Jock Wanted by Kate Meader

POV: 3rd Person Multi
POP: 38%
Tropes: Hockey Romance, Fake Relationship, Close Proximity, Age-Gap, Stern Brunch Daddy 
Series: Rookie Rebels Book 6 
Type of Series: Series of Standalone
Rate:  5/5 Stars
Release Date: June 14, 2022

This is a different fake relationship trope, and I couldn’t get enough of it.  Typically, the fake relationship in question leads to the hero and heroine falling in love.  But the fake relationship it a separate storyline and doesn’t involve the hero at all.  This is an extremely interesting direction to take this story.  Tara is looking to bag a hockey husband and is open and honest about that truth.  What she isn’t open and honest about is her motivation behind that choice. 

Hale is the GM of the hockey team and needs to clean up the reputation of one of his players.  Hence the fake dates between Tara and Dex.  Hale is attracted to Tara but doesn’t want to be.  Tara is attracted to Hale but has reservations about that.  But they truly connect on a level that neither of them are expecting.  Hale has hang-ups because of his past… and Tara as well.  

There is just so much that I could say about this book, but you truly just need to give it a read to get the full effect of the story.