Series: Pucked #1
Published by Selfpublished on May 3, 2015
Genres: Adult, Comedy, Contemporary, Romance
Source: Kindle Purchase
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.
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!
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. 😉
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. 😉
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.
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?