've been obsessed with all things Kate Meader ever since reading her first book? The woman is the queen of banter and she writes some of the most sizzling enemies to lovers romances I've ever read. I was immediately hooked on her brand new Chicago Rebels series, and it isn't just because it's based in my home town. Though it's safe to say I may have been a tiny bit biased. But let's be real, any author that can take three estranged sisters and make them the new owners of a sport that's a boy's only club and not only make them sassy and powerful, but totally endearing too is a total rockstar in my eyes!So Over You brings the story of Isobel Chase. And while her sisters have had a connection to the game because of their famous and philandering hockey player father, no one was closer to hockey than her. She had her sights set on a professional career and a handsome Russian hockey player until both were ripped away from her in the worst way possible. While she may have licked her wounds over her lost hockey career, the man that made her first time the most ho hum affair and then disappeared from her life...not so much. Here a girl builds up losing her virginity to the most handsome boy she knows and it's a wham bam, not even a thank you m'am affair. And now said man is back in her world as the newly traded player on her team and not only does she have to suffer his glares, but she has to coach him, too.Can I just say how much I absolutely adored the banter and camaraderie between the Chase sisters in this latest installment. It feels like with each book, their bond just gets tighter and tighter, and I simply can't get enough of it. The man has only ever had eyes for you.” “Yeah, the minute he laid those Cajun peepers on you,” Violet chimed in, “he was all, ‘Me Remy, you Remy’s baby mama. Take my seed. Take it all!’ But the center stage of the story was definitely the banter between Vadim and Isobel. There's nothing sexier than a brooding and glaring Russian. Unless said Russian is also now determined to right the wrongs of the past and deliver on the missing orgasms. GAH! I loved this grumpy puss. So much. I don't know how the author managed to take his grumpy and glaring ways and make him hilarious and endearing, but she totally did. Add in the secondary characters and the banter, and I had a goofy smile on my face the entire time! Isobel!” Mia called out. “I’m bored, and Vadim doesn’t know how to entertain me.” “Entertainment was not part of the deal. Neither was little dog with big shits.” “Don’t call Gordie Howe that. He’s very sensitive.” As always, the sexual tension was even hotter than the sexual chemistry. I was literary vibrating with glee to finally see the two of them give into the undeniable attraction and feelings that still run between them.While I loved Isobel's fierceness, admittedly her stubbornness at times wore on me. But Vadim was the perfect salve and together with her sisters, they gave her what she needed to get herself together.I love a sexy second chance romance, and So Over You delivered on that end and then some! If you're looking for a fun, quick paced, and sizzling sports romance, this book is not to be missed. My woman is the North Star in my night sky, but also in her own. If she is not there to guide me, there is only darkness. For us both.” ARC courtesy of publisher in exchange for an honest reviewFind me on:
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  • Wendy
    January 1, 1970
    I am a huge fan of sport themed books and the hocky ones are my absolute favorite. I also have a big thing for Russian men....So of course I had to read this one.This is a series about three sisters, who have inherited the Chicago Rebels Hockey team from their father. Each book features a different sister. This time we get Isobel's story. I did read the first book, but I think reading this one as a stand alone, shouldn't be a problem.Isobel used to be an olympic hockey player herself. That is, u I am a huge fan of sport themed books and the hocky ones are my absolute favorite. I also have a big thing for Russian men....So of course I had to read this one.This is a series about three sisters, who have inherited the Chicago Rebels Hockey team from their father. Each book features a different sister. This time we get Isobel's story. I did read the first book, but I think reading this one as a stand alone, shouldn't be a problem.Isobel used to be an olympic hockey player herself. That is, until an injury ruined her dreams. Isobel not only co-owns the Chicago Rebels...she is also a coach....or well she is on her way to be one. Those who can't play....coach.Now she is supposed to be a personal coach to Vadim... The newest member of their team. There is only one small problem. Vadim is the one who took her virginity when she was 18. Their encounter ended in a disaster, because her father caught them, but that's not the only reason it was a disaster. The fact that he didn't really pleasure Isobel, also has something to do with it ;)When Vadim hears about this, his ego is pretty hurt. He is dead set on righting his wrongs.....and boy does he !!This was a very entertaining, sexy, funny and sweet read. I am very curious about the next books in this series ;) My reviews are posted on DirtyBooksObsession
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  • Kate Meader
    January 1, 1970
    When last they met it was a no-no on the oh-oh . . .Years ago, Vadim Petrov checked Isobel Chase's heart, relieved her of her pesky virginity, and left her . . . frustratingly scoreless! Now he's back to do her right.Caution: Features a melodramatic Russian hockey god, a female coach who knows exactly what she wants both on the ice and in the bedroom, and enough family drama to fill the baggage hold of a 747. Buckle up, baby!SO OVER YOU is Book 2 of the Chicago Rebels series about three estrange When last they met it was a no-no on the oh-oh . . .Years ago, Vadim Petrov checked Isobel Chase's heart, relieved her of her pesky virginity, and left her . . . frustratingly scoreless! Now he's back to do her right.Caution: Features a melodramatic Russian hockey god, a female coach who knows exactly what she wants both on the ice and in the bedroom, and enough family drama to fill the baggage hold of a 747. Buckle up, baby!SO OVER YOU is Book 2 of the Chicago Rebels series about three estranged sisters who 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.
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  • Zoe
    January 1, 1970
    Broody, handsome men, feisty women and hockey. How can it not be thoroughly enjoyable, smoking hot, and fun. Full review to follow as part of the blog tour closer to publication.
