Blogger Wife Chat Review: Pucked Over – Helena Hunting

Posted 27 November, 2019 by Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Challenges, Reviews / 5 Comments

Warning: This book includes mature content such as: sexual content, and/or drug and/or alcohol use, and/or violence.
Blogger Wife Chat Review: Pucked Over – Helena HuntingPucked Over by Helena Hunting
Series: Pucked #3
Published by Selfpublished on 22 January 2016
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Pages: 350
4 Stars

Lily LeBlanc isn’t versed in the art of casual sex, but after seven years in an on-again, off-again relationship, she’s definitely willing to give it a shot. And who better to try it with than her best friend’s boyfriend’s best friend? What could possibly go wrong? Nothing at all.

NHL player, Randy Ballistic, lives up to his last name on the ice and in the bedroom. His best friend and teammate has recently given up the puck bunnies and traded them in for a real girlfriend. And she just happens to have a seriously feisty, extra-hot best friend on the rebound. Randy’s more than happy to be Lily’s spring board back into the dating scene.

Casual sex is only casual until those pesky things called emotions get involved. Once that happens, someone’s bound to gets pucked over.

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Pucked Over is such a good play on words, but can we just start with all the hockey players’ names? I mean, I’m always waiting to see what it is, because it makes me laugh so hard. Randy Ballistic? It’s awesome, don’t you think?

Oh the titles, the names, the characters…this series has been so much fun all around! But yeah, Randy “Balls” Ballistic is the greatest name. And it fits him so well. 😉


Pucked Over was just as humorous and hot as the other Pucked books, and I really loved getting to know Lily better. What did you think of her? And the fact that she was also a sportswoman?

I loved getting to know Lily. She has some things in her past that would definitely give her reason to avoid hockey players. But there was also her ex – I don’t even have words strong enough to express my dislike of him and his treatment of Lily. She had to give up some dreams and she had some self-esteem issues but I connected with her. That she was an ice skater…I loved that. She knew about being an athlete and Randy was absolutely attracted to her skills and physique. 😉


When Lily was skating, Randy saw all that she could have done – losing out on the Olympics was hard for her – and he loved her skimpy skater outfits. What did you think of the fact that they had their love for the ice in common?

LOL I really liked that they had the ice in common. Lily was very talented and I can’t imagine how hard it was on her to give up her dreams of the Olympics because of money. But her skating talent and being an athlete gave her and Randy that much more of a connection. And I got to giggle over Randy dreaming about her in those little outfits. 😀


Do you think Lily felt a little ‘pucked over’ (I love the word play by the way!) because she couldn’t follow her dream? I loved that she still continued with her skating. And she continued to try to do better for herself. And they had their love for skating in common.

Oh, I absolutely think she felt pucked over. And I love the word play as well, wifey! 😉 I admired that she continued skating, even teaching other girls who had Olympic dreams. That’s resilience and it was beautiful.


One of the things I love the most with the Pucked series is the friendships! The hockeyplayers’ girlfriends get along really well. And they hang out when their guys are on the road. Plus, the boys didn’t necessarily get along at first, but they find common ground. Both because they play for the same team and because their girlfriends are also pretty close.

I love the friendships between all these characters! The dynamics between the hockey players has been entertaining and I’ve enjoyed seeing those who didn’t start out close become so. The girls are even more entertaining, I think. Especially Violet and Lily. 🙂 The friendships seem genuine and realistic between them all – I like that they have such a support network of others that are experiencing the same things.


I think HHunting is doing a great job with this series. Pucked Over was swoony at times. But I also loved all the humor and the word play. What’s your favorite part of this novel?

I’m having so much fun with this series! Each one has given something new. Pucked Over was definitely swoony, and funny. I think my favorite part is the dynamic between Randy and Lily. They both went into their fling saying it would be exactly that – a fling. But I think there was something there from the beginning and neither seemed to want to admit it. Their chemistry was SMOKING but they also genuinely enjoyed being together.


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