Can You Read a Series in a Month Review #1 ~ Pucked ~ Helena Hunting

Posted 11 November, 2019 by Brandee @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Challenges, Reviews / 3 Comments

Can You Read a Series in a Month Review #1 ~ Pucked ~ Helena HuntingPucked by Helena Hunting
Series: Pucked #1
Published by Selfpublished on May 3, 2015
Genres: Adult, Comedy, Contemporary, Romance
Pages: 380
Format: eBook
Source: Kindle Purchase
4.5 Stars

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.

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Oh golly was Pucked a lot of fun! I loved Violet! Her klutziness, her lack of filter…the things that came out of her mouth! LOL I adored Alex, too. His loyalty, his tenacity, his loving Violet for exactly who she is. I have a feeling I might fly through this series!


  • Characters
    Not only was I delighted with Violet and Alex but HHunting populated their story with an outstanding secondary cast. From Alex’s teammates to his parents and Vi’s step-brother, parents, and best friend – they all combined to better convey the character of Violet and Alex. The secondary characters also gave depth to the story. Plus, I’m eager to learn more about quite a few hockey players. 😉
  • Hockey!
    I have to admit to not knowing a whole lot about hockey. But HHunting described being on the ice as well as being in the locker room and the stands in such a detailed way. I’ve become a hockey fan by virtue of reading about it and I’m kinda wanting to become a Colorado Avalanche fan. 😉
  • Humor
    HHunting is one funny writer. Of course, it wasn’t all fun and games but the humor was central to the story and I appreciated it. Violet’s “yeti” jokes about her step-brother and her nicknames for Alex’s *ahem* member kept me in stitches.
  • Romance
    Violet wasn’t a one-night stand kinda girl and despite the rumors, Alex wasn’t a player, so it was sort of a foregone conclusion they’d work things out. They had hurdles to clear though and they felt genuine. The way their romance blossomed was fun and heartwarming.

On to book #2, Pucked Up!

Reading this book contributed to these challenges:

  • 19 Can You Read a Series in a Month?
Brandee @ (un)Conventional Bookworms

About Brandee @ (un)Conventional Bookworms

Brandee is a mom of 3 and a soon-to-be empty nester. She is also an avid reader, a genre omnivore, and a compulsive one-clicker - but she's in recovery. Besides being a reader, she's also a writer and hopes to divide the vast quantities of spare time she'll soon have between reading and finally publishing her first book.

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3 responses to “Can You Read a Series in a Month Review #1 ~ Pucked ~ Helena Hunting

  1. Sophia Rose

    Yay for your first challenge book being so fun that you’re raring to go after the rest of the series. 🙂 I want to read these at some point.

  2. What a win that the series you chose is starting so strong. I’m pretty sure this series is already on my TBR too! I know nothing about hockey, except what little I’ve learned from tv and movies, and that’s nothing useful. Curious to read her descriptions that made you contemplate fandom lol! Great review 🙂 {{HUGS}}

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