  • Hollis
    January 1, 1970
    Hockey is warfare with water breaks.What's that you say? Another hockey read, another contemporary sports romance, three back to back? Haven't you had enough, Hollis? Hockey season might be here again but there's no such thing as too much ice time. The fact that you might not see any more in my feed for a while, however, is completely unrelated and nothing to do with me needing a break."And you are, who, exactly? The daughter of a hockey great who was not so great when it came to running a team. Hockey is warfare with water breaks.What's that you say? Another hockey read, another contemporary sports romance, three back to back? Haven't you had enough, Hollis? Hockey season might be here again but there's no such thing as too much ice time. The fact that you might not see any more in my feed for a while, however, is completely unrelated and nothing to do with me needing a break."And you are, who, exactly? The daughter of a hockey great who was not so great when it came to running a team. The woman who can no longer play yet thinks she can offer 'tips' to me. To me! You may have pedigree, Isobel, but there is nothing I can learn from you."Picking up more of less where we left off in book one of the Chicago Rebels series -- a book I only just recently discovered, so colour me surprised when this one popped up for request -- we are thrown right back into the messy mix of the Chase half-siblings trying to hold together a team that hasn't seen greatness in fifteen years. With the added drama of being female owned and having the first openly gay General Manager, life sure ain't dull for this group. After a veteran player infamously known as a jinx, yet who still manages to be a rocksteady centerman, was acquired to hold the team steady and guide them towards being something more than second-worst in the league, management takes another gamble by adding Russian left-winger Vadim Petrov to the mix. With a massive ego, amongst other things, Vadim is a superstar player who is recovering from an injury and a bad year. And he just so happens to have a rather memorable bit of history with Isobel, middle sibling and current consultant-coach for the Rebels.Why did the lumberjack hotties always go for twigs instead of branches? Did it make them feel more virile to screw a pocket-sized Barbie?Isobel comes with her own baggage in the form of injuries. Once the apple of her asshole-father's eye, she not only holds a silver medal from her win at Sochi but she also made it onto the national team.. except she never saw her first game to its conclusion. A brutal injury carted her off the ice after only thirty-seven minutes of play time and ended her career. Almost ended her life. Unable to return professionally to the sport she loved once she'd recovered, her career took her in a different direction : coaching. But before she can be given the green-light to make it onto the Rebel's coaching staff, despite being part owner, she has to prove she can give the team the results they desperately need. And her first test is to get Vadim back into shape and get the team to the playoffs. Or else."Vadim? I'd suggest you quit with the trail of women looking to sit on your.. knee. We don't want to weaken it or any other parts of your anatomy. Keep that up and you won't even have a shot at Dancing with the Stars."I loved the history between these characters, the teen-aged infatuation that threw them together until they got caught and were separated for the benefit of a career -- and, surprisingly, it wasn't Vadim's. Add in the little juicy fact that their one time between the sheets was a complete dud for Isobel which Vad finds out all these years later.. well. It made for a delicious, angsty, sorta hate-y, chemical situation, made more complicated by the politics (once again) of an owner -- and coach -- fraternizing with a player.He would test her. Make her angry and emotional. Make her cry. Because angry, emotional criers were not the stuff of coaches. If she was serious about a career in the NHL, she would hear worse. She would get him game fit. He would get her battle ready.Where SO OVER YOU kind of fell apart for me, or at least failed to measure up, was some of the inconsistencies in his behaviour towards her that I couldn't always write off as just more of the Russian in him. Sometimes he was rude or inconsiderate, especially regarding the drama of his mother, and it frustrated me that he could be judgmental of her but no one else could. Like, I get that alpha behaviour, but it doesn't mean I have to like it. Also, I hated the tactics Vadim used to back Isobel into a corner. In the specific, spoilery, instance I'm referring to, he did something for her own good, for her protection, but it left a sour taste in my mouth. And yet at the same time I could appreciate his oblivious stubbornness over it, too. His conviction he was right. But then he'd bust out a Russian-ism or flub something in English, mess up a metaphor (on purpose, sometimes!) and it would be all, d'aww, shucks. Hilarious. But still. Dick move."You think this is what that kiss was about? My need to prove something?""Of course it was. That's all any man's kiss is about."Likewise, however, Isobel and I went through some ups and downs, too. I understand that all these women have a lot of baggage to work through as a result of their father, plus their own circumstances or struggles, and in this case Isobel was desperate to hold on to some part of her dream of playing once more in the sport she loved. The part that connected her to her late father, even if she couldn't respect or like the man. She had to come full circle; to recognize she was being as stubborn with her health as her own players often could be, and how her main job as a coach was to prevent them pushing on and risking themselves. A job she wasn't applying to herself. As a reader you love to see that acknowledgement, that growth, but it can also be frustrating as hell when you have to wait for them to wake up.A moment of silence was offered for the female tragedy that was Dante Moretti's homosexuality.I think, overall, some of the mess of their relationship just didn't do it for me. I liked the idea of these two, their history, but found myself distracted by wanting more out of the yet-to-be-couples waiting in the wings. We have two more guaranteed books yet to come and I'm chomping at the bit for them both. I don't know which couple I'm more excited about, to be honest.Stevie Nicks's "Gold Dust Woman" increased in volume as Isobel approached the cottage on the Chase Manor estate where Violet had lain her fedora for the last seven months. Vi's love of the Fleetwood Mac front woman was a tad obsessive.So, yeah, Vi and I are going to get along great. #stevienicksforpresidentBut what I missed from this book that I loved from book one was some of the more outrageous elle-oh-elle humour. Don't get me wrong, Meader is funny as hell and this book still shows off that wit. I have a lot of highlights I'm obviously not going to be able to fit in this review. But I think this was just a bit heavier than maybe I was in the mood for. The author knows her hockey, too, and as a fan I can absolutely appreciate that. But also not as present in this installment was some of the brilliant awkward sisterly bonding I loved so much. I get that the stage has been set already and we already know the dynamics but part of this appeal of this series, what makes it different, is that dynamic. And I wanted more girl time and maybe less Russian-doling-out-orgasms time. Y'know?God save us from alpha dickheads who could make women "forget" they were lesbians.SO OVER YOU is still a fun, funny, sexy, read. And I would definitely encourage readers to get this series on their radar if they love this kind of contemporary romance. IRRESISTIBLE YOU might have been the stronger of the two books so far but I'm definitely on the hook for more. 3.5 "breaking up with the guy you're banging before you make the play-offs should probably not go in the coach's manual" stars** I received an ARC from NetGalley and the publisher (thank you!) in exchange for an honest review. **
