Review~Pucked by Helen Hunting

Title: Pucked 
Author: Helena Hunting
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 380
Heat Level: 4 out of 4 flames
Overall Star Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Reviewed by Naughty Book Snitch Kay

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.

Review

I read all the amazing reviews for this book and couldn’t wait to read it. It started off with such promise but kind of fell flat for me.

Violet is the step sister of an NHL hockey player. She knows all about this breed of man whore. She’s also sworn to herself to steer clear since dating one of these types a while back. Alex is a teammate of her step brother. He’s grown tired of the puck bunny hook ups. He wants some more now. When he meets Violet, he wants to see where this mutual attraction goes.

I think my problem was that I never felt fully engaged with these two main characters. I liked them but I never loved them. The humor in this book is fantastic. I laughed out loud multiple times. The sex was great too. It just never totally clicked for me. I did think it was okay and probably will continue the series.
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