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Irresistible You by Kate Meader
Series: Chicago Rebels #1
Published by Pocket Genres: Contemporary
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…
I was attracted to Kate Meader’s Irresistible You from the description. I thought it was unique for three estranged sisters to inherit a hockey team, be forced to work and live together. This basically guaranteed lots of emotion and I love a story that gives the feels. Ms. Meader didn’t disappoint. Irresistible You is just freaking great. I will be the first to say that I am a bit of a suspense junkie so a straight up contemporary is unusual for me. However, the blurb hooked me and the seductive chemistry between Harper and Remy kept me turning the pages.
Irresistible You didn’t have as much of the sister storyline as I anticipated but Meader more than made up for it with the romance. The scenes where all three sisters are together are hilarious especially pottery night 😊 Each of the girls are wildly different which I find intriguing. I cannot wait to find out what happens when they find their men.
Harper and Remy are two fascinating characters. Each are stereotyped by their peers and each other. As they pull apart each other’s layers the emotional and sexual tension becomes palpable and downright irresistible. Pun intended 😊 Ms. Meader is very good at creating a bond between the reader and her characters. For instance, Remy’s family is simply gold. It’s impossible not to fall in love with them and it’s easy to see how he became a good man. While he thrived from his family and their support Harper thrived from her determination to surpass all her naysayers. The number one naysayer being her father. Irresistible You is a heady romance that will make you weak in the knees but it is also a powerful story built around strong characters.
Kate Meader’s Chicago Rebels series is a Hit! I Loved it and I’m Joyfully Recommending it! Irresistible You is a sexy, sassy, oh so tasty feast.