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  • Chris Carroll
    January 1, 1970
    When three sisters end up owning a hockey team, being surrounded by delicious men can be a good thing or a bad thing. In this instance it’s definitely a good thing.Hockey is not one of of the Sports I usually follow however I can definitely get used to steamy hot guys that are associated when Kate Meader is involved. This book to me was not as passionate or emotional as the first book in the series. Much of the plot was dealing with the sport side of the story and I didn’t feel quite connected t When three sisters end up owning a hockey team, being surrounded by delicious men can be a good thing or a bad thing. In this instance it’s definitely a good thing.Hockey is not one of of the Sports I usually follow however I can definitely get used to steamy hot guys that are associated when Kate Meader is involved. This book to me was not as passionate or emotional as the first book in the series. Much of the plot was dealing with the sport side of the story and I didn’t feel quite connected to these two main characters. However, I loved them together. Great chemistry and I love seeing Vadim caring for Izzy. There are many parts that were amusing and several parts that were sad. But to me the ending can be the most magical and this one ended with a wonderful feeling.With one more sister to go, the next book in the series should be interesting and tie everything together. A wonderful series and definitely one to read, whether you love hockey or not. * Copy received for review consideration
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  • ☕ Kimberly
    January 1, 1970
    A broody, sexy Russian hockey player and a feisty trainer go head to head in So Over You by Kate Meader. This is the second novel in the Chicago Rebels series featuring three sisters and the hockey team they are trying desperately to save. From the ice to the bedroom Meader delivers a heartfelt, emotion, sexy ride with characters you'll connect with. Full RTC
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  • Astrid - ☆Vanilla & Spice Books☆
    January 1, 1970
    Review @ Vanilla & Spice Books ✮ ✮ ✮ 4 STARS ✮ ✮ ✮After a minor book hangover from another hockey story I was looking forward to reading "So Over You." I knew Kate Meader would deliver and boy, did she.In a world dominated by alpha males like ice hockey it's hard for a woman to be heard. When you make your three daughters co-owners of the team with the least prospects of winning a game and least of all making the play-offs AND making this a condition of the inheritance you deserve a special Review @ Vanilla & Spice Books ✮ ✮ ✮ 4 STARS ✮ ✮ ✮After a minor book hangover from another hockey story I was looking forward to reading "So Over You." I knew Kate Meader would deliver and boy, did she.In a world dominated by alpha males like ice hockey it's hard for a woman to be heard. When you make your three daughters co-owners of the team with the least prospects of winning a game and least of all making the play-offs AND making this a condition of the inheritance you deserve a special place in hell. Make those three sisters estranged and you have a recipe for disaster. Right? Wrong.Ice Hockey is in Isobel's blood. It's the one thing that she always wanted to do and the career-ending injury she had still hurts on a soul-deep level. Then there is the issue of having to prove her position as a coach on the team and having to deal with the man who popped her cherry when she was a teenager and forgot to rock her world. “The Russian was a . . . cock-a-doodle-dud?” “Right. Bad in bed. Terrible, actually.” Isobel loves hockey so much, having her dream ripped away from her leaves her a bit like a fish out of water. The next best thing is coaching but it's always been hockey for her. While I loved Isobel's drive, her ambition, I was on the fence about her true feelings and wondering if Vadim really meant more to her than hockey or if he really was only the next best thing, too. However, she did convince me in the end. But: Isobel comes with a load of daddy issues. Her womanizing father did a number on her but her issues were quickly forgotten in the end, so that was an inconsistency that I couldn't look past. Vadim, the big, grumpy Russian, was simply adorable and personally my highlight. He is this seemingly entitled, arrogant man so when he learns that he left young Isobel wanting all those years ago he is indignant...and then a little insecure. He is melodramatic, often unintentionally funny, and high-handed and has a serious alpha-vibe about him. All this together though is a weirdly endearing package. His speech without contractions becomes more pronounced the more time you spend with him.The sisters relationship is so obviously improving and I was happy to see that the youngest of them didn't let Isobel get away with her issues. All the sisters interactions show me that there is real bonding happening. Harper’s head was cocked as she blatantly ogled their GM. Stop it, Isobel frowned. You stop it, Harper frowned right back. That made them both giggle, which drew Dante’s querying look. Of course Kate lets us spend time with Remy (yay!), Cade (who I'm tickled silly about), Dante (OMG!) and Bren (Scottish brooding deliciousness!). I love their dynamics. I adored Vadim's relationship with his sister. A moment of silence was offered for the female tragedy that was Dante Moretti's homosexuality. Kate Meader's writing is like water. It flows effortlessly, pleasantly and is full with her own personal wit and humor. She really has that down pat. I have come to appreciate her books so much. So Over You was a wonderful addition to this series and I'm really sad that there are only two more installments. Even with the minor issues I was supremely entertained. I can't wait to get Dante and Cade, and Violet and Bren in my hands! "My woman is the North Star in my night sky, but also in her own. If she is not there to guide me, there is only darkness. For us both.”
