Man Down

Man Down

I’ve been texting the wife I lost, the woman I loved beyond measure ... Now someone else has answered back.

Gunnar Bond is broken.

Three years ago, he lived through the car crash that took his wife and twins away from him—though “lived” barely describes his current state. Giving up professional hockey, going off grid, and drinking himself into oblivion are his coping mechanisms. Another is texting his dead wife about his days without her. Therapeutic? Doubtful. Crazy? Definitely. But those messages into the ether are virtually the only thing stopping him from spiraling to even darker places.

Until someone texts back …

Sadie Yates is losing it.

Suddenly guardian to a little sister she doesn’t know and a misbehaving hound she’d rather not know at all, she’s had to upend her (sort of) glamorous life in LA and move back to Chicago. The nanny has quit, the money’s running out, and her job is on the line. The last thing she needs is her sister’s hockey camp counselor, a judgmental Viking type, telling her she sucks at this parenting lark. Thank the goddess for her sweet, sensitive, and—fingers crossed—sexy text buddy who always knows the right thing to say. In the same city at last, they can finally see if their online chemistry is mirrored in real life. She just needs to set up a meeting …

A ruined man who claims to have used up all his love is surely a bad bet, but Sadie’s never been afraid of a challenge … even one that might shatter her heart into a million pieces.

Title:Man Down
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    Man Down Reviews

  • Kate Meader

    Are you ready for Gunnar, my most heartbroken (and heartbreaking) hero yet? This was a tough one to write and I actually cried while reading the last chapters and epilogue--which I never do! After 25 ...

  • Astrid - The Bookish Sweet Tooth

    TITLE: MAN DOWNAUTHOR: Kate MeaderSERIES: Rookie Rebels #3RELEASE DATE: July 28, 2020GENRE: Sports RomanceTHEMES & TROPES: Grief, LossRATING: 5 StarsCLIFFHANGER: NoREAD MY REVIEW ON THE BLOGI ha...

  • Dali

    There are books that are nice to read and then there are stories that you must. I LOVED this story. It pulls at the heartstrings with its raw vulnerability while mending wounds with patience, unde...

  • Bookgasms Book Blog

    Y'all I was just not prepared for this emotional ride.I mean, I read the blurb. And I've read the entire series so far. So I should have known, right?Nope.Kate Meader completely outdid herself with th...

  • Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews

    Man Down by Kate Meader is an incredibly well written and emotional story, but for me it was much too depressing during this crazy, awful time. I don’t fault Kate at all, it’s a good story but, I ...

  • Aly is so frigging bored

    I was lucky enough to win an ARC of this book from Ms Meader's facebook group. I read it all in a day and I'm not even sorry :DI was curious about Gunnar since the last book and he didn't disappoint. ...

  • A Klue

    Rating: 4.5 starsMan Down couldn’t be a more appropriate title here. Gunnar, the hero’s life was shot down three years ago, so he has good reason to still feel like a broken hearted man. I certain...

  • Kristina Birch

    Romance Reader Down! Y’all this book...whoa...Gunner and Sadie “meet” via text at a turning point in both their lives. Neither expected to feel the connection that they feel to one another; they...

  • Kimberly / Love Notes Book Blog

    3 stars. Man Down is the 3rd book in the Rookie Rebels series. I liked this book in parts, but I didn't completely love it. This book is Gunnar and Sadie's story. Gunnar is a pro hockey player on the ...

  • Jaime ~ Fiction Fangirls

    First...that cover though! 😍I knew going into this book that Gunnar’s story was going to be heartbreaking but as much as I thought I was prepared for it, I WAS NOT PREPARED FOR IT!! Kate Meader j...