Friday, February 24, 2017

Release Tour+Review: Pucked Off by Helena Hunting (Pucked, #5)

Pucked Off, an all-new emotional and sexy STANDALONE from Helena Hunting is LIVE!!

Pucked Off by Helena Hunting Genre: Contemporary Romance

Here is a little bit about Pucked Off
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Out February 21, 2017

***A Standalone novel in The Pucked Series***

I’m NHL defenseman Lance Romero, AKA Lance “Romance."

I’m notorious for parties and excess. I have the most penalty minutes in the league. I get into the most fights. I take the most hits. I’m a player on and off the ice. I’m the one women with no inhibitions want.

Not because I like the notoriety, but because I don’t know how to be any other way.

I have secrets. Ones I shared with the wrong person, and she used them against me. Sometimes she still does. I should cut ties. But she makes it difficult, because she’s the kind of bad I deserve.

At least that’s what I believed until someone from my past gets caught up in my present. She’s all the good things in this world. She lights up my dark.

I shouldn’t want her.

But I do. 

I should leave her alone.

But I won’t.

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Read from: February 11 to February 22, 2017

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Pucked Off is a quick read (it only took me longer because of work and personal issues), but you won't want to put it down.

Lance Romero has quite a reputation like many of his teammates had or have. Some of it is true, some of it isn't. Lance is a guy who has a lot of issues due to his past and it's probably why he can't let go of the one person he ought to. She is toxic and he knows it, but he can't seem to be able to refuse her. He tries as we can see in the book, but he always ends up back where he shouldn't. He doesn't believe he deserves anything good until he meets Poppy. From there, he works to become the kind of man she deserves. It's not perfect because he can't let go of the notion that he doesn't deserve her or happiness. He is broken and mending isn't an easy process.

Poppy's character is such a good person. She's a good heart and she doesn't mind going out of her way to help out someone. When Lance ends up on her massage table, she doesn't know how to react. He's the boy she crushed on in school, who broke her heart a year before and now he doesn't seem to remember her at all. As Lance pursue her, she tries a lot to remain unaffected by his presence and his attentions, but she realizes that it's a loss cause. I think it's even more harder for her to let go as he finally remembers her.

Lance and Poppy's relationship is slow coming. He's obviously trying his hardest to give her what she deserves, but she still has some reluctance; she doesn't want to get hurts. He opens up a lot more to her than he did to other people and yet, she feels he is still hiding so much from her and she doesn't know what to do with all of this. Throughout the whole book, Poppy tries to help Lance as much as he allows her to, but she's also aware that he needs to do his part to come to terms with his past.

Of course, we see characters from the previous books and you get to see where they are now. Lance's friendship with the guys will be tested during the book, especially with Miller. You can tell that the gap that occured as his friends are all starting to settle down and he continues to party. He still hangs out with them, but he can tell that something is different.

Overall, Helena Hunting's writing is as always entertaining, funny and sexy. You won't want to miss this new book in the Pucked series.

I was giving an advanced copy of this book in exchange of an honest review.

Armed with my clipboard, I walk down the hall to the waiting room. Lance is impossible to miss. Despite the fact that he’s wearing a sweatshirt and the hood is covering half of his face, he’s more than six feet of broad, hockey-playing man. 

He’s so wide his shoulders encroach on the chairs on either side, which would explain why no one is sitting next to him. He’s slouched down so his head rests on the back of the chair, and his hands are clasped in his lap, a baseball cap hanging off one knee. His lips, plush and soft—I know since I’ve had them on mine; it might have been a decade ago, but I remember it clearly—are parted. He looks like he’s asleep.

I clear my throat. “Lance Romero?” 

He doesn’t move.

Bernadette, the receptionist, gives me a meaningful look.

I clear my throat again and call his name a second time. He jolts awake and the hood falls back, exposing his face. It’s not in good shape. He has a black eye and bruises on his left cheek. There’s a fly bandage across one eyebrow.

Sadly, he’s still hot.

He blinks a few times, yawns, and smacks his lips, his tongue touching the split in the bottom one. His gaze sweeps the room and finally lands on me. Heat explodes in my cheeks and courses through my limbs, warming me from the inside out as he starts at my sneaker-clad feet and roams up over my yoga pants to my company-issued T-shirt before stopping at my face. I can’t look directly at him for more than a couple of seconds. I sincerely hope he doesn’t remember me. I cannot go there and also be professional. 

I’m sure the smile he gives me has melted many a panty off a slutty bunny. Mine stay right where they’re supposed to, wedged up my ass.

I force a polite, professional veneer. “I’m ready for you now.”

Complete set of Helena Hunting's PUCKED series autographed & personalized

About Helena Hunting

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. 

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