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  • Jennifer
    January 1, 1970
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  • Dísir
    January 1, 1970
    Hockey isn’t a game I follow at all, but the premise of Kate Meader’s series is easy enough to understand. Three estranged sisters—broken in their own way by a father who still wreaks destruction from beyond the grave—, a switch in management of a hockey team and the struggle to stay afloat with a change this momentous. For those who don’t understand the game, then the details or lack thereof are sparse enough that you can focus on the drama surrounding the couple and the management team in ques Hockey isn’t a game I follow at all, but the premise of Kate Meader’s series is easy enough to understand. Three estranged sisters—broken in their own way by a father who still wreaks destruction from beyond the grave—, a switch in management of a hockey team and the struggle to stay afloat with a change this momentous. For those who don’t understand the game, then the details or lack thereof are sparse enough that you can focus on the drama surrounding the couple and the management team in question. ‘So Over You’ is Isobel’s story and a Russian player who’s as ‘Russian’ as they come (that however, depends on your perspective), though it was for me sadly, more of a surprising miss than a hit as the first book. Quite a bit of the story made a mountain of a molehill of Isobel not getting an orgasm when Vadim took her virginity (or in a more cringeworthy way of putting it—‘making her a woman’) close to a decade ago and how Vadim obsessed increasingly over this salient point because he wanted to prove otherwise now. In this book, that’s not just a backstory; it’s in fact, like a niggling ghost of Christmas past that wouldn’t go away because both parties remembered it in different ways, not to mention the aftermath that was significant enough that this had become a point of contention with the both of them. To be fair, the dour sex they had as teenagers wasn't all that the story revolved around, though the little sub-plots in between did little to distract me from watching out for the next pairing (Cade! Dante!) in the sequel, which was a clear indicator of how difficult I found it to be invested in Isobel and Vadim. On the one hand, I could understand Isobel’s need to define herself apart from hockey, or simply as a WAG of yet another famous player in the league when her own career fell to pieces.Yet it was hard to sympathise with that self-same selfish ambition that ran over people in the process; neither could I accept her interfering with Vadim’s relationship with his mother as she projected her own daddy-issues onto his markedly different parental situation. Vadim, on the other hand, apart from his awful heavy-handed ways, sometimes leaned towards becoming a caricature—broody, with speech patterns of a non-English speaker that’s either archaic or with mixed metaphors meant to be amusing somehow—or at least a character that seemed to conform to the stereotypes of how some parts of the world view Russians these days.I’m just going to put this particular book down as an aberration in a series that I do like quite much. There’s still so much going for it: Meader’s writing, for one, but the tease for Cade and Dante is enough to keep me watching out for the next book that can’t come soon enough. *ARC by Netgalley
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  • Alison
    January 1, 1970
    Four and a half stars!OH, Kate Meader this book has catapulted you into the echelons of my favourite authors. Imagine, if you will one of Elle Kennedy or Sarina Bowen's hockey stories, add in one of Shelly Laurenston's grumpy Russian skaters - got the picture? That is this book for me. Absolutely cracktastic.The series follows the three Chase sisters, each from different mothers, who inherit the Chicago Rebels Hockey team from their egotistical father. This book centres on Isobel, the second dau Four and a half stars!OH, Kate Meader this book has catapulted you into the echelons of my favourite authors. Imagine, if you will one of Elle Kennedy or Sarina Bowen's hockey stories, add in one of Shelly Laurenston's grumpy Russian skaters - got the picture? That is this book for me. Absolutely cracktastic.The series follows the three Chase sisters, each from different mothers, who inherit the Chicago Rebels Hockey team from their egotistical father. This book centres on Isobel, the second daughter. Isobel had been silver medal winning Olympic hockey player until she took a skate to the head in the 37th minute of the first game of the new National Women’s Hockey League and nearly died. Having spent her whole life to that point living and breathing hockey she was devastated but she is trying to make a name for herself as a hockey coach, although even when you part-own a hockey team that isn't always as easy as it sounds.When she was 18 years old Isobel trained with a young Russian hockey played Vadim Petrov, he was her first but the night was ruined when her father caught them in bed and had him deported back to Russia. There was also a leetle problem, she didn't (ahem) feel the earth move that night. Now years later Vadim is a player for the Rebels, he has a knee injury and his nickname is 'The Czar of Pleasure'. Of course Isobel gets assigned as his personal coach to get him back to fitness!When one of his teammates overhears Isobel telling one of her sisters about Vadim's less than stellar performance all those years ago he takes great delight in passing on the food news to Vadim. Now Vadim is determined to make up for his lack of prowess.I had wanted to read this book ever since I read the teaser at the end of the last book. Can I just step aside and say, "well done, Kate Meader", sometimes when people tease the next book they give away all the dirt, sometimes they repeat everything in the next book, but Kate Meader showed us something that we didn't see in this book - but it was described/ referred to at various points so the reader of this book didn't miss out. I like the way she did that.Some people might not like Vadim's heavily accented Russian, some might think it's stereotyping. I just thought it was hysterical. I loved the way he called his sister's dog "little-dog-with-big-shits", I loved his interactions with Isobel and I just thought he was amazing. Maybe my new book boyfriend.I see I've somehow missed out on the prequel novella so I'm off to track that down ...I received a free copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in return for an honest review.
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  • Stephanie
    January 1, 1970
    4.5 Stars. What can I say about this series, other than that I love it? The sisters are terrific and I'm loving seeing their relationships with each grow, and them navigate this hockey team together. This couple was fun to read about and I could not put this book down. Their backstory was interesting and yet each character also stood on their own. I just felt happy reading this book. I can't wait for more in this series. As usual, Kate Meader knows how to bring terrific writing, great characters 4.5 Stars. What can I say about this series, other than that I love it? The sisters are terrific and I'm loving seeing their relationships with each grow, and them navigate this hockey team together. This couple was fun to read about and I could not put this book down. Their backstory was interesting and yet each character also stood on their own. I just felt happy reading this book. I can't wait for more in this series. As usual, Kate Meader knows how to bring terrific writing, great characters and supporting cast, and a couple that you want to root for.* Voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book, which was provided by the publisher through NetGalley
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  • Bookgasms Book Blog
    January 1, 1970
