So Over You by Kate Meader Review
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 by Kate Meader is the second novel in the Chicago Rebels series and my favorite to date. Vadim and Isobel have a history, one that was underwhelming for her and angering for him. Both would like to forget it but now not only is Isobel the co-owner of the hockey team he has been traded to but she is his skating coach in charge of getting him ice ready after an injury.
The complicated and painful history between these two made for some tense moments that only drove the desire they had for each other deeper. Their chemistry was off the charts and I fell hard for this rough on the outside Russian. His story had my heart melting and his love for his Bella was insurmountable. I loved it and in turn, came to love this career-driven woman who sometimes made choices I didn’t love but did them for reasons I completely understand.
This was a relatively easy read but the story was fun, sexy, and an overall joy to read. I really enjoyed it and I can’t wait for the next in the series.