Thursday, June 14, 2018
eARC Book review: Hooked On You (Chicago Rebels #3) by Kate Meader
eARC Provided by publisher through Netgalley
The steamy Chicago Rebels series returns with this racy and sassy tale of embittered hearts, second chances, and going for the goal—on and off the ice.
Violet Vasquez never met her biological father, so learning he left his beloved hockey franchise—the Chicago Rebels—to her is, well, unexpected. Flat broke and close to homeless, Violet is determined to make the most of this sudden opportunity. Except dear old dad set conditions that require she takes part in actually running the team with the half-sisters she barely knows. Working with these two strangers and overseeing a band of hockey-playing lugs is not on her agenda…until she lays eyes on the Rebels captain and knows she has to have him.
Bren St. James has been labeled a lot of things: the Puck Prince, Lord of the Ice, Hell’s Highlander...but it’s the latest tag that’s making headlines: washed-up alcoholic has-been. This season, getting his life back on track and winning the Cup are his only goals. With no time for relationships—except the fractured ones he needs to rebuild with his beautiful daughters—he’s finding it increasingly hard to ignore sexy, all-up-in-his-beard Violet Vasquez. And when he finds himself in need of a nanny just as the playoffs are starting, he’s faced with a temptation he could so easily get hooked on.
For two lost souls, there’s more on the line than just making the best of a bad situation… there might also be a shot at the biggest prize of all: love.
Violet has always been out on the outside. She had her mom and aunts growing up but she never had the family she wanted. Then her dad died and she became 1/3 owner of a major hockey team with her two half sisters she's never met. Bren thought he had it all, thhe wife, the kids the house and the hockey career he wanted. Then it all went down the drain and alcohol about did him in. When the Chase girls took over the management of his hockey team they gave him a chance to get his life back and he grabbed at it.
I came late to this series. This being the first book in the series that I've read. The blurb pulled me in and got me interested in reading it. Violet does not give herself the value she deserves. Her sisters try to get her to see it but it's Bren who makes her realize her own worth. Bren on the other hand had self value but lost some of that when alcohol took over his life and now even though he's fighting his way out of all that he's harboring a lot of guilt. I enjoyed watching these two come at each other and help lift each other up. Bren has two daughters in this story and they were so adorable with their dad and Violet. The secondary characters were interesting and fun and it made me wish i had read the previous two books in this series to find out their stories too. I don't think reading this one with out the first two took away from this story at all which is always awesome! I do think it probably would have been enhanced by doing so though. I'm thinking now i need to read more from this author.
Find out more about this series and Kate Meader here www.katemeader.com