    Y’all, Kate Meader has me completely wrapped around her little finger with this smart and sizzling hockey series. And, incidentally, so does Vadim Petrov. Holy buckets, you guys. I’ll take a heaping helping of the surly Russian "czar of pleasure" any day, alllll day. I couldn’t get enough of him. He was just the perfect prickly gruffness to irresistible soft underbelly ratio, and I am smitten. Completely smitten.I loved that this story didn’t play out exactly the way you might expect it to. The Y’all, Kate Meader has me completely wrapped around her little finger with this smart and sizzling hockey series. And, incidentally, so does Vadim Petrov. Holy buckets, you guys. I’ll take a heaping helping of the surly Russian "czar of pleasure" any day, alllll day. I couldn’t get enough of him. He was just the perfect prickly gruffness to irresistible soft underbelly ratio, and I am smitten. Completely smitten.I loved that this story didn’t play out exactly the way you might expect it to. The twists aren’t mind blowing, but they’re enough to make this a little bit different than your typical romance fare. Neither of these characters were exactly what I was expecting and I loved them all the more for it. I felt like the overall tone of So Over You was heavier than Irresistible You was, but it was still balanced by these light, unexpectedly sweet, and laugh out loud moments that basically made it a nearly perfect reader experience. I laughed, I swooned, I smiled so big. This second-chance romance was just a complete delight!While I adored the way the relationship between Vadim and Isobel unfolded, I enjoyed the way the relationship between the Chase sisters has been unfolding just as much. The secondary story going on between them warms my heart – I love the way they are learning to be sisters, the way they fight with each other and the way they fight for each other. It added a richness to the layers of this story and I enjoyed it so much.Vadim's story with his family was equally as rewarding as I felt like it showed tremendous character growth. I loved how he interacted with Mia. I loved who she was to him and the way she gave him depth of character and drew out that ooey gooey underbelly I can never get enough of. These layers just make this already completely addictive story, that much more compelling.I’m completely hooked on these Chicago Rebels. I’ll be back for as much as Ms. Meader cares to dish out to us. The writing is completely engaging, the storytelling is 100% on point, and my heart absolutely cannot get enough! ~ Shelly, 4.5 Stars***Okay, so I’m struggling a bit trying to form the words to express just how much I loved So Over You. Seriously struggling. On the one hand, we have Vadim Petrov, aka The Czar of Pleasure, who’s over six feet of hot AF, studly, sexy, Russian hockey god goodness. He’s gruff, growly and ready to make right his wrongs from his teenaged years. Especially when it comes to righting the wrong he committed with Isobel Chase, even if it takes all night and produces limitless orgasms. Um, I would be all right with someone making up to me in this fashion, just sayin’.And on the other hand, we have Isobel. Middle sister of the three Chase girls struggling to keep ownership of their hockey team. Struggling to find a way to be sisters. Struggling to find their roles in the family unit and the hockey franchise. For Isobel, on paper this should be easy—she’s a former hockey player and has coached in the minors, but in reality, female coaches are seen as an oddity, and are extremely rare in major league hockey.But together, Vadim and Isobel are freakin’ magic. I loved their snarky, sexy banter. And holy hell, their sexy times are ridiculously hot AF. I loved how they were a perfect balance for each other—that they were extremely protective of each other, well, sometimes over protective. I’m looking at you, Vad. But also magical is the developing relationship between Isobel and her sisters, Harper and Violet. They’re still trying to figure each other out, figure out how to be a “family” when they barely know each other . . . but they’re growing on each other a lot! And I can’t leave out Vadim and his sister, Mia. Talk about a scene stealer! I loved how fiercely protective Vad was with Mia—and that she didn’t take his shit. At such a young age, she a pistol who gives it right back to Vad—even as she wraps him tighter around her finger. I cannot get enough of this amazing Chicago Rebels series and I am dying to get my hands on Alamo and Dante’s book. Sigh. Is it March yet? ~ Missy, 5 stars
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  • Suzi (Obsessive Reading Disorder)
    January 1, 1970
    This is book 2 of the series. I fell in love with the premise at the start. 3 women taking over a failing NHL franchise. Isobel is the golden child. The star athlete. She is perhaps more affected by their father's death than the other two. I loved that her and Vadim have a sketchy history. Walls need to be broken down. Is it a bit taboo to do so given their roles? Maybe. Great build up to them finally admitting they need each other to be complete. Loved all the hockey time. Loved all three siste This is book 2 of the series. I fell in love with the premise at the start. 3 women taking over a failing NHL franchise. Isobel is the golden child. The star athlete. She is perhaps more affected by their father's death than the other two. I loved that her and Vadim have a sketchy history. Walls need to be broken down. Is it a bit taboo to do so given their roles? Maybe. Great build up to them finally admitting they need each other to be complete. Loved all the hockey time. Loved all three sisters together. Looking forward to the last book and could we pretty please have the GM's story???*Complimentary copy provided via Netgalley for an honest review.
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  • ❤Sana❤
    January 1, 1970
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    January 1, 1970
  • Jasprit
    January 1, 1970
    Meader once again gives us a sizzling follow up book in the Chicago Rebels series with So Over You. I thought I had read it all with Irresistible You, I had a new favourite crush in Remy and the romance between him and Harper was off the charts. But then comes along Vadim in So Over You and I’m a complete goner (just imagine Gleb from Dancing with the Stars, which I did every single time *swoon*). I love it when characters have a history and then are forced to deal with each other again. When Ha Meader once again gives us a sizzling follow up book in the Chicago Rebels series with So Over You. I thought I had read it all with Irresistible You, I had a new favourite crush in Remy and the romance between him and Harper was off the charts. But then comes along Vadim in So Over You and I’m a complete goner (just imagine Gleb from Dancing with the Stars, which I did every single time *swoon*). I love it when characters have a history and then are forced to deal with each other again. When Harper decided to sign Vadim to the Rebels team, I really didn’t think too much about it, but then when we were given little hints that there was a past between Vadim and Isobel, I was completely intrigued, what had gone on between them? Of course, it wasn’t anything that I ever would have imagined, there was so much that had gone on, with interference from multiple parties and miscommunication that made me want to shake sense into people. But I was hoping that now with Vadim and Isobel having to work with each other, this would give them the perfect chance to sort everything out, despite the constant denial from Isobel that nothing could happen between them.Once again just like with Harper and Remy, Isobel and Vadim’s relationship was a tough one, Isobel was co-owner of the Rebels, but also acting coach for Vadim, he hadn’t played much since his knee injury, so Isobel was enlisted to coach him back to fitness one on one. I loved the early interactions between Vadim and Isobel, both characters were so stubborn thinking they knew what was right. But once they were able to overcome this, the heat and passion between them was super hot! Meader once again worked her magic with their relationship wonderfully, the build-up was slow burn much to my liking, but then once we reached that point where Vadim and Isobel couldn’t get enough, the romance was sizzling! I really liked this relationship between Vadim and Isobel, because it had spanned a few years, so the depth of their feelings was totally realistic; we had the side which was totally swoon worthy, but also a tender and vulnerable aspect of their relationship too, as mistakes had been made in the past, and because their feelings ran so deep. Like I already said, their relationship was beautifully done, it was also tinged with some heartache and betrayal, which really did make my heart hurt, but I think it was needed for certain characters growth along the way. So Over You, wasn’t just full with a wonderful romance, but it featured some great side stories too, we had Vadim’s family, Isobel still attempting to build on her relationship with her sisters and the Rebels trying to make the play offs. There was so much going on in this book, but I loved it! There’s still so many characters that I feel like we have so much to learn about and to explore that I’m kind of gutted that there’s just one more book to go, but 2018, can’t come soon enough, as I need to be back with these wonderful characters as soon as possible.
