Reid Durand isn't here to make friends.
Coming from a legacy of hockey greatness, he has games to win and things to prove. With his focus during his first season as a Chicago Rebel on his drive to succeed, every vice is off the table. No booze, no sugar, and definitely no women.
Kennedy Clark is the master of the side hustle.
She'll walk your dog, brew your espresso, and pick up your dry-cleaning, all while rocking it in Warrior pose. Standing still is impossible for her because the moment she starts to slow down, it'll come rushing back in a torrent. The memories. The pain. The heartbreak.
Their meet-cute is more of a freeze-cute. Besides, they already know each other. He's the rude, entitled customer at her coffee shop, or what used to be her coffee shop since she just got fired—because of Mr. Extra Shot Americano himself.
Reid didn't intend to get Kennedy fired.
He didn't intend to rescue a dog after the poor thing ended up in the lake.
And he definitely didn't intend to acquire a new roommate.
A curvy, chatty, tempting roommate.
Now this perfect storm of events are about to wreak havoc on his neatly-ordered life.
Reid Durand isn't here to make friends, and he's certainly not here to lose his heart to a puppy, a team, or a chaos agent like Kennedy. But then we don't always get what we want ...
I know without fail that I’m going to enjoy any book of Kate Meader’s, and this was no surprise. Reid is a grump, Kennedy is cheerful sunshine, and Bucky is pure love. I loved delving deeper into Reid’s backstory, finding out why he is so rigid and abrupt. Characters from earlier books in the series make you feel like you’re coming back home while reading this one.
I love this series and really liked this installment. Reid Durand is the grumpy new guy on the Chicago Rebels team. He is the stepson of hockey legend, and all around jerk Henri Durand and brother to fellow NHL star Bastian Durand. He is emotionally scarred by his stepfather’s emotional abuse and constant pitting him against his half brother. Kennedy Clark is as sunny as Reid is grumpy, but she has her emotional demons she is battling. They end up as roomies and bonding over Bucky, the lovable mutt they saved. I think all the relationships that Reid has made this book for me: Reid and Kennedy; Reid and Bastian; Reid and Bucky; and Reid and Kennedy’s grandmother, Edie. Overall, an enjoyable read.
Heart, Heat & Humor!
Dear Roomie is absolutely everything I want out of a romance. A “cold” hero with hidden depths, a spirited heroine who hiding herself behind her walls with a sunny, and outgoing disposition. A story that is compelling and consistent, and secondary characters that add to the story rather than distracting from, and most importantly, the romantic tension is off the charts. Kate Meader scored a goal with this one!
Reid Durand is all about his career. After being on four teams in five years he is working hard with no time to make friends, with no relationships, no alcohol, no distractions and keeping his personal life personal. Constantly trying to win the approval of his pushy, NHL legend step-father to the detriment of his relationships with his hockey step-brother Bastian, and anyone else.
Kennedy Clark is the master of travel and of part-time jobs to save enough money for her next overseas trip, since she is just in Chicago for a little while to make sure Edie her grandfather’s second wife is okay at her new place. Kennedy is always outwardly happy, and outgoing but inwardly always trying to limit who she lets in so she doesn’t let her heart get hurt ever again. But she has been having a rough time of it lately after getting evicted and then losing her job she doesn’t know what else to do… These two have crossed paths already, but soon their lives collide when a one eye mutt is thrown into Lake Michigan and Reid dives into save him and Kennedy dives in to rescue them both. But although Reid knows the cute pink haired barista, she definitely doesn’t like him especially after getting her fired. So when he needs a Dog nanny for Bucky he hires Kennedy to make amends.
But what these two don’t count on is the tension and oh my what heat these two have…her sassy banter will distract and entice and along with his teammates ribbing is everything you will adore. And then there is Grandma Edie’s lol antics that just might do even more. This is one you won’t want to miss, so start this hockey romance with its abundance of humor, heart and heat. I loved every minute of their journey to forever.