In Skates Trouble
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 ...more
In Skates Trouble is book #0.5 in the Chicago Rebels series by Kate Meader. This prequel was originally published as part of the Hot on Ice: A Hockey Romance Anthology. Now you can purchase it by itself. I have read two later books in this series and am now going back to read the ones I missed before I read the latest book.
Ford Callaghan is the star right winger for the cup winning New Orleans Cajun Rajuns. He is in Chicago to visit his family and is sitting out on the balcony in the dark when ...more
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Sitting on a balcony in a hotel in his hometown Chicago Ford Callaghan, star right winger of the Cajun Rajuns, overhears a spicy conversation between friends. One of the voices sounds familiar, the other one smokey and sexy.
Addy, a successful and famous plus-size model, is fascinated by their eavesdropper. After calling him out they share an explosive anonymous experience. Addy regrets that she will never see and get to know this man but ...more
This novella is initially being released as part of the Hot On Ice Anthology, and you can pre-order a copy here -
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In my humble opinion, In Skates Trouble is worth the cost of purchasing this box-set alone. The story between Ford and Addison didn’t really feel like a novella to me, it was well rounded the characters well developed, as well ...more
Fun, flirty, sexy and sweet!
Famous plus-sized model, Addison Williams wants to rebuild her independent life and career after her divorce and she’s in Chicago to focus on just that. She never could have predicted that the seductive eavesdropping voice from her next door hotel neighbor would go from one sexy faceless and nameless evening to adventurous shenanigans and then some.
NHL cup-winning right winger Ford Callahan didn’t tell his brother he ...more
The story started off so flirty and hot! I loved Addy and Ford. That first meeting and their connection and chemistry was off the charts! I love how they meet, how Ford moved them forward and how their relationship is explosive right from the start. Addy was a fantastic character. I love that Kate Meader always writes such a strong ...more
I had already read the first book in the series, Irresistible You (Harper/Remy) and was dying to back up and read the Prequel for Ford and Addy.
Ford Callaghan was a gorgeous twenty six year old that just won the Stanley Cup with the New Orleans Cajun Rajuns. On his tour home to Chicago with the cup, he met a sexy voice on an adjoining balcony in the dark of night. A voice he only knew as Addy.
Addison "Addy" Williams ...more
Problem is . . . now he can't forget her.
This sexy prequel to my Chicago Rebels hockey ...more
Not only is this a sports romance but a forbidden romance too. One woman recently separated from her husband. One man currently working for said ex husband. When the man stumbles across the conversation between women on a hotel balcony he ...more
I am so glad I remembered I had this on my Mountain o' Books! It's got hockey and a BBW heroine and I was in Romancelandia nirvana.
Ford (said hockey player) and Addy (fuller figured woman lingerie model) were sexy AF and entertaining as hell. They meet when Addy and her girlfriends are having a conversation on a hotel balcony and certain cunning....truths are shared, shall we say. Their immediate attraction is based on their voices and I found that sexy as all hell.
Addy's relatable ...more
Kate Meader is another of the authors I've wanted to read for a while. I saw she released a new book today which happens to be a spin-off of this series, so I decided to do this right and start with the Chicago Rebels books first. A novella is always a great way to see if I will like an author's writing and I do have to say, after reading In Skates Trouble, I throughly enjoyed it! I love me some hawt sportsman alpha and Ford did not disappoint. I loooooved him and Addy ...more
Book source: Kindle freebie.
Younger man older woman is one of my favorite tropes and Kate Meader has written a wonderful one.
If he wanted this woman, he was going to have to fight.
I absolutely adored Ford and how mature he was, that he wasn't a player who just wanted flings but was actually looking for something meaningful. Also I have a weakness for the name Ford which just made me love this big, dirty-talking and sexy hockey player even more. I also loved his confidence and how determined he was to have a...more
Sweet and raunchy. Smooth, flirt expert and dirty talking.
You can always count on this author for a steamy romance. While I admit there were too many sex scenes in this novella, I can't deny that it was pretty hot and I can't wait to get my hands on a copy of the first book.
Right winger for the New Orleans hockey's team Ford Callaghan is ready to let his player's days and the puck bunnies behind. He's searching for a relationship with more meaning. But it's sex that will bring famous curvy ...more
I read book 1 before this one so I already saw all the Sweetness and love that is Ford and Addy. Had I not seen that I wouldn't have believed the love in this one at all. Novellas are tricky, most times I feel like parts of the story are missing. Ford and Addy read like just lots of sex from their first meeting to the end. Yes he went to his boss about their relationship but that couldn't be considered such a sacrifice for true love when he really expected her ex to act like an adult not ...more
In Skates Trouble was a short, sweet and passionate read that didn't take me long to finish. I felt that the story was mostly physical (i.e. many steamy scenes, not much development), but I enjoyed it because I do like reading hot scenes once in a while - and in this book they were written particularly well with enough intensity.
She’d fallen in love with a man who risked it all to stoke the embers of desire created that first night and turn those sparks into flames of love. Who saw what she...more
But I read the ARC of Hooked on You this week and got to meet a lot of these characters. I adored Hooked on You and wanted to read the series.
This was somewhere between 3 and 4 stars. Too much sex - particularly so early in a relationship. I’m a slow-burn gal. On the other hand, there was plenty of romance and sweetness. Ford ...more
Addison & Ford don't meet in the typical kind of way. Nope, they meet because Ford eavesdrops on her get-together with friends in her hotel room. Feeling a little dangerous, both Ford and Addison find some spoken naughtiness on the balconies of each others room - never actually getting a glimpse at each other. But Ford is determined to find this mystery woman, but he isn't prepared ...more
Addison Williams: Famous plus-sized model who divorced 18 months prior from a controlling husband that owns the New Orleans NHL team and current boss to Ford. She’s relocating to Chicago to launch her ...more
Confession, I read and loved this series before realizing there was a prequel. After reading In Skates Trouble I'm reminded how much I enjoyed it and am tempted to start over and read it again...sigh.
This story had me in its grip from the first chapter. I was so intrigued by the idea of the couple connected in darkness, hearing but not seeing each other. Their voices created fantasies that had no chance of ...more
Loved In Skates Trouble!
The storyline was well written, the characters Ford "Killer" and Addison were likable, relatable and their chemistry was off the charts!
What a great start to the Chicago Rebels series!
Kate Meader is a very talented author who knows how to write engaging & entertaining storylines with strong, relatable characters that will entertain you from start to finish.
Can't wait for Harper and Remy's book next in Irresistible You
*Available in the charity anthology, ...more
Ford Callaghan is not the stereotypical meathead jock who's all brawn and no brains. He's very ...more
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.
I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
This prequel to the Chicago Rebels Series was originally published in A Hockey Romance Anthology. Though it is not needed to read this before reading book one, it’s a good peek of what this series has to offer.
In this installment, Addison and Ford met only by chance. Having an adjoining balcony gave them an edge to this sexy adventure but ...more
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