Roaring back from a life-threatening injury, he has the world at his skates as defenseman for his new team, the Chicago Rebels. Everyone adores his big personality, his on-ice talent, and his killer smile. Everyone but his prickly neighbor - or so he thinks. One chilly Christmas Eve, Theo will learn that maybe the girl next door isn't ...more
AUTHOR: Kate Meader
SERIES: Rookie Rebels #2
RELEASE DATE: December 10,2019
GENRE: Sports Romance
THEMES & TROPES: Surprise Pregnancy
RATING: 4 Stars
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Superglutes is a dreamboat. Theo was the best part of the book that had me laugh out loud and swoon all the way through. Kate Meader's heroes are always the most wonderful men. It's the heroines that sometimes give me a bit of a headache and this was the case with with mili...more
This would've been an easy story to keep light and focus on the I-want-you-b ...more
My hot hockey player neighbor is the most annoying man on the planet ... and I don't have a crush on him (okay, it's tiny, miniscule, not even worth talking about). But one sexy Santa visit, a plate of chicken parm, and a pair of dino-briefs later - don't ask - and we're celebrating the holidays horizontally. And that mistake leads to another: the pregnant kind. Oops.
My first surprise pregnancy romance! This was such a blast to write, especially because Theo "S ...more
I’m just going to need a minute to process all the ways I have fallen hopelessly, helplessly, wholeheartedly in love with Theo Kershaw.
Good. Gracious. This guy.
I mean, as if being a hunky hockey god with famously glorified superglutes wasn’t enough, he was also funny and sweet and so wonderfully steadfast in his feelings for Elle. He was the perfect balance of incorrigible flirt and swoonworthy romantic with just a smidge of growly alpha for good measure. He was perfection. Absolute per ...more
Elle was the polar opposite of Theo. Introverted, holding her feelings close to the heart, and kind of lost on what to do with her life. So what made them gel together? Elle c ...more
Theo and his sunshine stole every scene in The Good Guy but now we get to see all his sides and they’re all as perfect as his superglutes! The minute he saw Elle he was a goner, and secretly so was she, now after a very hot holiday hookup they have to figure out each other, their feelings, their families, parenting, and playoff hockey!
Instacrush is a perfect addition to the world of the Chicago Rebels and even gives us a chance to catch up with some old friend ...more
I fell in love with Theo in the previous Rebel Rookies book, and was so excited to get to know him better. If I were writing a "wanted" ad describing Theo, it would go something like this:
In search of an adorable goofball, who has fought his way back from devastating health issues. He must be sweet and big hearted, able cook, and adore his grandma. He should be willing to give his time and money to charitable causes, and be able steal my heart with his devilish grin.
After surviving a life-threatening injury, Theo developed a voracious appetite for life. He’s back on the ice better than before and his Instagram feed is full of fun and sexy material everyone loves. Except, his gorgeous and grumpy neighbor who’s shown him nothing but aloofness. ...more
Instacrush is a lighthearted, passionate rom-com featuring the private, feisty Elle who may or may not be secretly crushing on the heartthrob with the killer buns who lives next door, and the sexy, charismatic Theo who may be more of a thoughtful, sweet, standup guy than anyone gave him credit for.
The writing is witty and playful. The characters are charming, gregarious, and endearing. And the plot is the perfect combination of family, friendship, temptat ...more
Elle was discharged from the army and now is trying to find out what to do for the rest of her life (I think she is 26 years old). Meanwhile, she decided to stay in Chicago with her friend Levi Hunt (I didn't read it, but the first book is about him), a hockey player just like Theo. And yes, that's how she gets to know him, because he lives right across from th ...more
The beginning was very promising and I loved the chemistry and easy banter between Elle and Theo but then it ventured into a trope that I'm not particularly fond of (one-night-stand followed by an accidental pregnancy).
Moreover, I felt like there was a bit too much back-and-forth going on between Theo and Elle? At times it was as if I've been rereading the same argument over and over again.
Anyway, overall this book has been a fun experienc ...more
Basic math: one cinny roll of hockey player hero with fabulous glutes + one prickly, secretive heroine +cute ONS + surprise pregnancy = cute, if middle of the road, romance.
Theo Kershaw has been the easygoing, sweet guy with great hockey talent, but a brain aneurysm derailed his plans, ending up on the Chicago Rebels hockey team as a comeback kid. He’s adorable, the opposite of broody, and his sweetness is a contrast to Elle Butler’s cranky demeanor but I dig that. Speaking of, Theo’s been diggi ...more
I don’t always enjoy a secret baby story but this book is different in so many ways and unexpected and so good!
It has a bit of everything, from steamy moments to laugh out loud ones ( hint: T-Rex / dinosaur jokes that cracked me up until I had tears in my eyes) to angsty moments when there are some hard and difficult decisions to be made so that they can find that well-deserved h ...more
Theo Kershaw is a happy-go-lucky guy. He not only survived a brain aneurysm, but he's thrived, and found his way back to professional hockey again. He also has a sunny outlook, and his mind moves fast, as does his mouth. His new nickname is Superglutes, for his extraordinary backside, for which he struggles to buy pants that fit properly. But mostly, he's so happy to be alive that everything else is j ...more
Theo Kershaw is a lucky man. He’s lucky to be able to play a sport he loves. He’s lucky to have the friends that he has. He’s lucky to have a grandmother who adores him. But more importantly, Theo Kershaw is lucky to be alive. Two years ago while playing a hockey game in front of thousands, Theo suffered a ruptured aneurysm that should have killed him.
With his ...more
Elle isn’t even close to wrapping her mind around the situation she soon finds herself after giving into temptat ...more
Theo always been a larger-than-life man. It intrigues and annoy his new neighbor. Elle Butler spend 4 years in the army and is currently working as a bartender at a ...more
Theo "Superglutes" Kershaw went from lovable super pest to one amazing hero when this author started digging below his surface of charming mayhem. Theo kept a steady stream of surprises coming as he showed himself to be a man of substance and far from the superficial man he had been labeled by many. Elle Butler carried the world on her shoulders as she did everything she could to distance herself from her p ...more
Elle is intrigued by the hockey hottie.... but can’t let him see it....heaven knows his ego is big enough already!!😂 and god forbid she show him her softer side!! deep down she is struggling to remain indifferent to his charming ways. Until Christmas Eve when he manages to get thro ...more
Buddy read with Karin
I love this book so much! Theo is so upbeat and optimistic and Elle is his opposite, but she's trying to see the world through his eyes... It's also an unplanned pregnancy trope book and it's done so well! Ms. Meader can write anything and I will read it :) ...more
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Her expression was pitying. "Poor Superglutes, aren't you getting enough attention from your millions of Instagram followers? Is it lonely being adored by all your fans?"
"Very! All they see is this amazing body and gorgeous hair and beautiful cheekbones. Sure, I'm hilarious and great in bed, but do they appreciate it? Do you appreciate it?”
She was pouring wine and missed the glass.
"Can it," she grated.
"They're just abs, Elle-oh-Elle, and you claim to be so above it all."
She pushed a glass his way. "No one likes a braggart, Kershaw.”