REVIEW: Pucked Up by Helena Hunting

Title: Pucked Up

Author: Helena Hunting

Series: The Pucked Series, Book 2

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Rating: 5 Flames

Heat Rating: Explicit


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There is no denying Helena Hunting’s abilty to combine large doses of humor with a sexy, hot read. This book delivered everything that I expected and then some. I laughed out loud, felt angst, was hot under the collar and thoroughly entertained.

Buck Butterson is a poster boy for work hard, play hard. For a long time when he is not on the ice his main concern was who would be keeping his bed warm. What he was not expecting was Sunny Waters – sister of his team mate and his own step sisters boyfriend.

From the moment that they met, he knew she was different and his was a goner. But he has a reputation and he discovers that’s not an easy to thing to shake. Can Sunny see him for who he truly is and realise that he can change? Or will a leopard not be able to change his spots?

Oh my goodness, it has been a long time since I laughed so hard through a romance book. On more than one occassion I was not able to contain my laughter in public settings and garned some strange looks. Helena Hunting is an absolute genius at witty banter that borders on ridiculous and always highly inappropriate. It is a tightrope that she walks perfectly blending humor in a way that is not too over the top. I never felt that the humor was forced or included just for the sake of it.

The writing was flawless and the story flowed from page to page. I was glued to this book from the very first words and didn’t want it to end.

Man I loved Buck. Sure he was flawed and didn’t think things through very well at times while he navigated the new situation he found himself in with Sunny. But his heart was in the right place, even if his actions were stupid and ill thought out. I also loved that we got to live through his vulnerabilities that had previously been masked by his playboy behavior. His willingness to open up and accept his feelings when he was knocked sidewards by Sunny was surprisingly pleasent and refreshing. I love that he was flawed and made mistakes but his heart was always in the right place even as he failed in execution.

Yeh, without a doubt Sunny frustrated me at times. A lot of her actions could be attributed to the fact that she was slightly younger and a lot more sheltered and naive, she is heavily influenced by people in her life. It was when she decided to make her own decisions and come into her own character that she became more endearing to me. She brought her own brand of humor to this story with her antics, actions and words.

I was so glad that we still got to experience  Violet’s own brand of humor throughout this book still. She is such a loveable and instantly likeable character from the first book that it would have felt remiss without her.

The chemistry between this pair was off the charts. Helena does a great job of combining her trademark brand of humor with off the charts sex scenes between the pair. I never felt it was over the top or unnecessary. The heat between the pair complimented the storyline perfectly.

If you are looking for a book that lets you laugh out loud while getting all the traditional heat, tension and good times of a romance book then Pucked Up is for you. You won’t be disappointed with Helena’s brand of humor and love.

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Miller “Buck” Butterson has been banging his way through life ever since a puck to the face fixed his messed up front teeth. After five years in the NHL, deflecting goals on the ice and scoring them with puck bunnies, Miller has decided he’s ready for a girlfriend. A real, non-bunny girlfriend to take on dates, and not jump into bed with after five seconds of conversation.

Miller thinks he’s found that woman in his teammate’s sister. Except, unlike team captain and all-around nice guy Alex Waters—who happens to date his stepsister, Miller’s media reputation as a manwhore is well earned. Beyond that minor detail, Miller doesn’t know the first thing about relationships or the time and effort they require.

Miller learns—eventually—that if he wants to make Sunshine “Sunny” Waters fall for him, he’s going to have to do a whole lot more than show her his stick skills in the bedroom.

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Author Bio

Helena Hunting lives on the outskirts of Toronto with her incredibly tolerant family and two moderately intolerant cats. She’s putting her degree in English Lit to good use by writing contemporary erotic romance. She is the author of Clipped Wings, her debut novel, and Inked Armor.

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