Theo Kershaw is the luckiest guy alive.
Roaring back from a life-threatening injury, he has the world at his skates as defenseman for his new team, the Chicago Rebels. Everyone adores his big personality, his on-ice talent, and his killer smile. Everyone but his prickly neighbor—or so he thinks. One chilly Christmas Eve, Theo will learn that maybe the girl next door isn’t such a hater after all . . .
Elle Butler is the most embarrassing person on the planet.
How else can the ex-military-now-bartender explain her crush on the hot jock who lives across the hall? True, he has gorgeous green eyes and perfect cheekbones, but the filter between his brain and too-sexy mouth is permanently malfunctioning. Yet she can’t stop checking out his Instagram antics or sneaking looks at him when he’s in her bar. So. Mortifying. Running from a past filled with damning secrets, Elle’s determined that this guilty pleasure remains buried in her deepest fantasies.
Because she couldn’t possibly indulge with the Theo Kershaw. Or make a mistake that draws attention to her under-the-radar life. And she especially couldn’t be a mom to a pro-athlete’s baby . . . could she?
In this standalone sports romance set in the Chicago Rebels world, a new generation of players take to the ice and learn that all’s fair in love and hockey.
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Theo “Superglutes” Kershaw... WOW, WOW, WOW!! When you’re first introduced to this character in Good Guy he seems fun, charming, and a little superficial, however, Theo has lots and lots of amazing layers to his character! (By the way…in my opinion you don’t have to read Good Guy to follow this book, however, it does help to understand about all of the secondary characters.). He is sweet, kind, compassionate, sexy, loving, and sensitive (the list could go on and on.). I loved the way Kate Meader paired the ultimate extrovert, Theo, with private Elle. The interactions between the two characters was off the charts exciting. I loved reading the flirting between the two. The emotions that both characters went through with dealing with Elle’s pregnancy and both characters pasts was engrossing and very well written. This book was a lot of fun to read and I thoroughly enjoyed it!! I found myself laughing, crying, and wanting to scream sometimes!! Theo is the perfect “hero“ and I’m so glad we got to read about his character in depth. I have to admit, InstaCrush is one of my favorite reads for 2019! Kate Meader continues to deliver phenomenal books with this hockey series and I honestly can’t wait to read the next book!!
Superglutes To The Rescue
Theo is on the mends from a life threatening, life altering medical condition. He’s better than before, on the ice, but is not nearly as confident as he used to be with the ladies. On social media, he’s loved by all-except the one woman who has him wanting more...
Elle, former Army buddy of Levi’s, is running. Everyone knows she has secrets, they’re just not sure what they are. With her life currently in limbo, she’s crashed out on Levi’s couch-across the hall from her nemesis/crush. Theo. She stalks his social media and pretends as though she hates him when he comes to raid Levi’s refrigerator. But when he’s near, she can’t resist his boyish charm. When he gets locked out of his apartment then charms his towel-clad body into Levi’s, all bets and clothes are off! A one night stand that turns into so much more...
The gypsy, con artist aspect of the story was intriguing! I figured Elle was running from abuse of some sort, so this was a pleasant, surprising twist! It was so adorable to see the cutie hockey stud lacking confidence. They’re usually so cocky it’s almost a turn off. Their chemistry is 🔥! I loved that Elle was strong, confident, and protective. Mostly, I LOVED Theo’s Granny! What a hoot! Her group of crazy, hockey grannies with their hot pink jackets🤣. I loved how they brought Elle into the fold. Great read. I read a gifted copy and all opinions stated are my own.
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Theo Kershaw’s story made my day! While in “Good Guy” he came off as a bit of a goofball jock, this book shows what a funny, wiser than he appears, sweetheart of a guy he really is. His nicknames for the baby and his happiness at possibly having the family he missed out on as a kid we’re absolutely adorable. Elle’s slow thawing, tart nature was a perfect match for his endearing, always positive attitude. Even though Elle was very guarded about her past, afraid of Theo being hurt by her family, he was completely patient & supportative of her throughout. Oh, and not to forget Grandma Aurora-she’s a hoot!
I haven’t read the previous Chicago Rebels series , but I’m loving this new series. Kate Meader showcases just the right mixture of old & new characters to enhance the story without confusing new readers. I’m eager for Gunnars story next & ready to catch up on the back stories of all the other Rebels while I wait.