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Kate Meader is an Irish Amercian USA Today bestselling author of sexy contemporary romance novels.

Born in Ireland, she has degrees in law (which she never uses), medieval history (which she uses slightly), and library science (which she definitely uses).

As someone who began writing way after crossing her thirtieth birthday, Kate is convinced that it’s never too late to pursue your dreams.

She first got introduced to the world of romance novels after reading books by Maeve Binchy and Jilly Cooper.

Kate currently lives with her husband in Chicago, where most of her novels are set.

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Genres: Contemporary , Romance

Ireland

Website: https://www.katemeader.com/

Chicago Rebels Books

  1. In Skates Trouble (2017)
  2. Irresistible You (2017)
  3. So Over You (2017)
  4. Undone by You (2018)
  5. Hooked on You (2018)

Hot in Chicago Books

  1. Rekindle the Flame (2015)
  2. Flirting with Fire (2015)
  3. Melting Point (2015)
  4. Playing with Fire (2015)
  5. Sparking the Fire (2016)
  6. Forever in Fire (2017)

Hot in the Kitchen Books

  1. Feel the Heat (2013)
  2. All Fired Up (2013)
  3. Hot and Bothered (2014)

Laws Of Attraction Books

  1. Down with Love (2018)
  2. Illegally Yours (2019)
  3. Then Came You (2019)

Rookie Rebels Books

  1. Good Guy (2019)
  2. Instacrush (2019)
  3. Man Down (2020)

Tall, Dark, and Texan Books

  1. Even The Score (2015)
  2. Taking the Score (2016)
  3. One Week to Score (2016)

Detailed book overview

Chicago Rebels Books

In Skates Trouble

Love is that last thing that Addison Williams was looking for when she caught an eavesdropping stranger on the opposite balcony of a hotel. Yet, she finds herself fancying some fun.

When her version of fun however quickly intensifies, Addison ends up battling against dark fantasies.

Ford "Killer" Callaghan, a decorated hockey player, hates himself for letting the sexy mystery woman, who left a lasting impression, disappear into the night.

He won’t stop until he finds her, even if uncovering her identity could mean the end of his pursuit.

From surprise kisses to one-night stands, can one forbidden encounter lead to a lifetime of happiness?

Author: Kate Meader
First Release: 2017
ISBN: 979-8686592186
Publisher: Independently published
Irresistible You

Soon after inheriting NHL team the Chicago Rebels following the death of her father, Harper Chase learns that changes need to be made if the team is to survive.

Determined to usher in a new era for the franchise, nothing will stand in her way—not even a sexy and arrogant veteran player.

Despite securing huge sponsorships and fans throughout his career, veteran hockey player Remy “Jinx” DuPre has never won the Stanley Cup.

This could however be his lucky year, given his impressive run of form.

So why is one deluded woman trying to ruin his one career goal that has eluded him?

He has a better chance of leading her to his bed than to the title.

Author: Kate Meader
First Release: 2017
Ebook: B01NCZOFMG
Publisher: Pocket Star
So Over You

When former hockey Olympic silver medalist Isobel Chase suffered a career-ending injury, she ventured into coaching and even got hired by her late father’s team, the Chicago Rebels.

No one however told her that her first assignment would bring her into contact with her first love, Vadim Petrov.

Playboy Vadim Petrov is quite gifted on the ice. A deadly knee injury has however hampered his progress this year.

Traded to a struggling team, Vadim is forced to work with the one woman who drove him crazy during his former years.

Given his failure to give her the satisfaction she deserved, Vadim is ready to make amends.

Practice certainly makes perfect.

Author: Kate Meader
First Release: 2017
Ebook: B06ZXWGRWG
Publisher: Pocket Star
Undone by You

Dante Moretti’s dream comes true when he is hired as the GM of the Chicago Rebels. He certainly has a few unkind words to anyone who thinks that he doesn’t deserve the role—none more so than his wickedly sexy star defenseman, Cade “Alamo” Burnett.

Despite being quite professional, Cade is finding it increasingly hard to avoid thinking about his seductive Italian boss.

Yes, their relationship is forbidden. But what is there to lose when no one finds out?

As their secret affair intensifies, the two must decide whether they’ll continue keeping their careers on the line, or risk it all and reap huge rewards.

