Monday, December 4, 2017

So Over You by Kate Meader

Title: So Over You
Author: Kate Meader
My Rating: A

Genre: Contemporary Romance 
Series: Chicago Rebels #2
Main Characters: Isobel and Vadim
Release Date: December 2017
Publisher: Pocket Star
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Sexual Intensity: hot

Story Overview:
Three estranged sisters struggle to sustain their late father’s failing hockey franchise in Kate Meader’s sizzling Chicago Rebels series. In this second entry, middle sister Isobel is at a crossroads in her personal and professional lives. But both are about to get a significant boost with the addition of a domineering Russian powerhouse to the Rebels....

Isobel Chase knows hockey. She played NCAA, won Olympic silver, and made it thirty-seven minutes into the new National Women’s Hockey League before an injury sidelined her dreams. Those who can’t, coach, and a position as a skating consultant to her late father’s hockey franchise, the Chicago Rebels, seems like a perfect fit. Until she’s assigned her first job: the man who skated into her heart as a teen and relieved her of her pesky virginity. These days, left-winger Vadim Petrov is known as the Czar of Pleasure, a magnet for puck bunnies and the tabloids alike. But back then... let’s just say his inability to sink the puck left Isobel frustratingly scoreless.

Vadim has a first name that means “ruler,” and it doesn’t stop at his birth certificate. He dominates on the ice, the practice rink, and in the backseat of a limo. But a knee injury has produced a bad year, and bad years in the NHL don’t go unrewarded. His penance? To be traded to a troubled team where his personal coach is Isobel Chase, the woman who drove him wild years ago when they were hormonal teens. But apparently the feeling was not entirely mutual.

That Vadim might have failed to give Isobel the pleasure that was her right is intolerable, and he plans to make it up to her—one bone-melting orgasm at a time. After all, no player can perfect his game without a helluva lot of practice...

My Review:
I adore second chance at love stories. This one was extra sweet because their breakup wasn't orchestrated by either of them. No, both Vadim and Isobel were manipulated by her father. Wow, that guy was a serious, master manipulator and all three of his daughters have paid for various ways. 

Another thing that I truly love about this book is just how Vadim sees Isobel. In the book she's described as a tall, athletic woman. Vadim constantly has models hanging off of him, but he truly sees Isobel as one of the most desirable women he's ever known. I loved that. 

This is a couple that deserves their second chance and I loved getting to watch them work their way to that. Yes, the couple were close when they were young, but I think their relationship went much deeper for the two of them as adults. They learn how much they matured and truly like the other person even more now. It's their time. 

There is a lot of family drama that comes with the three sisters, but this book had the added fun of Vadim's complicated family situation. I loved the story of his 16 yo sister, a hockey phenom herself, and how he played such a huge part in her even being alive. I loved all the angst and emotions...really well done!

And I'll admit that I've loved everything about this series. I love the setup with the team and these three sisters who barely knew one another until they inherited with extreme sets of requirements. I love the hockey...the risky moves the girls are making...the barriers the girls are breaking down as females in the NHL....and the fact that the GM is gay. OMG, there is SO, SO MUCH to love about this series. 

I received a complimentary copy of this book in return for an honest review.

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