Tuesday 29 December 2020

Release day+Review+Giveaway: Foreplayer by Kate Meader

Kate Meader
(Rookie Rebels #4)
Publication date: December 29th 2020
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance

The next Rookie Rebels novel

Featuring Mia Wallace, Vadim Petrov’s sister!

She’s all grown up and ready to play . . .

She’s got game everywhere but the bedroom. Enter the player who knows exactly how to grade her curves . . .

After a very public breakup and a viral post that declares him the villain, power forward Cal Foreman is taking a timeout from women and relationships to focus on hockey. When Chicago Rebels captain and old friend, Vadim Petrov, “volunteers” him to help train Vadim’s sister Mia, Cal figures he can do a favor for a pal and get ready for the season with his new team. But the imperious Russian would slice a skate blade through Cal’s internal organs if he knew what lessons Mia really wants.

Yeah, not that kind of stickhandling.

Hockey phenom and Olympics hopeful Mia Wallace needs help seducing the man of her dreams. That man is most definitely not Cal Foreman: notorious playboy, thorn in her side, and her brother’s bestie. But surely a guy with his reputed skill set has a few tips on how she can nail her target—which makes him the perfect foreplayer.

Cal knows Mia sees him as merely the warm-up act in her grand plan to win another man, but as they spend more time together, he wonders if that’s enough.

If they could be more.

And if he could convince her he’s worthy of the starting line-up . . . in her heart?

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I’ve been reading Ms. Kate Meader’s books for years and  always love what she writes. This woman knows how to build compelling characters and a good story.

I’ve wanted to know more about Mia since she exploded onto the scene in Isobel’s and Vadim’s story(book 2 of the Chicago Rebels). She’s such a great character! She’s really honest, she’s funny and she sometimes(most times :D) doesn’t have a filter. I never know what’ll come out of her mouth. This story takes place years after she 1st made her appearance, life has dented her a bit, but Cal helps her gain her confidence back.

Callum "Cal" Foreman is known as one of the nicest guys in the NFL and this totally applies to his love life. He stays friends with all his exes, and I mean ALL of them. He hates rocking the boat so sometimes he manipulates events so he doesn’t have to act. Case in point: he makes his current fling break up with him at a wedding, and yes it’s really funny to read. He’s a genuinely nice guy, a great friend, with an aversion to opening up. He doesn’t stand a chance!

Mia and Cal start training together, her to get into the Olympics and him to get back from an injury. At her newest friend’s(Cal’s ex) urging Mia asks him to help her understand what men want, so she can conquer some guy she wants to date(and it really isn’t one of those “I’m asking for a friend” things). Cal is skeptical at first, but doesn’t see a problem with it in the end. They become friends, good friends and the vibes are getting off the charts!

I’m not telling you more because you definitely want to read this story. It’s a bit of the best friend little sister’s trope, and best friends to lovers and I liked that even though it has a bit of a “big misunderstanding” trope thrown in, it’s not overdone and more importantly, it’s resolved pretty quickly.

All of my favorite characters make an appearance, and unlike the other Rookie Rebels books, this one has a lot of Harper, Isobel and Vadim in in it, and a bit of Dante and Cade(they are so cute and hot together!) and a few of our rookie Rebels in as well.

I can’t wait to see what Ms Meader writes next! She’s on my auto-buy, beg for ARCs, do a spell to get it faster lists :D.



Author Bio:

Originally from Ireland, USA Today bestselling author Kate Meader cut her romance reader teeth on Maeve Binchy and Jilly Cooper novels, with some Harlequins thrown in for variety. Give her tales about brooding mill owners, oversexed equestrians, and men who can rock an apron, a fire hose, or a hockey stick, and she's there. Now based in Chicago, she writes sexy contemporary romance with alpha heroes and strong heroines who can match their men quip for quip.

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