Author: Kate Meader
First Release: 2018
Ebook: B074ZRHPGC
Publisher: Pocket Star
Hooked on You

Violet Vasquez never expected to inherit a hockey team, especially because she never knew her real father. Inheriting it however means running it alongside her half-sisters that she has never met.

These conditions seem too much to bear, until Violet meets the team’s dreamy captain.

A struggling alcoholic, Bren St. James is determined to make a fresh start this season. And what better way to crown it than by clinching the Cup?

Desperately in need of a nanny to look after his daughters ahead of the playoffs, he comes face-to-face with an irresistible temptation.

Will these two individuals take a chance on love?

Author: Kate Meader
First Release: 2018
Ebook: B0784PTVDL
Publisher: Pocket Star

Hot in Chicago Books

Rekindle the Flame

As a Chicago based firefighter, Beck Rivera has always wanted to emulate his celebrated foster father, Sean Dempsey.

He has also always been in love with his teenage crush, heiress Darcy Cochrane.

Loving her however meant letting her go—until an unexpected encounter during a holiday reunion brings them back together.

Darcy Cochrane, now a tattoo artist, could certainly do without the drama that comes with being in a relationship with her first love, Beck Rivera.

But given how gifted he is with his hands and lips, one more encounter wouldn’t hurt.

At least that’s what Darcy thought. And boy was she wrong…

Author: Kate Meader
First Release: 2015
Ebook: B00X4112S6
Publisher: Pocket Star
Flirting with Fire

PR expert Kinsey Taylor moves from San Francisco to Chicago to be with her fiancé, only for the successful career man to dump her for a more reassuring and “feminine” nurse.

Now appointed the press secretary to the mayor of Chicago, Kinsey vows off men and fully commits herself to her career.

Everything however changes when she crosses paths with the wickedly sexy firefighter, Luke Almeida.

Among the oldest of the Firefightin’ Dempsey foster siblings, Luke doesn’t lead by example when he gets into a bar fight with the Chicago PD.

And when Kinsey goes to Luke’s firehouse to confront him, the firefighter will remind her exactly who's boss.

Author: Kate Meader
First Release: 2015
Ebook: B00LD1OKG0
Publisher: Pocket Books
Melting Point

As a firefighter, Gage Simpson is living the dream. He has a great job, an amazing family, and an endless list of sexy guys looking to end up in his bed.

His easygoing attitude has helped him to not only overcome a disturbing past, but also avoid trouble.

There however won’t be any staying away from trouble when an inked and sinfully sexy chef crashes into his life.

Brady Smith is the complete opposite of fun.

So when Gage gracefully makes his way into his restaurant kitchen, the ex-Marine-cum-professional-chef is immediately drawn to him.

As tensions rise, will the two be able to differentiate between temporary lust and something promising?

Author: Kate Meader
First Release: 2015
Ebook: B00W061C6I
Publisher: Pocket Star
Playing with Fire

There’s nothing easy about being a female firefighter. Just ask Alexandra Dempsey.

If it isn’t her male colleagues looking down upon her, it’s their partners thinking that she’ll steal them.

So when she rescues Eli Cooper, the gorgeous mayor of Chicago, Alexandra hopes that she’ll earn her long-awaited respect. The mayor however has other plans.

Eli Cooper’s chances of being reelected are next to nothing, given his poor ratings.

So when a sexy firefighter saves his life, it resuscitates his campaign.

Their intense chemistry however can’t be anything more, as he is her boss.

But who says the rules can’t be broken?

Author: Kate Meader
First Release: 2015
Ebook: B00UDCI7Q4
Publisher: Pocket Books
Sparking the Fire

Molly Cade’s return to the big screen finally looks promising when she gets a chance to star as a strong and determined firefighter.

Wyatt Fox is the hot-headed resident at Engine Co. 6.

Desperate for something to preoccupy him as he recuperates from his most recent stunt, he receives a consulting gig on a local movie production.

To his surprise, he meets Molly Cade, the woman who shattered his heart into a thousand pieces in the Windy City.

Their story of an inextinguishable heroine crossing paths once again with a simmering hero isn’t scripted.

And when incandescent flames emerge, someone will assuredly get burned.

