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.
Worldbuilding: This story takes place in Chicago! I really liked how it talked about real hockey teams and places since it made the story seem more realistic.
Characters: The main characters in this novel are Violet Hall and Alex Waters. Violet can’t stand hockey players! If her stepbrother is anything to go by, all players are just that, big, slutty, man-whore players. But it doesn’t stop her from looking, and when she meets Alex Waters for the first time, she wants to do way more than just look. Unfortunately, she just can’t risk the heartbreak. But the more Alex comes around and doesn’t take no for an answer, the more her walls fall. Can she give Alex a real chance? Or will she wise up and get out before she gets hurt? Alex is a professional hockey player with a player reputation. But not all as it seems when it comes to finding out who the true Alex Waters is. And after meeting one of his team member’s sister, he wants to prove to her that he isn’t what the media portrays him to be. But she’s a tough nut to crack and with his agent breathing down his neck, this turns out to be one tricky relationship to navigate. But no other woman has ever made him feel this way and he will stop at nothing to have her in his life. Can he keep both sides of his life happy? Or will one have to give in order for the other to succeed?
Plot: This is your typical new adult romance but what makes it really shine is Violet’s humor! It also has to do with dealing with celebrity status while diving into a new relationship, professional hockey style.
Writing: This novel is written in first person points of view of Violet and Alex. I loved having both points of view because Violet always ran away with her imagination and Alex’s side of things helped balance out what was really happening.
Curb Appeal: The cover is so drool worthy, I instantly loved it! It’s good eye candy and represents the story! The blurb does give a lot away in terms of plot but also leaves out all the funny times to be had while reading the story!
Ultimately: I really enjoyed Violet’s quirky humor and how she had word vomit all the time! Alex was ended up being a great guy who was really sweet. All in all, this was a great start in the Pucked series and I can’t wait to read the other character’s stories! If you in the mood for a filthy mouthed heroine who is cool as hell and a hero who has met his match, then come check out Pucked!!!!
I couldn't have said that better myself! Reading is huge passion of mine. And I'm glad that books not only expand my world view but that they bring the wonderful people who created them into my life. You can always find me with a book and an eclectic mix of music on. I am a HEA junkie extraordinaire! I am a Beta reader, who loves helping authors bring their characters to life. As well as an avid romance reader (every and anything ;D) turned aspiring author.