Hooked On You by Kate Meader
Published by Pocket Star on May 7, 2018
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Romance
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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.
Hooked on You
by Kate Meader
Chicago Rebels, #4
Publication Date: May 7, 2018
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Sports Romance, Standalone
I’ve been waiting for Violet and Bren’s story for what felt like forever! Kate Meader didn’t disappoint in this sweet, sexy, broody, romance. It was everything I wanted and then some.
Bren and Violet equally bring forth baggage and drama from their pasts. Bren is dealing with a past addiction that ruins his marriage and almost makes him lose his daughters. He’s battling every day, fighting to be a better man, a better father, a better Captain for his hockey team.
Violet was raised by her mother, the by product of a weekend fling with the owner of the Chicago Rebels Hockey team. In this series, Violet is the baby sister to Harper and Isobel. She’s a cancer survivor who hides behind her scars, both literal and figurative.
Together Bren and Violet are fire on the pages. Their chemistry is amazing and they bring out the best in each other. Violet’s passion, sassiness, and assertiveness may have distracted Bren, however it really spoke to who her character was. Bren brought a really powerful perspective to the story. He’s suddenly in custody of his two girls, after almost a year in recovery of alcohol addiction. His team is in the playoffs. Violet is a distraction that he can’t ignore, yet he’s so worried she’ll derail his plans.
The sexual tension and flirty nature of this couple really brought something special to the story. I was rooting for them on page one. Hooked On You can be read as a standalone, however it’s so much more rich if you’ve read the entire series.
* I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader’s Copy of this book *
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