Author: Kate Meader
First Release: 2016
Ebook: B01CO34JS4
Publisher: Pocket Books
Forever in Fire

The Dempseys are foster siblings who all aspire to be like their celebrated firefighter foster father, Sean Dempsey.

One of the vital lessons he taught them is that fire is stronger than blood, and you should be there for the ones you love.

The foster siblings have committed their entire lives to the Chicago Fire Department.

A number of new developments have however emerged in this holiday short story.

For instance, who is going to tie the knot? Will another member be introduced into the family?

This book contains a number of spoilers for the whole series, and should as such be read last.

Author: Kate Meader
First Release: 2017
Ebook: B07822NF4K
Publisher: Kate Meader Books

Hot in the Kitchen Books

Feel the Heat

Despite her wishes to pursue an MFA, photographer Lili DeLuca spends every waking moment running her family’s Italian restaurant.

When celebrated British chef Jack Kilroy dares her father to a cooking competition, the timid Lili makes it her mission to seduce the sexy chef.

Her plan however fails terribly after a video of the two kissing goes viral.

Jack Kilroy is tired of people using him for his celebrity status.

So when he meets the gorgeous and unbothered Lili, it’s a breath of fresh air.

On the verge of launching his own TV cooking show, can Jack convince Lili to pursue her dreams and also heat up things in his kitchen?

Author: Kate Meader
First Release: 2013
ISBN: 978-1455575350
Publisher: Forever
All Fired Up

Cara DeLuca, a private events planner, is the embodiment of self-control, until she crosses paths with an irresistible temptation.

Youthful, wild and sexy, Irish pastry chef Shane Doyle just wants to have a great time in Sin City.

The only problem is that he ends up getting married to Cara.

Although Cara initially doesn’t want anything to do with their fraudulent marriage, she soon learns that that underneath Shane’s country boy attitude, lies the yin to her yang.

How can “not-mr-right” feel so right?

Will Cara and Shane annul their marriage or give forever a chance?

Author: Kate Meader
First Release: 2013
Ebook: B00HSV4IOI
Publisher: Forever
Hot and Bothered

Jules Kilroy may spend all her time on her baby boy, but now she’s finally ready to bring romance back into her life. Who better than her best friend, Taddeo DeLuca?

A complete package of Italian attraction, he is the only man who arises the sexual beast in her.

But given that Tad rejected her years ago, it’s a mistake that she is never repeating.

After years of struggling, Taddeo DeLuca has finally launched his wine bar. To top it all off, the adorable and supportive Jules has joined his staff.

Equally yearning for love, he joins an online dating platform.

Can their friendship ever transform to love?

Author: Kate Meader
First Release: 2014
Ebook: B00IU3GMT2
Publisher: Forever

Laws Of Attraction Books

Down with Love

Never forget the name Max Henderson if you ever get married.

I’ve learned a couple of lessons from the nature of my work: pre-nups are a must, the person you’ll marrying isn’t the one you’re divorcing, and never spend a lot of money on your wedding because it’s nothing but a waste of time.

Some people however never listen, like my brother who thinks he’ll live happily ever after.

Even worse is that their stunning wedding planned will be minting all the cash after this.

Charlie Love however isn’t like me.

And after one stolen kiss, I realize that I could be the one getting played.

Author: Kate Meader
First Release: 2018
Ebook: B077CR1HBQ
Publisher: Loveswept
Illegally Yours

My name is Lucas Wright and I’m strongly convinced that I offer you the best legal representation there is.

It doesn’t matter how good or bad you are, I’ll still represent you as long as you have the money.

I have a jerk of a client who wants to get divorced from his wife, who is Trinity Jones's sister.

Trinity however wants me not to represent him.

But that’s not going to happen. Not even our intense attraction will be enough to stop me from fulfilling my duty.

My job always comes before relationships—if only that were true.

Author: Kate Meader
First Release: 2019
Ebook: B07CR477W5
Publisher: Loveswept
Then Came You

Aubrey Gates is inarguably the sexiest divorce attorney in the Windy City.

And when our eyes lock on the battlefield, I realize just how much I crave for her.

The only problem is that Aubrey is my ex-wife: the woman who made me hate relationships.

She however needs a favor from me.

It seems Aubrey forgot to tell her beloved grandmother that we aren’t together anymore.

