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Blog Tour Stop: Hooked On You by Kate Meader

by Kate Meader
Series: Chicago Rebels #4
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Sports Romance
Publisher: Pocket Star
Publication Date: May 7th 2018
Source: ARC for review
Rating: ★★★★

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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.

Kate Meader has been teasing us with Bren and Vi since Irresistible You and I'm so happy that their book is finally out so everyone can read and experience its greatness.

I've always loved Violet as a character. She's the fun, carefree one of the Chase sisters, and I love how wise she can be at times, especially in giving the much needed facts to her sisters in order to help them with the conflicts in their love lives. I'm glad that we got to know her more in this book, learn her backstory, and understand her beyond her flirty and fun persona. Bren is my type, so obviously I really like him. He's a recovering alcoholic, and in Hooked On You we learned more about his past and faults, and it wasn't pretty. I love his devotion to his daughters, he obviously loves them very much.

Bren and Violet's relationship throughout the series is mostly just Violet mercilessly teasing Bren whenever they're in the same room together, and Bren being all grumpy Scot and muttering under his breath, and then there's Bren giving every dude who flirts with Violet laser eyes, and it's just so fun to watch. In Hooked On You, we finally got interactions between them that were more than just banter, and I love them so much. The chemistry and sexual tension are so great (things Kate usually did very well), and I love the intimacy between Bren and Vi too. I love seeing them opening up to each other, Bren about his alcohol dependency and how he failed his daughters, and Violet about being the unwanted Chase daughter and her mother's behaviour. They just clicked. I've highlighted so many scenes of them just talking to each other.

I adore Bren's daughters, they really shined in this book and I love seeing them with Vi and Bren. The Ferris Bueller reenactment scene is perfect. And as usual, I love seeing the Rebels team again (I lowkey wish Erik got his own book) and the Chase sisters Harper and Iz. Also, my favourite ex-mayor and firefighter couple made their cameo in this book! I squealed like mad when they came out.

Overall, Hooked On You is the perfect ending to such a great series. I'm so happy with how it wrapped up. The epilogue made me cry. I can't believe this series is over.

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