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  • Gretchen (About That Story)
    January 1, 1970
    This was such a well written story with so much depth and emotion but also the perfect amount of playfulness. Vadim and Isobel were excellent characters, I loved watching them come together and work through their struggles. A truly fantastic read!Full review to come.Complimentary copy received for honest review.
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  • Tina
    January 1, 1970
    Unfortunately, not my cuppa. Isobel and Vadim both made mistakes I had trouble sympathizing with or getting over; I didn't like them as individuals or as a couple the way I did with Harper and Remy. They had few redeeming qualities and seemed more like caricatures than people.For all of the angst and drama in their relationship, I remained pretty steadily bored by Isobel and Vadim. Nothing really... happens. Just a lot of brooding and melodrama and hand-wringing.I do hope that Dante and Cade get Unfortunately, not my cuppa. Isobel and Vadim both made mistakes I had trouble sympathizing with or getting over; I didn't like them as individuals or as a couple the way I did with Harper and Remy. They had few redeeming qualities and seemed more like caricatures than people.For all of the angst and drama in their relationship, I remained pretty steadily bored by Isobel and Vadim. Nothing really... happens. Just a lot of brooding and melodrama and hand-wringing.I do hope that Dante and Cade get their own book or novella; the glimpse we got of their story in this book was very intriguing. Similarly, I look forward to V and Bren's story as well. This installment was unfortunately just a miss for me.
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  • Rosa Sharon (iScream Books Blog)
    January 1, 1970
    "Eventually she'd rise above these setbacks, both her crushed ambitions and her ambitious crush." I was so excited to dive into another installment of the Chicago Rebels series. I happened upon Kate Meador accidentally, enticed by a cover that captured my attention and a synopsis that was too intriguing to pass up. A hockey team owned by three sisters is some entertaining reading and this talented author has earned a fan. Though I'm very anxious to meet the man that takes on the third sister, I "Eventually she'd rise above these setbacks, both her crushed ambitions and her ambitious crush." I was so excited to dive into another installment of the Chicago Rebels series. I happened upon Kate Meador accidentally, enticed by a cover that captured my attention and a synopsis that was too intriguing to pass up. A hockey team owned by three sisters is some entertaining reading and this talented author has earned a fan. Though I'm very anxious to meet the man that takes on the third sister, I'm reluctant for the series to end. It's that good...Isobel is the middle sister. The closest to a hockey playing son her father could get. She won an Olympic medal but still managed to be a disappointment to him. I can't begin to tell you how much he disappointed me. He had three beautiful, talented, amazing daughters and still wasn't satisfied. Even after he died, he still managed to make them jump through hoops. In spite of his severely lacking parental skills, two of his daughters have a deep love for hockey and desperately want to remain the owners of the team. The third sister is a lot of fun and is being cooperative, but it's not in her blood like the other two. I'm very curious to see if she becomes more involved when we finally get to her book.Isobel's first assignment as a skating consultant for the team couldn't be more stressful. Of course, it would end up being Vadin "Asshatski" Petrov, the "club-hopping, vodka-sodden manwhore" who once took her virginity as a teen. It's all she can do not to roll her eyes every time she hears him referred to as 'Czar of Pleasure'. Those skills must have been developed over time, or his groupies are lying for the attention. That was certainly not how she would describe their time together.Vadim is not happy to learn that Isobel has the power to keep him off the ice if he doesn't work with her to improve his skating after a knee injury. It's not that he doubts her skills, because he's seen her compete, and she has the knowledge. No, it's the bad blood between them that developed after they were caught together as teenagers. He paid a high price for his infatuation with the daughter of a man who tolerated no distractions on her path to the National Women's Hockey League.Neither of them wants to work together. They both have their reasons. But the fact is that he needs her help, and she needs him to perform at peak to save her team. So they come to a grudging truce and put the work in. And when nobody is looking, she observes his sculpted muscles and he admires her heart-shaped ass. The attraction is still there in spite of their best efforts to deny it.What fun it was to see the arrogant left-wing who dominates on the ice brought down a peg or two when his teenage performance received such low scores. He was determined to prove he had what it took to get back in the game and to melt the ice around Isobel's heart. He owed her some orgasms, and he was keeping score.I am so glad to see that the estranged sisters are trying to spend time together and get to know each other better. Having the same father and different mothers made it hard when they were growing up. They all wanted to earn their father's love and attention and it was hard to accept when one received it and another didn't. But now that he's gone, there's nothing stopping them from bonding and showing a united front as team owners. Their sarcasm and witty banter are very amusing. I have my fingers crossed that they will learn to love each other and stay close whether they manage to maintain ownership of the Rebels or not.The author has dropped a few teasers about the upcoming installment Undone by You and I'm very impatient to get my hands on it. Especially since I thought the series would be limited to three books about the only the three daughters, but it's not! Nope, it's about Dante, the sexy GM of the Chicago Rebels. And if we are going there, why not a book for each player on the team, right? Woo Hoo! The line forms here...
