Published by Helen Hunting on May 03, 2015
Genres: Contemporary, Hockey, Humor, Sports
Review Copy Provided By: Helen Hunting
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.
I was provided a review copy; this did not influence my opinion of the book.
If you are looking for steam, dirty talk and a bit of hilarity to boot, then read about Violet and Alex. With Pucked, Helena Hunting brings us a fun-filled, laughter-packed, romantic story of a hockey player with a womanizing reputation and an accountant who has sworn off men, or hockey players especially.
Told in a dual POV, the author shares with us Alex’s nerdy, soft side – which is swoon-worthy and lovable. Violet, I think has sworn men off for too long, because she seems a little obsessed with sex…
There was some miscommunication between the two, which could have been handled pretty easily, but perhaps Violet is quick to jump the gun and think negatively due to being jaded from her past relationship.
All-in-all, it was a fun, sexy read.
This is a standalone.