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FOREPLAYER by Kate Meader

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?

Foreplayer (Rookie Rebels, #4) by Kate Meader
Series: Rookie Rebels #4
Published by Kate Meader LLC on December 29, 2020

Genres: 3 Flames: Rated R, Sports Romance

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I received a complimentary ARC from Author in exchange for an honest review.


FOREPLAYER by Kate Meader

Eileen's Thoughts

Mia and Cal’s love story in Foreplayer by Kate Meader, book four in the Rookie Rebels series, was an emotional, intriguing, sexy, enjoyable and brother’s best friend hockey romance.

Cal Foreman is focusing on hockey and taking a break from women and relationships after a public breakup and a viral post that named him as the one at fault. When Cal’s old friend and Chicago Rebels captain, Vadim Petrov, asks him to help train Vadim’s sister, Mia, he figures he can do a favor and get himself ready for the season with his new team. The problem is that Mia has additional lessons on her mind; something that would make her brother lock her in her room.

Hockey phenom and Olympic hopeful Mia Wallace wants help seducing the man of her dreams; a man who is definitely not Cal Foreman, the notorious playboy, thorn in her side, and her brother’s best friend. Surely a guy with his skill set can share a few tips on how she can attract her target, which makes Cal the perfect foreplayer.

Cal knows that Mia sees him as her warm-up act in her plan to win another man, but as they spend more time together, he wonders if that is enough for him. Cal wonders if he might not be able to convince Mia that he should be her dream guy, instead of some other guy who has yet to notice her.

The attraction between Cal and Mia is magnetic and their chemistry is off the charts. As these two work together on and off the ice, they begin to trust each other, being able to share their secrets; secrets that affected them emotionally and professionally.  Learning that maybe, yes maybe, they were perfect for each other; soul mates, team mates, lovers.


Ms. Meader wrote an emotional, amazing, burn the sheets, sports romance that should not be missed. She provided a tale rich with emotions, sizzling chemistry, sarcasm, revealing conversations, and endearing characters giving Cal and Mia a chance at closure with the past, love, and a future together. I highly recommend Foreplayer to other readers and look forward to the next book in this series.



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Reviewer: Eileen is a retired high school teacher who has loved reading all of her life and goes everywhere with a book. She enjoys reading Contemporary Romance, Historical Romance, Romantic Comedy, Romantic Suspense, Women’s Literature, YA, NA, Fiction, Historical Fiction, and Cozy Mysteries. She likes strong heroines, hot heroes and a story that draws her in, not letting go until the last page is turned. She lives in Minnesota with her husband, pup, and near her four adult children.


About Kate Meader

Kate Meader

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 or a fire hose, 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.

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One response to “FOREPLAYER by Kate Meader

  1. Pamela Conway

    *I received an arc from the author for an honest review.* Another amazing book by Kate Meader!! This is Rebel player, Cal Foreman & Mia Wallace’s (Vadim’s younger sister) book. Love these two & also the supporting characters!! Mia is training for the Olympics & Vadim suggests Cal training with Mia. Mia then asks Cal for advice on how to attract her crush & he agrees to help her. During this time they become friends (both sharing painful past experiences) & end up attracted to each other. Their friends to lovers story is funny, emotional & grabs your attention from the first page! They deserve their HEA & you will enjoy their journey. I highly recommend this book & series!!

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