Title: Pucked Up
Series: The PUCKED Series Book 2
Author: Helena Hunting
Genre: Contemporary Romance / Sport
Release date: 25th October, 2015
PR: Nina Bocci
Miller “Buck” Butterson has been banging his way through life ever since a puck to the face fixed his messed up front teeth, and he was drafted into the NHL during his first year of college. After five years of deflecting goals on the ice and scoring them with puck bunnies across the Continental US and parts of Canada, Miller is ready for a girlfriend. A real girlfriend of the non-bunny variety. One he takes on dates and doesn’t jump into bed with after five seconds of conversation.
Miller thinks he’s found that woman in his teammate’s sister. Except, unlike Alex Waters, center, team captain and all round nice guy—who happens to be dating his step-sister—Miller’s manwhore reputation is well earned, and not blown out of proportion by the media. Beyond that minor detail, Miller doesn’t know the first thing about having a girlfriend. But he’s determined to make it happen.
What he doesn’t take into account is the amount of time and effort relationships require, or that constantly letting bunnies take selfies with him to post all over social media isn’t going to win him any points in the boyfriend department. Miller learns—not so quickly—that if he wants to make Sunshine “Sunny” Waters fall for him, he going to have to do a whole lot more than show her his stick skills in the bedroom.
Reviewed by Sarah Bookhooked.
After reading and absolutely loving Violet and Alex in Pucked, I was thrilled when Pucked up arrived on my Kindle.
This is Violet’s stepbrother, Miller ‘Buck’ Butterson and Alex’s sister, Sunny’s story. After reading Pucked and the way Vi portrayed Buck to be, I expected him to be this guy who he really wasn’t. Confusing, eh? Well, yes and no, but if you read Pucked book one first, this’ll help put everything into perspective. Buck is really sweet deep down, who after falling for Sunny, wants to try to reassure her that he isn’t that person the press and social media make him out to be. Gossip is rife; her listening to the opinions of others could put a spanner in the works. In other words, he wants her to believe and trust in him.
This story showed Buck’s more emotional side. How his Dyslexia affected his life and just what he was doing to help those less fortunate. This book didn’t have the same laugh out loud moments that Pucked had; nevertheless, it did make me chuckle with the more unfortunate comical situations that Buck found himself in. Some of the things he said and what went through his mind, made me crack up. The two following quotes were without a doubt, my favourites.
Buck: “Pfft. Waters couldn’t break my dick off if he tried. It’s made of straight magic, like a unicorn horn. Except not sharp. And made of flesh instead of whatever mythical substance unicorn horns are made of. But it’s unbreakable.”
Buck thinking out aloud: “Being the provider of the first big “O” gives me some power. It elevates my status. I’m the White Knight in the land of Orgasmia, wielding my magical sword of awesome.”
I was so frustrated with Sunny though. How she spent more time listening and believing everyone else rather than listening to what Buck had to say and not having faith in him, made me want to pull my hair out! But when these two were together…wow! Hot, hot, hot stuff!
But like I said, on the flip side, these two were so cute when they finally get things sorted out.
Buck: “You tired, sweets? You wanna go to sleep?”
Sunny: “No. I want you to love me.”
Buck: “You’re not tired of being loved yet?”
I loved the glimpses we got of Violet, Alex and the other characters we first met in Pucked. Violet is still as funny and entertaining as ever in the things she says and does! Overall, this follow up is an excellent compliment to the first book with a happily ever after. The storyline flows impeccably, the editing, faultless. So looking forward to reading book three and seeing who’s story is next.
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NYT and USA Today bestselling author of PUCKED, Helena Hunting lives on the outskirts of Toronto with her incredibly tolerant family and two moderately intolerant cats. She’s writes contemporary romance ranging from new adult angst to romantic sports comedy.