Blog Tour: Hooked On You by Kate Meader

Violet Vasquez never met her biological father, so learning he left his beloved hockey franchise—the Chicago Rebels—to her is, well, unexpected. Flat broke and close to homeless, Violet is determined to make the most of this sudden opportunity. Except dear old dad set conditions that require she takes part in actually running the team with the half-sisters she barely knows. Working with these two strangers and overseeing a band of hockey-playing lugs is not on her agenda…until she lays eyes on the Rebels captain and knows she has to have him.

Bren St. James has been labeled a lot of things: the Puck Prince, Lord of the Ice, Hell’s Highlander...but it’s the latest tag that’s making headlines: washed-up alcoholic has-been. This season, getting his life back on track and winning the Cup are his only goals. With no time for relationships—except the fractured ones he needs to rebuild with his beautiful daughters—he’s finding it increasingly hard to ignore sexy, all-up-in-his-beard Violet Vasquez. And when he finds himself in need of a nanny just as the playoffs are starting, he’s faced with a temptation he could so easily get hooked on.

For two lost souls, there’s more on the line than just making the best of a bad situation… there might also be a shot at the biggest prize of all: love.

Review
Oh, I just love when Kate Meader released another hilarious yet romantic book. And she did with Hooked On You. I know every reader was definitely waiting for the broody yet sexy Highlander, Bren St James, and the free-spirited yet beautiful Violet to hook up and begin their story. Well, their story definitely begins and it is definitely a journey to read along.
The broody Highlander Bren St James definitely has a terrible past but he is overcoming it. We get a preview of his past and it is definitely sad and dark how he was before. But I definitely give him admiration when he decided to change his self and be better. It takes a lot to change oneself but it is best when you decides to do it for your self. And he is. His little girls notice too that they get to spend some time with him which is fantastic news but it also puts a strain on him since he will need a nanny to watch his children. And gets who get to be the nanny?
That’s right, it’s Violetbut it definitely brought some challenges. Violet is beautiful and intelligent woman that she knew right away that her so called sperm donor was not worth her time whatsoever. But things changed when she discover she had breast cancer that she decided to live a free-spirited life which she decided to input with her sisters since they are in the need of it. Some may say that she reckless or too carefree but she is not and that is something Bren St James learn when she starts watching his children.
At first, they struggle to work with each other since Bren St James is a little judging of Violet. So you will see some sparks argument with each other. But it is too entertaining to read that you will get some laugh in it. Over time, Bren St James realize how lovely and sweet Violet is. It’s just she only share it with people who she loves. They get to build their friendship but they also get closer too. Their love scenes are burning hot that your definitely going to blush of how hot they are together.
Nothing is ever easy when you are in a relationship. It’s going to take some time and commitment. And that’s what going to take with Bren St James and Violet. They may be some fired up but it’s all good. 
Hooked by You will bring so much laughter that you will be entertained all day while reading. It will also brings some hot scenes that you want Violet or Bren St James for yourself. 
Five Star!


Originally from Ireland, 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 (and heroes) who can match their men quip for quip. Visit her at KateMeader.com.

Excerpt
She blew out a breath that was half growl, picked up a can of Italian wedding soup, and examined the ingredient list like she was studying for a test. Why wasn’t she taking this opportunity to get under his skin using those taunts that tripped off her tongue like sensual ninja knives? 

“Have I offended you in some way, Violet?”

Keeping her chin dipped, she shook her head, but it was a shake of disbelief, not of disagreement with his question.

“Violet, look at me.”

Glittering eyes snapped to his, in them a flash of something—a visceral response to his demand—but it was gone so quickly that even the rewind called him a liar.

“Has something happened?”

“Look, St. James, you and I have never meshed, so we don’t need to pretend to get along. We just ran into each other at the store and you ‘saved’ me from the unseemly interest of a fellow shopper. ¡Maravilloso! ¡Gracias! Now you can take your steel buns and your sexy scowl off in the opposite direction.”

Color flagged her cheeks, making her olive skin glow. She was furious, and he still didn’t know why. He was also furious, and he had a better idea of the reason.

She’d changed the social contract. They’d been moseying along with her teasing and taunting and flirting, and him acting like it was the worst thing ever to happen to him. Like Violet’s attention was a fresh slice of hell, because in a way it was. She reminded him of everything he couldn’t have. She reminded him of the man he used to be. His body came alive around her, and alive was dangerous. Alive was the opposite of numb, and numb was his best defense against the demons whispering in his ear.

One drink won’t hurt. Thirst like yours can’t be quenched with anything but whiskey. 

If he allowed himself to want her, it was a slippery slope to succumbing to the demons at the door. Of course he couldn’t tell her this, so instead he latched on to her words.

“Steel buns?” There was also “sexy scowl,” but he figured he’d start with the ass stuff.

She rolled her eyes, then coasted those same eyes down his body, half hidden by the grocery cart. “As if you don’t know.”

“That I have an ass you could bounce a puck off of?” He twisted to check himself out. “S’pose I do, lass.”
She burst out laughing and muttered something in Spanish.

“What’s that?”

“Not for your ears, Scot.

One day she’d tell him. One day, he’d get it out of her, preferably while her body arched into his and his body drove into hers.



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