Series: Pucked #1
Author: Helena Hunting
Publication Date: May 3, 2015
Genre: New Adult Sports Contemporary Romance
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.
Helena first won my heart with Hayden in Clipped Wings -- LOL jk, it was the cupcakes -- and then The Librarian Principle, which was a perfect mix of spunk, hilarity, tension, forbidden-ness, and sexytimes. If I thought TLP was funny and dirty, Helena kicked it up a notch with Pucked. I don't know, maybe it was I was in a hockey-kick and needed more, but this was the perfect thing to fill my needs.
Fantasies aplenty here, folks. Locker room sex? Check. Unfortunately, it's not so sexy when your step-brother walks in. Talk about embarrassing...And rude. Yep, Buck, how very rude of you. At least they got off before he literally crashed the fun.
Oh man did Alex fuck up in the way you'd think when it comes to media hounding on a star players ass. I'm glad that Alex eventually realized his mistakes and went searched high and low, near and far to find a way to earn her forgiveness and win her back. And I'm also proud that Violet really made Alex work for it.
The humor in this book was quite...unique and...unconventional? I think that's the best I can explain it, but I think it's what had me busting out laughing so many times. The type of humor in Pucked may not be for everyone, but that's okay. It worked for me. It's what made it all the more organic, and we can all use a refresher.
I can't wait to read Buck's book next! Ready for the yeti.