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  • Kim
    January 1, 1970
    Sometimes secondary characters seem unassuming and don’t leave much of an impression. This was the case with Isobel Chase. She was so quiet in the previous books that I had no expectations whatsoever of her as a heroine. Lawd, did she surprise me! As the old Southern saying goes, she was hiding her light under a bushel basket. And what a strong, bright light it was.I admit going in that Harper was my favorite sister because of her sharp wit and take-no-prisoners attitude. Little did I know middl Sometimes secondary characters seem unassuming and don’t leave much of an impression. This was the case with Isobel Chase. She was so quiet in the previous books that I had no expectations whatsoever of her as a heroine. Lawd, did she surprise me! As the old Southern saying goes, she was hiding her light under a bushel basket. And what a strong, bright light it was.I admit going in that Harper was my favorite sister because of her sharp wit and take-no-prisoners attitude. Little did I know middle sister was more real and even less inclined to hold her tongue or suffer fools. She was [email protected] and so deserving of the girl crush I’ve got going on right now. I’m a fairly no nonsense, level headed woman who isn’t prone to falling for the first handsome face that comes along. So swooning over Vadim Petrov at practically the first utterance of his sexy Russian accent was a shock. That man. Sweet mother of all that’s holy. He had a few arrogant “me Tarzan, you Jane” moments that would normally send me into orbit cussing a blue streak, but his complete and overwhelming maleness seduced me so thoroughly I didn’t even care. Hey, don’t judge meh. A woman— reasonable or not— is only so strong, and he annihilated my will along with my ovaries. It was soooo good, and I enjoyed every delicious second.Meader really hit her stride with this installment. The storyline was intriguing and fast paced. It immediately hooked me and sucked me in. I wanted to never put it down while hoping it never ended. Second chance is a favorite trope, and having main characters as lovable and passionate as Isobel and Vadim ratcheted up the heat and the enjoyment tenfold.A great contributor to the success of the story is the superb secondary cast. There are many characters we’ve met before who we get to know much better, and new ones who are integral to this and future stories. Without revealing spoilers, I’ll just say that they are compelling in their own right and will earn a place in your heart. I hope we get to see more of them in future books.As expected, the sisters continued to learn more about each other’s current life and what it meant growing up as Clifford Chase’s daughters in their respective dysfunctional families. Through that, understanding, acceptance, and—yes, even love—began to grow. I loved watching their bond develop and deepen.There was quite a bit of interaction between the two sets of couples featured in the last two installments of the series. If that’s any indication, they’re going to be equally intense and intriguing. I’ve read M/F/M and M/M/F, but MM has never really interested me. (I own Kate’s first MM, but have yet to read it.) I’ve always needed the heroine involved. But Kate Meader, employing her sneaky little author ways, made Cade “Alamo” Burnett such an irresistibly fun character I’m not going to be able to resist his & Dante’s story. The boy charmed his way into & stole my heart. Just ran away with it! The other draw is to see Dante get a little of his comeuppance. I hope that Isobel will not restrain herself from rubbing his face in it at every opportunity. Knowing that sassy girl, she won’t.By now you’ve probably got a sense of how I like this story. Well, you’re wrong. I didn’t just like it. I loved it! Absolutely loved everything about it. It lived up to everything a fabulous second chance story should: a high level of snark; regret & reflection; intense, “Holy wow!” love scenes you’ve come to expect from this author; plus a well-developed storyline and characters who literally jump off the page and stay with you even after you’ve closed the cover. Some are going to say you can read this as a standalone, which you probably can. But don’t’chu even. Grab the first two and dive in because it will make this one so much sweeter.An ARC was provided through NetGalley and I chose to write a review.
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  • ✰ BJ's Book Blog ✰Janeane ✰
    January 1, 1970
    ARC received via Netgalley for an honest review 3.5 stars This is the second in the Chicago Rebels series, and it could be read as a stand alone but you will want to read the first book, Irresistible You.We are thrown in pretty much where the first book ended, and now we are learning more about Isobel Chase. Part owner of the team, she wants to be a coach, she gets her chance coaching the one that got away, Vadim.Vadim... hmm, I want to love him, but he comes across a lot of the time a whiney b! ARC received via Netgalley for an honest review 3.5 stars This is the second in the Chicago Rebels series, and it could be read as a stand alone but you will want to read the first book, Irresistible You.We are thrown in pretty much where the first book ended, and now we are learning more about Isobel Chase. Part owner of the team, she wants to be a coach, she gets her chance coaching the one that got away, Vadim.Vadim... hmm, I want to love him, but he comes across a lot of the time a whiney b!tch, more worried about something that happened in the far past than what is in front of him now. We all have baggage, but the baggage he worries about, well in my opinion just wasn't worth all the time and effort that was put into the story -but this could just be me.I just didn't really feel it between Isobel and Vadim. I wanted to, but as I was reading, I got distracted by and more interested in other characters in the background *cough cough Cade and Dante**.I do like the continuation of the Chase ladies and their running of the Chicago Rebels, and I am looking forward to the last sister's story, it is just that this one fell a little flat for me.
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  • Ayekah
    January 1, 1970
    Incredible story from the mistress of storytelling. What Kate did with the Firemen series, she doubles down on the hockey players. I LOVED THIS BOOK!! Who wouldn't love a crazy, passionate, sassy Russian who wants his first love back. Vadim's a moody cuss and he ranges from punch your lights out to a teddy bear you want to hug. He was Isobel's first( and only really) The three sisters now trying to run the Rebels as directed by their late father's will. That story in itself was a twister. The ba Incredible story from the mistress of storytelling. What Kate did with the Firemen series, she doubles down on the hockey players. I LOVED THIS BOOK!! Who wouldn't love a crazy, passionate, sassy Russian who wants his first love back. Vadim's a moody cuss and he ranges from punch your lights out to a teddy bear you want to hug. He was Isobel's first( and only really) The three sisters now trying to run the Rebels as directed by their late father's will. That story in itself was a twister. The backstory of Vadim and Bella as he calls her was another great plot twist and Isobel is taxed with coaching and moreover coaching Vadim who is on the injured list back into playing shape if the team has any hope of getting anywhere near the playoffs. Vadim fights her at first, then slowly comes around. It was great to watch him melt her socks truthfully.Vi got on my nerves in a huge way with the exception of one small part toward the end. She's surpassed wild child and aiming for who knows and she may or may not be playing more than hockey with one of the team. My speculation only. Harper still orbits her own planet and it happily settled with Ren. Read book one. Just read it! This book just did me in, I loved Vadim, in all his Russian craziness he's a warm fuzzy disguised as the ultimate grouch. Bella is a strong female and I loved her role in this book. Reading her backstory left me to wonder how she made it through some of the things she faced and came out so normal. There's also more of their father's story in this book. What a jack hat this man was!Kate Meader, you have once again slayed me with your writing and I absolutely loved this book!I'd give it more than 5 stars if I could! It's a winner!**arc from NetGalley and publisher in exchange for a fair review**
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  • FMABookReviews
    January 1, 1970
    **I was voluntarily provided this free review copy by the publisher. **
  • Heather
    January 1, 1970
    After reading this book, maybe I should give hockey a chance! This is the second book in the Chicago Rebels series but the first book that I have read. Their late father stipulated in the will that three estranged sisters had to jointly own the Chicago Rebels team for one year. In case being female owners of professional hockey team wasn't enough pressure, in order to keep the team, they must make it to the playoffs. This was a fun sports theme romance featuring the middle sister, Isobel. When t After reading this book, maybe I should give hockey a chance! This is the second book in the Chicago Rebels series but the first book that I have read. Their late father stipulated in the will that three estranged sisters had to jointly own the Chicago Rebels team for one year. In case being female owners of professional hockey team wasn't enough pressure, in order to keep the team, they must make it to the playoffs. This was a fun sports theme romance featuring the middle sister, Isobel. When the team takes on a new player, and it ends up being the same man who Isobel once had a crush on, the concept of no fraternization between owners and players quickly goes out the window. Especially, once Vadim discovers that he left Isobel unsatisfied the one time they were together. Filled with Kate Meader's trademark humor, and great characters, I am definitely looking forward to the rest of the series. I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this novel.
