Publication Date: December 4th 2017 by Pocket Star
About the book:
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...
knows hockey. She played NCAA, won silver at the Games, 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
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...
Hockey has been Isobel Chase’s life ever since she can
remember, but her career imploded after a head injury almost ended her
life. Now she finds herself part owner,
along with her two other sisters, of The Chicago Rebels, her deceased father’s
team, and since she can’t play, coaching will have to be the next best
thing. For a chance at the job Isobel
must personally coach their newly acquired player, Vadim Petrov through his
knee injury to prove her skills. Unfortunately,
they have a checkered past, a night together that started out amazing, but
didn’t wrap up so well for Isobel. That
night got Vadim kicked out of the country, back to Russia thanks to her
The attraction they felt as teenagers only burns brighter
now, but Isobel is serious about making her position work, and gaining the
respect of the team. So, no-go with Vadim,
even if he is about ten times hotter now!
Plus, her experience with Vadim started off all hot and bothered, but
left her hanging in the end, so it wouldn’t be all that great anyhow,
Vadim is back in the States, traded after an injury, back
with the Girl with the Blazing Skates.
Isobel Chase amazed Vadim and lit up his fires when they were teenagers,
and it postponed his US Hockey career. Finding
out he didn’t live up to his reputation as the Czar of Pleasure with Isobel
back then makes him determined to make up for the past and then some! Oh my, a man on a mission I wholeheartedly
I just loved Vadim!
All big and broody, a heart the size of Texas, and a dry sense of humor!
I immediately connected with Isobel, too; my heart went out to her and all she
went through. Vadim and Isobel together
, but they’re romance
was more than just sizzling physical attraction. Their chemistry was off-the charts, but I appreciated
the many layers to these characters as their vulnerabilities were revealed. Vadim’s were wrapped up in family issues, and
Isobel’s stemming from her loss of career; well, that and a kind of shitty dad. Loved the understanding and support between
This is the first Kate Meader I picked up, but it won’t be
my last! (I already grabbed up a copy of Irresistible You
, the first book, which is currently on sale for .99 cents!) Her writing is playful,
humorous, and hot! Everything I love in a romance! She brought Vadim and
Isobel to life; their their struggles and their highs all felt real to me
making their journey towards a HEA a pleasure to experience!
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