Hot in Chicago series author Kate Meader returns with her all new, scorching Chicago Rebels hockey series, featuring her signature “steamy sex scenes, colorful characters, and riveting dialogue” (Romantic Times). Three estranged sisters 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.
Harper Chase has just become the most powerful woman in the NHL after the death of her father Clifford Chase, maverick owner of the Chicago Rebels. But the team is a hot mess—underfunded, overweight, and close to tapping out of the league. Hell-bent on turning the luckless franchise around, Harper won’t let anything stand in her way. Not her gender, not her sisters, and especially not a veteran player with an attitude problem and a smoldering gaze designed to melt her ice-compacted defenses.
Veteran center Remy “Jinx” DuPre is on the downside of a career that’s seen him win big sponsorships, fans’ hearts, and more than a few notches on his stick. Only one goal has eluded him: the Stanley Cup. Sure, he’s been labeled as the unluckiest guy in the league, but with his recent streak of good play, he knows this is his year. So why the hell is he being shunted off to a failing hockey franchise run by a ball-buster in heels? And is she seriously expecting him to lead her band of misfit losers to a coveted spot in the playoffs?
He’d have a better chance of leading Harper on a merry skate to his bed…
Meader (Flirting with Fire) pairs up a reckless hockey player and a tough team owner in this heart-stealing opener to the Chicago Rebels sports contemporary series. Harper Chase has always counted on taking over the Rebels, the bottom-of-the-league team owned by her father, Stanley Cup winning hockey player Clifford Chase. But when Cliff dies of a massive heart attack, Harper is shocked to learn that his will specifies that Harper must run the team with her half-sisters, Isobel and Violet. Hockey player Remy DuPre, a Southern boy with weaknesses for gumbo and women, isn't thrilled about being traded to the Rebels, so he makes a deal with Harper: he'll give the Rebels his all for several months, after which she'll allow him to move to a more successful team. At first Remy only sees Harper as a ball-buster, but he soon discovers that her strong facade hides a multitude of hurts. As Remy and Harper fall for each other, they ignore the inevitable question: what happens when Remy transfers? Meader's strength is creating characters who live, breathe, and jump off the page; Remy and Harper shine, and the supporting cast of characters, including Harper's half-sisters, is very strong. The mix of sexual tension and emotional decisions will lead Meader's series launch to many a keeper shelf. Agent: Nicole Resciniti, Seymour Agency.
Kate Meader never fails to deliver for me. I love a hockey book and to be honest I was worried that I wouldn’t love it as much as I love her firefighter book because I have read a TON of hockey books. I should feel silly to have ever even had such a thought. Irresistible You was amazing. Harper and Remy were more than I could have imagined.
Remy was to die for, with his bulking frame, tough demeanor and penchant for breaking out his French at just the right moment, the Cajun hockey player hit all my buttons just right. For her part Harper was equally tough but soft when needed. Being boss and employee put them in a tough spot and watching them tread the waters of a fling when both knew it was a bad choice was hot and intense.
If you a hockey fan than this is a book you don’t want to miss. These two have an undeniable chemistry and the circumstances forcing them to keep secret only made everything more exciting. I am a long time Kate Meader fan and this is just one more in a string of amazing books from her. Grab it today!
This is the first book in the Chicago Rebels series by Kate Meader. It is the first book I have read by this author and I thoroughly enjoyed it. It has an engaging storyline, entertaining characters and I can't wait to read the next story in this series. This is a charming and emotional story about three estranged stepsisters forced together by the dictates of their father's will. Their father was a critical man and now even in death, he has made their lives difficult. This is Harper's story.
Harper is disappointed her father didn't leave the Chicago Rebels hockey team to her. Now she has to deal with two stepsisters she barely knows and they have to make all the decisions about the team together. Harper has been working for her father and with the team for years and she is now the acting general manager.
Remy and Harper are brought together when Harper acquires Remy for the Chicago Rebels. Remy’s nickname is Jinx because he is considered the unluckiest guy in the NHL and he is not happy when he is traded to the Rebels. I really liked Remy. He has a great Cajun accent, is close to his family, loves to cook and is sensitive, caring and protective.
When Harper first meets Remy she doesn't have a very high opinion of him but the more she gets to know him, the more she likes him. Harper and Remy have a lot of chemistry but because she is his boss, they fight their attraction. My only issue with this story, is there were times I had a difficult time liking Harper. Her father was a mean and heartless man and left all his daughters with issues. Harper can be cold and distant and doesn't always treat Remy well. Remy is always so patient and understanding with Harper and while I admire his patience, I didn't think she deserved it. I liked Harper’s two stepsisters and can't wait to read their stories in the upcoming books in this series. This is a fun and heartwarming story.
I was given an advanced copy of this book to write an honest review for Netgalley and Cocktails and Books.
Great start to the series
I love a good hockey romance and Irresistable You is a great start to this hockey series. Harper is such a strong heroine who has had a crappy father and mother and not much family to speak of. Remy is the total opposite. He knows what it's like to have the love and support of a great family and wants nothing more than to be Harper's person. They start of as enemies, but quickly find that there is so much heat beneath the fiery looks and heated words. Harper and Remy were hot and I loved how Remy truly did what he needed to do to become Harper's person. Sometimes what you think you want isn't always the grand prize when you get there. Great story! I really enjoyed it.