And now, the two of us are expected to show up arm-to-arm at her ninetieth birthday party—in Boston.

Although some tiny paper says that we aren’t an item anymore, I intend to make the most out of this experience.

Author: Kate Meader
First Release: 2019
Ebook: B07HDSPR7P
Publisher: Loveswept

Rookie Rebels Books

Good Guy

Levi Hunt is a fan favorite, having put off his NHL career in order to serve in the military.

Now a veteran, he is requested by his new Chicago Rebels bosses to work with the press. If only he knew that it would entail crossing paths with a sexy, familiar face.

Jordan Cooke is a lively and committed sports reporter. She is also the widow of Levi's best friend, and the two shared a kiss on the night of the burial.

With her career on the line, Jordan needs a huge story on the grouchiest and most handsome rookie in the league.

Will she deliver? Or lose her heart instead?

Author: Kate Meader
First Release: 2019
ISBN: 978-0998517827
Publisher: Kate Meader Books
Instacrush

Returning from a deadly injury, Theo Kershaw is ready to lead his new team, the Chicago Rebels, to glory.

He is a figure loved by everyone—except his irritable neighbor.

But one cold Christmas Eve, Theo will learn that his neighbor is far from a hater.

Elle Butler, a military veteran turned bartender, has a huge crush on her hockey neighbor.

Although she stalks his Instagram and steals glances at him whenever he is in her bar, Elle’s darkest fantasies should be nothing more, given her troubling past.

Fate however has other plans.

Surprise! Surprise! Pregnancy alert!

Author: Kate Meader
First Release: 2019
ISBN: 978-0998517858
Publisher: Kate Meader Books
Man Down

Gunnar Bond hasn’t been the same ever since he lost his wife and twins in a tragic road accident three years ago.

Quitting pro-hockey, he disappears and drowns his sorrow in liquor.

Lonely, he spends his days texting his deceased wife—until the day he receives a text back.

Unexpectedly left to take care of her young sister and a stubborn dog, both of whom she doesn’t know, Sadie Yates is on the verge of losing her mind.

Good thing she has text buddy who always has the rights words.

Finally in the same city, the two organize to meet up.

Will Sadie take a risk on a broken man?

Author: Kate Meader
First Release: 2020
ISBN: 978-0998517896
Publisher: Kate Meader Books

Tall, Dark, and Texan Books

Even The Score

Although Tess McKenzie performs in the Tenth Circle of Showbiz Hell, what the actress really wishes is to run her own theater.

Good thing Texas property mogul Hunter Dade is willing to fund her dreams—if only she pretends to be his fiancée.

The only problem is that Hunter is her archrival.

On the brink of securing a huge business deal, Hunter has to find someone to masquerade as his fiancée.

Although he has never let go of the fact that Tess ruined his wedding, their aggressive attitude soon turns into lust.

Can Tess ever emerge from this with her heart in one piece?

Author: Kate Meader
First Release: 2015
ISBN: 978-1943336791
Publisher: Entangled Publishing
Taking the Score

Emma Strickland is left without a penny thanks to clearing off her sister’s debts.

Desperate to pay the bills and look after her cat, she is forced to work on a second job as a waitress at a strip club; something that her controlling and sinfully sexy boss should never find out.

Although Texas magnate Brody Kane hired Emma Strickland purely on professional grounds, he can’t help but crave for her.

Things get more interesting when he takes a high-profile client to a city strip club, only to get the most dreadful lap dance from Emma.

Now Brody won’t rest until he uncovers all her secrets—and her clothes.

Author: Kate Meader
First Release: 2016
ISBN: 978-1682811108
Publisher: Entangled Publishing
One Week to Score

It should have been Olivia Kane’s big day, yet everything collapsed.

With shots prepared at the bar and a sexy stranger on the table, the only thing capable of ruining such a party is a towering and arrogant Texan who so happens to be her brother’s closest friend—the same guy who shattered her heart nearly a decade ago.

There is no way that Flynn Cross will let Liv get pleased by a stranger, not when he can offer that and more.

Flynn has a whole week to make her honeymoon unforgettable.

Their forbidden encounter is however just but the start…

Author: Kate Meader
First Release: 2016
ISBN: 978-1682812389
Publisher: Entangled Publishing