Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Review: Pucked by Helena Hunting

Series: Pucked Book #1
Format: ebook
Rating: 2.5 Stars
How I Got It: Purchased
Genre: New Adult, Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Self-published

Synopsis courtesy of Goodreads

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

I’m going to be honest—this was a disappointment. There were some things I liked about it, but generally the characters were annoying and I felt the writing was immature. And the hockey parts felt under-researched.

Alex, the hero, was one of the better things. He was generally kind and nice. And not just to Violet. He was friendly to the other people/women in his life. This says a lot about his personality. Oh, and he was a big fan of consent which you just don’t see enough off.

But Violet pissed me off. She was very rude to her family and constantly over-reacted to things. God forbid she actually talk to Alex about something he does like a grown up. I rolled my eyes a lot during her chapters. And every time she talked about her beaver I cringed.

I was going to say more, but I don’t want to give more of my time to this. Although I may still read the next book because Buck seems OK and his relationship with Sunny might be cute.

Thanks for reading!

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