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.
Worldbuilding: This story takes place back and forth between Chicago and Canada.
Characters: The main characters in this novel are Miller “Buck” Butterson and Sunshine “Sunny” Waters. Buck has never had a problem getting the ladies and if anything, he has run through dozens upon dozens of them like there is no tomorrow. But that all changes when he meets Sunny Waters. She is nothing like those puck bunnies that stalk his every move and he loves the way he feels when he is around her. But just because he is off the market doesn’t mean everybody else feels the same way. His reputation sabotages his new relationship at every turn and even as he tries his best to change, things always seem beyond his control. Can he convince Sunny he has changed? Or will he fall back into his old ways when this relationship proves to be more work than he bargained for?
Plot: This story was mainly about the romance between Miller and Sunny. But it also has some interesting subplots with secondary characters, that may or may not be setting up the next novel in the series.
Writing: This is told in first person point of view of Miller! I love that it was solely his point of view but at the same time I kind of wish I knew what was going through Sunny’s mind as well.
Curb Appeal: This cover is great! It’s different but still follows the same theme as the first novel and relates back to the story. The blurb sums up the story in a nutshell but definitely leaves out the funny juicy bits for the reader to find!
Ultimately: This story was a great follow up to the first novel! I’m really liking this athletic series and I can’t wait to see where the next novel is going to go! All in all, if you are in the mood for a hero who is in serious need of an image overhaul and a heroine who wants to be more than just a fling then come check out Pucked Up!!!!!
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