Book Review – Irresistible You

Posted August 15, 2017 by Kathy in 4 stars, Book Review / 0 Comments

Book Review – Irresistible YouIrresistible You Series: Chicago Rebels #1
by Kate Meader
Published by Pocket Star on August 14, 2017
Genres: Adult Contemporary Romance
Pages: 400
Format: Ebook
Source: Publisher
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Hot in Chicago series author Kate Meader returns with her all new, scorching Chicago Rebels hockey series, featuring her signature “steamy sex scenes, colorful characters, and riveting dialogue” (Romantic Times). 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, a chip on his shoulder, 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…


Irresistible You is my first Kate Meader book and it won’t be my last. I loved this book!

After years of hard work and dedication Harper Chase finally has ownership of the NHL team Chicago Rebels. With the recent death of her father the team is left to her and her estranged half-sisters but with strict terms in his will: the team had to make the playoffs by the end of the season or it would be sold.  The sisters would receive a huge payout if the team was sold but for Harper her dream of ownership is finally coming true.  But with a losing streak only a miracle will save the team. That miracle is veteran player Remy “Jinx” DuPre.  Remy has had a solid career in the NHL but his dream of winning the Stanley Cup has always come up short. Now his chances of winning look grim after being traded to the Rebels. Can Harper and Remy work together so they can both have their dreams come true? Or will their stubbornness and forbidden attraction for each other doom them? You have to read Irresistible You to find out!

Irresistible You has everything I enjoy about romance novels.  Harper and Remy have sizzling chemistry from the moment they meet. I loved the sexy banter but also how they showed their vulnerable side. Remy is a Cajun gentleman that will make you swoon. Harper is an intelligent business woman fighting hard to survive in a man’s world. At first Harper was hard to connect with but as we learn more about her childhood and insecurities I understood why she was so closed off. By spending time with her sisters, Isobel and Violet, it was good to see Harper open up and I can’t wait to see these sisters bond grow stronger in the next books.

Irresistible You is a great start to a new series. There is steamy romance, tender family moments and exciting hockey plays that makes this a great read for all.  I can’t wait for the next book!

I received this book as a member of the XOXperts, XOXO After Dark’s official street team, in exchange for an honest review. Visit for the best in romance, urban fantasy and women’s fiction.


Rating Report
Overall: four-stars

About Kate Meader

Originally from Ireland, USA Today bestselling author Kate Meader cut her romance reader teeth on Maeve Binchy and Jilly Cooper novels, with some Harlequins thrown in for variety. Give her tales about brooding mill owners, oversexed equestrians, and men who can rock an apron or a fire hose, and she’s there. Now based in Chicago, she writes sexy contemporary romance with alpha heroes and strong heroines who can match their men quip for quip.

Reading this book contributed to these challenges:

  • 2017 COYER Summer Reading List
  • 2017 New Release Challenge


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