Undone By You
Book 3, The Chicago Rebels Series
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USA TODAY bestselling author Kate Meader brings her signature “steamy sex scenes, colorful characters, and riveting dialogue” (RT Book Reviews) to this novella in the Chicago Rebels series, following the general manager of the Rebels as he scores with one of his players off the ice.
Dante Moretti has just landed his dream job: GM of the Chicago Rebels. And screw the haters who think there should be an asterisk next to his name because he’s the first out managing executive in pro hockey. He’s earned the right to be here and nothing will topple him off that perch—especially not an incredibly inconvenient attraction to his star defenseman, Cade “Alamo” Burnett. Cade has always been careful to keep his own desires on the down low, but his hot Italian boss proves to be a temptation he can’t resist. Sure, they both have so much to lose, but no one will ever know...
As Dante and Cade’s taboo affair heats up off the ice and their relationship gets more and more intense, they’ll have to decide: is love worth risking their careers? Or is this romance destined to be forever benched?
I love all the boundaries that are being smashed in the Chicago Rebels series by Kate Meader.
We have three sisters that inherited a failing hockey league. Their father daring them in his death to beat the odds of making the team a success with impossible restrictions. Something even he, a former pro hockey player couldn't do.
All sisters are proving to the masses that women can be just as good in a male dominated sport. Add in players on the team that come from diversified backgrounds who each bring a strength to the team that Harper recognized in them.
Then Kate brings us Undone By You. An m/m story of Dante, the first GM in hockey who's come out and Cade, one of the best defensive men who isn't ready to let the world know. Their relationship seems so impossible. Cade's pretending to date Violet. Dante is Cades boss.
I wasn't sure how the author was going to turn it all around in a novella no less, but she did it. For being on the lower page count, it never felt rushed. Every obstacle was addressed and conquered. We get to see Dante and Cade fall in love and be free to just be. I loved it!
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Brings the Heat!
This is my first M/M and I must admit that I wasn’t sure about reading this one, but I love Kate Meader’s style, and she once again pulled me in and just made this so entertaining, sexy, and oh so sweet. Another one of her stories that left me with a smile on my face and my heart happy.
I enjoyed Cade and Dante so much. I loved their flirting and the build of heat they had as they get to know each other, in a totally romantic way. I like how they were so cautious, but open with each other. Cade was so sweet and hot for Dante and had been for such a long time that he just doesn’t give up and is relentless with his pursuit of the reserved General Manager. There is some emotionally charged moments that are handled so well in this book that it made this so easy to enjoy and love every moment in this book.
I also enjoy getting an update on all their friends and the tie-ins from previous books. Love this series! Can’t wait for more of those sexy, hot and sweet Chicago Rebels.
I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
A hot addition to the series
Undone By You is the third full-length book in the Chicago Rebels series (there is prequel novella). You can read it as standalone but I do recommend reading the previous books since they kickass but the hockey lines up with the books. Undone By You starts off around the same time the second book started. It’s fun to see what was going on with these guys while Isobel and her man were starting their own relationship. Ok, anyway...
Dante was shocked to see one of his players in the exclusive gay club in downtown Chicago. Especially the one he had been avoiding since he became the New GM for the Chicago Rebels. He was attracted to Cade, the Texan cowboy who was also known as Alamo. He already had a target on his back being the first openly gay NHL GM, he didn’t need people talking about him checking out his players. He couldn’t go there. But, it looks like Cade had other plans for them. He might have been shocked to see Cade in the club but he was at heart attack level when the man came on to him.
Cade was good at hiding. He didn’t do relationships. He did one time hook-ups. He was twenty-three and not ready to come out as the first gay NHL player. So he hid. Only, he couldn’t hide anymore from Dante. He knew he was cute. He knew that from the posters hanging on his teenage self’s wall but seeing him in person? F- hot. In a suit? Nope. He couldn’t stay away, if he tried. He wanted him. Badly. He knew the risks. He only wanted one weekend with the man. Except...after one taste, he wanted more. Much more.
Dante and Cade’s relationship is complicated. Mainly because they couldn’t have a real one. It could only be about making each other feel good. That and talking about the coming out process. If that was what Cade wanted to do at some point during his career. They can have their hot nights but had to be cooled down when on the ice and in the office. Will they find a way to be together? Do they even want that? It’s not just about their sexual desires, it’s about their careers.
Overall...it’s a wonderful addition to the series! One I was waiting for. I just knew these two would get their own book and it was everything I was expecting and more. I have only read this series by Kate so I am not sure if this is her first M/M or not but either way...her writing in this genre was awesome! I loved the characters. Their story. The season. The love.
Cade looked over his shoulder, a cheeky grin teasing his lips. “Get a good look, boss?”
“Leave the orgasm, take the cannoli?”
“Innocence left the building a long time ago, borchia.”
- Category: Contemporary
- Published: Mar 05, 2018
- Publisher: Pocket Star
- Seller: Simon and Schuster Digital Sales Inc.
- Print Length: 195 Pages
- Language: English
- Series: Book 3, The Chicago Rebels Series