Sunday, February 26, 2017

Review: Pucked by Helena Hunting

Author: Helena Hunting
Series: Book 1 in the Pucked Series
Pages: 380 Pages
Genre: Contemporary Romance/Sports Romance (Hockey)
Published: May 3rd 2015 by Helena Hunting
Links: Goodreads // Amazon
Overall Rating: 5/5 wine glasses 

Plot Summary:

With a famous NHL player for a step-brother, Violet Hall is well acquainted with the playboy reputation many hockey stars come with. She’s smart enough to steer clear of those hot, well-built boys with unparalleled stamina. That is until she meets the legendary team captain—Alex Waters.

Violet isn’t interested in his pretty, beat-up face, or his rock-hard six-pack abs. But when Alex inadvertently obliterates Violet’s previous misapprehension regarding the inferior intellect of hockey players, he becomes more than just a hot body with a face to match.

In what can only be considered a complete lapse in judgment, Violet finds out just how good Alex is with the hockey stick in his pants. But what starts out as a one-night stand, quickly turns into something more. Post-night of orgasmic magic, Alex starts to call, and text, and e-mail and send extravagant—and quirky—gifts, making him difficult to ignore, and even more difficult not to like.

The problem is, the media portrays Alex as a total player, and Violet doesn’t want to be part of the game.

My thoughts:

I'll admit - I was hesitant to read Alex and Violet's story because I didn't really care for Violet's character in Pucked Over, but now I'm thinking it was because of how the narrator in the audible version read her because I fell in love with her and her non-filtered quirkiness. I also loved how sweet and persistent Alex was, you could tell he was not your average male lead from there very first interaction - he was strong and aggressive on the ice, but so so sweet, caring, and considerate with Violet. I loved their verbal interactions, how goofy and awkward they were with each other, and the gifts he sent were so over-the-top cute and unique.


Plot: 5/5
Characters: 5/5
Writing Style: 5/5
Overall Rating: 5/5

Final Thoughts:

While the books can be read as stand alone, I do recommend starting with Pucked and working your way through the series. In fact, I recommend binge reading the whole series. It's like the best stress relief/guilty pleasure - a sexy, laugh out loud, page turner with characters that will stick with you long after you finish their stories.

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