"A steamy sports romance to sink your "teeth" into"
Reviewed by Patti Loveday
Posted September 24, 2017
IRRESISTIBLE YOU is one of the many steamy romances written
by Kate Meader and this one does not disappoint! The two
main characters are Harper and Remy. They have an amazingly
steamy chemistry together given that at first they hated
each other but even then their chemistry was strong.
Together they share some hot sizzling scenes even though
they are complete opposites. Harper is really uptight and
set on making the business she and her two sisters inherited
from their father. Remy is very laid back and easy going and
this really gets under Harper's skin.
The Chicago Rebels is a hockey team the sisters inherited
which has seen better days and is on the brink of going
under. They managed to place second to last in the previous
season. Now Harper is determined to change that and make her
father proud, prove him wrong. When he was alive she tried
her hardest to prove to him that she could handle this job
but all she got from him was negativity from him
consistently putting her down.
The first plan of business was acquiring Remy from another
team in hopes of trying to add leadership to her failing
team. This is not as easy as it seems given that Remy is not
at all happy about this trade and does not want to be on a
team that has no chance at the Stanley Cup. After all, he is
a winner and not used to being on the losing end. He is
planning on retiring after this season and needs another win
under his belt. Going out with a bang, not a bust. Knowing
that he has no chance of that winning season with this new
team he makes a deal with Harper. He will help her with the
team but she as to promise to trade him to a better team in
a couple of months. Harper agrees because she knows with him
on board the team has a chance. This deal does come with
many disadvantages not only for Remy but Harper as well.
Harper and her sisters have a strict rule that none of them
get involved with any of the players on the team fearing
that if they did no one would take them seriously. That rule
seems reasonable and something that would not be any
problem. Well, that is until the steamy hot chemistry
between her and Remy starts to show making it hard to keep
the promise she made to herself and her sisters. Remy is
that super good-looking bad boy hockey player that turns
every girl's head when he walks into the room and he knows
it. Deep down though he is really a gentleman with great
family values. He knows his work is cut out for him as he
tries to pursue Harper.
Meader not only lets you get to know the main characters but
all of the secondary characters as well. The setting is
amazing and adds to the story so well. The ending makes you
excited to read the next book in this series. I feel that
IRRESISTIBLE YOU is unique because you really do not read a
lot of sports-based stories where a woman is the main person
who in control of an entire team. This proves that women are
just as intelligent as men in the world of sports. Harper
shows throughout this book that she is a force to reckon
with. I like how the differences between Harper and Remy
create banter and drama making it seem more realistic. The
author writes so that the story seems to grow with more
intense physical attraction making it a build up before they
finally fall for each other.
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
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
He’d have a better chance of leading Harper on a merry skate
to his bed…
Excerpt“Remy!” A tall redhead wearing what looked like a band of
gauze lassoing two Goodyear blimps threw her arms around his
neck. “I can’t believe you’re here!”
The new arrival practically knocked Harper out of the way,
pretzeled her stacked body around Remy’s, and sucked on the
Cajun’s lips like an anteater. It took him a good three and
a half seconds—but who was counting?—before he drew back.
“Have we met, chérie?”
“We have now, Jinx,” she purred. “I just wanted to welcome
you to Chi-Town. Properly.”
His mouth hardened slightly. “Well, it sure is a pleasure,
but right now I’m kind of in the middle of something, so
I’ll have to take a rain check.” His eyes flickered over the
woman’s shoulder to where Harper was sipping on her whiskey,
enjoying the show. She had a perfect view of the woman’s
tramp stamp—the positively poetic Get Some with an arrow
pointing down—along with her above-the-waistband
Goodyear Blimps speared a look designed to put Harper six
feet under twice over and then quickly recalibrated her
smile for Remy. From her cleavage, she extracted a
(crumpled, undoubtedly sweatstained) business card and
placed it in Remy’s jeans pocket. It took a few moments to
ensure it was safely secured.
“The welcome offer is open-ended, Jinx.”
Another wince crossed Remy’s face, though Goodyear missed it
as she was too busy trying to maintain her center of gravity
on her totter toward the bar.
“ ‘The welcome offer is open-ended, Jinx ,’ ” Harper
mimicked in her most breathless gush, adding a bout of
vehement eyelash batting into the mix.
“Don’t be jealous, now, Harper. I sent her away, didn’t I?”
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1 comment posted.
Re: A steamy sports romance to sink your "teeth" into
I love this series! Thanks for the review, very good!
(Kathleen Bylsma 4:25pm September 24)
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