*I received a free copy of So Over You from Pocket Star via Edelweiss. This has in no way influenced my voluntary review, which is honest and unbiased *
Warning: This book includes mature content such as: sexual content, and/or drug and/or alcohol use, and/or violence.
Series: Chicago Rebels #2
Published by Pocket Star on 4 December 2017
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Three estranged sisters struggle to sustain their late father’s failing hockey franchise in Kate Meader’s sizzling Chicago Rebels series. In this second entry, middle sister Isobel is at a crossroads in her personal and professional lives. But both are about to get a significant boost with the addition of a domineering Russian powerhouse to the Rebels....
Isobel Chase knows hockey. She played NCAA, won Olympic silver, and made it thirty-seven minutes into the new National Women’s Hockey League before an injury sidelined her dreams. Those who can’t, coach, and a position as a skating consultant to her late father’s hockey franchise, the Chicago Rebels, seems like a perfect fit. Until she’s assigned her first job: the man who skated into her heart as a teen and relieved her of her pesky virginity. These days, left-winger Vadim Petrov is known as the Czar of Pleasure, a magnet for puck bunnies and the tabloids alike. But back then... let’s just say his inability to sink the puck left Isobel frustratingly scoreless.
Vadim has a first name that means “ruler,” and it doesn’t stop at his birth certificate. He dominates on the ice, the practice rink, and in the backseat of a limo. But a knee injury has produced a bad year, and bad years in the NHL don’t go unrewarded. His penance? To be traded to a troubled team where his personal coach is Isobel Chase, the woman who drove him wild years ago when they were hormonal teens. But apparently the feeling was not entirely mutual.
That Vadim might have failed to give Isobel the pleasure that was her right is intolerable, and he plans to make it up to her—one bone-melting orgasm at a time. After all, no player can perfect his game without a helluva lot of practice...
So Over You brought the feels big time! Both from Petrov and from Isobel, there was a lot on the line for them – professionally and personally.
I loved how So Over You showed a different aspect to hockey, with three estranged sisters having to direct their late father’s team, things have been rather tense of late. And Isobel knows her hockey, as she used to play in the past. She was so focused on her hockey she didn’t want anything to be in her way – not even the sexy hockey player she was falling for. That is – until he disappeared from her life.
The three sisters are finally starting to open up to each other a little bit, and that is one of my favorite parts on So Over You. Sharing the same father, but never really living together has not made them close. Now, though, from the grave, their father is doing his best to make them get to know each other. Both in some perverse way of still deciding for them, and, possible, because he did love his daughters and want them to have family.
Isobel took some great risks in So Over you, both professionally, personally and as a player. When things got heated up between her and Vadim once more, she wanted to flee. And at the same time, she really felt like she deserved some heat and passion in her life. Other members of the team made me want to punch them, so when Vadim went a bit overboard, I was totally cheering for him!
Isobel is my kind of female character. She is tough, but still very feminine. She is open-minded, strong, and knows what needs to be done to make the team successful.
Vadim is the typical stoic Russian hockey player. But there is much more to him than that, and I loved seeing all the different layers to his personality.
Violet is Isobel’s younger sister, and I am so very curious about her! She is the most secretive of the sisters, but also the one who seem to be most open-minded.
Harper is Isobel’s older sister, and she already has her book out Irresistible You. She was very much present here, too, and as I said above, I loved seeing the three sisters getting to know each other better.
Writing style :
So Over You is written in third person point of view, past tense, and mostly from Isobel’s perspective. I love how even her thoughts are a bit sarcastic at times, because her personality really shines through. All the time! There were some chapters from Vadim’s perspective too, and I enjoyed getting to know The Ruler much better.
All the feels. There was so much both from the past and the present that impacted So Over You, and I loved every part of it. There was hope, anguish, love, despair, happiness, sadness… You name the feeling, I probably felt it!
Violet looked like she belonged here with her fabulous gold bustier, a black band masquerading as a skirt, and lashings of ink adorning her gleaming olive skin. Really, she fit in anywhere that was cool and dangerous.
She turned and woosh! Sure, she didn’t need all that breath in her lungs anyway. Vadim Petrov sat on a chocolate velvet couch wearing a sharp suit, and icy stare, and a half-naked blonde.
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