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  • Karen
    January 1, 1970
    I liked the story. It seemed at times over written. Too long a time spent in Isobel's head about her decisions. It got boring.
  • Ivy Deluca
    January 1, 1970
    Full 4.5 star review to come. In the meantime...Definitely enjoyed this and want more now please.
  • ♛ Mademoiselle Smut ♛
    January 1, 1970
    |Review to come on release day|
  • Megan
    January 1, 1970
    This was a great book. 4.5 Stars for me. I love the main characters' connection, but I also really love the strained sister relationships that this series explores as well. Isobel Chase is a great hockey player. Or she WAS. He father, Clifford Chase was a famous player, and then the famous owner of the Chicago Rebels pro hockey team. He raised his middle daughter to follow in his footsteps. She was a top player in college, and went on to win a silver medal with Team USA in the Olympics. Then, sh This was a great book. 4.5 Stars for me. I love the main characters' connection, but I also really love the strained sister relationships that this series explores as well. Isobel Chase is a great hockey player. Or she WAS. He father, Clifford Chase was a famous player, and then the famous owner of the Chicago Rebels pro hockey team. He raised his middle daughter to follow in his footsteps. She was a top player in college, and went on to win a silver medal with Team USA in the Olympics. Then, she played one game in the new professional women's hockey league, before her dreams were cut short by a career ending injury. So, now she's been coaching in the minor leagues in Canada. That is until her father died and his will requires her to co-own and run the Rebels team with her 2 estranged sisters. She still isn't really satisfied with her life, and the way her decisions were taken from her regarding how her life would go, due to her injury. When her teenage crush, and the popper of her cherry, comes back in the picture, she isn't sure what she'll do about anything, especially him.Vadim Petrov, or the Czar of Pleasure, as he's known around the world, is a star hockey player. But, he's been sidelined by a knee injury, and he's been working hard to come back from it. Getting traded to Chicago is not his idea of fun, especially when he knows Isobel will be in his face all the time. Little does he know how much, as she's been chosen as his personal skating consultant, to get him back on the roster ASAP. Vadim had it bad for Isobel when they were young, but the consequences of their relationship cost him 3 years he could have been playing in the NHL in America, instead of getting stuck playing in Mother Russia. He is not ready for the feelings he had for her as a boy to come back even stronger. He's even more surprised to find out that he didn't please her properly during their first and only time together back then. He's determined to make it up to her, and get his knee back in shape at the same time. Isobel and Vadim's chemistry was through the roof, and I loved their banter. They have a lot of unfinished business between them, and I loved seeing them work through each of their issues and insecurities. They both had very stern fathers, and they've both lost them. They both have complicated sibling relationships as well. Isobel and Vadim both had a lot of history to overcome in order to have a chance together, and there were times I wasn't sure quite how they would pull it off. Additionally, Isobel's complicated interactions with her sisters, as well as the influence her dead father's wishes still have on her, caused for some drama as well. Isobel's sisters are amazing characters in their own right. The oldest sister, Harper, was the heroine of book 1, and the youngest, Violet, will be the heroine of book 4. I love the sisters' interactions, and their clearly still strained, but improving, relationships. I really enjoy the tenuous connections between the women, and their winding road toward being functioning siblings. They are all truly working on it, in their own ways, and I love watching their awkward bonding sessions. Vadim's sister, Mia, was a highly entertaining side character as well. She was still very young, but clearly driven, smart, and opinionated, especially when it comes to her brother's life.This book made me laugh, and cry, and swoon, and worry, and hurt, along with the characters. I enjoyed it immensely, as I did books 0.5, and 1 in this series, as well. I cannot wait to read the next book, a M/M novella about the team's GM and one of the star players! I expect it to be just as fantastic!ARC provided by Publisher in exchange for an honest review. Reviewed by Megan from Alpha Book Club
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  • Stephanie
    January 1, 1970
    I didn't even know I needed or wanted this book. In the book "In Skates Trouble" we read about Addison and her BFF Harper. Even though the book was about Addy, Harper played a pretty big part and you were emotionally invested in her. Going into book 1, "Irresistible You", was a smooth transition and a no brainer for me because I WANTED to know about her. IY was a continuation of IST, but obviously about another couple, but the timeline is right where IST ends. Harper is landed with her father's I didn't even know I needed or wanted this book. In the book "In Skates Trouble" we read about Addison and her BFF Harper. Even though the book was about Addy, Harper played a pretty big part and you were emotionally invested in her. Going into book 1, "Irresistible You", was a smooth transition and a no brainer for me because I WANTED to know about her. IY was a continuation of IST, but obviously about another couple, but the timeline is right where IST ends. Harper is landed with her father's will and it's pretty harsh in her eyes. She must now bond with 2 estranged sister's, Isobel and Veronica. Seeing the story through Harper's eyes made me not so keen on Isobel, whether it was her fault or not. I felt truly bad for Harper. I didn't feel really invested in Isobel at this point, she seemed kind of boring and standoffish. I'm glad I read "So Over You" though. As much as I loved Remy in IY, Vadim was a beautiful creation in all his Russian glory and Isobel was definitely not droll. The story is one of disappointment for Isobel, but at the same time, she's finding herself, not her father's "winningest" girl. The story is sexy and charged with a lot of tensions and energies, both good and not so good. I thought it was a great continuation and the authors hockey knowledge and cultural knowledge seems out of this world (even if it's faked, it's still uber believable). We're left with a pretty big bomb at the end of this story and I can't wait for Spring 2018. Not to Mention the last (but not least) sister's story, which isn't next. If we're following that timeline though, it's understandable. If you're a big sports romance, and hockey at that, this series is definitely for you.
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