book reviews · books

Book Review: Pucked by Helena Hunting

Pucked by Helena Hunting 
Series: Pucked, #1
Genre: Contemporary | Romance
Age Range: Adult Audience
Format: eBook
Source: My Copy
Publication Date: May 3, 2015
Helena Hunting: Website | Twitter | Goodreads

With a famous NHL player for a stepbrother, Violet Hall is well acquainted with the playboy reputation of many a hockey star. So of course she isn’t interested in legendary team captain Alex Waters or his pretty, beat-up face and rock-hard six-pack abs. But when Alex inadvertently obliterates Violet’s misapprehension regarding the inferior intellect of hockey players, he becomes much more than just a hot body with the face to match. Suffering from a complete lapse in judgment, Violet discovers just how good Alex is with the hockey stick in his pants.

Violet believes her night of orgasmic magic with Alex is just that: one night. But Alex starts to call. And text. And email and send extravagant – and quirky – gifts. Suddenly he’s too difficult to ignore and nearly impossible 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.

This is book one of Pucked series. It has been in my kindle forever but sports romance is out of my comfort zone, so I’ll be hesitant to read it. I’m not into any sports, no matter how much my dad wishes. I wasn’t in love with Pucked but it sucked me into enough for me to not stop reading after I started it.

“Fine, you got me. I wasn’t sucking his dick. We were fucking each other’s mouths with our tongues. This is otherwise referred to as kissing, but mouth fucking sounds way dirtier, so I’m gonna go with that.”

Violet Hall knew hockey players are bad news. Her step brother was proof of that and she knew someone as hot as Alex Waters would definitely be bad news. I found Violet funny.

Alex is a Canadian hockey player. He knew Violet was different from the other girls. She didn’t just want to have sex with a hockey player and he liked that she read books.

I think I enjoyed the romance more because Alex wasn’t actually a manwhore and he made mistakes but it was always clear he really liked Violet and all of her weirdness. She was never a puck bunny for him and he was always worried about his reputation ruining what they had. It was so cute when he send her flowers and gifts. Violet sometimes ghosted Alex too quickly but she was just trying to protect her heart. She was just afraid of being played.

I didn’t really know what to think about Buck, Violet’s half brother. He was protective of her and really didn’t want her to even kiss Alex. But Buck also acted like he and Violet were a lot closer than they were.

All in all surprising read. I didn’t expect to like Pucker as much as I did. I wouldn’t scream at others to read this but I really enjoyed it. It’s funny, we got a weird female character, the hero actually did some groveling (which we need more in books!) and the romance was cute. What else do you need?

4 stars

2 thoughts on “Book Review: Pucked by Helena Hunting

  1. As someone who has read the whole Pucked series, I feel like it’s less about ice hockey and more of a way to connect people (via the ice hockey team) to have a million romance novels set in the same world. Which was really clever (until you get to the next generation’s book, and then it gets weird).


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s