Review: PUCKED by Helena Hunting

(Pucked #1)
by Helena Hunting

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.

I don’t know how to voice my concern about Violet Hall’s motormouth, spewing filthy words left and right. Oh, I’m not being prude nor righteous, I just wasn’t expecting this kind of woman when I finally got down to reading Pucked. Don’t get me wrong. I read a lot of female protagonists who were foul-mouthed and all, but Violet just got under my skin. Honestly, with a drunk Violet losing her sane mind in front of Alex Waters, I was floored. I stopped and caught my breath, and I gave myself space and time before I’d go tackle both Alex and Violet, and their immediate families and friends.

Reading this story was like spinning and twirling on ice, gliding with skates, anticipating incoming hurdles, and getting hooked until a goal is scored. Violet’s crazy unfiltered antics made the story quite riveting. Alex Waters, for all his efforts getting on his girl’s good side was commendable. Life was indeed better when they stick together, pun intended.

In the end, these are the words that came out of my mouth – WOW! Just wow!


The reason for the 3 stars rating – I eventually got cross-eyed for constantly rolling eyes everytime I see the words Beaver, MC or monster c*ck, cooter, mouth-f*ck*ng. Ugh!


The .5 rating is for Buck and Sunny – I want to read more of their impending love story. So I guess I’ll be reading the next book in the series.

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