Quickie Review – In Skates Trouble by Kate Meader

Posted August 1, 2017 by smutmatters in ARC, Reviews / 1 Comment

I received this book for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Quickie Review – In Skates Trouble by Kate MeaderIn Skates Trouble by Kate Meader
Series: The Chicago Rebels #.5
Series Rating: four-stars
Published by Self Published on May 1st 2017
Pages: 158
Format: eARC
Source: Netgalley
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A USA Today bestseller.

He'll give her what she needs . . .

Addison Williams isn't looking for romance, but when she encounters an eavesdropping stranger on an adjoining hotel balcony, she figures she's due a little fun. She just hadn't reckoned on the "fun" escalating so quickly to "out of control." One minute she's flirting with a whiskey-graveled voice in the dark, the next that same voice is telling her to do things. Hot, wicked things.

Cup-winning hockey player Ford "Killer" Callaghan can't believe he let the anonymous woman who blew his mind slip away into the night. He'll track her down because once could never be enough—even if discovering her identity places her strictly out of bounds.

Stolen kisses. Secret hook-ups. Deliciously forbidden in every way. Can a passion that started in the dark find a lifetime of love in the light?

Originally published in Hot on Ice: A Hockey Romance Anthology, this sexy prequel to the
Chicago Rebels
hockey series features an older, curvy woman, a younger, driven hero, and a happily-ever-after you'll swoon over.

This novella is a part of the Hot on Ice anthology that came out back in February, and in my oh-so-humble opinion, In Skates Trouble is worth the purchase of that novella on its own.

If you haven’t read Kate Meader yet, you really need to get on it. Even in a book this short, the characters and their motivations were well-developed and clearly drawn, and nicely set the stage for the beginning of a new series that I cannot wait to check out.

I loved all of this. Every aspect of Ford and Addison’s story was so well done, and Addison is a heroine I want to hang out with. I want to grab a bottle (or 2) of wine and head over to her house and plan to either stay the night or Uber home because I’m not staying sober. She’s a plus-sized model who recognizes that she can’t model forever and is building a business to capitalize on her current popularity. She’s older than Ford, and it’s a non-issue. It comes up, Addison gives it some thought, it’s not ignored, but it’s not “A THING”. It just is the way it is.

And Ford – lordy. He was so sweet, so sexy, and completely set on making Addison see that he wanted her. And he did it without crossing the line into creepy or stalkery. There’s one aspect of Addy’s life that could have caused a lot of issues for Ford’s life, and he didn’t care. Maybe to a fault. He didn’t handle that as well as he could have, but he’s young. It’s understandable.

This book was a lot of fun. Kate Meader is so good at making me feel all the emotions while I’m reading her books. Ford had me laughing from the very beginning with his eavesdropping and dirty talk. And when these two got together, it was all explosive sexy times. The next book in the series, Irresistible You is up for pre-order, and trust me. When you finish this one, you’re going to want to go one-click that one right away.

About Kate Meader

Originally from Ireland, Kate cut her romance reader teeth on Maeve Binchy and Jilly Cooper novels, with some Mills & Boon 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.

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