Monday, June 18, 2018

Book Review - Hooked On You by Kate Meader

ABOUT THE BOOK


The steamy Chicago Rebels series returns with this racy and sassy tale of embittered hearts, second chances, and going for the goal—on and off the ice.

Violet Vasquez never met her biological father, so learning he left his beloved hockey franchise—the Chicago Rebels—to her is, well, unexpected. Flat broke and close to homeless, Violet is determined to make the most of this sudden opportunity. Except dear old dad set conditions that require she takes part in actually running the team with the half-sisters she barely knows. Working with these two strangers and overseeing a band of hockey-playing lugs is not on her agenda…until she lays eyes on the Rebels captain and knows she has to have him.

Bren St. James has been labeled a lot of things: the Puck Prince, Lord of the Ice, Hell’s Highlander...but it’s the latest tag that’s making headlines: washed-up alcoholic has-been. This season, getting his life back on track and winning the Cup are his only goals. With no time for relationships—except the fractured ones he needs to rebuild with his beautiful daughters—he’s finding it increasingly hard to ignore sexy, all-up-in-his-beard Violet Vasquez. And when he finds himself in need of a nanny just as the playoffs are starting, he’s faced with a temptation he could so easily get hooked on.

For two lost souls, there’s more on the line than just making the best of a bad situation… there might also be a shot at the biggest prize of all: love.

REVIEW


I absolutely fell in love with broken and cranky Bren immediately and that only grew throughout the story.  He has been an intriguing character through the entire series and I really enjoyed getting to know him better in this story.  If Bren was intriguing, Violet has been fascinating, seemingly both tough and wild, I enjoyed learning more about what makes her tick.  The chemistry between the two that has been brewing has been almost combustible before we ever saw into their heads and was not at all disappointed by the reality in their story.  This was probably my favorite book in the series, although I've enjoyed all of them, and I highly recommend this to any who loves a good romance.


OVERALL RATING - 5 STARS!
MATURITY RATING - 18+ a little steamy

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Wanted:
Grumpy, bearded Scot, recovering alcoholic hockey player needs a nanny for his two adorable daughters, aka the nearest and dearest people to his heart. Smart mouths and sex sirens need not apply.


Bren's and Violet's story! These two have been slow-burning their way through the previous Rebels books and their time has come. Can their overwhelming attraction to each other survive the playoffs, their pasts, and the meddling of an entire pro hockey franchise? Let the games begin!

HOOKED ON YOU is Book 4 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.

*** All the Chicago Rebels books work perfectly as standalone romances  ***

The Chicago Rebels series

0.5 IN SKATES TROUBLE (Ford and Addison)
1. IRRESISTIBLE YOU (Remy and Harper)
2. SO OVER YOU (Vadim and Isobel)
3. UNDONE BY YOU (Dante and Cade)
4. HOOKED ON YOU (Bren and Violet)

About the Author

Originally from Ireland, Kate Meader cut her romance reader teeth on Maeve Binchy and Jilly Cooper novels, with some Harlequins thrown in for variety. Give her tales about brooding mill owners, oversexed equestrians, and men who can rock an apron, a fire hose, or a hockey stick, and she's there. Now based in Chicago, she writes sexy contemporary romance with alpha heroes and strong heroines (and heroes) who can match their men quip for quip. Visit her at KateMeader.com.