Monday, March 5, 2018

Undone by You by Kate Meader

USA Today bestselling author Kate Meader brings her signature “steamy sex scenes, colorful characters, and riveting dialogue” (RT Book Reviews) to this novella in the Chicago Rebels series, following the general manager of the Rebels as he scores with one of his players off the ice.

Dante Moretti has just landed his dream job: GM of the Chicago Rebels. And screw the haters who think there should be an asterisk next to his name because he’s the first out managing executive in pro hockey. He’s earned the right to be here and nothing will topple him off that perch—especially not an incredibly inconvenient attraction to his star defenseman, Cade “Alamo” Burnett. Cade has always been careful to keep his own desires on the down low, but his hot Italian boss proves to be a temptation he can’t resist. Sure, they both have so much to lose, but no one will ever know...

As Dante and Cade’s taboo affair heats up off the ice and their relationship gets more and more intense, they’ll have to decide: is love worth risking their careers? Or is this romance destined to be forever benched?

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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

Mary Jo☆☆☆☆
Who needs sleep when you have this gem sitting on your Kindle? I've been looking forward to this book since I finished the last one.

If there is one thing Ms. Meader can do, it’s write hot and steamy love stories and this one is no exception. However, it’s not the only thing she can do. She takes the reader on a journey, be it the beginning a new relationship, taking on a job where there's bound to be conflict, and the ultimate, how do you tell your parent that you're gay?

I think the reveal could have been shown in greater depth, but the emotions portrayed by all involved were genuine and accurate. The way that Cade's father not only listened to Dante but talked to him about Cade, is something that went along way to re-establishing the bond between two.

Everyone's life is a journey, and a lot of those steps are into the unknown, uncharted waters. However, with family beside you, the journey is a lot smoother. Family is not only what you are born into, it’s those you surround yourself with.

Avid Reader☆☆☆☆
M/M Sports romance
Triggers: Click HERE to see Avid Reader’s review on Goodreads for trigger warnings.

Cade is a great defenseman who loves hockey. He also knows that his secret needs to be kept in order to maintain his family life. When Cade's mom found out that he was gay, she didn't handle it well. Ever since, he's had a great relationship with his father and he doesn't want to change that. He and his dad are all they have left.

Dante is the only openly gay GM in the hockey league and he's worked through a lot to get where he is. While he's attracted to Cade, he also knows that the illusion of impropriety can make or break a career. He doesn't want to jeopardize where he is. Dante's parents are less than welcoming of his gay status, however, his siblings are okay with it.

When Cade and Dante start their affair, neither is really wanting forever. However, as you watch their relationship and attraction grow, you know that someone's feelings are going to get involved. Cade realizes that he can have everything he's ever wanted, but he first needs to come clean with his dad. Dante realizes that despite his position in the franchise, he too can have more than what he's hoped for.

The family dynamic on the team, between Dante and Cade, and between Cade and his dad are all woven together beautifully. I really liked how everyone communicated and stood up for each other. This book was full of emotion, conflict, and a resolution that wasn't too unbelievable.

This is the third book in the series – and the third I have awarded five stars – they really are just that good! I highly recommend that you read them in order. This one is set (in my mind) at the same time as the second book, as we get the reveal of that book in this one too. There are also more hints as to what book four will bring us, although we know many facets of Violet's life, so it will be extra special seeing how she also finds peace and love in her life.

Much has been made of the three sisters who inherit a NHL team when their father dies, and their choice of an openly gay GM gives them even more notoriety. This book deals with his romance... with a player. Given that two of the sisters also fall in love with members of the team, it is hardly surprising, but the plot is beautifully developed.

Dante, the GM and an ex-NHL player himself, is described as an extremely desirable man, so it is no real surprise to find that closeted Cade has been in lust with him since he was a teenager. That Cade finds the nerve to make a move is the start of a relationship that is utterly enchanting, incredibly hot, and inevitably messy and complicated. Ms. Meader leads us through the unfolding story in such a way that it is very difficult to not just keep turning the pages.

I highly recommend this series to you, especially if you enjoy sports romances, but really if you just enjoy a well written story! Thank you, Ms. Meader, and I do hope that you are busy writing Violet's story, as I cannot wait!

This is such a fabulous series! This time around, the focus is on the Rebels’ sexy general manager and the player who catches his attention. This is a steamy, sexy read. Dante is wonderful fantasy material and Cade’s laid-back Texas charm plays wonderfully against Dante’s stern professionalism.

Closeted hockey players are becoming a slightly tired m/m trope but the banter and chemistry between Dante and Cade make this feel fresh and fun. The hockey action is as exciting as always. In this story, time is running out for the team to make the playoffs and the tension is high. The Chase sisters are all present in this book and Cade’s relationship with Violet means that we finally get to see more of her and get to understand her a little bit better.

I’ve loved this series from the start and I’m so glad that the author chose to include an m/m story. And while Cade and Dante are crazy hot together, I think I might have enjoyed their friendship and emotional connection even more than the sex. This is a shorter story than others in the series, but both of these men are wonderfully complicated, and I loved every moment of their book.

Also Available in the Chicago Rebels Series

Book 1
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For reviews & more info, check out our stop on the Irresistible You Release Blitz.

Book 2
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For reviews & more info, check out our So Over You post.

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.

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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of Undone by You (Chicago Rebels #3) by Kate Meader to read and review.

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