Review: Pucked Over by Helena Hunting

Posted January 22, 2016 by collecto in 2016 Book Challenge, Blog Tour, Book Reviews, Books, Collage, Release day / 2 Comments

Review: Pucked Over by Helena HuntingPucked Over by Helena Hunting
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Published by Self Published on January 24th 2016
Genres: Erotica, Rom-Com, Romance
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Source: Nina Bocci, The Author
five-stars

Lily LeBlanc isn’t versed in the art of casual sex, but after seven years in an on-again, off-again relationship, she’s definitely willing to give it a shot. And who better to try it with than her best friend’s boyfriend’s best friend? What could possibly go wrong?

NHL player, Randy Ballistic, lives up to his last name on the ice and in the bedroom. His best friend and teammate has recently given up the puck bunnies and traded them in for a real girlfriend. And she just happens to have a seriously feisty, extra-hot best friend on the rebound. Randy’s more than happy to be Lily’s spring board back into the dating scene.

But casual sex is only casual until those pesky things called emotions get involved. Once that happens, someone’s bound to get pucked over.

We received this book/audiobook for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect our opinion of the book or the content of our review.

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Angy’s Book Review: 5 Million Perfect Stars

There are not enough stars in the universe for this book. When I read Pucked I was utterly obsessed with Alex .Then I read Pucked Up and Miller stole my heart. But not for a moment did I think that Randy, of Pucked Over, would totally own me. I mean, I knew I’d love him due to all the teasing of Helena in the Beaver’s Den, but Oh. My. Effing. God. Randy. Balls. Ballistic. Is. THE. BEST. OF. THEM. ALL. Seriously, he and Lily are amazing. I don’t know how Helena does it, but please never stop. Keep writing these sexy, funny romantic books–forever and ever, please!

Pucked Over focuses on Lily and Randy (who already met at Alex’ cabin back in Pucked Up). They had fun *WINK WINK* for the weekend, but due to some bunny misunderstanding, they parted ways on bad terms. Lucky for them, their best friends (Sunny and Miller) are in a relationship, so they ended up at the same event together and things got very interesting after that! Because they both seem to enjoy random bathroom hook-ups, they agreed to have fun–no dating and no strings attached–because: first Randy didn’t date and second, Lily just ended a long and awful relationship. So they decided to do “the sexing” because, hell, it sounded like the best idea. Plus the chemistry between them was CRAZY! What started as “let’s have sex every now and then when you are in Canada or I’m in Chicago” ended up being the most intense, sexy, funny and angsty relationship of the Pucked Series. You need to read it and see for yourself how their love story goes. But prepare yourself because you are about to #goBALListic with Pucked Over.  

Randy and Lily’s union was intense, sexy, defying, and most of all beautiful. Randy was sweet, caring, and insatiable. Lily was vulnerable but strong, funny and just as insatiable as Randy.  I loved how Randy pursued Lily relentlessly, but also gave her the space she needed. What I liked the most about him was that he respected her, protected her, and most of all, he cherished her with neither of them realizing it. They were so oblivious about their feelings but when they finally understood, or maybe the correct word is “accepted” what they felt for each other, it was so beautiful but equally painful.

I loved the development of these two characters. They weren’t broken but I hurt so much while reading about their pasts and with how they affected their present. Their relationships with their parents wasn’t easy either.  But, gladly, they had great friends who both supported and helped them see things through another’s eyes (especially Violet’s). I seriously love, love, love Violet. She always has something to say. And if she’s drunk, her words are….wiser *chuckles*

Overall, Pucked Over was PERFECTION! Helena’s writing is honestly refreshing, sexy, and of course so funny. The plot was well connected with the rest of the series and had the perfect amount of angst to make the story more interesting. The characters, all of them, were awesome. I loved reading more about Alex & Vi, Miller & Sunny, Darren & Carlene, Lance, Tash…  All of them are so freaking funny and I WANT TO BE THEIR FRIEND TOO! *cries* Anyway, this book was just as perfect as you can imagine. So, please go read it RIGHT AWAY!  

Note: This book counts for my Book Challenge 2016 as the book that was published in 2016

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Lisa’s Book Review: 5 stars

I remember the last time I was screwed over in a relationship. It was a horrible experience. In fact, it was one of the worst times of my young adult life. Thank God those days are over! And thank f*uck that reading Helena Hunting’s Pucked Over (aka F*cked Over) was a completely awesome experience. But I knew it would be…because it’s part of the Pucked Series and it’s Helena. In my literary mind, Helena can do no wrong. That’s right peeps! I’m in love—with Helena—and I don’t care who knows it!

Helena did us a solid with Pucked Over—it picks up right where Pucked Up (I have never written so many p’s in one sentence in my life!) left us. Miller, everyone’s favorite lovable yeti, organized an amazing charity event for a cause close to him and Sunny, Miller’s girlfriend and Alex’s sister, couldn’t be prouder. Alex and Violet, Miller’s stepsister and Alex’s teammate, are there heating up the rink with their explosive chemistry. Love me some Alex and Violet!! And then we’re thrown right into the stories of Lily and Randy.

** Now in Pucked Up, Randy and Lily had a mini tryst (f-U Benji) and I was hoping that that amazingly impromptu naughty behavior would continue in Pucked Over.  Let’s just say that I wasn’t disappointed. Not. At. All. **

Now the prospect of Lily and Randy having their own book intrigued me.

Lily’s personality really threw me in Pucked Up (PU). Honestly, I wasn’t a fan. Her angst seemed unwarranted and I wanted to punch her in the face for so many reasons—most of all for having a douche-bag boyfriend like Benji. But for all of Lily’s faults in PU, I grew to both love her and respect her immensely in Pucked Over. I admired her strength, her vulnerability and most of all her effortless sexuality.

And Randy Ballistic…Oh Randy! Oh Balls! As Miller’s best bud and good -natured sidekick in Pucked Up, Randy seemed like the best kind of bad boy that I love to read about. You know, a bad boy strong enough to live by his convictions (of being just a good–time-Charlie) but ready to rescue a needy girl from a bad situation. Randy is endearing, beautiful and Chivalrous. He’s perfect.

Pucked Over is perfection. Seriously, I didn’t think I could love two people on paper like I love Alex and Violet but Randy and Lily stole my heart. And in the process, I’ve learned that I should never underestimate Helena’s magical skills in writing amazing stories and unforgettable characters. Helena, you’re the shit. The. Shit.

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