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Book CoverVeena’s review of So Over You (The Chicago Rebels, Book 2) by Kate Meader
Contemporary Romance published by Pocket Star 04 Dec 17

If you enjoy sports, particularly ice hockey, a second chance at romance with strong characters, sizzling dialogue, and strong chemistry, then this the book is for you.

In the continuing saga of the troubled hockey franchise Chicago Bears, middle sister Isobel Chase is up.  Once her father’s favorite child with a bright future in ice hockey, she is now a consultant coach.  Vadim Petrov, newest addition to the troubled Chicago Rebels team, is coming off a sports injury and qualifies for her undivided attention on and off the ice.  He was her first lover and found himself shipped back to Russia when her powerful father had him disbarred from playing hockey in the US.   Since then Vadim has built quite the collection of scalps, medals, and made his fortune from the sport.  Isobel, on the other hand, lost her promising future when an accident on the ice prevented her from playing professional ice hockey.

It’s enthralling as tempers and passion spark between them as they embrace their new roles in the franchise and try to bury their history together.  Interestingly enough, they both have family baggage – Vadim, who faced the betrayal of his beloved mother when she chose to take his baby sister to America, leaving him behind in Russia with his mobster father, and Isobel, who was once the favorite of her father, found herself out of favor when her injuries prevented her from fulfilling her father’s dreams.  Can these two find their way through messy family relationships to capture the magic they once shared?

This story is heartwarming and fast-moving.  The supporting cast of characters are interesting and add a nice touch of color to the story.  Ms. Meader has become one of my favorite go-to authors and I look forward to closing out this series with her.

Grade: A


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…

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